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Asia’s Best Untouched Islands

June 17th, 2011 by

Gone are the seasons when vacations are concentrated on certain months of the year. These days, when everyone seems to be always pressured from the daily work grind, holidays are craved anytime and anywhere. This means that most, if not all, of the usual leisure spots are constantly packed with people.  Travellers who are tired of too crowded touristy sites laced with overpriced goods and services must look for hidden gems and do a bit of exploring.

Check out this list of Asia’s untouched island destinations.

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Penghu (Taiwan)

The western coast of Taiwan is home to the 90 isles referred to as the Penghu Islands. These are rich with breathtaking views of the ocean and loads of natural wonders. The most popular attractions are the geological formations referred to as basalt columns, which are shaped by sun and wind.

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Best Singapore Hotel Bars

June 10th, 2011 by

The modern city of Singapore is synonymous with soaring skyscrapers, adrenalin-pumping adventures, delectable dishes, and a fusion of colourful cultures.  Still, there is so much to see beyond the city’s meticulously clean streets.  When the sun begins to set and the lights are turned down to low, a different face of the metropolis comes to life for the public who is ever ready to party the night away.

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Here is a list of the splendid hotel bars that are perfect for night caps and endless servings of Singapore Slings.

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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel

There is no other best place to try the famous Singapore Sling but at its birthplace, the two-storey Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel.  Guests are treated to a chic and tasteful club atmosphere where alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks abound.  One serving is always never enough most especially when bar-goers are entertained by band performances every single evening.

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Asia’s Best Floating Restaurants

June 3rd, 2011 by

There are hundreds of dining options to consider in Asia. After trying first class restaurants, fast food fares, and hawker stalls, one can be a tad bit more adventurous and give floating restaurants a try.

Here is a list of the different floating restaurants that are guaranteed to provide a truly unforgettable dining experience in Asia.

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Jumbo Kingdom (Hong Kong)

The Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong has to be the most popular of the lot. It’s also one of the world’s biggest floating restaurants given that it can accommodate a total of 2,300 people each time.

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  • 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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