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Walden Pond where Thoreau lived simply goes solar

In this May 26, 2010 file photo, Collette Royer, of Cambridge, Mass., left, sits on the edge of Walden Pond, in Concord, Mass., with her parents Harvey, center, and Floyce Royer, right, both of Fallbrook, California. AP

Henry David Thoreau famously wrote of “the sunshine of a winter’s day,” and now the simple place that inspired him the most is going solar.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 goes to Centro Escolar University


As one of Southeast Asia’s most visited tourist destinations for both leisure and business, the Tourism Malaysia is proud to present MyFEST 2015 Tour and Road Show.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books | Read More »

Want to see ‘Eiffel Tower’? ‘Golden Gate’? Come to Albay

LANDMARKS of the world come to life in a 3,000 square meter compound owned by a doctor in Malinao town in Albay province. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Residents of this town need to take only a few steps from their homes to get to the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Pyramids of Giza, the Golden Gate of San Francisco and the Great Wall of China among other international landmarks, their replicas at least, that had risen in a 3,000-square meter compound here.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Do’s and don’ts for Thai tourists in Japan

Tourists wearing traditional Japanese long-sleeved kimono, or "furisode," visit Sensoji Buddhist temple at Asakusa district in Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.  AP

BANGKOK — Thailand’s embassy in Japan has some tips for Thai visitors: Don’t put your chopsticks in the serving bowl. And if driving, stop for pedestrians at cross walks.   The advice is part of a new online manners guide the embassy has posted on its Facebook page in response to criticism on social media […]

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Last call for free rum at Puerto Rico distillery

The drinks are no longer on the house at Casa Bacardi in Puerto Rico.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »