Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Sun, 2016-05-01 16:40
Taipei has introduced a bilingual app in conjunction with Creative Expo Taiwan, the island's largest lifestyle design trade show. The travel app interprets city neighbourhoods as experiential spaces for creativity, and highlights exceptional design and innovation around the city.
With 250 stores, cafes, restaurants, and cultural centres at their fingertips, visitors will discover more about Taipei's initiative to be a world design capital.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Sat, 2016-04-30 21:07
Is it possible for you to take a picture with great scenery without any tourists in it during the May Day Holiday, notorious for being the second busiest holiday period in China?
Well, nearly every Chinese, as well as expats in China, will be celebrating the short three-day holiday of International Labor Day by asking the age-old question: to travel or not to travel.
Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Fri, 2016-04-29 16:53
Submitted by ishvarep@a1 on Fri, 2016-04-29 16:27
Why are you always in Bhutan?" a friend asked me, though I have been there only twice the past 12 months.
Considering it is one of the most exclusive travel destinations, I suppose visiting Bhutan even once is already a privilege.
A trip to this country requires commitment, planning and some saving up. But upon getting there, you experience a place with an unspoilt environment, culture and people.
'Kingdom of Happiness'
Submitted by youentan@a1 on Fri, 2016-04-29 16:20
It takes just three hours to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin, the amount of time many of us spend daily in our cars trying to get to and from work.
You can make a lazy morning of the journey too, taking along a picnic box and stopping off on the route that leads to the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort in the heart of Hua Hin, a popular weekend destination for Bangkokians. The resort is a stone's throw away from fancy shopping malls and markets packed with delicious local street food, fine restaurants and boutique coffee shops.
Submitted by ishvarep@a1 on Fri, 2016-04-29 15:49
Wang Yongjian, 35, one of 31 cyclists who were chosen to take up the demanding ride called the Tibet Challenge last year, almost did not make it. But having got through, he is ready to go again. Yang Feiyue reports.
It is a route that has seen the blood, sweat and tears of many cyclists.
Wang Yongjian, 35, went through hell during a 10-day bicycling trip from Sichuan province's Kangding to the Tibet autonomous region in October 2015.
Photo: China Daily/ANN
Submitted by spanaech@a1 on Fri, 2016-04-29 15:43
Your own private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. A secluded white sand dune in one direction, and the vast expanse of a clear blue sea the other.
This is your dining spot for lunch, complete with a nicely set table, a shady umbrella, champagne on ice, and the promise of freshly grilled seafood. Is this a dream?
No, this is Zanzibar.
Submitted by minlee@a1 on Thu, 2016-04-28 18:39
One cannot deny that travelling does come with a price; but it doesn't have to be expensive if managed wisely. Like many other budget travellers, I always have my travel finance under control. During my last trip to Bangkok, which was for 4 days 3 nights, I travelled with a budget of just $400, and still returned to Singapore happily, simply because I didn't spend more than I had. Want to know how I did it? Here are my secrets.
Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Wed, 2016-04-27 18:01
This article first appeared on Skyscanner’s 10 best cycling routes in Singapore
Singapore may be a tiny sweltering dot of a country but it punches well above its weight in cycle friendly infrastructure.
With a well maintained network of bike paths, good value bicycle shops and a population desperate for a bit of fresh air, a few hours on a bike can reinvigorate even the most jaded of city dwellers.
Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Wed, 2016-04-27 17:28