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Sunday, 17 July, 2011, 12:00am

Great Asian Escapes - Mumbai, India

The wonders of Angkor Wat, the sublime scenery of Guilin or the thrill of the roulette table in Macau ... whatever you yearn for, you can find it just a short flight (or ferry ride) away from Hong Kong. On the following pages are six cities to get you inspired.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

Mumbai

It may be the financial centre of India, but Mumbai offers a slice of life as chaotic as its geography. Built on a series of marshes, islands and peninsulas, the city's streets are a vibrant mixture of grandiose colonial facades and tenement slums, and are home to 15 million residents.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

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1 Gateway of India Colonial India's answer to the Arc de Triomphe, the Gateway of India is Mumbai's most prominent landmark. Built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in the early 1900s, the Gateway of India is memorable as much for its imposing position on the harbour as for the mass of humanity gathered at its base, selling everything from food to giant balloons.

20 May 2003 - 12:00am