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May 2, 2019 - CNN Travel

Thailand's Royal Coronation: What Bangkok travelers need to know - by Karla Cripps
Thailand's first royal coronation in nearly seven decades is taking place in Bangkok May 4-6, when King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will formally ascend the throne. The coronation ceremonies will include a mixture of sacred Hindu and Buddhist rituals that date back centuries.

 

 
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President Nursultan Nazarbayev made the surprise resignation yesterday after nearly 30 years in power, and at the swearing in, his successor, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, made the announcement to change capital's name from Astana to Nursultan “in honour of the first President.”

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March 18, 2019 - BBC Travel

The three values that shaped Singapore - by Lindsey Galloway

The Singapore Bicentennial is aiming to provide citizens with an opportunity to reflect on a colonial past that stretches further back – 700 years in total – and on the values (openness, multiculturalism and self-determination) that have shaped the modern-day nation.

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Singapore's turn in the global spotlight helped propel tourist arrivals and spending to record highs for the third year in a row in 2018.

Total arrivals rose 6.2 per cent to 18.5 million, while tourism receipts went up to $27.1 billion, according to preliminary estimates released by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Wednesday (Feb 13).

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China is greeting next week's Lunar New Year with celebrations and a travel rush that will see an estimated 3 billion trips by people around the country.

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