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[ 11 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]
Earthquakes hit Sumatra, Indonesia

Strong earthquakes have struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra earlier today (at around 3.38pm local time). According to a BBC report, a quake with a magnitude of 8.6 was the first to hit the province of Aceh, triggering tsunami alerts around the region. This was followed by another 8.3 magnitude quake several hours later.
Indonesian media Kompas.com reported that locals are fleeing to higher grounds to escape potential tsunamis and aftershocks. Electricity supply and telecommunication services to affected parts were also disrupted after the initial tremor. At the time of writing, …

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[ 4 Mar 2012 | No Comment ]
STS Pallada Russian Tall Ship

Closer Stern View of The Pallada
It is not every day that we get to meet a seasoned world explorer, but today we were lucky enough to chance upon the STS Pallada, a Russian sail training ship. She was such a beauty to behold, her grandeur reminded us of the old days when sailing ships like this used to rule the seas. Pallada’s arrival in Singapore wasn’t well publicized, so we were pleasantly surprised to find her docked next to Vivocity. A large group of locals took this rare opportunity to …

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[ 1 Mar 2012 | No Comment ]
Singapore Changi Airport Budget Terminal

Budget travellers heading to and from Singapore have a new reason to celebrate. As reported in local media, the Budget Terminal at Changi Airport will make way for a bigger and better facilities, dubbed Terminal 4. Although current infrastructure is still running within normal capacity, it was mentioned that the decision to rebuild the terminal took into account current rate of passenger growth and future traffic demands.
Details on the new Terminal 4 is still scant, but in a press release earlier today Changi Airport Group announced that passengers can look …

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[ 1 Jan 2012 | No Comment ]
New Year 2011

The Travcult crew would like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year!
As each year draws to a close, it is normal to forward to the next one by reading predictions of what is coming in the New Year. This time round, it may seem that there is little to look forward to in 2012; considering all the rumours about the end of the world, both in the metaphorical (economic crisis) and literal (‘Mayan prophecy’) sense. We at Travcult, however, agree that no matter what happens next, it must …

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[ 7 Nov 2011 | No Comment ]

Southeast Asia’s largest sporting event is back! In four days time, the much anticipated 26th SEA Games event will kick-off in Palembang, Indonesia on 11 November 2011. Claimed to be the largest SEA Games ever, the Games’ official website stated that this year’s event is expected to bring together more than 9,000 athletes from 11 countries, who will compete in 44 sports. This year’s SEA Games also include sports that originated from the region, such as Vovinam from Vietnam and Pencak Silat from Indonesia. Athletes and officials aside, the competition …