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International students experience Mid-Autumn Festival culture in SW China

Four students from Vietnam, Thailand and Laos came to a Yao ethnic township in China's Guangxi to experience the Mid-Autumn Festival and traditional Chinese culture. WATCH MORE: https://thestartv.com/c/news SUBSCRIBE: https://cutt.ly/TheStar LIKE: https://fb.com/TheStarOnline


Iconic Hong Kong Food Culture is back at Low Yat Plaza with a vast menu of goodies to tempt you

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — The very many fans of Hong Kong Food Culture were devastated when they closed back in 2022. The...


Probe Langkawi tourists' ‘no shorts and alcohol’ claim not lash out at critics, tourism minister tells Kedah MB

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — Tourism, Arts, and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing has told the Kedah government to...


Disney Vs. DeSantis: What's behind the clash between Florida and Mickey Mouse?


People flock to D.C. zoo for last look at its pandas

Mei Xiang, 25 and Tian Tian, 26, came to the Washington National Zoo in 2000 under a cooperative research and breeding agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association. The zoo is honoring the three giant pandas with nine days of events ahead of their return to China. WATCH MORE: https://thestartv.com/c/news SUBSCRIBE: https://cutt.ly/TheStar LIKE: https://fb.com/TheStarOnline


Indian tourist goes missing after hiking in Cameron Highlands

A search-and-rescue operation has been mounted for the 44-year-old man, who is believed to have gone up the Gunung Jasar trail alone.


Special zones for Airbnb-type short-lets being considered

Discussions are to be held between officials of the tourism ministry and the local government development ministry to work out rules for short-term rented accommodation.


The 10 best national cuisines in the world


The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Cities to Visit in Your Lifetime

Some standards and some surprises–all dazzling destinations to tempt you on your next trip.


Why Ukraine had gotten rid of Russian holidays in favor of Western celebrations


We’re not budging from cave monastery, says abbot

Chiong Sai Tin claims the eviction of Gunung Kanthan’s settlers will lead to the destruction of its biodiversity and sanctity.


It's the airlines that decide on flights to and from Ipoh, says exco member

IPOH: The decision on Ipoh’s commercial flight routes is up to individual airlines, says a Perak executive councillor. Read full story


‘Don’t dismiss tourists’ complaints’

PETALING JAYA: Claims by some non-Muslim tourists in Langkawi of not being allowed to wear shorts and drink alcohol should be investigated and not dismissed by the relevant authorities, says Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing. Read full story


Two friends among thousands march in Chay Tien Foo Temple procession in Melaka

MELAKA: Two best friends joined thousands of devotees on a 15km walk during the Chay Tien Foo Temple's procession here to promote the event as part of faith-based tourism for the state. Read full story


The official trees of every US state

Trees are abundant across the United States, but each state has proudly named one specific species to represent it. We are talking about official state trees. While we've previously listed every official state flower in the US, it's time now to showcase trees. Many of these were adopted as state symbols decades ago, and continue to be their state's pride and joy to this day. In this gallery you'll get to know every official state tree in the nation, along with its story. Growing an intertest? Click though and find out more.


Absolutely striking mountain towns found in America

The United States is home to some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world. Snow or shine, you can visit one of these towns and find the outdoor adventure of your dreams. Without further ado, here are 50 of the most beautiful mountain destinations America has to offer. Click on to discover them all.


Bangkok's Airport gets capacity boost with new terminal opening

BANGKOK - Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport launched the soft opening of its new terminal on Friday, bringing additional capacity to the Thai capital's main gateway as the country prepares for a tourist surge during high season, reported Xinhua. Linked to the main building through automated trains, the new satellite airport terminal (SAT-1) with 28 co...


Did you know that the Eiffel Tower's height changes each year?


We mustn’t deny shortcomings in tourism, says minister Tiong

Tiong King Sing says he brought up complaints about Langkawi because it affects the tourism industry as a whole, with no intention to nitpick on Kedah.


Interesting activities await visitors at 'Segalanya Felda' Carnival in Felda Chemomoi

BENTONG - Various interesting activities await visitors at the third edition of the ‘Segalanya Felda’ carnival which will be held in the Mempaga Felda region in Pahang from Oct 1-2. The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) in a statement today said this edition will feature the ‘Malam Cinta Rasul: Felda Berselawat’ programme in conjunction wi...


New challenges in selling ‘Truly Asia’

THE tourism industry is urged to step up its game especially when it comes to providing experiential products beyond the norm. Read full story


Entire branches of life are going extinct and civilization could collapse


Tourist killed in Penang van crash identified

GEORGE TOWN: The Singaporean tourist who died after a van plunged into a ravine at Bukit Genting on Sunday (Sept 24) has been identified. Read full story


Passport No More: Singapore’s Changi Airport Goes Biometric for Seamless Travel Experience

Changi Airport passengers in Singapore will soon rely on biometric data technology, eliminating the need for passport documents when entering or leaving the country by 2024.


1 Woman Dead After Van With 10 Singaporean Tourists Fell Into Penang Ravine

The group was descending Bukit Genting when the van they were travelling in skidded and fell into a deep ravine.


Shorter travel time to Sibu airport soon

TRAVEL time from Sibu Airport to the town centre will be reduced by 20 minutes once the Jalan Sibujaya-Jalan Kong Yit Khim project is completed by January next year. Read full story


Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry plays key role in promoting Malaysian arts, culture - Tiong

PUTRAJAYA - Apart from promoting the country's tourism sector, the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) also plays a role in introducing Malaysian culture and arts, said Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing. He said in addition to attracting tourists, this cultural aspect can also foster a spirit of unity in the multi-ethnic and multi-religiou...


Geography quiz: are you an expert on countries around the world?


