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Asia/Pacific Forum

A forum for discussions, questions, comments, observations, and more re the world's biggest, most varied continent.

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5 of the top attractions of Seoul

                Recently I chose South Korea's capital (pop. 10 million, metro area nearly 26 million) for a vacation…Continue

Started by Tripatini May 16.

'Deep Nikko,' a nature respite north of Tokyo

A two-hour trip from Tokyo, the region of Oku-Nikko (Deep Nikko), near the small city of Nikko, lets travelers recharge…Continue

Started by Tripatini May 6.

Top 5 local foods you must try in Hue, Vietnam

Once the capital of two Vietnamese imperial dynasties (the second as recently as 1945), near the central Vietnam coast roughly…Continue

Started by Tripatini Apr 24.

Thailand's Songkran Water Festival starts today

The annual Songkran…Continue

Started by Tripatini Apr 13.

How should travelers/travel industry respond to Brunei's barbarism against gays?

Many voices in the civilized world have been speaking out in horrified…Continue

Started by David Paul Appell Apr 6.

6 of Bali's most popular attractions

This singular island in Indonesia is a pocket-full-of-sunshine and a favorite destination for tourists. With more than…Continue

Started by Tripatini Apr 5.

Some top attractions of Singapore

Singapore (nicknamed "the Lion City") is Asia’s favorite holiday destination. Polished and pampered, for the visitor it packs quite a punch in…Continue

Started by Tripatini Mar 21.

5 fab luxury hotels of Hong Kong

Happy Year of the Pig! One of the most visited destinations in the world, Hong Kong is known for its futuristic buildings including towering…Continue

Started by Tripatini Feb 13.

Why Busan, South Korea should be on your travel list

You may not have heard of South Korea's second largest city (pop. over 3.5 million), but Busan (about two hours 45 minutes by sleek train…Continue

Started by Tripatini Feb 7.

Trekking in Vietnam's Ba Vi National Park

Located in the Ba Vi Mountain Range, about…Continue

Started by Tripatini Jan 4.

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Comment by David Paul Appell on August 27, 2018 at 12:07pm

Just saw Crazy Rich Asians - pretty cool movie, and I'm sure it'll do wonders for Singapore tourism. Then just today read an interesting piece in The Atlantic about how some non-Chinese (Malays, Indians - the name Singapore actually comes from Malay and Sanskrit) are a little miffed at how it papers over their home's ethnic diversity. Plus, most Singaporeans are far from rich! Makes interesting reading:








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