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From the wild and wacky files: Two-headed turtle hatched in the Similans

From the wild and wacky files: Two-headed turtle hatched in the Similans

Two heads are better than one, especially if you're a turtle eager for attention during the annual Mother’s Day release of turtle hatchlings in Thailand
Mind your manners on Tokyo's subway

Mind your manners on Tokyo's subway

A look at advice-giving posters old and new from Tokyo's metro system
The best hawker food stalls in Singapore

The best hawker food stalls in Singapore

Leslie Tay, from the food blog ieatishootipost.sg, has spent the last few years searching out the best hawker food in Singapore. Here are his favorite stalls and why he loves them
The Nightmare on Suzhou Creek is back, and scarier than ever

The Nightmare on Suzhou Creek is back, and scarier than ever

If the beheading room, corpses and monsters don't terrify you, perhaps the queues for the massively popular and reanimated Shanghai Nightmare haunted house will. Do you dare?
Tote on the Turf's bespoke Sunday brunch

Tote on the Turf's bespoke Sunday brunch

It may have taken these innovative restauranteurs close to a year to launch the Sunday brunch at their newest restaurant, but to batter the cliché, it has been worth the wait
Water sports to explore in Hong Kong this mid-summer

Water sports to explore in Hong Kong this mid-summer

Kayak, windsurf, wakeboard... Zip up the wet suit and get onto your wave rider of choice. They're all available at this subtropical island
One's for luxury lovers, one's for value seekers, but both of these new Bangkok hotels have style

One's for luxury lovers, one's for value seekers, but both of these new Bangkok hotels have style

The ‘hostel for people who hate hostels’ now has a second location, while the world-famous Kempinski brand opens its first Thailand-based property at Siam Paragon’s back door
Searching for Southeast Asia's incredible wildlife

Searching for Southeast Asia's incredible wildlife

Despite the impact of climate change and human habitation, Southeast Asia is still home to many areas where wildlife can be seen and tropical adventures can be had
Yishengtang: Stone therapy in Shanghai

Yishengtang: Stone therapy in Shanghai

Hard rocks and searing temperatures... Shanghai’s first stone spa sounds like hell, but it leaves users detoxed and thoroughly relaxed
TED comes to Hong Kong

TED comes to Hong Kong

The inspiring TED conferences have a date with Hong Kong this month, featuring our own notable locals
Bollywood Veggies and its 'praying hands' bananas

Bollywood Veggies and its 'praying hands' bananas

Forget your purple carrots and oddly shaped potatoes, this devout breed of bananas are a revelation

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