Features - Asia
New Zealand: It’s out there!
On February 5, Qatar Airways begins flying the longest non-stop route ever, a whopping 14,539km, 16-hour transit from Doha to Auckland. You think that’s extreme? Just wait until you see what New Zealand has in store for you. Writer Max Anderson buckles up for some far-flung fun.
24 Hours in Krabi
Surrounded by towering outcrops of karst limestone, Krabi is a major jumping-off point to some of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, such as Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta. Most visitors breeze straight through town, but it’s worth pausing here to soak up the spectacular setting and experience authentic Thai culture.
Articles - Asia
Market Street, Seychelles
Market Street has been the lifeblood of trade for the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles since a fresh produce market was opened in the tiny capital of Victoria, on Mahé Island, in 1840.
Set on the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park at the heart of Thailand’s stunning Phranang Peninsula, Rayavadee is surrounded by limestone cliffs, white-sand beaches, and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea.
Seychelles: by land, Sea, and Air
In December, Qatar Airways begins flights to Mahé, gateway to the string of islands that make up the Seychelles. Writer Will Bendix takes us island-hopping through the archipelago where ancient mountains rise from the sea and birds flood the sky.
24 hours in Shanghai
Shanghai, a gateway to China built around the Yangtze River Delta. A historical and cultural disorientation in the heart of China’s biggest city and economic epicentre. Thanks to its fascinating colonial past, neon-lit mismatched architecture, and neck-achingly high skyscrapers (it’s home to the second tallest in the world), Shanghai is a must-see destination.
Few cities have wild beauty on their doorstep, but Auckland’s magnificent harbour, volcanic landscapes, black-sand beaches, and steep rainforest ranges provide the perfect urban escape.
A city where anything is possible
The early morning sun spears like an arrow through the buildings in old Batavia, illuminating an old man hosing down the cobblestones, while across the square a restaurateur arranges chairs and tables on the pavement then pulls down a colourful awning.
Explore the Hutongs
Beijing’s traditional hutongs are a timeless treasure that offer a rare glimpse into yesterday’s way of living in China’s remarkable capital.
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
Occupying a remote mile-long beach on the northern shore of Langkawi’s eponymous main island, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is paradise found.