caption A monkey could land on your shoulder. source Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, a town about 10 miles inland on the Indonesian island of Bali, is a nature reserve housing hundreds of wild monkeys. The gorgeous forest and temple complex have been home to monkeys for hundreds of years, and the area is considered a holy place on the island. Considered one of the top tourist attractions in Bali, the forest is worth a visit. When I went, I came within feet of dozens of monkeys, while I saw monkeys actually land on top of other visitors. While most of the world’s famous temples are known for their architecture – like the Taj Mahal in India or Angkor Wat in Cambodia – there’s one temple that may be best known for its inhabitants. And I’m not talking about monks. At the center of Ubud, a town about 10 miles inland on the Indonesian island of Bali, lies the Sacred Monkey Forest, a nature reserve and … [Read more...] about I visited the park in Bali where tourists pay $3 to risk wild monkeys stealing their jewelry and iPhones, and I get why it’s considered a must-see
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at Fort Canning Park to pay a visit to the memorial plaque of Esther Farquhar Bernard, his great-great-great-great-grandmother. Singapore Press Holdings From visiting his great-great-great-great-grandmother’s memorial plaque at Fort Canning Park, to dropping by Adam Road for lime juice, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to be making full use of his time here. The 46-year-old premier arrived in Singapore this week for meetings with Asean leaders and business groups, but after that, he made time for some personal business as well. On Thursday (Nov 15), Trudeau visited Fort Canning Park where a memorial plaque for his great-great-great-great-grandmother, Esther Farquhar Bernard, has been placed. “She was the daughter of Major General William Farquhar, directly linking the Canadian PM to a part of Singapore’s history,” National Park Board wrote in its Facebook post published on the same day. … [Read more...] about Lime juice at Adam Road and a visit to an ancestor’s memorial: How Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending time in Singapore
By Karon Liu Food Writer Tues., Nov. 6, 2018 There are few holidays as sweet as Diwali, the festival of lights that celebrates the victory of good over evil or the triumph of light over darkness. The festival, which begins this week, is marked by gorgeous confections of all shapes and colours as it is tradition to give boxes of these delectable sweets to those who celebrate it. The holiday originates in India and is mostly associated as a Hindu celebration, but those in the Sikh and Jain communities also observe it, as well as non-religious people throughout South Asia where it’s a national holiday in many countries. Throughout the GTA, bakeries have ramped up production to meet demand from thousands of families observing Diwali. Two local sweet makers on opposite ends of the GTA — Brar’s with locations in Brampton and Etobicoke and Al-Karam Sweets in Scarborough — cater to this big holiday. But for those who don’t know their … [Read more...] about Diwali sweets comprise a world of colours and flavours
Architecture, history and more in Bacolod We continue from last week’s article and a visit to Bacolod, the City of Smiles. My wife and I attended the opening of Straight Up, Seda Capitol Hotel’s rooftop bar. The food at the event was great, and the music, courtesy of the frenetic Boyet Sison, fantastic. Twink and I retired early, though, as we had a full day’s schedule ahead of us. We started the morning with a brisk walk around the Capitol Complex’s expansive plaza. The open space is a heritage from the commonwealth period. The complex’s major elements were designed by Juan Arellano, with sculptural accents by Francesco Monti and Guillermo Tolentino. After a satisfying breakfast at Seda’s Misto restaurant, Twink and I prepared for a full day’s tour. We visited three main sites focusing on architecture, history, and culinary delights. The Alunan-Lizares Museum in Talisay gives you a glimpse of Negros life a century … [Read more...] about Architecture, history and more in Bacolod
The travel habits of Chinese citizens are changing the world. Taking about 145 million overseas trips a year, the Middle Kingdom’s middle class is moving—and spending—more than that of any other nation: In 2016 they accounted for $261 billion overseas, a fifth of all sales by international tourists, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. To the south, India’s own swelling, monied middle class—250 million smartphone-toting young professionals out of a population of 1.3 billion—is starting to emulate its regional rival. In less than 10 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council expects India to become the fourth-largest travel and tourism economy behind China, the U.S., and Germany. Although more people are visiting India than ever before—two decades ago about 2.4 million international tourists came to India a year; in 2017 there were five times … [Read more...] about Tourism in India is booming, so why is everyone so worried?