GET DOWN AND DIRTY AT KOREA'S MUD FEST
THE Boryeong Mud Festival, one of South Korea's most anticipated festivals of the year, will be held from July 15 to 24.
The annual event is said to attract the largest number of foreign tourists, among the country's top yearly festivals.
Visitors can enjoy a myriad of wild activities like mud wrestling, mud sliding and even swimming in a mega mud tub.
Those looking for some friendly competition can take part in a marine mud-training course. If that sounds too strenuous, there is also a relaxing mud massage on offer.
In the evening, visitors can head to the beach for a lively outdoor party atmosphere with live music and fireworks.
THE KOREA HERALD
BALI'S BIGGEST CULTURAL FIESTA TO KICK OFF WITH STREET PARADE
AROUND 15,000 artists are expected to take part in the 38th Bali Arts Festival, which runs from June 11 to July 9.
Ida Ayu Masyeni, arts and movie section head at the Bali Cultural Agency, said a street parade will open the festival on June 11. It will take place in the Renon area of Denpasar.
The month-long fiesta will take place around the Bali Arts Centre. Besides art performances, the event also features arts and handicraft exhibitions, competitions, seminars, movie screenings and culinary events where people can enjoy authentic Balinese food.
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POLICE DOGS TO SNIFF OUT TERRORISTS AT RIO AIRPORT
DO NOT be surprised if you see police dogs when you land in Brazil for the Olympics.
The canines have been training to help thwart potential terrorist attacks, with the country on high alert for any threats at the Games, which open in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.
The Rio Canine Intervention Brigade has recently completed a two-week training with specialists from a French elite police force, RAID.
Brazil will have 85,000 police and soldiers providing security for the athletes, VIPs, journalists and tourists from around the world for the event - double the number for the London Games in 2012.