Google Art Project

(The Dutch Proverbs in Gemaldegalerie) Google did it again! If you did love the technology of Google Street View, you’ll probably be excited about visiting the museums worldwide through your computer. ¬†Google Art Project has taken zoomable shots of 17 museums (including the amazing Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid) across the globe. (Another favorite,… Read more →

Be careful when you take photos in the UAE

(Under UAE law, the ownership of a photograph belongs to the subject of the image, while copyright law gives ownership to the photographer.) The recent news about residents and tourists being fined (and worse, imprisoned) because of prohibited taking of photographs is alarming. I especially empathized with the tourists whose main intention of visiting the emirates is to enjoy their… Read more →

I am guest blogging for Singapore’s community webpage

I was invited to be a guest blogger for Singapore’s blogger community webpage, one of the recent projects of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Arts (MICA). While I am not a Singaporean nor a resident of this charming country, my previous entries spoke how much I liked doing the tourist-y and non-tourist-y stuff there. I do join five other… Read more →