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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
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

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
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.

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
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.

 

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 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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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?