COUNTRY: CHINA

Thanyapura Resorts Brings Their World-Class Wellness Retreat to China

More than just the average resort. Nestled in the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand is the Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort. Known as a leading sports, health and wellness destination, this premier sports resort elevates the retreat experience by combining overall wellness with luxury resort living and Thai hospitality. With…

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Snapshot: Ski Resorts

Whether you’re a beginner hoping for a first ski experience, or an experienced skier looking for new destinations, here are some ski destinations that may not be on every major skier’s map. From new and unknown to those under-the-radar, here are some ski resorts you can explore.   PORTILLO, CHILE…

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Naxi Stronghold: Lijiang and Surrounds

Lijiang is a well-known destination for culture, with its maze of cobbled streets, rickety traditional buildings and canals. However, it’s not all about history, for there are more things to do in this time-locked place than just soaking up the atmosphere.     HOME OF THE NAXI Famed for its…

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Adventure Marathons

With a proliferation of marathons and themed runs worldwide, there seems to be a trend that combines scenic travel with a love of the race. These are just a small selection of adventure marathons around the world that combine cultural aspects and challenging runs.   COVERED BRIDGES HALF MARATHON, USA…

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Nature Through the Lens

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Andrew JK Tan / Mentorgraphy   About Andrew JK Tan, photographer “I am a very serious hobbyist and also a freelance photographer. I have been involved in photography for over 30 years now. I especially love shooting nature, sports, wildlife, landscapes, travel, portraiture and macro photography. In 2012…

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Beijing to Moscow: Trans-Mongolian Railway

An epic rail journey from Beijing to Moscow on the Trans-Mongolian Railway is as much about the journey as it is about the destination, and it’s not a stretch to say that it’s a lifetime travel dream for many. Covering a distance of 7,621km, this journey offers a glimpse into…

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Snapshot: Gorges

Gorges or canyons are art projects of fast-flowing rivers – carved over millennia, the water creates visual spectacles that are both breathtaking and unique. Ranging from arid gorges to lush canyons with fast-flowing rivers, these natural creations can be easily explored by foot, mountain bike or from the river. TODGHA…

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Snapshot: World’s Longest

Think you’ve checked off everything on your travel bucket list? Here’s one more for you to conquer— the ‘longest journeys’ in the world. From a 130m-long escalator ride to an upcoming non-stop 19-hour journey in the air, you can now stretch your grand odyssey out for as long as you…

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Coral Playground

Located just 14km off the southwest coast of Pingtung County, Xiao Liu Qiu (or Little Liu qiu) is a small coral island that’s known for its geological formations and pristine beaches. Visit during the quieter weekdays, and the island is a perfect couple’s getaway where you can swim with sea…

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Epic Rail Journey

As of 10 July 2018, Singapore is still expected to have a high-speed railway (HSR) link to Kuala Lumpur in 2026. The buzz about it is that the direct journey will take a mere 90 minutes from Jurong East to Kuala Lumpur – it beats flying to get there, if…

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Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

When the bitter winds of winter are ushered in, most of the world goes to sleep but in Harbin City, China, the landscape comes to life. Each year, it hosts one of the most extravagant winter festivals in the world, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.    …

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Prodigious Waterworlds

A closer look at water-based communities around the globe. PERHAPS USED to living on land, are you ready to test the waters? Here are societies, past and present, whose lives revolve around bodies of water. Islas Uros, Peru Forced off the shores by the Incas centuries ago, the Uros in…

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Best Cycling Routes in Asia

If you are tired of a typical holiday journey by the conventional modes of transport, this one’s for you. Travelling around a country by bike is conceivably a less common, but nonetheless worthwhile experience you should definitely consider. There’s something keenly different about hopping from destination to destination on a…

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Human Zoos: Tribal Tourism or Voyeurism?

Picture this. Every single day, new faces pass through your village. They gawk at your clothes and then try them on for a practised pose before the camera . They snap pictures of everything from the latrine to the sleep quarters to you going about your daily tasks in a…

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Within the Boundless Mystique of The Bund

Glitzy and glamourous, the “Paris of the East” is now China’s most populous city and a major international financial hub. Symbolic of that, is The Bund, a regal walkway on the west bank of the Huangpu River. Lined along the Bund is a whole row of colonial-era, international architecture, a…

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