News: Government

Concerts set to return to Singapore Indoor Stadium

The Singapore Indoor Stadium will see its first large-scale live concert since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, when Taiwanese singing star A-lin performs there on 28th May.…

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Apr 7, 2022 Entertainment / Events / Government / Safety / Venues /


Hong Kong Disneyland looks to 21st April reopening with easing of Covid rules

Hong Kong Disneyland is set to reopen on 21st April as the Government of the Special Administrative Region relaxes social distancing rules. Hong Kong Commerce and Economic Development…

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Mar 30, 2022 Attractions / Government / Safety / Tourism /


FINA strips Russian city of Kazan of 25-metre World Swimming Championships

Russia’s further isolation from the international sporting world following its invasion of Ukraine has seen world swimming governing body FINA strip the city of Kazan of its hosting…

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Mar 25, 2022 ByNigel Benton Aquatics / Events / Government /


China’s latest COVID outbreak forces closure of Shanghai Disneyland

With COVID-19 cases spreading across China, Shanghai Disney Resort was closed again on Monday as the nation's most populous city tried to contain its biggest Coronavirus flareup in two…

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Mar 22, 2022 Attractions / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Singapore Government announces plan to encourage physical activity and bring back mass participation events

Singapore Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong has revealed a S$20 million (US$14.75 million) plan to reinvigorate the nation’s physical activity, bring people back to…

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Mar 18, 2022 Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Bali reopens to overseas tourists with no country restrictions

The Indonesian Government has reopened Bali to all foreign tourists with direct international flights to the popular tourist destination resuming - for the first time in two years - as of…

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Feb 7, 2022 Government / Safety / Tourism /


Thailand introduces new international tourist arrival tax

The Government of Thailand is introducing a new tourist tax of 300 THB (US$10) for all overseas visitors starting in April. The tax was announced last week and will take effect after being…

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Jan 25, 2022 ByJoe Cusmano Finance / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Indian amusement park operators call for official permission to remain open during COVID surge

Amid a surge in infections driven by the Omicron variant, the Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI) is calling on India’s state governments to give theme and…

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Jan 13, 2022 Attractions / Government / Safety / Tourism /



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