MAGAZINE N° 16
Waka boeng mi Mati! Until we meet again!
Popular Places wouldn’t be Popular Places if it wasn’t because of your stunning pictures! You will be deeply missed, but I know you’re in good hands now and you finally found peace.
Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I’ll miss you deeply.
Until we meet again my dear friend!
My deepest condolences go out to his wife Hilleen & daughter Joena Neles. We’ve lost a dear friend during the preparation of this edition. Therefore we skipped the Editorial to announce our great loss.
15 may 1969 - 26 november 2018
May his soul rest in Peace
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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, 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
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
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
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
“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
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
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