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  1. Lifestyle - Travel - REVIEW TERELJ HOTEL

    Review: Terelj Hotel

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... Kit Gillet lifestyle@scmp.com A lone star on the endless horizon Few visitors to Mongolia arrive expecting a luxurious time. Most come itching for an adventure out in the vast plains where living in a ger- the basic felt tents of the nomadic herders also ...

  2. Buggy bites

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Robby Nimmo Novelist and satirist Peter De Vries once wrote: 'A mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.' He forgot to include the period where parents take to the streets with a pram. These days, s ...

  3. Free online HK visas for Taiwanese travellers

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Hong Kong will soon grant travellers from Taiwan free online visas, marking further progress in ties since Hong Kong and Taipei renewed ... to Taiwanese travellers- something that Taipei has extended to Hong Kong since September 2010. 'Our immigration department is testing the computer and data systems and hopefully we should be able ...

  4. Travellers' checks

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... travel portal'. Basically it's a website that lets users 'fly' around the world- rather like Google Earth- in search of interesting locations, then zoom in on them and explore tourist spots at street level in an interactive 3D setting, with travel-information sidebars. So far the only places that can be explored in 3D are in Nepal, where a 'Journey to Everest' ...

  5. Travel Expert plans HK$50m share sale

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Travel Expert (Asia) Enterprises, a leader in the frequent individual traveller segment of the agency business, aims to raise HK$50 million through an initial ... director, and his wife Cheng Hang-fan, who used to be a travel agency marketing manager- offers packages and booking services in its more than 50 shops in Hong Kong, targeting travellers ...

  6. Check out the summer deals on offer at Asia's fine resorts and hotels

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... destination, thanks to foreign investors putting money into new hotels and infrastructure. If you fancy travelling further than the better-known Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh trails, Country Holidays organises ... Skytrain just a minute's walk away. Facilities cater to the businessman and the leisure traveller. The promotional rate is 3,100 baht ($620). For more details go ...

  7. Travellers to Thailand take the reckless path

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng During the Easter holiday, many Hongkongers insisted on going to Bangkok even though the government's travel alert had been set on red since last month. Tourism sector lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun said more than 7,000 local residents were in Thailand at the time. Although Tse opposed the rash behaviour of these travellers, he advised the government to monitor ...

  8. Taiwan eases travel limits on mainlanders in HK

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Taipei and Martin Wong Mainlanders who have worked in Hong Kong for a year as well as members of their family who are living in the city will be allowed to travel to Taiwan ... and the Mainland Affairs Council gave their approval, Lai said before a dinner in Taipei with members of the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents. Association chairman Michael Wu Siu-ieng welcomed ...

  9. US caution on travel in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The US government has cautioned citizens about travelling to Xinjiang after the recent violence in the western region, famous for its location on the old Silk ... killing 16 and wounding 16. A 'warden message' sent by e-mail to US citizens living in China said people should 'carefully consider' travelling to the region. 'The embassy ...

  10. Plans for solo travel on track

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Ben Chang in Taipei Taiwan may take a first step next month towards allowing solo travellers from the mainland to visit the island, Taiwanese officials said yesterday. Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications said it was drafting detailed plans to give mainland travellers greater access to the island. 'All mainland travellers will be treated ...




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