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Ko Samui

Stone statue in the magic garden, Ko Samui, Thailand.

Thailand

Twenty reasons to visit Koh Samui

Julie Miller Unlike parts of Phuket that have descended into tawdry, Samui has retained a sense of style.

Thailand

Old enough to know better: Thailand's infamous Full Moon Party turns 25

Thailand full moon party

Ben Groundwater Thailand's infamous beach rave turned 25 this year, making it old enough to refrain from dodgy drugs, buckets of vodka and drunken hook-ups with Danish backpackers.

Thailand

Cultivating serenity

Andrew Taylor Stress evaporates when you are choosing between the pool and the jacuzzi, writes Andrew Taylor.

Thailand

Detox with decadence

Kamalaya Wellness 
Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort, Koh Samui, 
Thailand.

When the stress levels are rising, what's a girl to do but submit to a week of indulgence in a sanctuary devoted to wellbeing, writes Harriet Upjohn.

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Thailand's Full Moon Party turns 25

Thailand full moon party

Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach on the Thai island of Koh Phangan to partake in the cheap liquor, drugs all-night partying.

Asia's best spas: on our doorstep

Six Senses, Naka Yai Island, Phuket, Thailand. Each villa features a private pool, meditation sala and steam shower and comes with an ocean view from either cliff top or beachfront.

Some of the world's best spas are not far away.

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Tripologist

Blow out candles in Thailand

Tripologist A group of friends wants to go on a holiday that will suit both those who want to sit on the beach and those who want to experience a different culture.

Map of Ko Samui

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Why some flights are safer than others

Delta Air Lines jet OK

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

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