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Hilarious Finalists Of The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Batuangus Nature Reserve, Indonesia © Katy Laveck Foster / CWPA / Barcroft Images

The finalists for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been revealed, and they are as hilarious as usual.

There were more than 3,500 entries from 86 countries, with a total of 40 finalists announced, ranging from penguins going to church to a pair of monkeys zooming off on a motorcycle.

The winners will be announced on December 14. Which is your favourite?

2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Final 40

Three king penguins approach the only church on South Georgia Island © Carl Henry / CWPA / Barcroft Images

2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Final 40

Baby Dormouse on a yarrow flower in Monticelli Brusati, Italy © Andrea Zampatti / CWPA / Barcroft Images

2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Final 40

Outsourcing Seatbelt Checks © Graeme Guy / CWPA / Barcroft Images

2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Final 40

WTF? © George Cathcart / CWPA / Barcroft Images

Animals Caught in Compromising Positions

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‘A tough day at the office’ © Angela Bohlke

 

While there may be plenty of prestigious (read: serious) photography awards these days, there’s no doubt that most of us would agree that the most endearing is the ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.’

While we’re so used to seeing nature in compelling shots that frame plenty of magazine covers, we rarely get to see the other side – something that’s more adorable, and downright goofy. That’s what this annual competition is about: showcasing Mother Nature’s comedic side.

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Food Etiquette Around the World

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As a traveller, food etiquette may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you visit a new country. But don’t be naive to this, there are certain things individuals may find offensive overseas which would seem totally acceptable in other cultures.

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Marathons: Setting Goals

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With a rapidly-growing list of marathons and fun runs that keep popping up almost every week in Singapore, it’ll only be a matter of time before leisure runners (and even non athletic types) will start taking part in one. But if you haven’t run a marathon (or long distance) before, there are things to keep in mind when preparing for one.

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Affordable Ways To Travel To The World’s Most Expensive Places

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Is your travel bucket list filled with spots like Iceland, France, and Hawaii? While the costs fluctuate due to exchange rates, here are some tips to get the most bang out of your buck in these destinations.

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Airlines That Offer Free Internet

We have become a society that is virtually almost always connected and dependant on the internet. Luckily, for the people who don’t enjoy the disconnected feeling on planes and are budget conscious, more and more airlines are offering free internet. There are currently only a portion of airlines who offer this service, JetBlue Airways being the first airline to offer this service, but hopefully this will spark a change for free Wi-Fi on more airlines.

The airlines that offer free internet are:

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Meet These Working Dogs on Your Next Trip

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It is hard to imagine a world with no cuddly, loyal dogs by our side. Dogs have been our companion for hundreds of years not only as a domestic pet, but assisting us in crucial jobs. Dogs have helped soldiers, the blind, police and many more. Some even make travelling more fun.

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US and UK ban cabin electronics on selected inbound flights

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Just yesterday, the US and UK have announced new carry-on restrictions banning laptops (and electronic devices larger than mobile phone, or measuring 16 x 9.3cm) on certain passenger flights.

The requirement forbids passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and even cameras larger than mobile phones into the cabin. All such devices – except medical devices – must be checked in.

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Mar/Apr 2017 Issue Out Now!

cover65Our Short Break + Urban Adventure Issue is out!

Whether you’re exploring the jungles in Borneo, the pristine islands all over Southeast Asia, or checking out the ancient culture of Indochina and Papua New Guinea, this issue’s ‘short break’ trips need not be far from home. If you’re itching to travel, we’ve also got a number of destinations in Europe where you can enjoy its breathtaking landscape without being too far from cities in our ‘urban adventure’ section.

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Convert Your Unused Foreign Currency Into Gift Vouchers

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Do you often come back from your travels with plenty of loose change in foreign currencies? And you don’t know what to do with them?

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