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Shopping in Singapore

Shopping Holiday in Singapore

Welcome to Singapore! A busy country which has become one of the most chosen countries for travelling destination across the globe. What crossed your mind when you hear about Singapore? Marina Bay, Sentosa Island, or Universal Studios? You name it. Does shopping mall in Singapore in your list of destination? Holiday to Singapore without get yourself into a full day shopping, you haven’t get the real holiday.

You can find shopping mall in Singapore in a blink of eyes. Ngee Ann City is a home for 130 stores of international renowned fashion brands like Christian Dior, Hugo Boss, Zara, Calvin Klein, Channel, Louis Vuitton and any other well-known fashion labels. Ngee Ann City, opened in 1993, is located in 391 Orchard Road, the centre of Singapore’s retail and entertainment. Shopping mall in Singapore is easily found along the Orchard Road just like Ngee Ann City which is the biggest shopping centre along the Orchard Road. This shopping mall opens from 10 a.m to 9.30 p.m but the restaurants open till 11 p.m. There are more than 30 food and beverage outlets and restaurants that let anyone to choose the cuisines from Western to Cantonese, from Indonesian to Thai. There are famous restaurants such as Sushi Tei Japanese Restaurant, Sanur Indonesian Restaurant, Coca Restaurant, and Seoul Garden. Besides restaurants, book store like Books Kinokuniya which is the largest bookstore in Asia, can also be found at Ngee Ann City.

The other side of luxurious shopping mall in Singapore can be found in Paragon. This sophisticated mall, which is located in the heart of Orchard Road, is a great destination for tourists who are looking for the most luxury and top international fashion brands. You can find stores of the international brands like Gucci, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Miss Sixty, Raoul, and more in Paragon. After full day of shopping, you can relax and ended yourself into one of the cafés which are available in every floor. You can make your day perfect with sweet creamy beverages like Caramel Frappucinno Blended or Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappucinno Blended in Starbucks or having plenty of treats in Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie. You can even have a dinner in O’Coffee Club, a perfect place that fills your demand of gourmet food and coffee.

Another shopping mall in Singapore that can indulge the fashionistas is the first highest new mall in Singapore, the Orchard Central. Over 10 years, Orchard Central became the newest mall in Orchard Road. The mall has a fresh and distinctive architecture and design. Orchard Central is a home for European designer’s brands as well as indie labels. The Converse’s branch is calling all the rebels to come to their store in Orchard Central. There are also Boutique by Ashley Isham, Dream Vintage, Levi’s, The Reckless Shop, The Trunkshop, and many more.

You can indulge yourself into a shopping adventure in one of the shopping malls in Singapore. Whichever mall you choose, shopping malls in Singapore has everything from fashion to food that will never fail to make your day perfect. Happy shopping, fashionistas!

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Holiday in Paris

Paris, everybody wants to holiday in Paris. This city always be everyone’s favorite destination for holiday. Many attractions that you can visit in Paris beside Eiffel tower, Disneyland, The Louvre museum, or Arc de Triomphe. There are many interesting place that you can visit. If you are an Art lover you can visit some museum to spent your holiday in Paris such as Musée d’Art Moderne and Musée Carnavalet. Or do you like to go to theme park?

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, located in the new Palais de Tokyo, 11 avenue du Président Wilson. Built in 1937 for the International Exhibition and official opened in 1961. Open from Tuesday until Sunday at 10am – 6pm. The museum’s collections are from Georges Rouault, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, and Marcel Gromaire. Permanent collections reflect most of the current 20th century French and European art. Visit the website for more information http://www.mam.paris.fr/en

Musée Carnavalet, located in 23 rue de Sévigné 3e. Open from Tuesday until Sunday at 10am – 6pm. This museum reflected the history of Paris from the Gallo-Roman period to modern times. The work of art in this museum created by varied intellectual, political and artistic backgrounds in the capital. Musee Carnavalet have the largest number of collections in the city of Paris, with around 600.000 collections which spread over more than one hundred rooms.

Aquarium Sea Life, only 5 minutes from Disneyland Resort Paris inside the Val d’Europe Commercial Centre, level – 1 under “Les Restaurants” area. Open from Monday to Sunday at 10 am – 5.30 pm. There are 350 species of marine life over 50 tanks that present to the public. If you have an interesting in sharks, Aquarium Sea Life have 11 species of sharks. Do you want to holding, meeting or feeling the texture of some animal? So visit their Interactive Discovery Pool, you can touch a starfish, hold a real shark egg, or discover funny facts about creatures from beach. Visit http://www.visitsealife.com/Paris/en/ for more information.

