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Singapore today

As this city-state celebrates 50 years of independence, its youthful population are forging a new national identity

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San Francisco: Maupin's real Tales of the City

With his final Tales of the City book in the bag, has the man who ‘invented San Francisco' moved on?

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Six new musicals in London

Evita is back, with CATS hot on its tail, but there are plenty of brand new musicals to enjoy too

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The best place in the world to...

meet an alien, become a millionaire, get hitched or simply do nothing

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Editor's Picks


Three of the best: the UK's new partymakers

17 Oct 2014

They're lavish, they're themed and they're constantly roving: enter three of the best new ways to party across London and the UK

Adventure Blog

Sea turtle conservation in Nevis

3 Oct 2014

The Caribbean's giant sea turtle is critically endangered, hunted for its 'tortoiseshell' and its meat. But on the tiny island of Nevis, one man is on a rescue mission. Simon Usborne reports


Unexpected Kingdom: five of Britain's best ghostly sights

20 Oct 2014

Britain has inspired hundreds of famous ghost stories over the years. As the country prepares to celebrate Halloween, we track down the castles, cemeteries and landscapes where you can still feel a chill down your spine today

Hotels & Spas

Rome: The Westin Excelsior

13 Oct 2014

Traditional Italian glamour finds its home at the Westin Rome, says Katie Gatens

Food & Drink

Five of the best places to taste rum in the Caribbean

7 Oct 2014

Ian Burrell, creator of London's RumFest, picks five great distilleries in the Caribbean to taste the local spirit

High Life People

Letter from Baghdad

Find out what the world's most famous correspondent gets up to off duty

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The topsy-turvy travel planner: Montreal for river surfers

Surfing is not a sport usually associated with Montreal. For one thing, it's hundreds of kilometres away from the sea. But that won't be stopping David Whitley...

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On The Road

On the road with.... Paolo Nutini

Paulo Nutini talks karaoke, twerking and the unspoken rules of rock'n'roll with Ianthe Butt

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Video: Singapore: fast and curious

23 Oct 2014

Meet Singapore's new fashion, food, design and music stars and find out why this city-state's identity is stronger than ever

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