STB office has colourful history

March 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KOTA KINABALU, 22 March 2017: Last week, Sabah Tourism Board’s office building passed its 99th anniversary and is now counting down to centennial celebrations set for 16 March 2018.

The gazetted building is probably the oldest tourism board building in ASEAN and in its own right an important heritage attraction that draws photographers and tourists on city tours.

It is viewed as an icon representing the state’s efforts to preserve and restore historical buildings to bring heritage to the forefront of tourism promotions. Read more

Buri Ram Festival

March 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News, Thailand

BURI RAM, 21 March 2017: Phanom Rung Historical Park Festival 2017 will be held 31 March to 2 April, an event that attracts hundreds of visitors to witness a spectacular sunrise that shines though entrances positioned  east-to-west in the sanctuary.

The ancient Khmer temple was constructed so that at a single time of the year the early morning sun shines perfectly through all of the 15 entrances.

According to Tourism Authority of Thailand, the annual festival offers the chance for visitors to see the rare phenomenon which occurs just once a year. Read more

Yangon plans more Blue Plaques

March 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Myanmar, News

YANGON, 9 March 2017: Yangon Heritage Trust will place 15 more Blue Plagues to identify more of the city’s historic landmarks this year.

Global New Light of Myanmar quoted YHT’s director, Daw Moe Moe Lwin, saying 15 more commemorative Blue Plaques are currently under consideration and likely to  be presented before the end of the year.

YHT awards Blue Plaques to distinguish Yangon’s top architectural landmarks. Blue Plaques are permanent signs installed on public places to commemorate a link between locations and a famous person, event, or landmark. They serve as historical markers. Read more

Bid to turn Khanh Hoa into tour hub

March 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

KHANH HOA, 7 March 2017: Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has called on Khanh Hoa authorities to develop tourism in the hope it will improve the province’s economy.

Local media reported the Prime Minister saying the province could ultimately accommodate up to 10 million visitors a year, including 3 million foreigners.

Today, slightly more than 1 million foreign tourists visit the province. Read more

Yangon plaque for historic school

March 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Myanmar, News

YANGON, 6 March 2017: Yangon Heritage Trust recognised Yangon’s Basic Education High School (6) Botahtaung as the latest  historic landmark to receive a Blue Plaque.

Formerly known as St Paul’s High School the school building received Yangon Heritage Trust’s 17th commemorative Blue Plaque last week.

YHT awards Blue Plaques to distinguish Yangon’s top architectural landmarks. Blue Plaques are permanent signs installed on public places to commemorate a link between locations and a famous person, event, or landmark. They serve as historical markers. Read more

International aid to promote Battambang

February 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

BATTAMBANG, 1 February 2017: Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism will promote Cambodia’s far-northwest Battambang province as a heritage tourist destination, with assistance from an Hungarian aid programme.

Agence Kampuchea Presse quotd Tourism Minister, Thong Khon, saying the project would be carried out jointly with Hungary, which is supporting efforts to diversify tourism to improve rural economies.

The Battambang plan involves the creation of tourist accommodation, improvements in transport and better security enforcement to ensure tourists are not cheated. Read more

Yangon market part of heritage

January 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Myanmar, News

YANGON, 24 January 2017: Yangon Heritage Trust recognised, the Bogyoke Aung San Market, also know as Scott Market, on Bogyoke Aung San Street as the latest historic landmark to receive a Blue Plaque.

The award was presented last Friday.

YHT awards Blue Plaques to distinguish Yangon’s top architectural landmarks. Blue Plaques are permanent signs installed on public places to commemorate a link between locations and a famous person, event, or landmark. They serve as historical markers. Read more

Yangon to revive its downtown heritage

December 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Myanmar, News

YANGON, 13 December 2016: Yangon Division government will open a public downtown waterfront area next year to improve the city’s leisure activities.

Irrawaddy media reported that a waterfront area along Strand Road from the downtown streets of Pansodan to Sule Pagoda will open to the public first,  followed by other waterfront projects later.

The area is close to the downtown heritage zone where century-old British colonial buildings line the streets. Read more

Bird’s eye view of Hoi An

December 7, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

QUANG NAM, 7 December 2016: Quang Nam will introduce hot-air balloon flights during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday next January to attract more visitors to the World Heritage town.

Local media quoted the provincial department of Culture, Sports and Tourism vice director, Ho Tan Cuong, saying the project will be the newest service for tourists visiting Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary and Cham Island.

The flight will go between Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary in Duy Xuyen district, offering a bird’s eye view for tourists of Hoi An and old Cham towers in My Son Sanctuary, he said. Read more

Yangon heritage worth saving

October 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Myanmar, News

YANGON, 3 October 2016: The Yangon Heritage Trust outlines its conservation strategy for the country’s former capital.

Irrawaddy media reported the “Yangon Heritage Strategy” is a 150-page report that outlines YHT’s vision and strategy to combine heritage conservation with sustainable development.

The strategy includes 24 action plans on issues ranging from expansion of green space to improved streetscapes to transform downtown Yangon into a future international hub for arts and culture. Read more

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