Leisure Travel

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun 10, 2018

A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Ailing Thai beach made famous by Hollywood closes to tourism

May 31, 2018

Once a pristine Thai paradise, the secluded bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" has been exhausted by mass tourism and it's getting a break

Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closure

Apr 25, 2018

Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Apr 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the temporary closure of Boracay island resort after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Bali volcano erupts but flights operating normally

Nov 26, 2017

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted some international flights to the popular tourist destination

2 dead, 2,000 evacuated as storm strikes Malaysian state

Nov 5, 2017

A northern Malaysian state has been paralyzed by a severe storm that led to two deaths and some 2,000 people evacuated in the worst flooding in years

Landslide in northern Malaysia kills 3, 11 more trapped

Oct 21, 2017

Officials say a landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysia has killed three foreign workers, with rescuers searching for 11 others feared trapped in the rubble

Appeal filed for 2 convicted of killing British backpackers

Aug 21, 2017

Two migrant workers from Myanmar who were convicted two years ago of murdering two British backpackers on a resort island in Thailand have submitted a final appeal of their death sentences

Quakes crack buildings, panic tourists in Philippine town

Apr 8, 2017

Back-to-back earthquakes have cracked small buildings and blocked roads with small landslides in a Philippine resort province south of Manila where jittery tourists left and patients were evacuated from a hospital amid aftershocks

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