LIFE ON THE LAKE
In Cambodia, there is a lake that is inhabited not just by fish and other marine life. It is also home to people who live in villages that float on the lake.
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING
As weÂ start a new week, let us look back at the past week (February 24 to March 2, 2014) to find outÂ some of the cool things that happened aroun[...]
EDIBLE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Vegetables aren't for eating only, it seems. They can also be used to make music. That's certainly what the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra uses its vegeta[...]
VENICE CARNIVAL 2014 - Wonder and Fantasy Nature
What aÂ glorious event it is! The Venice Carnival is held every year in Venice, Italy. This year, the theme of the carnival is Wo[...]
The third week of February 2014 saw lots of unusualÂ events and happeningsÂ around the world. Our world is far from boring. There is always something [...]
BEAUTIFULÂ Â or STRANGE?
The fashion industry is a very lively one. Fashion designers are constantly trying their best to create unique outfits that people will find attractive. H[...]
FAST FOOD FAD IN FRANCE
The classic American food, the hamburger, is winning over the French. Baguette sandwiches have long beenÂ a favouriteÂ sandwich in France, but many people in[...]
WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS KITTY
Hello Kitty will turn 40 years old this year.Â A super cute exhibition was held by Sanrio, the Japanese company that invented Hello Kitty. The exhibition [...]
AN INTERESTING END TO THE MONTH
The last week of January 2014 was certainly an interesting one. The Whiz Times brings to you a picture story of various events around the world, fr[...]
A BRIGHT & JOYOUS OCCASION
The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and February 1, 2014. Millions of people around the world throw celebrations to welcome it. This year will be[...]
THE HORSE IS COMING
It's that time of the year again - Chinese people areÂ busy preparing to welcome the LunarÂ New Year, the most important traditional Chinese holiday. It is celeb[...]
THE WONDERS OF MUSIC
In Indonesia, many children can't wait to see Sara Michieletto perform. She plays wonderful, soothing classical music to children and brings them lots of joy.[...]
A GOOD & MUDDY TIME
In Bali, Indonesia, buffalo racing is an old tradition. It takes place in the middle of a wet field where two water buffalos are attached to each other. Th[...]
GIVE YOUR STUFFED TOYS A BREAK
Are your stuffed toys bored? If you are too busy or sick to take them on a holiday, a travel agency in Japan has just the thing for you. It takes [...]
WHAT A COOL WAY TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR!
As the holiday season comes to an end, let's take a last look at some funny pictures of New Year celebrations. Now it's time to buckle do[...]
THE WORLD GETS READY FOR 2014
People all over the world are preparing to welcome the new year 2014. Some throw lively street parties with lots of music and confetti, some eat grap[...]
THESE PICTURES WILL MAKE YOU TAKE A SECOND LOOK
As the year draws to a close, it's a good idea to look back at some of the events that took place over the last 12 months. Let's ta[...]
FEELING THE JOY
Christmas Day is almost here. It is a time for celebration, giving and reunion. People all over the world are busy preparing to celebrate Christmas Day with their [...]
RUN! THE CEILING IS COMING DOWN!
The ceiling of a famous London theatre fell on the audience during a performance on December 19, 2013. Around 80 people were hurt.
During a per[...]
JUST LIKE GIANT BUILDING BLOCKS
Somewhere in southwest England, on Salisbury Plain, there is a circle of standing stones. They are not the regular stones that you throw into the l[...]
EAST MEETS WEST IN JAPAN
Last week in Japan, children got to meet ninjas and Santa Claus. At the two-day-long Iga-Ueno Ninja Festival, thousands of visitors had the opportunity to[...]
LEAVE THE FISH ALONE
The fishing industry in Hong Kong used to be a very lively one. But now, trawling is no longer allowed in Hong Kong waters.
Trawling is a way of catching[...]
ART THAT POPS OUT
Art that pops out, yet doesn't ... what an interesting idea! We know it will certainly make your eyes pop though!
In Beijing, China, a Magic Art exhibition wa[...]
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN
Christmas is a major holiday that is celebrated by millions of people around the world.Â For Christians, itÂ is a celebration ofÂ the day that Jesus Christ [...]
CURSIVE VERSUS KEYBOARDS
Have youÂ ever learntÂ cursive handwriting? If you have, you may be one of theÂ minority left inÂ your generationÂ who knows how to write in cursive.
