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Oil prices steady as coronavirus-related demand concerns weigh - Reuters

Oil prices steady as coronavirus-related demand concerns weigh - Reuters:Oil prices were little changed on Monday as concerns of falling fuel demand caused by the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China were offset by expectations that output cuts from major producers will tighten crude supply.Brent crude LCOc1 was at $57.27 a barrel, down 5 cents by 0754 GMT after rising 5.2% last week, the biggest weekly gain since September 2019.U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 rose 3 c...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Singapore, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia

A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countr...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, Bali, Australia, China, Singapore, Uncategorized, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, Phnom Penh, Guam, Holland America Line

Why This Thai Event Never Stop Impress Us

Why This Thai Event Never Stop Impress Us We recently visited Singha Park Balloon Fiesta in Chiang Rai and it is getting bigger and better. While many events in Malaysia and Singapore is either postponed or cancelled, it didn’t stop the annual International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Singha Park Thailand. While most travellers are thinking whether it is safe to travel to Thailand, the Singha Park Balloon Fiesta 2020 never stop impress us by having one of the biggest events in Thailand despite ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Singapore, Events, Thailand, Malaysia, Headline, Bangkok, Others, Thailand - Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Suan Tung Lae Khom Chiang Rai Park, ` Khon, Singha Park Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Singha Park, Mae Korn Amphoe Chiang Rai

Princess Cruises outlines plan for end of coronavirus quarantine as US evacuates Americans

The U.S. will evacuate the American passengers on board Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess, the U.S. Embassy in Japan announced Saturday.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, US, Usa Today, U S Embassy

Flawed coronavirus test kits sent to Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric earnings jump 33.7%, Hawaiian group sues over Mauna Kea access road, Florence Puana dies at 100, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Legal observers on Mauna Kea access road on July 20, 2019 ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaiians sue over use of Mauna Kea Access Road. Three Native Hawaiian beneficiaries sued the state today claiming that it has violated the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act by using Mauna Kea Access Road without any compensation. Star-Advertiser.Lawsuit questions state’s authority over Maunakea Access Road. A Native Hawaiian advocacy group has sued the state for its management of the land around the Maunakea Acce...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Obama, Barack Obama, Hawaii, Tokyo, Associated Press, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Josh Green, State

The most remote train journeys

Train travel has a fresh spotlight on the tourism stage thanks to movements in slow and sustainable travel. One of our greenest choices, trains make us nomads back on the ground level. It’s a strange, meditative speed with ample time to process and daydream. Trains also allow us to roam where roads don’t go and gaze on things planes don’t see. These epic train adventures epitomize this spirit, giving us the best of both journey and destination. 1. Trans-Siberian Railway — Russia, Mongolia, a...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, China, Trains, Russia, Singapore, Africa, Toronto, Thailand, Beijing, Malaysia, Moscow

Coronavirus: Quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship to let some passengers off early; 44 new cases confirmed

Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess, which has been quarantined in Japan due to 218 coronavirus cases, will let some passengers off the ship early.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, Usa Today

Travel News: February 14, 2020

Italian Shipyard Delivers Virgin Voyages First Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady Cruise Critic The Italian shipyard Fincantieri presented Scarlet Lady, the first of four planned cruise ships for Virgin Voyages, at a ceremony in Genoa today. The 2,770-passenger ship will then sail to Liverpool on the 24th where it will spend the night before beginning its transatlantic voyage to New York, where it will host a showcase event in mid-March. The ship will then head to Miami where it will be christen...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, New York, China, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Liverpool, Alaska, Italy, Miami, Venice, West Coast, Seattle, Caribbean

STR: Asia Pacific hotel construction up 14.1% in January

STR's hotel pipeline data for the Asia Pacific region showed 2,021 projects accounting for 441,819 rooms in construction as of the end of January 2020. This represented a 14.1% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline. A majority of the region's rooms in construction are in three segments. Of those three, upper midscale projects represented the largest percentage increase (+24.2%) in activity year over year. 1. Upscale: 110,855 rooms 2....
Tags: Travel, Japan, Indonesia, China, India, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Vietnam

