Overlooked Art Museums

Every major cosmopolitan city has its star art museum. And while the Louvre in Paris and the Met in New York have earned their international acclaim, their fame can make visiting these renowned galleries a crowded experience. Fortunately, there are a few places off the beaten track where you can view breathtaking masterpieces in relative […]

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The Multicultural Mosque

The end of Ramadan is fast approaching and there’s excitement in Singapore’s humid air. Hari Raya Puasa (also called Eid al-Fitr) is a holiday about generosity, charity and reflecting on one’s past actions. Since practicing Muslims conclude a month of dawn-to-dusk fasting, it’s no surprise that food is also a huge component. Every year, a […]

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Zoom into Angkor Wat

As the largest religious monument in the world, the architecture of Angkor Wat is unquestionably impressive from a distance. The central temple stands at 213 meters tall. The entire complex spans 162.6 hectares. The city is comprised of more stone than all of Egypt’s pyramids combined. But equally impressive are the details, both the physical […]

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Rome was not built in a day

Building a city is important work that takes time. Even with the latest technology to assemble buildings at Lego speed can’t change this. Cities, at least the best ones, need time to grow organically. Just like a pair of new sneakers, we need time to break into them, grow as we fit, and fit as we grow.

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A city’s history on its walls

There was a time when drawing on walls was considered a city nuisance, and graffiti was another word for vandalism. Today, when managed well, some of these larger-than-life doodles on walls have evolved into a form of city storytelling – directing attention to the architecture around them, adding color and context – almost weaving a fabric of their own.

Travelers have gone far and wide to track down such wall murals, leading enterprising and knowledgable guides to provide experiences that take you on a deeper dive into the city’s culture and heritage as you hunt for murals.

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