TopSocial’ enters India as the first Open-influencer marketing platform
TopSocial’ enters India as the first Open-influencer marketing platform
TopSocial, India’s 1st technology driven, open-market place for influencers, announced its entry to disrupt the brand-marketing industry. Backed by China’s largest influencer marketing platform ‘TopSocial China’, it aims to consolidate, evolve and organise India’s influencer marketing space. TopSocial will provide verified influencers including celebrities from across the country and connect them with brands to run multi-regional, multi-lingual and scalable campaigns. As a content driver, TopSocial will enable brands to create localized, creative and customized content by using the platform www.topsocialindia.com .
TopSocial India has roped in celebrities like Chef Ranveer Brar and has an association with Mumbai based ‘Express Talent’ agency. The association brings on board a diverse set of celebrities of the likes of Gul Panag, Kumud Mishra, Surekha Sikri, Pooja Makhija, Parvin Dabas, Ayesha Raza Mishra and Satyajit Sharma. The other renowned influencers who have joined TopSocial are Jyoti Tewatia – Fashion Influencer, Veggie Paaji, Wordsofmouth, Foodkars and others.
Globally, the market size for infl¬uencer marketing will exceed $8 billion in 2020. TopSocial aims to organize this billion-dollar industry in India. TopSocial offers an opportunity for influencers to access both China and Indian market.
This marks the entry of TopSocial China to India which currently hosts over 50,000 Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), active on the popular social media sites and these are further specialized in to 35 fields including technology, fashion, cosmetics, cuisine, travel, etc. Based on tracking and analysing social media, KOL data, TopSocial China acts as a one-stop solution to the brand managers offering intelligent media services. Its clientele of brands includes Huawei, Tencent, Alibaba, Sogou, Vip.com, PingAn Group, CITIC Bank among others.
TopSocial India will offer an online space to all the influencers and celebrities to efficiently connect with the brands and vice-versa with accurate details like contacts, social media reach, engagement rates etc. The platform functions on 3 primary categories i.e. Influencers, Celebrities and Bloggers bifurcated in 20 subcategories under each primary category such as tech, food, beauty, lifestyle, parenting, environment etc.
Speaking on the launch Ms Yan Han, Chairperson, TopSocial India said, “India has an immense potential when it comes to influencer marketing, however the market is unorganized currently. We want to smoothen up the whole content marketing delivery process to an extent that brands are able to get any communication delivered at anyplace in India at anytime with the right marketing tool.”
Ms Ritika Gupta, Business Strategist, TopSocial India said, “With TopSocial India, we are democratising the business of influence marketing. Brands will now directly connect with the influencers / celebrities and set up fully customized influencer marketing campaigns using the advanced targeting tools. The platform will offer market expertise to run scalable campaigns with most relevant influencers for the brands.”
On TopSocial’s entry in India, renowned Chef Ranveer Brar said, “The platform holds a lot of potential for influencers to amplify and leverage their talent to connect and influence a larger set of target audience. The platform will open doors for a lot of creativity in the marketing and branding industry.” By the end of the financial year, the technology driven influencer marketing platform, TopSocial India aims to bring on board over 5000 Influencers and celebrities from diverse genres and geographies. TAGS
Al Fresco Friday Brunch At The Terrace Media Rotana
Hello y’all! The conditions inward Dubai is getting improve in addition to improve each twenty-four hours don’t you think? And yes, the flavor of Al Fresco dining has officially kicked off alongside most of the hotel restaurants hither inward the UAE in addition to then human face to a greater extent than of nutrient posts hither inward my page. 🙂
One of the hotels who invited me over is Media Rotana, a v star hotel inward Tecom (which is genuinely 2 hops from my place). The bring late relaunched their Al Fresco Fri Brunch at The Terrace in addition to is right away on total swing until April.
Took i of my roommates alongside me who surprisingly enjoyed it to a greater extent than than I did. We’ve been living inward the expanse for to a greater extent than than a twelvemonth right away in addition to this is genuinely my commencement fourth dimension visiting The Terrace lounge.
Like whatever other restaurant, they bring a resident DJ who plays the music. Their playlist is primarily lounge in addition to chill. The agency they play their music is only plenty to be appreciated past times everyone including kids, I guess. They also bring a kid’s expanse where children tin also mingle alongside the others – depository fiscal establishment tally for identify unit of measurement friendly places to relish brunch inward Dubai.
The Terrace – Buffet Selection
They bring a lot of cuisine to lead from in addition to when I nation a lot, at that spot genuinely is a lot! From Standard Arabic starters to salads, grilled meat in addition to seafood, in addition to fifty-fifty Japanese, Mexican, Indian food. They pretty much bring everything! They also serve fruit juices in addition to of course, alcoholic beverages for those who are inward dire require for liquor (lol). Below is my ain selection:
Of course of teaching my starters e’er include tabbouleh in addition to mouttabal (both are my favourites). From the mains, I especially loved their baked potatoes in addition to grilled meat (chicken, beef, in addition to shrimp). I went dorsum a few times for sushi *eyes wowed inward amusement* in addition to grabbed a few Fajitas too! Desserts are likewise pretty but I’m non that much into sweets demonstrate in addition to then I shared mine alongside the room mate. For AED 169* alongside soft drinks in addition to juices (per person), I believe it’s worth it for a Fri brunch considering you tin also larn out an access to their swimming puddle in addition to gratis wifi.
