Smart Travel Asia
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An exclusive collection of the best Asian hotels, resorts and spas


Why Rover is your new best friend in madcap Manila

Manila fun guide to casino hotels, meetings and luxe stays

Manila sniffer dogs bag the best spots at glitzy hotels and malls, checking out underwear and giving you a sad look if everything is not quite up to snuff - or sniff. Lab at CoD/ photo: Vijay Verghese


Annapurna circuit dos and don'ts

How to get the most out of this Nepal trek


Singapore bedtime for suits

All about beds, meetings, and boutique hotels


Blockade by

Author - Vijay VergheseThe list of bullying demands by Arab neighbours seeking to enforce compliance, will compel Qatar to take a more non-Saudi line, bringing it into head-on conflict with the more conservative states. Qatar Airways meanwhile forges on, planning rapid expansion.


Widest economy seats and WiFi

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.


Wat's up in Angkor temple town

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.


Sri Lanka hill retreats and beaches

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.


Taiwan spa hideaways

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


Best Boracay resorts, dives

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