Friday, Mar 6, 2015Friday, Mar 6, 2015
Travel
 
When I tell my family and friends that I am travelling to Beirut on assignment, I keep getting these responses: "Who goes to Beirut?" and "Stay safe."
The restaurant scene in Sydney and Melbourne is exciting, and it is easy to dismiss Hobart in Tasmania as a sleepy town down under Down Under.
HAVANA (AFP) - Socialite Paris Hilton began a visit on Thursday to Cuba, where her family lost a hotel a half-century ago when Fidel Castro took power, according to a picture posted online.
ORLANDO, Fla (REUTERS) - A one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando jumped on Sunday to US$105 (S$142.83) from US$99, an increase that likely makes the Florida family attraction the first in the industry to breach the US$100 psychological barrier.
In a verdant 6ha valley, amid towering 280 million-year-old limestone hills, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is nestled among natural caves, waterfalls and, best of all, rejuvenating geothermal hot springs.
As the mist rolls over the tiny town of Mae Salong perched on the hills of northern Thailand, it is hard to imagine that this is the same tropical country better known for the humid streets of Bangkok and the sunny beaches of Phuket.
Who: Mr Chinmay Malaviya, 24, is co-founder and chief executive of Foodpanda, a mobile and online food delivery portal. He has lived in Singapore since 2008, when he moved from India to study computer engineering at Nanyang Technological University.
For years, tourists planning holidays to Vietnam have focused on Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, in the country's north and south. Now Central Vietnamese destinations, notably port city Da Nang, are rising out of their shadow.