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5 places you can go ice skating in Malaysia

Icescape Skating Rink. Photo: IOI City Mall Adventure May 1, 2018 Adventure, Living, Malaysia By MING TEOH If you’ve a hankering to experience the “cold” in this hot weather, these are some other venues where you can try out the winter sport of ice skating right here in sunshiny Malaysia. …

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Twin cities in Asia to see sakura

Hanami (which means “viewing flowers” in Japanese) is the popular practice of cherry blossom viewing in Japan. It is enjoyed by both locals and tourists every year during the sakura season, which is currently taking place. These flowers can be easily mistaken for other similar blossoms. However, cherry blossoms have …

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What to do at Perak Cave Temple in Ipoh

The Perak Cave Temple temple, located at the foothills of Gunung Tasek in Ipoh, Perak, was constructed in 1926. It was built into a limestone hill, so it is quite a unique Buddhist temple to visit. In front of the temple is a garden with a pavilion, pond and a …

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Tasmania, an all-year-round travel destination

Anytime is a good time to visit Tasmania in Australia. At least, that’s what many travel agencies will tell you if you were to ask them for a suggestion. But what is there to do or see in Tasmania that makes it a coveted year-round travel destination? Well firstly, that’s …

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Discover a hidden English gem in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds, at 2,000 sq km, is the second largest conservation area in England, behind the Lake District National Park. The name is derived from old English “Cots” meaning sheep enclosure and “wold” meaning hill. On our recent trip to Britain, we joined Tom Benjamin to visit Cotswolds, a beautiful …

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What to do at the Petronas Twin Towers in KL

Arguably one of the country’s most iconic landmarks, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is a grand showcase of cutting-edge innovation and architectural marvel. The design of each tower’s floor plate is based on Islamic geometric forms of two interlocking squares, leading to the shape of eight-pointed stars. The …

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Travellers’ needs are changing and so are hotel room facilities

  Travellers’ needs are changing and so are hotel room facilities Hotel rooms are changing to fit the needs of modern travellers, doing away with bathtubs and minibars, and installing more outlets. Listening to Olaf Kitzig, the founder of an interior architecture company, you get the feeling that the hotel …

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Stranger Things coming to Universal Studios Singapore

Things are about to get very strange at Universal Studios Singapore. The theme park is partnering with Netflix to bring Stranger Things to life at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event. Fans of the mega hit series will be able to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural when …

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David Bowie’s New York subway station transformed into art museum

David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honour. Concert photos figure on the walls and his giant black-and-white likeness appears at the track entrance of the Broadway-Lafayette …

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What’s hot in Laos’ Luang Prabang

Hoikhua Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos, makes the most of the natural environment and combines various services and activities in one place, making it the ideal getaway for visitors with diverse interests. The park – also known as the Green Jungle Park Hoikhua Waterfall – covers more than 20ha and …

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