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Flavor of India
By Arnold Leir A Scrumptious Addition to the Palm Beach Indian Scene “Imaginative, contemporary and delectable” are the words that come to mind when reflecting upon our experience at the Flavor of India in Lake Worth. When you are in the mood for something more than a simple curry or a pair of samosas, then here is where you want to be for refined cuisine that is adventurous and totally delicious. In addition, the congenial staff does its utmost to make you feel like an honored guest. The dramatic interior has a spacious, elegant feel. Tables and booths accented with bouquets of colorful flowers, crystalline goblets and gleaming silverware create an inviting ambiance. Crystal chandeliers are everywhere. A charming patio fronts the building and will be offering additional seating in the very near future. The menu is as engaging as the dining room. There seems to be an implicit division between North and South Indian cuisine. Suffice it to say the menu appears to be overwhelming North Indian, with a select number of items gathered together under the South Indian rubric. In addition, the chefs prepare a variety of Indo-Chinese specialties. The menu contains also an entire section devoted to signature vegetarian entrees. The food is a breathtaking explosion of aromas, flavors and textures, both cold and hot. What better way to start a feast than with the house’s refreshing and soothing Mango Lassie ($3.50), a carefully balanced blend of sweet mango and creamy yogurt. The aroma and the texture of Dal Soup ($3.50) were the gateway to a fabulous afternoon buffet, particularly when partnered with a just baked Garlic Naan ($2.50), served piping hot from the tandoor. The Lunch Buffet (Monday- Friday, 11:30 am to 2:30pm) is $8.95 while on the weekend (Saturday- Sunday, 11:30 am-3pm) it is $9.95. The dishes available on any occasion will vary from day to day; From the buffet table, we started with platters of plump Gob Pakoras filled with cuts of fresh cauliflower. The Tandoori Chicken, crisp and succulent, followed next, partnered with perfectly seasoned Basmati Rice. The salad bar provided us with a varied selection of fresh veggies and a choice of chutneys and sauces. The mint chutney is an aromatic fantasy and the tamarind sauce is another winner. Goat Curry, cooked in a blend of tomatoes and spices, is a masterpiece and the Mattar Paneer (peas and cubes of cheese in a creamy sauce) is a must have. Several other selections were available, but we wanted to save some space for the enticing rice pudding. Take out and delivery are available on a regular basis. The staff is also prepared to cater your next event or party. For more information visit Flavor of India’s dazzling website at www.flavorofindiafl. com.
1516 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, Florida 33460 • (Tel): (561) 582-8600 •Lunch and Dinner Related content
7 Great Reasons to choose a Curacao Vacation
Sailing – Day or evening cruising Fishing Snorkeling
Snorkeling is fantastic in the clear aqua waters of Curacao. My favorite spots include: Playa Grandi (also called Playa Piscado or Fisherman’s beach). Swimming with the turtles in the wild is the draw. While here, don’t miss the best snorkeling on the island for fish varieties because you are following the turtles the whole time. In order to see what I am referring to, swim to the left side of the dock (as you face the water) and along the shore as far east as you are comfortable swimming to see the amazing varieties of fish hanging out along the rocks . Playa Lagun, where a school of squid sometimes hangout near shore or out past the bay rock walls, watch the schools of fish that create fish balls while attempting to escape predators. At Playa Kalki, I have seen schools of squid and an octopus while snorkeling. There are many fish varieties here, especially swimming away from the beach and toward the east. Cas Abou, Tugboat, and Blue Bay are also great snorkel spots.
To the west to visit the Blue Room, and Playa Grandi (or Turtle Beach), and other western spots. There are so many snorkel spots that we have not tried, so let us know about your favorites in the comments below. SCUBA Diving
Curaçao is rated in the top 25 places in the world to dive. In 2015, National Geographic claimed that “Curacao has one of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean .” The island’s dive sites are protected from strong currents, have excellent visibility, and the waters are generally warm year-round. Along the southwest side of the island, you’ll find a fringing reef extending the length of the island. Curaçao offers more than 70 dive sites in 40 areas. Most sites are accessible from shore with easy entry.
Curaçao has a few special dive spots that require a boat ride. A short boat trip from Playa Kalki is my favorite site, Watamula , which is rated as one of the best dives in the Caribbean. You’ll also find a top 10 Caribbean wreck dive in Curacao – Superior Producer, which can be accessed by boat with Ocean Encounters or on a difficult shore entry when there are no cruise ships in port. Eastpunt is a fantastic boat drift dive, also offered be Ocean Encounters. My favorite shore dives include Blue Bay , Cas Abou, and Director’s Bay. There are so many that we haven’t tried even though we have been to Curacao 10 times.
Underwater there’s so much to see – pristine hard corals, fields of colorful soft corals swaying in the current, and many varieties of fish. We often see schools of fish, giant sponges, squid, puffers, and sea horses. In July at Watamula, we were in the water with a pod of pilot whales – that was a first! Special Sea Experiences
Sea Aquarium at the far east-end of Mambo Beach has been wowing visitors for 30 years with its natural marine habitats, open-water system and natural sunlight where the animals live and perform. In the lagoons are dolphins, sea lions, sharks, rays, and turtles.
Substation Curacao is a mini-submarine that can take up to 5 tourists to ocean depths of 1000 feet; depths that divers cannot reach. This makes it possible for people who can’t or won’t scuba dive to see the ocean’s underwater beauty up close.
Or go Lion Fishing with Ocean Encounters. They are located at Lions Dive by Sea Aquarium. Land Activities
While people often associate islands with beaches, Curacao has mountains too. If you prefer cultural, hiking or biking, golf or even shopping activities, there’s plenty of choices. It’s easy to drive in Curacao and renting a car is the best option, as taxis and excursions are expensive.
Visit Christoffel National Park to hike Christoffel Mountain and see the flora and local birds; stand at the island’s highest point and take in the gorgeous 360 degree view.
Visit the Savonet Museum in the park; it’s a restored historic Landhuis where you can learn about the area’s history, first peoples, and people who lived on Curacao through time.
Just west of Christoffel is Shete-Boka , on the north side of the island, where you can experience the waves pounding on coral rock formations, and exploding in bursts into the air as they hit land. It’s spectacular. Check out the video – Shete-Boka also has hiking trails, and a cave.
Explore the Hato Caves near the airport in Willemstad. When slaves escaped, they hid in these caves and lived for a month at a time. The Indians used them for shelter. You’ll find 1500 year old petroglyphs here. A very interesting and low cost excursion.
