Modern art, antiques on show at Lebanon cube museum

At a new private museum in Lebanon, a contemporary sculpture of a mortar missile is displayed alongside millennia-old statues retrieved from the bottom of the sea. Named after the Mesopotamian god of wisdom, the Nabu Museum opened in late September to showcase the cultural wealth of an ancient region devastated …

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Star Cruises’ SuperStar Gemini sets sail from Port Klang

Cruise holidaygoers can now set sail on the SuperStar Gemini from Selangor. The Star Cruises ship recently celebrated its arrival and inaugural homeport deployment in Port Klang. The arrival of SuperStar Gemini marks the start of her residency until April 28 next year, with additional options to embark from Penang …

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5 unique Airbnb listings in Malaysia

Can you believe that Airbnb is already 10? Since its inception in 2008, the home vacation rental platform has changed the hospitality landscape of Malaysia. In a recent statement, Airbnb said the company has helped Malaysia welcome over 26,700 guests from all over the world. It added that over 800 …

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Two Bhutan hotels awarded Best Hotels in Asia

Bhutan has continually been ranked as the “happiest place on Earth”, and now the country located in the Himalayas has made it into Conde Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award. Not just one but two hotels have made it onto the list. Como Uma Punakha and Como Uma Paro were …

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KD Hang Tuah to be turned into Naval museum

In line with the tradition practised by navies around the world, the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has chosen KD Hang Tuah, the oldest vessel serving in its fleet, to be turned into a Naval Museum. The transformation of the ship into a museum will be done through a collaboration between …

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Immerse in the colours of India

The vibrancy and colours of India captivate and mesmerise visitors, offering travellers to its shores a taste of the exotic against a rich tapestry of tradition and culture. A visit to Jaipur and its capital city of Rajasthan is a must for a fascinating holiday. When in Jaipur, make a …

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Where there are tourists, there are pickpockets

The unemployment rate is very high in some of the European Union nations such as Spain, Portugal and Greece. Things are so severe that some of these unemployed folks are forced to rely on stealing and pickpocketing to make ends meet. It seems inevitable that tourists need to keep “emergency …

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Get served by Harry and Meghan on a royal marriage flight!

No invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding? No worries. Here’s the next best thing – getting on a plane served Harrys and Meghans on the day of the royal wedding! British Airways will operate a special flight on May 19 Saturday from London, England to Toronto, Canada, where their …

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Try these specialised pilgrimage tours in Seoul

Faint organ music drifts from the massive brown doors of the Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul, South Korea. We step inside and a few people turn from their pews to look at us curiously. This is Korea’s first parish. The relics of the Nine Matyrs, five of whom were canonised, are …

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