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Singapore Travel

A vibrant, multi-cultural, cosmopolitan and sophisticated city-state, Singapore expresses the essence of today's New Asia. Its many names describe its attributes: City of Diverse Cultures, The Garden City, The Fun City and City for the Arts - these are characteristics that best describes Singapore. Singapore has got is name from Sanskrit word called Sing- pura which mean lion city. The diversity of things to do and see is unrivalled. The ease of moving around and the relative safety in Singapore make it most enjoyable for any visitor who likes the hassle free touring. Visitors to Singapore are often pleasantly surprised by this miracle city, which has the world's best airport, one of the world's busiest seaports and is regarded by business traveler's the world over, as the "Best Business Destination."


Topography

Singapore consists of one main island and 60 small islands about 137 km north of the Equator. It extends from 1° 09'N latitude to 103° 38'E longitude. It has a total land area of 647.5 square kilometer's, out of which almost half has been set aside as forest reserves, marsh and other non-built-up areas. Three reservoirs occupy the Centre of the island. Almost half of the land is for residential, commercial and industrial use whereas a mere 1.7 per cent of the land is for agriculture.

Climate

When it comes to climate this small island state experience all the distinct climate. The four seasons are: hot, hotter, wet and wetter. Singapore has a warm tropical climate with sunshine all year round--making it a good place to develop a perpetual tan. With the sea to further moderate fluctuations in temperature. In summer the temperature fluctuates between 32°C to 24°C. Summer is accompanied with high humidity. The daily average relative humidity is 84.4 per cent.
Rainfall is abundant. The rainy season falls during the Northeast Monsoon from December to January. December is usually the wettest month while February is the sunniest. July and August are the hottest months, with average temperatures hitting their peaks.

Culture

The culture of Singapore is truly cosmopolitan. Here you don't only find people practicing various religion but you have great conglomeration of people from different countries presenting the true vibrant color of Singapore. If you ask the locals about the culture, they will shoot back to you by describing it as Among "rojak", a delicious local mixed salad that is eaten as an appetizer. Indeed, Singapore's diverse cultural heritage has resulted in a way of life that forms the canvas of a rich social fabric. Most of the people of Singapore are descendants of immigrants from the Malay Peninsula, China, the Indian sub-continent and Sri Lanka. While they have gradually acquired a distinct identity as Singaporeans, many still retain their customs, practices and festivals in a curious mix of the modern and the traditional.

Major tourist attractions of Singapore

Butterfly Park, Singapore
To create an environment as close to nature, the Butterfly Park is a specially designed enclosure with breathtaking landscape and greenery. As you take a leisurely stroll through the park, you will encounter a myriad of live butterflies and insects as they flutter and glide gracefully amongst the lush fauna and flora in the tropical garden. These insects are native to the tropical islands of Asia.

Insect Kingdom Museum, Singapore
Our planet Earth is home to more than 2.8 million species of insects; each having its own unique and complex body shapes, characteristics and lifestyles. Their immense population has made them the largest group of living creatures known. In the Insect Kingdom Museum you will have close encounters with over 2,500 different species of insects, of which comprised some of the world's most beautiful and rarest insects.

Underwater World, Singapore
Swim down to the bottom of the Sea! Underwater World Singapore is one of Asia's most popular oceanariums. It has more than 2,500 marine animals from 250 species. Imagine swimming along more than 2,500 marine animals from 250 species.
Underwater World Singapore is a state-of-the-art leisure attraction showcasing the rich variety of marine life to be found around the region. Situated on Singapore's 'pleasure island' of Sentosa, it complements the many other educational and recreational activities available here.
The first of its kind in Asia - Underwater World's new Dolphin Lagoon at the Central Beach houses the Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphins, commonly known as pink dolphins for its coat of "bubbly" pink. Built at a cost of approximately S$3 million, the Dolphin Lagoon was specially constructed to simulate a natural environment similar to their original habitat. Containing approximately 30 million liter's of filtered natural seawater, the lagoon has an undulating sandy bottom to provide the dolphins with a variety of water depths and is surrounded by lovely white beaches lined with palm trees.

Dolphin Lagoon, Singapore
At the "Meet-the Dolphin" sessions, visitors are able to watch the dolphins perform their natural behaviors such as spy-hop, tail-flapping, vocalizations etc. Few lucky visitors will be allowed to wade into shallow waters, under the guidance of staff from the Underwater World, to touch and feed these wonderful and highly intelligent animals. So check out, who knows may be you stand a luck!


Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
The Jurong Bird Park is one of the world's largest and most impressive aviaries, that nestles over 8,000 birds of 600 different species from all over the world. For a Bird watcher it will be a experience of life time. You can enjoy ride on the air-conditioned Panorail for a panoramic view of the Park and into a tropical world of jungle mists at the Waterfall Aviary. Enjoy the spectacular Penguin Exhibit with an underwater viewing gallery and do not miss the All Star Bird Show, reputed as world-class.

Sentosa Island, Singapore
Sentosa is the largest and best known offshore islands of Singapore, closest to the mainland. Sentosa is a multi-million dollar pleasure resort girdled by a monorail and offering a wide range of activities and attractions. These include the Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon, Images of Singapore, the recently upgraded Musical Fountain Show, the Maritime Museum; and the New Food Centre.

Night Safari in Singapore
The Night Safari is the world's first wildlife park built to be viewed at night. It is not an ordinary zoo simply illuminated by night or a modern version of nocturnal houses found in many zoos. Set in 40 hectares of dense secondary forest, the Night Safari offers guests the unique experience of exploring wildlife in a tropical jungle at night. Through the use of subtle lighting technique, guests are able to view over 1000 nocturnal animals of 100 species in vast naturalistic habitats.

Haw Par Villa, Singapore
Just a 20 minute ride from the bustling crowds of Orchard Road, you will lunge into the grounds of Haw Par Villa. Established in 1937 as one of the 3 private residences of the Aw brothers. The Aw brothers, Aw Boon Haw (Tiger) and Aw Boon Par (Leopard) who became world famous, for their ointment called Tiger Balm. They were so rich, they originally built seven pagoda-like structures on the grounds and was originally called Tiger Balm Gardens. The grounds are furnished with statues depicting ancient mythological creatures and stories from Ancient China, many of which still stand now which is named, Haw Par Villa. It took 2 years to build the original site, this historic landmark is now one of the most scenic sites in Singapore.

Snow City, Singapore
The moment snow word is utter, the first thing that comes up in our mind is the snow capped mountain of Switzerland, Canada, or Himalayas etc. But can you conjure up a snow city in hot and humid place which stays round the year. Yes there lies a city called Singapore where you can experience or feel the fun of being in snow clad mountain. Snow City is the first permanent indoor snow centre in Singapore set up by the Singapore Science Centre and NTUC Income, Snow City introduces the concept of snow and cold climates in a fun, entertaining and educational way. At Snow City, you can ski, snowboard or snow tube your way down a snow-covered slope. Enjoy snowball fights and learn about life in colder climates.

Volcano Land, Singapore
Gear up for an incredible experience in a new world of adventure and fantasy. Discover a lost civilization and an ancient tribe. Follow the footsteps of Professor Hugo and Igo-Nogo into the legendary Volcano in a subterranean journey tracing the evolution of life. Descend into the Center of the Earth and into the Kingdom of Fire where they will experience a multi-sensory show culminating in a sensational volcanic eruption.!

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Thailand Travel

Thailand - the Land of Smiles is one of the few countries in Southeast Asia where you won't mind getting lost. Thailand's allure is pure oriental fantasy - a dream blend of traditional and modern cultures. Visitors enjoy Thailand's diversity: the mountains and hill-tribes of Chiang Mai and the north, the beaches and marine life of Phuket and Koh Samui in the south, and of course the dynamic and always reinventing capital city, Bangkok.

The balance between comfort and excitement is near perfect. From the frenetic capital to the hill country gateway of Chiang Mai, Thailand is a place that can excite the mind, tantalize the senses and take care of most everyday needs. The country is generally quite safe, and it has decades of experience in catering to travelers.

The capital is Bangkok or Krung Thep Which means city of angels, the spiritual, symbolic and physical heart of the nation is home to seven million people. To the north is Chiang Mai, Thailand's second largest city and its oldest for it was founded in the late 13th century and is one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the country.

Thailand's islands and beaches are working definitions of heaven . And as for urban delights, the huge metropolis of Bangkok, although it can alarm with its chaos and its scale, tends to so charm visitors with its energy and cultural treasures that the steamy soupy diesel mixture that passes for air in this city is more than forgiven. Thailand is an easy country to travel in, with efficient transport, cheap accommodation and a delicious national cuisine.

