Singapore is a center of modernity and luxury tourism in Asia, it also is home to a site listed as a World Heritage Site of the UNESCO. Originating from the city-state’s former British rule and its needs for botanic acclimating, as well as leisure, the Singapore Botanic Garden has been classified by UNESCO in 2015.
Though Myanmar is home to several exceptional natural and cultural touristic sites, it currently has only one site listed as a World Heritage Site of the UNESCO. However, this single site is formed of three ancient cities, which remains exhibit the ancient Buddhist tradition of Myanmar and its originality.
With rich historic sites and unique natural marvels, Vietnam is home to eight World Heritage Sites classified by the UNESCO. Remains of former capital cities, the entire ancient town of Hoi An, the world famous landscape of Ha Long Bay are a few jewel that attract an ever-growing number of tourists.
With its tropical environment and unique blend of indigenous and Western culture the Philippines regroups several sites classified in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Breath-taking rice terraces, colonial remains and a host of natural and marine parks make up the six sites recognized for their value to mankind in the Philippines.
Blended in the country’s tranquil tropical charm and original architectural styles, the Laotian culture is represented in the World Heritage Sites of the UNESCO through two sites of historic value, the remains around the Hindu temple of Vat Phou as well as the entire town of Luang Prabang, the old capital of Laos.
With deep-rooted ties that go back thousands of years, India and Indonesia have always been natural partners in culture, economy and politics. However, with the changing dynamics in Asia and the world, the two countries are looking to develop their exchanges and cooperation further and bring their relations to a new level.
In Southeast Asia, Singapore stands out as a place of modernity and delightful lifestyle experiences. To develop tourism, the Singaporean government communicates through its “Your Singapore” campaign, notably publishing videos that promote the country through a personal, creative and original approach.
Vietnam aims at developing awareness on its “Timeless Charm” to attract regional and international tourists. To help promote the country and its underrated attractions, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has created some videos that can help tourism agencies and travel professionals offering trips to Vietnam.
Myanmar is the new frontier for business in Southeast Asia. A large and populated country just opening its doors to foreign companies and investors, Myanmar is rich with opportunities in many sectors. However, Myanmar also presents several technical and legal challenges to be managed and overcome by new comers.
Rattan is a vine that grows upon large trees in the rainforests of Indonesia. Traditionally used as a woven material for daily life objects and handicraft, it is now also utilized to create socially responsible modern products. These new applications help preserve the rainforests and local communities livelihoods in Indonesia.