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Malaysia

Malaysia

Postard Kuala Lumpur: Jeepers peepers

Simon Webster There's something alien in the soup. Our 10-year-old daughter extracts it with a spoon.

Bargains

Get going: trek to Tibet

BELINDA JACKSON Make the trek to the hotel everyone is talking about, the new Shangri-La Lhasa.

Worldwide

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.

Malaysia

Sleeping princess

Orang-Utan

Caroline Baum The laid-back capital of Sarawak is a refreshing change from the frenetic megacities of Asia, writes Caroline Baum.

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Photo galleries

Photos

South-East Asia's top 10 highlights

A woman sunbathes along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan off the coast of Koh Samui .

From tranquil countryside to bustling metropolis, Ben Groundwater names his top 10 highlights for visitors to South-East Asia.

Thaipusam Hindu festival

A Hindu devotee has his back pierced with hooks and weighed down with lime before starting his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves, outside Kuala Lumpur.

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan.

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Travellers Tips

The Tripologist

How to avoid getting robbed overseas

China money yuan currency

The Tripologist Confidence counts - don't make yourself a target when you're travelling.

Tripologist

Tripologist: Age an issue on exit row seats

Stretching out ... AirAsia X CEO, Azran Osman-Rani.

Tripologist When I tried to book an exit row seat aboard with Air Asia, I was shocked to discover that I am over the age limit.

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Travel News

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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