Star's eye-opening backpacking trip

Most celebrities enjoy their time off in luxury villas in Phuket and Bali. Pop star Kary Ng Yu-fei spent a week before Easter trekking through exotic India.

Friday, 9 April, 2010, 12:00am

Taj Coromandel, Chennai

What is it? Located on Mahatma Gandhi Road, Chennai's Taj Coromandel is understated elegance and Indian hospitality at their best and a welcome reprieve from the heat and chaos of the city that used to be called Madras.

5 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Cartier spices up the mystery

Luxury brand Cartier held a preview of its Inde Mysterieuse jewellery at the Four Seasons this month.

With a Taj Mahal motif on a rotating stage, sitar music filling the room, and flowing water signifying the Ganges River, guests felt as if they had been transported to India with a show that included the modelling of more than 100 sparkling pieces.

23 May 2008 - 12:00am

Voters urged to keep Taj on list of 7 wonders

'If you have ever been in love, vote for the Taj,' is the message being beamed from TVs, radios and billboards across India.

The reason for the campaign? The country is in danger of seeing its national monument slip out of contention in the huge global poll now under way to decide the new 'seven wonders of the world'.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Well noted

Louis Vuitton has added Mumbai ($265) to its Travel Notebooks collection, which already includes Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Beijing and Athens. Artist Florine Asch has captured the energy of the city in vivid watercolours: the Taj Mahal, Rajabai Tower, ancient rock carvings of the Elephanta Caves, dazzling bazaars and Bollywood scenes.

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

State Taj

DEFENDING International Cup hero State Taj is certain to be ruled out of this year's renewal on veterinary grounds today, writes Robin Parke. The Australian galloper has been under veterinary scrutiny since arrival and last night stable sources said it was only a matter of a last check today before State Taj is officially withdrawn from the race.

7 Dec 1995 - 12:00am