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The volcanoes of Hawaii
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The volcanoes of Hawaii

The Hawaiian archipelago, comprising eight major islands, will dispel the myth that volcanoes are fearsome and temperamental. Unlike angry stratovolcanoes such as Mount Vesuvius, the shield volcanoes of Hawaii spill out lava that's less viscous and tends to flow more gently. Read: much safer and more pleasant to visit. Here are the four you must see.

Five reasons to visit Fiji
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Five reasons to visit Fiji

From zip-lining and jet boating to snorkelling with sharks and a luxury cruise through ancient volcanic islands, here’s why Fiji is the happiest place on Earth

Swan Valley
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Swan Valley

The best of Western Australia’s Swan Valley – and it ain’t all about wine

The best cafés in Johor Bahru
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The best cafés in Johor Bahru

We scout out 12 cafés near the Causeway that are worth the trip up to JB

Secret places in Tokyo to check out
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Secret places in Tokyo to check out

Everyone knows Tsukiji and Shibuya, so check out these lesser-known attractions of the Japanese capital the next time you visit

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Family-friendly activities in Johor Bahru
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Family-friendly activities in Johor Bahru

JB's not just for cheap petrol and even cheaper food. Will Chin explores five kid-friendly attractions that's perfect for a weekend getaway

Seminyak and Petitenget
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Seminyak and Petitenget

What to do and where to go on the Island of the Gods

Penang
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Penang

An escapade to the Pearl of the Orient? Skip the dusty travel guide and let Su Aziz and Cheng Sim take you around Penang for 48 hours

Phuket
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Phuket

The biggest island in Thailand is stocked with adventure, cheap food, and – of course – panoramas that’ll make all your friends jealous. But it’s also home to the creature comforts that some of us (including yours truly) look for in a beach getaway. Here’s how to kick back without slumming it out completely.

Hong Kong in 48 hours
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Hong Kong in 48 hours

Your 48-hour guide to the best things to do in Hong Kong

Con Dao islands
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Con Dao islands

After a 1hr plane ride from the frenetic streets of Ho Chi Minh City, the first thing you notice is the silence. With quaint, colonial-era seaside promenades, manicured hedgerows and the occasional loudspeaker issuing forth communist slogans, Con Son, the main (and only inhabited) island on the Con Dao archipelago, feels like it’s stuck in a time warp. 

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Katamama Hotel Seminyak, Bali
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Katamama Hotel Seminyak, Bali

Sofitel Luang Prabang, Laos
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Sofitel Luang Prabang, Laos

Alila Solo, Indonesia
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Alila Solo, Indonesia

X2 Vibe Buriram, Thailand
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X2 Vibe Buriram, Thailand