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The City of London is turning into an open air theatre in October, Singapore’s Changi Airport is going to get a lot bigger as plans for T5 take shape and more in top stories of the day.
The City of London is turning into an open air theatre in October
If you’ve ever ventured into the City of London on the weekend, you’ll know that it’s a ghost town, with tumbleweed rolling across its spotless pavements as paralytic bottomless brunchers stagger to Farringdon station. But on Saturday October 15, the eerie and skyscraper-shaded streets of the Square Mile will be transformed into an open-air festival as part of the City’s bid to become a cultural destination to rival the South Bank.
The City’s streets will fill with more than 200 performers, from 30 independent theatre companies, putting on shows at various points across the City for a day of interactive theatre. Running from dawn to dusk, the event will use street theatre to bring the area’s millennia-long history to life, and invite visitors to explore the hidden streets of the City. The event is part of the £2.5 million Destination City project which aims to power the Square Mile’s recovery from the pandemic, which left it deserted.
Singapore’s Changi Airport is going to get a lot bigger as plans for T5 take shape.
Singapore’s Changi Airport has long been considered a destination in itself, so much more than just a generic space one passes through to hop on a plane and fly somewhere else.
Now, as travelers return to the city-state and its much-hyped airport following the lifting of pandemic-related travel restrictions earlier this year, Singapore officials are focused on the future — and that includes expansion. Details have recently been revealed for Terminal 5, with officials promising a space that is a social extension of Singapore rather than just another piece of transport infrastructure.
Construction of T5 will kick off in about two years, with the facility expected to open to travelers in the mid-2030s. T5 design takes into account the recent pandemic challenges, and can be scaled up and down, allowing officials to isolate passengers from different flights to limit cross infection. The airport will also feature contactless systems at passenger touchpoints, as well as enhanced ventilation systems. In terms of sustainability, the airport terminal will feature solar panels and smart building management systems. District cooling combined with thermal energy storage will be deployed in the terminal building.
Get ready for Jodhpur RIFF this October
October is a good time to visit Jodhpur. Not only there’ll be a nip in the air, but the city will also be abuzz with activities and visitors from all over the world for the Jodhpur RIFF 2022 from October 6-10, 2022. Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival) is an annual music and art festival endorsed by UNESCO as a People’s Platform for Creativity and Sustainable Development.
The international folk festival is here to promote traditional folk music and arts. The venue for this festival is the famous Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Folk artists from Rajasthan and all over the world will be there to showcase their special performances. Jodhpur RIFF is not just about music, you can expect to see fantastic shows for both children and adults.
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