Other land activities include mountain biking, cycling, ATV tours, and golf. Culture and the City
Curacao is a culturally vibrant island, and a melting pot with the majority being Afro-Caribbean people who have shaped much of the traditions of Curacao. As part of the Nether Antilles, the Dutch have influenced the development of Curacao. Willemstad
The Otrobanda side of the picturesque main town of Willemstad is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Colorful Curacaon Baroque-style architecture is customary in Otrobanda Mansions. On the Punda side of town, adorning the shore of the Santa Anna Bay and creating a picture-perfect setting are the bright Caribbean-colored buildings. Connecting Otrobanda and Punda is the famous Queen Emma Bridge; it is the only bridge of its kind – a floating pontoon bridge that requires a captain to open the bridge. When visiting Curacao, it’s a must to visit downtown Willemstad and walk across the floating Queen Emma bridge – it is colorfully lit at night.
Charming Punda is filled with shops and outdoor cafes with pedestrian-only walkways. There are galleries showing and selling local artists works, like that of Nena Sanchez and Serena’s ChiChi Dolls. If you want to take home something to remind of the island, artwork from either of these galleries is very affordable and will always prompt a smile.
For a cultural experience that includes the truly local Afro-Caribbean food, don’t miss the Old Market or Ronde Mrkt. I recommend eating lunch here. At Ronde Mrkt, there are also various homemade products sold by local vendors. Be aware that souvenirs are likely all imports. Museums Kura Hulanda Museum in Otrobanda – This Anthropological Museum is focused on the slave trade. It tells the story of and shows artifacts from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, from African slave capture to delivery to the New World.
Jewish Cultural-Historical Museum – Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue is the oldest continually utilized synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. The floor of the synagogue is sand brought from Israel; visit to learn why there is a sand floor. Or visit to experience the beauty of this mystical building and its unique architectural features. The museum houses a collection of treasures that have in the past or may still play a part in religious rituals.
Maritime Museum – Curacao is the island where international maritime trade routes meet, and offers excellent harbors to protect ships. The Dutch West India Trading Company identified Curacao as a valuable center for trade. The history of shipping and trade in Curacao was important in the development of the New World; Curacao lies at the center of this history. Do a self-guided tour or take a guided tour to learn about the interesting maritime history. Forts
Forts – Whether you are a history buff or not, Curacao’s forts are worth visiting. It’s hard to miss the forts that protected the Santa Anna Bay as they stand at the entry to Curacao’s main harbour in Willemstad. From the early 17 th century, the Dutch built forts at vulnerable spots in Curacao to ward off attacks from Spain, France, England, Venezuela, and Germany. While some are in ruins others are preserved or restored to their original state, and some serve as museums, shops, or restaurants. Several smaller forts were built to protect different parts of Willemstad. Eight forts have survived; some have famous associations, like Fort Waakzaamheid that was attacked by Captain Blight of “Mutiny on the Bounty” fame. Six of the 8 forts have been preserved and can be easily visited. Landhuises
Or Landhuizen, are country houses that were used as plantation houses in the 18 th and 19 th centuries. Plantation homes throughout Curacao standout being bright yellow and set on hilltops. Many throughout the island have been refurbished. Once you see one, it’s easy to identify others, as their architecture and the materials used for building are similar. Visit the landhuises and learn about the history of the island, and slave rebellion that led to slave freedom.
Some can be visited for free, others require entrance fees. Free entry can be had at the following Landhuises: Jan Kok in Sint Willibrodus, is the main Nena Sanchez gallery. Landhuis Ascenion – Ascension is open to public on the 1 st Sunday of each month with local artists showing their works and local musicians filling the day with music. Landhuis Dokterstuin, opposite Ascension, is a Creole restaurant with some historic furnishings. Landhuis Chobolobo is the home of Curacao liqueur. For a self-guided visit, entry is free. Landhuis Daniel is a restaurant and small hotel. Visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Landhuis Habaai is an art gallery and cultural center.
There are many other landhuises , to learn more check out – https://www.curacao.com/en/directory/do/landhuizen/ . Galleries
Art galleries abound throughout Curacao. Many artists also have studios that are open to the public. Artists range from locals to internationally famous artists; they use all mediums in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art. Some of the artists’ works can be seen adorning Willemstad, like wall murals or ChiChi Doll sculptures in Punda. There’s an outdoor sculpture collection at Blue Bay surrounding the golf club and resort office. These are free things to do in Curacao.
Every other year in late February – early March, many local artists open their studios for free touring, called Open Atelier Route. In 2015, we did this gallery tour and met sensational artists throughout the island. We brought a 3-D painting home that today adorns our family room, reminding us of Curacao and the creativity that abounds there. Dining
In recent years, Curacao’s culinary scene has seriously upped its game. From local traditional dishes like goat stew, iguana, funchi and fresh caught fish, Dutch and Indonesian cuisine to the top visiting chefs from around the world and organic farm to fork offerings, Curacao will please the ‘Foodie’s’ taste buds.
The local food and nouveau cuisine of Curacao are influenced by Creole, Dutch, African, Caribbean, and Indonesia. From the tomato creole or peanut sauces, to the varieties of Gouda cheeses, plus fresh caught tuna, wahoo, and mahi-mahi, the food is a delight.
With close proximity to South America, Curacao has fresh fruits and vegetables (something that I have found lacking on other islands). Be sure to ask what comes with your meal; if it doesn’t have enough vegetables, most restaurants will replace starches with veggies.
