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  1. On the road

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Tim Pile

    ... Tim Pile I first went backpacking in 1989. The Berlin Wall was about to crumble, Margaret Thatcher seemed invincible and Nelson Mandela was confined to a tiny cell. I'm in a tiny cell, now, although, in fairness, I have chosen to be. I'm spendin ...

  2. Nation smiles again

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Hill

    ... Peter Hill Like a boxer on the ropes, Thailand somehow manages to hit back just when you think it has received a knockout blow. Despite political violence that saw more than 90 people killed and almost 2,000 injured on the streets of Bangkok in April and ...

  3. Hidden gems of royal homes

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor Tucked away off the beaten track, two former royal residences offer tourists a very different vision of the region. One is in the central Vietnamese city of Hue where, after taking control in 1885, the French built a European-style municipa ...

  4. Back on the road to recovery

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui Around this time last year, Thailand stood proud as a globally preferred destination for Mice. Its economy was on the mend and its tourism chiefs had plenty to smile about. All that changed drastically when red-shirted protesters took to the ...

  5. Cheap deals to Thailand snapped up, agents say

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hongkongers have regained confidence in travel to Thailand, with hundreds of people signing up for packages every day, agents say. Tour groups to Bangkok resumed yesterday after being suspended for about two months. Price is a key factor. Pac ...

  6. Time to get on your bike

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Burrows The Thai capital is one of Hong Kong's favourite short-break destinations, and for good reason. It offers accommodation at all budget levels, good food, a plethora of cultural sights and attractions, lively nightlife, good weather, a ...

  7. Thai woe and Tin Shui Wai aren't so far apart

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Experiencing the 'red shirt' anti-government demonstrations that have been paralysing parts of central Bangkok, I was struck by the similarity of the demonstrators' grievances to those of Hong Kong's lower-income groups. ...

  8. Eight HK tours due to leave today cancelled

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Hong Kong travel agents cancelled eight package tours scheduled to leave for Bangkok and Pattaya today following the declaration of a state of emergency in the Thai capital. The Travel Industry Council said they were cancelled because of the unc ...

  9. HK tourists remain in Thailand despite warning of unrest

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Maggie Ng and Martin Wong Hong Kong tourists are still travelling in Thailand despite a government warning to avoid non-essential travel, with demonstrations by the 'Red Shirts' who support fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra begin ...

  10. Sight for sore eyes

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is located on a secluded hill on the southwest tip of the island, offering panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand, outlying islands and the surrounding landscape of coconut plantations. It features ...




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