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Magical White Nights

St Petersburg, Russian Federation

Magical White Nights

Christina Ching discovers that the sun never sets and the Russian city of St Petersburg never sleeps in the summer

Culture vulture

Russian Federation

Culture vulture

Christina Ching gets her cultural nourishment in St Petersburg — Russia’s treasure trove of art, architecture, culture and history

City of the Golden Horde

Kazan, Russian Federation

City of the Golden Horde

The Russian city of Kazan has hosted international sports events but for Catherine Hostiani, its Tatar culture was a bigger draw

Modern Moscow

Moscow, Russian Federation

Modern Moscow

Moscow was bleak yet soulful during my first visit in 1988, but it has since transformed into a city of glitz and billionaires

Seeing Siberia from a train

Siberia, Russian Federation

Seeing Siberia from a train

Russian cities along the Trans-Siberian Railway route are beautiful and steeped in culture

Deals galore in Russia

Russian Federation

Deals galore in Russia

Collapse of the ruble and slowdown of the economy are among the reasons Russia is now an affordable tourist destination

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A revitalised Paris of Java

As transportation and hotels in Bandung are upgraded in time for the Asian Games, Jonathan Evans sizes up the old and new in Indonesia’s third most populous city

Kuching chic

The capital of Sarawak is developing into a snazzy city and is slated to become the newest travel destination in Malaysia, as Carolyn Hong discovers

Rural interlude in Sapa

Hong Weixi gets a taste of everyday village life in Vietnam

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Five scenic hikes in San Francisco

Suzanne Sng gets some exercise while enjoying the fantastic views in California’s Bay Area

Close encounters

Gibbons, macaques, elephants, hornbills and bats are some of the wildlife species Tan Chung Lee gets to see at Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park

Exploring the Ekka

Melissa Anne Tan shares why she often returns to Brisbane just to attend this annual exhibition