Looking for delicious, practical and affordable snacks? Certainly a trend that is growing rapidly especially among young people. For you who living in Jakarta, maybe most of you are certainly familiar with this brand. The Halal Bro's has enough pages to operate in Jakarta with modern New York street food concept serve Middle Eastern cuisine twist that has a distinctive taste.
Currently they have just opened a new branch in the area of Sawah Besar with a new modern food court area that has the concept of colorful container pile with 2 levels. Boxx In is a new area in Jakarta that carries the concept of food court container while trending this time. Visible at night, it looks crowded visitors around while enjoy a variety of tenants are many choices here. Read More via Foodioz.
The festival, which also attracted the participation of over 20 foreign embassies and Indonesia’s Government officials, included a parade introducing local culture, and booths on partner countries’ immigration policies and cultural features. The initiative to renew passports and quickly solve passport-related procedures was the highlight of the event. The organising board planned to grant 1,600 new passports during the festival. However, as of 11am, 3,000 people had registered for new passports. Read More via VietMaz.
The Embassy of Nepal, Muscat, participated in the Muscat festival in Amerat Park, Muscat, through a Nepali stall yesterday.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nepal to the Sultanate of Oman Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal inaugurated the Nepali stall by lighting a traditional oil lamp. The embassy participated in the Muscat festival for the first time.
Various Nepali handicraft items such as unique Nepali wooden peacock windows, brass and bronze utensils, Nepali khukuri, dhakatopi and purses, Nepali tea, Pashmina, Nepali musical instruments like damphu, madal, sarangi etc along with fascinating photo-frames of the Mt Everest, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and other cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, among others, were put on display at the stall, read a press release issued by the embassy. Read More via TheHimalayanTimes.
We’ve only been on the road for 20 minutes and already the cinematic comparisons are flowing like lava. Game of Thrones. Lord of the Rings. Spaghetti western? “No, Narnia.” Frozen! It could be all of them, depending on where your gaze settles. One minute it’s all glacial rivers and snow-capped mountain ranges, turn the bend and you’re plunged into a desolate landscape of lava fields as black as coal dust; seconds later it’s Middle-earth, with moss-green meadows and cascading waterfalls. It’s widescreen Netflix on speed. Read More via TheGuardian.
Where would you see Mortal Kombat characters, Black Jesus, Donald Trump, members of a royal wedding party and cowboys wielding Supreme cash guns in one place at the same time? At the start of the year in Winneba, a town in the central region of Ghana, these characters and more draped the coastal town in iridescent color for the Winneba Fancy Dress Festival.
The annual masquerade festival is a celebration of sheer ingenuity and living history. The tradition of masquerading emerged from contact with Dutch colonizers who introduced putting on masks and wearing fanciful attires to socialize in many coastal towns in Ghana. Read More via OkayAfrica.
In a move promoting Nepal-South Korea cultural ties, a five-day exhibition is being held in Kathmandu starting from January 20, 2018.
Renowned Nepali culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi is going to inaugurate this exhibition that is going to be held at Nepal Art Council in Babarmahal, Kathmandu at 3 pm January 20, 2017.
Starting with the art seminar at 1 PM, the event will showcase art works by 19 artists each from South Korea and Nepal. Read More via NepaliSansar.
Imagine looking up at the sky one night and finding two moons. If it happened in 2017, Twitter would be abuzz with people posting photos. News channels would get astronomers to explain what’s happening, and they’d say it’s not a supernatural phenomenon but likely an exploding star—a supernova. Within hours, telescopes would have nailed down the exact star that suffered the dreadful fate. And then, likely for weeks to come, you’d be able to enjoy the presence of a very, very, very bright star in the sky.
Now imagine seeing the same sight 5,000 years ago. Nobody in your tribe has any clue why there’s suddenly an extra super-bright object in the night sky. There are no records, written or pictorial, to consult. However, curious as you and your tribemates might be, you aren’t going to risk asking someone in the rival tribe nearby. All you could do is wonder about the oddity—and perhaps try to represent it through your favorite artistic medium. Read More via QZ.
El Clavo is a small village in Venezuela with a proud musical heritage. There, Afro-Venezuelans—many of whom are descendants of slaves brought from Africa—continue a cultural tradition known as “parranda.” Part community jam session, part dance party, parranda is a festive performance that involves rhythmic percussion and singing. El Clavo’s lead vocalist Betsayda Machado is a renowned singer throughout Venezuela. She and her band have been given the opportunity to bring their traditional dance music on tour to North America and Europe. We caught up with them in New York City to get lost in the endless rhythms of parranda. Read More via GreatBigStory.
This Saturday, January 20, 2018 opens the 12th edition of the Jazz Festival in Port-au-Prince "PAPJAZZ 2018".
Until January 27, 2018, 12 foreign groups and 18 Haitian artists will perform on the various stages, including Prestige scenes at Karibe Hotel, Sogebank at Place Boyer, Fokal-Discovery, Barbancourt, Air Caraïbes, Institut Français and Jacmel. a fence on the beach of Royal Decameron.
Only 3 shows are paying: 2 at Karibe Hotel and the closing at the Royal Decameron Hotel. Read More via HaitiLibre.
It was a day when local lad RR Laxman hogged the limelight at the ongoing 10th Chennai Open International Grandmaster chess tournament being held at the Vijay Park Hotel on Saturday.
Laxman, who represents Integral Coach Factory (ICF), defeated Ukraine GM Sivuk Vitaly in the fourth round of the competition to be placed at the top of the table. In what was a keenly-contested match, Laxman won in 58 moves. Read More via TimesOfIndia.