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Beyond its corporate allure, Makati also presents an enticing canvas for hosting events of all scales and genres. Its strategic location, coupled with world-class facilities and amenities, positions Makati as an ideal destination for businesses seeking to leave a lasting impression through memorable and successful events. From luxurious hotels to state-of-the-art convention centres, Makati offers a plethora of venues tailored to cater to the diverse needs of event organisers. The “True” Center Makati is commonly hailed as the nexus of Metro Manila’s northern and southern regions, earning its status as the bustling urban core it is today. Its strategic positioning renders Makati highly accessible for guests, suppliers, and event collaborators alike. Access to supplies and suppliers Whether you prefer hands-on decoration or seek professional assistance, Makati …

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  Sri Lanka, with its rich tapestry of culture and tradition, is home to a vibrant array of festivals that celebrate the island’s diverse religious and cultural heritage. From colourful processions and elaborate rituals to spirited dances and traditional music, these festivals offer a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of Sri Lankan society. Explore some of the most significant festivals in Sri Lanka, where the spirit of celebration and community comes alive in a dazzling display of colour and spectacle. Vesak | img via flickr Sinhala and Tamil New Year (Avurudu): Sinhala and Tamil New Year, known locally as Avurudu, is one of the most eagerly anticipated festivals in Sri Lanka, celebrated by both Sinhalese and Tamil communities with great enthusiasm. Taking place …

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Festive Delights

By caleb on 22nd December 2023
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While Sri Lanka may not experience a wintry Christmas, the festive spirit is alive and well across the island. Embrace the unique blend of tropical traditions and holiday cheer as you explore the enchanting activities available during the Christmas season in Sri Lanka: Colombo’s Christmas Street Decorations Begin your festive journey in Colombo, where the streets come alive with vibrant Christmas decorations. Explore the city’s commercial hubs, such as Colombo 7 and Pettah, to witness sparkling lights, themed displays, and a joyful atmosphere. Attend Midnight Mass Experience the essence of Christmas by attending Midnight Mass at one of Sri Lanka’s beautiful churches. Immerse yourself in soul-stirring carols, candlelit ambience, and the spirit of togetherness. Galle Face Green Celebrations Head to Galle Face Green in style …

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Thailand, a land of rich traditions and vibrant culture, hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, each offering a unique blend of spirituality, colour, and joy. Dive into the heart of Thai celebrations with these unmissable festivals that showcase the country’s cultural diversity: Loy Krathong | img via flickr 1. Songkran: Thai New Year Water Festival When: April 13-15 Where: Nationwide Highlights: Experience the world’s largest water fight as Thais and visitors alike come together to celebrate the traditional Thai New Year. Water splashing symbolizes purification and cleansing for the year ahead. You can witness this from anywhere including serviced apartments Bangkok such as Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok. 2. Loy Krathong: Festival of Lights When: November (date varies) Where: Nationwide, with grand celebrations in Chiang Mai …

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Guide on Dubai Expo 2021

By caleb on 10th December 2020
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The Dubai Expo 2021 will be a celebration of human advancements and how they have helped reshape the face of the earth. It was supposed to be held in 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus. The World’s Greatest Show Thanks to the subject material and the grand way that Dubai is known to celebrate conventions, the Dubai Expo is often dubbed the World’s Greatest Show. Celebrating Human Brilliance and Achievements Many luxury hotels in Dubai will fill up come October as dignitaries from all over the world will flock to the metropolis to celebrate human brilliance and achievements. Lots of innovations will see the light of day at the Expo. Dubai at the Forefront As always, Dubai will be at the forefront of all …

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Providing breathtaking thrills for drivers and spectators alike, the annual Macau Grand Prix has become one of the highlights of the racing calendar. Here’s some background information on this famed event. History Initially a sports car race, the Macau Grand Prix first took place in 1954 and evolved over the years to incorporate Formula 3 cars. In the 1970s touring cars were also introduced followed by a motorcycle race in 1976. The FIA GT World Cup was also added in 2008, making this a truly special event. The Circuit One of the highlights here is the Guia Circuit, a challenging 3.8 mile street circuit that is within easy reach of Hotel Okura Macau and other such centrally located luxury hotels in Macau. The circuit is known for its tight …

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A main Buddhist religious festival celebrating the triple anniversary of Lord Buddha. In Sri Lanka, a majority Buddhist country, this festival brings about brightly lit streets full of creative and intricate lanterns to admire. What is Vesak? The birth, attainment of enlightenment and passing away into Nirvana are the three notable events that Vesak symbolizes. The day is spent in reflection, with devotees offering flowers, lighting lamps and burning incense in the name of God. Several traditional ceremonies occur throughout the island on and before the days leading to Vesak. The day of celebration varies each year. How is it celebrated? Numerous roadside stalls are erected in the evenings, distributing passers-by free drinks and refreshments! Performances and theatre performances close to various temples are a …

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Away from the lavish lifestyles and the bustling capital city is the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple which comes across as an idyllic escape where we can seek spiritual fulfilment. Historic appeal Being one of the largest temple complexes in Colombo, the Gangaramaya Temple is well-known for hosting the most colourful Vesak festival annually. It was established in 1885 and has a rewarding history of 120 years. The surrounding areas of the Beira Lake were once a swamp and now it has turned out to be a significant complex including this temple, the breathtaking lake, and the assembly hall. Location Located in the heart of Colombo, the Gangaramaya Temple has always been at the forefront of protecting religious values of the country. For those who are holidaying …

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While planning an international conference is no easy task, there are certain aspects one can be mindful of and which will help ensure the event goes as smoothly as possible. Do remember to keep these points in mind! Destination When it comes to an international conference, it’s key to pick the right destination. This could be in your home country, or for easier access for international delegates, you may have to choose another country that can be conveniently accessed by road, rail or air. Venue Once the destination is selected you need to find the right venue for your event. It should be able to host the expected number of guests and ideally have easy access to onsite or nearby accommodation. If you are looking …

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Amongst the many landmarks often visited by locals and tourists alike, the famous shopping precinct, Arcade Independence Square has a history that is quite intriguing. A Building with an interesting history The Arcade Independence Square is housed in the former Jawatte Lunatic Asylum along with several other buildings renovated as a part of the Independence Square Redevelopment Programme undertaken by the government at the time. As the years went by… The Jawatta Lunatic Asylum was built under the guidance of the then British Governor, Sir William Gregory in order to replace the existing asylum in Borella. The building consisted of two wings accommodating around 400 patients. Later the occupancy of the building was taken over by several government institutions including the Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation …

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