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South Korea mulls repairing old facilities at Mount Kumgang resort

South Korea mulls repairing old facilities at Mount Kumgang resort

Seoul: South Korea is considering repairing facilities it built at the Mount Kumgang resort on North Korea’s east coast amid Pyongyang’s threat to end their long-suspended joint tour project at the mountain, the unification ministry said Friday. Last month, North Korea demanded South Korea remove all its facilities at the scenic resort, saying that it […]

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

By Habib Toumi Manama: King Fahad Causeway, a series of bridges and causeways that link the island of Bahrain and Saudi mainland, today marks 33 years. The causeway, Bahrain’s only terrestrial link with another country, is named after former king of Saudi Arabia Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who ruled from June 1982 until […]

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan recognized as best travel destinations in 2020

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan recognized as best travel destinations in 2020

Tashkent: Uzbekistan has become the best destination in the nomination “Regions and value for money” along with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the German edition of Bild reported. According to the article “Best Destinations for Traveling Next Year”, the Best in Travel ranking, developed by the leader of Lonely Planet guidebooks, took into account a number of […]

Pakistan Opens Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh Pilgrims on Saturday

Pakistan Opens Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh Pilgrims on Saturday

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Inaugural ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims at Pakistan-India border near Narowal city of Punjab province will be held on Saturday November 9. A ceremony will also be held separately at the same time on Indian side of border. The corridor will be inaugurated by Prime Minister […]

V4 countries launch Gulf charm offensive to promote tourism

V4 countries launch Gulf charm offensive to promote tourism

Manama: The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have launched a charm offensive to attract tourists from Gulf countries. Known as ‘Visegrad Group’ (V4), a cultural and political alliance between The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the four countries have joined forces to promote tourism to the four Central European states among the Gulf […]

Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Seoul: A three-day train journey program aimed at promoting next month’s special summit between South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended Friday, with participants hoping the summit’s success will further cement bilateral ties. The ASEAN-Korea Center, an intergovernmental body for cooperation between South Korea and the regional bloc, organized the event […]

Happiness Road: A road of blood and flowers

Happiness Road: A road of blood and flowers

  By Phong Lan Vietnam Ha Giang: Spanning 185 kilometres through high mountains and deep valleys, the Happiness Road connects Ha Giang City with two remote mountainous districts of Dong Van and Meo Vac in Vietnam’s northernmost province of Ha Giang. The road, running through the stunning Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark, is a […]

Maldives breaks freediving world record with 520 participants 

Maldives breaks freediving world record with 520 participants 

Malé: Maldives has gone on Guinness World Record for the most people freediving simultaneously, with 520 participants. The small island nation renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and luxury hospitality broke the world record previously held by Italy; ‘La Scuola del Mare 2’ (Verona), in Torri del Benaco, Verona with 280 people. The President of […]

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan and Oman have agreed to ease visa restrictions for their nationals visiting each other’s country. Visas have been waived for Omani citizens visiting Kazakhstan starting September 30. Under the regime, an Omani citizen could stay up to 30 days in Kazakhstan without the need of a visa, the press service of the Kazakh […]

Discovering the Gems of East Java

Discovering the Gems of East Java

By Noorazlina Jindeh Surabaya: Imagine having to skip a good night’s sleep to catch the famed sunrise over the volcanic peaks at the Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java. This is what a group of 20 journalists and tour agents from Sabah and Sarawak had to do during a recent six-day/five-night familiarisation tour of […]

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