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  • A glimpse of Tibet in southern India

    January 6, 2015 6:34 AM 56

    A Tibetan Buddhist monk walks in front of the Golden Temple inside the Nyingmapa Monastery in Bylakuppe, southwest of Bengaluru, previously known as Bangalore, December 4, 2014. The settlement came up on land set aside for refugees after Tibet's Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959. While the spiritual leader stays in the hill resort of Dharamsala

  • Toronto named top Canadian city to visit in 2015

    January 6, 2015 1:38 AM 39

    Toronto will be thrown into the international spotlight this year when it hosts the Pan Am Games in July, billed as the biggest multi-sport event to be held in Canada. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 6, 2015.As host to a major international sporting event in 2015, Toronto – the city that other Canadian cities love to hate – has been named the top Canadian

  • World’s most expensive holiday sold to unnamed Chinese man

    April 22, 2013 11:24 PM 33

    UNESCO site Taj Mahal will be part of the ‘world’s most expensive holiday package’. — Picture courtesy of shutterstock.comLONDON, April 23 — A luxury vacation package costing US$1.5 million (RM4.5 million), dubbed “the world’s most expensive holiday,” has been sold to an unnamed Chinese man. The luxury holiday takes in all of UNESCO’s spectacular 962 World

  • Plaza Athénée’s renovated Royal Suite is Paris’s most spacious and expensive suite

    September 30, 2012 4:45 AM 37

    The Royal Suite on the 5th floor of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée has recently been renovated and redecorated by Marie-José Pommereau. — Afp picPARIS, Sept 30 — The Hotel Plaza Athénée last month unveiled its renovated Royal Suite by interior designer Mari-José Pommereau. The Royal Suite tops the list as the most spacious, luxurious and most expensive hotel

  • Guatemala gets ready to celebrate a new era for humanity

    September 4, 2012 6:05 AM 35

    Published: 4 September 2012 2:05 PM 95 per cent of the hotel rooms in the Mayan city of Tikal are booked for the evening of December 21, the day when the Mayan calendars end. — AFP picGUATEMALA CITY, Sept 4 — The Mayan city of Tikal is getting ready to mark the start of a new era for humanity on December 21 according to Mayan cosmology. The Guatemalan