• Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Propose Closing Maya Bay for Recovery Period

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Thailand is proposing to temporarily close Maya Bay to give the world-famous beach’s ecology time to recover. The bay, located in the Phi Phi Islands, rose to fame after the hit movie The Beach was filmed there in 1999. Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay […]
    • May 5, 2017
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  • Conrad Osaka to Open on 9 June 2017

    The second property of the Conrad brand is opening on 9 June 2017 on Nakanoshima, a charming river island in central Osaka, between the station/business Kita area and the bustling nightlife and shopping Minami area. Its location between the Dojima and Tosabori rivers allows incredible views of the water and Osaka. Travelers can step outside and […]
    • May 4, 2017
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  • Angkor Wat Causeway Closure (May 2017)

    The ancient west causeway has served as the main entrance to Angkor Wat since its construction 900 years ago. The APSARA Authority (Authority for the protection and management of Angkor and the region of Siem Reap) will close the causeway spanning the gigantic moat surrounding the temple in early May. This is to undertake important […]
    • May 3, 2017
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  • Myanmar Staff Outing Delves into Local Life

    Destination Asia Myanmar office (sales, reservation, Operations and accounting teams), recently returned from their annual staff outing.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • Private Geisha Photo Tour

    Step into the world of the geisha for a peek behind the mask. Meet a real life maiko on a full-day outing during which guests get to know the maiko and gain a deep appreciation of her exquisite beauty.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • King of the Road in George Town

    “Rriing-Rriing…….” A man is peddling a trishaw, with two foreign tourists sitting in front. The trishaw man is carrying his lovely customers for a sightseeing tour around George Town.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • Fascinating History of Parasol Blanc in Luang Prabang

    The story of Parasol Blanc is a fascinating one and begins during the reign of King Sisavang Phoulivong. Born in 1885 he was king of the Kingdom of Luang Prabang and later the Kingdom of Laos.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • Giant Buddha Statue Uncovered in Guizhou Province

    Guizhou is a province home to more than 10 ethnic groups, a diverse range of cultures and endless natural wonders. It was recently discovered the region is also home to a giant Buddha statue located in Guiyang.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • Local Encounters on the Balinese Blessing Trail

    The Brahmans, members of the caste of the priests, watch over the countless customs, sacrificial rituals, festivals and habits that characterize everyday life on the island of gods.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • Shangri-la Hotel Singapore gets Facelift

    After many months of all-encompassing renovation works, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore will be unveiling a brand new iconic Tower Wing in May 2017.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • Hype Phuket Luxury Catamaran Club

    HYPE concept is a beach club on the sea on a luxurious and stylish Catamaran featuring comfortable sun lounger day beds and a spacious trampoline.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong Now Open

    Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong has just opened after much anticipation. Boasting the largest hotel meeting, event and catering facilities in the city, it is the fourth Hong Kong property of the luxury hotel group Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
    • May 2, 2017
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