Distinctive architectural styles throughout history

The world is full of rich and varied architectural designs that often capture our attention. Memorable buildings often follow certain architectural styles that are immediately identifiable. And many of these design elements are still being utilized by architects today. From the Romanesque to the neoclassical, some of these styles have traveled around the world, adapting themselves to different climates, landscapes, and cultural needs. Click on to discover the most recognized architectural styles that have been applied in many popular structures around the globe.


[Watch] Travel Vlogger Claims Malaysia “Not Safe” For LGBT People, How True Is It?

Scottish travel vloggers Nessie and Becca claimed Malaysia isn’t safe for LGBT individuals or couples but did not specify what they meant by unsafe.


Climate change is making plane turbulence worse


Stars turn out for U2's Las Vegas Sphere debut

Hollywood stars turned out in Las Vegas on Friday (September 29) night for U2's inaugural performance at Sphere, Sin City's newest spherical music venue. Billed as the "future of entertainment" and the "world's largest" spherical structure, Sphere cost almost $2.2 billion to build and the venue's exterior is covered in fully programmable LEDs.


Truly Fascinating Places You Won't Believe Are in the United States

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.


Uda Carnival 2023 to tour four states, targets 100,000 visitors

JOHOR BAHRU - The Uda Carnival 2023 will be held in four states with Angsana Johor Bahru Mall here as the first location of the programme which began yesterday until tomorrow. Uda Holdings Berhad (Uda) president and chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Salem Kailany said the three other locations for the carnival are Tasik Gelugor Commercial Centre, ...


Egypt uncovers eight storage rooms in Pyramid of Sahure

CAIRO, Egypt - A joint Egyptian-German archeological mission discovered eight storage rooms in the Pyramid of Sahure in Egypt's Giza province, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement on Tuesday. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, described the discovery as "very significant because ...


The most peaceful countries to live in

In this gallery, we invite you to step into a world where nations vie for the coveted title of Earth's Zen Master, a realm where tranquility reigns supreme. Join us on an exploration of the Global Peace Index, a fascinating journey into the heart of serenity. Discover the delicate balance of peace in a world where harmony is both the destination and the journey. All of the countries listed here are committed to creating a stable and comfortable environment in which their citizens are allowed to thrive and grow without the worry of crime and the threat of danger. Without further ago, click on to discover the most peaceful countries in the world.


Sea lion at New York zoo escapes flooded enclosure, swims to freedom

NEW YORK - A sea lion got a taste of freedom - and murky brown floodwaters - after a deluge of rain battering New York City (NYC) caused the Central Park Zoo sea lion pool to flood over on Friday, reported German news agency (dpa). The zoo was closed on Friday because of the inclement weather - but the intrepid sea lion swam outside her enclosure a...


‘Johor has potential to host major events and attract more visitors’

JOHOR should seriously look into hosting more international events including sports, which has a global following, to draw more foreign tourists. Read full story


'Slow speed' crash of antique steam trains at Scottish rail station

EDINBURGH - The heritage steam locomotive the Flying Scotsman was involved in a "slow speed" crash with another heritage train hours before visitors were due to board, reported German news agency (dpa). The crash happened at Aviemore Railway Station, in the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, at 7.10pm on Friday. The station is home to Strathspey Railw...


Bathroom brawl: Fight breaks out in Venice cafe over toilet queue

A fight that involved kicking and slapping was caught on film, after tourists allegedly cut in line to use the bathroom.


Visa-free travel to lure more China tourists

PETALING JAYA: With tourists from China increasing by 40% in conjunction with its Golden Week holiday, it is all the more proper to implement visa-free travel for them to boost Malaysia’s tourism, say industry players.The Golden Week holiday coincides with the Mid-Autumn Festi­val today and forms an eight-day period until Oct 6 when more Chinese nationals are expected to travel overseas. Read full story


80kg python caught in Baling

ALOR SETAR: A woman going on a fishing trip gets more than what she has hoped for. Read full story


Meet Bobi, the oldest dog in world


Timely help to rescue passengers

BALIK PULAU: A group of orchard workers had to break the window of an ill-fated van to free the passengers who were trapped inside after it plunged into a ravine on Sunday night. Read full story


Exco man dismisses Penang Hill’s ‘tourist trap’ label by US daily

Wong Hon Wai says USA Today’s finding doesn’t take into account reviews made in languages other than English.


Airbnb Removes Sabah Homestay’s Host Account Amid Hidden Camera Claims

Airbnb says hidden cameras are banned on its properties and expressed disappointment over what happened.


Crabs just helped scientists make a fantastic discovery in the Galapagos


Your Guide to the Best of Miami

Here's what to eat, drink, and do in the Magic City. If you thought Miami, Florida was all fun and sun, you were absolutely right. The South Florida city is home to miles of beach, hot temperatures year-round, and an epic nightlife—but there's even more to Miami than meets the eye. This destination is also home to award-winning bars, Michelin-starred restaurants, and hotels that are among the most lavish in the country. Ready to experience Miami for yourself? Don't miss out on these experiences in the Magic City.


The craziest things that ever happened at Buckingham Palace

It's safe to say that Buckingham Palace is the most famous royal residence of the British royal family. Indeed, it's the family's official residence and its walls are filled with history. Well, from protests to stalking, many bizarre things have taken place at the iconic London landmark. Curious? Read through this gallery and get to know the craziest things to have ever happened at Buckingham Palace.


Cities that were rebuilt after being completely destroyed

Throughout history, many natural and man-made changes have altered how cities were originally laid out. From fires that consumed them, to devastating tsunamis and wars that turned them into rubble, you'd be surprised to learn that many popular cities were totally destroyed at some point in history. With many totally collapsing to the ground, it's impressive to see how they managed to rise and rebuild themselves. Click on to discover the cities that moved past catastrophe to be reborn from the ashes.