Aquaboulevard de Paris, this is the large aquatic indoor recreational water park in Paris with two pools with waves, 11 giant water slides, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, sauna park, hot bathes, geysers, water cannons, water walls, and waterfall. Located in 4 to 6 Rue Louis Armand. Aquaboulevard provide a fitness center also (Forest Hill club), there are cardio-bodybuilding, squash or tennis, fitness classes, and aquaerobics pool. Do you want to held a birthday or wedding party? Aquaboulevard will help you, they have everything you need. Please visit http://www.aquaboulevard.fr for more information.

Parc de Bercy, 14 hectare large park along the Seine river in the east part of Paris and created in 1990s as a part of revitalise project. This garden divided into three sections. First, ‘La Grande Prairie’ (the great prairie) consist of grassy open space. Second, Les Parterres’ (formal gardens) divided into nine themed gardens including vineyard. Third, ‘Le Jardin Romantique’ (Romantic Garden) with former buildings, elements of water, and fake mountains. This place become a great place for photo shot.

Parc Asterix, opened in 1989 and this is the second world class theme park of Paris after world famous Disneyland Paris. This park designed based on the Asterix comic books by Goscinni and Uderzo. There are 6 adventure area, 32 attractions and 6 shows will thrill and entertain you. You will find a couple of

Bintang Walk

Holiday in Kuala Lumpur

Holiday has arrived … holiday has arrived …

Completed the task for a period was make our bodies have become exhausted both physically and spiritually. As we know, physical exhaustion can be treated with adequate rest. Meanwhile, spiritual fatigue can be handled either by a vacation.

Many places have a variety of treats that can spoil our eyes and hearts. Kuala Lumpur is one of the right city the to serve as your vacation destination. The city which is the center of the crowd Malaysia has many tourist attractions that must to visit when you’re there. Let us examine one by one the places of your vacation destination.

Bintang Walk, is an appropriate centers located in the golden triangle of Kuala Lumpur (KL). For the shopaholic, the name Bintang Walk is not a foreign thing. Because this is indeed a paradise for shopping lovers.

If you were walking in the city of Kuala Lumpur and found two buildings that are located adjacent to and visible twin then that’s when you was just in front of the twin towers or often called by Petronas. The name of tower has been world-famous in the world which is as an icon of Malaysia, located in the Kuala Lumpur City Center. Not only the stunning scenery and wonderful outside, inside the building there is also the twin Petronas gallery. There is a gallery of contemporary art. So for those of you lovers of contemporary art, this place is worth the visit must be objective.

Traveling feels incomplete without bringing home a souvenir or memento typical local area. For the sake of this one, Central Park is a suitable place. Formerly this place is a market that has been rebuilt into tourist sites or recreation. So you would be shopping more enjoyable.

Go to a vibrant area will usually have a modern shopping as we know the mall. In addition, as one of the local and international tourist destination, Malaysia has a region called the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. This location is a popular place to shop for local people. So when you visit the this one place to shop, you can feel the authenticity of the nearby city of Kuala Lumpur.

Know the culture of the area that we visit is also a compelling story and a souvenir experience. Various performances both traditional and contemporary arts of this country can you see directly by visiting the Palace of Culture (National Theatre).

Natural scenery, a wealth of flora and fauna is also an attraction that is not less interesting and even often a travel destination in great demand. Wealth of fauna found in the city of Kuala Lumpur, especially birds can be enjoyed with a visit to KL bird park. This bird park is located in the Lake Garden KL.
Lake Garden itself is a natural tourist sites with the natural scenery that spoil your eyes. By visiting this place you will find a view of the butterfly, deer, and birds garden with pleasant natural atmosphere
This is just a small part of the tourist sites you can visit in the city of Kuala Lumpur. There are many other locations that are not less interesting to the above location in the city of Kuala Lumpur in particular and Malaysia in general.

Inn Crowd

Recommended Hostel Visiting Singapore

Singapore is the near foreign country where you could plan your holiday alone, with your family or some mates without spending too much money for the transportation, or for those who want to continue study abroad, and for some people who decide to take a new working environment in foreign country. One of necessary things in realising these plans is choosing the appropriate hostel based upon your budget and place to work, study, and vacation. If you have got high budget, it is not a big deal finding a luxurious hotel. But if there is only small budget you have got, you have to select the hostel that is compatible with your money.

