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In pictures: an off-the-radar, back-country snow adventure in Japan

It’s not unusual for 10 to 15 metres of snow to fall over the course of a season at the northern end of the Japanese Alps, making it the perfect spot for tree runs on soft powder 

26 Jan 2016 - 10:55AM

It’s not unusual for 10 to 15 metres of snow to fall over the course of a season at the northern end of the Japanese Alps, making it the perfect spot for tree runs on soft powder 

In pictures: an off-the-radar, back-country snow adventure in Japan
Five Hong Kong festivals you can't miss this autumn

Autumn signals the beginning of festival season in Hong Kong, and this year, there is something for everyone. Here are five you shouldn't miss.

12 Aug 2015 - 10:28PM

Autumn signals the beginning of festival season in Hong Kong, and this year, there is something for everyone. Here are five you shouldn't miss.

Five Hong Kong festivals you can't miss this autumn
Diving Japanese warship wrecks in Palawan is an eery experience

The clear waters of Coron Bay in the Philippine island province of Palawan contain 12 second world war Japanese shipwrecks and are a paradise for divers.

28 May 2015 - 11:07AM

The clear waters of Coron Bay in the Philippine island province of Palawan contain 12 second world war Japanese shipwrecks and are a paradise for divers.

Diving Japanese warship wrecks in Palawan is an eery experience
Winter in Laos - chilled vibes with a bit of adventure

Landlocked Laos is a place of great natural diversity, from the peaks in the north, to the remote centre, and the open plains. But some impressions remain the same: this is a country with a deep heritage, and life is laid-back. Winter in Laos means long periods of stable, warm weather - perfect for a visit.

15 Apr 2015 - 4:21PM

Landlocked Laos is a place of great natural diversity, from the peaks in the north, to the remote centre, and the open plains. But some impressions remain the same: this is a country with a deep heritage, and life is laid-back. Winter in Laos means long periods of stable, warm weather - perfect for a visit.

Winter in Laos - chilled vibes with a bit of adventure
Rock climbers lured to the karsts of Getu village

The rocks of a remote river valley in Guizhou provide not only fabulous scenery, but also challenges that climbers are finding too tempting to resist.

13 Apr 2015 - 2:46PM

The rocks of a remote river valley in Guizhou provide not only fabulous scenery, but also challenges that climbers are finding too tempting to resist.

Rock climbers lured to the karsts of Getu village