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  • Taiwan’s best beaches and top diving spots

    Taiwan’s best beaches and top diving spots

    March 25th, 2019Hilton Yip
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    Taiwan might not be one of the first Asian countries that come to mind when you think of a beach break – it’s more well known for its culture-rich cities and technology companies. Yet this island nation – surrounded by  the Taiwan Strait to the west and the Pacific to the east – has some pretty good sandy stretches. Not only…

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  • 6 underrated cities to visit in Asia

    6 underrated cities to visit in Asia

    March 19th, 2019Hilton Yip
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    Asia is home to several of the world’s greatest mega-cities, from Tokyo to Bangkok, Hong Kong to Shanghai. And while each of these is undoubtedly a fascinating, thrilling place to visit, sometimes it’s nice to revert back to life on a more human scale. Here’s six small cities in Asia well worth a visit. 1. Tainan,…

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  • Things to do in Taipei off the beaten track

    Things to do in Taipei off the beaten track

    February 13th, 2019Hilton Yip
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    Taiwan’s capital Taipei is one of East Asia’s most vibrant metropolises. It’s is famous for its night markets; Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings; and the National Palace Museum, which holds a vast collection of imperial Chinese treasures. But beyond that, there are many more things to do in Taipei including urban hikes, historic neighbourhoods, hot…

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  • Why you should visit Japan’s Setouchi Region

    Why you should visit Japan’s Setouchi Region

    December 20th, 2018Hilton Yip
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    The Seto Inland Sea lies between Japan‘s largest island Honshu and the smaller islands of Shikoku and Kyushu. Surrounding this serene body of water is the Setouchi Region, which features historic cities, castle towns and islands devoted to religion or art. These include the cities of Hiroshima, Okayama, and Himeji (all on Honshu); Matsuyama (on…

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  • Culture in Taiwan: the southern cities making waves

    Culture in Taiwan: the southern cities making waves

    November 14th, 2018Hilton Yip
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    The southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung might just host one of the art world’s newest wonders: the brand-new £260m Weiwuying or National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. The world’s largest performing art centre, it opened its doors on October 13, 2018. Designed to resemble the sweeping canopy of local banyan trees, the Weiwuying features four…

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