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25 Inspired Weekend Getaways in Asia

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12 Excellent Reasons to Visit Chengdu

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6 Little Shophouses All in a Row

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3 Oyster Bars Worth Shelling Out for in Bangkok

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5 Places to Please Your Fifth Taste

25 Inspired Weekend Getaways in Asia
April 2, 2014

Asia's cities are some of the most madcap and electric in the world, making them both energizing and, we admit it, exhausting. Luckily, you needn't travel more than four hours from so many of our metropolises to find fresh air, sea breeze, portals to time-past and great gathering spots for groups for friends. Here are some of our favorites.

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12 Excellent Reasons to Visit Chengdu
March 26, 2014

Chengdu is justly revered for its teahouses, comedic operas of derring-do, pandas and national parks, but it’s now coming into its own as an economic powerhouse, containing the world’s largest building, which doubles as a shopping complex and triples as a theme park. Story by Jim Algie
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6 Little Shophouses All in a Row
March 21, 2014

This hilly row of charming shop houses on the edge of Singapore’s Chinatown oozes class with a side of swagger. Melanie Lee ambles its sweet streets in search of the coolest places to eat sea urchin pudding, drink Asian-inpired cocktails and indulge in the ultimate spa experiences. more...

3 Oyster Bars Worth Shelling Out for in Bangkok
March 20, 2014

The City of Angels has an insatiable appetite for everyone’s favorite aphrodisiac. Here are three of our favorite places to indulge. By Diana Hubbell
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5 Places to Please Your Fifth Taste
March 19, 2014

Scott Haas tours Asia in search of the science confounding, flavor-astounding, taste-abounding sensation of umami.
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4 Trendy Spots to Sip an Espresso in Asia

Caffeine fiends have plenty of places to get their fix across Southeast Asia but these java joints stand out for brewing outstanding artisanal beans in style. By Diana Hubbell
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3 Restaurants in Beijing That Duck Tradition

Three restaurants in the Chinese capital are taking the age-old dish of Peking duck and giving it an ultra-modern makeover. By Gabrielle Jaffe.
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8 Must-See Spots in Taipei
February 10, 2014

Architect Arthur Huang, of leading sustainable design firm Miniwiz, guides you through the urban jungle of Taipei. By Lim Sio Hui
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8 Happening Spots by Bangkok's Riverside

Bangkok’s most happening few hundred meters, Phra Athit (“the sun”) Road is where hipsters and in-the-know flashpackers mingle. Sylvia Gavin checks out some great retro bars and eateries.
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10 Chinese New Year Traditions

Gallop into the Year of the Horse by observing these special rites at a time when ancient traditions hold sway, dragons dance, lions leap and the sky is an aurora borealis of pyrotechnics. By Jim Algie
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6 Top Southeast Asian Cookbooks
January 20, 2014

It's no secret that Asia boasts some of the world's most craveable cuisines. These cookbooks by our favorite chefs, food writers and bloggers offer meticulous instructions and gorgeous photographs to help you recreate the best dishes from your travels back in your own kitchen.
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5 Bars in Asia Drunk with History
December 16, 2013

If these walls could talk, oh the stories they would tell. Karryn Miller takes a look at hotel bars across Asia with history—places that have seen empires rise and fall, trends blossom and fade, and, through it all, are still the hot spots for a cocktail.
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5 Things to Do in Busan
January 13, 2014

South Korea’s second city is booming. Madeline Gressel checks out what makes Busan well worth a trip.
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4 Countries to Spend Your Christmas in Asia
December 18, 2013

Beyond its commercial value, Christianity’s holiest of holy days is well feted in a spirit sometimes religious and sometimes distilled. By Jim Algie
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5 Sights to See and Snap in Hyderabad
November 22, 2013

Karryn Miller rounds up the best site-seeing for a taste of the city’s varied history.
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7 Famous Films Shot in Thailand

20/11/2013

Top Movies From Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep to Ryan Gosling and Robin Williams, a galaxy of stars has shone in Thailand during shoots for these films, both wonderful and wretched.
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4 Thai Hotels That Blend Beautifully with Their Environs

November 18, 2013

Panoramic Thailand The landscape in Thailand is a glut of picture-perfect scenery. Here are four new hotels and resorts that take advantage of their surroundings. By Merritt Gurley
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