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Southeast Asia

Cruising

The Cruise Director: berthing pains

Sally Macmillan Is Sydney in danger of losing its celebrated status as Australia's most important cruise port?

Vietnam

Halong Bay: Here be no more dragons

Halong Bay is millions of years old but a new Wonder of Nature. By Linda Moon.

River cruising: The travel trend that's made a huge comeback

Brian Johnston River cruising has become so popular that companies are struggling to meet demand, writes Brian Johnston.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: here comes Cruise Week

Emerald Waterways supplied

Sally Macmillan The third National Cruise Week starts next Monday, with cruises worth $100,000 up for grabs.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Singapore's greatest hawker dishes

Singapore food. Chilli Crab.

Tasty dozen: Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix name 12 of the best hawker dishes in Singapore - and tell you where to find them.

'The last paradise on earth'

Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia.

Raja Ampat, a remote pearl of Asia between the Pacific and Indian oceans in eastern Indonesia’s Papua province has remained a closely guarded secret and one of the last frontiers of tourism, known...

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Phuket's a good bet, via a Bangkok shopover

Tripologist We have been told by friends the place to go for both beach and shopping is Phuket. If so, would it be a bit pricier than the other destinations?

Tripologist

How to avoid drowning your duty-free sorrows

Customs duty free alcohol airport

Tripologist While in transit in Singapore, as I was about to board the plane, the security guard confiscated my duty-free whisky.

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Travel News

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

Tiger Airways Tigerair

1:20pm | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. But why?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

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