PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A Great View

This nicely-lit photo of the Great Wall of China is the fourth and final winner of this month’s “Asia World Heritage Sites” photo competition. The photographer is Susanne Hoffman from Germany. “I took this photo from just outside the tourist area,” says Susanne. “You need to walk off and move well away from the crowds to get a better picture, but it’s really worth the extra effort.”
Susanne used a Lumix compact (f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200) to take her photo. 
If you have any interesting photos of your travels, send them in to us at marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If yours is selected, we will post it here at Welcome Abroad, and send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

For details of how to resize or optimise your photograph before submission, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A Great View

This nicely-lit photo of the Great Wall of China is the fourth and final winner of this month’s “Asia World Heritage Sites” photo competition. The photographer is Susanne Hoffman from Germany. “I took this photo from just outside the tourist area,” says Susanne. “You need to walk off and move well away from the crowds to get a better picture, but it’s really worth the extra effort.”

Susanne used a Lumix compact (f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200) to take her photo.

If you have any interesting photos of your travels, send them in to us at marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If yours is selected, we will post it here at Welcome Abroad, and send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

For details of how to resize or optimise your photograph before submission, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A Golden View

This photo of Kinkaku-ji, or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto is the third winner in this month’s “Asia World Heritage Sites” photo competition. The photographer is Sharina Shima from Tokyo. This is an easy subject, really,” says Sharina. “It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of Kinkaku-ji – it’s such a beautiful building, in such a lovely setting.”
Sharina used a Nikon Coolpix (f/8., 1/160 sec, ISO 100) to take her photo. 
There’s still one more slot to fill for this month’s photo competition, so if you have any photos of your own featuring World Heritage Sites in Asia, send them in to us at marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If yours is selected, we will post it here at Welcome Abroad, and send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

For details of how to resize or optimise your photograph before submission, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A Golden View

This photo of Kinkaku-ji, or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto is the third winner in this month’s “Asia World Heritage Sites” photo competition. The photographer is Sharina Shima from Tokyo. This is an easy subject, really,” says Sharina. “It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of Kinkaku-ji – it’s such a beautiful building, in such a lovely setting.”

Sharina used a Nikon Coolpix (f/8., 1/160 sec, ISO 100) to take her photo.

There’s still one more slot to fill for this month’s photo competition, so if you have any photos of your own featuring World Heritage Sites in Asia, send them in to us at marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If yours is selected, we will post it here at Welcome Abroad, and send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

For details of how to resize or optimise your photograph before submission, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: An Indian Icon

The second of our “Asia World Heritage Sites” photo competition winners is Kate Vaughan from Wales, who sent us this photo of the Taj Mahal. “This was my first trip to India, and I had wanted to see the Taj Mahal ever since I was a little girl,” writes Kate. “It’s much smaller in real life than you think it’s going to be, but somehow still even more impressive. I could have just sat and gazed at it all day long.” 
Kate used a Canon G11 (f/4., 1/160 sec, ISO 200) to take her photo. 
If you have any photos of your own featuring World Heritage Sites in Asia, send them in to us at marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If your photo is selected, will we post it here at Welcome Abroad, and send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.
For details of how to resize or optimise your photograph before submission, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: An Indian Icon

The second of our “Asia World Heritage Sites” photo competition winners is Kate Vaughan from Wales, who sent us this photo of the Taj Mahal. “This was my first trip to India, and I had wanted to see the Taj Mahal ever since I was a little girl,” writes Kate. “It’s much smaller in real life than you think it’s going to be, but somehow still even more impressive. I could have just sat and gazed at it all day long.”

Kate used a Canon G11 (f/4., 1/160 sec, ISO 200) to take her photo.

If you have any photos of your own featuring World Heritage Sites in Asia, send them in to us at marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If your photo is selected, will we post it here at Welcome Abroad, and send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Bridge with the Past

The first winner of our new “Asia World Heritage Sites” photo competition is Sara Sum, who sent in this photo of the centuries-old Japanese Bridge in Hoi An, in central Vietnam. “I visited Hoi An on a recent day-trip from Da Nang,” writes Sara, “and although there are so many beautiful sights to see, this lovely old bridge really captured my imagination most of all. I wonder how many people must have crossed it over the past few hundred years. A million maybe?”
Sara used a Sony Cyber-shot (f/4., 1/60 sec, ISO 100) to take her photo. 
If you have taken any nice photos of World Heritage Sites in Asia, send them in to us at marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If yours is the winning entry, will we show it here at Welcome Abroad, and send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

