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Fantastic destinations to consider in 2014

Fantastic destinations to consider in 2014
November 28, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

EVEN if you’ve been almost everywhere in Asia, there is always more to see and hidden gems to discover. From China to India, Australia and New Zealand, this list could take you to a riverside town, a sandy beach, crumbling ruins or to meet wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year. Happy travelling. Fenghuang,…>

China opens world’s highest civilian airport in Tibet

China opens world’s highest civilian airport in Tibet
September 17, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

CHINA has begun flight operations at the world’s highest civilian airport in a bid to boost tourism and tighten political control over the country’s restive west. At an elevation of 4,411 meters (14,472 feet) above sea level, Daocheng Yading Airport replaces the previous champion, Bangda Airport in the Tibet Autonomous Region, which sits at 4,334…>

Asia on the page: 6 literary excerpts about Asian locations

Asia on the page: 6 literary excerpts about Asian locations
August 30, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

THE beauties of Asia are often espoused through photographs and paintings, but the literary world has done much to put it on the traveller’s map too . These six literary excerpts describe in vivid detail the scenes, culture and experience of living, visiting and traveling in Asia. While chosen for their apt descriptions, they should…>

In pictures: Hungry ghosts descend on Chinese homes

In pictures: Hungry ghosts descend on Chinese homes
August 28, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

THE gates of hell have opened. Its ghosts have been let loose to roam on earth and visit the homes of their relatives. According to traditional Chinese beliefs this happens every year during the seventh month of the lunar year, resulting in a raucous, feast-and-music filled celebration known as the Hungry Ghost Festival. But not…>

China turns heads with luxurious ‘doughnut hotel’

China turns heads with luxurious ‘doughnut hotel’
August 9, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

WHEN it comes to construction, China doesn’t just like to do it big, it likes to do it weird. The latest in a long line of architectural oddities is this doughnut-shaped Sheraton hotel in Huzhou, about 100 miles west of Shanghai. Indeed, Shanghai’s soon-to-be-completed tallest building in China, Shanghai Tower, will also be home to…>

China’s airports, airlines worst for flight delays

China’s airports, airlines worst for flight delays
July 12, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

CHINA’S airlines and airports continue to have the worst flight delays in the world, according to a travel industry monitor. A survey of flight times last month showed that Beijing’s airport had the lowest proportion of flights leaving on time among 35 leading airports at just 18.3 percent, FlightStat Inc. reported on its website. Shanghai…>

Finding fun, sun and serenity in Asia this summer

Finding fun, sun and serenity in Asia this summer
July 11, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

WE’RE edging toward the midpoint of summer, and as is too often the case, those precious months are flying by. Summer is supposed to be a time of relaxation and joy, though the older you get, the more caught up you become in work obligations and social commitments, meaning those chances for soaking up the…>

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