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Here's what tourists will find when they return to Singapore post Covid-19 curbs(Photo by Jisun Han on Unsplash)

Here's what tourists will find when they return to Singapore post Covid-19 curbs

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Making the most of Covid-19 lockdown, Singapore refurbished many tourist attractions including the Singapore Art Museum, a local ethnic cultural centre and a World War II museum. Read on to know what's new and how Singapore is preparing to become an attractive travel destination
Goa Chief Minister has said that the renovation of the historic jail at Aguada, which no longer houses prisoners and is being developed as a tourist spot, will be completed in March this year following which it be will be opened for visitors.(Yahoo)
Goa Chief Minister has said that the renovation of the historic jail at Aguada, which no longer houses prisoners and is being developed as a tourist spot, will be completed in March this year following which it be will be opened for visitors.(Yahoo)

Goa’s Aguada jail to be revamped as tourist spot by March: CM

Panaji | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Goa Chief Minister has said that the renovation of the historic jail at Aguada, which no longer houses prisoners and is being developed as a tourist spot, will be completed in March this year following which it be will be opened for visitors.
The mock Qing dynasty village nestled below the Great Wall would normally be teeming with tourists on Labour Day, but the thin crowds on Friday showed that while China’s coronavirus epidemic has subsided, people’s fears could take longer to fade.(Unsplash)
The mock Qing dynasty village nestled below the Great Wall would normally be teeming with tourists on Labour Day, but the thin crowds on Friday showed that while China’s coronavirus epidemic has subsided, people’s fears could take longer to fade.(Unsplash)

Tourists trickle back to village by China’s Great Wall as virus curbs relaxed

Gubei Water Town, China | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 05:36 PM IST
During holidays, some 100,000 visitors a day would traipse round the quaint stone-paved streets of Gubei Water Town, 110 kilometres (68 miles) northeast of Beijing. Its marketing manager reckoned on getting just a tenth of that number this year.
Paro a big tourist attraction is a pretty town built around a river(Rupali Dean)
Paro a big tourist attraction is a pretty town built around a river(Rupali Dean)

Travel: The Bhutan experience

Hindustan Times | By Rupali Dean
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Wanted: A whole new vocabulary to describe the beauty, culture and cuisine of this Buddhist kingdom nestled in the Himalayas
Aviation officials ordered a suspension of flights in to and out of the capital’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, after the ash cloud was reported to have reached 50,000 feet(via Reuters)
Aviation officials ordered a suspension of flights in to and out of the capital’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, after the ash cloud was reported to have reached 50,000 feet(via Reuters)

Flights halted at Manila airport as Philippine volcano spews ash

Manila | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Thousands of people living near Taal volcano, a popular tourist attraction set in the centre of a picturesque lake, were evacuated from their homes as it spewed ash, rumbled with earthquakes and lightning exploded above its crest.
Bali, Indonesia’s most visited island refuses to lose its charm for the travellers.(Unsplash)
Bali, Indonesia’s most visited island refuses to lose its charm for the travellers.(Unsplash)

Bali, Egypt and more: Mark your 2020 travel calendar with these global spots

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 07:10 AM IST
For travel enthusiasts and people who are looking to head out for a long-haul vacation in the upcoming year, experts have suggested some top destinations where they can breath a “sigh of relief”.
Hong Kong witnessed massive protests this year(HT File)
Hong Kong witnessed massive protests this year(HT File)

2019: When city streets became protest sites

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 12:29 AM IST
The urban space turned into a site of spontaneous and electrifying protests against governments.
Filled with stairways, grottoes and secret rooms, Levon Arkelyan’s underground museum is one of Armenia’s biggest tourist attractions .
Filled with stairways, grottoes and secret rooms, Levon Arkelyan’s underground museum is one of Armenia’s biggest tourist attractions .

Armenia’s Divine Underground Museum is a legacy of love

Hindustan Times | By Raul Dias
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 08:28 AM IST
Near the capital of Yerevan, lies an underground labyrinth built by one man. They’ve nicknamed it Armenia’s Taj Mahal.
This week’s list of recommended reads includes a book on the spectacular islands in the Bay of Bengal, another on Japan, and one on the Parsis.(HT Team)
This week’s list of recommended reads includes a book on the spectacular islands in the Bay of Bengal, another on Japan, and one on the Parsis.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting reads of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 08:22 PM IST
A book on the Andaman and Nicobar islands, another on Japan, and one on fantastic Parsi characters!
The French Quarter in New Orleans is known to be haunted(Aarti Sethi)
The French Quarter in New Orleans is known to be haunted(Aarti Sethi)

Brunch Travel: Halloween in New Orleans!

