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Breaking World Records in Tamworth, Australia

Breaking World Records in Tamworth, Australia

Australia is known for plenty of things – iconic architecture, unique wildlife among them – but few know about the record-breaking events that take place at the end of every January in a small...
A Day in Perth

A Day in Perth

The beautiful city of Perth is a modern tourist’s delight. Vibrant and colorful, the City of Lights is located alongside the peaceful waters of the Swan River, bustling with activity and a wide range...
A Backpacker’s Guide to India

A Backpacker’s Guide to India

India is one of the most varied and beautiful countries in the world – a heady mix of beautiful beaches, lush rice fields, holy temples and hectic cities. Its city streets are a riot...
Tibet, Roof of the World

Tibet, Roof of the World

I don’t like to quote Wikipedia too often, but on this occasion it’s really quite apt – “‘Tibet’ names and definitions are linguistically and politically loaded language.” In context of this discussion, the Tibet we refer to...
Qatar, the Past and Future of Arab

Qatar, the Past and Future of Arab

When people think of Qatar, oil is the first thing that comes to mind. Like its Gulf State peers, Qatar has seen a remarkable transformation from sleepy backwater emirate to a vibrant regional power...
Exploring Uzbekistan

Exploring Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan lies at the heart of the Great Silk Road. For centuries, oases of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva brought respite to the caravans as they made their way across the desert. A tour through...
Locked in Everlasting Love

Locked in Everlasting Love

Locks and love aren’t exactly synonymous. Love after all, was supposed to set you free. But at the N Seoul Tower in Namsan Park, South Korea, you’ll find thousands and thousands of locks symbolizing...
The Ghost City

The Ghost City

As I stood on the edge of a large rock overlooking the vast desert in northern Xinjiang, the wind howls fiercely around me. The sound it makes is unnerving and the sand it whips...
Exploring the Kowloon Side of HK

Exploring the Kowloon Side of HK

Hong Kong is, without a doubt, my favorite city in Asia. The melding of east-meets-west, the unbelievable craziness of the atmosphere, the ‘buzz’ – nothing beats it. One of my favorite thing to do...
6 Things To Do In Tokyo

6 Things To Do In Tokyo

The region of Asia has plenty of unique islands, but one that seems hard to choose from the multitude of things to do in is Japan. Tourists usually start out in Tokyo, the country’s...
Buddhist Temple at Mount Sorak

Buddhist Temple at Mount Sorak

About one and a half hours drive away from Seoul, South Korea, is beautiful laid-back Mount Sorak. This mountain region offers mesmerizing views and numerous hiking treks for the nature lovers, and at the...
Scottish Reminiscence in Dunedin, New Zealand

Scottish Reminiscence in Dunedin, New Zealand

Living in Scotland, you become spoiled by the never-ending scenery and hospitality of this northernmost section of the UK. Surprisingly, though, there’s one part of the world where you’ll find a near replica of...
Nostalgic Jiu Fen Taiwan

Nostalgic Jiu Fen Taiwan

Feel the oriental nostalgia with Jiu Fen’s quaint ancient charm that traces its paths back in history. Sitting at the top of a mountain up northern Taiwan, Jiu Fen used to be an isolated...
Capital Adventures in Canberra

Capital Adventures in Canberra

Despite the southeast coast of Australia being the most populous and the most popular with tourists, many visitors speed by Australia’s capital city of Canberra on their travels. Others don’t even realise that Australia...
Shanghai’s Hip Hotspots – Xintiandi

Shanghai’s Hip Hotspots – Xintiandi

Just north of Shanghai’s oldest neighborhood lies its newest modern quarter, Xintiandi. This nightlife and fashion district, which is nestled inside a series of restored tenement stone houses known as shikumen, is a hotspot...
Top Attractions in Koh Chang

Top Attractions in Koh Chang

This 429 square kilometer of land is called Koh Chang, or Elephant Island, for a reason. It’s not because of its size, but instead its more to do with the island’s imaginative elephant-like shape....
7 Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

