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Resort

Lippo plans South Korean resort venture with casino giant Caesars

The rapper Psy and his hit Gangnam Style is the latest example of the growing popularity of South Korean culture. Photo: Reuters

Lippo, the Hong Kong-listed investment group, plans to team up with joint venture partners including the American casino giant Caesars Entertainment to build a resort complex in South Korea.

Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 4:58am

Romancing in luxury

The honeymoon is often the most anticipated trip of a couple's relationship, and many use it as an opportunity to stretch the budget for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Beside the seaside

The bus from Alicante Airport is approaching the outskirts of Europe's most visited seaside resort. Mike, a retired hardware store owner from Yorkshire, northern England, is giving me the benefit of his experience.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Couple lose valuables in Phuket hotel safe theft

Christmas dinner cost a holidaying Hong Kong couple more than they bargained for when they returned to their Phuket hotel room to find goods worth US$20,000 missing from their safe.

Tamara Robins, 28, and Derryn Ruolle, 29, returned to their room at the four-star Manathai hotel at Surin beach on the Thai island's west coast to find the door ajar and the safe open.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Temptations

Manila was once the most popular first-time overseas destination for Hong Kong tourists because of the short flight and low cost, until it was overtaken by Bangkok and Taipei. But with integrated resorts among the tourist facilities under development, the city is expected to gain renewed interest as a tourist destination.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cruising on a luxurious vacation

A visit to the Philippines' first and only integrated resort, Resorts World Manila, is the closest thing to a luxury cruise ship vacation on land, offering self-contained hotel and entertainment facilities and a sense of hassle-free security.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The Pavilions, Phuket

What is it? A luxurious and secluded Thai resort on a shaded hillside in Phuket's Cherngtalay district, comprising 48 pool villas, completely and utterly given over to encouraging its patrons to make like bunnies.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Set sail to luxury without leaving land

A visit to the Philippines' first and only integrated resort, Resorts World Manila, is the closest thing to a luxury cruise ship vacation on land, offering self-contained hotel and entertainment facilities and a sense of hassle-free security.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

SAILING ahead

A far cry from the war jungles lost in the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is now a fast-growing emerging economy of 87 million people undergoing the most exciting period of change in its history. From being one of the poorest countries 20 years ago, Vietnam has made giant economic strides and is attracting the world's elite luxury developers.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji

What is it? A romantic couples-only hideaway with 46 bures (cottages), Likuliku Lagoon Resort is located on Malolo Island, in Fiji's Mamanuca archipelago, a 10-minute helicopter flight or 30-minute speedboat ride from Nadi. It's the first resort in Fiji to offer luxurious overwater bures in the style French Polynesia is famous for.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Treatments from the heart

Bali's premier resort destination, Nusa Dua, is home to a cluster of luxury international-brand resorts edging an immaculate white sandy beach on the southern coast.

Many are family orientated, offering superb facilities, top-class security and a calm azure bay with coral reef -ideal for safe swimming.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Running paradise no holiday

From the upper echelons of the finance sector to the small back office of her first resort, Anchalika Kijkanakorn has seen many sides of the business world.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Game if you are

South Africa has always had the makings of a dream holiday destination. It has warm, hospitable people, excellent food and wine, stunning natural landscapes and unforgettable wildlife reserves. But it was last year's Fifa World Cup that proved the country was eager to be enjoyed by international travellers.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

An ideal tropical paradise

Yalong Bay is known for the gentle surf and soft white sands that make morning and evening strolls along the coast enjoyable for those looking to relax and leave the workplace behind for a few days.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Join the jet set

If you fancy holidaying with the rich and famous, Vale de Lobo Algarve could be just the ticket. High-end buyers and celebrities from all over the world are said to have staked their claim in this prestigious golf and beach resort, the first development in The Algarve, which had a significant facelift in 2007.

3 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

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