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China

China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline. Capital Beijing mixes modern architecture with historic sites such as the Forbidden City palace complex and Tiananmen Square. Shanghai is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China runs […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city and former British colony in southeastern China. Vibrant and densely populated, it serves as a major port and global financial center famed for its tower-studded skyline. Also known for its lively food from Cantonese dim sum to extravagant high tea and its shopping With options spanning chaotic Temple Street Night […]

India

India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain. From Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is […]

Indonesia

Indonesia – officially the Republic of Indonesia – is a country in Southeast Asia. Situated between the Indian and Pacific Ocean, it is the largest island country, with more than 13,000 islands. It has an estimated population of over 258 million people and is the world’s fourth most populous country as well as the most […]

Japan

Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Shinkansen bullet trains connect the main islands of Kyushu (with Okinawa’s subtropical beaches), Honshu (home to Tokyo and Hiroshima’s atomic-bomb memorial) and Hokkaido (famous for skiing). Tokyo, the capital, is known for […]

Korea

Korea is a historical state in Northeast Asia, since 1945 divided into 2 distinct sovereign states: North and South Korea 1. North Korea North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang is both the nation’s capital as well as […]

Malaysia

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. Known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers including the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas […]

Singapore

Formerly under British colony, Singapore has been flourishing and prospering under our People’s Action Party or PAP led by our then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in 1965 when it gained independence and now under his son – our current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Also nicknamed as the Green City and Garden Of Orchards […]

Thailand

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It is known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby […]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a desert country encompassing most of the Arabian Peninsula, with Red Sea and Persian (Arabian) Gulf coastlines. Known as the birthplace of Islam, it is home to the religion’s 2 most sacred mosques: Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet […]