21 Jan '11, 10pm

Asia bagus:

SHORT of doomsday throwing our plans off course, travel is high on almost everyone's agenda this year. The Singapore dollar is currently holding strong against currencies like the euro and the US dollar; exotic locations such as Sao Paulo and San Sebastian, and perennially popular kids like Paris and New York are hot destinations; even royal wedding tours in London are suddenly deemed as a bona fide travel trend. Here in this part of the world, usual suspects Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul and Bali remain holiday destinations we tend to visit over and over again for shopping, eating, general "chillaxing". The next tier of trendy Asian destinations lies in cultural grounds like Hanoi, Siem Reap, Kyoto, Beijing, Goa and Lhasa, which have been enticing travellers for a while now. But beyond that, you may be hard-pressed to think of Asian destinations that,...

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