News: Culture

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla gains growing reputation for hosting heritage sport competitions

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has a growing reputation as the home of diverse and exciting heritage sports from across the region and beyond. The city hosts two of…

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May 4, 2024 Culture / Events / Sport / Tourism /


New multipurpose convention centre opens in Vietnam

A striking multipurpose convention centre with a design inspired by the country’s ubiquitous coracle boat, has opened in Vietnam. The convention centre - Axi Plaza - overlooks Long…

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Apr 26, 2024 Culture / Design / Events / Tourism / Venues /


Former Tokyo fish market to be redeveloped with multipurpose stadium

The site of Tokyo’s former Tsukiji fish market is to be redeveloped as a commercial and residential complex and transport hub with a 50,000-seat multipurpose stadium at its heart.…

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Apr 26, 2024 ByNigel Benton Culture / Sport / Tourism / Venues /


OzAsia Festival secures Creative Australia inaugural Asia Pacific Arts Award

Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival, Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia, has secured a Creative Australia Asia Pacific Arts Award at the…

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Apr 25, 2024 Arts / Culture / Events /


World Leisure Day to explore digital horizons

Aiming to reinforce leisure as a social right and its importance in daily life, as well as to expand and promote leisure globally while recognising that barriers still exist for many…

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Apr 12, 2024 Culture / Education / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Meliá Chiang Mai resort launches social enterprise to improve lives of Thai communities

Meliá Chiang Mai has unveiled a social enterprise that promotes talented Thai designers, artists and craftsmen to ultimately help communities in need and preserve Thai culture.…

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Mar 12, 2024 Arts / Culture / Hospitality / Tourism /


Patrick Johnson awarded 2023 IOC Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions Award for Oceania

Dual Olympian and Culture and Sport Advisor Patrick Johnson secured the 2023 IOC Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions Award for Oceania. The award, announced in Lausanne last…

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Mar 11, 2024 Culture / Sport /


Tokyo light and sound experience makes it into Guinness World Records

Tokyo’s latest attraction to brighten the nightlife ‘TOKYO Night & Light’ – has gone down in the Guinness World Records™ as the ‘largest…

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Mar 7, 2024 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Technology /



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