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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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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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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 »

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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Manila Weekend Guide

March 18th, 2011 by

Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is notorious for its crazy traffic jams and narrow streets that are always clogged with vendors.  Still, it is easy to fall in love with this city.  The people are always helpful, warm, and ready to greet you with a big smile.

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Manila is energized with rich culture, unique traditions, superb restaurants, gigantic malls, idyllic getaways, and superb hotels.  It is a fantastic destination not only for long vacations but also for those who only have a weekend to spare.

Here is a list of things to do during a quick stay in vibrant Manila.

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Best Hotels to See Cherry Blossoms in Asia

March 11th, 2011 by

Quite a number of people know what Cherry Blossoms are.  Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to see these flowers in the flesh.  In Asia alone, Cherry Blossoms are present in China, Korea and Japan.

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For those who are keen on witnessing a Cherry Blossom’s beauty up close, it is important to take note that the blooming period of cherry trees commences differently depending on a country’s geographical location.  A milder climate makes the flowers develop much earlier.  In some locations, the flowers bloom as early as January while it can be as late as May in others.  One must also remember that the Cherry Blossom season does not last for very long.  Flowers last only for about a week and the wilted petals are blown away by the wind another week after.

Here is a list of hotels ne can consider for a good sighting of Cherry Blossoms.

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Asia’s Best Rooftop Bars

March 4th, 2011 by

Rooftop bar-come-restaurants are becoming popular because of their smooth blend of cocktails and breathtaking views. Consider this list the next time you visit exotic Asia.

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Luna Bar, Kuala Lumpur

The chic Luna Bar provides a superb panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s vigorous capital.  Its long indoor bar has a stylish design that leads guests towards the outer edge of the rooftop for a heart-stopping view of Kuala Lumpur’s twinkling city lights.  Each visit is made extra special not only because of the unique mix of cocktails available but because of the prominent sight of the Petronas Twin Towers.  The pool in the middle looks tempting when the action turns sweltering hot!

The bar is open from 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. from Monday to Thursday.  The party starts at 3:00 p.m. and ends around 4:00 a.m. every Friday and Saturday.

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Wildlife Within Reach at Lok Kawi Park

February 25th, 2011 by

Sabah, the Malaysian state in northern Borneo, is considered one of the best destinations for adventure and ecotourism. Many visitors, for instance, venture to the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park or attempt to conquer the summit of Mount Kinabalu.

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Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Thanh Market

February 18th, 2011 by

Ask anyone about Ho Chi Minh City’s must-visit area for a “shop ‘til you drop” experience and Ben Thanh Market is sure to come up.  It is undoubtedly one of the ultimate destinations in old Saigon.

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The market provides not only satisfaction for shopaholics but culture hunters as well.  The iconic landmark has a dash of French colonial charm and is one of the most indelible attractions in the city.
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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)
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