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EXPOSED: Paranoid Putin’s secret seaside ‘fantasy palace’ has armed divers

Explore Vladimir Putin's official and unofficial residences, from the Grand Kremlin Palace and Constantine Palace to his clandestine mansions on the Black Sea coast and Lake Valdai


Wonderland riders left upside down for 25 mins at Canadian amusement park

Sickening.


Unknown shipwreck found by diver in Thames Estuary

Thames Estuary diver Steve Ellis discovered the previously unknown wooden shipwreck during a dive off Southend Pier last week.


Terrifying urban legends from Japan

Japan is a country with a rich cultural history, embellished through an extensive canon of folklore that ties in traditional spiritual beliefs and legends passed down and matured through generations. Japanese folklore is already full of tales of spirits and demons, but modern Japan has developed its own unique style of urban legend, which inspired horror movie classics like 'The Ring' (2002) and 'The Grudge' (2004). Stories of vengeful spirits lurking in everyday locations like school bathrooms and quiet train stations are part of the social education for most children growing up in Japan! The scariest thing about many of these trippy tales is that they can be traced back to horrifying real-life events, such as deadly accidents and brutal murders. Naturally, you may be curious! Click through the following gallery for a rundown of the most terrifying urban legends to come from Japan.


Factors that make Thanh Xuan Valley catch the eye of InterContinental

Surrounded by mountains, the Thanh Xuan Valley tourist urban area boasts a unique landscape with semi-mountainous terrain deep in the valley. That is why InterContinental made a splash in the hospitality industry on September 15 when it announced its first valley resort project in Vietnam. InterContinental Thanh Xuan Valley Resort, which is set to become operational in 2027, is located at the heart of the Thanh Xuan Valley tourist urban area,...


Strange things people leave at the graves of famous figures

In some cultures, gravesites are cherished places where the living can continue to honor the dead. Most commonly, flowers, candles, and stuffed animals are left behind as symbols of love, respect, and admiration. These gifts are a way for people to feel connected with the deceased and to help their spirit live on. Some gravestones, however, have seen rather unusual items, only made more unusual if you have no context behind them (though sometimes even the context can't fully explain it...). These strange grave gifts often have fascinating tales tied to the deceased figure's history, and provide some insight into their lasting impact on people. Intrigued? Click through to see the most unusual things people leave at the graves of famous figures, and why.


Who's booked a trip to space, and whose plans failed to launch?

From Paris Hilton to Brad Pitt, discover the famous faces who are planning to travel to space.


Singapore Airlines gives S$1590 reimbursement to couple who sat next to a ‘snorting, farting’ dog on 13-hour flight

SINGAPORE: A New Zealand couple who had to sit next to a noisy and smelly bulldog during a 13-hour Singapore Airlines flight from Paris to Singapore earlier this year have been offered compensation by the company for what they endured. Gill and Warren Press said in early September that they had paid for premium economy […] The post Singapore Airlines gives S$1590 reimbursement to couple who sat next to a ‘snorting, farting’ dog on 13-hour flight...


Eight JetBlue passengers rushed to the hospital after turbulent flight

Seven customers and one crew member from JetBlue flight 1256 were hospitalized after experiencing severe turbulence. The flight was from Ecuador to Fort Lauderdale.


The tragically long list of stars who died in hotel rooms

Over time, many well-known individuals have been found dead in hotel rooms. Whether due to drug overdoses, heart attacks, or freak accidents, these celebrities met tragic ends in a lonely setting. Click through the gallery to remember the stars who died in hotel rooms.


The wild conspiracy theory surrounding "chemtrails"


‘A great relaxing holiday!’ Tan Cheng Bock returns from road trip to Malacca

SINGAPORE: Opposition leader Tan Cheng Bock shared over social media that he’d had “a great relaxing holiday” after he returned from a trip to Malacca. “Last week, I went on a road trip with friends to Malacca. We had a great time, ate wonderful food and met many Singaporeans there. Malacca is a great place […] The post ‘A great relaxing holiday!’ Tan Cheng Bock returns from road trip to Malacca appeared first on The Independent Singapore News -...


Staff abandon Nashville hotel with travelers taking over the property

Three vacationing friends have detailed their chaotic four-hour shift working at a hotel after arriving at their Nashville accommodation to find no one was manning the desk.


What are the Darwin Awards?


