Malaysia’s First World Hotel in Genting Highlands is the biggest hotel in the world.
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

The world’s largest hotel in Malaysia is a far cry from what top properties used to look like

  • The Royal York, in the Canadian city of Toronto, claimed to be the largest hotel in the British Empire when it opened 90 years ago
  • Today, its modest 1,048 rooms pale in comparison to the 7,350 available at First World Hotel in Genting Highlands

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Malaysia’s First World Hotel in Genting Highlands is the biggest hotel in the world.
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General Tom Thumb, aka Charles Stratton, and Lavinia Warren Stratton with Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren, in 1864. Photo: Alamy
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

When General Tom Thumb wowed Hong Kong crowds with his little-person performance

  • Plus, HK Express to launch a direct route to Japan’s Miyako Islands in July, and Lonely Planet’s somewhat uninspiring anthology of travel writing

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General Tom Thumb, aka Charles Stratton, and Lavinia Warren Stratton with Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren, in 1864. Photo: Alamy
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