There are many hostels in Singapore for students, workers, and backpackers. You could find some hostels in Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam. We will give some nice hostels that would be the best place to stay with good quality service. They are Inn Crowd, Sleepy Sam’s, Drop Inn, and Betel Box. The Inn Crowd is located near Little India and filled with some place you might need such as mosque, pub, butcher shop, and grocery. For those who want to have low cost ticket to sight as the Evening Safari and River Cruise, only this place that could give it. The next hostel is Sleepy Sam’s, which located in the centre of Kampong Glam and Arab Street. You will find many restaurants, shisha bars, and accessories outlets. The other hostel is Drop Inn. All room in this hostel provide Wi-Fi for free and big TV with many DVD collections. The location of Drop Inn is on Lavender Street and near Little India and Arab Street. This hostel is fit for honeymoon. The last one is Betel Box hostel. The Betel Box is far enough from city, so you will not find any glamorous mall, and located on Peranakan Heritage Street of Katong and Geylang Serai. This place is very good for you who need peace and silence.

The diversity of culture and religion in the country always attract a lot of foreign people. In addition, there are many tourist destinations that felicitate your eyes and mind and job opportunity which probably good for your better future. Many options of hostels in Singapore would make your day in this modern small country more spectacular. So, just arrange your budget, destination, and living purpose in Singapore. Then you will see that finding cheap and right hostels is definitely simple.

North Korea

What to See on Your Holidays in North Korea

A country that is so deeply rooted in history is a place that all of us want to visit at some point during our lives. North Korea, the other name for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is situated in East Asia and its capital is Pyongyang. South Korea, which has been separated from North Korea by the Demilitarized zone, is a country formed post the World War II. The closest neighbour to North Korea is Japan and China.

This is a country that grew tremendously post the World war and has not stopped in its efforts. It continues to dazzle the visitors with their culture and local traditions. Among the various things to see, here is a list of five things one should not miss while travelling in this part of the world. Continue reading

Keraton Yogyakarta

What to Do and Where to Go in Yogyakarta

If you’re aiming to learn about history and culture of Indonesia and Java, enjoy mystical scenery of the mountain and the beach, and go on a shopping frenzy for a large variety of art products ranging from silver to batik products, then Yogyakarta is the place for you. This town has been known by domestic and international tourists for its beautiful culture, art, and scenery. So, what to do and where to go when you’re in Yogyakarta? Here are some suggestions for you:

Keraton Yogyakarta
This is the place to go if you want to get an insight of Java culture and learn about Yogyakarta’s royal family. Keraton is the center of Sultan’s activities, as a lot of ceremonial festivals held here. Tourists will be able to see the exhibition of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX’s personal items and enjoy various art performances like traditional dances and puppet show.

Borobudur Temple
This ancient Buddhist temple, located around 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta, is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It has 1460 relief panels and 504 Buddha effigies in its complex, and was built in the 9th century. The relief panels on this ten-terraces building are sculpted skillfully and depict the story of Ramayana. Visitors should walk clockwise from the entrance of the temple understand the sequence of the stories.

Prambanan Temple
If Borobudur is a Buddhist temple, then Prambanan is a Hindu temple located around 20 km east of Yogyakarta. There are three main temples in the primary yard, Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva, the symbols of Trimurti in Hindu belief. If you have a chance to visit this temple, make sure you have a guide in hand to show you around and explain the wonderful magical legend behind every temple.

Parangtritis Beach
The beach on 27 km south of Yogyakarta is closely related to the legend of Ratu Kidul, as many Javanese believe that this beach is the gate of Ratu Kidul’s magical kingdom that controls the southern sea. Tourists are forbidden from swimming in this beach, but there are ATV rentals for visitors to put the pedal to the metal and have fun.

Malioboro & Beringharjo Market
Experience the wonderful hectic of this busy street of Malioboro that is a haven for souvenir fans. Batik, leather puppets, accessories, and other traditional souvenirs can be found here in a fairly low price. In Malioboro street, you’d also find Beringharjo Market, a traditional market to find delicious traditional Javanese snacks, batik products, Javanese herbs and spices, and antiques.

This sub-district in Yogyakarta is the center of silver handicrafts in Indonesia. Not only it’s perfect for some silver handicrafts shopping, but tourist can also learn to make their own silver handicrafts. Some places even have a reliable English and France speaking guide. The duration of each course ranges from 3 hours to a whole day, from morning to evening. The fee for each course varies, depend of the duration of the course.


Sightseeing in Dundee

Many people visiting Scottish cities immediately look for the nearest whiskey distillery that is open to tourists. Whilst there is a distillery nearby, Dundee is a city with plenty more to offer its visitors as well as a very warm welcome. Walking through the streets of the city, you can come across sculptures of the famous comic characters that are closely associated with the city and visit some of the wonderful local attractions. One of the free things you can do in Dundee is to take in the views over the Firth of Tay at the one of the famous bridges that span it.

