iol travel aug 27 Asia Vanishing Heritage~2
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Asia’s vanishing communities

The relentless drive to emulate the West has already consigned many traditional communities to rubble, and with them a way of life.

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iol trave aug 27 Hungarian Railways
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Hungary to run luxury trains to Tehran

Railway enthusiasts with a taste for nostalgia will soon be able to indulge their Orient Express fantasies.

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iol travel aug 25  Kerala
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India’s Kerala state bans alcohol

From next year only five-star hotels will be granted licences.

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Japan targets new big spenders
May 21 2014 at 12:16

In ageing Japan, retailers are waking up to a hot new demographic.

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Dine with the sharks
May 19 2014 at 14:27

We look inside the world's first glass underwater restaurant, five metres below the Indian Ocean. [VIDEO]

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Coffee spot that clicks with clients
May 5 2014 at 13:13

The Dreamy Camera Cafe allows customers to crawl inside a giant camera and take a look through the other side of the giant lens.

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Everest now just a lost dream?
April 30 2014 at 11:45

Dreams shattered and counting their losses, many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal.

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Into the Malaysian melting pot
April 29 2014 at 13:04

Jovial Rantao travels to Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, where cultures and traditions mingle and flourish.

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A rite of passage
April 25 2014 at 14:01

The 'shinbyu' ceremony, followed by all Myanmar Buddhists, is said to date back more than two-and-a-half millennia.

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More crews pull out of Everest expeditions
April 25 2014 at 12:18

Three major mountaineering companies joined others in quitting Everest, citing fears of violence and tension at base camp.

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You'll have to pay for old town charm
April 24 2014 at 12:21

Tourists have taken to social media to complain about the enforcement of a $6 charge for Vietnam's old town of Hoi An.

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Everest climbing season in jeopardy
April 24 2014 at 08:00

Another major mountaineering company has abandoned its Everest expedition after a deadly avalanche killed 16 guides.

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Everest mountaineers stranded
April 22 2014 at 12:56

Frustrated mountaineers who paid tens of thousands of dollars to climb world's highest peak face disappointment due to a strike threat.

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