Cambodia museum to exhibit the world's oldest zero

​Phnom Penh, Jan 2 (IANS) The National Museum of Cambodia in January will exhibit what is considered by some experts to be the world's oldest zero symbol, a dot in a set of script from the Khmer civilisation carved into a sandstone surface. "The Chaka era has reached the year 605 on the fifth day of the waning moon," says the restored ...

UAE to host its first Honey Festival

​Dubai, Dec 26 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates is set to hold its first Honey Festival in Hatta Heritage Village here December 29-31. The first of its kind festival will be a platform that brings together people related to honey industries worldwide. The festival aims to raise the level of Municipality serv...

Dubai raises its bar for world class entertainment

​Dubai, Dec 26 (IANS) Dubai's new 13.2 billion Parks and Resorts' has come up with 'Bollywood' and 'Hollywood'-themed parks that will bring world class entertainment to tourists and boost business in the Arabian desert. Spread across 30.6 million square feet, the Motiongate-themed parks -- two of the three separate the...

Four-day Sikh festival opens in Singapore

​Singapore, Dec 23 (IANS) A four-day festival to mark the 350th birthday of Guru Gobind Singh opened here on Friday. Thousands of Sikhs from around the region were expected to attend the "Naam Ras Kirtan Darbar", a biennial event which started in 2002, said a report in the Strait Times on Friday.  Guru Gobind ...

US begins asking 'select' foreign travellers about social media

​Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) The US government began asking select foreign visitors to provide their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts upon arriving in the country, a move designed to spot potential terrorist threats, a media report said. Since Tuesday, foreign travellers arriving in the country on the vi...

UAE signs open skies agreement with Sweden

​Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has signed an open skies agreement with Sweden to boost investment and tourism in the country. The agreement was signed by Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Civil Aviation Authorit...

Paris' first perfume museum opens

​Paris, Dec 17 (IANS) The Grand Musee de Parfum, Paris' first perfume museum, opened its doors here, inviting visitors to discover perfume history through a quite innovative sensory and olfactory exhibition. The Grand Musee du Parfum, which opened for public on Friday, is created after noting the absence of an emblemat...

6 Bali most popular year-end destination in Asia

​Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) Indonesia's famous tour destination, the resort island of Bali, has been picked by prominent US travelling reviewer website TripAdvisor as the most popular year-end destination. The latest international recognition for Bali has made Indonesia's Tourism Minister Arief Yahya upbeat about meeting t...

Maldives tourism records remarkable growth in 2016

​Colombo, Dec 14 (IANS) The Maldives tourism industry has seen a remarkable growth this year, contributing to strengthening the archipelago nation's economy, the country's embassy in Colombo said on Wednesday. "The growth has been achieved with the dynamic economic policies introduced by President Abdullah Yameen to tr...

Dubai Crocodile Park to open next year-end

​Dubai, Dec 4 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Crocodile Park project is 43 per cent complete and will open at the end of next year, said Juma Al Fuqae, Director of Property Management Department and Vice Chairman of the Investment Committee at Dubai Municipality. Al Fuqae said the opening has been extended to allow more time for ...

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