Free Tours in Taipei!

Taipei

Transit or transfer passengers with 7 to 24 hours before their next connecting flight, and who have a valid R.O.C visa or eligible for visa-exempt entry can now participate a half day tour in Taipei for FREE!! You can go to www.immigration.gov.tw for a complete list of visa-exempt entry countries.  Citizens from India, Thailand, Philippines, …

Full bloom in Japan

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It is now time to view the cherry blossom festival in Japan as parts of the country are blessed with groves of cherry trees in full blossom. Known as Hanami, this is an important Japanese custom held all over the country in spring. Hanami literally means ‘viewing flowers’, but it generally indicates viewing cherry blossoms …

Asian Markets – Luang Prabang Market

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In Asia Talk’s ongoing series about the continent’s best markets, we next highlight Luang Prabang Night Market situated in the former capital of Laos. The UNESCO-listed city is a hybrid of French Indochinese architecture and Theravada Buddhist temples and is framed by a magnificent mountain backdrop. The market offers the best collection of handicrafts in …

Singapore – Race still on track

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The Singapore Grand Prix is to remain on the Formula One calendar for another five years after organizers agreed a new five-year deal with the sport’s governing body. The race is hugely popular with the motor industry, tour operators and motivation companies. Singapore reportedly enjoyed an average 400,000 race visitors each year for the five …