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KL time capsules for caged corporates - and king beds

Kuala Lumpur business hotels review - container 'capsule' stays at KLIA2

Chic incarceration, not for the squeamish: Capsule by Container Hotel at KLIA2/ photo: hotel


Gulmarg: the schuss will fit

Ski holidays in Kashmir and some luxe lodges.


Non-stop shopping blitz in KL

Deals and steals in mega-sale city plus weekend markets


The ifs and butts of business class

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


Hong Kong shopping guide

A detailed rundown on the best Singapore business hotels plus a guide to small corporate meetings in Asia for your next CEO chinwag, Seoul business hotels and top beds in Shanghai.


The thrilla in Manila continues

Wickedly good Phuket resorts, Our Bali resorts review, acres of pristine sand in our lazy Langkawi fun guide with a Penang spa wrap and everything you need for diving in Tioman.


Time to face the facts

Author - Vijay VergheseSocial media is actually making us anti-social and now we have the 'selfie' craze. Every day we see people miss buses by inches, stumble off moving walkways and run into lampposts simply because they can’t stop looking at themselves on their cell phone cameras.


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.


Musty Raj chic at Rajasthan palaces

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


Hanoi haunts for suits and strolls

A trawl through some top Vietnam beach resorts. A Hanoi fun guide with business beds and an adventurous romp through Angkor temples in our survey of Siem Reap resorts.


Top Maldives resort picks

Where to leave your footprints in the sand. A Maldives resorts review and a Fiji fun guide for romantics.


Taiwan spa hideaways

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