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1 Nov | admin_slm | No Comments

The Quota Men Cook-Out: a signature event

Service Club Quota International of Suriname has been organizing the Quota Men Cook-Out for 18 years already. This signature event has grown into an activity that attracts more than 4500 visitors. The concept is based on men (usually delegated by businesses) cooking on the spot, with self-bought ingredients. The food is then sold and the …

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Savanne Rally is pure enjoyment

For those who are in Suriname now, the Savannah Rally starts on Friday evening, November 1st! Every year this is an event that rallysport enthusiasts look forward to, both locally and regionally. This year it will take place from November 1st until November 4th, 2019. Waking up to the sound of various birds, breathing in …

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30 Oct | admin_slm | No Comments

To Belem with Surinam Airways – 2 – A forest walk in the city in Bosque Rodrigues Alves

As if you’re in a naturally air conditioned place. This is what a walk under the canopy of Bosque Rodrigues Alves, the well-known botanical garden in Belém, feels like. The official name is: Jardim Botânico da Amazônia – Bosque Rodrigues Alves. I get this feeling as soon as I pass the entrance of these fifteen …

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With Surinam Airways to Bélem – 1 – A Surinamese pilgrim in Belém

People traveling to Belém do Pará will become aware of quite a different atmosphere in the city in October. From the moment they disembark the Surinam Airways aircraft at Val del Cans airport they will notice the decorations. Pay attention to the corda or fiber rope, the numerous fitas or ribbons and the abundance of …

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30 Oct | admin_slm | No Comments

With Surinam Airways to Belém – 3 – Ilha de Combu, a “hidden” attraction

With Surinam Airways to Belém. There is so much to explore in the capital of Pará, Brazil. This time we highlight Ilha de Combu (Combu Island). I came across the name for the first time in an exercise in my Portuguese class at the Centro Cultural Brasil-Suriname (CCBS). “You just have to experience this”, my …

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30 Oct | admin_slm | No Comments

Learning from experience with passengers while checking in: advice and useful tips

It sounds unlikely, but often passengers only notice at the check-in at the Johan Adolf Pengel airport in Zanderij that they have forgotten their passport at home. A second document that is often overlooked is the yellow fever book. Ground Handling supervisor, Awinash Orie, advises stapling it to the passport. This document is physically mandatory …

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24 Oct | admin_slm | No Comments

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, connotes the victory of good over evil. The word ‘Diwali’ (or ‘Divali’) is from the Sanskrit word ‘dīpāvali’ meaning ‘row’ or ‘series of lights’. Homes are thoroughly cleaned and decorated with many lamps, candles and traditional Diwali diyas. Hindus believe that on the eve of the Lakshmi Puja, the …

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23 Oct | admin_slm | No Comments

National Art Fair 2019 – Looking at art in Paramaribo

The history of the National Art Fair (NK) goes back more than half a century. The first NK was organized in November 1965, in the Palmentuin, in the historic heart of Paramaribo. For years this was a tradition, although the venue changed occasionally. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, this came to an end, partly …

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9 Oct | admin_slm | No Comments

10 October – Day of the Maroons – Lowemandey

The peace treaty with the N’dyuka-maroons in the interior of Suriname, was signed on this day, 10 October, in 1760. After years of waging war unsuccessfully, the Dutch colonizers decided that it would be to their advantage to sign a peace treaty instead of continuing the fight. The N’dyuka, also known as the Aucaners, were …

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2 Oct | admin_slm | No Comments

Passengers share their experience. Why people choose Surinam Airways

Many travelers on the Paramaribo-Amsterdam route and vice versa choose SLM for the same reasons: tickets are cheaper, good food on board and satisfaction with service delivery. “As a woman you sometimes struggle to get your cabin luggage in de overhead bin. When this happens, the SLM flight attendants will assist you. At other airlines, …

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