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Thai cuisine – an introduction

"The popularity of Thai cuisine has grown significantly in Britain over the last few years. Pat Chapman's Thai Restaurant Cookbook describes how there was only a handful of Thai restaurants in the UK a few years back and yet this number had grown exponentially to 500 by 1996." The Editor looks at the reasons why Thai food has become so popular in recent years.

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Tioman: facts for the visitor

Julian Hyde's introduction to the Malaysian island of Tioman in the South China Sea - a collection of useful hints and tips.

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Tropical Tioman

"Being a diver, the well known diving location of Tioman was a natural draw. Once voted one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, Tioman was used as the location of the mythical Bali Hai in the '50s film South Pacific." Julian Hyde waxes lyrical about the beauties of Tioman.

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Hong Kong Morris Men

"Morris dancing is an English traditional type of dancing. Its origins go back for hundreds of years to pre-Christian times. The farmers and peasants who did these dances believed that the dances helped their crops to grow." David Scott writes about the Hong Kong Morris.

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Useful information, hints and tips for visitors to Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.

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