Village of Illumination at Singha Park Chiang Rai

Village of Illumination at Singha Park Chiang Rai Asia’s Largest Light Festival will be coming to Thailand end of this year. Yesterday, we were invited to the launch of the ‘Village of Illumination’, a new light festival happening at Singha Park Chiang Rai Thailand by Index Creative Village, one of the largest event companies in Thailand. The Village of Illumination at Singha Park Chiang Rai will be Asia’s Largest Light Festival. The Village of Illumination at Singha Park will be...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Events, Thailand, Korea, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Thailand - Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Singha Park, Lamborghini Spotted, White Temple Wat Rong Kun Review, Sato, Suan Tung Lae Khom Chiang Rai ParkOver, Chiang RaiSakura Cherry Blossom

Holland America Westerdam Finally Allowed To Dock In Cambodia

Holland America Westerdam had been idling off the coast of Japan for over a week amid fears of the novel coronavirus.  Nowhere to turn and no port to dock. How The Westerdam Saga Began On February 1, Holland America’s Westerdam untied the ropes and departed Read More The post Holland America Westerdam Finally Allowed To Dock In Cambodia appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Japan, Cambodia, Cruise News, Holland America, Westerdam, Coronavirus, Holland America Westerdam, Holland America 's Westerdam

$1.9B radar dropped from budget, Hawaii woman on cruise ship contracts coronavirus, Blangiardi running for Honolulu mayor, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Wind turbines in Hawaii ©2020 All Hawaii News Renewable energy rises 28% in 2019, Hawaiian Electric says. Hawaiian Electric said its use of renewable energy in 2019 increased over 2018 despite the unavailability of geothermal on the Big Island, and significantly lower wind energy production. Star-Advertiser.Hawaiian Electric Puts Activist Fund Manager On Board. The once-critical investor changed his tone on Wednesday. Civil Beat.=====Budget drops $1.9B radar. Funding for the $1.9 billion ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Defense, Hawaii, Catholic, Bill, Lockheed Martin, Hyundai, Medicaid, Lanai, Big Island, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, U S Environmental Protection Agency

Holland America Westerdam Finally Allowed to Dock in Cambodia

Holland America Westerdam has been floating off the coast of Japan for nearly a week amid fears of the novel coronavirus.   How the Westerdam saga began On February 1, Holland America’s Westerdam untied the ropes and departed from Hong Kong on a 14-day cruise.  The Read More The post Holland America Westerdam Finally Allowed to Dock in Cambodia appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Japan, Cambodia, Cruise News, Holland America, Westerdam, Coronavirus, Holland America Westerdam

This Cruise Ship Has the Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate in the World

The number of patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus aboard a quarantined cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan has continued to rise—making the ship the largest cluster of the deadly virus outside China. An additional 44 cases of the illness were identified on the Diamond Princess on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections to 218. That accounts for more than one third of all cases detected outside mainland China. With nearly 6% of the 3,711 passengers and crew members no...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Japan, News, China, Uncategorized, Cambodia, Portland Oregon, Yen, Yokohama Japan, U S Centers for Disease Control, Japan Times, Guam, Wuhan China, Overnight, Thailand Taiwan

Lake Kawaguchiko Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji From our first glimpse out the train window it was with us all day. Gorgeous majestic atmospheric. Admiration for the mountain appears in Japan's earliest recorded literature and it's easy to see why. I recommend staying overnight at Lake Ka
Tags: Travel, Japan, Lake Kawaguchiko Mount Fuji


Our second full day in Japan we caught an early train they're all early trains to Nikko to visit the Toshogu Shrine. Nikko itself was also quite lovely cool and forested and the town was super cute. Tshg is a lavishly ornate Shint complex wi
Tags: Travel, Japan, Nikko, Toshogu Shrine Nikko

