27 December 2006

New Years Celebrations in Istanbul

2007 New Year will be celebrated in many private parties in the clubs as well as street parties in Istanbul. The major street party will be held as usual at Taksim Square, modern city center, with live performances and light shows.

Marmaray Project works

Tunnel digging at the multi-billion project of Marmaray in Istanbul has started. The project was launched in 2004 to facilitate transportation in this great metropolis when it's completed. Marmaray Rail Tube Tunnel passing under the Bosphorus, and Commuter Rail Mass Transit System between Gebze and Halkali districts will be the main rail transportation system between two continents.

Railway tracks in both sides of Bosphorus Strait will be connected to each other through a railway tunnel connection under the sea. The line goes underground at Yedikule, continues through Yenikapi and Sirkeci new underground stations, passes under the Bosphorus Strait, connects to the Uskudar new underground station and emerges at Sogutlucesme.

This project is one of the major transportation infrastructure projects in the world.

Rembrandt Collection in Istanbul until Jan 7th

Works from The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam Collection will be exhibited at the Pera Museum in Istanbul until January 7th, 2007. Three of the world-famous oil paintings of Rembrandt can be seen at the museum: The Portrait of Aletta Adriaensdochter, The Concord of the State, Titus at His Desk.

Feb 1-7, China Acrobatics Circus in Istanbul

Chinese National Acrobatics Circus will perform at the Turker Inanoglu Maslak Show Center in Istanbul between February 1st-7th, 2007. The Circus was founded in 1950 and is still the biggest acrobatics group of China.

Dec 19-24, Tango Passion in Istanbul

World famous tango group Tango Pasion was on stage at Turker Inanoglu Maslak Show Center in Istanbul between December 19th-24th. Many performances attracted thousands of Tango lovers to the show, which will be repeated on regular basis every year.

07 December 2006

Dec 7-Apr 8, Mongolian Genghis Khan Exhibition

A fine exhibition of "Genghis Khan and his Heirs - The Great Mongolian Empire" will be hosted at Sabanci Museum on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, sponsored by Garanti Bank, until April 8th, 2007. The collection will bring together 600 pieces, some of which will be seen by the public for the first time.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 10:00-18:00
Wednesday, Saturday 10:00-22:00
The museum is closed on Mondays and on the 1st day of Religious holidays and the 1st of January.

10 YTL for adults
3 YTL for students, teachers, and seniors over 60

Cityscape Architectural Review Award 2006 to Kanyon Mall

Kanyon Shopping Mall in Istanbul
Kanyon Shopping Mall in Istanbul won the 2006 Great Award of Cityscape Architectural Review, which is known as the Oscars of Architecture. The Kanyon Mall was built by Eczacibasi family and opened in mid-2006 in the new part of Istanbul, with 160 shops in an open-air design, Mars movie theaters, fitness center, residences, and fine food courts.