Here are a few of my favorite restaurants: Cactus Café – is my #1 favorite restaurant; it was previously called Trio Penotti. It is located near Westpunt within Christoffel National Park, and open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. I recommend the African peanut soup and coconut sea bass; Tom likes the saffron chicken best. It is one of the best meals you can get on the island and quite reasonably priced. Four peacocks spend the night roosting in a local tree by the restaurant, so as part of the dining experience, enjoy their antics as they settle in for the night. As sun sets, parrots fly by heading home each evening; it’s so different than the seaside restaurants and equally as enticing an atmosphere. de Vesserij – In English, it’s the Fishery, but the sign says de Vesserij. Located at Piscadera Bay, near the Hilton and Marriott, and frequented by locals and tourists is this favorite restaurant of Tom’s. Casual, open air, looking out on the bay, you can go in shorts and flip flops. Line up at the 1 st window to order the type of fish you want, and how you want it cooked, plus sides. You can choose the amount of each fish portion; they charge by the 100 grams. Next choose your picnic table adorned with checkered clothes and looking out at the bay and then go to the drinks window to order those. Watch the fish being cleaned and cut up and also cooked in the open prep and cooking areas. There is a video playing in the restaurant that shows their fishermen catching the bounty that is served up. de Buurvrouw – A Dutch restaurant serving local and Dutch specialties, pizza, and excellent skewers, is a new find for us. We had several good meals here. It’s a lovely atmosphere set under a giant palapa, and off the Wegnaar Westpunt road in Grote Berg (about 15 minutes west of Willemstad). Make a reservation! Green House – We go for a consistently good, reasonably priced meals at Mambo Beach. We have only had the Mediterranean food here; they also have sushi and steak. Fishalicious – Indoors, Fishalicious in Petermai has a romantic setting, and outdoors is a bar/restaurant courtyard. For the ‘real feel’ of the place, I recommend eating inside. Everything is cooked just right so you’ll have good food and it’s quite expensive compared to more causal restaurants that serve similar things. Personally, we prefer the more casual restaurants. Landhuis Misje – In Westpunt is a lovely small landhuis serving delicious Caribbean, seafood, and vegetarian specialties. We have not been here in a few years, and we have always liked it in the past. It is more expensive than most of the restaurants nearby and serves very good food.
I suggest staying away from the fish stew everywhere on the island. Fish left out in a stew pot goes bad quickly in the heat.
Punda is filled with waterfront cafes and restaurants both bay-side and throughout the pedestrian walkways in town. If you try one that you like, please tell us about it in the comments.
Cooking in Talking with locals while the yellow fin tuna is cleaned and cut.
Buying fresh fish directly from the fisherman is my first choice for a great dinner. First, it’s a cultural experience to observe and do business with the fisherman. And how often do you get fresh caught fish? Tuna, wahoo, and mahi-mahi are among my favorites. When I go to Westpunt, I take a cooler with ice to buy fish at Playa Grandi (Fisherman’s Beach); it’s the place to snorkel with the turtles in the wild at no cost. On day 2 of our recent 6 week stay, I bought a whole fresh Tuna – 4.5 kilos (or 10 pounds) for $25 US. The fisherman at Playa Lagun also sell their ocean bounty.
Purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables is also both a cultural experience and an inexpensive way to eat. When Curacao and Venezuela are on good terms, on the Punda side of Willemstad is the floating market filled with Venezuelan small boats laden with farm fresh vegetables and fruits. Or the de ronde market in Punda has local vendors selling fruits and vegetables. Of course local supermarkets, like Centrum, carry everything needed for great meals; prices are listed in florins.
Curacao offers so much more than most islands, from its history and culture to the variety of beaches, water sports and extensive food options. This is why it is we believe that Curacao is the best Caribbean vacation island. Share this:
21 Things to Do in Boracay on a Budget
Oh I love the Philippines, when it’s sunny. I’ve spent over a month there island hopping and love the carefree lifestyle and beautiful beaches to explore. Boracay is a definite highlight, but doesn’t everyone know it?
When I went it was Chinese New Year and it was hectic. So, top tip: make sure to check your festivals before you plan a trip to Boracay.
There are loads of things to do in Boracay on a budget, making it perfect for all sorts of travellers. Of course the cheapest thing to do in Boracay is to just lie on the beach, but you can’t do that all day , can you?
Let me take you through a few of the best things to do for cheap in Boracay. Top tips for cheap Boracay Stay at Station 1 down the other end of the island. Don’t go in February (Chinese New Year). Most hotels have breakfast included, but you’d be missing out on the best breakfasts in Boracay Airport transfers are cheap, just bargain down. Make sure to go to the fish night market for cheap and fresh dinners. Check out the roof top pool at W Hostel if you’re skint, free entry with a drink! Boracay island is only 10km2, but it fits a lot of fun and adventure in. I’d recommend you spend 4-5 days exploring, as a minimum. I spent a week there in February, so let me tell you a little bit about it. Where is Boracay? Boracay is a surprisingly small island, especially considering its notoriety. It’s almost 200 miles south of Manila and just a mile off Panay Island. How to get to Boracay You can reach Boracay by flying from Cebu or Manila to Caticlan, the nearest airport. From there it’s just a 10-20 minute boat ride over to Boracay Island. Or, you can take a ferry from Batangas, which will take ages but be cheaper. Either way the routes to Caticlan are well used, and made the easier by the touts. If you have a few pesos to spare, take them up on their offers of getting you to your hotel in Boracay, via boat and bus, it’ll make your arrival much simpler. Budget Boracay vs luxury Boracay is right at the heart of the backpacker route through the Philippines, and whether you go by yourself, or with old or new friends, you’re bound to make some more in the friendly hostels and beach bars.
It’s also got some stunning hotels for anyone on a bit more of a flexible budget, and if you’re going all out (honeymooners?) then there are some really nice, private hotels here too. White Beach, Boracay The main beach in Boracay, White Beach, is divided up into three ‘Stations’. Station 1 is busy but manageable. Station 2 is crazy busy and where most of the parties are and where the boat tours leave from. Station 3 is definitely more peaceful. It’s where most of the yoga is, and where the boutique hotels are. It’s easy to walk between the three along the beach, and a little more difficult along the road. Boracay is surprisingly hilly. Cheap things to do in Boracay As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, there are loads of cheap things to do on Boracay. Boracay water You could go parasailing, paraw sailing (in the cool Filipino wooden boats), or have freediving lessons. Mermaid swimming is a thing here – you attach a mermaid tail and learn to swim like Aerial. All for the photos, obviously. The Philippines are one of the best places in the world to go scuba diving , and Boracay in particular. You’ll find plenty of scuba diving places lining the beach if you want to give it a go. If that’s not your thing then just grab a snorkel and a mask and explore. Just make sure you put your head under water at some point. Boracay islands You definitely can’t go to Boracay without exploring some of the surrounding islands. The journey, and the islands are absolutely stunning. There are so many boats going out to the islands that you can get one pretty cheap, and they go super regularly too. You can also go helmet diving – great if you want to see under the sea but don’t have the money, skills or time to go scuba diving. You can just pick up a tour from one of the touts on the beach. Make sure to haggle for the best price. Yoga in Boracay Yoga is quite a big thing on Boracay . Start your day off right with a class on the top floor of True Food Indian Restaurant, looking out over the beach. You couldn’t get a more serene location for your downward dog. Or, you could try the Mandala Spa and Villas, where you’ll be guided through your vasanya surrounded by the lush plants and trees and with the Flipino breeze floating on through.