Winning songs about Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the most sung about destinations in the United States, and perhaps the world. But what's the ultimate Sin City playlist, the songs that truly capture the glitz and glamor—as well as the sleaze and clamor—of the city that never sleeps? Click through and take a gamble with these winning songs about Las Vegas.


This is why you shouldn't always pay by card


See Canada On Foot With These Day-Long Hikes

These stunning Canadian walks and hikes can all easily be done over the course of a day.


Amazing stories behind famous photographs

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But have you ever wondered how a particular photograph was taken, and why? And who is the person behind the lens? Some of the most celebrated and iconic photographs have freeze-framed important events in world history that otherwise might have been lost. But as well as the news they convey, photographs very often have another story to tell other than the developed image. Are you ready to focus beyond the lens? Click through for some amazing stories behind famous photographs.


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


Netanyahu's week in the US will be remembered as one of his worst visits - opinion

On several occasions during his trip to the US. Netanyahu expressed his contempt for the demonstrators, both verbally and in motions of disparagement.


Your Guide to the Best of Miami

Here's what to eat, drink, and do in the Magic City. If you thought Miami, Florida was all fun and sun, you were absolutely right. The South Florida city is home to miles of beach, hot temperatures year-round, and an epic nightlife—but there's even more to Miami than meets the eye. This destination is also home to award-winning bars, Michelin-starred restaurants, and hotels that are among the most lavish in the country. Ready to experience Miami for yourself? Don't miss out on these experiences in the Magic City.


They Were Once Beloved Tourist Attractions. Now They're Gone Forever

We'll never be able to visit these lost tourist attractions again.


Hotel boom in Singapore as Asia’s wealthiest bring in S$6billion in investments amid post-Covid travel surge

SINGAPORE: More money is flowing into Singapore from some of Asia’s wealthiest. These high-net-worth individuals are boosting their investments in hotels amid a surge in travel after years of pandemic restrictions, reports Forbes. Among the billionaires who are bringing in big bucks are Sukanto Tanoto from Indonesia and Pansy Ho from Hong Kong. Forbes added […] The post Hotel boom in Singapore as Asia’s wealthiest bring in S$6billion in...


Plane passenger arrested for trying to open jet door in mid air with 180 people onboard

The man, named as Biswajit Debnath, was seated next to the plane's emergency exit. The 41-year-old then allegedly attempted to open it mid-flight.


These Are The World's Best Views – But You'll Need Nerves Of Steel To See Them

It might mean braving a glass-bottomed bridge or soaring above snow-crowned peaks in a paraglider, but from New Zealand to Nepal, we've picked the planet's best views for thrill-seekers.


Paint your nails the Ainu way, make embroidery, wear fish-skin shoes, stay in a themed hotel – Hokkaido, Japan celebrates its indigenous people

On the Japanese island of Hokkaido visitors can learn about its hunter-gatherer first people in a variety of ways, from craft workshops to a luxury hotel stay Try on bark-fibre robes - very scratchy - or salmon-skin shoes, sample Ainu cuisine, and snap up souvenirs such iPhone cases, pottery and magnets The tourist information centre in the small t...


Map reveals the WORST-rated sights across the globe

Travel blog Stasher analyzed a whole host of factors - including Google reviews, quality of local accommodation and tourist safety


‘We’ve been expecting you’ meet the vampish owners of six gothic homes

From vampires to Victoriana, these six gothic homes have dramatic architecture, swathes of black and blood-red furnishings lots of creepy touches. Let's explore these gothic houses and meet their eccentric owners...


Train To Nowhere? These Are The World's Most Remote Railway Stations

From an abandoned metro station in rural China to a Scottish railway terminal in the shadow of Ben Nevis, these are the most secluded rail stops on the planet.


The official flowers of every US state

There are numerous species of flora found across the United States. But each state has one particular flower they deem special. So special in fact they are designated official state flowers. The reasons for this vary. But many blooms are actually voted for by local people, schoolchildren for example, or members of women's groups. The vast majority of official state flowers have maintained their status for decades, some for well over a century! In this gallery you'll get to know every official state flower in US, along with its story. Click though and pick out the best of the bunch.


These Long-Lost Cruise Ships Will Never Sail Again

Is your favourite among our list of cruise ships no longer sailing?


How rich and poor live side by side in 12 cities around the world

Drone photographer Johnny Miller captures the stark reality of cities where rich and poor live side by side.