Hindustan Times | By Aarti Sethi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:23 AM IST
From real zombies walking the streets to haunted hotspots galore, New Orleans is truly the place to be for those who love to be terrified!
Tourists now are often on the look out for locations featured in the acclaimed drama and can be surprised to discover that certain sites were fictional.(Unsplash)
Tourists now are often on the look out for locations featured in the acclaimed drama and can be surprised to discover that certain sites were fictional.(Unsplash)

Selfies from the disaster zone: How a TV show changed Chernobyl tourism

Chernobyl, Ukraine | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 09:58 AM IST
Tourists now are often on the look out for locations featured in the acclaimed drama and can be surprised to discover that certain sites were fictional.
Revellers throw tomatoes at each other, during the annual "Tomatina", tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol near Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)(AP)
Revellers throw tomatoes at each other, during the annual "Tomatina", tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol near Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)(AP)

Paint the town red: Spain’s La Tomatina, now in its 74th year, inspired by food fight in 1945

BUÑOL, Spain | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 10:39 PM IST
More than 20,000 people pelted each other with ripe tomatoes in the annual La Tomatina street battle in Spain that has become a major tourist attraction.
Plastic cups and bottles, aluminium cans, plastic plates carelessly tossed around by visitors turned the Puri shoreline into a heap of garbage even as signages on the beach discourage littering.(PTI)
Plastic cups and bottles, aluminium cans, plastic plates carelessly tossed around by visitors turned the Puri shoreline into a heap of garbage even as signages on the beach discourage littering.(PTI)

Odisha’s temple town of Puri starts beach clean-up campaign

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:00 AM IST
Mo Beach, which translates into My Beach in Odia, aims not just cleaning up the beach, but instilling a sense of belongingness and ownership among the local bodies, residents and visitors.
A rescue worker, left in red, climbs the Eiffel Tower Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)(AP)
A rescue worker, left in red, climbs the Eiffel Tower Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)(AP)

Eiffel Tower evacuated after intruder tries to climb up

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 08:24 PM IST
The Paris monument’s media office said the unidentified individual tried to climb up the tourist attraction on Monday afternoon. But it wasn’t clear how high the trespasser managed to get.
The 5-year-old boy thrown off a third-floor balcony at Minnesota’s Mall of America by a stranger is no longer in critical condition, said his family, who hopes he will be home by June.(Facebook)
The 5-year-old boy thrown off a third-floor balcony at Minnesota’s Mall of America by a stranger is no longer in critical condition, said his family, who hopes he will be home by June.(Facebook)

5-year-old boy thrown off US mall balcony now alert and conscious

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 12:26 PM IST
Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis was charged with attempted premeditated first-degree murder and was being held in lieu of a $2 million bond.
Lights at India Gate in New Delhi turned off to observe Earth Hour(ANI Photo)
Lights at India Gate in New Delhi turned off to observe Earth Hour(ANI Photo)

Cities around the world turn off lights to mark Earth Hour

Hong Kong | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 09:35 PM IST
Beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has spread to more than 180 countries, with tens of millions of people joining in.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday defended her decision to build statues of Dalit icons and other memorials in Uttar Pradesh.(Sunil Ghosh /HT)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday defended her decision to build statues of Dalit icons and other memorials in Uttar Pradesh.(Sunil Ghosh /HT)

Don’t distort court observation, Mayawati tells opposition, media on memorial order

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 07:10 AM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday defended her decision to build statues of Dalit icons and other memorials in Uttar Pradesh.
What makes this supercar quite usable in the deep hinterland is its ability to tackle speed breakers
What makes this supercar quite usable in the deep hinterland is its ability to tackle speed breakers

Driving a Ferrari in Jaisalmer is about as rare as a camel in Maranello

Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:23 AM IST
This supercar is quite usable in the deep hinterland because of its ability to tackle speed breakers.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Indian falls to death from Ireland cliff while taking selfie

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 07:00 PM IST
The tragedy happened south of the main viewing areas near the visitor centre. There were hundreds of people enjoying the scenery and cliff walk at the time.
The MbPT area extends from Sassoon Docks to Wadala.(Hindustan Times)
The MbPT area extends from Sassoon Docks to Wadala.(Hindustan Times)

Mumbai Port Trust releases plan for revamp of eastern waterfront

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 10:19 AM IST
MbPT releases blueprint to revamp 966ha with parks, themed streets and cafes
The ‘Scotland of the East’ is blessed with natural beauty and serendipity, offers a wide range of attractions.(Megtourism.gov.in)
The ‘Scotland of the East’ is blessed with natural beauty and serendipity, offers a wide range of attractions.(Megtourism.gov.in)

