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Special to The TimesAIR PASSES: Malaysia's AccessAsia Pass (30 days; up to 25 cities) starts at $899 for 2003. By comparison, restricted round-trip fares from LAX to Kuala Lumpur begin at $1,030. Cathay Pacific's All Asia Pass (21 days; up to 18 cities) starts at $999 if...
LUXE City Guides, a smarty-pants series of pocket dossiers on Asian cities, identifies hot spots, dives and dens of conspicuous consumption in a glib, dishy patter that leaves decorum to the Michelin crowd. Consider the Met Bar in Bangkok, which...
Hartford Courant Staff WriterAs investigators try to learn how a suspected terrorist planned to build a radioactive "dirty bomb," an analysis of a sensitive federal database reveals that loose government oversight has made it relatively easy to obtain the deadly ingredients for...
Tags: Health, Nuclear Power, Crimes, Entertainment, UFO Sightings
Special to The TimesSoutheast Asia has become so well-traveled in recent years that it's difficult to find an interesting spot that also offers Westerners an unadorned look at local life. Hmong villages in Vietnam and northern Thailand are tourist showcases. Resorts in...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday August 13, 1999 The first 20 minutes of "Brokedown Palace" promises an exciting and suspenseful adventure. Two lifelong friends, Alice (Claire Danes) and Darlene (Kate Beckinsale), in a small Midwestern town, are graduating from high school...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday February 11, 2000 The crippling search for perfection can affect anyone, a traveler looking for a dreamy retreat from modern life or an actor searching for exactly the right role. In "The Beach," it afflicts both at the same time. For...
Tags: Death, Book, Entertainment, Robert Carlyle, Cinema Industry
Times Staff WriterThe name is Tony Jaa, but don't worry about remembering it. You'll be hearing it a lot from now on. Jaa, the star of "Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior," is the newest Asian martial arts star, and he is definitely worth the price of admission. With moves so...
Tags: Thailand, Entertainment, Bruce Lee, Action (genre), Jackie Chan
Special to The TimesBoom! "What was that?" I asked as the needle-nosed long-tail boat shuddered. "I dunno," my friend Lane said with a shrug. "Maybe we hit something." I turned to ask our boat pilot, but he was no longer manning the motor. He was flat on the deck,...
Tribune staff reporterThamel is a small, congested, frenzied tangle of semi-paved alleyways that has all the elements of a Third World red-light district except red lights and hookers. A reasonable walk from Katmandu's temple-filled Durbar Square, it is a commercial district...
Tags: Death, Science, Washington (U.S. state), Australia (movie), IMAX
Tribune staff reporterQ. What's the best way to experience the Himalayas? A. That depends on your age, physical conditioning, time factors and tolerance for discomfort. Easy: An hour-long flight from Katmandu over the mountains on Buddha Airlines -- with sensational views of...
Times Staff WriterSOUTHEAST ASIA Discover the steamy allure of some of the world's newest vacation hot spots on 16-day tours to the legendary kingdoms of Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). The Southeast Asia tours, offered Oct. 14, Dec. 30 and Feb. 3, will visit the...
Sun StaffWhen Sandy Rubini last heard from her brother, Randy, by e-mail on Dec. 16, he was planning to spend Christmas on the southern beaches of Thailand. When she heard the news - also by way of her computer - that a series of tsunamis had hit South Asia,...
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