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Luxe Macau Hotels

May 27th, 2011 by

Travelers who are working on limited funds can explore Macau without spending a fortune. But, it is also the ideal place for tourists who are looking for a piece of heaven on earth no matter the price. If money is not an issue, then these 12 luxe hotels in Macau will certainly leave the rich and famous in awe.

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Four Seasons Hotel Macau
Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, S/N, Taipa

The Four Seasons is described as the most intimate hotel and casino in the city.  It guarantees an exceptional combination of elegance, convenience and utmost privacy for all guests. It even has exclusive duty-free shops with upmarket brands and the very best dining options.

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Best Shanghai Bund View Hotels

May 26th, 2011 by

It’s perfectly natural to want the best of both worlds when you book hotels in Shanghai. A good spot on the Bund, for one, close to all the hot Huangpu action and handsome architectural monuments in the city. And, if you can arrange it, a glimpse of the sci-fi skyline of Pudong from the comfort of your suite.

Flip that. Pudong hotels in the middle of the hustle high finance bustle with ooh la la panoramas of Huangpu. With that, say ni hao to the best Bund view hotels in Shanghai.

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Pudong Shangri-La Hotel Shanghai
33 Fu Cheng Road

Stay classy at the swish Pudong Shangri-La, where Bund views come at a premium. Still, all that glitz is pretty hard to resist. The pre-eminent property raises the luxury bar with tastefully-appointed rooms spread out over two buildings: the River Wing and Grand Tower. Join the Shangri-La Horizon Club and roll exec-style; late check-out, private club room cocktails, personal concierge, to name just a few benefits. Membership has other privileges too, most notably in the form of River Wing Bund View Deluxe Rooms. Primo, primo stuff. Read the rest of this entry »

Japan – Safe Places for Travel

May 20th, 2011 by

The world has to give it to the Japanese for having to face the terrible consequences of the earthquake, colossal tsunamis and widespread fear caused by the rising radiation levels from damaged nuclear power plants in Northern Japan. Even if this is the case, life is pretty much back to normal in other areas.  Contrary to what a lot of people think, there are still a number of cities in Japan that can still be considered for travel.

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Here are some of the places in Japan that are safe for tourists to visit and explore.

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24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

May 19th, 2011 by

A lot of people have 24, and only 24, hours in Kuala Lumpur. Think about it. The foremost metropolis is a paragon alpha world city in Asia, let alone Malaysia, and, as such, a global financial pulse point. The result? Hordes of business travellers. Head honcho executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, all in town for a short stay, for a pitch, a confab, a conference, or layover.

Kuala Lumpur is a hub, point. Your travels may well take you to hotels in KL, either on business, leisure, pleasure or all of the above. If you happen to be so fortunate, this 24 hour guide will prove essential.

Menara Kuala Lumpur
2 Jalan Punchak


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KL’s other tower is a made-for-tourism dynamo with all the requisite attractions, from observation deck to panoramic restaurant (yes, it revolves).

Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang is one of Southeast Asia’s retail and entertainment district par excellence. Replete with busy pedestrian enclaves, stellar budget eats, spas, malls and nightlife spots, the area is KL’s irrepressible hive of activity.

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Dumpling Fatigue in China

May 13th, 2011 by

Any trip to China is made even more special because of the scrumptious array of culinary delights available. Foreigners need not fret about what to eat as options are definitely not only limited to dumplings, dumplings, dumplings. When it comes to dining in China, the possibilities are truly endless.

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Chinese cuisine makes use of fresh ingredients combined with exotic spices that create the aroma that is only distinct to kitchens ruled by Chinese cooks or chefs. Chinese cuisine is not only limited to dumplings. In fact, Chinese cooking can be further categorized into more specific types wherein the most popular cuisines include Anhui, Beijing, Cantonese, Szechuan, and Shanghai just to name a few. These various cooking approaches are influenced by geography, lifestyle of the people, and the available resources in the region where a particular dish originated.

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10 Must-Dos in Taipei

May 11th, 2011 by

Frenetic, dynamic, food-mad Taipei is a manic metropolis with much to see, much to do and much to eat. Read on as we break down the Taiwanese capital in ten stops.

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Tapei 101

The former titan of world skyscrapers is the most dominant landmark in Taipei. Though Burj Khalifa now dwarfs Taipei 101 by a mile, what sets the Taiwan wonder apart is careful focus on aesthetic details: numerology, cultural symbolism, feng shui precepts, nods to Buddhism and traditional folklore all highlight the extraordinary typhoon and earthquake-proof tower. Read the rest of this entry »

Where Not To Go in Bangkok

May 6th, 2011 by

Tourists are always reminded to take extra precaution when visiting new countries and unfamiliar destinations. Cultures will be different and there will be the usual fear of being taken advantage of. Because of this, it is a good idea to conduct some research prior to one’s trip.

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Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is no different. Overall, the huge metropolis is a safe play but still, there are some areas that can be unsafe for tourists – or anyone for that matter. Concierges at hotels in Bangkok can be a huge help in this regard but in the meantime, check out a few infamous areas in the city.

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Best Shanghai Hotels on the Bund

May 4th, 2011 by

When it comes to prime urban digs, hotels in Shanghai evince a borderline silly, mad array of possible alternatives. If you want to hole up on or close to the Bund, however, look no further than these lucky thirteen gems.

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Metropole Hotel Shanghai
180 Jiang Xi Center Road

Shun Shanghai’s new steel and glass towers for a hotel with Concession-era charm. Built in 1930, the Metropole is a venerable landmark.

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai On The Bund Hotel
88 Sichuan Zhong Road

The Waldorf Astoria took another early 20th architectural icon and gave it the refurb job of a lifetime. The result is a luxe, tasteful hotel with panache.

Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
555 Xi Zang Road

The sleek and shiny Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre will up the ante when it opens July 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Romance in GuamRelease that romance by sharing a scuba dive or a zesty meal with your loved one in Guam! Surrounded by the North Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea, Guam enjoys world renowned diving conditions in serene blue waters. Be consumed by the dance, festivals, cuisine and fantastic shopping that this island offers. Bellhop Picks:
  • Polls

    Top 5 Romantic Spots in Asia

    • Palawan, Philippines (39%, 182 Votes)
    • Boracay, Philippines (36%, 168 Votes)
    • Bali, Indonesia (31%, 143 Votes)
    • Agra, India (18%, 84 Votes)
    • Batangas, Philippines (17%, 79 Votes)
    • Male, Maldives (16%, 77 Votes)
    • Jeju Island, South Korea (16%, 75 Votes)
    • Sentosa Island, Singapore (15%, 72 Votes)
    • Krabi, Thailand (13%, 60 Votes)
    • Macau, China (10%, 49 Votes)
    • Halong Bay, Vietnam (7%, 34 Votes)

    Total Voters: 467

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