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Faces of Asia

by Rosemarie John August 24, 2012

Diversity is what makes Asia so unique. From its culture to customs, from its flavours to festivities, from its mountains to its plains, Asia makes up the world’s largest continent. But what makes Asia so special is its people… and here are some of their many faces. A Balinese dancer performing a sketch from the Ramayana A Chinese performer dressed […]

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The Featherdale Wildlife Park in Doonside, NSW

by Rosemarie John August 21, 2012

For a personal experience with the indigenous animals of Australia, head over to the Featherdale Wildlife Park in New South Wales. An interactive animal park where you can feed, hold and get up close to a large variety of Australian fauna, the park caters to all ages and is spread across seven acres of land. A 45mins drive from the […]

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Face of an Angel – The Peace Fountain

by Rosemarie John August 17, 2012

Up close… the sculptured face of archangel Michael. A truly thought provoking piece, the Peace Fountain at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine depicts the struggle of good and evil. The forces of good, embodied in the figure of the archangel Michael, triumph by decapitating Satan, whose head hangs from one side.

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Grab a Bite at Sydney’s Oldest Pub

by Rosemarie John August 5, 2012

It’s the old charm of a place that makes a visit all that more special and the Fortune of War pub in The Rocks precinct of Sydney is just where you’d want to be after a long day out. Dating back to 1828, the Fortune of War is the city’s oldest continually-licensed pub. This heritage bar has built an enviable […]

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Fall in Love with Laos Contest

by Rosemarie John July 27, 2012

Ever dreamed of visiting the sleepy capital of Vientiane that sits on the banks of the Mekong River? Well… now is your chance for an all-expenses paid holiday to Laos through Changi Airport’s Fall in Love with Laos Contest. A place of stunning natural beauty and cultural treasures, Laos is one of the few rare destinations in Southeast Asia that […]

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Holiday Inn at The Rocks

by Rosemarie John July 23, 2012

If living amongst historical sandstone buildings, iconic sights and quaint cobbled streets don’t bring out the deep cultural feel of a place rooted in time, nothing else will. The Holiday Inn in Old Sydney offers an ideal way to experience Sydney’s colonial past and its modern architecture all at the same time. With close proximity to Circular Quay and the […]

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Climbing Up the Pylon Lookout in Sydney

by Rosemarie John July 20, 2012

Got the energy and crave for great photo opportunities or just the feel of wind in your hair as you gaze the scenic panorama? Head over to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout! Not for the faint-hearted, the climb up 200 stairs brings you eighty-seven metres above the harbour offering the best visual percepts of the city. With breath-taking views […]

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

by Rosemarie John July 1, 2012

With a unique collection of plants and trees from every continent except  Antarctica, Gardens by the Bay in Bay South, Singapore  takes its visitors into the realm of nature and all its bounty. Boasting two large conservatories, several outdoor gardens, a lake, a skyway and great views of the entire bay area, exploring nature within a city has just gotten […]

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The Colourful Bangles of Hyderabad

by Rosemarie John June 29, 2012

Going far back as 2600 BC, bangles have been excavated from the Indus and Mohenjo-Daro valleys of old. Made from sea-shells, copper, bronze, agate and chalcedony in ancient times and worn specifically for religious customs and rituals, bangles have come a long way out of India and Pakistan. Today, bangles made of glass, plastic, gold, silver and other metals are […]

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The Cliffs at Uluwatu

by Rosemarie John June 28, 2012

Just an hour’s drive away from Kuta ; Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a temple atop the edge of a rocky cliff on Bukit Peninsula, the southern most point of Bali. Founded by a Javanese Hindu priest in the 10th century, the temple is dedicated to the God of elements Bharata Rudra. Considered one of the nine directional temples on the […]

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