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Big deal

Preferred Hotels and Cambodia's newest luxury hideaway are offering an opening special. Pay for two nights, at a 20 per cent discounted rate, and get a third night free at the luxurious new Sothea.

Wednesday, 25 March, 2009, 12:00am

Good sense prevails in row over temples

There are few more striking - and strategic - places in greater Indochina than the ruins of the Preah Vihear temples. Sitting on the high cliff edge of a lion-shaped escarpment on the border of Thailand and northwest Cambodia, the temples reflect both an ancient world and modern tensions.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

The Chedi, Chiang Mai

Where is it? On the west bank of the Mae Ping River in Chiang Mai, in a location that proved less than auspicious in March 2005; the river burst its banks six weeks after the hotel opened, forcing a year-long closure. All is well now though and the Chedi is one of the best luxury properties in northern Thailand.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Japanese heart-throb goes solo

Japanese actor and singer Teppei Koike has released his first solo album Pieces, after a six-year career in showbiz.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Sotsugyo TIME - Bokura no Hajimari by WaT

Sotsugyo TIME - Bokura no Hajimari is the highly-anticipated debut from Japanese duo WaT, consisting of Eiji Wentz and Teppei Koike. Despite this being their first full-length album, the two actors-cum-singers are no strangers to the Japanese public. They have appeared in many television shows.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

A mediocre time

Sotsugyo Time - Bokura no Hajimari is the first full-length album of Japanese boy band WaT. It contains 13 guitar-driven tracks, including hit single Sotsugyo Time.

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Asian temples

History, for some, is spelt out in temples. Far more than just 'stones and bones', a great temple lingers like the spirit of a civilization whose earthly powers have waned. Sites such as Borobudur in Java, the Cham temples of Vietnam and the massive Spanish basilicas of Luzon, the Philippines, all tell of Asia's shifting spheres of faith and power.

21 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Check in

Last-minute deal: Virgin is extending its Lunar New Year promotion of HK$3,900 for return economy flights from Hong Kong to London. Tickets must be paid for by Thursday and travel must commence before March 27. Call 2532 6060 for details.

29 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Deluxe packages

The Regent Resort Chiang Mai is to introduce deluxe packages from October 1 to March 31. They include a spa package for three nights with steam treatment, massage, body scrub and facial, a golf getaway with two nights accommodation, and 'discover Thailand' with two nights at Chiang Mai and two nights at the Regent Bangkok.

16 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

It's no holiday finding peace with the monks

WHY would anyone choose to spend ten days of getting up at 4 am, eating only two meatless meals per day, abstaining from caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and any form of entertainment, in absolute silence? As a carnivorous smoker, who can take or leave a drink, but likes a coffee, the disciplines of a 10-day meditation retreat in southern Thailand presented a challenge.

15 Jun 1994 - 12:00am