Geography of Thailand

The country covers an area of 198,000 square miles, stretching from 5 to 21 degrees north of the equator. It lies between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. It is bordered by Myanmar to the west and north, Laos to the north-east, Cambodia to the east and Malaysia to the south. The kingdom has four very different regions. The North is mountainous. The Central Plains are a fertile rice bowl. The North-east is an upland plateau. The South is a peninsula lined with stunning tropical beaches and enticing islands.

Climate of Thailand

Thailand lies within the humid tropics and remains hot throughout the year. Average temperatures are about 29oC, ranging in Bangkok from 35oC in April to 17oC in December. There are three seasons: winter (November to February), summer (April to May), and the rainy season (June to October), though downpours rarely last more than a couple of hours.

History of Thailand

According to archaeological discoveries Thailand is the country where some 5,600 years ago the world's oldest Bronze Age civilization was flourishing around the north-east hamlet of Ban Chiang. Before the establishment of Thailand, the Thais had established small northern city states in Lanna, Phayao and Sukhothai in the early 1200 AD. In 1238, two Thai chieftains rebelled against Khmer suzerainty and established the first truly independent Thai kingdom in Sukhothai.

Ayutthaya which was founded in 1350 was made the state capital. It remained the capital until 1767 when it was destroyed by Burmese invaders. Ayutthaya's was ruled by 33 kings in its 417 years of existence as the capital. The Thais brought their distinctive culture to full fruition, rid of their lands of Khmer presence and fostered contact with Arabian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and European powers. Ayutthaya's destruction was as severe a blow to the Thais as the loss of Paris or London would have been to the French or English.

However, Thai revival occurred within a few months and the Burmese were expelled by King Taksin who later made Thon Buri his capital. In 1782, the first king of the present Chakri dynasty, Rama I, established his new capital on the site of a riverside hamlet called Bangkok. Two Chakri monarchies, Mongkut (Rama IV) who reigned between 1851 and 1868, and his son Chulalongkorn (Rama V, 1868-1910) saved Thailand from western colonization through adroit diplomacy and selective modernization.

Thai food

After visiting and experiencing the exotic locales of Thailand, If you have missed out the mouth watering cuisine's of Thailand, then your sojourn is a futile. Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively bland, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. The characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked to suit all palates.

With their Buddhist background, they dislike Large chunks of meat which is well reflected in their fooding habits. They prefer stewing and baking, or grilling. The thai cooking is influenced by the country lying next to it or the country by whom they were ruled. Frying, stir frying and deep-frying is seen as the influence of China. The hot and spicy food was influenced by Portuguese missionaries in 1600m AD.

A proper Thai meal should consist of a soup, a curry dish with condiments, a dip with accompanying fish and vegetables. A spiced salad may replace the curry dish. The soup can also be spicy, but the curry should be replaced by non spiced items. There must be a harmony of tastes and textures within individual dishes and the entire meal.

Recipes of Thailand

Some of the popular Thai dishes that grace the menus of any Thai restaurant. Kai Yang with Khao Niao and Som Tam Satay, Kaeng Khiao Wan Nuea, Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables, Khao Phat, Thot Man Pla, Mi Krop, Tom Kha Kai etc.

Major Thailand Cities and their tourist places

Ayutthaya's

The ancient city of Ayuthaya is located on an island in the Chao Phraya River, about 80km north of Bangkok. Ayuthaya was the ancient capital of Thailand for 417 years and has been ruledby 33 kings. Ayuthaya's is all scattered with temples and ruins which have been declared as a World Heritage Site. Many ancient ruins and artwork can be seen in this city, which was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong. Among the attractions are the Bang Pa In Palace and Japanese Village. Ayuthaya today is an assemblage of magnificent ruins that should not be missed by anyone with interest in either history or art.

Attractions of Ayutthaya's

The Ancient Palace, Thailand
The magnificent Ancient Palace was the residence of Ayutthayan monarchs. It was made on the designs of the Palace complex in Bangkok. The royal temple of Ancient Palace was inspired from the Emerald Buddha Chapel in Bangkok, and is the focal point of a complex currently called the 'Ancient Palace'

Wat Phra Si San Phet, Thailand
The entire complex is dominated by Wat Phra Si San Phet's three towering Ayutthayan-style chedis, and contains several satellite ruins of meeting halls used for state ceremonies, to welcome foreign envoys, to view military parades and royal barge processions, and for leisure. Adjacent to the complex is the Phra Mongkhon Bophit Chapel which houses a massive bronze Buddha image.

Chanthrakasem or Front Palace, Thailand
This palace was built as the residence of King Naresuan the Great. The palace was renovated during the mid 1800s by King Mongkut (Rama IV) to be his residence during occasional visits to Ayutthaya. The palace is turnrd into the National Museum which falls under the jurisdiction of the Fine Arts Department. The museum is open every day, except Monday, Tuesday and national holidays, between 9.00 AM and 4.00 PM.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand's capital city, a buzzing metropolis with a laid back attitude, elegant temples and palaces stand side by side with Romanesque concrete skyscrapers and charming wooden houses.

Thai people call their capital "Krung Thep" which means the city of angels. But you can call it as you wish as it is the center of everything, traditional civilization, foreign civilization and material prosperity. It was founded about 300 years ago to replace the old capital city, Thonburi. Bangkok at night is decorated with lights which shine on historical places, castles and temples. This turns the confusing city during the daytime to a wonderful, dazzling city at night, as if it was really the city of angels. Most interesting tourist places in Bangkok are grand and splendid temples and palaces, canals and rivers. Furthermore, Bangkok is also a shopping center of all kinds of goods.

Key attraction of Bangkok

Royal Grand Palace, Thailand
The Royal Grand Palace is a glittering walled complex that houses several palaces, all highly decorated with tiles and ceramics. Building was begun in 1782 when Bangkok was founded as the capital of Thailand. The complex houses Wat Phra Kaeo, the holiest of all Thai temples, where the sacred Emerald Buddha rests, not covered in emeralds but jade. There is even a scale model of Angkor Wat. There is a strict dress code and visitors wearing shorts, mini-skirts, sleeveless shirts or flip-flops will be refused entry, although it is possible to hire trousers and plastic shoes.

National Museum, Thailand
One of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the region, the National Museum houses a vast collection of artifacts from the Neolithic period through to more recent periods. The building, begun in 1782, is fascinating in its own right, having been built in traditional Thai style. The museum is so large that it needs more than one visit, but if time is short it must be spent in the lovely teak pavilion, which houses personal royal belongings. Free guided tours are given by volunteers at 0930 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and are highly recommended.

Night life in Thailand
Bangkok the city of angel slowly changes itself as sun touches down and in night the city is called the of "city of sin," and it's certainly true that commercial sex is not difficult to find. Much of Bangkok's nightlife is concentrated in the two red light districts of Bangkok - Patpong (between Silom and Surawong Roads) and Soi Cowboy (Sukhumvit). Bangkok's sex industry is as blatant and booming as ever. However, in addition to the numerous sex clubs and massage parlors, there are many excellent cocktail bars and restaurants and, at night, the area is always thronging with people.

Phuket, Thailand
Phuket, which is also known as the pearl of the Andaman, is the biggest island in Thailand. Located in Andaman Sea in the south, Phuket is 867 kilometers of Bangkok. The island is connected to the Thai mainland by a bridge, but has retained a distinct culture fused from Chinese and Portuguese influences combining with the culture of the chao naam, the indigenous sea-faring people. About 35% of the island's population are Thai Muslims. Phuket is a tourist city fully facilitated with good roads, airport, and various hotels of all levels from average to five stars, restaurants, and many entertaining places. There are only two seasons in Phuket. Raining season is during May to October. Summer, the best time for visiting, is from November to April.

Deep Wild Interior of Phuket, Thailand
Visitors to Phuket Province generally head for the sea, but the interior is worth exploring for its vivid patchwork of plantations and rice paddies, crowned by the island's last rain forest in Khao Phra Thaw Royal Wildlife Reserve. Here, rainy season hikes provide the best views of Ton Sai and Bang Pae waterfalls, with possible sightings of resident wildlife such as flying foxes and slow loris: visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center near Bang Pae falls and see how they reintroduce captive gibbons to the jungle.

Patong - Countless Pristine Sites
Phuket's limestone cliffs and palm-fringed tropical beaches are its biggest attractions. Sunseekers flock to its blue waters, with many enjoying the shopping and nightlife of vibrant Patong. A few quieter beaches to investigate are Karon, Kata, Rawai and Surin. Situated in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is a world-class dive destination with countless pristine sites and just as many operators, mostly around Patong. Experienced yachtsmen looking for all-inclusive charters will find fair-to-excellent craft with great facilities at the Phuket Boat Lagoon (Ao Sapam) and the Yacht Haven Phuket (Laem Phrao).

Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya, a small city in Chonburi Province, is an international play ground of renown, located on the east coast of the gulf of Thailand and facing a wide bay. Pattaya has the rare distinction of being both a beach destination and a full fledged city. This near paradoxical status ensures the creature comforts and entertainment facilities of a major metropolis plus all the delights of sun, sea and sand. Such is the variety, Pattaya offers that it is ideal for all kinds of visitors.

Pattaya's relaxing tropical ambiance is synonymous with every ingredient for memorable holidays. Sporting opportunities abound both on land and water, and include some of the finest golfing, gamefishing and scuba-diving anywhere in Asia. Theme and amusement parks, offbeat museums and lush botanical gardens offer numerous forms of leisure activities and cultural entertainment for all family members. And, after dark, Pattaya offers all the allure and magic of a truly vibrant nightlife with a spectacular variety of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, discotheques, cocktail lounges and cabarets. Pattaya can be brash, bold, beautiful and bucolic, and offers everything an authentic international beach resort can.

Places to be at Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya Beach
The major venue from where boats visit Pattaya's offshore islands. The northern section of the beach is largely tranquil, while the central and southern parts become increasingly lively,thanks to a juxtaposition of shops, department stores, boutiques, beauty salons, supermarkets, bars, discotheques, restaurants The central area of the beach is a major shopping area, while the southern end is one of Pattaya's major nightlife areas.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
Located next to the Royal Garden Resort Hotel inside Royal Plaza Garden, this museum, only the second of its kind in Asia, features a high technology theatre adapted from a pilot-training simulator, permanent and special displays of oddities such as animal freaks and unusual human feats, based on the popular cartoon feature of the same name which is featured in newspapers throughout the world.

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Malaysia Travel

Do you know what is the best kept secret of Asia ? It's Malaysia, the tropical paradise which is strategically located at the junction of the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. Malaysia is a premier tourist destination where you can let your hair down and unwind, alone or with company.

Malaysia was formed in 1963 through a merging of the former British colonies of Malaya and Singapore, including the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo. Malaysia has fervently embraced modern technology. It boasts two of the world's tallest skyscrapers and a huge new "cyber" center for computer businesses. But it also has some of the world's most remote jungle (in Sabah and Sarawak), one of Southeast Asia's most vibrant old ports (Georgetown) and an atmospheric colonial hill station (the Cameron Highlands). Even in Kuala Lumpur, the capital, which bristles with ambitious new building projects, you can still find exotic markets and plenty of local color.

Geography of Malaysia
Malaysia is primarily divided into two distinct parts: Peninsular Malaysia and the East Malaysian provinces of Sabah and Sarawak. The two regions are 650km apart, separated by the South China Sea. Malaysia shares borders with Thailand and Singapore while the Sabah and Sarawak border Kalimantan (a part of Indonesian). The west coast of Malaysia faces the Andaman Sea.

Malaysian topography consist of 40 percent land mass and the rest 60 percent has rainforest. The entire West coast is fertile where as on the Eastern coast only a narrow land strip is fertile. Most of the Malaysia is covered by forest, with a mountain range running the length of the peninsula. Extensive forests provide ebony, sandalwood, teak, and other woods. Mt Kinabalu (4101m/13,450ft) in Sabah is one of the highest peaks in South-East Asia.

Climate of Malaysia
Malaysia is hot and humid all the year. Temperatures generally shuttles between 20-30°C; humidity is usually 90 per cent. The region is marked with heavy monsoon climate. The wettest season on the west coast of the peninsula is between September and December; on the east coast and in Sabah and Sarawak it's between October and February.
Culture of Malaysia
Malaysia present a vibrant mosaic of culture with Malays, Chinese and Indians living side by side. The Malays are the largest community.

Malay
The Malays, long linked to the land as Bumiputra, or Sons or Princes of the Soil, generally prefer the sound of a cock crowing in the morning and crickets at night to noisy traffic horns and congested sidewalks.

Chinese
Chinese population makes up for 35 percent of the country's total population. They control major industries such a rubber and import and export companies. Most of the Chinese are Taoist Buddhist, and their presence can be felt with the splendidly colorful temples displaying their curled and embellished roofs and walls in town and city.

Indian
Indians make up less than 10 percent of the population of Malaysia today, but their culture is pervasive in towns and cities. With few exceptions they all come from South India, and approximately 80 percent are Tamilians and Hindus. There are small numbers of Sikhs, Malayees, Telugus and Parsis. The majority of the Indian population is concentrated in the states of Selangor, Perak and Penang.

Others
Ibans, Kadazans and other races constitute a small portion of the population. In Sabah, the largest group comprises the Dusun or Kadazan tribes, follwed by the Muruts, the Bajau (Muslims and famous cowboys and seafarers of Sabah ), the Rungus, and Bisaya, Suluk, Lundayehand Kedayan in smaller number.

Best Time to visit
Malaysia is hot and humid all year so you're going to have sunshine and sweat pretty much whenever you visit. It is, however, best to avoid the November to January rainy season on Peninsula Malaysia's east coast if you want to enjoy the beaches. The time to see turtles on the east coast is between May and September.

Attractions of Malaysia

There are many sites and interesting locations in Malaysia. Basically an insular country, it has a seemingly unending coastline and pristine beaches. There are also numerous scenic islands in Malaysia's territorial waters. From the large and developed island of Penang to small rock outcrops jutting out from the sea, the country, with its rich marine flora and fauna, has earned a reputation of being a divers' paradise. For land-based adventurers, there are cascading waterfalls and cool evergreen forest and mountains with fascinating panoramic views.


Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia
From time immemorial, man's ingenuity and ambition have spurred the construction of stunning structures that have left their indelible marks forever on our planet. The list is spectacularly impressive, from ancient to modern times. Petronas Twin Towers soars up to a height of 451.9 metres from street level making it long standing glitter to Malaysia.
This architectural marvel was designed by the world-renowned architects Cesar-Pelli & Associates, selected through an international competition in 1991.

Sultan Abu Baker Mosque, Malaysia
A famed landmark, this century-old mosque is said to be one of the most beautiful in Malaysia. It was completed in 1900, a few years after the death of the Sultan it is named after. It look eight years to build and can accommodate 2,000 worshippers. It is located on spacious grounds overlooking the Straits of Johor and Singapore. Locals put up stalls selling souvenirs and handicrafts.

Sri Mahamariaman Temple, Malaysia
Built in 18 7 3, this is one of the most ornate and elaborate Hindu temples in the country. The detailed decorative scheme for the temple incorporates intricate carvings, gold embellishments, hand-painted motifs and exquisite tiles from Italy and Spain. It also houses a giant chariot that is used to transport a deity annually during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Malaysia
The Sultan Abdul Samad building was constructed at the end of the last century and the site was chosen because of its central position. A.C. Norman, a British architect who worked for the Public Works Department in Kuala Lumpur, in designing the existing building took into consideration some of the features of buildings in several Islamic countries. The predominantly Moorish appearance of the building suitably reflects the cultural background of Malaysia

Istana Negara Instana Negara, Malaysia
he official residence of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (The King), located on a hillock at Jalan Istana. The palace is surrounded by green lawns, ponds and trees. On ceremonial occasions, the palace and its grounds are gaily lit-up

Penang Hill, Malaysia
The hills of Penang--Western Hill, Tiger Hill, Strawberry Hill, and others--have long been popular refuges from the heat of the low-lying city. As the funicular railway proceeds along its half-hour climb of the hill, a broad panoramic view of Georgetown slowly unfolds. The view from Flagstaff Hill, at the top of the line, is a lovely way to watch night descend over the island

The Grand Palace and Royal Abu Bakar Museum, Malaysia
The beautiful palace was commissioned by Sultan Abu Bakar, who laid the foundation stone in 1864. One of the oldest buildings in Johor, it has a cosmopolitan architecture with clear Anglo-Malay influence. Today the palace assumes an additional role as the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, displaying treasures of the royal collection.

Underwater World Langkawi, Malaysia
The Underwater World Langkawi, a marine showcase featuring both fresh and salt water fish and other forms of marine life, is a must-see attraction. Located at Pantai Cenang, a popular beach on the island, this aquarium features more than 5,000 types of marine life, exhibited in more than 100 tanks of different sizes. The highlight is a giant tank housing large marine species such as sharks, stingrays, groupers and green turtles, with a 15-metre tunnel for visitors to walk through and enjoy a spectacular view of the exhibits.

Kuah
Kuah, the main town, is located on the southeastern side of Pulau Langkawi. It is the take off point for the neighboring islands by ferry. The name "Kuah" is a Malay word meaning "gravy" and involves an old legend of two battling giants who overturned a gigantic pot of curry at the spot where the town now stands. It's a thriving centre of modern hotels and shopping-cum-business complexes, but without the over-crowding and bustle of modern cities. The best thing about Kuah is that you can go for duty free shopping.

