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International hobby shows in Asia-spend some quality time with your first love

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Mae West once said, “Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I’d have to give it up.” Fortunately, there’s a world of pastimes out there that no walk down the aisle can put a stop to. From books fairs and fashion shows to tattoo and car  conventions, here are four Asian holidays where you can spend quality time the first love in your life…

Do you think Shakespeare did book signings? If so, he’d have been right at home at the Mumbai International Book Fair from 26 January to 6 February. Along with all the latest software and popular pulp about vampires, angry Swedish girls, mystic symbols and such, there are rare and antiquarian editions, maps and magazines.

After your serene librarianish day at the fair, whip off those glasses and let down your hair at the Hotel Metro Palace Mumbai discotheque and pub.

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From ink on page to ink on skin – the Bangkok International Tattoo Convention in January is the place to get some inspiration for your next body artwork. Or just marvel at the designs and talents of the best of the world’s tattoo artists.

Whether you have some ink slung your way or not, your body will thank you for staying at the Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok and luxuriating at the on site Devarana Spa.

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Things get fast and furious at the world’s largest auto exhibition, the Tokyo Auto Salon, open to the public on 15 and 16 January. If you’re a rev head, you must be here to see more than 600 vehicles of futuristic designs, current models and modified gems from over 300 companies and schools. Plus a boot load of live entertainment, celebrity watching and famous driver interviews.

Use the free internet at nearby Hotel MyStays Maihama Tokyo Bay to brag to your motor head mates stuck in traffic back home.

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After Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter from 17–20 January, you can arrive home with a suitcase full of goodies fresh off the racks of exhibitors from 12 countries. And of course, there are the runway shows too parading the best new styles of Asia.

You’ll feel fashionably awake after a night at the Butterfly On Morrison Boutique Hotel Hong Kong, with it’s European style guest rooms and automatic Club Butterfly membership, offering access and discounts to the city’s best beauty, dining and shopping experiences.

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