Vacation in Philippines

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A vacation in the Philippines is almost not fair- most tourists don’t have enough time to visit all the places they’d like, and definitely won’t have the time to explore the many attractions the Philippines holds. For those on a limited time schedule, there are a few attractions that shouldn’t be missed at all costs.

One of the first attractions to take advantage of is the world renowned diving locations found in the Philippines. These locations are famous for their vibrant waters that are teeming with all sorts of exotic marine life. Most dives are usually fairly cost effective, meaning tourists won’t have to spend all of their recreational money on a few dives into the beautiful waters of the Philippines.

If a more extreme event is desired, there are many cliffs in which to go rock climbing on. Rock climbers from all around the world value Philippine cliffs, as they are situated on some of the most scenic property in the world. And because the Philippines has many types of terrain, beginners and experts alike will be able to find a challenge among the many cliffs decorating the land.

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The Museum offers a fine variety of prehistoric and modern art, whereas its architectural design resembles that of a palace. The government supervised "Sanggraha Kriya Asta" has a wide variety of handicraft and works of art. The "Werdi Budaya" presents a yearly art festival between June and July, with performances, exhibitions, art contest and so on.

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The card seeks to replace the Visit Pass endorsement in the passports of all long-term stayers.All card holders will be required to produce their LTP card during immigration clearance when leaving or entering Singapore. If they decide to ever leave the country for good, they will have to surrender their LTP cards.

The cards are similar in look and feel to the NRIC cards held by citizens and permanent residents of Singapore, but are green in colour (see sample below). They are also equipped with similar security features.

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Direct flight from Hanoi to Nagoya

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) launched its direct service from Hanoi to Nagoya, the third biggest economic hub of Japan, on August 12, announced the carrier.This is the parnering route between the Vietnam Airlines and the Japan Airlines.

The direct flights linking Hanoi and Nagoya will be offered on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday on A321 Airbus with 183 seats.After an inaugural ceremony held in Nagoya at 10h30 (local time) in co-operation with the Japanese side, VNA’s plane with nearly 160 passengers on board for Flight No VN967 began its travel from Nagoya to Hanoi.

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