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Beach and hill escapes in Sri Lanka for weary city slickers

Sri Lanka resorts guide, beaches to hill stations and tea estates

Closenberg hotel is a somewhat eccentric and old-fashioned colonial Sri Lanka retreat overlooking an arcing beach. It is representative of a growing breed of heritage stays that reek of history / photo: hotel

NIGHTLIFE

Dancing on the ceiling in S'pore

The best nightlife and cool bars in Lion City

BUSINESS

Shanghai bedtime surprise

All about beds, meetings, and boutique hotels

EDITOR'S RANT

Cheongsam nostalgia

Author - Vijay VergheseDespite crabby cabbies, travellers are making a beeline for Shanghai to savour some authentic old world shikumen-and-cheongsam nostalgia. Savour local 'Kaluga' caviar, do the waltz on Nanjing Lu, catch a slow ferry - or a fast train.

AIRLINES

Asian budget airlines rule the skies

Frequent flyer perks get squeezed, widest seats in economy, the widest business class seats to Asia, and how Small Asian airlines have opened up the region. Plus the A380 vs B787.

ADVENTURE

More in Angkor than just temples

Angkor fun guide, Phnom Penh, a detailed Asian cruises review, wickedly good Tioman dives, an insightful Sabah fun guide to jungle adventure plus breathless Himalayan treks in Ladakh and Nepal treks around Annapurna. Plus Bhutan fun guide.

SOUTH ASIA

New Delhi business hotels explained

Bangalore business hotels, hot Gulmarg ski resorts, more on Mumbai business hotels, top tips for fun in Colombo, Goa resorts review. More Kathmandu and Yangon.

ISLANDS

Best Cebu resorts, dives

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

SPA ESCAPES

Taiwan spa hideaways

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