I loved doing yoga in Boracay. There was just something really magical about feeling the wind through the classroom (not that kinda wind). ATV driving on Boracay You’ll see lots of places advertising ATV driving on Boracay . You can choose from either a ‘scenic’ or ‘adventurous’ ATV drive through the Boracay mountains. Both trips start and end at the Happy Dreamland Theme Park , which no one bothered to repair when the typhoons destroyed everything. It’s now kind of eerie and a reminder of the severe weather the island is mercy to. There’s an illusion museum here, you can look around for free, and you can also combine your ATV drive with a Superman style zip line. Nightlife in Boracay And as for the evening fun in Boracay, just head to White Beach. If you’re travelling by yourself the nightly pub crawl is a great way to meet other travellers, or just pop along with your group to meet some new people. The island’s biggest parties happen at The White House and Club Paraw, both located in Station 1. Beaches on Boracay Picture perfect beaches all round on Boracay – if you manage to find a quiet one! White Beach is where most of the tourists head to, and where the Stations are positioned but let’s go all explorer on Boracay and take a look at the other beaches you could enjoy. Bulabog Beach is where the kitesurfers hang out, and when you read ‘kitesurfers’ you know that means wind. So sporty people might like it, not so much for the sunbathers. Puka Beach is a great spot to get away from the sunset crowds of White Beach as it’s a 20-minute tricycle ride away from town. Tambisaan Beach , the best beach for snorkelling and checking out the marine life. Swim out a few metres with your snorkel on and you can enjoy spotting the creatures chilling at the bottom of the ocean. And finally, for now, one of the best things to do in Boracay on a budget, is to indulge in a massage. Except it’s not that much of an indulgence because they’re only about £5 for an hour on the beach. I had a massage in Boracay every day – couldn’t resist. Where to eat on Boracay You can eat for pretty cheap in Boracay, if you focus and don’t get distracted by all the restaurants. The food options in Boracay were a lot better than the rest of the Philippines, trust me. Get your fill while you’re here. I had some great breakfasts in Boracay . Try Sunny Side Cafe right on the beach for their famous waffles, go to Lemoni for a traditional Filipino breakfast, and Nonie’s for some Filipino cuisine with a more modern flair. The Boracay d’Mall has loads of options for lunch and dinner, including cuisines from all around the world. Try Steam Punk for burgers and American flavours – you can even build your own burger here and they serve one that’s big enough for 2-3 people. Nice little challenge for you there after a night out. You can do it! If you want to get away from the hustle, and the sun, step back away from the sea and head to Pig Out . Full of delicious porky products in some nice air conditioning, this is a great place to relax and just enjoy your meal. The D’Talipapa fish market is the most popular place for a cheap dinner. It’s super popular with locals and tourists, and is a great place to pick up some tasty fish, as fresh as you’ll ever eat it. And for a good price too. If you fancy trying some traditional barbecued Filipino food, head to Mang Inasal . It’s well known as the local cheap place to eat, serving all kinds of food for you to try. Mango fruit is super popular here. They must have good access because you can get a delicious mango shake for about £1 – so good. Just look out for the street food stalls lining the beach. Best budget hotels on Boracay I stayed at one of the most popular hostels on the island, the W Hostel . It was in a great location just off the main strip but close enough for all the fun of the beach. Unfortunately the staff were so rude (very unusual for the Philippines), but the rooms were big, there was a rooftop terrace and bar with a swimming pool and the beds had curtains – made up for it. Other good options for cheap accommodation in Boracay include Mad Monkey if you want to party, Chillax to relax with an eco vibe and My Hostel Boracay if you want somewhere just that little bit fancier. Hostel accommodation on Boracay starts from around £3. More budget places to stay on Boracay Check out the best places to stay in Boracay on Booking.com. My top 5 experiences on Boracay
1. Eating as much as possible at the Sunny Side Cafe , with mimosas to knock it all back.
2. Joining an island hopping tour to go snorkelling. Jump off the boat, it’s fun.
3. Going for a night out at the bars, restaurants and clubs on White Beach.
4. Hiring a moped – definitely the best way to get around and you get to see the beaches on your own terms.
5. Lazing on the beach and only moving to sip on a mango juice and admire the scenery. This is what you came to the Philippines for after all! More travel advice for the Philippines
Your Guide to Spring & Summer Farmers Markets
Tweet A flurry of farmers markets are opening right now, so it’s prime time to tuck a basket under your arm, peruse the stalls, and scoop up a bounty of fresh seasonal produce and artisanal products. Below, we’ve rounded up all of Seattle’s summertime markets for your planning needs. For more ideas, check out our food & drink calendar .
TUESDAYS City Hall Farmers Market May 28-Oct 8, 10 am-2 pm This Pike Place satellite market will feature crunchy kale chips from Kale Love; granola, baked goods, and dog treats from the Brewmaster’s Bakery; and berries from Hayton Farms.
Denny Regrade Farmers Market May 28-Sept 24, 10 am-2 pm The Regrade satellite market from Pike Place will offer biscuits from Honest Biscuits, kombucha and tea from Shen Zen Tea, and mushrooms from Terra Vita Mushrooms.
WEDNESDAYS Columbia City Farmers Market May 8-Oct 9, 3-7 pm Grab a refreshingly icy treat from Seattle Pops, pupusas from Lily’s Salvadorean, or farm-to-table Indian street food from Tandoozy.
