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Walking the Streets of New York’s Chinatown

by Rosemarie John October 23, 2012

Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Chinatown in New York is considered as the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere. Before Chinatown became Chinatown, it was a Jewish enclave for Eastern European Jewish immigrants for decades. The Lower East Side was and is still home to the very first synagogue located on Eldridge […]

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Singapore’s Traditional Watering Hole

by Rosemarie John October 22, 2012

Known today as the Long Bar at Raffles, this heritage watering hole is steeped in history and quirky traditions. A place when many a traveller visits to make their Singapore journey complete. Entering what was formerly known as the “Rendezvous of Planters”, the Long Bar encapsulates each visitor in a world of rustic décor, old ceramic tiles and the crackling […]

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Defence Science Revealed in Singapore

by Rosemarie John October 19, 2012

In Singapore with the family? A military defence enthusiast? Either way, its a great reason to head on down to the Science Centre Singapore that plays host to Singapore’s largest defence science exhibition. Taking place from 20th October to 17th February 2013, the “Defence Science Revealed” Exhibition uncovers the amazing science behind many military marvels and provides a glimpse of […]

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The Religious Sites of Kathmandu Valley

by Rosemarie John October 14, 2012

Nepal is the seat of two ancient religions of Hinduism and Buddhism and  therefore a great melting point for the two great cultures of India and China with whom it shares its borders. It is a deeply religious place boasting 2000 year old temples spread across the Kathmandu Valley in particular. Here is a brief glimpse into their world of […]

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Things to do on Transit at Changi Airport

by Rosemarie John October 10, 2012

For myriad of  travellers today, their first impressions on a country starts at the airport they land at. People develop strong opinions about whether they like a city or not based on how they were treated when they first arrived either in transit or as a first time visitor. First impressions leave lasting imprints on the human psyche and no […]

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Sydney Dining – The Rocks Cafe on George Street

by Rosemarie John October 4, 2012

Located on the the oldest street in Sydney, The Rocks Cafe is a lovely eatery to head to whether for breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner. It’s a cosy little place that offers a variety of dishes and drinks to choose from with both indoor and outdoor seating available. Offering customer’s a European take on food using Australian ingredients, the restaurant […]

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The Dattatreya Courtyard of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

by Rosemarie John September 25, 2012

Part of the three ancient kingdoms of Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is filled with monuments made from terracotta and carved wood columns along with palaces and temples decked with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. The Dattatreya Square is one such courtyard. The seat of royalty until the 15th century or so, the area is home to a great number […]

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Exploring the Kathmandu Durbar Square

by Rosemarie John September 20, 2012

Known locally as the Hanuman-Dhoka Durbar Square, the Kathmandu Durbar Square located in the heart of old Kathmandu city in Basantapur is one of three ancient medieval kingdoms. Previously a walled fortress known as Durbar (Palace) Square, the Kathmandu Durbar Square is among the region’s revered World Heritage Sites. Surrounded by concrete buildings, the complex was once the residence of […]

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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2012

by Rosemarie John September 17, 2012

Every year, Singapore comes alive with colourful lanterns and decorations for the Mid-Autumn Festival. A festival derived through the custom of moon worshipping during the Shang Dynasty, it is now known best as a celebration of family unity at a time of year when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. With 16,800 lanterns lighting up four main streets […]

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The Three Sisters at Katoomba, NSW

by Rosemarie John September 3, 2012

Just an hours drive from the heart of Sydney, lies the beautiful rock formations called the Thee Sisters. Located in the Blue Mountains at Katoomba, a visit to this panoramic region is a must for a refreshing break out of the city. A World Heritage site and consisting of mainly a sandstone plateau dissected by gorges up to 760 metres […]

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