7 Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

The economic centre of Southeast Asia’s rising economic star, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the planet’s most exciting cities, where influences from France collide with the Orient, and where the Vietnam War...
The Stans Part I – Kazakhstan

The Stans Part I – Kazakhstan

You’ve heard of the ‘stans, even if you don’t realize it. They are quickly becoming the new backpacker circuit in Central Asia, offering great off-road touring, expansive nature, and that slight twinge of discomfort in not...
Dempsey Art Village

Dempsey Art Village

Dempsey, Art Village The hill has attracted many business owners from all over the world. For those with a penchant for the East, Dempsey certainly enchants. The majority of the retail outlets here are...
50 Moganshan, Shanghai’s Art District

50 Moganshan, Shanghai’s Art District

Less than 10 years old, 50 Moganshan Road, or M50 as it’s often referred to, is nothing if not modern. An old warehouse district from the 1930s, the buildings at 50 Moganshan Rd. once...
Historic Duolun Road, Shanghai

Historic Duolun Road, Shanghai

If places like Taikang Lu and Xintiandi are a contemporary and historical melting pot of Shanghai-ness, then Duolun Road is its timeline. When 50 Moganshan was still nothing more than a textile factory, some of the most radical...
Thai Spa Traditions

Thai Spa Traditions

Feel-good therapies and natural healing are the lifestyle mantras of the new millennium. Thailand leads the way in this regard, reviving many of its ancient techniques and treatments that have been handed down from...
Korean Festival Showcase

Korean Festival Showcase

The Land of Ginseng is one that thoroughly understands the importance of preserving its rich history and culture. As such, numerous festivals are held throughout Korea each year to showcase the beauty of the...
Touring Yogyakarta – Old City

Touring Yogyakarta – Old City

Yogyakarta is a mixture and combination of various cultural influences, from the historic colonial era to the mystical influences of Sultans and temples of old, this old city has them all. As you explore...
Unusual Asian Festivals

Unusual Asian Festivals

Just as the rest of the world moves forward into the online digital world, there are still various classical traditions from centuries past that retains their popularity with the new younger generation of people....
Macau’s Historic Treats

Macau’s Historic Treats

Macau is a city with two faces. On one hand, it is the famed Las Vegas of the East, where the thrill of beating the dealer at the blackjack table lures wealthy tourists from...
Asia’s Quirky V-Day Traditions

Asia’s Quirky V-Day Traditions

Saint Valentine’s Day may be steeped in Catholic and Roman tradition but not wanting to miss out on the one day that recognizes love and romance in the world, countries across Asia have added...
Phnom Penh’s Stylish St 240

Phnom Penh’s Stylish St 240

Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city of Cambodia, is famed for its historical war remnants and cultural attractions, such as the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Slowly but...
Film on the Rocks – Six Senses Yao Noi

Film on the Rocks – Six Senses Yao Noi

An immersive annual showcase and dialogue for art and film is set to take place at the Six Senses Yao Noi, Beyond Phuket from December 16 to 20, 2011. Film on the Rocks will...
24Hr in Auckland, the City of Sails

24Hr in Auckland, the City of Sails

The beautiful Waitemata Harbour is Auckland’s greatest natural asset © Gareth Eyres A day in Auckland begins as the sun rises and ends way after it sets. With a million of its people residing...
Mysore Dasara

Mysore Dasara

Mysore Dasara is a popular event in Karnataka State, South India, a world famous festival lasting all through 10 days. The city of Mysore will look at its best during the festival, with all...
Delhi, the Immortal City

Delhi, the Immortal City

Delhi, the capital of India, presents a vast panorama of fascinating images. It is a city where forts, tombs and ruins share the same skyline with high-rise buildings and stately homes. The wide tree-lined avenues...
Kaleidoscopic Rajasthan

Kaleidoscopic Rajasthan

Beyond India’s popular Golden Triangle lies a calm desert terrain and a fairy-tale setting. Nellie Huang uncovers a mosaic of colors in the offbeat region of Rajasthan. Text by Nellie Huang (WildJunket). With mystique...