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Lombok: an uphill climb for some and a party for others

Lombok fun guide, resorts and Mt Rinjani climb

The crater lake at Mount Rinjani recalls a fierce and fabulous Jurassic Park world / photo: Getty Images


Top dogs on 2015 travel poll

Top hotels, cities, airlines and some pleased winners.


HK beds to cheer guys and gals

Hong Kong for meets, business, and sheer fun.


The lure of

Author - Vijay VergheseHow apps and clever sites for engagement like Instagram have attracted millions. But is the selfie surge killing art and travel photography? We dive into the strange square world of tiny pictures that cascade across our cell phone screens in the hunt for 'followers'.


Digital cameras review for the road

Sony A7s offers excellent low-light imagesWe look at DSLRs, rugged compacts, and chic pocket models with top-notch HD video. Our review of the SONY A7s vs the Olympus OM-D E-M1, the svelte Canon SL1 100D, and the super expensive Hasselblad Lunar.


Mumbai survival kit for suits

Best Mumbai business hotels, hot tips for Gulmarg skiing, Bangalore business hotels review, top Sri Lanka resorts. More Kathmandu and hot Rajasthan palace hotels. Plus Yangon.


Boracay: how to party like it's 1999

Wickedly good Tioman dives, Our Phuket resorts review, acres of sand in our Bali resorts review with a Penang spa wrap and a Sanya fun guide to beds and beaches. Plus Sabah dives.


Best Maldives resorts for all

Our Maldives resorts review for lovers, divers and some rather exotic Palawan island escapes for all tastes.


Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 21 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.