For details of how to resize or optimise your photograph before submission, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Bridge with the Past

The first winner of our new “Asia World Heritage Sites” photo competition is Sara Sum, who sent in this photo of the centuries-old Japanese Bridge in Hoi An, in central Vietnam. “I visited Hoi An on a recent day-trip from Da Nang,” writes Sara, “and although there are so many beautiful sights to see, this lovely old bridge really captured my imagination most of all. I wonder how many people must have crossed it over the past few hundred years. A million maybe?”

Sara used a Sony Cyber-shot (f/4., 1/60 sec, ISO 100) to take her photo.

If you have taken any nice photos of World Heritage Sites in Asia, send them in to us at marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If yours is the winning entry, will we show it here at Welcome Abroad, and send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

For details of how to resize or optimise your photograph before submission, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Over Hong Kong

The fourth and final winner of this month’s “Cities by the Sea” photo competition is Laurence Lee, from Hong Kong, who took this aerial shot of Victoria Harbour while on a helicopter sightseeing flight. “It was really breath-taking to fly over Hong Kong in a Helicopter,” says Laurence, “but rather expensive. Anyway, it was worth it to see my hometown from so many new and unusual angles.”
Laurence used a Canon PowerShot compact (f/4.5, 1/800 sec, ISO 80) to take this photo. 
The subject for our June photo competition will be “Asia World Heritage Sites”. Please send your entries to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If yours is the winning entry, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.
If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Over Hong Kong

The fourth and final winner of this month’s “Cities by the Sea” photo competition is Laurence Lee, from Hong Kong, who took this aerial shot of Victoria Harbour while on a helicopter sightseeing flight. “It was really breath-taking to fly over Hong Kong in a Helicopter,” says Laurence, “but rather expensive. Anyway, it was worth it to see my hometown from so many new and unusual angles.”

Laurence used a Canon PowerShot compact (f/4.5, 1/800 sec, ISO 80) to take this photo.

The subject for our June photo competition will be “Asia World Heritage Sites”. Please send your entries to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If yours is the winning entry, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Grand Vision

The third winner of this month’s “Cities by the Sea” photo competition is Toby Tan, from Singapore. “This photo was taken in Monte Carlo just before the beginning of last year’s Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix,” says Toby. “On the right of the picture you can just see the blue grandstand seating near the starting grid, and in the middle are the yachts of the rich and famous, who don’t even need to come ashore to watch the racing action.” 
This year’s Monaco Grand Prix starts tomorrow, May 23. 
Toby used a Canon S90 compact (f/4.5, 1/800 sec, ISO 80) to take this shot. 
To enter this month’s competition, just send your photo to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If we choose yours as the winning entry, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.
If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Grand Vision

The third winner of this month’s “Cities by the Sea” photo competition is Toby Tan, from Singapore. “This photo was taken in Monte Carlo just before the beginning of last year’s Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix,” says Toby. “On the right of the picture you can just see the blue grandstand seating near the starting grid, and in the middle are the yachts of the rich and famous, who don’t even need to come ashore to watch the racing action.”

This year’s Monaco Grand Prix starts tomorrow, May 23.

Toby used a Canon S90 compact (f/4.5, 1/800 sec, ISO 80) to take this shot.

To enter this month’s competition, just send your photo to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If we choose yours as the winning entry, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Dubai by the Sea

This winning entry for this month’s “Cities by the Sea” photo competition comes from Jack Hing of Singapore, whose shot of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, and the adjacent public beach, caught our eye. “I never actually made it into the hotel,” says Jack. “They don’t allow just anyone to walk in…you have to be a guest or a customer or something like that. But I was happy enough on the beach anyway. It’s a great spot.”
Jack used a Lumix compact (f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO 100). 
To enter this month’s competition, just send your photo to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If we choose yours as the winning entry, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.
If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Dubai by the Sea

This winning entry for this month’s “Cities by the Sea” photo competition comes from Jack Hing of Singapore, whose shot of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, and the adjacent public beach, caught our eye. “I never actually made it into the hotel,” says Jack. “They don’t allow just anyone to walk in…you have to be a guest or a customer or something like that. But I was happy enough on the beach anyway. It’s a great spot.”

