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  • The horse races attracts over 20 000 people at the Champ de Mars every week. Ever since the first race day was organised on the 25th June 1812, horse racing has remained one of the most popular sports in Mauritius.      On that day, Maria Farquhar, wife of Sir Robert Farquhar, governor of Mauritius at the time, awarded a golden Cup to the owner of the winning horse of the...
  • Divali is a very popular festival in India and Mauritius. Known as Diwali or Deepavali, Divali comes from the Sanskrit term « rows of light ». It is known as the festival of light and celebrates the return of Ram to Ayodhya - a consecration of good over evil. On this auspicious day, Hindu families distribute cakes to the entire neighborhood. It is a priceless moment of sharing...
  • “La Cité Mécanique – When heritage preservation becomes an art” is the theme of the exhibit which was launched on September 21st at the new gallery 3A The Excellence of Art at United Docks Business Park, Caudan. The exhibit features the artworks of the photographer Axel Ruhomaully and visual artist Gaël Froget and will be open to the public until November...
  • The construction of the Granary at the water’s edge in Port Louis was started 90 years ago. The three-storey building, with an architectural style all its own, played an important role in the island’s economic and social life for many years. It’s not been used for its original purpose for many years now but is still standing, although in very poor condition. The question now...
  • Mauritians were by no means the first to use salt to preserve fish – the process dates back to Ancient Greek times. But they certainly discovered how to enhance the taste by steeping it in a tangy tomato sauce, creating a dish that has become a feature of local cuisine, Rougay pwason sale. Evasion has had the help of Mooroogun Coopen, Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa Executive...
  • Mauritius is the land of every colour under the sun – and not just in its landscape and its people but even in the eye-catching paintwork on many of the buses that operate in rural areas. They’ve even become part of local folklore, an artistic phenomenon full of references and flashes of humour. Bus individuels is how Mauritians refer to many of the buses that operate in rural...
  • Chef Bhim in the limelight, at Lausanne Palace & Spa   Chef Bhim and Chef Edgard Mauritian cuisine was in the limelight at Lausanne Palace & Spa between the 03 and the 14 of May. The Swiss hotel welcomed Bhim Nunkoo, Chef at Dinarobin Beachcomber, who proposed an exotic and hybrid gourmet getaway to the guests of the hotel. Invited by Chef Edgar Bovier, Executive Chef of...
  • Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa recently had the pleasure to host the President of the French Federation of Automobile Sport (FFSA), Nicolas Deschaux, for a family holiday. Following his third visit in ten years, he expressed his appreciation for the reception that he received on each of his visits. You are a regular visitor at Paradis Beachcomber. How did you hear about the...
  • Passionate about photography, Philip Lim is a true citizen of the world. Of Chinese origin, he was born in Mauritius and later travelled widely before settling in Quebec. Over the years, one of his main aims in life has remained constant – to find the next story he can encapsulate in a single photographic image.          Looking at Philip Lim’s...
  • French-born Eric Cuvillier can boast a series of accolades in his field and he travels the world photographing the most beautiful hotels while “experiencing the rewards of being exposed to a variety of cultures, people and countries”. Last year, for the Royal Palm’s 30th anniversary celebrations, he often added a humorous touch as he caught on camera some splendid images of...