On the Malaysian island of Langkawi, Lucy Porter meets the world’s only marine and coral curator

 

The ancient port town of Hoi An has become a must-see stop on any tourist’s visit to Vietnam and a regular get-away for domestic tourists — both foreign and Vietnamese.

Hoa Le and her gang of travellers escape Hanoi, forgoing the crowds of Halong Bay for the isolation of Co To Island

Earlier this year, eyebrows were raised and funny bones tickled when it was announced that, following an official order, all tourist boats on Halong Bay were to be painted white or have their licences revoked. Just another of those crazy ideas that tourism officials occasionally come up with, no doubt to be forgotten about within days.

Roz Plotzker explains why a solitary expedition to the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia is the way to go

Sometimes road trips just don’t work out, writes Roz Plotzker, whose aim was to cycle from Hanoi to Nghe An with 12 Snickers bars and a poncho


Most people pass through Lao Cai on their way to Sapa, but this city has got more to offer than just its historic train station

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