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Seychelles: 5 curiosities to discover

Seychelles, whose full name is the Republic of Seychelles, are a state in the archipelago of the same name in the Indian Ocean, east of the African continent and north of Madagascar. The Seychelles are a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches. The Seychelles have a warm tropical climate throughout the year, with average daytime temperatures between 26 and 32 degrees. Seasonal variations are minimal, so it is possible to visit these islands in any month of the year. Browse through the gallery to discover 5 interesting facts about this coveted tourist destination.


Special teams to expedite check-ins

SEPANG: Special Quick Response Teams (QRT) have been trained by the Immigration Department to man the check-in counters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) during peak hours, with the goal of clearing 780 visitors in one hour, according to its director general, Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud. Read full story


Penang enjoys swift recovery in tourism 2 years after Covid-19

GEORGE TOWN: Penang is seeing swift recovery in its tourism sector with a sharp rise in direct international flights and arrival of passengers last year.


Check out these 13 scrumptious local specialties when you visit Tokyo


Turkey: bus ends up in the lake, panic among passengers (video)

Images recorded by internal cameras of a public bus in the eastern Turkish city of Malatya captured the moment the vehicle ended up in the lake. To rescue the passengers, some people who were on the shore. Fortunately there were no casualties, but only three wounded. The cause of the accident is not yet known. But they were moments of terror for the 7 people on board the bus. The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle that ended up in the water. In the images of the security camera you can see the panic of the passengers as the water enters the bus after it has ended up in the lake.


What it is really like to live in a NYC skyscraper


Pangeos, the turtle-shaped yacht is a real floating city

A floating city capable of transporting 60,000 people and traveling constantly throughout the seas, deriving from renewable sources the energy necessary for its operation is the new project by Pierpaolo Lazzarini. We are talking about Pangeos, currently only a concept for an extra-luxury gigayacht. Its realization will require eight billion dollars and eight years of work. Inspired by the maxi continent originally found on the Planet, Pangeos measures 550 meters long by 610 meters at its widest point. It incorporates within it shopping centers, residences, parks, hotels, as well as sea and air ports to keep the floating city connected to the mainland.


The Most Beautiful Greenhouses Across the Globe

You'll never guess where these greenhouses are located! Spring is already just a few weeks away—which means gardening season is nearly here, and with this change in season comes the opportunity to explore in-bloom landscapes near and far. Naturally, visiting historic gardens is an activity we highly recommend participating in once the weather warms up—specifically, exploring the many stunning greenhouses that gardens across the globe have to offer. Below, find House Beautiful's list of eight grand greenhouses to visit, including ones in New York, London, and Vienna. Safe travels!


Begpackers Are Back, One Couple Spotted In Bukit Bintang

Begging or vagrancy is a crime under Section 27(C) of the Minor Offences Act 1955 and many believe these 'begpackers' are more than capable of supporting themselves.


The paths of Druskininkai history – marked by Jewish heritage

Druskininkai Town, located in the very south of Lithuania, is welcoming at any time of the year, whether the summer sun is shining brightly or the ground is covered with snowdrifts. The spa town, which has long been famous for its unique natural resources, such as mineral water springs and therapeutic mud, invites to combine multifaceted relaxation...


1.6 million people expected to throng 4-day Thaipusam event in Batu Caves

KUALA LUMPUR: The Batu Caves Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple committee is placing a great emphasis on the safety and wellbeing of the 1.6 million devotees and people who are expected to throng the four-day itinerary of Thaipusam events beginning Friday.


63-year-old Chinese daredevil performs cliff diving in Mudanjiang

A Chinese man in his 60s performed cliff dives at a scenic area in China's Mudanjiang, despite temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius. WATCH MORE: https://thestartv.com/c/news SUBSCRIBE: https://cutt.ly/TheStar LIKE: https://fb.com/TheStarOnline


Two climbers attempt 8,167-meter ascent with only bare essentials in 'pure alpine style'


34 Beautiful National Parks to Inspire Your Next 2023 Getaway

You don’t have to travel out of the United States for sights that will take your breath away.


SplashMania Water Park At Gamuda Cove, Worth A Visit?

