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  • Eat, see and shop in Seoul

    January 16, 2015 2:34 AM 43

    Two statute of Sejong the Great, the fourth king of Joseon can be seen at Gwanghwamun Square. — January 16, 2015.Whenever Korea is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is probably K-pop, followed by kimchi. However, Seoul, the capital city of South Korea with a population of more than 10 million, is also rich in culture, traditions and a haven

  • London, Santiago and Paris top list of trending destinations 2015

    January 15, 2015 4:17 AM 39

    While perennial favourite London tops a new list of trending destinations in 2015, countries like New Zealand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Croatia are also seeing a noticeable increase in demand. That’s according to 800 consultants at American Express Travel, who chimed in for a report on the travel habits of North American consumers. While the top 10 list is filled

  • Cat museum opens in Singapore

    January 10, 2015 9:32 AM 55

    A screengrab of the website for Singapore's new Cat Museum, which is located on 8 Purvis Street.Singapore's first cat museum, Lion City Kitty, was officially opened yesterday. Set up in collaboration with Singapore's Cat Welfare Society, the three-storey museum is housed in a heritage shophouse on along Purvis Street to pay tribute to local cats that came here with the forefathers

  • Cuba ain’t ready for mass tourism

    January 10, 2015 12:38 AM 45

    A cyclist in downtown Havana. From bus drivers to bartenders and ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States says it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island. – Reuters pic, January 10, 2015. Salsa music and cigar smoke swirl round the grand courtyard of Havana's famous

  • The top 20 airports and airlines that will have you arrive on time

    January 9, 2015 12:47 AM 62

    Get to your travel destination on time with airBaltic. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 9, 2015.Flying the flagship carrier of Latvia and transiting through Munich Airport is the best way to ensure your on-time arrival, suggest the results of a new report that ranks the best carriers and airports for punctuality. In the OAG Punctuality League 2014 report

  • NatGeo launches private expeditions and portfolio of lodges

    January 8, 2015 5:26 AM 41

    Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada is among one of NatGeo's Unique Lodges of the World. — AFP pic, 8 January, 2015.Thatched bungalows in the rainforest of Costa Rica and luxurious tents in the Australian Outback are among some of the properties chosen to form National Geographic’s new collection of boutique hotels and lodges. Launched as the National

  • Japan, most popular travel destination among Asians

    January 8, 2015 12:53 AM 59

    The cityscape of Tokyo, Japan, with Mt Fuji in the background. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 8, 2015.Japan has emerged the most popular vacation destination in 2015 for travellers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China in a poll of travel habits in Asia-Pacific. In a new survey by Travelzoo, which publishes travel deals around the world, 56% of Taiwanese

  • A glimpse of Tibet in southern India

    January 6, 2015 6:34 AM 45

    A Tibetan Buddhist monk walks in front of the Golden Temple inside the Nyingmapa Monastery in Bylakuppe, southwest of Bengaluru, previously known as Bangalore, December 4, 2014. The settlement came up on land set aside for refugees after Tibet's Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959. While the spiritual leader stays in the hill resort of Dharamsala

  • Toronto named top Canadian city to visit in 2015

    January 6, 2015 1:38 AM 27

    Toronto will be thrown into the international spotlight this year when it hosts the Pan Am Games in July, billed as the biggest multi-sport event to be held in Canada. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 6, 2015.As host to a major international sporting event in 2015, Toronto – the city that other Canadian cities love to hate – has been named the top Canadian

  • World’s most expensive holiday sold to unnamed Chinese man

    April 22, 2013 11:24 PM 23

    UNESCO site Taj Mahal will be part of the ‘world’s most expensive holiday package’. — Picture courtesy of shutterstock.comLONDON, April 23 — A luxury vacation package costing US$1.5 million (RM4.5 million), dubbed “the world’s most expensive holiday,” has been sold to an unnamed Chinese man. The luxury holiday takes in all of UNESCO’s spectacular 962 World