Touch N Go RFID Fitment Centres Are Closed

Touch N Go RFID Fitment Centres Are Closed We all know that Touch ‘n Go RFID tags will be priced at RM 35 for purchase at fitment centres nationwide from 15th February 2020. As usual, Malaysians are ‘last minute’ kings so everyone is rushing to the nearest Touch ‘n Go RFID Fitment Centres before the deadline. Guess what? All Touch ‘n Go RFID Fitment Centres are closed from 12th to 14th February 2020. We didn’t do our Touch ‘n Go RFID yet and wanted to fix it today since we print...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Malaysia, Headline, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Lee, Facebook Page, Sunway Velocity, TouristsDaiso Japan Malaysia

Courtship customs around the world

Though easier than ever, dating today can feel formulaic: Meet on a dating app, maybe in a bar. Exchange numbers. Exchange texts. Meet for drinks, maybe coffee. Then fade into each other’s contact lists, rinse, and repeat with the next match from said dating app. Even in the Tinder era, however, there’s more to courtship than swiping right. It just depends on where in the world you are. If you’re looking for some flirty inspiration this Valentine’s Day, keep these seven traditional courtship ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Texas, Romance, Wales, Australia, California, Mexico, US, United States, Sydney, Poland, Ohio, Melbourne, Customs

Structurally cheaper LNG should displace coal from Japan, and broader Asia: Russell - Reuters

Structurally cheaper LNG should displace coal from Japan, and broader Asia: Russell - Reuters:The collapse in the spot price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia is a short-term phenomenon that may well end up having a longer-term impact, especially on thermal coal.The spot price dropped to $2.95 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) for the week ended Feb. 7, the lowest price in records stretching back to 2010.It has lost 57% of its value since the pre-winter peak of $6.80 per mmBtu in mi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Russell Reuters

6 recommended spots for your trip to Tokyo

Given that Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world, home to over 36 million people, over 4,000 temples and shrines, and limitless attractions, things to do and see and places to eat, it can feel like an overwhelming place to visit. Don’t skip it, though! A little insider knowledge makes all the difference […] The post 6 recommended spots for your trip to Tokyo appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Hotels, Accommodation, Attractions, Tokyo, Regions, Going Out

Aape by BAPE Store Dubai Mall

Aape by BAPE Store Dubai Mall We blogged about BAPE Store opening in Malaysia and let’s share our visit to Aape by BABE Store in Dubai Mall UAE last year. We all know BAPE is a popular Japanese clothing brand founded by Nigo in Ura-Harujuku in 1993. There are 19 stores in Japan including including Bape Stores, Bape Pirate Stores, Bape Kids Stores, Bapexclusive Aoyama, and Bapexclusive Kyoto. This is the only official BAPE store in Dubai. The Aape by BABE Store is loca...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Malaysia, Dubai, Headline, UAE - Dubai, Bape, AAPE, Nigo, Rock Cafe Dubai, BAPE Store, Ura Harujuku, BAPE Store Dubai Mall, BAPE Store Dubai, BABE Store, Dubai Mall UAE

Best scuba diving sites near Tokyo

This summer, literally the entire world will be heading to Tokyo. If you’re among the hundreds of thousands of people planning to hit the summer Olympics during July and August, chances are that at some point you’re going to want a peaceful escape from the perpetual crowds. Sure, Japan is full of tranquil onsen spas, and there’s plenty of opportunities for forest bathing, but nowhere really provides peace, silence, and isolation like the undersea world. We talked to the experts at PADI — the ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Unesco, Peru, Tokyo, Diving, St Lucia, Caribbean, Beaches, Honshu, All, Okinawa, Izu peninsula, Dominica, Hayakawa, Ishigaki Island

BAPE Store is Opening at KLCC

BAPE Store is Opening at KLCC A Bathing Ape or BAPE is a popular Japanese clothing brand founded by Nigo in Ura-Harujuku in 1993. There are 19 stores in Japan including including Bape Stores, Bape Pirate Stores, Bape Kids Stores, Bapexclusive Aoyama, and Bapexclusive Kyoto. There are also stores located in Hong Kong, New York City, London, Paris, Taipei, Los Angeles, China, Bangkok and Singapore. BAPE Store will be opening at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. There are some people st...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Featured, Shopping, Malaysia, Headline, Bangkok, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Louis Vuitton, Wendy, KLCC, iOi City Mall, Bape, Nigo

