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Malaysia Toursim Thrives Despite Airline Tragedies

By Eileen NG | Mar 6
Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.

On World Hepatitis Day, Watch for Complications With HIV

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four official disease-specific health observances, and for people with HIV, it's even more important to get tested.

Gay Rights a Non-Issue for Asian Leaders at Sochi

INTERNATIONAL | By Ken Moritsugu | Feb 7
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart appear not to be bothered by the international ruckus over Russia’s law restricting gay rights.

amfAR Launches Hep C Study in Asia

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 14
In an effort to implement care for those suffering from Hepatitis C in Asia, amfAR is conducting a study on how to implement care in a resource-limited setting.

HIV+ Asian-Americans: Silence & Stigma

HIV/AIDS | By Steve Weinstein | Dec 10
Gay HIV-positive Americans from East Asia and the Pacific Islands ("API") are caught between blatant prejudice from other gay men and their own communities.

Asian Sensibility at Newest Luxury Spa in Swiss Alps

The Alpina Gstaad, the newest luxury hotel to open in this Swiss Alpine village in 100 years, will feature a Six Senses Spa, melding Swiss Alpine architecture with an Asian sensibility.

The Charms of Taiwan: The Photos

Apr 5
As the Chinese proverb has it, "Don’t listen to what they say. Go see." The Portuguese rechristened Taiwan "Formosa," meaning "beautiful island." Check out these photos of some of Taiwan’s charms.

The Tasty Charms of Taiwan

By Mark Thompson | Apr 5
One of Asia’s most progressive countries for LGBT rights, Taiwan hosts the largest LGBT event in Asia. A country in rapid transition, what you see today will be vastly different in another ten years. Or as the motto has it: "The time for Taiwan is now."

Taiwan’s Eco-Tourism Programs Attract International Travelers

Feb 26
With lush-green mountains towering over 13,000 feet and a sub-tropical climate, Taiwan offers a variety of incredible natural resources and was recently named by Lonely Planet as one of the "Top 10 Best Countries to Visit in 2012."

Impoverished Nepal appeals to gay tourism industry

By Ravi Nessman | Mar 15
Nepal wants to paint Mount Everest pink. It wants gay honeymooners trekking through the Himalayas. It wants to host the world’s highest same-sex wedding at Everest base camp. Read more...

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