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

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

Fears for Indonesian park's rare species as Trump town rises

Mar 29, 2017

A sprawling "Trump Community" that will rise next to a pristine national park in West Java has alarmed conservationists

Indonesia to take action against coral damage by cruise ship

Mar 14, 2017

The Indonesian government says it will take strong action in response to the destruction of coral reefs by a cruise ship at a popular tourist destination known for its marine biodiversity

Thai court rejects migrants' appeals in killings of 2 Brits

Mar 1, 2017

A Thai court rejected the appeals of two Myanmar migrants convicted of murdering two British backpackers, the defense team said after learning of the verdict a week after it was rendered

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