Elephant Falls, Police Bazaar and other reasons to visit Shillong

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Shillong
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 12:47 PM IST
Nestled amid the Garo and Khasi hills, the best time to visit Shillong is during the pleasant weather in the months between September and May.
An atonement ritual has been performed at the famous Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Kerala following suspicion that some non-Hindus entered it in violation of traditional customs.(HT File Photo)
An atonement ritual has been performed at the famous Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Kerala following suspicion that some non-Hindus entered it in violation of traditional customs.(HT File Photo)

Atonement ritual held at Padmanabha Swamy shrine over suspicion about entry of non-Hindus: Report

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 10:41 PM IST
An atonement ritual has been performed at the famous Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Kerala following suspicion that some non-Hindus entered it in violation of traditional customs.The ritual was held Sunday night based on the temple tantri’s (head priest) order, temple sources said.
A family looks as the Maid of the Mist turns around at Niagara Falls.(AP File Photo)
A family looks as the Maid of the Mist turns around at Niagara Falls.(AP File Photo)

In a first, fireworks to ring in Diwali at Niagara Falls in Canada

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 06:38 AM IST
he first-ever Diwali celebration at this global tourist attraction is being organised by the non-profit Indo-Canadian Arts Council (ICAC), with the support from the Niagara Parks Commission.
The Al Hoota Caves in Oman are located at the foot of Oman’s epic mountain Jabal Shams, just two hours drive from Muscat.(Unsplash)
The Al Hoota Caves in Oman are located at the foot of Oman’s epic mountain Jabal Shams, just two hours drive from Muscat.(Unsplash)

Travellers, you need to visit this natural wonder in Oman

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 11:12 AM IST
The Al Hoota Cave is a natural tourist attraction in Oman and is the only cave in the Arabian Peninsula that is open to visitors.
Visitors walk along the 150-metre-long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang.(AFP)
Visitors walk along the 150-metre-long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang.(AFP)

Vietnam’s Golden Bridge supported by giant stone hands has gone viral

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 12:37 PM IST
The “Golden Bridge” in Vietnam has attracted hordes of guests since it opened in the Ba Na Hills near Danang in June. It is designed to make visitors feel like they’re taking a stroll on a shimmering thread stretching across the hands of gods.
Shikara rides in Naini Lake, Nainital.(Shutterstock)
Shikara rides in Naini Lake, Nainital.(Shutterstock)

The British lady who pioneered tourism in Nainital 130 years ago

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 02:40 PM IST
Mary Jane Corbett, better known as the mother of environmentalist Jim Corbett, set up the first lodging facility for visitors in Nainital 130 years ago. Today, the bustling tourist hotspot and hill town seems to have forgotten all about the British woman.
The complaint filed by Maulekhi sought to provide relief to the elephants under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, said Umang Gupta, counsel for Maulekhi.(ht file (FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE))
The complaint filed by Maulekhi sought to provide relief to the elephants under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, said Umang Gupta, counsel for Maulekhi.(ht file (FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE))

Court asks police to probe cruelty against elephants at Amer

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Urvashi Dev Rawal
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 10:17 PM IST
The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Amer on Thursday gave the order on a complaint filed by Gauri Maulekhi, Trustee, People for Animals, and Government Liaison for Humane Society International, India. 
The National Rail Museum in New Delhi. The rail museum in AJmer will have a saloon that will be converted into restaurant general coach.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
The National Rail Museum in New Delhi. The rail museum in AJmer will have a saloon that will be converted into restaurant general coach.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

Soon, Ajmer to get a rail museum

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By P Srinivasan
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 10:21 PM IST
The museum will have on display implements and paraphernalia of the metre gauge trains and tracks.
Tungnath temple decorated with flowers during the opening of portals in Rudraprayag district on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Tungnath temple decorated with flowers during the opening of portals in Rudraprayag district on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Portals of Tungnath temple thrown open for devotees

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Rudraprayag
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 09:50 PM IST
The portals of Tungnath temple, one of the Panch Kedars, opened at 10:30 am on Wednesday in Rudraprayag district for the next six months, amid religious fervour and recitation of Vedic mantras
Apart from the two forts, the state’s BJP government has also shortlisted 10 other historical monuments under the “Adopt a Heritage” scheme.(HT File Photo)
Apart from the two forts, the state’s BJP government has also shortlisted 10 other historical monuments under the “Adopt a Heritage” scheme.(HT File Photo)

Rajasthan government to hand over upkeep of Amer, Nahargarh forts to private companies

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 09:44 PM IST
The plan is to develop both the forts on public-private partnership model.
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