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It’s with much fun and celebrations that the charming city of Dubbo celebrated Australia Day, the country’s official national day, on the 26th of January. Australia Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In modern times, the national day of Australia is celebrated with community and family events such as outdoor concerts, community barbecues, sports competitions, festivals and of course spectacular displays of fireworks! Dubbo’s Australia Day celebrations kicked off at Victoria Park situated just approximately 20 minutes away from one of Dubbo’s accommodation hotspots, the Sundowner Dubbo Aberdeen Motor Inn. There were a wide …

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Scheduled to take place on the 24th and 25th of January, Ladies Cup International Polo Tournament will attract both local and international players and teams to battle it out to earn the coveted Ladies Cup trophy. Being the only women’s polo tournament in Western Australia, the event’s focus is to encourage women to participate in this sport and also promote polo to gain a wider audience. Spectators of the event get to join in various festivities and competitions. If you plan on attending the vent, it is best to make reservations at a Perth Airport hotel such as Country Comfort Inter City Perth.

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Originated in 1985, the Illawarra Folk Festival 2015 was held from 15th -18th January 2015. Celebrating its 30th anniversary the festival is considered as one of the largest festivals in Australia organized by volunteers. The festival was performed for four days with approximately 150 performers at Bulli Showground, Princes Highway, Bulli, NSW. Visitors had the opportunity to witness performances by many international and national artists. The program also featured workshops, dancing, two day folk school, the famous Mediterranean lunch and international craft and cuisine stalls. This event which is suitable for people of all ages attracted over 10, 000 visitors. Travellers planning to attend the event next year could consider seeking accommodation at one of the featured Wollongong hotels such as Chifley Wollongong Hotel, NSW. If you’re among …

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Chess is a popular yet not very publicized game in Sri Lanka. While the history of chess in the international arena runs deep, in Sri Lanka during recent times many a youth have taken a keen interest in the game that tests one’s patience and intelligence. To ignite the passion in chess in the country, the “Kalutara Chess Festival”, an open international rating chess championship was recently organised by the Kalutara Chess Club that was held from the 13th to 19th January 2015 at the National Institute of Health Sciences, Nagoda, Kalutara. The winners walked away with total cash prizes worth nearly Rs. 325,000. The participation of world’s top ranking international chess players saw an influx of chess lovers from around the world to Kalutara …

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With the premiering of movies such as Now You See Me, the fascination with the art of deception has been awakened in many souls. While magic has a long history, it has been considered as sorcery and witchcraft and has led to the death of many across the world. With the onset of the 20th century, however, magic had developed its reputation as the staunch art of deception and proved to be a worthy distraction to ongoing humanitarian and social problems such as the World Wars and the Great Depression. A magic show in this era would surely have been a sight to behold from the setup of the old halls and the manner in which magicians hold the gaze of their audiences to the …

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The Jakarta Night Festival is an annual event held to welcome the New year in style and celebration. The Jakarta Culture and Tourism Agency will host the annual Jakarta Night Festival along Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin on 31st December with more than 100 performers who will take to 12 stages in different locations. If you wish to begin the New Year with endless excitement you can join the celebrations at the Jakarta Night Festival. All you have got to do is plan your stay at a hotel such as Alila Jakarta which will also gift you the best Hotel Rates Jakarta has to offer. The Jakarta Night Festival which started in 2012 begins at 4 pm on 31st December and goes on until midnight. Generally the stages …

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