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Just lazing in laid back Langkawi, but there's more

Langkawi fun guide to child friendly resorts and luxury spa hotels in this independent review

Parasail, explore rain forests, or simply enjoy some of the better stretches of Malaysian beach on Langkawi. Interestingly, the island is also a popular spot for international conferences and MICE events.

KIDS' STUFF

A minor family problem?

Say goodbye to frazzled holidays with kids

CONFERENCES

Top meets: Of MICE and Men

Best hotel venues for corporate meetings in Asia

EDITOR'S RANT

A tale of two women...

Author - Vijay VergheseAs the battle of the sexes hots up and Europe displays a raised-eyebrow divergence, the American presidency enters the debate and sozzled travellers ponder what exactly is politically correct. What the #MeToo movement means for all and not just predators in an anything-goes viral world.

SPA ESCAPES

Taiwan spa hideaways

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

ISLANDS

Best Palawan resorts, dives

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

Bali Mt Agung volcano eruption, evacuation and safety update

Bali's sacred Mt Agung continues to rumble with some minor eruptions (the last on 15 Jan) but by end Jan 2018 the alert level for Bali was down. The alert level for the volcano exclusion zone remains at Level 4.