travel

Venice

An island community where exceptional blown glass has been produced for more than seven centuries, Murano is a haven of tranquillity minutes from the busiest attractions of Venice.

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Selayar

Colours explores a group of islands at the tail-end of South Sulawesi, where pristine white-sand beaches meet turquoise waters rich in marine life, from baby turtles to splendid coral. Conservation and tourism can co-exist.

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Palembang

Once called the ‘Venice of the East’, Palembang
is the ancient former capital of the powerful Srivijaya maritime kingdom. As the Sumatran city prepares to co-host the 2018 Asian Games, Ayos Purwoaji explores its dynamic combination of old and new.

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Yanesen

In the world’s most futuristic city, one area retains strong links to the Japan of bygone eras. Traditional arts and lifestyles are thriving in the shadow of Tokyo’s towering skyline.

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OMAN

Oman once traded frankincense with Rome and spices with Zanzibar. Tristan Rutherford drives through the Arabian Gulf nation to witness dawn storms, desert sunsets and knockout cuisine.

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KAIMANA

Covering more than 180,000km2 in West Papua, Bird’s Head Seascape is home to one of the planet’s most biodiverse coral reefs. We’ll explore deserted coastlines and seldom-visited spots in search of the world’s largest fish from on board Sequoia – one of the newest luxury wooden vessels built to experience the best of this wealth of islands.

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Toraja

For hundreds of years Tana Toraja remained almost hidden from the outside world – a sort of Indonesian Shangri-La in the Sulawesi highlands. Mark Eveleigh has a life-and-death adventure in one of the world’s most fascinating communities.

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Medina

The final resting place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Medina is the second holiest city for the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims, and almost every inch of it is sacred.

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