ROCK MUSIC ISÂ PICKING UP IN KABUL
In a conservative society like Afghanistan, there is a strong musical culture, but rock music is not commonly heard. These days though, more an[...]
FAMOUS WALL ART ERASED
Graffiti is words or drawings that have been made illegally on a wall or surface in a public place. Some see it as a form of art while others see it as vand[...]
AN EVENTFUL WEEK IN JAPAN
From exciting sporting events to a celebration of children ... lots of things happened in Japan last week. Watch today's slideshow to see what made for a[...]
COULD THIS WORD BE IN YOUR NEXTÂ SPELLING LIST?
On November 19, 2013, Oxford Dictionary named "Selfie" the new word of the year. The word is defined as "a photograph that one has t[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Earlier this month, we posted a video on the plight of cyclists in India. Now it's time for you to dig deep into your memory to answer our quiz questions.
BIG & BEAUTIFUL
You might have seen some of his sculptures in your city. They are big, bronze and beautiful. They are the work of Fernando Botero Angulo, an artist and sculpto[...]
DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE!
Sounds familiar? Those of you who have read or watched the famous Shakespeare play, Macbeth, would know this phrase.
Poison can be found in ma[...]
WHAT A COLOURFUL SIGHT!
Would you look at that? What fun it would be to take part in such a huge and colourful party! Lots of people dressed up in fancy costumes and wearing brigh[...]
CYCLISTS IN INDIA'S BIG TRAFFIC SQUEEZE
Have you ever been in a crowded place and felt really uncomfortable? Well, cyclists in India are uncomfortable AND afraid for their lives[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Now that the week is almost over, let's try this quiz. The answers to these questions all come from this week's stories. You can use the search bar[...]
Mud Challenge in Â France, a car on a para-glider, World War 2 re-enactment and more picturesÂ in this month's Culture round up! Â Â
September is almost over, and we bring to you t[...]
She was one of the Most Powerful Women in China!
An archaeologist isÂ a person who studies how humans lived a long time ago. Now, archaeologists have discovered theÂ tomb of a 7th[...]
Â Whiz Around the Streets of Paris in a Tuk-Tuk!
The tuk-tuk is a very common sight on the roads of most Asian cities. But did you know that this little three-wheeled vehicle i[...]
Get Covered from Head to Toe in Tomatoes!
Here's the scene: people wading through a sticky, red mess and hitting each other with tonnes of squishy tomatoes. Are they crazy? No[...]
These Snakes Will Bring you Good Luck!
A deadly snake is the last thing you'd think can bless you. But in a small village inÂ India recently, hundreds of people waited for hour[...]
He is the most wanted man in USA right now. But why? And who is Edward Snowden?
Edward Snowden is a 29 year old technology professional from America. He worked in a company [...]
A new study reveals that we would be able to recognize words from our Ice Age ancestors who walked the Earth some 15,000 years ago!! Yes Ice Age language had many words meaning and[...]
Jackie Chan, the Hong Kong martial arts film star, plays a character that brings back ancient Chinese artifacts to China from foreign countries in a new film. In real life, he want[...]
Singapore Botanic gardens aim for UNESCO heritage status
Singapore, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens dec[...]
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala to pen life story
Do you remember Malala Yousafzai? Malala was a brave girl who stood up for education in girls.
Here isÂ a little recap: On 9 Octob[...]
Cambodiaâ€™s ancient finger dance
There are just so many types of dance; Hip hop, ballet, jazz, finger danceâ€¦ Finger dance?? Yes, Finger dance too!
Letâ€™s find out more about finger[...]
Full bloom Cherry trees: Simply Beautiful
Spring is here again!
In Tokyo, Japan, cherry trees have reached a stunning full bloom.
It is easy to know it is peak season is when [...]
Celebrate Chinese New Year!
You might think New Year was a month ago when we celebrated the beginning of 2013.
Well, if you enjoyed the last New Year, youâ€™ll be pleased to kn[...]
Festive food for Christmas
What will you be eating this Christmas?Â See how many of these delicious dishes you have tried!
Roast Turkey in US
In the United States Of Am[...]
Itâ€™s Christmas time:Â Have you been good?
Itâ€™s surprising how many countries have characters who keep an eye on childrenâ€™s behavior.
Somehow, they seem to know who has been good[...]
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