MAGAZINE N° 19

In July 2019 Popular Places was acquired by the independent publisher Popular Media Group. Whether you are already familiar with this quarterly magazine or view it for the first time, there will be a new breeze to it. Over the past five years Popular Places has drawn many tourists to the native beauty of Suriname, portraying much of its nature’s undiscovered potential. Still known to relatively few and bound to be discovered by many more in coming years.

So far, Popular Places has displayed Suriname’s unique flora and fauna and from next editions on, will add to this by also portraying its rich cultures and moving history. Suriname’s beating hearts lie deep into its immense untouched rainforests and evenly so in its ethnic and cultural diverse population.

Popular Media Group wishes to thank the founder of Popular Places, Sylvie Dutoit for its creation and growth to what it is today. We share the same passion for Suriname and gladly accept ‘the torch’ to take to new heights and we wish Sylvie the best in her new endeavors.

Suriname is one of the worlds few remaining undiscovered gems with its magnificent potential already there. We at Popular Media Group are determined and exited to present Suriname to the world.

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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

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APETINA ⎪Suriname

APETINA ⎪Suriname

April 14, 2019

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

The Jaguar is our King ⎪Suriname

The Jaguar is our King ⎪Suriname

March 24, 2019

The Jaguar, in Suriname more known as tigri, is the largest cat species of the western hemisphere. In vigor she is close to the African lion and the Asian tigers. Despite her 3rd place of all big cats, the jaguar has the most powerful bite. With a single bite she manages to kill a meters … Read More

Sambel Trasie ⎪Suriname

Sambel Trasie ⎪Suriname

February 18, 2019

The Sambel Trasie group exists about 2 and a half years. After their start with short TV series, the group has dares to go for a theater show called ” Kasmaran ”, loosely translated LOVE, which was held in theater Thalia. With sold-out halls it was very easy to see that the group was loved … Read More

The Courtyard Children’s Foundation Suriname

The Courtyard Children’s Foundation Suriname

February 2, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo presents the Courtyard Children’s Foundation Suriname The mission of the foundation is to inspire and empower people to value children in Suriname, and bring supporting and mentoring to abused children to impact their lives positively. The hotel is inviting to their guest to collaborate with a $3 donation. Paramaribo, Suriname (August … Read More

Spotting Sea Turtles in Suriname

Spotting Sea Turtles in Suriname

January 18, 2019

Text: Hanneke Van Lavieren en Michael Hiwat (WWF) Photos: WWF The 2019 sea turtle nesting season is on its way again in Suriname (February – July 2019) providing a unique opportunity to see these endangered species in their natural environment, while supporting local tourism. When flying over the coast of Suriname it’s hard to imagine … Read More

Indigenous Peoples’ Day or Ingi Dei ⎪Suriname

Indigenous Peoples’ Day or Ingi Dei ⎪Suriname

August 9, 2018

“Ingi Dei” is an official holiday in Suriname that celebrates the Indigenous peoples. It is also celebrated across the United States, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities around the country. It began as a counter-celebration held on the same day as the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day, which honors … Read More

Asylum ⎪Suriname

August 2, 2018

Heavy metal is not any type of music that you would think about when talking about music in Suriname. However, the tropical heat seems to pair well with the agressive riffs and staccato percussion and the Surinamese underground rock and metal scene is on the rise. Recently on Saturday April 28, the Surinamese metal band … Read More

Lobster Fest at the Courtyard by Marriott in Suriname!

Lobster Fest at the Courtyard by Marriott in Suriname!

June 22, 2018

It’s time for another Lobster Fest at the Courtyard! After several successful Lobster Fest events, Courtyard Marriott Paramaribo is bringing you a special Keti Koti Edition Lobster Fest on Saturday June 30th at Meat Us Restaurant. Guests can enjoy a whole maine lobster, grilled in delicious Surinamese spices, including a fusion Surinamese appetizer and dessert. … Read More