Gamuda Land's SplashMania opened its doors this week at Gamuda Cove, strategically located along the Elite Highway with a direct link to Cyberjaya.


40 Countries You Might Not Have Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

It's time to get your passport ready.


A foodie's guide to Budapest


America's 25 Most Beautiful Scenic Byways

After all, it's about the journey, not the destination.


Looking for the 51st? US States that almost came to be


Human error, negligence led to Ipoh air crash, say investigators

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau says safety requirements were not adhered to during the night training flight.


Places that could become a Unesco world heritage site

The list of places and sites eligible to become UNESCO World Heritage Sites is constantly being updated.Nominations, each year, are numerous, and it often takes a long time before a place can be officially declared a world heritage site. The process to be followed is outlined step by step by UNESCO itself.This procedure was adopted in 1972 and has set itself the goal of identifying and maintaining the list of sites that represent special features of exceptional importance from a cultural or natural point of view and that must therefore be preserved with great care and attention.


Headed to Tempe? Don't miss these unforgettable attractions

This city is famous for its lively and pedestrian-friendly downtown area. Tempe's center plays host to a lively restaurant, microbrewery, and nightlife scene. The area also hosts many popular events like the Tempe Arts Festival, the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, and the New Year’s Eve Block Party. If visitors run out of events to attend, Tempe...


Best Travel & Tourism stocks to follow in 2022.

Travel and tourism is a broad category, with a diverse list of well-known brands. Ecotourism is a fast-growing niche, especially among young travelers. Tourism sector has been perhaps the hardest hit part of the economy by the COVID-19 pandemic. This list presents some of the best travel and tourism stocks to track in the post-pandemic era. The list's performance is calculated on an equally weighted method.


In 'miraculous' escape, pilots walk away from Australia plane crash

An investigation has been launched by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which says it is the first 'collision with terrain' involving a Boeing 737 in Australia.


Sacred animals from around the world: did you know them?

Zoolatry is the religious cult that regards animals as manifestations of divinity, characteristic of ancient and primitive religions. The symbolism used is common in some religions, and even today respect for the animal is more than a popular belief, such as the sacred cow in India. In some nations the pig is a sacred animal, recognized as a symbol of wealth and good fortune, in others we find for example wolf, snake or dog. Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress are judged by the way it treats its animals." What animal species are considered sacred in some countries and why? Browse through the gallery to find out.


The Most Beautiful Waterfalls Ever Created By Mother Nature

From Angel Falls to Niagara Falls, get ready to be wowed!


5 Affordable Places To Retire Near the Beach

You're getting ready to retire, and you want to go to the beach -- possibly every day. Since you don't currently live in a coastal community, this means you're going to need to pack up and move. Find...


16 Delicious dishes to try when you visit Tbilisi

Tbilisi Tbilisi, Georgia's capital and largest city, is recognized for its distinctive architecture, which represents the city's historic past and consists of an eclectic mix of Medieval, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Stalinist, and Modernist monuments. Tbilisi is well-known for its unique blend of old and new. This site never ceases to amaze, from hi...


Pangolin born at the Prague zoo, first in Europe

A pangolin has been born at the Prague Zoo and it is the first one born in Europe. The parents of the baby pangolin arrived from a zoo in Taipei in April 2022, making the Prague Zoo the second in Europe to have specimens of this human-threatened species. And indeed, it is not easy to raise pangolins, as they require a nutritious mush made from bee larvae specially prepared for them. Pangolins are particularly at risk because of the illegal trade in them.


The Top 15 Beaches to Visit on the East Coast

Widely considered to be the best stretches of sand along the Atlantic Ocean.


Eddie Bauer Taught Me How to Dress for the Cold

Eddie Bauer dressed me for a trip to Alaska in January—here’s everything I loved.


EVENING 5: AirAsia applies to fly out of Subang Airport

In today’s edition of Evening 5 — Capital A captain Tan Sri Tony Fernandes says that AirAsia has applied to be able to fly out of Subang Airport under the airport’s regeneration plan. Meanwhile, banks are in the spotlight after CGS-CIMB says that the current SRR relaxation could be reversed soon.


