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Isle of sun, sand and sugar


Isle of sun, sand and sugar

While Mauritius is best known as a haven for honeymooners and beach bums, visitors need only look to the sugarcane fields to understand the ...

Lessons from nature


Lessons from nature

Wu Shangyuan crosses paths with giant tortoises and learns about the extinct dodo in Mauritius.

Romance in Mauritius


Romance in Mauritius

Surrounded by turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the island is the perfect getaway for lovebirds

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Animal adventures in Rajasthan

Take a walk on the wild side with glamping, leopard safaris and horseback riding through the desert in this Indian state



The curious case of Belitung

The Indonesian island remains blissfully non-touristy, but with new air links, cafés and hotels, can it retain its unique personality?

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Multi-storied Newtown

This Sydney neighbourhood, said to be where rock band AC/DC formed in the 1970s, champions all things alternative. Serene Goh uncovers its distinctive vibe

Bangkok’s under-the-radar markets

After a ban on street food in Bangkok last year, many street hawkers have disappeared. But there is hope. Here are five local markets that still serve tasty and authentic street food

Spoilt for choice in Melbourne

Fancy a music festival in Aboriginal lands, catching a tennis grand slam, moonlight cinema or eating at night noodle markets? The Australian city has all these and more