Secret’s out: Asia’s most overlooked paradise
Nov20

Secret’s out: Asia’s most overlooked paradise

                        The Philippines is often overlooked by Australians in favor of other Asian destinations, but there’s no better time to get to know this tropical archipelago, writes Steve McKenna in this beginner’s guide. With 7107 islands and a feast of screensaver-perfect backdrops – from dreamy tropical beaches and smouldering volcanoes to mesmerizing...

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Bangkok voted among best cities in the world for shopping and retail
Sep28

Bangkok voted among best cities in the world for shopping and retail

Bangkok was recently named one of the 11 best destinations in the world for shopping by the renowned travel website, Frommers.com, with the city’s range of markets and malls being singled out for praise. Eleven cities, including Cairo, London, Istanbul, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Paris, have been designated as the world’s best for shoppers. The 11 were chosen not merely for having the widest range of goods and great bargains, but for...

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Metro Manila Rising Top Destination
Dec05

Metro Manila Rising Top Destination

Metro Manila has been ranked fourth by international travel website, TripAdvisor, in its Top 10 Asian Destinations On The Rise, behind Jakarta, Indonesia; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Calcutta, India. Other Asian cities on the rise are Bangalore, India; Luang Prabang, Laos; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Kobe and Osaka, Japan.The top 10 list is part of TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice 2012 awards. The website had earlier ranked...

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Manila Attractive For Travel Shoppers
Nov29

Manila Attractive For Travel Shoppers

  Of 25 Asia-Pacific cities, Manila was ranked 11th most attractive city for shopping travelers by the “Globe Shopper Index Asia-Pacific” survey, published by the Swiss-based Global Blue, in partnership with the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Manila got a score of 51.5 index points in five categories – variety of shops, affordability of products, hotels and transport, culture, and convenience. It followed the top...

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Bangkok shopping app launched
Sep22

Bangkok shopping app launched

  Travel writer and author Len Rutledge has created an app which makes shopping in Bangkok easier for travellers and locals alike. The app, called Bangkok Bargain Shopping, gives advice on prices, bargaining, VAT refunds and getting around. It details things to buy and gives descriptions of major shopping areas of the city, including profiles of 16 shopping malls, the best markets and some specialty shops which can complete the...

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