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After reports of sexual harassment and murder, ride-hailing apps from Grab to Didi turn to technology to improve safety

Risks for women have become increasingly visible in recent years, with the rape and murder of two female passengers by drivers in China this year alone

31 Oct 2018 - 5:06PM

Risks for women have become increasingly visible in recent years, with the rape and murder of two female passengers by drivers in China this year alone

After reports of sexual harassment and murder, ride-hailing apps from Grab to Didi turn to technology to improve safety
TREE makes ethical practices chic and stylish at Horizon Plaza in Hong Kong
Branching out: the Red Cabinet takes inspiration from antique and modern alike
No need to play the guessing game with Okooko beds
Indigo Living presents Kelly Hoppen Collection and debuts four design ranges at Hong Kong’s HomeSquare
Joineur keeps centuries-old Chinese furniture-making crafts alive with exquisite pieces at Hong Kong’s HomeSquare
Taipa Village in Macau emerges as a top spot for foodies and art lovers
‘Iron lady’ May lacks the mettle to make Britain great again
Macau offers endless opportunities for weddings with something for every taste and budget
Tie a jumbo-style knot
8 Mar 2016 - 10:40AM
Tie a jumbo-style knot
Bali offers mind-boggling array of accommodation from huge resorts to family-run homestays, and everything in between
It's worth the trip to Bali Asli Restaurant and Cooking School just for the view of Mount Agung from the terrace
Month of festivities

Portuguese mariners arrived in Macau in the 16th century and, in 1535, the nation’s  traders were granted rights to berth ships and to carry out trading activities. Christian missionaries quickly followed.

20 Nov 2015 - 11:21AM

Portuguese mariners arrived in Macau in the 16th century and, in 1535, the nation’s  traders were granted rights to berth ships and to carry out trading activities. Christian missionaries quickly followed.

Month of festivities
New bus tours offer a simple way to explore Macau’s top attractions

Exploring Macau has become easier and more fun with the launch of two hop-on, hop-off circular bus tours. One takes tourists around key sites in the old city on the peninsula, while the other goes on a tour of the islands of Taipa and Coloane.

 

11 Nov 2015 - 9:31AM

Exploring Macau has become easier and more fun with the launch of two hop-on, hop-off circular bus tours. One takes tourists around key sites in the old city on the peninsula, while the other goes on a tour of the islands of Taipa and Coloane.

 

New bus tours offer a simple way to explore Macau’s top attractions
Central voyage of discovery

Central Vietnam is one of the country's best-kept secrets. There are sandy beaches with stylish hotels, Unesco World Heritage Sites and top golf courses. Da Nang International Airport has flights to a growing list of domestic and regional travel destinations.

6 Nov 2015 - 4:32PM

Central Vietnam is one of the country's best-kept secrets. There are sandy beaches with stylish hotels, Unesco World Heritage Sites and top golf courses. Da Nang International Airport has flights to a growing list of domestic and regional travel destinations.

Central voyage of discovery
Emphasis shifts from business to pleasure

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur have traditionally targeted meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) organisers and business travellers, but a move is afoot to broaden their base by attracting more leisure travellers. Their efforts are supported by Tourism Malaysia, which is focusing increasingly on the leisure travel segment by promoting festivals and other tourist-friendly events and activities.

6 Nov 2015 - 4:29PM

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur have traditionally targeted meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) organisers and business travellers, but a move is afoot to broaden their base by attracting more leisure travellers. Their efforts are supported by Tourism Malaysia, which is focusing increasingly on the leisure travel segment by promoting festivals and other tourist-friendly events and activities.

Emphasis shifts from business to pleasure
Revving it up

Macau comes alive every autumn with the roar of sports car and motorcycle engines, as drivers, riders and enthusiasts descend on the former Portuguese enclave for one of the world’s most exciting sporting events.

4 Nov 2015 - 10:15AM

Macau comes alive every autumn with the roar of sports car and motorcycle engines, as drivers, riders and enthusiasts descend on the former Portuguese enclave for one of the world’s most exciting sporting events.

