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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.

Long Bar
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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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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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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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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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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Asia Tea Guide

April 29th, 2011 by

Tea soothes the palette and brings serenity to a person’s inner being. Its curative properties, gentle aroma and taste has made it a popular drink most especially in Asian countries, where tea leaves are cultivated. Even the seemingly simple tea ceremony has its own underlying meanings and techniques and varies from one culture to the next.

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Prepare to be revitalized! Here is a wonderful list of the most famous tea varieties in Asia.

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Best Casino Hotels in Macau

April 22nd, 2011 by

Macau’s economy is primarily driven by a combination of tourism and gambling.  In fact, it is considered the ultimate gambling destination in Asia and is known all over the world as the “Monte Carlo of the Orient.”

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Keep those pockets in check and prepare to roll the dice. Here’s a list of heart-stopping casinos in amazing Macau.

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Best Local Chain Eats in Metro Manila

April 15th, 2011 by

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a gastronomic roller coaster ride.

Check out some of the best and most typical chain restaurants close to the best Metro Manila hotels.

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Andok’s
Makati, Las Pinas, Makati, Manila, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, San Juan, and Taguig

Andok’s is primarily known for litson manok (roasted chicken) prepared on rotating skewers behind piping hot grills enclosed in glass. The juicy chicken is the main draw but fried chicken, barbequed pork, roasted pork, and even breakfast, is available.

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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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