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The party is over on Thai islands

Thai authorities have banned beach parties on some holiday islands to stop gatherings that can get out of control and lead to violence.

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Myanmar considers legalising gambling

Myanmar plans to legalise some types of gambling, including casinos for foreigners only in upper-tier hotels, an official said.

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Savour flavour of Japanese fare

Val Boje raises a toast to healthy food that's a feast for the eyes.

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Thailand asks tourists to wear ‘safety wristbands’
October 1 2014 at 12:10

The wristbands will have the names of the tourists and the hotel where they are staying, so inebriated visitors may be 'guided' back.

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Cruising Myanmar's Irrawaddy River
September 26 2014 at 13:28

You don't travel to a country emerging from decades of isolation just to sip champagne by the pool, writes Jamie Rich.

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Kanazawa's warning to tourists
September 19 2014 at 12:03

Tourists are being requested to refrain from eating while walking through the historic Higashi Chaya District in Kanazawa, Japan.

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Busabout to add Asia in 2015
September 18 2014 at 12:18

Freestyle travel experts Busabout announce expansion to Asia.

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Myanmar’s struggling clay pot industry
September 17 2014 at 08:03

The opening up of this once-isolated Southeast Asian of 50 million in 2011 has affected traditional ways.

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India to lease out Rajasthan forts
September 16 2014 at 12:14

Rajasthan attracts a substantial number of foreign tourists to its old forts and palaces, recalling the glory days of the maharajas.

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A shopper’s paradise in China
September 16 2014 at 08:08

It’s hard to resist the temptation to splurge, writes Helen Grange.

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Gallery: A shopper’s paradise in China
September 16 2014 at 08:07

One of the most expensive shopping sprees you can go on in Shanghai is in the fashionable Xintiandi area.

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It’s pumpkin time
September 12 2014 at 13:18

A Japanese corporation has turned this small island town into a living modern art gallery.

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Last minute reprieve on Kerala alcohol ban
September 12 2014 at 11:46

India's top court temporarily halted Kerala's move to ban alcohol, handing bars and hotels a last-minute reprieve.

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