The Incredible Story Of Tutankhamun, Including Recent Discoveries Made About His Tomb

Read on about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s royal tomb and the compelling treasures it contained.


Explore the world's most expensive government projects and see if Singapore is featured

Discover the most expensive government megaprojects from around the world, including Tren Mayer, the Brenner Base Tunnel, and the Belt & Road Initiative.


Explore the Controversial Homes of India's 'King of Good Times'

Take a tour through the incredible homes of Vijay Mallya, the "Branson of Bangalore", including his mega-mansion perched on top of a skyscraper


10 Data Roaming Plans in Singapore—Which is Most Worth It?

Going on holiday can seem like an endless hunt for free wifi. After all, how else are you going to contact your Airbnb host or check for directions on Google Maps? Having data roaming on your phone can save you from having to sneakily stand outside Starbucks or McDonald’s to leech off their wifi. Many phone plans nowadays give you the option of signing up for a data roaming package so you can access the internet overseas without having to change...


Celebrities who were found dead in hotels


The biggest unsolved mysteries from each state

The world is full of unsolved mysteries, and the US is certainly no exception (in fact, far from it). For example, did you know that a teen in Missouri died of AIDS-related complications nearly a decade before the condition was discovered? Or that a woman in Minnesota was found frozen and made a full recovery? From disappearances, to crimes, and everything in between, in this gallery you'll find the most famous unsolved mysteries from each state. Can you guess which one is the strangest? Click on to find out.


Archeologists in Israel just made an amazing discovery


Portals to another dimension? The Earth's chakra points and vortexes

Volcanic activity, fault lines, magnetic anomalies—the world's sacred sites tend to follow a locational pattern. And spending time in these places leads many people to claim heightened spiritual experience. Sound far-fetched? Some believe the Earth itself has areas where energy is concentrated, offering visitors a way to connect to something mystical and profound. Just like the body is said to have centers where energy peaks, the same is said about our planet. Many religious and ancient sites are stationed along these alleged lines, or at their intersection. Curious? Click on this gallery to see where you can go to experience this energy.


The mystery of the Nazi gold train and 33 other missing treasures

Lost, stolen, or simply hidden, billions of dollars-worth of treasure remains missing around the world.


Walt Disney's Standoff with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

In summary, Walt Disney never wanted a war with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, but the right-wing political leader went after the company after its former CEO Bob Chapek made a statement criticizing DeSantis' so-called ""don't say gay"" legislation. DeSantis has made a series of petty moves against Disney, but Disney CEO Bob Iger made it clear that his company had other options for its billions of dollars. Disney followed up on this by pulling a $1...


16 incredible gold discoveries that will take your breath away

Discover some of the most unexpected and exciting gold finds of recent times.


Passport-free travel coming to Changi Airport in 2024

SINGAPORE: From 2024, automated immigration clearance will be introduced at Changi Airport, letting passengers travel from Singapore without needing a passport. Biometric data will be used instead as part of the changes planned to Singapore’s Immigration Act. Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo said in Parliament on Monday (Sept 18) that biometrics will be […] The post Passport-free travel coming to Changi Airport in 2024...


What looks like an AI-created image is REAL village of £144m castles

Explore Turkey's eerie abandoned town, the Burj Al Babas resort, where Disney-inspired mansions sit empty in a sea of construction debris...


2023 National Day fireworks in Hong Kong: 11 of the best new restaurants and bars from which to watch the show on October 1

The October 1 fireworks show in Hong Kong is back after five years, and there are plenty of new restaurants and bars from which to enjoy them Take your pick from venues boasting rooftop terraces or harbour-side tables, or both - and enjoy a wide variety of cuisines, from Sichuan to Japanese A five-year hiatus will come to an end in Hong Kong when t...


Fascinating Things You Never Knew About The World's Most Famous Volcanoes

From calderas surrounded by glaciers and ice fields to the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, these are the world’s most famous volcanoes – many of which you can visit to see craters up close.


The SHOCKING secrets behind America’s forgotten skyscrapers

Uncover the chequered histories of nine of America's abandoned skyscrapers.


The major environmental problem of open-air landfills around the world


The Most Extraordinary Ancient Sites You've Probably Never Heard Of

Move over Machu Picchu and Stonehenge – these incredible but lesser-known sites and landmarks deserve much more attention.