In the past much of the city’s wealth came from the Jute industry, for which Dundee was internationally famous. There is now a museum celebrating that heritage called the Verdant Works at West Henderson’s Wynd, to the north west of the city centre. This museum is open daily, apart from the winter bank holidays, and tells the history of the Jute industry in the city. It has displays of machinery, computer generated and hands-on interactive demonstrations and information about the social conditions of the workers in Victorian times. At Discovery Point, which is in the Discovery Quay off Riverside Drive, you’ll find the Discovery ship in a dry-dock. Now a museum, the Discovery was the ship that Captain Scott used for his 1901-1904 exploration of the Antarctic. You can explore the ship and use the multimedia displays to improve your understanding of what Scott set out to achieve. The ship was originally built in Dundee and has a 1/2m thick hull to withstand the pack ice. Tickets for the Verdant Works and the Discovery can be bought separately or as a combined one. Whilst down by the river, you could also visit the HM Frigate Unicorn at the Victoria docks, about 500m to the east of Discovery Point. The Unicorn is the oldest battleship still afloat, having been built at Chatham in 1824. However, there are plans to move it into a dry-dock to ensure its preservation. You can walk around the frigates four decks and consider what life would have been like for the three hundred sailors that would have manned the ship. Although it never saw any ‘action’, it was said to be one of the fastest and most powerful sailing warships of its day. As you walk back into the city centre from there its worth passing the Customs House and Harbour Chambers on Dock Street. These are imposing Victorian buildings, ‘classically’ styled to impress everyone with the importance and wealth of the sea trade passing through the city.

As a city steeped in history it also has the museums to recount its past. The McManus Gallery and Museum is the main one run by the city council. Located on Albert Square it occupies a typically Victorian Gothic style building and has displays of archaeology, local history and natural history; along with an art gallery on the first floor. The McManus is currently undergoing a major refurbishment to incorporate the latest multimedia developments. Broughty Castle Museum is to the west of the city at Broughty Ferry. Built in 1496 it is has an imposing presence at the mouth of the Firth of Tay. It now houses a museum telling the story of local people from the past to the present.

Dundee isn’t just a city with historical museums and artefacts. As a city keen to develop its reputation in biotechnology and the new media it also has a what is called a modern museum, despite the contradiction in terms which that might be! Sensation is at Greenmarket and has over 80 inter-active exhibits to stimulate thoughts about and explain scientific phenomena. So, if you fancy experiencing zero-gravity or sliding down a nose inside a giant skull or walk along the innards of a leaf – Sensations is the place to head for. Special exhibitions – a recent one was on explosions – and guest lectures add to the programme of events that can be seen here.

Outside of Dundee a visit to Glamis Castle really has to be considered. A family home for over 600 years to the Bowes-Lyon family, it is probably best known as the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Apart from the grandiose interiors to see there are magnificent gardens and, in the summer, outdoor events including jousting and archery. Glamis Castle is about 20km (15 miles) north of Dundee using the A90 and A928. Closer to Dundee is the Mills Observatory, at the summit of Bagley Park to the west of the city. This is the only observatory in the country that is open to the public and free of charge. It has displays explaining astronomy including a planetarium and, on clear evenings between October and March, members of the public can use the facilities and even try the refracting telescope. Interestingly, the observatory dome is made of papier màché around a steel frame.

Centurion, South Africa

Travel to Centurion, South Africa

Centurion is a well established South African community. It features a beautiful and natural business environment that is spread through all its communities

Centurion is also famous for its historical background, both ancient and recent South African history. It is famous for the Sterkfontein caves dating back to 2-3 million years ago. In 1851 during the first Algo boer war, battles were fought over some of the land. During the early 1900, in the second Anlgo boer war, many were sent of the women and children were kept here for safety. This did not prove a safe move, where over 1000 children lost their lives, And thus a deep historical background, ever changing.

There are many places to see while visiting; history, entertainment, art, shows, events and much more. The community has developed fast over the years, with more people and more jobs being created everyday… The development of the Community seems to be expanding, with a high demand for property and high housing rates. Although a first choice for many, especially those closer to areas like Littleton, Eldoglen and other close by communities.l

With highly satisfactory accommodation and many places to visit and also be entertained, Centurion is the perfect choice for those seeking opportunity and an ever evolving society.The community of Centurion is relatively vibrant and friendly, however there are exceptions. The Centurion Mall is also a key attraction to the community and is also responsible to some extend for past and future developments.

