Travel Agenda: Karura Forest; W Retreat & Spa in Bali; British Museum; Singapore; London 2012 Festival

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Today: Karura Forest on the edge of Nairobi, opens to tourists with waterfalls, bamboo forest and monkeys (magicalkenya.com)

This week: In Bali, the new W Retreat & Spa (pictured) is due to open in Seminyak on Tuesday. Expect the brand's signature flamboyant décor with a tropical twist (starwoodhotels.com).

Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World is the new exhibition at the British Museum in London, opening on Thursday. It showcases 200-plus objects from the National Museum in Kabul (britishmuseum.org).

In the diary: In Singapore, a statue of the city-state's mascot, the Merlion, is being opened as a deluxe room for two from 4 April-5 May as part of the Biennale (singaporebiennale.org). And in London, the Southbank Centre will be crowned with a whimsical boat-shaped hotel for the London 2012 Festival (living-architecture.co.uk).

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