An amusement park in Guilin, China, is offering discounted tickets to women who wear short skirts, attracting more visitors as well as criticism.
Many women who are 18 and older buy the discounted tickets during the summer – the peak season for the park, according to Huang Min, a publicity staff member of the Guilin Merryland Resort in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. The normal price of admission is 110 yuan (Bt550). Women who wear skirts that are shorter than 38 centimetres can get a 50 per cent discount. – China Daily/ANN
Go thirsty before you fly
Spending time in a New York airport can be an expensive experience as food and drink often costs even more than in pricey Manhattan. A 20-ounce bottle of cola costs around US$2.50 (Bt80) in JFK and La Guardia airports compared to approximately $1.80 in Manhattan. The cheapest eating option is generally one of the many fast-food chains operating in the airports. Many Americans also fill up bottles of water from the numerous drinking water fountains situated in public places.
Dinos down under
Backpackers holidaying in Queensland can now learn more about dinosaurs thanks to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum, which is home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. There are also walking tours of the 1,800-hectare museum site, situated on a large natural flattop plateau about 20 kilometres from Winton. The museum is open daily from 8.30am to 5pm. Visit www.AustralianAgeofDinosaurs.com.
Little Mermaid gets a beau
Copenhagen’s melancholic statue “The Little Mermaid”, the most famous public artwork in Denmark won't be lonely much longer, as she is about to a male companion more than a century after her installation in the Danish capital. Han, a stainless steel young male figure, is to perch on a steel rock in a similar pose in Helsingoer harbour across from Kronborg Castle, according to Visit Denmark. The new statue is the work of Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset and is located on the northern coast of the island of Seeland, a 45-minute drive from Copenhagen.
Riding with the Autobots
A 3D next generation ride through the world of the action film “Transformers” awaits visitors to Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles. Based on the popular movie franchise, the ride is 600-metres long and incorporates 14 screens. “Transformers” director Michael Bay worked on the ride with Universal Studios Hollywood where there are also attractions based on other blockbusters such as “Jurassic Park” and “King Kong”. Visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com/attractions/transformers-the-ride-3d.