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Singapore Zoo River Safari

August 25th, 2010 by

The Singapore Zoo is one of Singapore’s most popular tourist attractions. Housing more than 315 animal species, the zoo attracts people from all over the world.

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The Singapore Zoo already offers a one of a kind experience, with a distinct rainforest habitat and other great attractions, but it’s about to get even better as development of Asia’s first River Safari is currently underway.  The River Safari, which will be the first river theme park in the world, should be completed in 2012 and will probably make this already extraordinary zoo even more popular. Read the rest of this entry »

Fun Summer Festivals in Asia

August 18th, 2010 by

The month of August, full of fun and interesting festivals, contains a lot of excitement for Asian tourists and locals alike. Some festivals have historic significance, while others are really just for fun. The following are just a few held annually throughout Asia.

Nebuta Matsuri

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Colorful papier-mâché floats and representations of historical figures are paraded through the streets of Aomori, Japan beginning on August 2nd each year.  The Nebuta Matsuri Festival typically lasts about 5 days and is a vividly colorful display of characters, with dancers and musicians flocking around town. Read the rest of this entry »

Discover Baojinggong, the Palace of Treasure and Crystal

August 11th, 2010 by

Not far from Yingde, in the Guangdong region of China, is a veritable natural world wonder. Baojinggong, the Palace of Treasure and Crystal, is a marvelous point of interest that inspires awe.

Yingde - Baojinggong (Palace of Treasure & Crystal)

Baojinggong is a massive mountain cave, furtive and elusive to track down. The cave has four levels, three of which are accessible to the public. If your travels carry you to the Guangdong region and you get anywhere near Yingde, or even as close as Qingyaun or Guangzhou, it is certainly worth going a bit out of your way to visit this incredible underground landmark. Read the rest of this entry »

Cu Chi Tunnels of Ho Chi Minh City

August 4th, 2010 by

Vietnam still bears a heavy burden and countless scars decades after the end of one of the 20th century’s most vicious and violent conflicts. A remarkable, uncanny ability to bounce back from oppressive violence – yet again – and emerge resilient proves however, just how special a place Vietnam is.

Cu Chi tunnel exit, out side of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Conspicuous, physical reminders of the Vietnam War linger everywhere throughout the country. From elusive, still-active land mines to survivors, the horrors of war never seem too far away – despite the harmless, mindless fun millions of tourists now enjoy on the Nha Trang coast. Read the rest of this entry »

Explore Ancient Bagan

July 28th, 2010 by

Volatile political situation and oppressive military junta aside, Myanmar has a remarkable cultural legacy to discover. For tourists who do venture to Burma, the ancient city of Bagan in lush Mandalay Division is usually a de facto first stop.

The Ayeyarwaddy River point of interest sits on a massive plateau, full of ancient monuments and temples. From the 11th to the 13th century, this phenomenal place was a prominent kingdom and nexus of religion, social interaction and culture.

Bagan’s History

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Quick Guide to Kathmandu

July 21st, 2010 by

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and a city rich in spiritual history and culture.

Kathmandu valley from Sacred hill-Swayambhunath-Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley represents a vital pilgrimage for travelers from all walks of life and on all types of budgets. Here’s what you need to know before you visit. Read the rest of this entry »

9 Sights to See in Bangalore

July 14th, 2010 by

Heading to Bangalore, also known as Bengalaru, for the first time? The incredible Indian city is packed with a distinct blend of old-world culture and modern tradition. Located in a pleasant climate, the historic city began to attract major industry during the late 1980s and has continued to grow ever since.

talkad temple - thanks to jishnu

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Discover Batam Island

July 7th, 2010 by

Batam Island, in Riau Islands Province, Indonesia, has undergone a cataclysmic transformation in a few short decades. Once home to a biodiverse mangrove ecosystem, the island has been overrun by the dual complications of rampant industrial development and mass human settlement. As a result, delicate coastal habitats – a vital link in the global environment and still home to a resplendent array of fauna and flora – are under threat and severe strain.

Nongsa Resorts

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Off the Beaten Path: Kanchanaburi, Thailand

June 30th, 2010 by

Travelers touring Thailand tend to hop from major city to major city, paying very little attention to the villages that exist in between. This is, especially in the case of Kanchanaburi, a huge mistake.


The town of Kanchanaburi is small, and is located a few hours west of the city of Bangkok. Travelers tend to pass Kanchanaburi when they leave Bangkok to visit either the northern city of Chaing Mai or the islands. Read the rest of this entry »

Indonesian Travel: A Guide for First Timers

June 23rd, 2010 by

Planning your first trip to Indonesia can be a bit overwhelming. After all, Indonesia is considered the largest archipelago, or chain of islands, in the world. There are 5 main archipelagos and an additional 30 smaller chains, housing a total of over 17,500 separate islands.

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    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)

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