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Reader Q&A: How to explore Vietnam with kids

Donita Richards is planning to take her children, 3½ and 1½, to Vietnam next February and wants to know what to do and what to avoid. Our Facebook fans weighed in with travel advice.<p>Last week, we called for advice from some of the world’s best explorers – our readers! Responses poured in on …

Dubai aims to triple tourism income and double hotel rooms by 2020

Dubai aims to treble its annual income from tourism to 300 billion dirhams ($82 billion) by 2020, which would involve doubling the number of its …

Photos: Hong Kong’s counterfeit mobile hub loses ground to cheap phones on the mainland

Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions is a jarringly down-market building on some of the world’s most expensive real estate. The 17-story building, in the ritzy Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood, is home to some of the city’s best South Asian restaurants, several $20-a-night guesthouses, and a mall that at one …

Hong Kong

Bollywood cinema: 10 lesser-known facts

<b>Bollywood turned 100 on Friday. Eminent economist and Bollywood fan Lord Meghnad Desai explores whether it has reflected the life and times of a changing India.</b><p>Indians like to be told stories, especially the stories they have heard before.<p>Narratives of epics, history, romance and family sagas crowd …

25 Countries That Actually Require People To Take Vacation [Infographic]

In the U.S., people toil away year-round and scarcely take vacation. In 2012, Americans took an average of just 12 days off work. However, some countries prize vacation so highly that they actually force employees to take paid time off.<p>EmploymentLawHQ.com put together an infographic showing the 25 …

Short of space, China encourages its citizens to bury their dead at sea

<i>Qingming jie</i> or Tomb Sweeping Day is a Chinese counterpart to Mexico’s Day of the Dead, when people honor their ancestors by visiting their graves and leaving them food and gifts to use in the afterlife. But Chinese city governments are using this more than 2,500-year-old tradition in a subtle …

China

After Delhi Gang Rape, 35 Percent Fewer Females Visit India

India’s latest tourism ad features a female exploring the subcontinent on a solo expedition, but you’d be hard-pressed to find many foreign women …

Burmese snap up first private newspapers in 50 years

Privately owned daily newspapers have hit newsstands for the first time in 50 years in Burma, where a state monopoly on the daily press once kept …

Freedom of the press returns to Myanmar after 50 years

Myanmar ended a five-decade state monopoly on daily news, when four privately owned newspapers hit the streets on Monday.<p>In August of 2012, Myanmar's quasi-civilian government embarked on media reforms as part of its democratization program and recently granted licenses to 16 media groups to print …

Following The Smart Money In Asia

Follow the money. It’s a old saying in investing that’s never made a lot of sense as it often means following the latest fad and ultimately buying high and selling low. So I’m going to propose an amendment and urge you to ”follow the <i>smart</i> money”. By this I mean that you should study what …

Location, Location, Location!

This screen shot is from a villa in France. It probably costs a few million euros to own that living room. But when it comes to real estate values around the world, this villa might be in a great part of the planet, but France's overall real estate values have fallen by 1.6% in the 12 months ending …

China Takes Another Stab At Housing Bubble

You have to give China credit, when it comes to its housing bubble, at least they are <i>trying</i> to pop it.<p>On Saturday, the city of Beijing said it will increase down payment levels for second time home buyers and slapped a 20% capital gains tax on all residential property sales. Moreover, single …

The 10 Best Islands In The World, According To TripAdvisor (PHOTOS)

TripAdvisor is all about its annual lists: The best beaches, the most romantic hotels, the best hotels, and the best hotels for families being among them.<p>Its newest list examines the islands of the world, and the U.S. in particular. While Florida has five of the 10 best islands in the United …

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

China

11 Stunning Parking Garage Designs with a Contemporary Flair

People invest so much time and money in their cars that it is little wonder they pamper their vehicles as much as their loved ones. Well, some of us …

World's Top Markets: Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, Chatuchak & More (Photos)

Market Therapy<p>From textiles and spices to local handicrafts and street food, Nina Strochlic rounds up the best markets.<p>04.20.13 3:00 AM ET

Cityscape Archives

June 30, 2018<p>Photographer Explores the Rainbow-Colored Neighborhoods of Istanbul<p>Most Istanbul photos depict ancient Turkish architecture such as ornate mosques, traditional stone houses, or even mystical market streets. However, there’s also a surprising modern side to city that many people don't …

Abu Dhabi

See Asia’s Most Creative Advertising Work

An animated viral smash about death and a solar stunt were among the top winners at last week’s annual Asia Pacific Advertising Festival in Thailand, celebrating the best creative work from across the region.<p>From 3,507 entries, jurors, led by Graham Fink, CCO of Ogilvy & Mather China, gave out …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.