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Surfing & Diving in Southeast Asia

Diving at Palau Hantu, Singapore.

Singapore

Singapore ... for diving - no, really!

Andrew Taylor Pulau Hantu is not quite the tropical idyll one expects in south-east Asia.

Indonesia

'Last paradise on earth' on our doorstep, under threat

Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia.

Huts on stilts perch above the coral of the turquoise lagoon, hammocks awaiting a lazy siesta and sunset cocktails. The Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat is a living Eden. But for how long?

Indonesia

Who's who at Lakey Peak

Surfing Indonesia

Among hardcore extremists and surfer dads, Malcolm Knox charts the breaks and the cliques on Sumbawa.

Indonesia

Swell frontier

Indies Trader IV.

On a surfing safari in the remote province of West Papua, Michael Gordon joins villagers on uncharted breaks.

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'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...

Divers set new world record

Indonesian divers.

A Guiness World Record was set when 2486 divers participated in a mass simultaneous dive off the coast of North Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Map of Southeast Asia

Travel News

Teen survives stowaway flight drama

Rough around the edges ... Hawaiian Airlines.

4:27pm | The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

US Supreme Court: Airline can drop annoying frequent flier

1:23pm | The US Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday that an airline had the right to dump a frequent flier who complained too much.

New Zealand lifts visa ban on Nigella Lawson

10:06am | Nigella Lawson has been granted special permission to work in New Zealand after being blocked from travelling to the United States for using cocaine.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International: Mumbai's new T2 airport terminal doubles as art museum

8:54am | Travellers passing through the new T2 at Mumbai Airport can enjoy a bit of art while they wait for their flight.

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