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

Best beds in the Maldives for lovers, puritans and children

Maldives best resorts and fun guide for families

Boat glides across translucent emerald waters to villas perched above the coral / photo: Ayada Maldives

HEALTH

Medical tourism tips - Asia

Where to holiday and see a physician at the same time.

ADVENTURE

Gulmarg: the schuss will fit

Ski holidays in Kashmir and some luxe lodges.

AIRLINES

Finding wiggle room in economy

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.

TOP CITIES

Kuala Lumpur shopping madness

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.

FUN PLACES

Dives and beaches in rustic Tioman

Wickedly good Phuket resorts, Our Bali resorts review, acres of pristine sand in our lazy Langkawi fun guide with a Penang spa wrap and how to pick the top Manila business hotels.

EDITOR'S RANT

Are you
kidding me?

Author - Vijay VergheseWhy fatherhood is not for the faint-hearted aloft. Years back, a toddler who imperilled a take-off by Continental Express in Atlanta by repeatedly saying, “Bye-bye plane” during the safety demonstration, was disembarked along with his family. Here's how I do things.

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.

SOUTH ASIA

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.

INDOCHINA

Vietnam is still flavour of the month

Beaches north to south plus a jolly Hanoi fun guide with business beds, meeting venues, and an adventurous romp through Angkor temples in our survey of Siem Reap resorts.

SHOPPING

Hong Kong shopping tips

The best back alley deals in Mongkok, factory outlets and sales, and a Hong Kong fun guide for the intrepid.

SPA ESCAPES

Taiwan spa hideaways

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