National Museum in Maldives -Taking you back to the Sultan’s era

History The museum was opened for public viewing on the Maldives’ National day, November 19th, 1952. Inaugurated by the Prime Minister of that year, the sole motive of setting up the museum was to preserve the rich history of Maldives and to invoke the patriotism in people. Going in Antiques and grand objects belonging to…

A visit to Ayala Museum -Filipino fables

Located smack in the middle of the Makati Central Business District in the Philippines, this museum is easily accessible, especially if you’re staying at a hotel in Manila, Makati, of the likes of Berjaya Makati Hotel. History The Ayala Museum was opened in 1967, under the Ayala Foundation, and has since shifted homes and now formally resides…

Museums in Colombo -Where Art meets contemporary times

There’s a plethora of attractions in Sri Lanka that will capture the interest of the visitor. The splendid city of Colombo is always an interesting metropolis to explore.   National Museum of Colombo This museum features an array of fascinating artefacts, many of which are of foremost importance to the nation. Here visitors will come across exhibits…

Ceylon Tea Museum -Tracing Tea Through Time

For All Things Tea The Ceylon Tea Museum is located on the premises of the former Hanthane Tea Factory, approximately 5 km from the Kandy city centre. The once abandoned factory has been newly refurbished and is now a repository of all things tea related. Getting there is easy from most centrally located Kandy hotels such as…

Paro Dzong- An epitome of Bhutanese architecture

Formerly known for being the meeting hall for the National Assembly, this dzong now houses the monastic body and the region’s government offices, including courthouses. Most parts of Paro Dzong are closed to tourists, but even looking at it from outside is worth a visit, if you are staying at a Bhutan luxury hotel close to the…