Christmas in Singapore

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The magical extravaganza ‘Christmas in the Tropics’ returns to Singapore from 17 November 2007 to 2 January 2008 with a host of exciting events including festive performances, entertainment events, shopping specials, concerts and dance parties, as well as the popular brilliant display of lights at Orchard Road and Marina Bay.

A key favourite of the annual Christmas in the Tropics celebration is the Christmas Light-up, themed “A Fairytale Christmas” this year. Scotts Road and the Orchard Road stretch from Tanglin Road to Plaza Singapura and the Marina Bay area from Hotel Rendezvous to Raffles Avenue will be transformed into a bewitching Crystal Forest decked with magnificent chandeliers, magic harps, glittering jewels, dazzling lights in red, gold and white, and even a magical carousel.

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Cambodia - Latest South East Asian Tourist stop

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cambodia is witnessing a resurgence as a South-east Asian tourist destination. And its not just the temples of Angkor that are fuelling this, although the complex is noted for being one of the great archaeological sites in the world.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, is like any modern bustling Asian city, but is visually striking, being on the confluence of two rivers and with its wide boulevards and colonial buildings that hark back to its French colonial history. Indians will feel right at home with the pedalled rickshaws that still ply the streets. You can revisit the ghosts of the ousted Khmer Rouge regime by visiting the Killing Field of Choeung Ek, and the Tuol Sleng, Pol Pot’s torture centre.

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Ilocos Norte, Philippine - The best of culture and nature

Long before the coming of the Spaniards, there already existed an extensive region (consisting of the present provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra and La Union) renowned for its gold mines.

Merchants from Japan and China would often visit the area to trade gold with beads, ceramics and silk. The inhabitants of the region believed to be of Malay origin, called their place "samtoy", from "sao mi toy, which literally meant "our language".

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Thung Buatong, Thailand - Wild Sunflower field

Thung Buatong (Wild Sunflower Field) is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mae Hong Son Province. Its significant character is the area is largely decorated of yellowish wild sunflowers, located on high mountain where you can see scenery of vivid wild sunflower mountain range. The weather is cool throughout the year and there’s fog covered in the morning.

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Travel guide links - 14 November 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sam presents Hiking the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff Arizona. Surfer Sam. posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "Hiking the Grand Canyon, an Arizona vacation. Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, five friends, five days and a taste of Eden."

Sagar Satapathy presents Travelhacker » Top 100 Blogs for Vacationers posted at Travelhacker.

Andrew Erickson presents Taking the Long View - Are You In Business? posted at WebSite Werx.

Mary Jo Manzanares presents Winchester Mystery House: 38 Years & Still Not Finished posted at Flyaway Cafe, saying, "It's not just for Halloween!"

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Andrew Edgington presents Cyprus Villas with Private Pool An Ultimate Luxury posted at Cyprus Informer, saying, "Explore the wonders of Cyprus using this greay blog as your guide."

zenofeller presents Xenophillia - zeno globetrotter posted at zenofeller.com.

Sagar presents Sensual Vacations: 25 Kinky, Fun and Sexy Getaways posted at Travelhacker.

Kristie presents Lithuania - The Food & Drinks posted at Norway - An American In Oslo.

Charles H. Green presents Ruining Trust by Taxing Mistrust: the False Negatives Scam posted at Trust Matters, saying, "Be careful what credit card you use when using. Mastercard, for example, tends to think that overseas charges are fraudulent and will block them, again and again."

beta mum presents Dreaming of Lapland posted at Keir Royale, saying, "topical piece re day trip to Lapland"

Lucy Baldwin presents 5 Things I Learned From Moving 17 Times posted at Moving Help Central.

Sagar presents Top 25 Vacation Destinations Where a Nerd Can Get Laid posted at Travelhacker.

Kristie presents Lithuania - Kaunas posted at Norway - An American In Oslo.

Christopher Michael presents Seeing the Sites posted at Travel Europe- where to go, what to see and how to get there, saying, "This article contains a useful list of websites for those who are planning or are on a trip to Europe"

AJ Block presents Using Public Transportation in Santiago posted at The Real Santiago, saying, "For anyone visiting Santiago, Chile, this guide to getting around the city is a must."

Charles H. Green presents Americans, Travel and Rushing to Judgment posted at Trust Matters, saying, "Mark Twain said, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." Yet only something like 20% of Americans have a passport. Absurdly few of us speak another language—usually poorly at that. But we could use more of the perspective that experience and contact with the world brings."

