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FIVE years ago in Yangon you would have been hard pressed to find a block of cheddar cheese, an ATM, an English newspaper or any western brand. Today glittering sky scrapers, malls, art galleries and supermarket chains are as much a feature of the new country as the old.
TRAVELERS have long been flocking to Asia and explore the continent, partly because there’s so much to see. From vast countries such as China and India to island nations like the Philippines, you could spend a lifetime travelling around this region, taking in its beauty. That said, of all the things that come to mind when you think of Asia, wine is not one of them.
The tourism industry has been booming recently, thanks to increased flights, ease of travel, and the government’s increasingly open attitude toward the international community. Ancient sites such as the temples of Bagan, Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, and the archipelagos of Myeik are becoming priority items on more travelers’ Southeast Asia bucket lists, so much so that the Burmese government expects 2015 to be a banner year.
NEPAL’S only international airport has reopened four days after a Turkish Airlines jet skidded and blocked the single runway.
THE travel industry is constantly in a state of flux and change with upgrades, improvements, or different options constantly being tweaked and made available. These are designed to have you arrive feeling rested, improve the ease of making transactions or communicating with loved ones, and connecting with locals on the ground. Here are just some of the trends you may expect to see this year during your travels.
WHILE the 87th Annual Academy Awards were held in Hollywood this week, sadly there were few Asia-Pacific actors, actresses, directors or other professionals in this year’s finalists. However films from the region have been nominated over the years featuring its stunning landscapes, cultures and backdrops, along with its many talented directors, actors and artists. While there are of course numerous other film awards and accolades to be noted, this list below takes us on a stroll down the Asia-Pacific’s Academy hall of fame.