South Lake Union Wednesday Market Beginning June 5, 11 am-3 pm On your lunch break, jaunt over to this midday market in South Lake Union, with local food trucks, pop-ups, lawn games, local DJs, and more.
Wallingford Farmers Market May 15-late Sept, 3-7 pm Recognized by the Washington Farmers Markets Association as the best farmers market in 2013, this outdoor market has ooey-gooey raclette cheese from Fire and Scrape, artisan sandwiches and baked goods from the Butcher and the Baker, and cider from Finnriver Farm and Cidery. There’s also a park, playground, and community garden P-patch to enjoy.
THURSDAYS Lake City Market June 6-Oct 3, 3-7 pm Located next to Albert Davis Park, this seasonal market also features free parking in an underground garage and often features live music and activities for kids. Nosh on tamales from El Chito, try creative flavors like chocolate Earl Grey and Persian rose from Sweet Alchemy Ice Cream, and taste baked goods from Standard Bakery.
Queen Anne Farmers Market May 30-Oct 10, 3-7 pm This market, which is the only independent farmers market in Seattle, features a carefully curated lineup of Washington farmers, fishers, foragers, brewers, winemakers, artisan food and street food vendors, and rotating food trucks, including beer from Lowercase Brewing, kombucha from Seattle Kombucha Company, ramen and tacos from Brothers & Co, and more. There’s also live music, kids’ activities, and chef demos.
South Lake Union Farmers Market May 30-Oct 10, 10 am-2 pm At this Pike Place satellite market, you’ll find local honey and honeycomb from Backyard Bees, artisan crepes from La Crespella, and hot sauce from Grimm Brother’s.
FRIDAYS First Hill Farmers Market May 31-Sept 27, 10 am-2 pm First Hill’s Pike Place satellite market has seafood from Mystery Bay Seafood and orchard fruit from Martin Family Orchards.
Madrona Farmers Market May 17-mid-Oct, 3-7 pm Madrona’s market features berries from Sidhu Farms, preternaturally creamy hand-stretched cheese from King’s Mozzarella, and crispy Dutch cookies from Dutch Dame Stroopwafels.
Phinney Farmers Market June 7-Sept 27, 3:30-7:30 pm The Phinney Market will feature organic granola and bread from Tall Grass Bakery, small-batch ice cream from Bluebird Ice Cream, and coal-fired rotisserie chickens to go from Poulet Galore, among other delicious things.
SATURDAYS Magnolia Farmers Market June 1-Nov 23, 10 am-2 pm Patty Pan Cooperative will sling their handmade tortillas and quesadillas, 314 Pie will sell their sweet and savory flaky pastry-encased creations, and Girl Meets Dirt will purvey heritage jams and preserves.
Pike Place Farmers Market June-Nov, 9 am-5 pm Of course, Pike Place Market is open every day year-round, but during peak season you can also find a market with the best selection of fresh produce and artisan goods on Saturdays, located on the cobblestones at Pike Place and Pine Street.
University District Farmers Market Year-round, 9 am-2 pm Find local preserves from Ayako & Family Jams, gluten-free treats from Salmonberry Goods, and flaky pastry stuffed with fillings from Pampeana Empanadas at the year-round U-District market.
SUNDAYS Ballard Farmers Market Year-round, 10 am-3 pm The first Seattle market to offer produce exclusively from Washington farmers, this year-round market has muesli from Daddy’s Muesli, tart, fizzy brews from Mystic Kombucha, and naturally fermented pickles from Britt’s Pickles.
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market Year-round, 11 am-3 pm At the year-round Broadway market, try some pillowy, crisp, fried-to-order doughnuts from 9th and Hennepin, sweet and savory Dutch pancakes from Miri’s Poffertjes, and superlative sourdough bread from Sea Wolf Bakers.
West Seattle Farmers Market Year-round, 10 am-2 pm The year-round West Seattle market presents falafel and pitas from Falafel Salam, Southern-style, hickory-smoked meats from Girls Gone BBQ, and delectable confections from Jonboy Caramels.
SPECIAL NIGHT MARKETS Magnuson Thursday Night Market Thursday May 16, 4–9 pm Partake in a smorgasbord of street food, including rolled ice cream from SÜSU, drinks from Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonades, and Mexican-Asian fusion food from Phorale.
Friday May 31, 4–10 pm and Saturday June 1, 12–8 pm Revel in over 150 booths and a summer beer festival with live music.
South Lake Union Night Markets Saturday, June 22, Saturday, July 20, and Saturday, Aug 17 Hungry night owls can return to the South Lake Union Saturday Market throughout the summer for tastes of Mexican (May 18), Asian (June 22), European (July 20), and Polynesian (Aug 17) cuisines from local food trucks.
Fremont Sunday Market 30th Anniversary Night Bazaar Sunday, September 1, 2–9 pm This free, family-friendly outdoor public market in its 30th year professes to embody the spirit of “de libertas quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar) with live music, a beer garden, and over 150 booths.
Chinatown-ID Night Market Saturday, Sept 14 Traditionally, night markets are a place to stroll, shop, and nosh on tasty street-food snacks. This annual festival, which draws upwards of 25,000 people each year, takes place beneath the historic Chinatown gate in the International District, and features a slew of Asian street food alongside handmade local goods, fresh cut flowers, and more, plus entertainment that includes live bands and breakdancing groups. Stranger Things To Do Staff
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A Culinary Masterpiece|From local, let Wazwan go global | Greater Kashmir
— Each dish is made from a single part of sheep or goat and every part of the animal is used in some way.
— It is cooked in copper vessels, which are coated with nickel, over wood fire.
— Meat is manually cut, pounded, minced, beaten, and flattened to get the flavors out.
— Average cooking time for the entire wazwan is more than 10 hours, typically overnight.
— Waza is not paid for the number of dishes, but for the quantity of meat to be cooked.
— The order in which the dishes are served is significant and fixed.
— Traditionally, it is consumed by 4 people on a big copper platter called traem. Each trami is served about 9-13 pounds (4-6 kilograms) of meat, costing about INR 4000-5000 (USD 55-70) each.