Revving it up
Diners delight

Macau’s eating out scene continues to improve. There are fine dining restaurants, informal bistros, intimate cafes and - for a slice of Macanese life - bustling street markets, where the locals say some of the best food is to be enjoyed.

20 Oct 2015 - 10:37AM

Macau’s eating out scene continues to improve. There are fine dining restaurants, informal bistros, intimate cafes and - for a slice of Macanese life - bustling street markets, where the locals say some of the best food is to be enjoyed.

Diners delight
Macau celebrates its historic connections with the annual Lusofonia Festival

Portugal once had a far-flung empire with "overseas provinces" in Africa, Asia and South America. It was the world's first truly global empire, spanning more than five centuries.

7 Oct 2015 - 10:35AM

Portugal once had a far-flung empire with "overseas provinces" in Africa, Asia and South America. It was the world's first truly global empire, spanning more than five centuries.

Macau celebrates its historic connections with the annual Lusofonia Festival
Macau’s handover site evolves into cultural and entertainment centre

More than four centuries after the Portuguese settled in Macau in 1557, the enclave was returned to Chinese administration on December 20, 1999. But why was that particular date chosen for the handover? 

24 Sep 2015 - 9:47AM

More than four centuries after the Portuguese settled in Macau in 1557, the enclave was returned to Chinese administration on December 20, 1999. But why was that particular date chosen for the handover? 

Macau’s handover site evolves into cultural and entertainment centre
Step onto Senado Square and into the past: Walking tours bring Macau’s Chinese, Portuguese history in focus

Senado Square sits at the heart of old Macau. Overlooking the triangular-shaped plaza is a building called the Leal Senado, which means “loyal senate” in Portuguese. It was the seat of the enclave's legislative assembly before Macau was returned to Chinese administration in 1999.

12 Aug 2015 - 10:33AM

Senado Square sits at the heart of old Macau. Overlooking the triangular-shaped plaza is a building called the Leal Senado, which means “loyal senate” in Portuguese. It was the seat of the enclave's legislative assembly before Macau was returned to Chinese administration in 1999.

Step onto Senado Square and into the past: Walking tours bring Macau’s Chinese, Portuguese history in focus
The other side of Macau: Fun for all the family in Coloane

Coloane might be just a hop, skip and a jump from the mega resorts, massive shopping malls, and glitzy casinos of Cotai, but it is an entirely different world, where high-rises are the exception rather than the rule.

22 Jul 2015 - 11:15AM

Coloane might be just a hop, skip and a jump from the mega resorts, massive shopping malls, and glitzy casinos of Cotai, but it is an entirely different world, where high-rises are the exception rather than the rule.

The other side of Macau: Fun for all the family in Coloane
Temples, picturesque gardens and quiet alleyways provide a glimpse of historic Macau

A walk through Macau's historic St Lazarus district is like a short course in Sino-Western history. Kun Iam Tong is a good place to start. The temple, at No 2 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, which is also known as Pou Chai Sim Iun, dates back to the 13th century. The structure was built during the Ming dynasty in 1627.

15 Jul 2015 - 12:53PM

A walk through Macau's historic St Lazarus district is like a short course in Sino-Western history. Kun Iam Tong is a good place to start. The temple, at No 2 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, which is also known as Pou Chai Sim Iun, dates back to the 13th century. The structure was built during the Ming dynasty in 1627.

Temples, picturesque gardens and quiet alleyways provide a glimpse of historic Macau
Science, movies and a Skywalk: Why Macau isn’t only for gamblers

Macau is not just for gamblers. A growing number of families are travelling to the former Portuguese enclave thanks to fun-filled and educational attractions that children find entertaining.

24 Jun 2015 - 10:28AM

Macau is not just for gamblers. A growing number of families are travelling to the former Portuguese enclave thanks to fun-filled and educational attractions that children find entertaining.

Science, movies and a Skywalk: Why Macau isn’t only for gamblers
Business schools must rethink their missions
East beats West
3 Jul 2014 - 5:20PM
East beats West
Moving up the ranks
30 Jun 2014 - 5:18PM
Moving up the ranks
Asia business schools must adapt to change
Late bloomers
30 Jun 2014 - 5:09PM
Late bloomers
Driving entrepreneurs with real-world cases