HIDDEN TREASURES OF CHINA

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DESTINATION OF THE WEEKCHINA’S CHENGDE – A FORESTED MOUNTAIN RESORT Chengde lies in a valley in northern Hebei Province about 163 km/100 miles from Beijing It is known in China as “Mountain Hamlet for Escaping the Heat” (Bishu Shanzhuang) as it was the hill resort of the former Imperial family. The area of the resort […]

In-flight Manners!

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Found an excellent write up on some suggestions on how to behave in-flight. Everyone knows air travel is a lot less comfortable than it once was. The trick is how to learn to live with it. Here are Flores’ suggestions: Learn how to share armrest space. The airlines should have thought this through a little […]

India Architecture and its splendors

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If you are interested in India’s various arts, cultures and architectures then you must surely visit http://www.indiavideo.org/. The web developers “Invis Multimedia” have joined forces with the New Delhi UNESCO office to come with some wonderful clips for public viewing pleasure.

Hiroshima

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JAPAN’S HIROSHIMA: THE CITY THAT ROSE FROM ASHES Hiroshima Now a Modern Metropolis Sixth August 1945 is etched in many minds, the date when Honshu’s largest city witnessed the devastating and horrific effects of the atom bomb. Today millions visit it to pay their respects. Hiroshima on the western end of the Inland Sea has […]

‘Visa on arrival’ scheme for 27 countries abolished

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This is from today’s The Star newspaperKUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has abolished the “visa on arrival” scheme for 27 countries effective today.A Wisma Putra official said the countries included India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Pakistan, with most of the other nations being from Africa.He said the Home Ministry had issued a circular to this […]

Great News For Skywards Members

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Skywards Members Earn Double Miles July Through OctoberDUBAI, 18th July, 2008 -During the months of July, August, September and October 2008, members of Skywards, the frequent flyer programme of Emirates, can earn double Miles on more than 100 flights across the network. All Skywards members who registers and flies Emirates in First, Business and Economy […]

Looking for Places to Eat?

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If you like food and want some suggestions on where and what to eat, why dont you check out this site. Mind you its on BETA stage so you might encounter some hiccups here and there on the website. The site has some recipes for anyone who would like to try their hands in cooking. […]