Travel

Singapore court imposes hefty fines for Airbnb rentals

Apr 4, 2018

A court in Singapore has fined two men for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway

Thai magazine editor in trouble over anti-pollution posting

Apr 3, 2018

A magazine editor has apologized to a governor in northern Thailand after he threatened her with criminal charges for posting on Facebook a painting of ancient kings wearing pollution masks

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Uber selling Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab

Mar 26, 2018

Uber sells Southeast Asian operations to fast growing regional rival Grab

Uber to sell Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab

Mar 26, 2018

Uber sells Southeast Asian operations to fast growing regional rival Grab

Lincoln to Thai king: Thanks but no thanks for the elephants

Mar 24, 2018

Elephants are Thailand's national animal, so it's only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of friendship that has now endured 200 years.

Thai capital known for tourist sites chokes in polluted haze

Feb 8, 2018

A cloud of unhealthy haze has settled across the Thai capital, blurring views of the gilded temples and towering skyscrapers that draw millions of tourists each year

AirAsia to crew Aceh flights with men only after hijab rule

Feb 2, 2018

Budget airline AirAsia says its flights to Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will be operated by male cabin crew after Acehnese authorities insisted all female flight attendants wear head coverings

Groups call for shutdown of brutal Indonesia animal markets

Jan 25, 2018

Campaigners are calling for the closure of Indonesian animal markets touted as tourist attractions where dogs are bludgeoned by the thousands and sometimes blow-torched while alive

Michelin star boosts chef at outdoor Thai kitchen to stardom

Jan 12, 2018

A Thai chef who has spent over 30 years wielding her wok in an unassuming outdoor, coal-fired kitchen has been awarded a Michelin star, propelling her to culinary stardom

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