Makam Mahsuri
Makam Mahsuri Tomb lies in a village about 12 kilometres from Kuah. This shrine was built in honor of a fair maiden who lived on Pulau Langkawi more than two hundreds years ago. Accused unjustly of adultery, she was executed with a special kris. According to legend, she bled white blood and in her dying breath, she laid a curse on the island that it would henceforth not , prosper for seven generations.

Fact or fiction, the seven generations have come to an end and Langkawi today enjoys the prosperity of accelerated development and ever increasing tourist arrivals.

Shopping in Malaysia
Malaysia is indeed a nation truly blessed with a wealth of cultural heritage and captivating environmental beauty. It is also a gastronomic haven and a definite shopper's paradise. Remarkably diverse, it is one of Southeast Asia's most energetic and prosperous nations.

Once in Malaysia, shopping is a must. Be amazed by the variety of goods available for you to choose from ranging from sophisticated, high technology equipment to avant-garde couture displayed and sold in spacious and comfortable shopping malls throughout the nation to the unique knick knacks sold in the jam-packed back-lanes.

Special Bonanza : Duty - Free Shopping
An added bonus is duty-free shopping which is available at major entry points and gateway cities like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Padang Besar, Bukit Kayu Hitam. Adding to the lure is Pulau Langkawi and Labuan which have been granted duty-free status. "Pasar malam" or night market (bazaar style) offers a different kind of shopping experience. As soon as the sun goes down, traders roll out their mats, set up their tables and display their wares. You have to negotiate and bargain the price. You will find anything from Malaysian food to traditional herbal medicine here.

Major Shopping Mall

Bukit Bintang
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang is as shiny as its name implies ("Bintang" is Malay word for "star"). With rows of shopping centers along with its new western-style Bintang Walk, Bukit Bintang renews its long-time excitement to become one of the most happening places in the city. The place becomes very lively especially at nights and on weekends.

Chinatown
Chinatown is a heaven for bargain hunters. The lively Jalan Hang Lekir is filled with stalls, hawkers and traders offering from authentic Chinese clogs to not-so-authentic "Designer watches" right down to Christian Dior perfume. The latest trends are readily available at a fraction of the original price. This heart of Chinatown is home to a wealth of old-style shops and stalls.

Shops here offer a variety of textiles, clothes, shoes, and handbags at bargain prices. The area is also known for its jewelry items beautifully crafted in gold and set with priceless gemstones. Nepalese traders offer exotic ethnic jewelry , wall hangings, ornaments, curios, and teapots from India and Myanmar.

Jalan Masjid India
One of the oldest parts of the city, Jalan Masjid India is the original shopping haven that dated back over a century ago. Its name is derived from a mosque built in 1870 for the Indian Muslim population settling there at the times when tin-mining was booming.

Also known as 'Little India', this shopping bazaar is only a hundred metres away from Masjid Jamek and parallel to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The area actually starts from the cluster of Malay shops known as Wisma Yakin in which you can find some of the best tailors in town. Restaurants and hawkers selling Malay and Indian food are also available along the street to satisfy your thirst and hunger.

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Hong Kong Travel

Hong Kong the city of contrast of modern, dynamic, forward looking, yet with a past that goes back six millennia has everything to offer from the exotic locales to great shopping, sumptuous dining, fascinating culture and heritage. The city also features a stunning harbor and green vistas that will surprise you. There is diversity and sophistication at every turn that will spellbound. Hong Kong city boasts of a number of uniquely designed buildings, each with its own distinct architectural élan.

The city is centered around Victoria Harbor. The main business district is Central, on Hong Kong Island. East of Central lies the Admiralty commercial district; Wan Chai, known for restaurants and clubs; then Causeway Bay, a major shopping area. Towering above it all is the Peak, Hong Kong's premier scenic outlook and residential district, which happily has plenty of public green space. In Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui (on the southern tip), Jordan and Yau Ma Tei are busy hotel and shopping areas, while Mong Kok is a bustling residential and shopping area.

Geography of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is located in the Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China.it extends from 22 15 N longitude to 114 10 E latitude. The total land surface is 1,092 sq km out of which land occupy a surface of 1,042 sq km where as the remaining 50 sq km is covered with water.

Hong Kong is divided into four main areas - Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. Kowloon and the New Territories are on a peninsula of the Chinese mainland, on the northern side of Victoria Harbour; Hong Kong Island is on the southern side of the harbour facing Kowloon; the Outlying Islands simply refers to any of the other 234 islands. The New Territories has a 20km (12mi) land border with China proper.

Hong Kong lacks a river system of any scope, the only exception being in the north where the Sham Chun River, which forms the boundary between Kwangtung and Hong Kong, flows into Deep Bay after collecting a number of small tributaries. Most of the streams are small, and they generally run perpendicular to the northeast-southwest trend of the terrain. The construction of reservoirs and their catchment systems has reduced the amount of fresh water available downstream.

Climate of Hong Kong
Hong Kong experience all the distinct four seasons, tropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall

Culture of Hong Kong
Hong Kong developed initially on the basis of its excellent natural harbor (its Chinese name means "fragrant harbor") and the lucrative China trade, particularly opium dealing. Hong Kong culture has assimilated the best cultural aspect of all those who ruled it or the country surrounding it.At varying times, Cambodian culture also absorbed Javanese, Chinese, and Thai influences. Between the 9th and 15th centuries, a prosperous and powerful empire flourished in northwestern Cambodia. The Khmer kingdom of Angkor, named for its capital city, dominated much of what is now Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. The kingdom drew its religious and political inspiration from India. The literary language of the court was Sanskrit; the spoken language was Khmer.

A peep into the History of Hong Kong
The first permanent settlement in what is today Hong Kong probably occurred about 2,000 years ago during the Han dynasty (206 bc-ad 220). Little growth took place until the 19th century, owing to China's imperial policy of inward development, with a focus away from developing the resources of coastal areas. Also, despite Hong Kong's proximity to the port city of Guangzhou, all foreign trade with China was controlled through a small Chinese merchant guild in Guangzhou known as the Co-hong, and contact with foreigners was highly restricted.

Before the British arrived in the mid-19th century, Hong Kong Island was inhabited only by a small fishing population, with few features to recommend it for settlement. It lacked fertile soil and fresh water, was mountainous, and was reputed to be a notorious haunt of pirates. But it was a relatively safe and undisturbed base for the British merchants who in 1821 began to use the fine harbour to anchor opium-carrying vessels. The great commercial and strategic significance of this deep, sheltered harbour, possessing east and west entrances and lying on the main trade routes of the Far East, was quickly realized.

The British, who wished to expand their trading opportunities along China's coast, became interested in Hong Kong in the early 19th century. They also desired a location to serve as a naval resupply point, similar to the role Singapore was playing at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The trade of opium, a highly profitable product for British merchants and eventually an illegal import into China, led to the Opium Wars and Britain's acquisition of Hong Kong. In 1839 the Chinese Special Commissioner imprisoned some British merchants in Guangzhou and confiscated opium warehouses. The merchants were released, but the British foreign secretary, Lord Palmerston, dispatched naval forces and war ensued. The British had a superior naval force and won easily, occupying Hong Kong Island in 1841.

Sir Henry Pottinger became its first governor. Today, these first vestiges of British influence live on in a number of Colonial historical sites that rank among Hong Kong's most popular attractions. Despite British cynicism, Pottinger dedicated his time to building up Hong Kong's future as he realized its potential. He inspired long-term building projects and awarded land grants. In order to make peace with the Chinese, he sent his troops to the Chang Jiang (Yangtzi River) and threatened to attack Nanjing (Nanking). In August 1842, the Chinese yielded and the two governments signed the Treaty of Nanjing, which officially gave Hong Kong to the British. Major Attraction of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Story Permanent Exhibition
For any visitor, a tour of a particular place or country is not that interesting or enjoyable, if he doesn't know much about the historical background of that place. So to get a feel of the ancient history of Hong Kong visit the Hong Kong story permanent exhibition. It is an exciting new addition for visitors exploring the city's cultural and historical landscape. The exhibitions life like depictions of the evolution of modern day Hong Kong will take you back some 6,000 years of fascinating archeology, ethnography and more than 400 million years of natural history that will help enhance your understanding and appreciation of the city's rich history.

Memory Lane Holiday in Hong Kong
Take a fascinating trip down Memory Lane and experience Hong Kong's rich history and captivating heritage. This package lets you experience the culture & history of Hong Kong and even includes a day trip to Shenzhen with a visit to both the Splendid of China and China Culture Village.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
If you're in Hong Kong, you'd be mad to miss a trip to the top of Victoria Peak, 552m (1810ft) above sea level. The steepest funicular tramway on the planet, the Peak Tram will thrill you with its dazzling 1,300-foot climb into the sky. After an exhilarating near-vertical, eight-minute ride on the 112-year-old tram, you'll feast your eyes on the breathtaking panorama of the vibrant harbor, serene mountains and spectacular architecture. High above the city, on the "Back of the Dragon," Victoria Peak offers visitors a multitude of entertainment, dining and shopping options and is the perfect place to embark at night, when the mass of lights around the harbor will take your breath away and make you wish you had a better camera.

