Aviation History’s Darkest Moments  

 

We just want to travel as fast as we can to maximize our time that is why we consider traveling via airplane. Travelling via airplane is a marvellous experience; nothing beats the view from above, right? However, these days, many Singaporeans are increasingly poignant because of plane accidents.

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Aviation history is at its darkest now. Every day, more and more people are afraid of boarding because of the accidents. What were these accidents? Here are some accounts:

  • October 16, 2013: Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashed into Mekong River killing forty four passengers and five crew members.
  • November 17, 2013: Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashed while they are attempting to land. It killed fifty people.
  • March 8, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was a mystery. The Boeing skipped radar and vanished with their two hundred twenty seven passengers and twelve crew members. Due to this event, Civil Aviation Organization is now implanting tracking every fifteen minutes.

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  • July 17, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by Russian insurgents in Ukraine which killed two hundred eighty three passengers and fifteen crew members.
  • December 28, 2014: Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed somewhere in Borneo killing one hundred fifty passengers and seven crew members.
  • February 4, 2015: TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed in Taiwan killing forty two passengers and crew members.
  • March 24, 2015: Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in French Alps killing one hundred forty four passengers and six crew members.

Despite the events, we should not be afraid because the aviation industry is doing its best to be better. Travelling inside or outside of Singapore should be fun not full of horror.ap_indonesia_plane_crash_jt_130413_wmain

Countries that Have the Most Holidays

Every year, Singaporeans anticipate public holidays because it is their time to rest, relax and celebrate with the family. Public holidays are celebrated by every country but the number of holidays varies depending on the country. Here in Singapore, public holidays are only eleven days. People are happy with whatever they can get on top of their annual leave.

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Do you know which country has the most public holidays? You have to know which country not to envy them but to understand them. Wego, a travel search website has compiled a list of countries with the most holidays. So, here is the list:

  • 21 days of Public Holidays: Only India gets 21 days of Public Holidays. They topped the list of countries with the most holidays. Indians are surely happy about this. They have plenty of time to do the things that they want.
  • 18 days of Public Holidays: The second place went to Columbia and Philippines. The two countries allocate 18 days for the observance of their holidays.
  • 17 days of Public Holidays: China and Hongkong are in the third place. They spend 17 holidays marked on their calendar.

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  • 16 days of Public Holidays: Thailand, Turkey and Pakistan have 16 holidays marked on their calendar.
  • 15 days of Public Holidays: Japan, Malaysia, Argentina, Lithuania, Vietnam and Sweden have 15 holidays marked on their calendar.
  • 14 days of Public Holidays: Indonesia, Chile and Slovakia have 14 holidays marked on their calendar.
  • 13 days of Public Holidays: South Korea, Austria, Belgium, Norway and Taiwan have 13 holidays marked on their calendar.
  • 12 days of Public Holidays: Finland and Russia have at least 12 holidays marked on their calendar.
  • 11 days of Public Holidays: Italy, Denmark, France, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic and Luxembourg have 11 holidays marked on their calendar.
  • 10 days of Public Holidays: United States, Portugal, Poland, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Croatia and Romania have 10 holidays marked on their calendar.
  • 9 days of Public Holidays: Serbia, Germany and Hungary have 9 holidays marked on their calendar.
  • 8 days of Public Holidays: United Kingdom, Spain and Canada have 8 holidays marked on their calendar.
  • 7 days of Public Holidays: Mexico has the least holidays with only 7 days marked on their calendar.

Though Singaporeans only get eleven days, we are in fact lucky compared to Mexico, United Kingdom, Spain and Canada. The only challenge here is how to maximize the time you have. There are a lot of things that you can consider during holidays.

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