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Northeast Asia

Patrons enjoying Friday night at Ton Ton Yakitori bar, Ginza.

Japan

Weird theme bars in Tokyo: The robot and the Barbie doll

Steve McKenna I have spent the evening hopping around Tokyo's weird and wacky theme bars.

Hong Kong

Six of the best: Hong Kong hotels with views

Brian Johnston These rooms have fabulous views and you can really test your tolerance to vertigo.

Japan

Japan: Harvesting perfection

Jamie Lafferty Oysters may now be given a helping hand to create pearls, but nature and luck still play a part, writes Jamie Lafferty.

Worldwide

Fifty things we love about travel right now

A vintage caravan in Palm Springs, California.

Edited by Sarah Maguire From retro caravans to saving the rhinos, here's what we love about travel right now.

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Special features

Japan

Cool, bold and exclusive

Tokyo, Akihabara, two girls in Cosplay.

Shopping in Tokyo is not just retail therapy, it's a feast for the senses through displays of cutting-edge art and design, writes Misha Janette.

Japan

A year of celebration

Crowd pleasers ...  dancers at the Gujo Odori  Festival.

The Japanese have a festival for every season. Maria Visconti dons her dancing geta and joins the fun.

Photo galleries

Photos

On board Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy

Cathay Pacific has been named the world's best airline for 2014 at the World Airline Awards.

Photos

China's floating city

Inside of China's floating city.

With museums, underwater hotels and a theme park, a new 'floating city' is set to lure travellers to China's coast.

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Travellers Tips

Travel Insider

The top five travel illnesses (and how to avoid them)

Traveller?s diarrhoea affects more than 50 per cent of travellers to developing countries and can last for many days.

Jane E Fraser Shall we add it to the list of Dumb Ways to Die? Heading to high risk holiday destinations without vaccinations is about as smart as eating a tube of superglue, but more and more Aussies are doing it.

Air travel

Big plane, short-haul: world's shortest superjumbo flights

Airbus A380 superjumbo

Kinny Cheng Travellers tend to associate the mighty Airbus A380 with long-haul flights from one corner of the globe to another, but that's not always the case.

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Travel News

Jetstar tells girl she is 'too young to fly alone'

Jetstar

12:31pm | A 12-year-old girl's "first big flight" was cut short when boarding crew told her she was too young to fly alone.

Drunk woman attacks cabin crew with false leg

9:47am | Pilots were forced to divert a flight after a one-leg drunk woman attacked cabin crew.

Croatia expels tourist for punching monk seal

9:06am | A man who punch a Mediterranean monk seal has been fined and expelled from Croatia.

Peninsula Paris a game-changer on the luxury hotel scene

JULIETTA JAMESON | With more than $1 billion spent to open the doors of the brand new Peninsula Paris; it is perhaps the most anticipated opening in recent times.

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