Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Asia, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

The Danna, Langkawi, Malaysia

In reality, colonial life in Langkawi was never like this. Without air-conditioning, nights would have been fretful.

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Insider Guide to Uzbekistan: Heart of the Silk Road

Towering minarets and dazzling tiled madrassas have long drawn foreign travellers across the desert sands to Samarkand.

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Conrad Hotel, Osaka

In a city which is all about business and a tad short on glamour, the Conrad Osaka is an oasis, adding the dose of cosmopolitan elan one expects from establishments in Hilton’s top tier.

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Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa, Malaysia

Walk along the one kilometre of white sands at the Meritus Pelangi and it’s hard to tell when the resort runs out and lively Cenang begins.

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Intercontinental Hong Kong Re-branding to Regent Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong Kong is having its biggest renovation in 30 years as part of its rebranding project to become Regent Hong Kong, its original name when it opened in 1980.

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Touring Elephant Centres in Thailand

Animal welfare is always a concern for British travellers and, with so many of us visiting Thailand every year, the care of captive elephants is an issue that’s impossible to ignore.

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