Kowloon, Hong Kong
Find bargains galore in Kowloon's lively open-air bazaar. It consists of one sq. km of shops, restaurants, pubs, topless bars and camera stores. However, Kowloon is also home to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Space Museum, the famous Peninsula Hotel and the Museum of History. Here one can shop from inexpensive men's clothing, novelty items, luggage and watches, and other merchandise which is doted with fortunetellers, palm readers and, sometimes, Chinese opera singers, make the market a fascinating street theatre.

Giant Buddha, Hong Kong
At Po Lin Monastery's is statue world's largest, seated, outdoor, bronze statue of Buddha soaring to 26 meters high and weighing 202-ton. it is visible from as far away as Macau on a clear day.

Star Ferry Ride, Hong Kong
View Hong Kong's magnificent skyline from the harbor aboard the Star Ferry. The Star Ferry, over a century old, remains the most spectacular ferry rides in the world. The ferry between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui takes only eight minutes, and offers picturesque memories that will last a lifetime.

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Mauritius Travel


Nestled up alongside eastern Africa, Mauritius was discovered by the Portuguese in 1505. This small island nation of the Indian Ocean is the most sought after tourist destination. The way Mauritius unwind itself is mind blowing, where ever you go, you will accompanied by the palm trees, trade winds, white sands and blue seas these are what this island consist of. It is the most accessible island in the region, boasting as much tropical paradise as Maui or Martinique. Off late, the bargains offered by Mauritius have made this tropical paradise the perfect destination for budget tourists also.

Its British and French ties influence Mauritius. Mauritius' range of tourist facilities runs the gamut from breathtakingly beautiful beach resorts and organized excursions. Mauritius is the picture perfect destination for a lazy beach vacation amidst luxury.

Geography of Mauritius
Mauritius, independent state, is situated at 890 KM east of Madagascar, between 19°50' and 20°32' of south latitude and 57°18' and 57°46' of East Longtitude. Reunion, french island, is 200 km south west and Rodridues, a dependence of Mauritius is 600 km to the East North East.

Regarding the topography of Mauritius, it has an area of 1860 Km2 and is made up of a central plateau gradually rising towards the south west where it reaches its highest point at 800 metres with the Piton de la Rivière Noire. This plateau is still surrounded with what is remaining from the primary crater in the form of a chain of mountains that are not very high (Moka, Corps de Garde, Pieter Both) and some isolated peaks (Piton du Milieu, Motte à Thérèse).

Climate of Mauritius
In Mauritius, the climate is fairly acceptable to everyone and the heat is never unbearable. You have pleasant weather all through out the year. The temperature varies between Summer (November to April) from 32 degrees on the coastal areas to 24 degrees on the Central Plateau. In Winter the temperature may vary from 22 degrees in coastal areas to 18 degrees on the Central Plateau. one can travel here in any season but make sure you carry clothes according to the season, so you can enjoy the Mauritius to the fullest.

Culture of Mauritius
Mauritius presents a vibrant and colorful culture. More than half of the population in Mauritius is Hindu and approximately one fifth is Muslim. Both religions are descendent of indentured laborers that were brought during British Colony to work in cane fields. The remaining population comprises mainly Chinese and Sino - Mauritians, Creole (descendants of African slaves) and Franco Mauritian who are the original settlers of the island. The latter today still occupy many of the sugar estates and control almost all sugar plantations. The people of Mauritius celebrate festival every religion with same fervor and enthusiasm. The Sega is a dance, which originated from the ritual music of Madagascar and the mainland of Africa. Sega is one of the cultural pleasures to be enjoyed in Mauritius.

Cuisine of Mauritius
Apart from its exotic beaches it offers many mouth-watering cuisine to its visitors. The most common varieties are Creole, Chinese, European and Indian. A typical Mauritian cuisine includes rougaille (A Mediterranean dish of tomatoes), Sounouk (Salted dry fish), Octopus stew, Daube de poisson and Biryani (Mauritian version). Other favorite Mauritian beverages include Alooda (a syrupy brew of agar, milk and flavourings such as vanilla or Almond. You can also try our traditional snacks : Dholl puri (our national food), Gateaux piment, Samoussa and Baja. Locally produced beer and rum are potent, plentiful and cheap; wines are expensive and usually imported from France or South Africa.

Major Attraction of Mauritius

Martello Towers
The Martello Towers are the mute reminders of colonial superpower rivalry and symbols of human ingenuity and resilience. The Martello Towers witness a major turning point in Mauritian history, namely the end of slavery and the beginning of Indian immigration. The five Martello Towers are among the last but the finest of the 220Martellos Towers built around the world and based on the single prototype located in Northern Corsica.

Souillac (Gris-Gris), Mauritius
Souillac is a small seaside resort along the rugged coast in the Savanne district. The appeal of Souillac lies in its scenery. In striking contrast to the soft curves of the northern coastline, the high cliffs here drop abruptly to the sea to face the bracing winds of the Indian Ocean as it blows all year round. A charming feature is the garden overlooking the sea, named after Dr. Charles Telfair.

Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis is the capital and main port of Mauritius, it was founded by the French governor, Mahe de Labourdonnais in 1735. The harbor lies sheltered in a semi-circle of mountains. The town has plenty of character, and shows in certain quarters signs of its past elegance. This city still has its ancient touch. Most of the construction came up in the 16th, 17th and 18th century. Its Citadel, is on of the previous works produced by the military architecture in France, as well as its rampart. The sea is very near to the city, the coast is full with coves, all protected from the wind.

Off the main square, palm-lined Place d'Armes, there are some particularly fine French colonial buildings, especially the Government house and the Municipal Theatre, which were built during the 18th century. The are also two eye catching Cathedrals, Anglican and Catholic and also a mosque. The Supreme Court and natural history museum are also based in Port Louis.

To see a fascinating cross section of Mauritian life visit the covered market where one can explore the exotic fruits and vegetables including the meat market. Champ de Mars, originally laid out by French for military parades is now a racecourse.

Moreover there is the Worldwide Masks museum which is a private Museum at the heart of the unique and historic site of the ' Parcours Culturel ' situated at the Old Council Road, Port Louis. It displays a wonderful collection of various tribal masks from Africa, America, Asia and Oceania.

Chamarel- Seven colored earth
We all have read in our school days that there generally three types of soil but a visit to Chamarel will add some more type of soils. Here you can find soil of seven colors. A twisting road leads from Case Noyal village to the colored earth at Chamarel. It is one of the oldest sites on the island and is also known as the Seven Coloured Earth. This is a mound of undulating land stretching in contrasting layers of Colour, and the patches of blue, green, red, purple and yellow earth are believed to be the result from the weathering of volcanic rocks. The nearby Chamarel waterfalls emerges from the moors and primeval vegetation and is startlingly beautiful.

Pamplemounsses Garden, Mauritius
Pamplemounsses Garden is consider the jewel in the crown and is known to naturalists throughout the world for its collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies, many species of palm trees especially the unique talipot palm, said to flower once every sixty years and then die. The garden was created by Pierre Poivre in 1767 in the Estate of the French Governor Mahe de Labourdonnais. His Chateau known as 'Mon Plaisir' which was built in 1735 can still be admired here.

Folk Museum of Indian Immigration, Mauritius
Folk Museum of Indian Immigration is located in the town of Moka which is blessed with sylvan landscapes, towering mountains and a number of impressive manor houses. Institute's Folk Museum of Indian Immigration houses around 2000 volumes of Indian archives dating from 1842 to 1910 as well as a small collection of artifacts, such as jewelry worn by early Indian immigrants, traditional musical instruments, books and assorted household knick-knacks.

Eureka House, Mauritius
Eureka House was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1986. It was built in the 1830s and has a mesmerizing views across the valley. The museum inside has areas dedicated to music, art, antique maps, Chinese and Indian house wares and quirky contraptions like a colonial-era shower.

Grand Basin, Mauritius
Within a short Distance of Mare Vacoas is one of the island's two lakes called Grand Basin. It rests in the crater of an extinct volcano and is a place of pilgrimage for large number of Mauritius of Hindu faith, especially on the occasion of Maha Shivratree which is celebrated in the month of February.

