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Survival guides, insider secrets, top things to do, eco-tours, independent hotel reviews, family-friendly itineraries: fire your imagination with the South China Morning Post’s travel guides and must-see lists for holiday destinations across China and the rest of Asia. 

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  • The ‘Jungle Train’ service, which runs along the spine of Peninsular Malaysia, is the country’s last sleeper train as cars and buses drive speed of travel
  • But rail travel is seeing a resurgence, with tracks and services upgraded to allow tourists another chance to travel one of Asia’s most scenic routes

The recently rebuilt and reopened Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery offers amazing views of Manila Bay, enticing food and cocktails, even a tour of the Philippine capital in the hotel’s 1951 Buick.

Singapore Airlines is liable for up to US$170,000 per person, under a convention which governs aviation rights and compensation to passengers after an accident. However, there can be scope for larger damages.

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Flight tracking data shows the Boeing 777-300ER plunged 1,800 metres in just a few minutes, with passengers saying it happened, so suddenly there was no time for many to fasten their seat belts.

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With Abu Dhabi having legalised alcohol production and eased curbs on its consumption, its first brewery, Side Hustle, has done brisk business. But there was a lot to figure out at first.

The carrier is adopting a “more cautious approach” to managing turbulence in the wake of what happened on flight SQ321, which was hit by extreme turbulence and forced to divert to Bangkok. One person died and scores were injured.

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Controversial private projects, increase in tourist boat trips near ecologically important mangrove forests have upset conservationists in Hoi An.

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Kami Rita Sherpa, 54, first scaled Everest in 1994 when working for a commercial expedition. He has since climbed the mountain almost every year.

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Industry experts say the ‘very freak’ turbulence flight SQ321 encountered could have been jet stream, a fast-moving air current caused by large temperature differences.

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New hotels in Tokyo’s Toranomon Hills and at Fuji Speedway offer guests a choice of stories: the first an entertainment hub, the second both something for nature-lovers and motorsport fans

Tourism in Afghanistan will be over if there is another attack soon, a tour agent says after terrorists kill Spanish tourists. Another says terror threat has always been there yet visitors have still come.

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After a day sightseeing t Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace or the hipster-heavy Insa-dong and Ikseon-dong neighbourhoods, retreating to Hotel Naru’s calming interiors is a smart move

Bhopal, India’s ‘city of lakes’ founded by an Afghan soldier, was ruled for over 100 years by Muslim women. The grand mosques and palaces, including a Taj Mahal, built under them are a spectacular collection.

Hong Kong’s Mai Po wetlands are a magnet for diverse species of birds, but now this natural asset is once again under threat, this time from plans to build an IT hub for its Northern Metropolis.

Fuji City residents complain that tourists are flocking to the Fuji Dream Bridge to catch a view of the famous mountain and leaving a mess behind.

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Underground tourist attractions include the Paris Catacombs, which store the remains of 6 million people, the site of the amazing rescue of that Thai youth football team, and the world’s largest cave.

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The moves should reduce immigration clearance time at Changi Airport, and may give Singapore an edge over Hong Kong, another regional air hub, where immigration isn’t as automated.

After soft opening last November, the new luxury hotel set the Lion City alight this weekend with a party at nightlife venue Wonder Room attended by the likes of Donnie Yen and Cissy Wang

Dozens of Thai cannabis advocates urged the government to abandon its plans to re-list marijuana as a narcotic, a week after it announced its dramatic policy U-turn just two years after de-criminalising it.

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Hotel Groove is in entertainment complex Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, where a 900-seat traditional kabuki theatre will open soon – but did you know the buzzy nightlife district is named after the drama form?

Holistic healthcare helped Marian Alonzo overcome ill-health as a child. She and colleagues from wellness resort The Farm at San Benito in the Philippines are sharing their knowledge in Hong Kong.

The visa-policy easing is expected to boost tourism that has yet to fully rebound since the pandemic, and the move could also give local economies a jolt.

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Qatar, which hosted the 2022 Fifa World Cup, wants to have 6 million international visitors annually by 2030 – and it plans on attracting them by hosting sports, arts, fashion and other events.

Australia’s flag carrier said demand for China travel had not recovered as strongly as expected. Aircraft on the route will be redirected to other destinations across Asia, it said.

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