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Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Jan 12, 2015

For all types of tourists visiting Malaysia for the first time, there are two main distinct experiences that the country offers. These are the peninsula and Borneo. The Malaysian Borneo features a wild jungle full of interesting places and sites such as granite peaks and orangutans while the peninsula offers a mix of Indian, Chinese as well as Malay flavors especially in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is also popular for luxury resorts and even beautiful islands. Some of the main tourists’ attractions in Malaysia include: Cameron highlands. These are extensive hill stations developed by the British and the highlands are inhabited by several ethnic groups among them Chinese, Indians and Malays. This region is popular with tourists who enjoy jungle walks as they explore the tranquil spots around the highlands. The Cameron highlands are also known for its waterfalls. Visitors also get to book tea factory tours as the highland also has tea plantations. Taman Negara In Malay, Taman Negara means national park and is known to be one of the oldest tropical rain forests on the planet. The forest features amazing waterfalls, jungle treks and even massive trees. It is also popular with its longest canopy walkways in the world. This national park is also a home to various endangered species such as tigers, rhinos and even Asian elephants. (Image by min lim) PulauTioman This is a small island that is located off the east coasts of the peninsula. This island has previously been selected by the Time Magazine as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Tourists visit the island to have a taste of the paradise that is surrounded by white coral reefs. The numerous reefs make the island a haven for several interesting activities such as scuba diving. The interior of the island is densely forested and is mainly visited between November and February. Mount Kinabalu This is the highest mountain in Borneo, with its summit reaching to a height of 4,095 meters. The mountain is popular with its tremendous biodiversity in botanical as well as biological species. These include numerous species of birds, ferns and even mammalian species. Tourists with proper physical conditions are also...

Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Jan 9, 2015

Whether you are visiting Qatar for the first time, working or even living there, there are various outdoor activities that you can enjoy. These activities range from sailing and desert trips and camping to swimming and diving on the warm beaches of the Qatar coastline. Some of the top activities that are full of fun as well as adventurous places include: Parks There are numerous well maintained parks in Qatar that are great spots for having family picnics, family gathering as well as strolling and running. Some of the most popular parks include Sheraton park, Museum of Islamic Art Park, Aspire Park, Al Rumaila Park and Dahl Al Hammam Park. Most of these parks targets families, offering great relaxation experience to both kids and adults.(Image by Osarieme Eweka) Kayaking This is a popular activity organized in Qatar especially common in Al Thakhira through the mangrove plantations. Visitors get to enjoy paddling through the mangroves in full moon or even explore in a dhow ride as they learn more of the pearling and fishing cultures of Qatar. Another interesting activity common in Qatar is snorkeling which is mainly done in Fuwairit. Desert trips and camping For those after more adventure in a more challenging terrain in Qatar, the desert is the top place to visit. There are numerous activities that can be enjoyed while in the deserts. One of them includes a popular sport especially with the Qataris and the expatriate known as dune bashing. For the sport, visitors usually use SUVs or even Toyota Land Cruiser. Another desert activity is renting a dune buggy especially in Sealine Beach resort. Beaches Qatar is surrounded by water on all its sides. This has given the country many beautiful beaches stretching along its coastline. They offer a variety of lovely places that attracts many tourists from all over the world. Some of the most popular beaches include Fuwairit Beach, Zekreet Beach, Al Ghariya Beach, Mesaieed Beach located near the Sealine Beach resort and even Dukhan Beach. Cruises and boat/dhow riding The dhow is very familiar with people living and working in Qatar. The dhow was used traditionally in fishing and is currently a popular activity with many...