London's 10 Most Historic Pubs

One bar even dates back to the 15th century.


Where To Eat, Drink And Chill In The Big Apple, According To ‘Bling Empire: New York’

Follow the crew of Bling Empire: New York to their favourite places in the city, from five-star hotels to night clubs. Here’s the Bling Empire guide to New York. As we’ve seen how the celebrities from Bling Empire: New York live their extravagant lives in the Big Apple, we can’t help but dig into some of the glistening venues for some clearer pictures as to how the casts actually dine, party, and stay. [Hero and featured image credit: Netflix]...


Oranges and fresh flowers seized from foreign ferry arrivals in Johor

PENGERANG: Several ferry passengers from Singapore and Indonesia were given warnings for bringing in boxes of mandarin oranges and fresh flowers into the country without permit. Read full story


US couple work two years to save RM191,000 to go on Europe trip with pet dogs

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 — An American couple worked for two years to save US$45,000 (RM191,961) so they could travel the wor...


Boeing delivers last 747 jumbo jet

SAN FRANCISCO: Boeing said that the company is holding a ceremony on Tuesday to say goodbye to its 747 jumbo jets at its factory in Everett, Washington state, in northwestern US.


12 Unconventional Activities To Do On Valentine’s Day In The Klang Valley

From karaoke and dog watching to art exhibitions and pottery, there are various other ways to spend your Valentine's aside from the normal dinner date at a fancy restaurant.


Groundhog Fred dead in his burrow, no Groundhog Day in Canada

Groundhog Day is celebrated in Canada and the United States. The event centers on the metaphorical awakening of a groundhog. Traditionally, if the groundhog comes out of the burrow and does not see its shadow, the weather is cloudy and winter will end soon. If the groundhog sees its shadow because it is a nice day and it is sunny, winter will last six weeks longer. Unfortunately, the groundhog Fred which was supposed to come out of his burrow in Canada, was found dead and no prediction about winter was possible (at least according to what tradition dictates...).


Why did the water at beaches in San Diego, California turn pink?


52 Beautiful Places to Satisfy Your Wanderlust From Afar

Go globe-trotting (virtually).


Try these 11 local delicacies on your trip to Manila

Manila The capital city of the Philippines, Manila, is the center of the country’s economic and cultural activities. Popular vacation destination in the country is filled with colonial churches, big malls, museums, and dazzling nightclubs. Often overlooked as a congested and densely populated city, Manila is a hub for sports, adventurous activities...


After three-month grace period, new rates for Sabah Parks site to stay

KOTA KINABALU: New increased rates for Mount Kinabalu climbing, and entrance fees to sites under Sabah Parks, remain. For an adult Malaysian climber, the previous permit fee was RM50, and RM200 for an adult international climber. Both have since increased by 100 per cent. As for the entrance fee to the Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring, it was RM...


The 15 most amazing attractions in Fargo

The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and the Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera are both based in Fargo. Regional folk and Native American art are on display at the Plains Art Museum. Bonanzaville USA is a recreation of the area's 19th-century agricultural boom in West Fargo. The Red River Zoo, which has 300 animals, the Fargo Air Museum, and a museum ded...


Tourism players welcome expanding visa-on-arrival for all countries

GEORGE TOWN: Tourism players in Penang have welcomed the call by Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing for Malaysia to consider providing visa-on-arrival for all countries to remain competitive in the global tourism industry.


30 of the Most Incredible Islands in the World to Visit Now

Dig out that bucket list and add these to it!


14 Breathtakingly beautiful places in Dresden

Dresden, Germany, is known as the Florence on the Elbe. It is because it's a beautiful, vibrant riverfront city. Guest will love exploring the city as they can admire the many Baroque and Rococo architecture. Guests should not miss seeing the Frauenkirche Dresden, a stunning Protestant church. Guests will also love the city due to its quiet and sce...


The Best Travel Mugs for Commuting, Roadtripping, and Everything in Between

Enjoy your coffee on the road, riding the subway, or at the office.


Experience the top 16 attractions in Winnipeg


Get the greatest grub when you travel to Cannes