Thursday, July 28, 2016

Macao is one of the venues in the movie Now You See Me, part 2, starting Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson



Macao is one of the venues for the second part of the 2013 box office hit movie Now You See Me, called Now You See Me 2.

In Now You See Me 2, an all-star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson head to Asia in their latest exciting adventure.

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HOLLYWOOD STARS IN MACAO

In his movie, Macao is the setting for much of the action as the master magicians known as the Four Horsemen - Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan - return for their most daring and astounding caper ever.

Together with London and New York, Macao is one of the three main destinations showcased in the film, which showcases everything from Macao's street vendors and people playing mah-jongg on the streets to luxury hotels, both sides of Macao's “east-meets-west” personality.

THE PERFECT VENUE FOR A MOVIE



For Jon Chu, who directed Now You See Me 2, Macao was the perfect place to set many of the film's central scenes.

He said: “Macao is an exotic, beautiful, strange mix of Portuguese architecture and Chinese culture, with Las Vegas thrown in for good measure. Everywhere you point the camera is gorgeous. The feeling and the texture of the place embody the spirit of what this movie is about.” 

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Talking about his decision to shoot on location, Chu says, “You can't duplicate the streets of Macao. Every detail is important, from the tiles on the sidewalks to locals putting up their laundry.

All Macao photos courtesy of the Macao Tourism Government Office


The world's most expensive beaches are in French Polynesia, the Seychelles and Okinawa


Package holiday specialists TravelBird have released a study offering the most comprehensive information regarding summer holidays: a Beach Price Index of 250 of the world’s most popular beachfronts. 

The Beach Price Index calculates the cost of a day at each seafront, allowing travellers to worry less about the costs of their break and focus more on having an amazing travel experience. As a company which prides itself in constantly inspiring holidaymakers, TravelBird’s Beach Price Index arms travellers with ample information for their perfect beach get-away.

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FROM 900 BEACHES
TO 250 BEACHES IN 66 COUNTRIES

To create the ranking, TravelBird began with a list of 900 of the world’s most popular seasides and whittled the list down to 250 of the best beaches from 66 countries worldwide.

Then they calculated the cost of a day at each, factoring in average costs for the following:

1) Sun cream
2) A bottle of water
3) A beer
4) Ice-cream
5) Lunch

All prices are calculated by standardising the sizes of products, and with monetary transactions true to exchange rates on 1st July 2016.

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE BEACHES IN THE WORLD

The world's 10 most expensive beaches are: 

1
La Plage de Maui
Tahiti French Polynesia 
US$60.13  

2
Mareto Plage Publique
Moorea French Polynesia 
US$58.36 

3
Anse Vata
Noumea New Caledonia 
US$56.11 

4
Anse Georgette
Praslin Seychelles  
US$54.25 

5
Anse Soleil Beach
Seychelles 
US$54.18 

6
Beau Vallon
Mahe Seychelles
US$53.13 

7
Poe Beach
New Caledonia 
US$52.99 

8
Nishihama Beach
Okinawa, Japan
US$52.09 

9
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Okinawa, Japan 
US$50.75 

10
Main Beach
East Hampton, New York
US$48.85 

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PRICE OF SUNCARE PRODUCTS

The beach with the most affordable suncare products is Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An (Vietnam) at US$2.01, whilst the most expensive were Beau Vallon, Anse Georgette and Anse Soleil, all found in the Seychelles, where sincere products cost approximately $27.08.

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PRICE OF WATER

The beach with the most affordable water is Palolem Beach, Goa (India) costing US$0.22, with the most expensive being Enterprise Beach and Mullins Beach in Barbados at US$2.63.

PRICE OF BEER

The beach with the most affordable beer is Navagio, Zakynthos (Greece) at US$1.49, with the most expensive being Mareto Plage Publique, Moorea (French Polynesia) at US$7.62.

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Ms Universe Pageant 2017 to be held in Manila on January 30, 2017


As I literally began my descent into Hokkaido earlier today, landing in Sapporo's New Chitose International Airport, living a #Travelife, our Travelife Magazine team led by Marketing Manager Ron Hernandez was attending an intimate press conference with the Department of Tourism (DOT) officials in real-time discussing the breaking news of the day: 

The Philippines is set to host the next Ms. Universe beauty pageant for 2017 in Manila this January 30, 2017. 

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A FISCALLY SOUND PLAN
FOR HOSTING THE MS. UNIVERSE PAGEANT

According to the message I received from the Travelife Magazine team straight from the DOT Secretary's office via WiFi in the sky of Japan Airlines, the Philippine government will not spend a single peso on this event as everything will be sponsored and hosted by private corporations.

Congratulations to the Philippines and our very best wishes for the success of this international event, from all of us at Travelife Magazine, the leading travel & lifestyle publication.


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