Druk Air and Changi Airport of Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start direct flights between Singapore and Bhutan from May 17 this year. According to the memorandum Druk Air will fly to Singapore twice a week.
The proposal to build a golf course in Ura, Bumthang, has been rejected by the government. The golf course has been rejected on grounds that it would affect community grazing activity in Shingkhar, and the water supply of a hydropower unit in Ura. A government agency found that almost the entire golf course would be […]
The far flung Gasa Dzongkhag will be bustling with activities as the second Takin festival kicks off today at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Park (JDWNP) with the aim to develop and promote wellness tourism.
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 […]
Here is a short history of 3 structures built in the early 20th century under the patronage of the local chief, Dzongpon Kunzang Thinley. Two of these structures were built in the courtyard of the Tashichhodzong, and one in its proximity. While one of them has been demolished, two are still standing.
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The Royal Wedding of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan will be held on October 13, 2011, with the celebrations covering three days, from October 13 to 15, 2011. The Royal Wedding will not be a media show and the celebrations will not be an ostentatious event of pomp and […]
Takin, Bhutan’s national animal may find a home at the Smithsonian Institution’s national zoo in Washington DC if all goes well.
About 35 tigers roam the jungles of the Royal Manas National Park showed the outcome of Bhutan’s tiger conservation efforts. This estimate was revealed yesterday as Bhutan joined the 13 tiger range countries to observe the International Tiger Day and raise awareness on the plight of the big cats in the wild.
In Bumthang, the members of the Beekeepers’ Association of Bhutan are busy harvesting honey around this time of the year. This is the first harvest of the year. The second lot of honey will be harvested in September.