Jack used a Lumix compact (f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO 100).

To enter this month’s competition, just send your photo to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If we choose yours as the winning entry, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Cape Sunset

Our first “Cities by the Sea” photo competition winner is Ross Adair from Sydney, who took this spectacular shot at Bantry Bay on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. “This was in the early evening, around sunset,” says Ross. “The light at that time added a nice golden glow to the houses below. In the distance you can just see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept prisoner for 18 years.”
Ross took his photo using a Canon PowerShot Pro 1 (f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO 200). 
If you would like to enter this month’s competition, please send your entries to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If your photo is selected, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.
If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Cape Sunset

Our first “Cities by the Sea” photo competition winner is Ross Adair from Sydney, who took this spectacular shot at Bantry Bay on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. “This was in the early evening, around sunset,” says Ross. “The light at that time added a nice golden glow to the houses below. In the distance you can just see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept prisoner for 18 years.”

Ross took his photo using a Canon PowerShot Pro 1 (f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO 200).

If you would like to enter this month’s competition, please send your entries to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If your photo is selected, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Holidays cash voucher.

If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: The Great Buddha of Kamakura

Our final “Icons of the City” photo competition winner is Dan Bale, who lives in Tokyo. “Everyone in Japan can tell you exactly where this is, and it must be one of the oldest surviving city icons in the world,” says Dan. “The Great Kamakura Buddha has been here since the mid-13th century, and has appeared in many movies, including one or two by the late, great Yasujiro Ozu, who also lived in Kamakura and is buried in a nearby cemetery. The gentlemen seated beneath the Buddha look almost as peaceful as he does.”
Dan took this photo using a Canon PowerShot Pro 1 (f/4, 1/500 sec, ISO 200). 
The topic for May’s Photo of the Week will be “Cities by the Sea”. Please send your entries to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If your photo is selected, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Pacific Holidays cash voucher.
If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: The Great Buddha of Kamakura

Our final “Icons of the City” photo competition winner is Dan Bale, who lives in Tokyo. “Everyone in Japan can tell you exactly where this is, and it must be one of the oldest surviving city icons in the world,” says Dan. “The Great Kamakura Buddha has been here since the mid-13th century, and has appeared in many movies, including one or two by the late, great Yasujiro Ozu, who also lived in Kamakura and is buried in a nearby cemetery. The gentlemen seated beneath the Buddha look almost as peaceful as he does.”

Dan took this photo using a Canon PowerShot Pro 1 (f/4, 1/500 sec, ISO 200).

The topic for May’s Photo of the Week will be “Cities by the Sea”. Please send your entries to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If your photo is selected, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Pacific Holidays cash voucher.

If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Reach for the Sky

The third of our “Icons of the City” photo competition winners is Gwyn Vaughan from Wales, who took this photo of the world’s tallest man-made structure in Dubai recently. “It’s very hard to get the whole of the Burj Khalifa in focus from the ground,” says Gwyn, “because it is so tall – about 830 metres. So I deliberately put it all slightly out of focus, and put the traditional-looking brass lamp in the foreground into focus, which also gives the image more of a Middle Eastern flavour than just showing the tower by itself.” 
Gwyn took this photo using a Canon EOS 40D (f/2, 1/100 sec, ISO 80). 
There’s just one more chance to send in your iconic city sights. Please send your entries to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If your photo is selected, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Pacific Holidays cash voucher.
If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Reach for the Sky

The third of our “Icons of the City” photo competition winners is Gwyn Vaughan from Wales, who took this photo of the world’s tallest man-made structure in Dubai recently. “It’s very hard to get the whole of the Burj Khalifa in focus from the ground,” says Gwyn, “because it is so tall – about 830 metres. So I deliberately put it all slightly out of focus, and put the traditional-looking brass lamp in the foreground into focus, which also gives the image more of a Middle Eastern flavour than just showing the tower by itself.”

Gwyn took this photo using a Canon EOS 40D (f/2, 1/100 sec, ISO 80).

There’s just one more chance to send in your iconic city sights. Please send your entries to marketing@cxholidays.com after checking out our Rules of Submission. If your photo is selected, it will be posted here on Welcome Abroad, and we will send you a HK$300 Cathay Pacific Holidays cash voucher.

If you are unsure about how to resize or optimise your photograph before submitting it, please click here to read our simple FAQ.

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