Who will win he race to restart international tourism: Bali or Phuket?

While scores of countries are reintroducing border closures and travel restrictions to mitigate fresh waves of Covid-19, Southeast Asia’s two most popular resort islands – Bali and Phuket – are in a race to open to international tourism.The stakes in terms of potential benefits and risks are high. The economies of both have been on … Continue reading Who will win he race to restart international tourism: Bali or Phuket?

Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Inscribed in 2012 (7.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity In the monasteries and villages of the Ladakh region, Buddhist lamas (priests) chant sacred texts representing the spirit, philosophy and teachings of the Buddha. Two forms of Buddhism are practiced in Ladakh - Mahayana and Vajrayana - and there are … Continue reading Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India

When is the best time to visit Bali?

Bali is located about 8 degrees south of the equator. Therefore you can expect a tropical, warm and humid climate all year round - with two main distinctive seasons: Dry Season and Rainy Season. Bali’s central mountains (volcanoes) include several peaks, with Mount Agung reaching over 3,000 meters in elevation. Up there, the temperatures are … Continue reading When is the best time to visit Bali?

Random thoughts and memories from Japan

If I ask my child, of all the places we visited, which one he liked the most, he will answer me without hesitation: Japan! That's exactly what I feel. Japan amazes and delights you, equally, from the first to the last minute spent here. So … let's get started! Technology. Everyone knows that the Japanese … Continue reading Random thoughts and memories from Japan

Cheap flights Sofia – Bangkok, round trip from 323 euros

Cheap flights from Sofia to Bangkok, THAILAND from €323 round-trip. Find cheap flights to Bangkok, Thailand and book your ticket at the best price! Tickets cost from €323 both ways. Thailand has lots to offer every type of traveler. If you are traveling on a budget, your money will go a long way here. But … Continue reading Cheap flights Sofia – Bangkok, round trip from 323 euros

Rūkada Nātya – traditional drama performed using string puppets in Sri Lanka

Inscribed in 2018 (13.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Rūkada Nātya is a type of drama performed using string puppets, traditionally to provide light entertainment and convey moral lessons to village communities. Rūkada Nātya is made up of groups of families belonging to or related to the line known … Continue reading Rūkada Nātya – traditional drama performed using string puppets in Sri Lanka

Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massage

Inscribed in 2019 (14.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO) Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massage is regarded as part of the art, science and culture of traditional Thai healthcare. As a non-medicinal remedy and manual therapy, it involves bodily manipulation in which the practitioner helps rebalance the patient’s body, … Continue reading Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massage

The Old Saito Residence

One of the cities we decided to visit on our trip to Japan was Niigata. We got here from Tokyo Central Station and it took us about two hours with SHINKANSEN TOKI. Among the tourist attractions in this city we could not miss the old Saito Residence (The Niigata Saitou Villa) The Niigata Saitou Villa … Continue reading The Old Saito Residence

Unused space transformed into organic rooftop farm in Thailand

Amidst the climate crisis, food and water scarcity pose tremendous threats to human civilization. Once abundant agrarian societies rich with food sources, Bangkok and cities across Southeast Asia are victims of unregulated urbanization on rice-producing regions. The once fertile marshlands have transformed into paralyzed concrete developments — no longer able to breathe, absorb water or … Continue reading Unused space transformed into organic rooftop farm in Thailand

BiodiverCity- masterplan by BIG that will see three artificial islands built off the shore of Penang Island, Malaysia, connected by an autonomous transport network.

Denmark-based Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been announced the lead masterplan designer for the Penang South Islands (PSI) project, which involves the development of three man-made islands under the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project. https://youtu.be/G59kp4yLbrE Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced this when announcing the winner for the PSI Masterplan Design Competition (MDC) at Hotel Equatorial Penang here.  … Continue reading BiodiverCity- masterplan by BIG that will see three artificial islands built off the shore of Penang Island, Malaysia, connected by an autonomous transport network.