Black River Gorge National Park, Mauritius
This 6,574 hectare park was established in 1994 which protects much of the remaining native forests of Mauritius and provides opportunities for the visitor to enjoy spectacular natural scenery and some of the unique endemic plants and bird life. A boardwalk provides access to the typical dwarf forest of the region and a fenced conservation management area protects a sample of the remaining health land. There is also a number of longer walking trails, including one to the island's highest point, Black River Peak (828 m)

Sea and Beaches of Mauritius
Mauritius which is known for its exotic beaches world over has many

Flic en Flacq, Mauritius
Flic en Flacq is one of the longest beach in Mauritius. It is situated on the West coast and the filaos trees provides an amazing lagoon form swimming and water sports. The area also offers tourism facilities such as exotic restaurants, snacks, shops and apartment.

Belle Mare, Mauritius
Belle Mare is the longest beach, situated in the North East of Mauritius. Belle Mare has a fine lagoon and beautiful beach. The sandy coast sweeps at Palma and Trou d'eau Douce and stretches out to Grand Port. The string of bungalows glamours the area.

Grand Baie, Mauritius
It is the biggest tourist Centre in Mauritius with a variety of accommodations, water sports, shops and excellent Chinese restaurant. It lies 20 kilometres north of Port Louis with its splendid beaches and its deep and sheltered bay. It is the main tourist attraction. One can also find a choice of discotheques and bars. It is one of the most popular reaches of the island which offers facilities for all kinds of water sports like the Semi-submersible rides, Undersea Walk, the submarine apart from a host of other water sport activities.

Cap Malheureux, Mauritius
Cap Malheureux is a well known small fishing village situated in the North of Mauritius and visitors can enjoy a magnificent view of Round Island, Flat Island and Gunner's Quoin Islands.The beautiful graveyard and the chapel on the beach are remarkable for a photo.

Ile Aux Cerfs, Mauritius
Ile Aux Cerfs is a small island Located on the east coast, this emerald lagoon is easily accessed through the regular half-hour boat service that runs to the island from Pointe Maurice. The island features vast beaches fringed with palm tress and a clear blue lagoon. It includes restaurant and water sports. One interesting and unique thing about the island is that its restaurants and other services are located in kiosks with straw roof. A short distance from Ile aux Cerfs is Le Touessrok five star hotels.

Trou aux Biches of Mauritius: is the one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, situated between village of Triolet and Point aux Cannonier. The beach is well know for children and it is the best place for water sports especially for beginners.

Mont Choisy, Mauritius :A beautiful long beach situated in the north of Mauritius. Ideal place for camping

Perebere, Mauritius : is a well known small beach and is situated on the coast road between Grand Baie and Cap Malheureux.. It has a clear blue water, one of the famous swimming places of the whole island.

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Australia Travel


Most people's conception of Australia goes little beyond appreciating its Opera house, blood - red Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Great Barrier Reef or the land of Kangaroos and Koala. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It's about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50 per cent larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world, only two people per square kilometers.

Australia offers a huge range of travel experiences that range from the blue mountains, the Tasmanian wilderness ,the cosmopolitan culture of Sydney, pristine beaches of Perth and how can one forget the Golden City , Kalgoorlie in Western Australia it is not only Australia's largest producer of gold but has the world's largest political electorate

Although it's true that the majority of travelers are attracted by these opportunities to explore Australia's wilderness areas, natural wonders and low-key rural charm yet there is a lot more that is offered to the traveler's in Australia. You will be amazed to know that Australia boasts over 7,000 beaches - more than any other nation.

Australia's Geography

Australia - The Land Down Under is located on the world's smallest continent. It lies between 110 and 155 degrees of longitude, about ten degrees south of the equator. Australia consists of two land masses: mainland Australia and Tasmania. It lies in the Southern Hemisphere and Australia's nearest neighbor is Papua New Guinea and 1920km west of New Zealand.

Australia has a very dramatic landscape. Australia is famous for its "outback," the remote lands of the interior. The desert outback covers most of the interior. It is too hot, dry and barren to support many people. Eastern Australia has large areas of grasslands, used primarily for sheep and cattle ranches.

Australia also has some mountainous areas and plateaus scattered throughout the country. The Blue Mountains, on the south-eastern end of Australia, get their name from the blue haze caused by oil droplets given off from the eucalyptus trees.

As an island, Australia also has many beautiful coastal beaches. It boasts of over 7,000 beaches. Off the northeast coast of Australia is the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is over 1,200 miles of coral.

History
Overcrowded prisons in England and disruption caused by the American Revolution were two key reasons for the first shipment of convicts to the great southern land. It was the explorer and botanist Joseph Banks who, in 1779, suggested that New South Wales would be a fine site for a penal colony!

For more than 50,000 thousand years, Australia's aboriginal people have lived and thrived in Australia's unique and challenging natural environment. Australia's rich vegetation and native wildlife helped them establish their presence on the land. Today it is believed that the aboriginals are the world's oldest civilization.

This experience set in a land that for a hundred years remained at the ends of the world's transportation and communication lines bred a special frontier spirit and independent attitude. It persists today in every Aussie, who would "never let a mate down."

Multicultural Society
Australia is a multicultural society, predominately based on western origins. A large variety of ethnic groups exist in Australia. In fact, it is possible to find children who are fifth generation Jewish, fourth generation Chinese, and third generation Greek who continue to preserve aspects of their heritage. This cultural pluralism transpired as a result of immigration over several hundreds of years.

It is important not to make assumptions about the cultural uniformity of children born in Australia to Australian parents and not to except them to have the same cultural patterns as the Anglo-Australians. Ethnic groups in Australia have every right to be regarded as proper Australians. The most distinct ethnic group in Australia is the Aboriginal-Australians.

Attractions of Australia

Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House - an icon of Australian, is just a short stroll from Circular Quay, by the water's edge on Bennelong Point. Despite its familiarity, or perhaps precisely because you already feel you know it so well, it's quite breathtaking at first sight. The shimmering effect is created by thousands of white tiles carefully fitted together to cover the sails.

Apart from its architectural beauty what is interesting about the Sydney Opera House is, its controversy that hovered around it. For sixteen years, construction was plagued by quarrels and scandal, so much so that the Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, who won the competition, was forced to resign in 1966 after nine years of working on the project. The building is particularly stunning when floodlit and, once you're inside, the huge windows come into their own as the dark harbor waters reflect a lustrous image of the night-time city - interval drinks certainly aren't like this anywhere else.

Katoomba Scenic Railway
It's the steepest railway in the world (Guiness Book of Records), and originally part of the Katoomba mining tramways constructed between 1878 and 1900. The world famous Katoomba Scenic Railway was originally part of a network of tramlines built to bring coal and kerosene shale from mines up to the main railway. The Scenic Railway descends through sandstone cliffs, via a rock tunnel beside Orphan Rock, then emerges to spectacular views and lush fern-filled forest.

Strahan - Gateway to South West World Heritage Area
A picturesque village on the shores of the isolated Macquarie Harbor on the west coast. The area has a colorful history that includes ancient Aboriginal habitation and, since European settlement, logging and fishing. The village is surrounded by wilderness. The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park ranks among the most rugged and inaccessible tracts of wilderness left untouched on earth. It is best explored by raft. The park is a pristine habitat for plants and animals found nowhere else. It also contains numerous Aboriginal sites of great spiritual significance to today's Aboriginal community.

The Local history is not told but also present as a plays at the excellent Strahan Wharf Centre, and on most days the Round Earth Theatre Company presents a play that tells the story of Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbor.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney's greatest tourism icon is on a par with San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, New York's Statue of Liberty, London's Tower Bridge and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It took eight years to build this grand bridge and opened in March 1932. Once nicknamed the 'coat hanger' it is now simply called 'the bridge' by Sydney siders. Linking the city with North Sydney, it carries eight lanes of road traffic and two railway tracks which form part of the city's rail suburban network.

Great Barrier Reef The world renowned Great Barrier Reef is a natural beauty lying beneath beguiling, clear blue waters. World Heritage listed, it encompasses more than 1000 islands and 2,900 individual reefs and shelters 1,500 species of fish and 400 species of coral. It is unimaginably vast, stretching more than 2000 kilometers - more than the total combined area of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is the world's largest World Heritage area extending 2000 kilometers.

National Gallery of Australia
The National Gallery has the finest modern art collection in the southern hemisphere. It has more than 70,000 works which range from European Old Masters to contemporary Aboriginal artists, and is renowned for its international blockbuster exhibitions and permanent gems such as Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles.

Connoisseur Paradise
All cuisine's imaginable are represented somewhere in Canberra and the surrounding suburbs, and if you have the time it's well worth getting out of the centre to explore some of them. Woolley Street in Dickson is the best suburban street to head for, crammed as it is with a variety of Asian restaurants and supermarkets. The well-off areas of Manuka and Kingston, near New Parliament House, have gourmet delis and fine restaurants. Civic itself is well served with places to eat, especially in the pedestrian mall around Garema Place.

Parliament House
Built on top of the peak of Capital Hill, is the focal point for the whole of Canberra. The interior incorporates Australian artworks and is designed to embody the spirit of democracy. You can also watch the Australia's political process in swing.

