Features - Asia

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.

Auckland

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.

Articles - Asia

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.

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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.

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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.

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fine food - Treetop dining in the Maldives

Going for dinner in the Maldives isn’t as straightforward as you might think. It may be the world’s flattest country, with atolls fringed by abundant arcs of buttery sands, but that doesn’t mean the country’s chefs are content with their oceanfront beach bars and palm-fringed pool bistros. In pursuit of novelty, the most luxurious resorts are now taking fine dining to new heights: by moving their signature restaurants off the ground and into the trees.

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Beijing Vibes

Neatly balancing modernity with tradition, Beijing’s ancient palaces rub shoulders with a vibrant contemporary art scene. British writer and frequent visitor Navjot Singh explores what’s in store for art lovers in China’s capital city.

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Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Deep in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by innumerable shades of blue, Six Senses Laamu is a paradise for couples and families alike.

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Adelaide

In May, Qatar Airways begins flying into the capital of South Australia: Adelaide.  Max Anderson recommends escaping to the beautiful Adelaide Hills for a weekend of high-country living.

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Batavia, Jakarta’s Old Town

As a child, young moviemaker Yusuf Andibachtiar learned much about Indonesia’s rich history as he grew up amid the relics of history in the heart of Jakarta’s Old Town.

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