By Casey Hynes The market practically defines the Asian experience. The intermingled odors of spice, sweat, grilled meats, raw fish and the sharp, sinus-clearing scent of rice alcohol envelop you in the commerce and community of these often tightly packed microcosms of their colorful countries. Asia’s markets are where to go if you want to...
We’ve all heard tales of China’s, and indeed all of Asia’s, rising middle class spending their money on all kinds of things from cars, to luxury foods and travel thanks to their booming economy. However one of the latest fads has been high end bicycle models. This is probably most surprising as bikes have long...
In the past I’ve used considerable column space hammering out just exactly what eco-tourism is and what it isn’t. Perhaps this could be reduced to the old good vs. evil argument, but that’s another can of worms that doesn’t need opening in this piece. Suffice to say, that if tourism has an ecological or human...
THERE are plenty of remote places in the world that can kind of feel like you’ve dropped out of the modern universe. In Asia these can range from deserted beaches to primal forest, the far reaches of a train line or mountainous terrain. These five locations around Asia are all places you could well quote...
SCOOTERS are buzzing and tooting through streets lined by faded historical buildings. But I’m not in a small town in Portugal or Italy. I’m in Malaysia, in a town once mighty in commerce and now languishing in the shadows of history. A shophouse in Melaka. Pic: Natasha von Geldern. Melaka, at the foot of peninsular...
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