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Three Asian countries among world’s favorite destinations in 2023

Three Asian countries among world’s favorite destinations in 2023

Laos capital Vientiane (Hotels.com) LONDON: British newspaper The Telegraph has joined other international publications in lauding Laos, Japan and Sri Lanka as “must-see” tourism destinations in 2023. With the lifting of restrictions imposed by the COVID pandemic, international travel is resuming and the search for outstanding destinations is intensifying while travel experts are providing tips. […]

Free Seoul tours for Incheon International Airport transit passengers resume

Free Seoul tours for Incheon International Airport transit passengers resume

Cheonggyecheon Stream, the 11 km-long stream that runs through downtown Seoul (VisitKorea) SEOUL: The Free Korea Transit Tour at Incheon International Airport has resumed following its suspension due to the pandemic. The airport provides a wide range of free transit tours, ranging from entertainment to lifestyle to business, temples, shopping, and tradition. Travelers can choose among […]

Bahrain’s New Year Eve celebrations: Fireworks, shows amid renewed hope

Bahrain’s New Year Eve celebrations: Fireworks, shows amid renewed hope

MANAMA: Bahrain welcomed in the new year amid renewed optimism shared by the thousands of people who braved the cold evening temperatures to gather in various places and treat their eyes and senses to a dazzling fireworks display. At Avenues Park, large crowds joined in the glow of the new year with an impressive spectacle […]

Five of world’s top 10 most popular beaches on TikTok are in Asia

Five of world’s top 10 most popular beaches on TikTok are in Asia

Nha Trang is a coastal resort city in southern Vietnam known for its beaches, diving sites and offshore islands. Its main beach is a long, curving stretch along Tran Phu Street backed by a promenade, hotels and seafood restaurants (Photo: Vietnamisawesome). NEW YORK: Five of the world’s top 10 most popular beaches on TikTok are […]

Korean Soprano Kim Bo-Young, Baritone Lee Gwang-Suk to give duo recital

Korean Soprano Kim Bo-Young, Baritone Lee Gwang-Suk to give duo recital

By Seok-Jae Kang, Asia Journalists Association Vice President  SEOUL: Korean Soprano Kim Bo-young and Baritone Lee Gwang-suk will give a duo recital at the Prugio Art Hall in downtown Seoul, Korea, on December 16, 2022. At the duo concert, organized by the Youngeum Arts Management, Soprano Kim and Baritone Lee will perform 17 famous Italian, […]

‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ second-most searched keyword by South Korean users in 2022: Google

‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ second-most searched keyword by South Korean users in 2022: Google

SEOUL: The title of the mega-hit Korean TV series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” was the second-most popular search keyword on Google among South Koreans this year, the U.S. tech giant said Wednesday. The legal drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” aired on local cable channel ENA in June and available on Netflix, was just behind “climate change” on […]

Ninth Chinese Poetry Spring Festival Gala 2023: International Poets Award announced in Beijing

Ninth Chinese Poetry Spring Festival Gala 2023: International Poets Award announced in Beijing

By Ashraf Aboul- Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: The Recommendation List of the ninth Chinese Poetry Spring Festival Gala 2023 has been announced in Beijing. The announcement said that the Chinese Poetry Spring Festival Gala has always adhered to the concept of “Great Poetry” that integrates ancient and modern, and combines Chinese and western. The awards cover the […]

Mask dance 22nd South Korean entry on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage lists 

Mask dance 22nd South Korean entry on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage lists 

SEOUL: The traditional Korean mask dance, or “talchum” in Korean, has been inscribed onto a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage decided to put “Talchum, Mask Dance Drama in the Republic of Korea” on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during […]

Alexandra Ochirova: A poetess on the Silk Road with a philosophy torch

Alexandra Ochirova: A poetess on the Silk Road with a philosophy torch

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: Alexandra Vasilievna Ochirova – poet, Soviet and Russian scientist, public and political figure, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Doctor of Philosophy, Lenin Komsomol Prize winner in Science, member of the Russian Writers’ Union, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts, co-president of the All-Russian Movement For Saving People. […]

Thousands of Malaysian K-pop Fans attend MOKKOJI KOREA 2022

Thousands of Malaysian K-pop Fans attend MOKKOJI KOREA 2022

By Ziin Britshi KUALA LUMPUR: “KUALA LUMPUR: MOKKOJI KOREA 2022” has attracted thousands of Malaysians who wanted to experience Korean culture and meet their favorite K-pop artists. The event was hosted on November 12-13 at the International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur by the Ministry of Cultural, Sports and Tourism and the […]

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