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Myanmar to allow visa-free entry to Japanese, S Koreans

Wed, 2018-08-01 12:26
YANGON: Myanmar will start granting visa-free entry to tourists from Japan and South Korea in October to attract more visitors from Asia.

City Hall to enforce footpath vending ban on Khao San Rd

Tue, 2018-07-31 17:51
Street vendors on Khao San Road, a major tourist destination, on Tuesday asked City Hall to overturn a district office order banning them from the footpaths from Aug 1, but the city administration refused.

Kunming carrier set for Korat flights

Tue, 2018-07-31 04:46
Direct flights between Kunming and the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima are expected to be launched by Chinese-carrier Kunming Airlines by this October.

50 years on, McDonald's Big Mac survives

Tue, 2018-07-31 02:37
NEW YORK: McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it isn't changing the makings of its most famous burger.

Beachgoers check out French seaside libraries

Mon, 2018-07-30 14:45
ÉTRETAT, France: Going to the beach can be tough work, but if you need a break from all the gruelling swimming and sunbathing this summer, a trip to one of France's pop-up seaside libraries could be just the thing.

Hidden Hong Kong marvels

Sun, 2018-07-29 04:00
Clothes were hanging outside many windows of old flats while water kept dripping from air con units to the street below. The scene of Sham Shui Po, an old quarter in the northwest part of Kowloon in Hong Kong is far cry from the modern skyscrapers in the central area.

Lost in peranakan wonders

Sun, 2018-07-29 04:00
Created from the passion of authentic Phuket young bloods, Peranakan Phuket Museum or PPM has been established to preserve and showcase precious memories of the island, which consists of a mix of Thai, Chinese, Malay and European cultures. Unlike conservative museums, PPM offers a more approachable collection that no museum fan should miss.

Hong Kong's (New) Heritage

Fri, 2018-07-27 05:00
If you have been to the Hong Kong Disneyland one too many times and are looking for something else to do while you're there, check out Tai Kwun, Hong Kong's latest heritage destination. The former Central Police Station compound went through a massive restoration and is offering the best heritage and art experiences for both artists and art lovers alike. With 16 heritage buildings and several...

Club escape

Fri, 2018-07-27 05:00
Taking a vacation is supposed to be a time to relax, unwind and escape reality for a little bit. However, it's the planning prior to the vacation that can cause stress and chaos. Where do you want to go? Where are you going to stay? Do you want to go around and explore the local sights or is this going to be a staycation sort of thing? And then there's the million dollar question: how much is this...

X-Treme(ly fun) Summer 2018

Thu, 2018-07-26 12:18
Famed for its pioneering gaming industry, Las Vegas, Nevada also boasts some of the most extreme leisure attractions anywhere. And when we say extreme, we mean ‘fun beyond imagination'.

Tourists should have insurance, forum told

Thu, 2018-07-26 06:08
Travel insurance should be mandatory for visitors to Thailand to ease the burden on the tourist compensation fund, a seminar was told Wednesday.

Where old traditions live

Thu, 2018-07-26 04:00
Located on U-Thong Nok Road, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University may not be your idea of tourism destination in Bangkok. But the university houses a century-old royal mansion which has been renovated to be a museum as well as a restaurant where you can find royal delicacies created in the period of King Rama V.

Tastes of Kuala Lumpur

Thu, 2018-07-26 04:00
I love Thailand. The more I travel, the more I realise how lucky I am to have been born and raised in this country. But when it comes to durian, it's a different story.

Puppet theatre dancing on strings again

Wed, 2018-07-25 04:00
The famous Joe Louis Puppet Theatre raises its curtain once again after it has been closed for eight years. This time the troupe stages at Asiatique The Riverfront on Charoen Krung Road.

Visa fee waiver for Chinese proposed as arrivals fade away

Tue, 2018-07-24 04:00
Tourism operators have urged the government to waive visa fees for Chinese tourists in a bid to draw them back after arrivals fell following the fatal boat accident in Phuket earlier this month.