Despite having one of the highest population growth rates in Asia, Cambodia unfortunately is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Asia. The gap between the rich and poor has widened considerably while foreign investment in Cambodia has fell drastically over the past decade, a symptom of the frustration that investors feel with the seemingly endemic widespread corruption in the country.
Sungei Lembing is a small idyllic town located 42km northwest from Kuantan in West Malaysia. This small town is largely a tourist spot known for its friendly locals, laid back village feel, numerous waterfalls and of course one of the most picturesque sunrises in West Malaysia on top of the aptly named Bukit Panorama.
The majority of tourists to India head for famous temples such as the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Khajuraho, or the Golden Temple in Amritsar. But one temple that sometimes gets overlooked is the Sun Temple in Konark, Orissa State. This UNESCO World Heritage site deserves at least as much attention, since it is a remarkable work of both artistic and architectural merit.
Central Java refers to the central third of the island of Java in Indonesia and is also known as the cultural heart of the Javanese. Here with find a land dotted with large majestic mountains and live volcanoes, ancient UNESCO heritage monuments and temples and a warm and friendly people rich in tradition and culture with a vibrant arts scene.
The Tiji Festival celebrates the triumph of Good over Evil and is held in Lo Manthang, a walled city located in the remote highlands of the upper reaches of the Mustang region between Nepal and Tibet. Celebrated over 3 days with various dances and rituals being performed, this festival promotes peace and hope and dispels all negative elements in Mustang.
Celebrated during the full moon of Karthik (October-November) during the Hindu calendar, the Pushkar Camel Fair in the state of Rajasthan India is one of the largest camel fairs in the world, drawing pilgrims and camel traders from all over.