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Pokémon Go getaways: 7 hotels to catch them all (including the elusive Pikachu)

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August 28 Pokemon Go PARKROYAL hotels

Whether or not you are a fan of the franchise, Pokémon Go is a worldwide phenomenon you can’t escape, and now, it has won you over hook, line and sinker. During your morning commute, between lunch breaks, and as the sun goes down, you’re always on the lookout for Pokémon to catch, Pokéstops to stock up on supplies, and Gyms to conquer. So why pause the game when you’re on...

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Shopping Guide: A Day In Kuala Lumpur

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June 6 petronas_twin_tower_KL

Malaysia has a plethora of destinations known for different attractions: Kota Kinabalu (or referred to by locals as KK) in Sabah is known for its sandy beaches; Penang is unrivalled in its local cuisine and Kuala Lumpur has the all the outlets, brands and deals that any shopaholic could hope for. As Malaysia’s largest urban city, this teeming metropolis no doubt offers ample avenues for retail therapy. You may be wondering...

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The Ultimate To-Do List in Yangon

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May 17 yangon_temple_

Known to some as Rangoon, Yangon is the former capital of Myanmar as well as the country’s largest city with a population of about six million. The humble city boasts almost as many colonial edifices as religious sites, built on streets that are full of character. If you’re seeking to immerse yourself in its local culture and traditions, here are seven things you shouldn’t miss. 1. Watch the alms giving...

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A Guide To PARKROYAL’s Best Local Experiences

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April 28 Burmese market - PARKROYAL Blog

What’s the point of visiting a new country if you don’t immerse yourself in the local culture and do as the locals do? Shed the conventional image of a tourist, and put on the mantle of a bona fide globetrotter with the help of Local Experiences, one of many membership benefits of DISCOVERY, our loyalty programme that lets our members enjoy privileges at over 550 Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) hotels worldwide. From...

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5 most Instagram-worthy cafes in Saigon

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February 12 Banksy Cafe Ho Chi Minh City

Not many associate the Vietnamese city, Saigon, with urban spots and a cafe culture that could take over one’s Instagram page. But once you step into these joints, you’d want to get those cameras and filters ready. Here are five of the most Instagram-worthy cafes this lively city has to offer. La Rotonde Situated along Ham Nghi Street, La Rotonde is a cafe that’s admired not only for its traditional...

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