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Best Things to Do in Batam for Your Next Weekend Getaway • A fast ferry from Singapore or a quick flight from Kuala Lumpur lies an island of discovery and fun. In Batam, the seas are clear, the culture is fascinating and the food is fantastic. Bliss out in a spa, hit the links on a world-class golf course, or hop to its nearby sister islands with ample options for extended adventuring.
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Island of Plenty • Just three hours north of Kuala Lumpur, Pangkor Island is still unknown to many international travelers. Marco Ferrarese explores the diverse culture and natural charms of this former Dutch hamlet that appears to be sitting on the verge of change.
Blessed Beauty • A new addition on an empty swathe of China’s otherwise crowded coastal hub offers a chance to see Hainan Island as more than just a developing skyline with ocean views. Eloise Basuki checks into the Capella Sanya and experiences a five-star version of local life.
In the Swim • Made up of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines has its beachwear sorted. Here are some of our favorite Filipino designs to pack for your next stylish seaside escape.
100 Years of the Negroni • To celebrate a century of this classic Italian cocktail, award-winning bartender Dom Carella explains the legend behind this bittersweet mix and lets us in on his favorite contemporary versions in the region.
Paradise Awakens • Twenty years after its hard-won independence, Timor-Leste is only just beginning to open up its natural landscape to the region. Exploring every corner of Southeast Asia’s youngest country, Sophie Raynor discovers the pristine wonders we’ve been missing out on.
Away From It All • From the lochs of Scotland to the middle of the Indian Ocean, these two new and improved private-island retreats offer the ultimate modern-day luxury: alone time.
Rising on The River • Visitors have long been drawn to China’s Li River valley for its spectacular landscapes, but a fresh wave of preservation means they can now experience the region’s compelling architectural and cultural history, too.
EXPLORING THE LI RIVER VALLEY • If you’re in Hong Kong or Shanghai it’s an easy detour to this picturesque part of southeastern China. Take time to relax with a three- or four-day trip.
After the Volcano • Last year’s eruption of Kilauea scared some travelers away from Hawaii’s Big Island, but for Jesse Ashlock and his family, the mountain was part of the appeal—that, and a very nice hotel.
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The Other Emerald Isle • Just 15 minutes off the Côte d’Azur, Porquerolles has always had lush forests, crystal waters and some of the Med’s best beaches. The missing ingredient? A world-class art museum.
HOW TO PLAN A TRIP TO PORQUEROLLES • Add a two-night stay on the island to a Riviera visit—or make it a weekend detour from elsewhere in France.
Far and Away • A trip to Islas Secas, an exclusive new lodge on a jungle-covered...