— It amounts to about 20,000 calories for meat and chicken served per trami, about 5000 calories per person.
The rich color and flavor of wazwan is because of the Kashmiri red chilies (or special spice mixture called ver), saffron (zafran or kesar) and cockscomb flower (called mouwal), being used in it. This cuisine is rich in protein, iron and vitamin B12, but being high in calorific value, one has to watch out for the health.
Here is a list of some of the most common and popular wazwan dishes out of a total of 36:
• Goshtaba (minced meatballs with yoghurt-based white gravy)
• Rogan Josh (meat with red gravy)
• Rista (minced meatballs with red gravy)
• Daanval Korma (meat with coriander-based gravy)
• Hindi Rogan Josh (meat with red gravy)
• Kabab (grilled meat on skewers)
• Methi (intestines cooked in fenugreek)
• Mach Kabab or Lahab Kabab (flattened or pounded red kababs)
• Daniphol (hind leg meat without gravy)
• Tamatar Paneer (soft cottage cheese with creamy tomato gravy)
• Palak Rista (small meatballs cooked in spinach)
• Marchwangan Korma (meat with red-hot spicy gravy)
• Tabak Maaz (crispy fried lamb ribs)
• Haakh (collard greens)
• Charvaen (cooked liver with gravy)
• Zafran Kokur (juicy saffron chicken)
• Safed Kokur (chicken cooked in white gravy)
• Aab Gosh or Dodh Ras (meat with milk-based white gravy)
• Baem Choonth (Queen’s apple cooked with gravy)
• Pulav (sweet, brown basmati rice with nuts)
• Dum Aloo (potato balls cooked with creamy yoghurt-based gravy)
• Nate Yakhni (meat with yoghurt-based white gravy)
• Nadur Haakh (lotus stem cooked with spinach)
• Nadur Yakhni (lotus stem cooked in yoghurt-based gravy)
• Aloo Bukhara Korma (prunes cooked in gravy)
• Chutneys: onion, walnut, pumpkin, zeresht (red, sour barberry), radish
“People who love to eat are always the best people.”
― Julia Child
Kashmir has been ruled and influenced by Chinese, Indian, Central Asian, and Persian civilizations. The history of Kashmir indicates various culinary practices of different settlers that fused into the Kashmiri cuisine. The art and secret recipes passed down from generation to generation. However, the origin of Kashmiri Wazwan is not very clear.
According to one theory, it came from medieval Iran (Persia) around the time of Budshah, but then there is very little similarity in our present-day cuisines. Then there’s an interesting theory that says wazwan refers to a ‘barber shop’ and long back, the barbers would also do match-making in the Kashmiri society as they had a lot of interaction with people. So over time, they also expanded to catering cooked food for those weddings. Again, this theory isn’t considered credible enough. Some believe that wazwan originated in Kashmir itself and it is totally indigenous.
The most authentic and popular theory dates its origin back to the 14-15th century when the Mongol (Uzbekistan) ruler, Timur, invaded India in 1348 during the reign of Nasi-ud-din Muhammad of the Tughlaq dynasty. Timur brought skilled cooks with him from Samarkand (Central Asia) to Kashmir. It is believed that the credit for popularizing wazwan goes to the Persian and Sanskrit immigrants in Kashmir. The term waze is basically a Sanskrit term waja, which means ‘to cook’. The origin of the term has also been derived from a Persian word, ashpaaz, which means a ‘special cook’. Together it led to the term ‘waza’.
The names of the wazwan dishes are influenced by Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and Central Asian cultures. The origin of kabab is credited to the medieval Arab; Korma originates from Turkey, and other meat dishes from Persia. Kashmiri spices, on the other hand, are known to have Sanskrit influence.
The Kashmiri Pandit (Hindu) equivalent of wazwan is the saal. Both cuisines are similar with subtle differences, such as absence of onions, tomatoes and garlic in the Hindu version and absence of asafetida (hing) in the Muslim version. It is also believed that some of the dishes such as Rogan Josh, Yakhni and Aab Gosh were contributed by the Kashmiri Pundits long before the arrival of Muslims in the Valley. They are also credited for some of the vegetarian dishes that became a part of wazwan, such as Nadru Yakhni, Nadru Haakh, Dum Aloo, etc.
In the old Srinagar city is the neighborhood of Wazapora, where majority of the wazas lived. They even had a Waza Union, headed by a President. Some time back there were about 200 of them, but now only a few of the famous waza families engage in this profession as others have moved on to different fields.
The demand for wazwan is increasing as people have more money to spend on food. People serve it on occasions other than just weddings. A new trend is the way wazwan is being served in some modern families in Kashmir. Instead of 4 people sitting together to eat on a big trami, all guests at the same time, now people are serving the cuisine as a buffet where guests can eat at any time, any dish and quantity they want, sitting on a table instead of the floor.
There is a great scope and demand for Kashmiri wazwan in the international market. There are many challenges, such as cold storage, long-distance shipment, shelf-life, and hygiene, food safety and other quality regulations, that need to be tackled to export wazwan. Many businesses sell canned wazwan, so people are able to buy and eat it outside Kashmir, but some argue that it is not the same as freshly made food. Many restaurants in India offer it, cooked by modern master chefs, usually with some linkage to Kashmir. A few entrepreneurs outside Kashmir have started wazwan ventures to serve the large Kashmiri community as well as international food lovers, such as Mouwal and Uffi’s Kitchen in USA. What needs to be seen is the future of wazwan not only locally, but also globally.
“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
― Ruth Reichl
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As you all know, I went to NYC recently. If you didn’t see my most recent post, go check it out ( New York City Travel Review (T) )! There, I visited an Indian cuisine restaurant, namely Indian Accent.
This post is pretty late, but I was really busy over the past couple of weeks. Anyways, Indian Accent was located close to Times Square in NYC. Not only was the location wonderful, but so was the seating and interior of the building.
The interior was mostly based on dim lighting and oak wood. The interior was another one of those fancy restaurant types. But, as for the seating, I saw styles and sizes for all types and ages of parties. The seating and the interior were perfect and I think if you have chosen to go to Indian Accent, this part of your visit will be amazing no matter what.
