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The World Outside Your Home.
Let us try something different in the busy life of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Today’s Agoda Pick sits on panoramic view of the city and the Genting Highlands. Not a very typical hotel and resort, unquestionably one of the best in KL, boasting a 5 Star recognition. This Organic and Wellness Hotel offers Spa Treatments suing Salt! We consider this a perfect and not an ordinary getaway for those who wants a peaceful and very refreshing KL Vacation. Hotel is running on promotion with Agoda and deals applies on this Post.
Number one in extent, number one in population. The world’s largest continent is also the most populous with approximately 3,8 billion inhabitants, 60% percent of the world’s population. China and India are the dominant countries in the Asian market, but when it comes to vacations the southeast part of the continent is more popular: Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Lately, South Vietnam and Cambodia have emerged as upcoming destinations for restless travelers, while Tokyo in Japan is always a must-go place for people that want to live, even for a few days, in a “Megalopolis”. India on the other hand offers other kind of thrills: busy big cities, curry smell and the sacred river of Ganges. The Great Wall in northern China and the Taj Mahal in northern India are sights you shouldn’t miss.
Asia is home to several language families and many language isolates. Most Asian countries have more than one language that is natively spoken. For instance, according to Ethnologue, more than 600 languages are spoken in Indonesia, more than 800 languages spoken in India, and more than 100 are spoken in the Philippines. China has many languages and dialects in different provinces.
Asia is too massive and diverse to conceptualize as a single digestible travel “destination”. Read the rest of this entry
Jakarta’s nickname is the Big Durian. Like the fruit, it’s a shock at first sight and smell, it’s a sweltering, steaming, heaving mass of some 10 million people packed into an urban spread. The contrast between the obvious wealth of Indonesia’s elite and the atrocious deficiency of the urban poor is another shock. If one is inside a tinted-window Mercedes turning left at the supermall with its Gucci shop, then definitely on the other side of the coin, there is one buggy heading into muddy lanes full of beggars and uneven iron shacks. It is traffic and humidity – but so what? This country has thrived and survived years with rich culture, religion and ethnicity one cannot see in other places. This place is also one of Asia’s most exciting, most lively cities. There is plenty to do in Jakarta, from cosmopolitan shopping at the many luxurious shopping centers to one of the hippest nightlife scenes in Southeast Asia.
These places will be explored in the upcoming articles! – This was my last entry on the previous article about Patong. So now here it is as promised! Experience the exotic Soi Bangla!
Night owls or not – Patong’s liveliest party zone becomes closed to traffic and ready for action once the sun sets as the Soi Bangla awakes! This hole is notorious for its wild and naughty nightlife. Soi Bangla may be the smallest street on earth but it goes all out to entertain with girls, beers and music that increases in volume as the moon rises. This place is packed most nights for 365 days, and is safe and lively place to walk around as bars compete for customers. The girls aim to please always, pole dancing, engaging in small talks, or inviting customers to play simple bar games like “Connect” or “Hammer the nail” to break the ice. The business of course is to entice customers to buy drinks and hopefully, take them away for the evening.
Read the full entry: Summer Ideas: Wild and Wicked Soi Bangla! | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips.
As the name implies, Little India is the center where the large Indian community in Singapore exists. Just like when you think of Singapore’s Chinatown. Little India retains its popular uniqueness without degenerating into a mere tourist attraction and is one of the most colorful and attractive places to visit in Singapore. Little India’s main attraction is Serangoon Road; it starts at Rochor Canal Rd and continues northward to Serangoon. Most of the happening is tightly concentrated a few blocks on either side of the road, and is accessible by foot. Getting taxis in Little India can be difficult, especially on weekends. It is wise to either book by phone or head to the major roads on the edges to wilt one. Read the rest of this entry
Singapore’s Chinatown is referred as the traditional Chinese digs in town. While the entire city is largely Chinese these days the area does retain some of its own charm. The area between Pagoda Street and Smith Street is mostly for tourists, but workaday Chinatown continues south and east, merging seamlessly into the Central Business District. The Tanjong Pagar is the unofficial home of Singapore’s gay community, with many watering holes in restored shop houses, while Club Street caters more to the expat and yuppie crowd with small, intimate eateries offering excellent Western fare.
One can’t simply leave Singapore without checking the famous Sentosa, which is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, two five-star hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, featuring the theme park Universal Studios Singapore.