Event Venues in Colombo

Colombo is rapidly emerging as a must-see stop in Sri Lanka. Colombo is the largest and the most commercial city in Sri Lanka. The city of Colombo offers historical monuments, colonial architecture, festivals and events, beaches, fine dining, and shopping. The happening nightspots have popped up recently in Colombo, giving it the much needed throbbing nightlife. While there are nightclubs with bars catering to the younger adults, there are some bars with popular bands playing, which are more popular amidst the older clientele. The city of Colombo has some of the best restaurants in the country, serving wide range of cuisines. The Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is one of the most luxurious five star Hotels in Colombo. Cinnamon Lakeside has won many accolades and awards, making it the best leading five star hotel in Colombo. The hotel has been ranked the Best Five Star Hotel, twice by the Sri Lankan Tourist Board. Cinnamon Lakeside overlooks the tranquil Beira Lanka, and provides elegant and sophisticated accommodation, attention to detail and impeccable services. The hotel also has some fabulous dining options, which are absolute culinary delights. The hotel is the ideal venue in Colombo to hold conferences, birthday parties, intimate gatherings, and weddings. The hotel is most famous for hosting extravagant, lavish or intimate weddings.

Sri Lanka has all the necessary infra-structure to organize an international conference be small or large. In Colombo there are 3 modern conference and exhibition centers which cater to both large conferences for up to 2000 guests and exhibitions of any scale. The Liberty is first of its kind in Colombo. It is a sophisticated and a hi-tech system that gives light to any designer/ decorator/ event planners with over 16.7 million colors to choose from. The Bandaranayke Conference Hall is the first purpose –built conference center in Asia. It is an ideal venue for conferences, exhibitions, beauty pageants and many more other events.

Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world. Google+

Spartan Stadium Race – This is Sparta…Down Under!

Offering athletes a chance to test their endurance and those interested in staying healthy an opportunity to engage in fun challenges, the Spartan Stadium Race in Sydney takes obstacle racing to a whole new level! The event which is billed as the country’s first stadium obstacle race is set to take place on 15th February, 2015 at the well known ANZ Stadium and participants and visitors in search of accommodation that is within easy reach can consider Sundowner Gardenia Motor Inn Bass Hill.

Organised by Spartan Race Australia, this stadium event features a number of challenges including a 5k+ obstacle course at this historic sports venue. With over 30 obstacles planned be it box jumps, stair climbs or sled pulls, the Spartan Stadium Race in Sydney is bound to test one’s resolve, while prize money is set at $ 6,000 for individual winners and team winners.

Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.


The New Zealand Herald New Year’s Day Races

This New Year started out with the crème de la crème of New Zealand’s racing and society royalty gathering to witness what is arguably, the country’s best day of horse racing, the The New Zealand Herald New Year’s Day Races.

There was an outstanding six carry black-type status of the 10 races that were held on the 1st of January 2015, at the Ellerslie Racecourse which is situated just about 17 minutes from the renowned Country Comfort hotel by SilverNeedle hotels, a premier chain of hotels in Australia and New Zealand.

Not just an event limited to racing fanatics and elite socialites, the New Zealand Herald New Year’s Day Races featured free entertainment for the kids as well, that included a Tip Top Popsicle Planet, New Zealand Herald Giant Games and Ellerslie Swingball Park.

Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.


Hong Kong Halloween Treats – Most extravagant Halloween celebrations in Asia

Hong Kong is known world over for their over the top, fancy Halloween celebrations, with crumbling walled villages, creaky Victorian mansions, and thousands of years of folklore populated with ghosts, ghouls and demons. The city’s unique history where East meets West means that European festivals, including all Halloween’s eve are deeply enriched in its cultural fabric. The Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong at Wan Chai Hong Kong is a fabulous four-star hotel which is conveniently located midway between causeway Bay’s major entertainment and shopping Attractions. This hotel also provides a convenient place for everyone who is visiting Hong Kong to have a truly Hong Kong style Halloween experience with decorated shopping malls, themed menus, raucous street parties. There are widely howling street blowouts, parades and shows to fun sugar trick and treat antics for the kids, where there is a spooky cheer for all to enjoy.

Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the best parades in Asia, with a headless horseman and trick or treating with Mickey and the gang. There are many haunted mansions or rather hotels and creepy surprises all around the land. Ocean Park has one of the biggest parades with over 400 costumed characters, 20 haunted attractions as well as street shows and entertainment. The star attraction is the 3D haunted house at Ocean Park. The decorations are quite beautiful when set against the central’s skyscraper city. There are many food stalls for everyone to enjoy just street food and many other themed menus. There will be ghosts, as well as games , so that the kids will be coming out to try their trick or treat skills.

Asian Surfing Championship 2014 in North Male Atoll

The exotic isle of Maldives recently hosted its first open surfing event at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, a popular Maldives island resort. The event witnessed by locals and foreigners alike was held at Lohis Point, in the Northern Atoll and was organized in collaboration with the Maldives Body Boarding Association (MBBA) and the Asian Surfing championship (ASC).

Home to the best surfing waves of the Maldivian archipelago, this surfers’ paradise was an ideal location to host the event. A total of 56 competitors ranging from resident to tourist surfers showcased their talent in three categories-the Men’s open, Women’s open and BodyBoarding. Garut Widiarta, Rina Kitazawa of Japan and Gavin Botha won the first place respectively. The winner was offered a cash prize of 15,000 USD.

A great initiative taken to promote and popularise surfing and body boarding, the event will be held annually in the Maldives.

Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.