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Arab St, Singapore

Getting gritty in Singapore

Daniel James We all know the well-marketed version of Singapore filled with glossy malls brimming with luxury brands but step outside the malls and the tourist traps of Orchard Road and you’ll find a very different Singapore. A more …

Viceroy Bali, Ubud, Indonesia

Viceroy Bali owes its ageless beauty to family

Daniel James We’re all the product of our family – good or bad. Without getting into an extended debate on nature or nurture, family can shape our identity and how we see …

Chingay Parade, Singapore

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey in Singapore

Daniel James The largest festive date on the Singaporean calendar is undoubtedly its Chinese New Year celebrations and from now and throughout February, the city state comes …

Petra, Jordan

Don’t desert the luxury haven of Jordan

Amy Hughes In a region tipping over with tension, tourism in the Middle East has tanked. But there remains one safe, stable haven. Jordan has long been high on the list for biblical and adventure tourists, with it’s ancient historical sites and …

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Hippos prey on the hip in South Africa

Mark Eggleton is mighty glad lions can't use can openers

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Top water adventures in the world

Water parks aren’t just for the thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies who walk among us. They appeal to the inner child within all of us and besides, there’s something …

Maramara Park Avenue, New York

Serene New York havens stir memories of a gilded a…

Amy Hughes Just off Fifth Avenue at the corner of 32nd Street, sits a newcomer to Manhattan’s posse of luxury hotels. Smooth white stone, and light wood paneling create a serene atmosphere in the lobby of the Marmara Park Avenue. In this city of …

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What's on: Tobago Jazz Experience

American singer Jennifer Hudson will headline the seventh annual Tobago Jazz Experience along with R&B group Kool & the Gang and Grammy award winner Jill Scott. The …

Sandy-lane

Best places to stay in Barbados

Sandy Lane There’s nothing subtle about Sandy Lane. From its white exteriors to its marble interiors, the entire structure exudes luxury. It’s perhaps why celebrities are …

London City, England

Weekend in the City will suit you sir

Daniel Ferguson It might be the world’s leading financial centre filled with a bespoke suited multitude during the week but the City or the Square Mile of London works at a more genteel pace on the weekend. It’s not that the suits have …

Barrafina, London

Barrafina Soho sizzles while London drizzles

Standing in a queue outside Barrafina, my wife and I hear the couple behind us quip they are amazed to be 20th in line. “Oh, if you get here later than 4:30 there’s no …

Envy, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Seafood swagger in enviable Amsterdam

Daniel Ferguson Word on the straat is that Dutch food is on the up. Outside Amsterdam’s tired tourist thoroughfares like Haarlemmerstraat and Nieuwendijk with their …

Maramara Park Avenue, New York

Serene New York havens stir memories of a gilded a…

Amy Hughes Just off Fifth Avenue at the corner of 32nd Street, sits a newcomer to Manhattan’s posse of luxury hotels. Smooth white stone, and light wood paneling create a serene atmosphere in the lobby of the Marmara Park Avenue. In this city of …

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Down-to-Earth cost of flying by private jet

A private jet hire company has dropped everything to answer the burning question: how much does it really cost to fly by private jet and say goodbye to the horrors of regular …