Tags : culture

Dubai’s Global Village snags Guinness for ‘Most Videos in a Music Medley’ at power-packed virtual concert

Global Village, Dubai’s renowned multicultural tourist destination on Friday night broke the Guinness record for the ‘Most Videos in a Music Medley’ at the lively Global Gig, hosted at the site — the biggest virtual rock concert in history. As the region’s first hub for culture, shopping and entertainment, the Village is a highly celebrated […]...Read More

Disney+ ups sentiment on racism disclaimer warning, opens dialogue on an ‘inclusive future’

Disney+ has plussed out with the wording of its updated disclaimer, owning up to past errors that racialized its era-bygone characters — and now, subtly adding a new layer to its warnings to all its ‘negative’ content.  The streaming platform has rephrased its initial “outdated cultural depictions” warning —  in use since November 2019 with a 12-second, cannot-be-skipped […]...Read More

Singapore ‘kampongs’ draws nostalgic, urban crowds, local tourism thrives with shut borders

Hidden between the skyscrapers of Singapore’s urban jungle sits Kampong Lorong Buangkok – the only surviving traditional village in this modern city-state of 5.7 million people. Made up of 26 single-story wooden houses, which were once ubiquitous across Singapore, the “kampong”, the Malay word for village, has seen a boom in local visitors after borders […]...Read More

14 sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years discovered in South Cairo

Egypt’s antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buried for 2,500 years. The coffins were found two days ago during an archaeological dig at the burial spot where another 13 wooden sarcophagi had been discovered last week, the ministry said in a statement. […]...Read More