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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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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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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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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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Changi Airport’s Free Singapore Tour

by Rosemarie John June 23, 2012

On transit in Changi? Here’s what you can do… Launched in partnership with Singapore Airlines, the refreshed complimentary Singapore tour provides passengers transiting at Changi Airport an opportunity to enjoy some of Singapore’s iconic sights. Introduced in 1987, the Free Singapore Tour is part of the airport’s efforts to better serve passengers who are at Changi for long layover periods. […]

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9 Must See Temples of Bali

by Rosemarie John June 20, 2012

Besakih Temple Built in the 11th Century, Besakih is the largest and most important temple on the island. With over 22 structures in its complex, the temple sits on the slopes of Mt. Agung, a stratovolcano and is home to the Trinity shrines dedicated to the Gods Shiva (the destroyer), Brahma (the creator) and Vishnu (the supreme God). Uluwatu Temple Located […]

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Postcard: Bali

by Rosemarie John June 8, 2012

Located on Bali’s south-western coast of the narrow isthmus connecting the Bali mainland and Bukit Peninsula, Jimbaran Beach which was traditionally a fishing village, offers large public beaches with many recreation activities. Apart from the gorgeous sunset and smooth sand, another reason that visitors flock to the area is for the delicious spread of seafood restaurants along the beach. The Four Seasons […]

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Singapore Blog Awards 2012

by Rosemarie John May 22, 2012

What is it all about? Organized by omy.sg, a bilingual news and interactive web portal by leading media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), the Singapore Blog Awards is about honouring new-age wordsmiths who devote their time and energy in creating and maintaining informative and innovative blogs. In its 5th year running,  the annual Singapore Blog Awards returns with 15 categories, more […]

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Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal Exhibits in Singapore

by Rosemarie John April 22, 2012

© 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and Marina Bay Sands On showcase from 17 March to 12 August 2012, pop art hits Singapore with the largest collection of iconic works by Andy Warhol. Exhibited in the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, the exposition will showcase 260 paintings, […]

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Kite Flying Taken to New Heights

by Rosemarie John April 1, 2012

Marina Bay, Singapore has been the grounds for the recent i Light Marina Bay festival as well as the location of many corresponding activities and performances. One performance that stood out was that of Go Fly Kite. A home grown concept, remote controlled kite flying has captured the interest of many festival visitors these past three weeks. With kite flying […]

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