Top Reasons to Visit Thailand

Top Reasons to Visit Thailand

Dec 28, 2014

Thailand is an ideal destination for tourist seeking an exotic getaway. The country is popular for its historical grandeur as well as unprecedented tropical beauty. Tourists visit the country for its lush environs, enticing shopping vistas, modern living and even rich culture. Thailand, also referred to as the Land of Smiles, enlivens your senses and even lifts you spirit with its exuberance experiences. One of the main reasons why you should visit Thailand is due to the warm hospitality it gives to its visitors. Other reasons why you should make plans to visit this hypnotizing country are: Budget friendly Most vacation spots can never be fully enjoyed on empty pocket or when traveling on a budget. However, Thailand is one of the most pocket friendly destinations, whether its accommodation or even food. This is an ideal destination for those traveling on budget and the numerous guest houses and hotels are affordable. Even at the capital, Bangkok, there are many hotels that offer great and affordable deals. You can also find cheap and hygienic food from the numerous side walk restaurants and stalls. Home to various awesome temples Most of the Thai people are Buddhists and maintains high regards towards their culture. The various temples in the country attract many tourists mainly because of their fascinating architecture. There are also numerous shrines especially in the major cities such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok. One of the most popular temples in the country is the Grand Palace which is home to the most revered temple of the Emerald Buddha or temple of Wat Phra Kaew. Other popular temples include Wat Arun, Loha Prasat, Wat Pho and even the temple of the Reclining Buddha. (image by: Adrian Falconer) Exotic Beaches Thailand is famous for some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. This alone, is enough to persuade you to take a vacation to Thailand. One of the most popular beaches that is located close to the capital is the Ko Chang beach. Other popular beaches include the Ko Samet and Pattaya, both located in eastern Thailand. You can sunbath in these powdery white sand or engage in various thrilling water sports. There are plenty of...

Top Islands in Malaysia for Travelers

Top Islands in Malaysia for Travelers

Dec 22, 2014

One of the main reasons that make Malaysia to stand out among other popular tourist attractions is due to its fascinating islands. The country boasts over 878 islands and many more geographical aspects such as ridges, sandy banks and rocks in the sea. The tropical rainforests and luscious beaches create a variety of options for the visitors including exploration, snorkeling and even diving. Visitors can also explore the astounding coral reefs with ease as the water is clear. Some of the most sought after islands in Malaysia include; Langkawi Langkawi Island is most popular for its beautiful beaches and it is also known to have the biggest collection of things to do and see. Reaching the tropical island is easy as it has its own international airport. Travelers hire a taxi or even bikes to explore the scenic island which features beaches, mangroves, rainforest and green mountains. You can also enjoy a variety of water sports especially due to the limestone cliffs, turquoise waters and silver sand. You can also visit several other attractions such as the Underwater World aquarium, oriental village, Eagle Square and even Laman Padi Rice garden. (image by : Jakub Michankow) Perhentian Islands These islands attract many international travelers and are divided into small Perhentian/ Perhentian Kecil and big Perhentian/ Perhentian Besar. These islands are popular for their great diving opportunities and mesmerizing beaches. There are also comfy accommodations in the islands. The islands are also famous for numerous species of sharks, sea turtles and even coral. Tiny paths connect the various beaches. Pulau Tioman Not all of the Malaysian islands are popular for their lush green forests and beaches. Others are also embellished with delightful temples, beautiful colonial villages and bustling resorts. The island of Pulau Tioman is a great place you can experience rich culture of villages such as Genting and Juara. It is also a good place for swimming under waterfalls and jungle trekking. Pulau Mabul At Pulau Mabul, you will also find traditional villages whose huts are thatched. The island is also known for its gorgeous beaches and coconut trees. The are many species of small marine animals found in the island such as scorpion fish,...

How To Rent An Apartment On Travel Trip?

How To Rent An Apartment On Travel Trip?

Nov 25, 2014

For some people, staying in hostels is their number one choice. This is probably because they love the companies of others and would like to socialize while traveling alone. As for me, I can be in between. There are times when I like the environment of a hostel where everything seems to be livelier than staying in an apartment. But what if you need a personal time and want to try renting an apartment on travel trip? Well, here’s a few ways to determine how you can do it : What Is Apartment Rental For Travelers? Basically, individuals and companies will often advertise their apartments on sites. Instead of paying for a hotel or hostel, you will be staying in someone’s apartment. The process of booking is pretty much the same as any other type of accommodation. First, you will need to go online and find the sites you like. Then, you search through for apartment and create and account. After that you will book a place and when they’ve finally verified you, you will be able to talk tothe apartment’s owner. Major apartment rental operators are Airbnb, Home Away, 9flats, Wimdu and Roomorama. (image by : University of Nottingham)   Who Is This For? Personally, apartment rental are for business travelers, couples, families or anyone who will be spending a long time in a single place. They apparentsly do not want to spend the whole week in a hostel but are not able to afford the Hilton as well. Therefore, renting an apartment is the best option for these people. It represents in-between space of hostel and hotel. If you’re a businessman and traveling for business purpose, you won’t probably choose hostel if you long for the comfort of home. However, we all know how expensive hotel can be. Therefore, renting an apartment is the perfect compromise of your dilemma. How Much Is Renting An Apartment Will Cost? Are they safe enough? Just like hostel and hotel, renting an apartment during travel trip will vary accordingly. In general, the price is about half of what you will pay in a hotel. Even though they are as good as hostel in term of bargain...