Christine presents French cinema, French Cafes, French People: Living in France, Strasbourg posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France, saying, "A day in the life of an expat living in France."

Meg presents Fabulous! Festival - Travel Edition posted at Une femme d'un certain age, saying, "If a blog carnival linked to another blog carnival would the fabric of space-time rip -- or just make a fabulous dress? We at the Fabulous! Festival had a great turn out for our travel edition. I'm submitting this on behalf of the edition's host, Deja Pseu. (I'm the festival maintainer.)"

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of !# travel guide, tips, maps using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Beware of passenger bag theft

Travelling with valuables is never a good idea, especially if you fly through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Police have just busted a ring of baggage handlers who were expert at stealing from people’s baggage in their care. Here’s more from the Jakarta Post.

Arrests made in theft of plane passenger bags

TANGERANG, Banten (JP): Security officers at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport have busted a ring of thieves responsible for stealing valuables from passenger luggage.

“So far, we have arrested a total of 25 suspects comprising 21 baggage handlers who work for Garuda Indonesia, Air Asia and Batavia Air. We also arrested four people suspected to be buyers of the stolen goods,” airport police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Guntur Setyanto said Thursday.

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Top 5 Thailand hidden Paradise

Thailand is considered a tourist spot that everyone would like to experience. Large amount of tourists all over the world know about prominent tourist spots i.e. Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi (PP Island) but in actuality, Thailand still has many hidden paradise waiting to be explored as follow.

1. Pattaya – The true nature can be found at Koh Lan, which is 7.5 kilometer from Pattaya. You can get there in 45 minutes by regular boat and 15 minutes by speedboat. North Pattaya beach and Central Pattaya beach have many facilities. South Pattaya , however, is colored with the night life's activity.

2. Koh Samui – The best way to travel to Koh Samui is by speed boat from Lomprayah Catamaran Company. Lomprayah offers less expensive service than taxi for hire and service provided by the hotel directly. Nevertheless, if you have no problem with fund, you should hire a taxi because this would create job for the locals.

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Traveler guide blogger.. we want you!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Welcome to the one and only travel blog network for Asian countries. With recent development such as Air Asia X flying to London, Australia and China and more institutional investors investing in hotel in this region, I anticipate more and more people will come and visit this region, South East Asia. Even, Lonely Planet predicted Asian is hot destinations for 2008.

Realising this, I would like to invite bloggers from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and other South East Asia countries to take this opportunity to have travel blog on their own countries.

Since people who come to this region normally hopping from country to country in this region, having a travel blog network that interlink with each other will be able to provide the comprehensive and up to date information about tourism in the countries.

The following blogs are interlink with each and up for grab by interested bloggers. 100% of revenue from each blog goes to the bloggers themselves. I don't take any cut from there. The reason I do it is because I would like to attract more traffic. I have been blogging for 6 months for http://whymustvisitmalaysia.blogspot.com/ and the revenue is increasing by day. So, I have reserved the following blogs under this blog network:

http://whymustvisitthailand.blogspot.com/
http://whymustvisitsingapore.blogspot.com/
http://whymustvisitindonesia.blogspot.com/
http://whymustvisitvietnam.blogspot.com/
http://whymustvisitlaos.blogspot.com/
http://whymustvisitcambodia.blogspot.com/

If you're interested, please email directly to me at kzainul at gmail dot com. I am also open for any further suggestion.

Why Must Visit Singapore blog launched

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Welcome to Why Must Visit Singapore. This is a one-stop blog that talks all about Visit Singapore. This blog is part of Why Must Visit Asian Countries network that comprise of Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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Tourism Malaysia launched digital brand ambassador

Tourism Malaysia today launched the availability of Siti, its new digital brand ambassador to help it achieve the goals set under the Visit Malaysia Year 2007.

Siti is a Windows Live Agent that will enable Tourism Malaysia to engage more powerfully with consumers on the digital front and reach more than 285 million Windows Live Messenger users across multiple markets worldwide - anywhere, any time, on any device.

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Why Must Visit Asian Countries blog network launched

With all latest exciting development around Asian countries now, I am sure there are a lot of people who are planning to come to Asian Countries.

Therefore, a one stop information for all latest travel guide and tips about these countries is needed. Understanding this need, I am proudly launch this first ever blog network on travel guide and tips to Asian countries.

Why are our information is latest and reliable? Because the bloggers are local. Each country is blog by their own local blogger. Who is the best person to advise you unless the local themselves..