Now, this doesn’t mean that the food and service were not amazing too. Let’s start with the service. All the food was more than fresh, and it was prepared in the perfect amount of time. If you choose to take the tasting menu like my family did, I can ensure that you will have the right amount of time to clear the stomach and prepare for the next dish between courses. Also, the staff are exceedingly friendly, and really negotiate well.
The food is obviously the best part. Their food is probably the best food I’ve ever tasted. It’s all really fresh (as mentioned above), the perfect texture, flavorsome, and the perfect temperature. At Indian Accent, you will experience flavors that have never hit your tastebuds before. For example, I don’t think many people have tried blue cheese naan bread before! All new flavors that were introduced to me that night were very welcoming. I loved all the food I tried, and I’m sure you will too!
If you visit NYC, Indian Accent is definitely a place to visit. Visit to taste brand new foods, seating styles, interior designs, and more! I really recommend trying on of their tasting menus, if you do get a chance. (Here is the link to the one I ordered: INDIAN ACCENT DINNER CHEF’S TASTING MENU)
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The Best Indian Restaurant for Vegetarians and Vegans in Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui)
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24 Hours in Singapore: Artist Song-Ming Ang gives us a creative tour of the city
Written by Katy Cowan 14.05.2019
Song-Ming Ang at the filming of Recorder Rewrite. Photo courtesy of Dylon Goh for National Arts Council Singapore
Have you ever really thought about music? How it affects us? Song-Ming Ang is someone who makes art that focuses on how we relate to it, both on a personal and societal level.
Drawing from the everyday and popular culture, Ang’s work has been exhibited internationally and this year, he’s showcasing his latest work as well as representing Singapore at the Venice Art Biennale.
Commissioned by National Arts Council Singapore, Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme explores the myriad of ways people relate to music. More on that later. First, we asked Song-Ming Ang if he would kindly share some travel recommendations and cultural hotspots from his home city of Singapore. Song-Ming Ang, it’s over to you. An unconventional tour of public housing
Eighty per cent of Singaporeans live in HDB (Housing Development Board) public flats, which form a unique part of our landscape. For an unconventional tour of these residential towns, hop onto the Light Rail Transit (LRT), a fully automated, driverless feeder service with overground lines.
I actually grew up in Bukit Panjang, one of the three LRT towns (Sengkang and Punggol being the other two), and to this day it’s a fascinating experience to be travelling several storeys above-ground in an LRT as it snakes its way through the neighbourhood. It’s definitely an unusual way of experiencing the residential areas and catching a glimpse of how Singaporeans get around in their daily lives.
Singapore skyline. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock
Housing Development Board. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock Get back in touch with nature
The urbanity of Singapore can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not used to it. The perfect antidote is to retreat to the Southern Ridges, a 10-kilometre network of nature trails connecting various parks and nature reserves that contain a real variety of animal and plant life. There are some great panoramic views of the city, the harbour and the Southern Islands.
One of the highlights of the Southern Ridges is Henderson Waves, a pedestrian bridge between two hilltops easily distinguished by its undulating curved “ribs” or wave-like structures, but perhaps my favourite trail here is the Canopy Walk among the treetops. You’re at eye-level with the forest canopy and it feels like you’re a million miles away from the bustle of the city.
The Supertree at Gardens by the Bay. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock
Southern Ridges. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock The place for the arts
There are lots of great places to see art in Singapore but if you only have 24 hours then it’s best to stay in the Southern Ridges and head to Gillman Barracks . It’s a visual arts hub set in a former military barracks with about a dozen galleries showcasing both Southeast Asian and international art.
Although it’s only been around since 2012, it already feels like a major centre for art in the city. I’ve presented a couple of solo exhibitions there since its inauguration, and there’s a diverse range of exhibitions from artists around the world all year round and even some late-night events. I love how Gillman Barracks feels so spacious and unhurried but if you need to take a break there’s a selection of cafes, bars and restaurants on site too.
Besides the galleries, Gillman Barracks is also home to the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, which puts up great exhibitions and also runs a residency programme. In 2017, I was an artist-in-residence and focused on doing research on music-related artefacts and documents from Singapore in the past. The research has since become the foundation of my presentation for the Singapore Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.
If you’re looking for something a little more underground, you should keep an eye on what Soft/WALL/Studs is doing. It is an artist-led studio space which hosts interesting events from time to time, including film screenings, participatory happenings, and rooftop catwalks so check their social media channels if you’re in town.
Haw Par Villa. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock A different sort of culture
Haw Par Villa is a theme park with a difference. I would describe its theme as Singaporean-Chinese psychedelia, with over 1,000 colourful statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting various aspects of Chinese folklore and mythology. Many of them feature anthropomorphised animals and some of the dioramas just look absolutely bizarre. It’s free to visit and I can guarantee that you’ll never have been anywhere quite like it. This is the first place I’d recommend to friends who are visiting from abroad.
Food is a big part of our culture and apart from the many food centres (colloquially known as “hawker centres”) that we’ve got around the island serving affordable local delicacies, I’d also recommend heading to Geylang for a little jaunt.
Colourful houses of Singapore. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock
Probably most infamously known for its red-light district, Geylang Serai is also home to one of Singapore’s oldest Malay settlements. Here, you can find a hodgepodge of amazing street food from the various ethnic groups of Singapore, including Malay cuisine, Indian food and Chinese zichar (wok stir-fry). If you’re not squeamish, try some clay pot frog’s legs, which resembles chicken and tastes great with spring onions, ginger and chilli.
You’d have to be somewhat lucky to be able to catch my last couple of recommendations – Ujikaji Records and Horizon99 . The former is a music label specialising in independent Southeast Asian music and organises experimental music concerts, while the latter organises raves with great music and just got featured on Vice . I think Singapore has an unfair reputation for being dull and straight-laced but if you know where to look, there’s plenty of exciting stuff happening.
Song-Ming Ang – Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme is currently on show as part of Venice Art Biennale 2019, which takes place until 24 November 2019. Discover more at nac.gov.sg .