1. Canada: If you love anything Barbie, then the newly-opened Barbie Expo will make you swoon. Explore over 1,000 Barbie dolls on display, which include some in haute couture outfits by renowned fashion designers like Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Versace. “Famous” Barbies like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jennifer Lopez, and Beyonce are also on exhibit. Head over to: Les Cours Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada, weekdays from 8AM to 5PM (Free admission, but donations are accepted).
2. Malaysia: Should you find yourself in Malaysia, don't miss out on visiting Legoland Malaysia and catching their latest show, Lego the Movie 4D A New Adventure. A continuation of The Lego Movie, Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny, and MetalBeard are off on a new adventure here, and this time the audience can participate as well through exciting 4D capabilities. Head over to: Legoland Malaysia, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia (Ticket prices from USD30 to USD56, approximately P1,400 to P2,600 for adults; USD25 to USD45, approximately P1,200 to P2,100 for children).
3. New York City: Looking for the next architectural marvel to check out? Drop by the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, which has been much talked about thanks to its overall design depicting a bird being released from a child’s hand. Head over to: World Trade Center, Greenwich and Dey Streets, Lower Manhattan, New York City, anytime from Mondays to Sundays (Free admission).
4. Singapore: Curious about how animals nap after a tiring day? A trip to any of Singapore’s Wildlife Parks will answer that query of yours, along with many more animal-related musings. At Jurong Bird Park, you get to see pink flamingos sleeping while standing on one leg, while at River Safari Singapore, Red Pandas would use tree branches as their beds. Head over to: Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore, from 8:30AM to 6:00PM, or River Safari Singapore, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore, from 10:00AM to 7:00PM (Ticket prices are SGD28, approximately P1,300 for adults, and SGD18, approximately P840 for children).
5. Thailand: While we do not advocate the purchase of counterfeit goods, we say there's no stopping anyone from checking out the "other side" at Tilleke and Gibbins Museum of Counterfeit Goods. Exhibiting thousands of counterfeited goods, ranging from clothing and footwear, to office supplies, you will not just be amused at the massive collection, but you'll also be educated on the importance of intellectual property protection. Head over to: Yan Nawa District, Bangkok, Thailand, every Mondays at 2PM and Thursdays at 10PM (Open by appointment, free admission; book your visit 24 hours in advance).
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Photos from CBC.com, OneWTC.com, MontrealGazette.com, Beutlerink.com, Bangkok.swea.org, and from the PR of Legoland Malaysia and Wildlife Reserve Singapore