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6 Unmissable Photo Tour Stops in Dhaka

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December 9 lalbagh fort in dhaka bangladesh

To enjoy your Dhaka holidays, set aside your monochrome sensibilities and prepare to plunge into a kaleidoscopic world of colour. As you explore Bangladesh’s bustling capital city, you will encounter every conceivable hue on the colour spectrum. Feast your eyes on the luminous fabrics, the decorated rickshaws, the monumental buildings, and the diverse cuisines, to name a few. For travellers looking to capture the densely populated city’s relentless energy in...

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Welcome To Suzhou: Famous And Hidden Gardens To Explore

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In the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, gardening is serious business. Here, gardens are not mere spaces for relaxation and contemplation—by the definition of Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese architect Wang Shu, they are “thinking machines” and “living philosophy installations.” Unlike Chinese imperial gardens, which have been around since the Qin dynasty (beginning 221 BC), private gardens emerged during the third century. Disenchanted with corruption and political strife during that era, Chinese...

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Unique Singapore Holidays: 5 Ways To Celebrate Christmas In Singapore

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November 27 light sculptures at christmas wonderland 2017 at gardens by the bay singapore

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, even if Singapore is not quite a “winter wonderland.” Without the backdrop of changing seasons to herald the year-end holidays, Singapore has made an annual tradition of bedecking the city in glitter during the run-up to Christmas—all while letting its innate spirituality shine through. Photo credit: Alvin Ho/Christmas Wonderland From Yuletide music and performances to merrymaking activities that will warm hearts and...

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Jakarta Holidays: Top Things For The Solo Business Traveller To Do

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November 17 monas in jakarta

“My time here made me cherish respect for people’s differences.” — former US president Barack Obama on his childhood years spent in Jakarta. Diversity is the name of the game in Jakarta, where much of its 10 million-strong population has roots elsewhere. Javanese, Balinese, Chinese, and European influences are firmly knitted into the capital city’s cultural tapestry. Although Islam is a cornerstone of the city’s identity, its secular government has...

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