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
The world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground is one of Australia's greatest assets. Apart from holding cricket matches, it also used for Australian Rules Football, Rugby League, Soccer, Concerts, Dinners and other major functions on its natural turf arena.

The Melbourne Cricket Club manages the stadium and has progressively expanded the MCG' S role as both an entertainment Centre and a world-class tourist destination. Today it sits proudly alongside other internationally recognized attractions as a venue uniquely symbolic of Melbourne, Victoria and Australia generally.

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Switzerland Travel


No country in the world is as fascinating and interesting as Switzerland. To the admirer of nature, it offers scenes of grandeur almost unrivalled; to the observer of national manners, a people of great simplicity and firmness of character and as far as harmony and peace is concerned, no country can displays in a striking light the salutary effects of religion, freedom, and security of property nor can the poet or painter find scenes more calculated to exhilarate the imagination.

There isn't anything in Switzerland that you can't find somewhere else in the world. Finland has more lakes, the glaciers in Iceland are bigger, the mountains in Nepal are higher, in Italy you'll find more apricot orchards. But where does Switzerland scores over others is, that you can't cover all the above said places in three to four hours. But if you are in Switzerland, you can visit all these places on a 2 to 3-hour train trip.

Switzerland measures 220 kilometers (137 miles) from north to south; this takes four hours to travel by train and three hours by car. It's 350 km (217 miles) from east to west. On a journey of 3 to 4 hours the official language can change two, three or even four times.

Small, mountainous and wealthy, with a population of just seven million, Switzerland is renowned for its enviable quality of life in a country that ticks along like clockwork. Its products are sought after the world over, from delicious cheese, chocolate to luxurious watches whose timekeeping is as sharp as a Swiss army knife, another popular export from this clever little nation in the Alps.

As a stylish tourist destination it offers top ski resorts like Zermatt and celebrity-studded St Moritz, while the white peaks of mountains set against blue skies make a wonderful backdrop for summertime hiking. The ancient capital of Berne provides opportunities for sightseeing and elegant shopping, while nightlife can prove to be a lot of fun.

Geography
Switzerland is bordered by France in the west, Germany in the north, Austria in the east and Italy in the south. It has the highest mountains in Europe, with waterfalls and lakes set amid green pastures. The highest peaks are Dufour Peak, 4634m (15,217ft), on the Italian border; the Dom, 4545m (14,912ft); the Matterhorn, 4478m (14,692ft); and the Jungfrau, 4166m (13,669ft).

Climate
From a climate point of view, Switzerland is located in a transition zone. In the west, there is a strong influence of the Atlantic ocean. Winds bring a lot of moisture into Switzerland and cause rainfall. In the east, there is an almost continental climate, with lower temperatures and less precipitation. On the other hand, the alps - which run from east to west - act as a climatic divide. South of the alps, there is an almost Mediterranean climate, with significantly higher temperatures but also a lot of precipitation.

Generally speaking, spring is wet and cool, April is well known for fast and often changing weather conditions. Summer is supposed to be warm and dry with maximum temperature up to 35°C (95°F). The temperature of city depends primarily on the elevation. It drops significantly in September or October. Winter is supposed to be cold and dry. The temperature may drop below 0°C everywhere, especially at night. In the alps region gets lot of snow.

Major Tourist Destination

Basel Art
The world of art is no stranger to Basel and every year, the world's biggest and most influential art fair, the ART' is held here.In Basdl you can find more than 100 galleries. Modern art buffs will enjoy the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kunsthalle also specialises in modern art. Fondation Beyeler art museum which opened recently and has become extremely popular which houses an enviable private art collection. The pieces in the Museum of Art are equally impressive and masters such as Holbein are well-represented. Switzerland's famous sculptor Tinguely and his works are celebrated in the Tinguely Museum and his bizarre iron creations have been admired by many a visitor.

Geneva Lake Leman
The geographic feature dominating the city is, of course, Lake Léman. This immense body of fresh water is the largest and bluest of all the lakes in Switzerland. The arrival of warm weather in the city heralds the opening of lakeside terraces and beaches, the most well known being the Bains de Paquis which is well set up for swimmers and café habitués. Viewing the cityscape by boat is highly recommended as stunning views of the Jet d'Eau and the Savoy mountains are to be beheld.

Geneva Old Town - Vieille Ville de Geneve
A meeting place since Roman times, the Bourg-de-Four is at the heart of the Old Town. The square, in reality more like a multi-leveled spiral, is dominated by café terraces, next to the 18th century fountain, book and antique shops and a very low-key police station.

Among the notable sights in the area is the Cathédrale St-Pierre. More important for its role in history than its aesthetic beauty, the Cathedral comprises a miscellany of pieces tacked on through the centuries. Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a Roman temple (350AD) near the foundations of the Cathedral and the dig site is open to the public. For a superb view of the city, the North tower can be climbed for a small charge.

Maison Tavel, at 6, Rue Puits-de-St-Pierre, is the oldest house in Geneva. Now a city-owned museum, the multi-storied house exhibits objects from Geneva's past, with rooms decorated in period style. Another museum in this area, the Musee Barbier-Müller, holds a stunning collection of non-European artwork. The 126m long wooden bench located there is the longest in the world. In addition, chestnut trees blossoming in this delightful square traditionally signal the start of spring.

It is fair to assume that Tolstoy did not journey by pedal boat, or catamaran, both of which can be rented during summer months. If captaining your own craft does not appeal, there are many cruise options available.

Geneva City Center
It is difficult to isolate one point as being the city Centre. Historically, the Place du Bourg-de-Four in the Old Town would have been the main focus. From a practical point of view it is tempting to bestow this honor on the building on the Pont-de-la-Machine, which traverses the Rhone, between the left and right banks of the lake. Housed here is a branch of Geneva's tourist information Centre.

Zurich Schipfe
"Schipfe" is one of the oldest quarters of the city of Zurich. The name originates from the nautical term "schupfen" which mean push used by the fishermen to describe how they pushed their boats to and from the river bank. During ancient time Schipfe was the transfer point for essential merchandise and over the period of time it developed into the headquarters of the silk industry, prime location for bathhouses and boat building. Even today, the Schipfe is still the street of artisans where the craftspeople take the necessary time for their customers, providing expert advice and suggestions. The Schipfe is an idyllic location to linger, shop and enjoy some good food.

Zurich Museums & Arts
Zurich is the best place for those of have interest in art. Zurich and the surrounding region is home to the biggest number of museums and exhibitions in the whole of Switzerland. The Kunsthaus is one of Europe's foremost museums of art and host a series of constantly changing exhibitions. Art, architecture, painting and objects of interest from the past and present.

Zurich Nightlife
For all those nocturnal, there won't be better location than whiling away their time in the nightlife here. Night birds will find plenty to do into the early hours of the morning: at weekends over 300 venues stay open after midnight. This the time when in DJs from all over the world play everything from House, Techno and Latin to Acid Jazz. If you prefer things a little more mellow, drop into one of the numerous open-air bars. Zurich also is world famous for its Street parade, along the lake of Zurich, starting at Mythenquai going over direction Zurich Bellevue.

Glacier Express -"Traverse Switzerland by a world-famous train"

Zermatt - Brig - Furkapass
The Glacier Express is a world-famous train, which is not only worth the attention of train enthusiasts. The train is very suitable to view the scenery in a most comfortable way. The train starts in Zermatt and runs via Brig, Andermatt and Chur to St. Moritz in the canton of Graubünden. This way the train offers a nice possibility to travel from Wallis to Graubünden. This train is also called 'the slowest express train in the world', and the journey will take you a whole day. This train offers a restaurant and a mini-bar.

Bernese Oberland
Snow-covered mountain tops, fresh green meadows, woods, blue lakes, nice villages and gondolas to beautiful viewing points, if this where you want to be, then head for Bernese Oberland is a part of the canton of Bern and one of the older vacation destination of Switzerland. Situated in the Centre of Switzerland it is very convenient for to make day trips to other areas in Switzerland, such as Wallis. Cities like Bern, Luzern and Zürich can also be reached easily. This way you will be able to see more of the country.

And If you are not planning to make long day trips, the Bernese Oberland offers a lot of possibilities to stay in a small area and to be able to undertake a lot of different things as well. Besides the hiking possibilities this area offers many water sports and mountain sports. You can participate in several organized sportily activities. You could make magnificent tours by train, bus, car, boat or gondola. Furthermore you will find museum and other things worth being seen, like stalactite caves, a miniature railroad and many viewing points.

Zermatt
Zermatt, at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. This is one place in the world where you won't find cars, electric-cars and horse-drawn sleighs and carriages are the only transport allowed. This idyllic mountain village at the foot of the Matterhorn has developed into one of the biggest summer and winter resorts. Zermatt is located at the foot of the Matterhorn in the Valais Alps in the south of Switzerland at an altitude of 1,600m. above sea-level.