7 Reasons To Join Nikko Day Tour from Tokyo

7 Reasons To Join Nikko Day Tour from Tokyo  When we meet our friends, we always talk about travel. As we travel to Japan often, some of our friends felt that Tokyo is just another city in Japan. We travelled to Tokyo three times and recently, we did day tours from Tokyo to places like Mount Fuji and Nikko. It is always ideal to stay one night or two in places like Mount Fuji or Nikko but most of us didn’t have the luxury of time to do so hence day tour is the best option. 1.The ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Taiwan, Tokyo, Headline, Torii, Mount Fuji, Nikko, Nikko National Park, Lake Chuzenji, Mount Nantai, Kegon Falls, Shinjuku Washington, Japan - Nikko, Toshogu Shrine Lake Chuzenji Kegon Falls

What It Feels Like to Travel

The article on MSN Travel Voices featured a young African American woman traveling in Japan. Here are some of her thoughts and observations
Tags: Travel, Japan, MSN Travel Voices

Legislative leaders introduce Native Hawaiian reconciliation measures, Chinese seek asylum from coronavirus, lawmakers want to tighten gun laws, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Native Hawaiian oli at Mauna Kea ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Lawmakers Want State To Reconcile With Native Hawaiians. Resolution would create a “blue ribbon commission” to establish a new relationship based on trust. Civil Beat.Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here? The protests are seen as part of a long push toward more self-determination for Native Hawaiians, but there is little consensus on how best to achieve that. Civil Beat.=====Pearl Harbor co...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Navy, Senate, China, US, United States, Hawaii, House, Iowa, Bill, Kilauea, Pearl Harbor, Medicaid, County, Federal Aviation Administration

New Shinkansen will travel at 311mph

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka is a two and a half hour journey, but soon — well, in 17 years — it might take just 67 minutes. A new initiative called the Linear Project is being developed by the Japan Railways Group to facilitate travel across Japan at record-breaking speeds. The project would revolve around the Linear bullet train, which initially runs on wheels before gathering enough speed to retract its wheels and continue running while levitating four inches above the ground. The eliminati...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Trains, Tokyo, Osaka, Shinkansen, All, Nagoya, Bullet Trains, Japan Railways Group

Where to try kaiseki

In A Simple Art , Shizuo Tsuji’s treatise on Japanese cooking, the author writes, “Japanese cuisine is deceptively simple, its ingredients are but two: a rather delicate stock (dashi) made from konbu (giant kelp) and flakes of dried bonito, and shoyu, Japanese soy sauce.” In 2013, Japanese was designated as an intangible element of Japan’s cultural heritage by UNESCO. Today, Japanese cuisine inspires menus the world over, and restaurants serving Japanese food are some of the most highly regard...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Unesco, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kaiseki, Japanese culture, Kyoto, Nagano, All, Japanese Food, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist, Hassun, Naka, Zen Buddhist

How to say ‘I love you’ in 68 countries

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if there is one thing you need to be prepared for on February 14, it is to say “I love you.” Whether your special someone does not speak the same language as you do, and you want to make sure you get your point across, or you simply want to impress your beloved on this romantic day by giving them a world tour of this beautiful sentiment, here is how to say “I love you” in 70 languages. Africa Ethiopia: In Ethiopia, you would say, ewedihale lehu (...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Greece, Wales, Indonesia, Montana, Mexico, France, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Israel, Spain, Catalonia

Eating My Way Around Oklahoma City in 6 Bites

Food has always been an important part of the travel experience, that’s nothing new. What is somewhat new is the ability to find creative and delicious cuisine almost anywhere you go, not just in the world’s major cities. This culinary shift has also deeply impacted Oklahoma City, a fact I learned during a recent visit. I was there to properly experience the city, which I had driven through on my trip along Route 66 and for me, food was an important part of that second visit. There weren’t ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, United States, Brussels, Oklahoma, North America, Mediterranean, Destinations, Good Eats, Oklahoma City, North America/hawaii, Jeff, Patton, Liege, Goro, Cattlemen

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