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TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Giant Lantern (San Fernando, Philippines)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Giant Lantern (San Fernando, Philippines)

This is an annual festival featuring 20 feet high Christmas lanterns. The Giant Lantern Festival Competition will be held on Saturday, 17 December 2011, 6pm at Robinsons Starmills.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia began construction in 1866. It has served as the royal residence of the King of Cambodia since its completion.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tiananmen Gate (Beijing, China)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tiananmen Gate (Beijing, China)

Tiananmen Gate is one of the most iconic landmarks of Beijing. Originally built in 1420, it now famously features a portrait of Mao Zedong.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Patuxay (Vientiane, Laos)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Patuxay (Vientiane, Laos)

Patuxay, which means “victory monument,” is a memorial for the soldiers who died fighting for the independence of Laos from the French. It is in the center of Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Golden Garuda at Monas (Jakarta, Indonesia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Golden Garuda at Monas (Jakarta, Indonesia)

The Garuda Pancasila is the national emblem of Indonesia and features plenty of symbolism. This Golden Garuda can be found at the Independence Room of the Monas in Jakarta.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kapitan Keling Mosque (Penang, Malaysia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kapitan Keling Mosque (Penang, Malaysia)

Kapitan Keling Mosque is perhaps the most recognizable mosque in Penang. It was believed to have been established in 1801.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Graffiti and Posters on a Berlin Street (Berlin, Germany)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Graffiti and Posters on a Berlin Street (Berlin, Germany)

What I liked best about Berlin, Germany was the vibrant and open culture. This wall I passed by on the streets of Berlin probably best embodies that city’s vibrant spirit.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Netherlands

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was originally built to be the Town Hall. It is now used by Queen Beatrix for official functions during state visits and other official receptions.
7 Awesome Things I Did in Beijing (and 1 I Passed On)

7 Awesome Things I Did in Beijing (and 1 I Passed On)

I’d previously come up with a list of things I wanted to do in Beijing. I’m happy to say that I did most of those things on the list, but with one notable exception.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Wat Phra Si Sanphet (Ayutthaya, Thailand)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Wat Phra Si Sanphet (Ayutthaya, Thailand)

Wat Phra Si Sanphet was built in 1448 by King Borommatrailokanat in the ancient Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Singapore National Day at Marina Bay Sands

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Singapore National Day at Marina Bay Sands

9 August is Singapore's National Day. At last year’s celebrations, Marina Bay Sands was lit up in Singapore’s colors, red and white, as well as the crescent and five stars seen on the national flag.
My Singapore Neighbourhood: Toa Payoh

My Singapore Neighbourhood: Toa Payoh

Here’s a little photo tour to give you a taste of the neighbourhood in Singapore I live in: Toa Payoh.