Posts Tagged ‘southeast asia’

Southeast Asia’s Most Underrated Treasures

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful places to visit. There’s bustling Bangkok in the ‘Land of Smiles’; old Town Hoi An in Vietnam; as well as the white sand beaches of Boracay in the Philippines. But those are just three of the hundreds of ravishing…

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Tribes, Temples and Truce: Kanchanaburi Province

From the urban sprawl of Bangkok to white sandy beaches and clear blue seas in the south, many of Thailand’s major destinations like Krabi, Phuket and Samui, will already be extremely familiar to regional travellers. Then there’s the Kanchanaburi Province, that is well worth a visit for its rich culture,…

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North to South: Thailand’s Hidden Gems

When it comes to Thailand, many of us have probably been to some of its most famous sites – whether it’s Chiang Mai in the north, Bangkok in the central region, or Phuket in the southwest. However, there are other attractions beyond these famous sites that are worth exploring depending…

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Teapots to Tea House: Hiking Teapot Mountain

Taiwan is famously mountainous, with soaring ranges stretching all the way from the northern tip to the south. This means that no matter which city you choose to base yourself in, you won’t be more than an hour from the nearest mountain (and a great hike). In Taipei, for instance,…

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Islands Off The Beaten Track in Southeast Asia

One of the advantages of being in Singapore is the relatively easy access to thousands of tropical islands around the Southeast Asian region. As more and more visitors head to popular resort islands like Bali and Koh Samui, other lesser-known islands in the region are drawing visitors who prefer to…

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Faces of Borneo: Sabah

Sabah may be most famous as home to the tallest mountain in Malaysia, but those who venture further will discover that its landscape is extremely varied, offering experiences such as diving along its coastline, wildlife trekking in its virgin rainforests at conservation areas like the Maliau Basin and Danum Valley,…

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Short Break: Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, the capital and the second-largest city of Vietnam, is more than just a vibrant city steeped in history and culture, teeming with bustling roadside vendors and calming ancient pagodas. It is also the perfect base for an outdoor adventure, as it’s ideally positioned close to Ba Vi National Park,…

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Conquering the Cone: Climbing Rinjani

Mountain climbing is often the holy grail of adventure sports – think of the tiny frame of Kilian Jornet sprinting up and down the jagged peak of Mt Everest. It’s that exhilarating and terrifying blend of extreme weather and extreme physical exhaustion that ironically draws so many visitors to the…

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Why You Should Hike in the Philippines

Rich historical culture; delicious local cuisine; authentic Filipino hospitality; breathtaking nature; and great adventures – The Philippines has it all. When travellers think of the Philippines, the first thing that comes to mind would most probably be its 7,107 islands, the beautiful white-sand beaches and its crystal clear waters –…

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Durian: Is It Really The King of Fruits?

‘Tastes like heaven; smells like hell’ – this is how most people would describe durian, the ‘king of fruits’.  The durian war still continues until today with people either absolutely loving the fruit or despising it with a passion. Durians are so notorious for its smell that it is banned…

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