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JUNE 26, 2000 VOL. 155 NO. 25

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Open the Door to a Cool Summer Escape
If you're willing to venture a few more miles to escape the summer simmer, there are excellent options on hand.

Sure, there are white and black swans, bamboo groves and flower gardens, but the lovely views at Taiwan's Tzuhu Lake are not the only draw for the 1.5 million visitors who travel there each year.

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As part of its summer celebration, the Van Thanh Tourist Park in Ho Chi Minh City is launching a weekend program called Gastronomic Inspiration.

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Singapore Airlines is offering a June Internet special on flights to destinations around the region.

Singapore Airlines is offering a June Internet special on flights to destinations around the region. The options include Penang ($98), Bangkok ($140), Perth ($290), Adelaide ($320), Cairns ($348), Melbourne ($360), Sydney ($360), Auckland ($405) and Christchurch ($405). There are restrictions on specific flights and the length of trips. Tickets must be booked before the end of June and through SIA's website,

Thailand Special
The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale is on until the end of June, with 154 stores participating nationwide. Aimed at tourists, the sale offers excellent value, with discounts as deep as 80% on a wide range of products, including clothing, jewelry, handicrafts and leather goods. This is the time to skip the markets of Patpong Road and go hunting for a new Rolex‹of the real variety.

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