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Travel Guide to Palawan, Philippines

Travel Guide to Palawan, Philippines

Palawan is an island province located in the south-west corner of the Philippines. The province, which is named after its largest island, the long and narrow Palawan Island also encompasses several smaller islands, like Busuanga, Culion, Cuyo, the Cagayan and Coron islands. These islands are renowned for their stunning natural beauty and feature numerous shimmering(…)

Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok by Train

Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok by Train

Overland Southeast Asia is always a perennial feature on any bucket list and is pretty much tailor-made for slow travel by train. Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore is a well-trodden path but is definitely best explored on the rails with not a single soulless airport lounge or freeway traffic jam in sight; something hard-pressed families can truly appreciate. This(…)

Travel Guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Travel Guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand and a renowned cultural epicenter. The name Chaing Mai translates as ‘New City,’ though this city located 700 kms north of Bangkok, is in fact older than the Thai capital. Chiang Mai was founded on the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River(…)

Travel Guide to Koh Samui, Thailand

Travel Guide to Koh Samui, Thailand

The island of Koh Samui is situated 84km (52 miles) off the east coast of Thailand in the Gulf of Thailand, near the mainland town of Surat Thani. Renowned as a sun lover’s paradise, Koh Samui, is Thailand’s third largest resort and today rivals Phuket as one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. Koh(…)

Travel Guide to Penang, Malaysia

Travel Guide to Penang, Malaysia

Penang is an island state in Malaysia, which is located on the country’s northwestern coast, by the Strait of Malacca. Penang’s history dates back to the 15th century and it is believed to have originated as a remote backwater, inhabited by a small community of Malays and Southern Indian merchants. It is said that Penang(…)

Travel Guide to Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Travel Guide to Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Saom, is a province located in southwest Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand. The town of Sihanoukville, which is the capital of the province, was established in 1955 and is Cambodia’s main deep-water port. Located on a peninsula surrounded by stunning tropical islands, Sihanoukville is named after the Cambodian king-father(…)

Travel Guide to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Travel Guide to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The energetic city of Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur popularly referred to, as ‘KL’ is a vivacious city, which is home to a vibrant, multi-cultural population. Often used by visitors as a gateway to other destinations on the Malaysian peninsula, KL, whose name translates as ‘muddy estuary,’ is located at the(…)

Travel Guide to Beijing, China

Travel Guide to Beijing, China

The city of Beijing, which is also referred to as Peking, is the capital of People’s Republic of China. This rapidly evolving, exciting city has been steadily rising in prominence in recent years, though it became the focus of the world’s eyes in August 2008, when it put on a sensational show while hosting the(…)