MAGAZINE N° 20
For many of us each new year earmarks a chance for renewal, whether it’s preparing for that marathon, finally starting your own business or taking the decision to visit suriname…
For us at Popular Media, 2020 is no exception as we started off with the previously announced new design for Popular Places suriname! With new columns as Popular taste, Popular Books and Popular Events, we introduce you to the diversity in food, literature and rich culture that Suriname has to offer.
Change also involves establishing sustainable partnerships. starting this year, Popular Places Suriname is the official travel magazine of SHATA (suriname hospitality and tourism association). Both shata and Popular Places are excited about this exclusive partnership and the increased exposure it will bring for suriname as tourist destination. it is a true win-win for the traveler and local community which proof is now in your hands: We managed to reach you through our extended distribution network, which now covers over 200 distribution points around the world. Wherever you are, we hope to appetize and convince you to consider suriname as your next travel destination.
Enjoy reading our first 2020 edition and for extended interviews, tourist testimonials and much more than this paperback can cover i warmly invite you to visit our renewed website www.popular-places.com or to follow us on social media. if you happen to be in Europe, look out for us on the itB (internationale tourismus-Borse) fair in Berlin from 4 to 8 March 2020 in the shata booth.
ABOUT POPULAR PLACES
This brand new travel magazine provides the contemporary traveler with some great stories, news and travel adventures of Suriname and the adjacent Caribbean region. It is an absolute must for those seeking to book their next holiday in Suriname. Together with its free subscription newsletter you don’t want to miss out on this reading opportunity. Full of tips, fun facts, history and culture, PopularPlaces Suriname & Caribbean is an excellent companion for today's savvy traveler
FROM OUR BLOG
I was only 2 years old when I left Suriname. An age where you would think memories could not have been formed yet. But from the moment I set foot back on Suriname soil, I knew otherwise.
My father John R. de Bye was born on 5 February 1907. He started his career with the Lands Radio Service of Suriname as a telegraph operator at the age of 17. When he retired in 1960, he held the post of Deputy Director of the Lands Telegraaf and Telefoondienst (National Telegraph and Telephone Service) … Read More
The Amazon rainforest is the greenest and one of the most biodiverse places on our planet. It spreads across nine countries namely Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guyana and Suriname covering 6.000.000 square kilometers
Erwin de Vries would have turned 90 on December 21 st, 2019. To commemorate this special day, his wife Lilian and two daughters Gudrun and Sabine organized a one-day exhibition.
In February 2020, the feature film SURINAME premiered in Suriname and in the Netherlands. The crime drama is the first movie of cinema giant Pathé in the Netherlands.
8 March was proclaimed and recognized as International Women’s Day. A historical milestone in the fight for recognition of women’s rights. A day that is commemorated annually where women focus on their women’s rights such as: their right to vote and to being elected; their right to paid work; their right to a life free … Read More
On the 9th of March Hindus all over the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours. The festival has gained tremendous popularity over the years and is widely celebrated in Suriname by people of all religion, ethnicity, age and gender. It conforms to what the essence and message of Holi really is: A celebration of … Read More
After 19 editions within 5 years it was time for innovation! We have listened to our readers and worked on a number of changes in recent months.
Imagine a quiet village on a gentle hill. Roofs mostly made of palm leaves, some zinc ones in between, widely spread underneath big trees. Smoke of wood fires slowly mixing with the vapour of the rainforest. A welcoming smell of barbecued fish and the sound of vivid sula’s, (rapids), in the Tapanahoni River. Any visitor … Read More