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Shwedagon pagoda - Yangon fun guide

The glittering gold Shwedagon pagoda dominates the Yangon skyline. Visit before Myanmar changes.

NEW PLACES

Desperately hanging on in Yangon

Business hotels and heritage finds in a changing city.

BUSINESS

Mumbai madness explained

Beds, boutique stays, bars, food in Maximum City.

TOP CITIES

Singapore business hotels review

A rundown on the best Bangkok business hotels plus a guide to small corporate meetings in Asia for your next CEO meet, Kuala Lumpur shopping guide, top beds in Manila.

CHINA & NORTH ASIA

Beijing beds for suits and romantics

A review of the best Hong Kong business hotels and top boutique beds, Shanghai, Chengdu fun guide, family adventures in Guilin and Yangshuo, and Guangzhou Canton Fair hotel picks.

AIRLINES

The widest business class seats

Widest economy class seats to Asia, how budget airlines, open Asia's remotest outposts. Sorting the Frequent Flyer programme muddle plus the Airbus Boeing A380 vs B787 spat.

EDITOR'S RANT

Domo arigato misuta roboto

Author - Vijay VergheseMove over skanky humans, those weird, wonderful and wild robots are taking over hotels, banks and retail stores. Just be patient, enunciate clearly and say 'cheese'. They deliver room service, help with your check-in, carry bags, and even sell coffee machines. Convinced?

GADGETS

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.

FUN PLACES

Bali spa resorts for all tastes

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

SOUTH ASIA

Hot Sri Lanka resorts for all wallets

Gulmarg skiing and summer guide with gondola rides, a Bangalore business hotels guide and survival tips for Mumbai. Plus our Kathmandu guide and hot Rajasthan palace hotels.

HEALTH

Medical tours get going

The best medical tourism options around the region and a look at Asian health risks for frequent travellers.

SPA ESCAPES

Taiwan spa hideaways

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