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Beach Holidays in Southeast Asia

Peaceful land ... Bellarocca Island Resort.

Philippines

Slowly beats the heart

Bellinda Kontominas discovers a quiet alternative to the throngs of Bali and Thailand.

Indonesia

Happy isles of Batavia

Belitung Island

There's more to Indonesian beach holidaying than Bali. The archipelago includes an array of undiscovered island gems. Julietta Jameson visits three of them.

Malaysia

Rock me gently

Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater is on the hunt for crazy stars, but finds a perfectly good holiday instead.

Thailand

Sleepy with a touch of spice

Great escape ... Khao Lak's Casa de la Flora looks over a deserted beach.

Leisa Tyler swaps Phuket's crowds for a laid-back beachside retreat rich in culinary delights.

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Phuket's hottest beach clubs

 Xana Beach Club . Phuket

There's a new vibe on the Thai island of Phuket, and it's hip, laid-back and sultry. Think sun, sand, cocktails and a chill-out beat, all served on a platter of decadence and luxury; think beautiful...

Travellers Tips

Asia

Endless summer: how to live in paradise

Island beach yoga

Ever dream about running off to live in an island paradise? Megan Flamer explains how she did just that.

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?

Map of Southeast Asia

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Delta pilot on wrong taxiway unleashes fury on air-traffic control

Delta Airlines

ABBY PHILLIP 29 Jul | This story from one of the world’s busiest airport might be amusing if it weren’t just slightly horrifying.

Air New Zealand passengers stranded for third night in Honolulu

LAURA WALTERS 4:31pm | Hundreds of Air New Zealand face third night in Hawaii after plane broke down.

Phuket's beach bars, restaurants evicted in clean-up

DONNA DEMAIO 12:37pm | Scores of beach restaurants and clubs disappearing under new rules from military junta.

Passengers rage as child 'defecates in plane seat': report

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:14pm | The etiquette of some Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allegedly allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.

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