Country Garden Forest City becomes top Malaysian destination
Since the COVID-19 pandemic stabilized in 2022, Country Garden Forest City, located next to the second border crossing between Singapore and Malaysia, is gradually regaining its former vitality. On the heels of the pandemic in Malaysia having stabilized since last year and the country having gradually relaxed its control policies, many Singaporeans and Malaysians have been posting comments and sharing their travel experiences around the region on Facebook and other social media. One locale with frequent mentions is Country Garden Forest City, located in Johor Bahru. The destination has been attracting not only local travelers but also many tourists coming from afar.
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Alicia Keys and Hennessy Paradis hail Paradis(e) on Earth
On Tuesday, February 7th, Hennessy Rare Collections’ Paradis hosted an intimate group of VIPs and tastemakers in the Joshua Tree desert to celebrate its new campaign, “Paradis(e) Is On Earth,” alongside the Maison’s first ever female brand partner, Alicia Keys.
What to expect from the travel industry in 2023: Trends and predictions
The year 2022 has been a recovery era for the travel industry. The post-covid year brought about more confidence and loosened restrictions in the travel industry as opposed to 2020 and 2021. While some European countries still imposed restrictions upon entry, such as demanding proof of vaccination in 2022, many other countries have returned to their former entry model before the global pandemic.
Anissa Helou named the winner of the Foodics Icon Award 2023
Anissa Helou, the author of numerous award-winning cookbooks, has been named the winner of the Foodics Icon Award by the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation. Helou will be presented with the award at the second edition of MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, taking place in Abu Dhabi on 30 January 2023.
Going out with a bang: Travel for New Year’s Eve skyrockets
For the first time in three years hassle-free international travel is possible again for New Year’s Eve – and travelers are jumping at the opportunity to take advantage. Agoda data shows a 29% rise in searches for countdown getaways compared to last year, and a staggering 88% more searches compared to 2020. To further prove travel is back: the number of searches even surpasses the data from 2019 – the last pre-pandemic year – by over 41%.
Outdoor outfit American Outdoor Brands honors veterans
American Outdoor Brands, Inc. (AOB), an industry leading provider of products and accessories for outdoor enthusiasts, this week honored its employees who served to protect the freedoms we greatly enjoy.
Rochester Fringe Festival returns to full in-person since 2019
For the first time since 2019, the 11th annual Rochester Fringe Festival returned to full, in-person performances with more than 500 shows and events – including 130 free – in 34 traditional and site-specific venues from September 13-24. Fringe is bifurcated, meaning the festival curates performances – including large-scale, outdoor shows in public places and the pop-up hub One Fringe Place, which features the Cristal Palace Spiegeltent and Speigelgarden – while independent venues curate remaining shows.
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