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Singapore celebrates its National Day on the 9th of August with a magnificent colourful parade to commemorate the Independence gained after its separation from Malaysia in 1965. The tumultuous road to Singapore’s independence is theatrically and beautifully display in the parade which forms as a narrative. For those looking for a comfortable Singapore luxury serviced apartments to stay in while celebrating this exhilarating National day with the locals, Ascott Raffles Palace Singapore is one of the options that travellers could choose from as it is centrally located to the venue of the ceremony. The 51st Singaporean National Day Celebrations will be centred on the theme ‘Building Our Singapore of Tomorrow’, which aims to unite Singaporeans to create the next chapter of their great nation. Prior to …

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  In any culture, the institution of marriage is shrouded in traditions, customs, and practices. Although there is a trend at present to keep things minimum and elegant with respect to marriage ceremonies and practices, it is fair to say that in most parts of the world marriage is an aspect of social life that is governed by many traditions and rituals. This is especially true of China, where the rich heritage of the nation has endowed weddings with traditions and rituals galore. Although the rituals and traditions vary to some degree from location to location in China, there are certain rituals and customs that have remained, more or less, the same, even for a wedding in Guiyang. These particular rituals are what is known …

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From the deserts of the Middle East to the white sand beaches of a Maldivian island and lush tropical gardens in the North of Thailand, the global hospitality and leisure brand, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas recently celebrates 15 years of luxurious journeys and dedicated service since the opening of its first resort, Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa back in 2001. Several high profile guests attended the grand celebrations at its headquarters in Bangkok. A part of Minor Hotels, Anantara has become synonymous with luxury and bespoke experiences. Today, the International Hotel Group has a continuously growing portfolio which features 35 luxury resorts in a wide range of locations spanning across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Over the past 15 years, the brand has …

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“Divali”, or “Deepavali” is an amalgamation of two Sanskrit words, meaning “Row of Light”. As apparent by the name, Divali is celebrated to symbolize the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil. Mauritius, where 63% of the population is Indian, out of which 80% follow Hinduism, this festival of light is celebrated in grandeur, transforming the island into a glittering fairyland at night. An Indian festival in origin, Divali is celebrated in honour of Rama, the Prince of Ayodhya, returning home after his fourteen-year exile; the day also celebrated the victory of Rama over the devil king Ravana, as depicted in the epic “Ramayana”. However, the day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s consort, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, purity and light. Divali falls on …

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Vietnam is one of the touristy destinations that has sprung up in popularity in the recent years. There are plenty of attractions and activities in Vietnam that keep the tourist occupied. If you prefer to stay away from the city a perfect getaway would be to stay at a Hoi An River Resort.Even though a small town , one of the key attractions in Hoi An is the festival that takes place. Long Chu Festival is the highlight of tourist activity in the town. Long Chu festival is of high cultural and religious importance. It is celebrated to welcome the new season and to bid farewell to the previous one on the 15th day of lunar January and July.The climate remains uncertain in this period due …

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That rare moment when you almost touch the sky is what most nature aficionados would ache for. But that is no longer a dream if you visit Hua Hin between February and March. The balloon festival held during this time encourages a mass influx of tourists to Hua Hin. The skies and the weather are just perfect for the festival. The city of Hua Hin takes on a bright hue as the balloon festival slowly takes off. Starting as early as 7 am you will be travelling alongside three or four passengers along with the professional balloonist. The professional balloonist has no control over steering the balloon, which goes in the direction that it wants. Instead the balloonist only handles the balloon. Guests who want …

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