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How to spend 48 hours in four Asian cities: natives offer tips

Make the most of visits to Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and Phnom Penh with these insiders' knowledge

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 May, 2015, 2:21pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 May, 2015, 2:31pm

We can't help it. As the sticky summer days loom in Hong Kong, our thoughts turn to getting away ... even if it's just for a weekend. That's why the Post's 48 Hours magazine recently asked natives of some of Asia's most happening cities to give us their inside tips on where to eat, stay, shop and party. To read full guides to each of the cities below, click on the headlines. 


48 hours in Seoul

After living for years in New Zealand, Jin-ho Lee is back in his native South Korea, where he’s a TV chef and author. And he knows exactly what’s hot — whether the topic is food or culture

48 hours in Shanghai

China's second city is first on many people's lists for a weekend getaway. Nightlife entrepreneur Cody Allen offers his favourite spots to eat, drink and explore.

48 hours in Tokyo

Fashion designer Limi Yamamoto  lets us in on some of her secret and favourite corners in Tokyo.

48 hours in Phnom Penh

Cambodia's capital is fast becoming the regional hub of underground music. Marissa Carruthers spends a weekend with DJ Simon C Vent to discover some of the hottest spots

For dozens more stories about holidays in Asia, see our Asia travel page