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Top 5 Events Happening in January Around The World

Top 5 Events Happening in January Around The World

January is the start of a new year, but many places around the world have already jump-started on organising huge, exciting events! Here are our top five picks of events happening in January around the world: Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival—Harbin, China Starting off, we have the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in […]

The other side of Maldives

The other side of Maldives

We notice the mountain of garbage first. Then, the smoke spiralling from the top of it. A small woman clad in all black, from her headscarf to her long tunic, is sweeping. Her short coconut midribs broomstick scratches the ground, making not an inch of difference to the muddy street. Behind her stands a mosque […]

Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese New Year

Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese New Year

On 25 January, several cultures will be celebrating the first day of the Year of the Rat, based on calendars derived long ago from the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Koreans, Vietnamese, and of course, Chinese will be celebrating the New Year on the same day. Historically, Japan also used to celebrate the new year on the […]

New Year Foods Around the World

New Year Foods Around the World

New Year’s Day is always a new beginning, and various cultures across the globe have their own special way of celebrating this new beginning with food. Perhaps you’ll find one that you can resonate with? 1. Vasilopita—Greece In Greece, as well as many other areas in eastern Europe and the Balkans, vasilopita—”king cake” or “Basil […]

Syurga India

Syurga India

Jika mahu bercerita tentang percutian, sudah tentu setiap insan ada kisah dan keseronokkan yang tersendiri. Sesebuah destinasi pilihan pasti ada keunikkannya yang menjadikan percutiaan itu sebagai pengalaman yang indah. Tidak kalah juga buat diri ini, di mana pada 22 haribulan November 2019 yang lalu, saya sekeluarga memilih KASHMIR, INDIA sebagai destinasi untuk di lawati tahun […]

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Lantern Festival: Spectacular Visual Drama Unlike Any Other

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Lantern Festival: Spectacular Visual Drama Unlike Any Other

Every November, Thailand’s Chiang Mai transforms itself into a spellbinding city that looks and feels like a description out of a fantasy novel, as citizens and tourists gather in numbers to celebrate Loy Krathong and Yi Peng. Look up and you’ll see thousands of lanterns glimmering against the night’s sky like swarms of fireflies. Look […]