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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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Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi, Malaysia

Ambong Pool Villas is a favourite with honeymooners, second honeymooners and those taking a time-out from frenetic life.

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Getting into Hot Water in Kyushu Japan

The seismic activity means that there are hot springs everywhere, greatly prized for their medicinal properties by the Japanese, offering treatment for diverse ailments such as anaemia, poor blood circulation, and liver trouble.

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Exploring Hunan, China

It’s also the birthplace of Mao Zedong and the province is proud of the link to the famous Chairman.

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