Putting with the primates

The 7th hole at The Els Club in Langkawi.

If you don't mind the odd monkey-led intrusion, Malaysia is a paradise for golf enthusiasts.

How to see Shanghai in one day

The high-rises of Pudong, on the east bank of the Huangpu River in central Shanghai, can be seen from the Bund.

It could take years to know a city as Shanghai. But, in a little less than eight hours I made a start.

A pirate prison in perfect paradise

PARADISE: Longtail boats off Pattaya Beach, Koh Lipe. Photo: John Borthwick

This is the Thai island where rogue prisoners once marauded to soak in a serene island paradise.

The magic islands of the Kuriles

One of the Kuriles Islands.

Those visiting the Kuriles will see rock formations, crater lakes shrouded in fog, sea otters and roaring sea lions.

In Pics: Exploring Kerala gallery

A traditional Kathakali dancer performs at the Kumarakom Lake Resort. Kathakali uses gestures and especially facial expressions to convey traditional stories through dance.

It may not be Goa or Delhi, but this little slice of paradise as just as much to offer.

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