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I had the privilege to attend the 2nd SEMEO SPAFA Conference, organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts. Established in 1985, the Centre is under the aegis of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and is hosted by the Government of Thailand. The main objective of the Centre is to promote professional competence, awareness, and preservation of cultural heritage in the fields of archaeology and fine arts in Southeast Asia. The conference is just one avenue wherein the objectives of the Centre will be achieved. The conference was held at Chonburi Thailand last [ ... ]
I was in Bangkok for the 2nd Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA) (quite a mouthful there) Since some of my colleagues arrived in Bangkok a day before me, I relied on them to find a cheap place for us to stay in. Love what you just read ? Don't forget: If you like us, we will love you !
I have visited the Mamanwa previously as mentioned in this blog to write a paper on Mamanwa politics, leadership and governance. I was so thankful for their hospitality and accommodation that I could not resist not doing something to repay their kindness. In my first visit they mentioned the obvious advantage of having electricity in their settlement. This particular band has only two cellphones for a group of 20+ people and they have to “go down” (because they live in the mountainous portion of the area) to have their cellphones charged. One household had a television set and a DVD player. [ ... ]
Dominican hill Baguio City is famous for two things, the giant Ten commandments tablet that broke the Guinness world of records and the haunted Diplomat Hotel.If ghosts, spirits, being that exist in another plane of existence and the paranormal tickles your fancy and you have a chance to go to Baguio City, then this place is definitely for you ! The place is so famously haunted that it is very well known to be one of the most haunted place in the Philippines and is even named to the top ten list of the most scariest places and hotels in [ ... ]
The Puerto-Princesa underground river or what is officially known as the The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (also known as St. Paul’s Subterranean River National Park, or St. Paul Underground River) is said to be the world’s longest navigable underground river. It is located about 50 kilometers or about 31 miles north of the city center of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. Known for its unique mountain to sea eco-system, its natural and geological features and the unique bio-diversity inside its complex cave system and surrounding areas, the Puerto-Princesa underground river is regarded as a true wonder of nature. Love what [ ... ]