Suriname Through A Camera Lens

Suriname Through A Camera Lens

March 25, 2020

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.

The First Radio Station

The First Radio Station

March 20, 2020

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 Healing Power of The Amazon

The Healing Power of The Amazon

March 17, 2020

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 Lives On Through His Art

Erwin Lives On Through His Art

March 14, 2020

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.

Suriname The Movie

Suriname The Movie

March 8, 2020

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.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

March 5, 2020

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

Festival of Colours

Festival of Colours

March 3, 2020

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

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

Make sure you don’t miss out on the Airport Courtesy Service ⎮ Suriname

Make sure you don’t miss out on the Airport Courtesy Service ⎮ Suriname

June 19, 2018

The Airport Courtesy Service is a great solution for those who want to arrive in Suriname without worries. The service will let you start your journey peaceful and relaxed. Upon your arrival you will be welcomed by a personal assistant who helps you with the quick handling of all customs formalities –all with priority relative … Read More

Goejaba Soap ⎮ Suriname

Goejaba Soap ⎮ Suriname

May 19, 2018

On the banks of the Suriname River, south of the Afobakadam, about 170 km from Paramaribo lies the village of Goejaba. The village can only be reached by boat and counts about 5000 inhabitants. Just across the village, on a stretch of land of about 7 hectares (17 acres), is a jatropha plantation. Villagers extract … Read More

Traveling in your own country Suriname … Destination Galibi

Traveling in your own country Suriname … Destination Galibi

April 9, 2018

The beauty of Suriname is you can easily get away from the busyness of the city by getting on a bus and travelling to nearby districts, for instance Marowijne.  It is July. This is the month that the sea turtles travel 1,000 kilometers to their place of birth to lay their eggs. These sea turtles … Read More

Marina Resort Waterland ⎮ Suriname

Marina Resort Waterland ⎮ Suriname

March 12, 2018

Sail into Suriname with your own yacht and you’ll likely end up at Marina Resort Waterland. Suriname’s only full fledged Marina is located some 30 miles upstream from the mouth of the Suriname river. In this lovely fresh water paradise in one of Suriname’s historically rich districts namely Para we find Waterland Marina and Resort … Read More

Spanhoek Boutique Hotel ⎮ Suriname

Spanhoek Boutique Hotel ⎮ Suriname

February 23, 2018

Cozy comfort with a modern Caribbean vibe in the Centre of Paramaribo Located in the heart of Paramaribo, Spanhoek Boutique Hotel provides an amazing and unique combination of an energetic yet comfortable and serene environment. This lovely hotel offers a handy and strategic location, a stone’s throw away from several clothing stores, casino’s, bars, clubs, … Read More

Brokopondo Kayak Tour

Brokopondo Kayak Tour

January 28, 2018

A wonderfully complete 9-day canoe trip for all ages across the Brokopondo reservoir in Suriname! Step into the world of tropical rainforests with the people behind NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL’s first documentary. Enjoy nature in its purest form, and take up the challenge of dense rainforests, beautiful rivers and the fascinating Brokopondo reservoir. Because a dam … Read More

Red Howler Monkey⎜Suriname

Red Howler Monkey⎜Suriname

December 18, 2017

Red Howler Monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) are medium sized, slow moving monkeys. Their habitat is found in primary and secondary forests. They are often seen in groups consisting of 4 – 9 members. Red Howler Monkeys are social and terrestrial mammals, who are spending most of the day foraging. They are folivorous mammals, meaning that they … Read More

Meet the Dolphins with Celestial Beauty Tours⎜Suriname

Meet the Dolphins with Celestial Beauty Tours⎜Suriname

July 2, 2017

Celestial beauty tours, is a young and dynamic tour company in Suriname, founded by Karamali Mohamed Raul. They offer several destinations in Suriname of which the most popular is Dolphin Spotting-Beach Tour.  Celestial beauty tours is a tour operator in Suriname that offers the Sunset Dolphin – Beach tour, a lovely and romantic tour while sunset. … Read More