Beneath every big city’s anonymous veneer are cultures and customs waiting to be explored – but how to get deeper when you’re stuck on the well-worn tourist path? These eight alternative itinerary options will still allow you to tick all the Phnom Penh boxes, but give you an insider’s perspective on Cambodia at the same time. Bophana Center As difficult to confront as they may be, it’s absolutely essential that visitors to Cambodia learn about the recent events that have shaped the Kingdom. While most tourists make a beeline for the Angkorian antiquities housed inside …
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Going Green: 8 Parks for Nature Enthusiasts in Singapore

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You know about its shopping, dining and nightlife, but what about its nature and wildlife? Known as ‘The Garden City’, you’re never far from a patch of soothing greenery in Singapore. From botanical gardens to raw nature reserves, here are 8 inspiring green spaces to check out on your next visit. MacRitchie Reservoir Singapore’s oldest and biggest reservoir, MacRitchie has plenty to offer the budding adventurer. Marvel at the abundant wildlife seen along the treetop walk from a 250-meter suspension bridge. Take a self-guided hike along the fringes of the forest and bask in the breathtaking view from Jelutong Tower. Once …
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Snap away: Asia’s Most Instagramable Small Towns

Snap away: Asia’s Most Instagramable Small Towns
Charge your cameras. Empty your memory cards. Apologize in advance to your friends on social media, because these small towns will have you snapping away on every corner. Sure Asia is full of eye-popping vistas, but there’s something about these five destinations that inspires us to capture and save each moment we’re there. Hoi An, Vietnam How does Hoi An do it? This charming riverside town and UNESCO World Heritage Site has managed to withstand the ravages of time and yearly flooding to appear almost exactly as it did decades ago. Two-storey shophouses are washed in the ochre paint of old …
Kuala Lumpur has always been one of those hard-to-pin-down cities. A melding of Asia–old and new–it’s a capital with something for everyone, and that’s especially true when it comes to a night out. We asked our HotelQuickly staffers in KL where they go when Friday night rolls around and they want to let their hair down high above the city, or when they’re feeling a little more hush-hush. Read on for the answers. Heli Lounge Bar Taking aeronautics for its theme, Heli Lounge Bar’s key pieces – portable drink station, DJ console — are reconstructed airplane parts. Because everything gets packed up …