Posted on February 1st, 2012

Special Section: Asia



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Posted on February 1st, 2012

Welcome Letter

Over the centuries, Asia has evoked the imagination and the curiosity of the Western world like no other region in the world.



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Posted on February 1st, 2012

Devouring Asia

From street vendor fare to fine dining, the New Asia is an Old World of great tastes. And the chances to explore the delights of Asia are now far richer, more accessible, and yes tastier than ever—particularly for those who love to cook.



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Posted on February 1st, 2012

The Very Unidentical Twin Destinations of Hong Kong & Macau

For years the most economic and colorful way to reach Macau from Hong Kong was on waterborne vessels. What the early traders once dreaded as an overnight ordeal of sail and waves evolved in modern times into a 1-hour ride on sleek crafts that departed from a wharf near the old Star Ferry terminal on Hong Kong Island.



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Posted on February 1st, 2012

Thailand A Kingdom of Sublime Spas

Of the multitude of attractions in Thailand none has captured the imagination of foreigners like its proliferation of spas. In this land of rainforests and golden beaches, the practice of indulging oneself in the luxury of spas goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years.



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Posted on February 1st, 2012

India Does Luxe

Luxury hotels, jungle lodges, palaces and even tented camps may be rather routine in India, but what makes them stand out is the level of extravagance and attention to service that they deliver.



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Posted on February 1st, 2012

The Past Glory of Japan Endures

Foreigners first setting foot on the fabled islands that comprise the Japanese archipelago don’t have to look far to find the storied Japan of literature, art and myth, for the majesty and incredibly rich culture of the Land of the Rising Sun is manifest everywhere—from the exquisite and delicate gardens so ubiquitous in its large cities, to quaint and serene mountaintop teahouses prevalent in the more remote parts of the country.



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Posted on February 1st, 2012

The Call of the River Cruise

The beauty of Asian river cruising is not just visiting exotic locales while cruising the mighty Yangtze in China, the bustling Mekong Delta in Vietnam and Cambodia, and the serene Irawaddy in Burma, which seems to mirror the complacency of its Buddhist culture.



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Posted on February 1st, 2012

Singapore Gateway to Asia

Think Singapore and undoubtedly images flash to mind of monolithic malls, epicurean extravaganzas, perhaps a frothy pink Singapore sling cocktail at landmark Raffles Hotel.



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