Singapore Bhutan Direct Flight Starts

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Expanding Bhutan’s air connectivity to 5 countries, a direct air link between Singapore and Bhutan was established after national airline Druk Air flew its inaugural flight to the island state, on Tuesday.

Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck was on board as chief guest, leading a delegation, compromising of DHI, Druk Air, and government representatives, among others.

The Village Hostess

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For the last 13 years, Jordhen has been entertaining guests in her old two-storied traditional house in Bangbangla village in Gongdue Gewog, Mongar. Her work is to feed guests coming to the Gewog, and also provide shelter, if they choose to stay at her house.

Jordhen is the village’s Tosop, a responsibility given by the local government.

Druk Air – Royal Bhutan Airlines

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Stepping out of its self imposed isolation, Bhutan felt the need to open up the skies. And so, the concept of a national airline was born on April 5, 1981. Druk Air began operations on February 11, 1983, from Paro, a picturesque valley in western Bhutan, a 65 km drive away from the capital, Thimphu. At the time, Paro had a little airstrip for helicopters.