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Canoeing along Canada's Manigotagan River

A paddle just hours from Winnipeg proves to be a timeless experience. Words and pictures by Cameron Dueck.

31 Jan 2015 - 11:34pm
Bamboo forest that was oasis of calm in Guangdong is no more

Between Sihui and Zhaoqing, in western Guangdong province, there is a forest called Sea of Bamboo - Zhu Hai. I went there once in the late 1990s but arrived 10 minutes before it closed. Peering...

31 Jan 2015 - 11:35pm
Bamboo forest that was oasis of calm in Guangdong is no more

What is it? “It” is more accurately “they”: two ultra-luxurious five-star sister hotels in Taormina, in east Sicily, the island at the toe of Italy’s boot. The properties are 5km apart, a journey...

1 Feb 2015 - 12:39am
Bamboo forest that was oasis of calm in Guangdong is no more

The long-tail boat is a ubiquitous sight on the beaches of Krabi and Phuket. The boatbuilders' flair for improvisation has kept both a traditional art and the local economy afloat. Words and...

31 Jan 2015 - 11:35pm
Bamboo forest that was oasis of calm in Guangdong is no more

Springtime in Venice So briefly did the St Regis Venice San Clemente Palace welcome guests before it closed for the winter season last year, its reopening on April 1 is being announced by local...

1 Feb 2015 - 1:04am
Mr Porter and filmmaker Matthew Vaughn launch Kingsman menswear label

New menswear label Kingsman is a collaboration between British film director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Kick Ass) and men's online retail portal Mr Porter. The collection is inspired by Vaughn's...

1 Feb 2015 - 12:57am

Shanghai has begun planning crowd control measures for its much-anticipated Disney park, due to open in the second half of this year.

30 Jan 2015 - 10:46pm

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 22%
  • No: 72%
  • Undecided: 6%
2 Feb 2015
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Total number of votes recorded: 107

The Ombudsman has slammed airport bosses for telling staff to lie to passengers about its CCTV system, saying it was "totally unacceptable" for a public body to knowingly give false information to...

28 Jan 2015 - 5:18pm

A circus in Siem Reap is allowing impoverished young Cambodians to vault into the limelight, writes Douglas Thompson.

26 Jan 2015 - 2:34pm

This is sporting legend Andy Murray's new Scottish hotel. The Eden family ran Cromlix House as a hotel for 30 years before they put it on the market in 2013. Murray, whose hometown of Dunblane is...

24 Jan 2015 - 10:19pm

Most of the 2.8 billion trips made during the festive peak between February 4 and March 15 are expected to be by public road transport

24 Jan 2015 - 11:30am

The Upper House in Admiralty has been recognised as one of the world's top 25 hotels and China's best luxury hotel by travel website TripAdvisor.

23 Jan 2015 - 10:22am

Last year, the number of Chinese tourists exceeded the Maldivian indigenous population for the first time.

22 Jan 2015 - 1:46pm

Guangdong is considering allowing yachts registered in Hong Kong and Macau to sail in the Pearl River Delta, state media has reported.

23 Jan 2015 - 5:32pm

Long-haul budget carrier Indonesia AirAsia Extra has delayed indefinitely the launch of its inaugural flight between Bali and Melbourne after failing to get the approval of Australian regulators,...

23 Jan 2015 - 10:26am

For some, the outlying island is more than just a weekend getaway, it's a way of life.

21 Jan 2015 - 9:56pm

Macau is attracting more visitors, although fewer gamblers are placing their bets in the troubled casino capital.

22 Jan 2015 - 2:09pm

Virgin territory Just about every hotel that opens these days claims to be "raising the bar", "setting new standards" or "redefining hospitality" (often all three), but such sales talk might...

24 Jan 2015 - 10:19pm

International waters. The very words have a certain hold on the popular imagination: a lawless zone where man can cast off the rules and inhibitions of an increasingly regulated world.

19 Jan 2015 - 12:02pm

Tourist arrivals in Hong Kong increased 12 per cent to 60.8 million last year - up on an estimate made last February that there would be 59 million visitors and despite uncertainty created by the...

19 Jan 2015 - 10:41am

Cathay Pacific says its frequent-flier scheme has become too popular and is unsustainable in its current form.

19 Jan 2015 - 10:42am

When I started learning Putonghua in China, in the autumn of 1988, few, if any, of the backpackers I ran into could be bothered to do the same. Among the Chinese, only earnest students and scam...

17 Jan 2015 - 10:10pm

Neo colonial Originally scheduled to open in the first half of 2013 but delayed due to floods, drought and "supplier issues", The Sanchaya is a smart, newly built colonial-style resort on the...

17 Jan 2015 - 10:11pm

A swathe of Guangdong stands testament to the successes of the overseas Chinese whose remittances have furnished the landscape with cultural curiosities, writes Cecilie Gamst Berg.

17 Jan 2015 - 10:12pm

Reindeer burgers, a half-marathon in the snowy dark and a romantic, if slightly scary, dog-sled ride are all overshadowed by Norway's aurora borealis, writes Chris Graham.

17 Jan 2015 - 10:13am

A new low-cost carrier, 9 Air, took to the skies yesterday in a wave of take-offs for budget carriers on the mainland.

16 Jan 2015 - 11:56am

Why might we want to stay here? It may have growing ambitions but Laos is still a country where life moves at a gentle pace - and even with its brand new hotels, the capital, Vientiane, is no...

17 Jan 2015 - 10:10pm

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