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The ten countries which make up South East Asia are some of the most popular travel destinations in the world, but which ones should be avoided on ethical grounds, and which can be visited with a clear conscience? Our annual rankings for 2015 sort the saints from the sinners.
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Whatever time of year you visit Malaysia, there is bound to be a vibrant cultural and/or religious festival which you can experience. Here's our guide of what to expect during 2015.
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Rudyard Kipling - best known for his fictional work set in India during the British Raj - was also an accomplished travel writer. In 1889, the 23-year-old British writer spent three days in Burma (Myanmar), a visit which had a profound effect on him.
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Malaysia has some of Asia's most charming hill stations; established by the British during colonial times, but still going strong today. Then as now, they offer a welcome escape from the tropical heat. We give the lowdown - or perhaps that should be highdown? - on Maxwell Hill, Penang Hill, Fraser's Hill and the Cameron Highlands.
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Three crashes involving Malaysian-owned airlines in 2014 have raised serious safety concerns about flying on South East Asian carriers. We look at what can be learnt from these disasters, and what can be done to help prevent similar tragedies in the future.
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Looking at the official history of Malaysia, you could be forgiven for thinking that civilisation began with the arrival of Islam, that nothing good happened during colonial times, and that the only worthwhile deeds were carried out by Malays. With this…
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Malaysia Airlines (Mas) is to undergo a six billion ringgit (approximately 1.9 billion US dollars) restructuring programme, in a last-ditch bid to save the beleaguered carrier. It is the company’s fifth – and most radical – restructuring exercise so far.…
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Much more than a fight over the right to party, standing up to Islamists over Oktoberfest is part of a much wider struggle to defend non-Muslims from ever greater discrimination and persecution in Malaysia.
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A detailed look at what to expect on the Langtang Trek, one of Nepal's very best "tea house trails", including advice on what to bring, where to stay, how to stay healthy, and optional add-ons. 
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