travellers' checks

Pearl of the Orient

The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Shanghai is running a Pearls and Silk Experience package it says is based on the city's 'reputation as a shopping haven for lustrous pearls and quality silk'.

Sunday, 22 July, 2007, 12:00am

Seminyak, Bali

Bali is back on track and its shops are filled with beautiful things to buy. Ask your hotel or villa staff to hire you a car and driver for the morning and have them trail you as you splash out in Seminyak, north of Kuta and Legian. The car should only cost US$20-25 and trust us - you'll need help to carry all the treasure you're going to find.

13 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

HK victims return to confront their demons

Wounded rugby duo recall the night they lost many friends

The last time Nick Axiotes was in Bali he was in agony, swathed in pillow cases as he waited for hours to be evacuated from the Sanglah general hospital in Denpasar, Bali.

11 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Chief reduced to tears as traumatised islanders count their losses

Kuta's village chief had gathered with his counterparts from Legian and Seminyak to express his condolences to the bombing victims. He began by stressing the need for cool heads, but ended in tears, overcome by the enormity of Bali's tragedy.

17 Oct 2002 - 12:00am