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How Hua Hin will Cha-am families, lovers and suits

Hua Hin fun guide and top spa resorts - the characterful vintage railway station

The quaint and photogenic Hua Hin Railway Station is right in the centre of town with its much-photographed royal waiting room that dates back to the time of King Rama VI.


Bangkok shopping gone wild

Flex your muscles and bring along your biggest bags


Top leg stretchers economy

Best economy seats to Asia with recline and bottom room

The Athenee Hotel


Don't unpack my bag...

Author - Vijay VergheseFrom butlers to work desks and hairdryers, what do frequent travellers really want? We polled our readers to find out. And what exactly do hotels mean by 'free use of swimming pool' or 'free access to spa'? Not that I'm complaining. I'm thankful there's no charge for those carpeted corridors.

Raffles Jakarta


Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 22 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.


Best Palawan resorts, dives

Plus our Cebu resorts review for lovers, divers and an exotic Maldives resorts review for all tastes. Boracay dives.

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