‘Flame-less’ Arts Festival draws thousands of spectators

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IF there was one thing different at the Flame Tree Arts Festival this year, it is the absence of the flaming flowers the festival has been named for. Albeit the island is still smarting from the scars Typhoon Soudelor left in its wake eight months later did not hinder thousands of people from flocking to …

Pika Festival: Getting hotter each year

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THE heat is on as daring contestants take their places and wait for the go signal to chew a hundred pieces of red hot peppers in one minute. At the go signal, the contestants start to chew the peppers one by one while judges keep count. The first three to finish their peppers are declared …