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Singapore

Eating Singapore, Masterchef-style with Audra Morrice

Aleisha Orr "Food is the Singapore culture so it's a good place to start to get to know about the country," ex Masterchef contestant Audra Morrice tells me.

Airlines

Flight test: Garuda Indonesia business class

Garuda Business class.

Jane Reddy Timing is spot-on during meal service and you are never without bottled water delivered from courteous flight attendants.

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.

The Tripologist

The Tripologist: should we squeeze in Cape Town?

safari elephant

The Tripologist I'm getting a rush of blood to the head just reading your itinerary.

Vietnam

Vietnam islands: Grand plans to pave paradise

Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam CREDIT GETTY IMAGES

Craig Tansley An undeveloped corner of Vietnam could be in for big changes, writes Craig Tansley.

Mama Holiday

Bali: Tropical paradise or dangerous dump?

Tourists wearing bikinis walk along Kuta beach in Bali.

Tracey Spicer To Bali, or not to Bali? Australians have a love/hate relationship with the island.

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Tripologist

The Tripologist: What are your thoughts on Myanmar?

MICHAEL GEBICKI This is one south-east Asian country that still evokes a potent sense of the mysterious Orient.

Bargains

Deals of the week: Luxury Silk Road rail tour

Bar car on the Golden Eagle train.

Julietta Jameson Beyond Travel 's "Taste of the Silk Road" rail tour begins in Kazakhstan and travels through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan to Russia

The Backpacker

How dumb tourists are ruining great places

A couple kiss near lamp posts covered with padlocks

The Backpacker Some of the world's great sites are being ruined by tourists' love.

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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.

The Tripologist

I need a break from Afghanistan

The Tripologist This calls for heavy duty R&R with warmth, sun, sea, a virile culture that embraces you.

Indonesia

Rice above it

Bali rice terraces.

Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis ventures beyond Bali's beaches to discover the rewards offered by its lush, less-visited heartland.

Hotels

Six of the best: High-rise hotels

Ute Junker Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.

Indonesia

I know this great little place ... Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique

Chris Salans

Nina Karnikowski The French chef has Cordon Bleu training and a passion for Indonesian flavours.

Thailand

Forget Phuket: Thailand's stunning new rising star

Stunning ... Krabi is emgerging as a challenger to popular Phuket.

The rising star of southern Thailand is an idyllic beach and nature destination minus the crowds, writes Christina Pfeiffer.

Vietnam

The coast is clear

Tranquility now reigns on islands that were once hell on earth for thousands of prisoners, writes Iain Stewart.

Vietnam

Highway to heaven

Anantara Mui ne

Mui Ne may take time getting to but it's worth it, writes Keith Austin.

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.

The Tripologist: where can I take my child?

The Tripologist I am a single mother with a five-year-old child and want to travel somewhere for two weeks.