Travel

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Travelling to the Finnish line

2010-02-14 THE writer, on his business travels, searches for something new beyond the tried and tested. My notions of Finland once tended towards snowy weather, saunas and mobile phones. So when I finally got the chance to travel to Helsinki for a business...

Explore Vancouver's ethnic diversity

2010-02-14 WITH its colorful ornamental gate, traditional garden and old-Shanghai-style street lamps, a small section of Vancouver lays claim to the title of Chinatown.However, it's the nearby suburb of Richmond that acts like it.Home to one-sixth of Vancouver...

Sunday, 7 February 2010

World's top experience for thrill-seekers

2010-02-07 TAKE a deep breath, get strapped in and feel the buzz. Travel guide Lonely Planet, brings you the thrill-seekers' list, from its 1,000 Ultimate Experiences book. This list is not endorsed by Reuters.1. Big Shot ride, Las Vegas, USAThis ride, atop...

On a 48-hour scenic trip to Aceh

2010-02-07 br /> BANDA ACEH, the northwestern tip of Sumatra island ravaged by the Indian Ocean Tsunami five years ago, has bounced back, and is increasingly becoming a tourist destination.Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the...

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Top 10 holiday destinations for 2010: Gate One Travel

2010-01-31 FOR those wondering where to go this year, US-based travel company Gate One Travel has come up with a list of what it believes will be 2010's top holiday destinations.1. ItalyFrom the hills of Tuscany to the ruins of Rome, Italy is known for its...

7-day rendezvous in scenic Korea

2010-01-31 IN NOVEMBER 2009, I represented Brunei to join a group of thirty journalists from Asean member countries on a visit to South Korea as part of the Republic of Korea (ROK)-Asean Media People's Exchange Program.The programme highlighted the 20th...

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Indian Ocean isles eye tourism rebound in 2010

2010-01-24 THE Indian Ocean's luxury island destinations eye a tourism rebound in 2010 after receipts fell sharply last year despite better than expected arrival numbers.The azure waters and palm-fringed beaches of Mauritius and the Seychelles may be among the...

Website names top 10 tech savvy hotels

2010-01-24 THE days when high-tech rooms for hotels meant adding a kettle and alarm clock are long gone, with hotels realising guests want far more wizardry in their rooms.Men's website AskMen.com (http://www.aksmen.com) has come up with a list of the top 10...

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Pedal your way to the top 10 bike-friendly cities

2010-01-17 WITH fuel costs soaring and environmental conservation in vogue, the bicycle is making a comeback in many cities, becoming a major part of urban transportation plans. AskMen.com has come up with a list of the world's top most bicycle-friendly...

Brunei's secret underwater garden

2010-01-17 WITH the Heart of Borneo initiative being the talk of the town and more attention being paid to the plight of deforestation and sustainability, very few would take a literal dive into the big blue yonder and realise that the underwater world is also...

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Travel website names top 10 islands off the beaten track

2010-01-10 AFTER a frenzy of family activities over the holidays, peace and solitude is a dream for many people. Upscale travel website Jetsetter (http://www.jetsetter.com) has come up with a list of the world's top 10 islands off the beaten track. This list...

Kayaking on Thailand's hidden lagoons

2010-01-10 LYING back in the kayak, I tried to follow my guide's instructions to make myself as horizontal as possible while he propelled our two-man boat into the mouth of the sea cave and through a narrow tunnel."OK, now turn on your torch," Olay...

Sunday, 3 January 2010

For natural splendour, see Mae Chaem

2010-01-03 IN THE still of the turn of the season, the rice fields are golden against the green hills, and the temple murals tell storiesThere are places with a special magic, and the mystique of Mae Chaem in Chiang Mai begins with its unforgettable serenity....

Strolling through the streets of Vientiane

2010-01-03 VIENTIANE is best described as a natural beautiful city yet untouched by the commercialisation of tourism. It is here in this capital city of Laos that one would appreciate the heritage and culture of the people of Laos. Surrounded by its neighbours...

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Airlines, airport services continue to change to suit travellers' needs

2009-12-27 HAVEN'T flown for quite some time? Be prepared. Things have changed.Airlines continued to adjust to the tough economy. There are even fewer planes in service, and that can make rebooking after a cancellation tougher.Higher bag fees and new charges...

Travellers seek 2010 top destinations

2009-12-27 FORECASTS for 2010 predict that more people will be travelling, but the numbers remain well below what they were before the recession. Still, for people who can afford to get away, interesting events will be drawing visitors to destinations around...

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Scootering around picturesque Goa

2009-12-20 A SMALL state on India's Western coast, Goa boasts of quaint Portuguese colonial charm, sun-kissed beaches and great seafood.Goa is also favorite haunt for domestic and international travellers, and Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help...

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Climate-conscious Copenhagen in 48 hours

2009-12-13 GOT 48 hours to spare in the Danish capital of Copenhagen amid the world leaders, scientists, demonstrators and sceptics in town this December to discuss measures for confronting global climate change?Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help...

Lonely Planets lists Top 10 places to savour ideal cup of tea

2009-12-13 FANCY a cuppa? From highbrow salons to highland plantations, Lonely Planet lists the world's best places to have a cup of tea in its "1,000 Ultimate Experiences" guide. This list is not endorsed by Reuters.1. London, EnglandLadies, don...

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Seoul-searching in 48 hours

2009-12-06 SOUTH KOREA'S frenetic capital lends itself to many things such as round-the-clock dining, soaking up the country's rich, tumultuous history, or watching cutting-edge technology in action.Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get...

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