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Kuala Lumpur

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The Backpacker

Don't believe the hype: The places I just don't get

The Backpacker Sometimes, destinations can’t match the hype. These are some of the places that just didn’t do it for me.

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

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.

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Photo galleries

The best of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Gandah elephants near Kuala Lumpur.

From shopping and cooking to markets and mosques, this is the best Kuala Lumpur has to offer.

World's greatest skyscrapers

An aerial view of Burj Khalifa is seen in Dubai

No one can deny that the world's tallest skyscrapers are impressive. Here are some of the best.

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Travellers Tips

Flight Test

Flight test: AirAsia X

Air Asia X

Flight Test Pay the $15 to preselect your seat. We learned the hard way.

Flight test

Flight test: Malaysia Airlines economy class

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Flight Test The crew are efficient and exceptionally turned out, if not particularly friendly.

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Travel News

Traveller deals: to Russia with love

Mongolian yurt

JULIETTA JAMESON | Travel halfway around the world on a G Adventures trip through China, Mongolia and Russia.

Bali's Seminyak gets more glam

JULIETTA JAMESON | Just when you thought Seminyak couldn't get any more glam, along came Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak.

Deals of the week: Lap of luxury

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Book two nights at the award-winning luxury retreat Saffire Freycinet and receive a third free.

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

LAWRENCE MONEY 21 Aug | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

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