The community of Centurion, welcomes all travelers from around the world with a smile.

Statue of Liberty seen from the Circle Line ferry, Manhattan, New York

Travel Guide to New York City

New York with its Skyscrapers, Central Park, Greenwich Village, and Upper East Side is in perpetual change and full of expendable energy. When you land in New York City, with its huge buildings and amazingly designed structures, you will feel like a kid in huge candy store. The first thing you will find is that you are at home in NYC, meaning that, nobody makes you feel like an outsider. Nobody cares whether you are different, you speak another language etc. No one discriminates against you.

The main attractions in New York are the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, The Empire State Building, The New York Stock Exchange etc. The Frick Collection, Manhattan, New York, is one of the most wonderful private art collections. Brooklyn Bridge, once the longest suspension bridge in world, spans the East River and brings the NYC and Brooklyn close. Through the centre is a walk way for the pedestrians and cyclists. There are six lanes for motor vehicles.

Another biggest attraction of New York is the JFK International Airport in Queens County, New York, around 12 miles from Lower Manhattan.”The Met”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with its permanent collection of two million art works, is a stunning sight. It lacks nothing; art, sculpture, arms and armor, costumes, drawings and paintings etc. Works of art from every corner of the world are available there. Art works from Egypt, Islamic countries, Rome, Greece, Europe – you name it – it is there.

New York City, also called the Big Apple, is the capital city of New York State. It has 5 boroughs – administrative divisions of state – namely Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx and the Staten Island. New York has the lowest crime rate for the last 10 years among the largest 25 cities in the world. It is the centre of fashion, culture, entertainment. Broad Way in New York, with its 40 professional theaters with capacity of 500 each, is the world famous.

On the open air deck of the 86th floor of The Empire State Building is the observatory. It gives a beautiful picture of New York, day and night. A two hour cruise will give you a great view and understanding of Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty stands majestically on the Liberty Island. Statue of Liberty – a gift of friendship from French to the Americans – is now a symbol of freedom and democracy.


Holiday in Norway

Norway is without question one of the most beautiful countries in Northern Europe and an absolute paradise for people who love getting out and about in the great outdoors. Its mountains, fjords and lakes will take your breath away and the pureness of the fresh air will send even the pastiest of city dwellers home with a glow on their cheeks.

One of the best ways to see the country is to book a ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour. These tours give you the option of spending between one and three days taking in some of the best fjords and places of natural beauty in the country. If you prefer to explore under your own steam then it’s a good idea to hire a car as some of the best sights are off the beaten track and a little tricky to get to on public transport.

The most popular tourist destination for nature lovers is probably the Voringsfossen Waterfall in Hardanger where a number of waterfalls converge into one in a magnificent spectacle. Purpose built lookouts have been constructed both above and below the falls to give visitors a dazzling view and there are lots of beautiful picnic spots nearby where you can enjoy a bite to eat after taking in the sights. Whatever you do, don’t forget the camera!

In Norway everyone has the ‘right of access’ in the countryside so hill walking and climbing tours are very popular. You’ll find trips to suit all levels of fitness and skill, from a gentle stroll around the lakes to something a little more challenging in the mountains. The mountains around the Trollstigen Mountain Road are some of the most impressive and a drive along this road is a great way to take in the scenery if you don’t fancy getting out the ropes and crampons.

One of the most incredible natural phenomena in Norway is that of the midnight sun, which means that the sun never sets and it is bright literally 24 hours a day. This lasts from the 12th June to 1st July in Nordland, but lasts for the entire 6 months of the summer in the North Pole. This can be quite difficult to adjust to when you’re used to sunrise and sunset, but there’s nothing quite as enchanting as taking a midnight stroll through the countryside in broad daylight.

Of course Norway is not all about fjords, mountains and lakes. A break in one of its main cities also makes for a great trip, and with accommodation costing less than most other countries in Europe a weekend break needn’t break the bank. One of the most popular destinations is the capital city of Oslo, which is a bustling modern city, yet rich in culture and heritage. Spend your days strolling round Bogstadveein, the trendy heart of the city, which is great for shopping and eating out, or find out more about the city’s Viking and Scandinavian past at the Viking Ship Museum. Then top your day off with a trip to the beautiful National Theatre which runs an ongoing programme of plays and operas.

Flights to Norway are very reasonably priced and if you hunt around and plan ahead you can get some really great deals. Add this to the fact that accommodation and eating out are also relatively inexpensive and you’ve got yourself a real bargain of a trip.