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New Zealand Travel


New Zealand's attractions are as diverse as its unique and stunning natural landscape. Its rich cultural and historical heritage presents a diverse range of attractions to the visitors. Whether you are looking for excitement, historical interest, cultural enrichment or just plain fun you will find it in copious here.

New Zealand offers the most amazing range of travel experiences to be found anywhere in the world. New Zealand is accessible, spread over three relatively small islands with modern and efficient transport, quiet roads, plenty of flights and two stunningly scenic rail journeys. Other pluses are friendly, English-speaking people, virtually no crime, and a trio of rich cultural influences - adventurous Polynesian navigators (Maori), pioneering European settlers who followed a thousand years later, and modern Pacific Rim immigrants.

Enjoy the chance to explore two of the richest New-World wine regions on the planet, taste wonderful cuisine, stroll on moody beaches, tramp through the national parks or over alpine passes. Try bungee jumping, caving or whitewater rafting: you can ski or snowboard on eerily quiet world-class slopes, scuba dive in unique color-filled marine reserves, sail on exciting waters or meander tournament-class golf courses.

Geography of New Zealand
New Zealand consists of two large islands, North Island and South Island, plus several smaller ones of which Stewart Island is the largest and often referred to as 'our third island'. North and South Islands are separated by the Cook Strait which is 32km wide. To the north and east lies the Pacific Ocean. The total land area of New Zealand is 270,535 sq. Km which is about the size of Italy, the United Kingdom or the US state of Colorado.

Waikato is the longest river on the North Island where as the largest inland stretch of water is Lake Taupo also on the same island. Land use is broken down to approximately: forested 30% - meadows and pastures 50% - agricultural and under permanent cultivation 15% . Sheep and cattle graze on the rich farmland around Hamilton and New Plymouth in North Island and around Dunedin and Invercargill on South Island.

North Island is volcanically active with a central plateau. South Island has the high snow covered mountain peaks and glaciers of the Southern Alps, a range running almost 500Km along the Island.

Locations of New Zealand
New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere, lying between 34 and 46 degrees of South latitude in the Pacific Ocean. This puts New Zealand at about the same distance from the equator as Spain or California. Australia being the nearest neighboring country which is 1500 Km to the west and the frozen desert continent of Antarctica lies 2200 Km South, of the Southern Ocean.

Climate of New Zealand.
New Zealand's seasons are opposite those in the Northern Hemisphere. The North Island is warmer than the South Island by at least 10 degrees F/5 C year round. Auckland always has fairly mild temperatures. Our favorite months are mid September through October, when the flowers and the apple trees and dogwoods are in bloom. There's skiing July-September on the South Island; the weather on top of the mountains can be very cold, so bring winter coats and rain gear if you'll be spending much time there. Take a sweater year round.

Culture of New Zealand
New Zealand's culture is a perfect mosaic of culture. They have a fine blend of rich and diverse Polynesian and European cultures. The influence of Maori, Pacific Island, European and Asian cultures makes New Zealand a colorful and vibrant place with many different customs and food to enjoy. The people of this small island nation are sports lovers and are famous all over the world for things like bungy jumping, rugby, kiwifruit, sheep and our beautiful scenery.

Glance Of New Zealand History
There are several theories relating to the original settlement of New Zealand, however the most them agreed that New Zealand was first settled at least 1000 years ago by the Polynesian Maoris, a well-ordered tribal society led by hereditary chiefs and a powerful priesthood.

The first European arrival was the Dutchman Abel Tasman in 1642, but it was not until the voyages of Captain James Cook in 1769 and 1779 that the islands were charted and explored by Europeans. The vessel Captain Cook first arrived on was "Endeavour" British settlers began to emigrate after British sovereignty was established in 1840, and Wellington was founded soon afterwards.

New Zealand as granted internal self-government in 1852, and the later years of the century saw a rapid growth in investment, communications and agricultural production. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country in the world to give adult franchise to women and in 1907 New Zealand became a Dominion. Major Attraction Of New Zealand

Auckland
Nestled amongst the bush clad hills, nice beaches and some idyllic holiday homes is the Auckland city, located on a spectacular harbor which contains many islands. It has a population of over 1.2 million. The island is accessible from downtown Auckland by a 20 minute ferry ride, which transports you from the busy city, to an island that is continually in holiday mode. Other islands in the harbor or further out in the Hauraki Gulf include Great Barrier Island, Little Barrier Island and Rangitoto Island. Rangitoto is a famous Auckland landmark, and can be seen from many vantage points in the city.

Auckland Known as the City of Sails host worlds oldest and the most elite yachting competition in the world. The people of Auckland are known for their sailing prowess. Auckland has more boats per person than anywhere in the world, which could explain why they currently hold the Americas Cup.

The Auckland Region is also volcanic in nature. There are 100's of extinct volcanoes that dominate the landscape, and provide some great views of this region. Fortunately the last volcanic eruption was over 600 years ago. Major attractions of Auckland Waimate, Centre of the South Waimate, Centre of the South, is popular for its Edwardian buildings lining the main street of this charming peaceful country town. Waimate is a Centre for farming, forestry and berry fruits. A major attraction to the area is the red necked or brush wallaby. They can be seen in parks around Waimate and in prolific numbers in the native bush and forestry hills behind the town. Many outdoor enthusiasts are lured to the Waimate district to enjoy the excellent hunting and fishing. Hundreds of fishermen migrate to the Waitaki River every summer for the thrill of catching a trophy salmon. The lakes area is also popular for trout fishing.

Sky Tower, New Zealand
Start your Auckland experience at the top of the Sky Tower. At 328 meters, it's the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Apart from a stunning view, the Sky Tower now offers you Sky Jump - the world's highest tower-based jump. It's a leap beyond description.

Vertigo, New Zealand
For those bravado who don't find their adrenaline in action while jumping from the Sky tower can try Vertigo, which is 100 mtrs further up that will scare the life out you. Vertigo' involves climbing up a ladder inside the radio antenna attached to the top of the tower and emerging on a tiny platform way up in the sky. Vertigo offers a fantastic view of Auckland.

Kelly Tarlton"s Underwater world and Antartic Encounter
For different view of Southern Hemisphere life, make a point of visiting Antarctica while you're in Auckland. At Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World you can meet King and Gentoo Penguins in a world of real snow and ice. You'll also walk through enormous perspex tubes while sharks, fish and stingrays of every description swim around you. Auckland Zoo's Sealion and Penguin Shores gives you a similar close encounter, except this time it's sealions whistling past your nose. Christchurch, New Zealand

Experience fresh unique feeling each and every day ... welcome to Christchurch a place like nowhere else in the world. Excitement - relaxation - sunshine and snow - world class sporting and cultural events - wining, dining and accommodation - unique attractions and activities - and all within Christchurch. You'll be glad you came ... and sad to leave.

The city of Christchurch is situated on the plains and is the biggest city in the region and South Island, and comes in as the third biggest city in New Zealand. Christchurch is reputably the most English looking city outside of England and the city certainly deserves this title.

Christchurch has many fine examples of old English buildings including the Cathedral in the main square. The main river that winds its way through the city and suburbs, just happens to be called the Avon. The climate is similar to England too, with four pronounced seasons and the vegetation includes trees that were brought over from England including Weeping Willows, Oak and Chestnut trees. The close proximity of the Southern Alps to the west means that there is a gala time awaiting all those skiing enthusiast.

Other attraction of Christchurch

Botanic Gardens
Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City is truly reflected in the Botanic Gardens. Undoubtedly the finest collection of exotic and indigenous plants found anywhere in New Zealand, the Gardens provide spectacular displays all year round. You can't help but be impressed with the large majestic trees and sweeping lawns providing a wonderful backdrop to feature gardens including rock, water, rose and herb gardens.

Robert McDougall Art Gallery
It is located in the Botanic Gardens, the Robert McDougall is Christchurch's public art museum which is the current home of Christchurch's public art collection, including international and New Zealand historical and contemporary pieces.

Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum is renowned for having some of the finest cultural and natural collections in New Zealand, as well as for its creative and imaginative displays. Housed in one of Christchurch's finest historic buildings, Canterbury Museum has world class displays of geology, zoology, Maori, Asian and European collections. Enjoy a rest in the delightful Museum Cafe overlooking the Botanic Gardens, or browse around the Museum Store. Include a visit to the nearby Botanic Gardens and the Arts Centre.

Wellington - The windy city
Wellington city is the worlds most southerly capital which is built on the shores of a spectacular harbor and the suburbs sit on the surrounding hills. Wellington is also called the windy city, and even though that title is well deserved, it must be noted that the windy seasons are Winter and Spring, but Summer and Autumn have many fine still days. The highest wind gust this year for example was recorded at 169 Km/h. The city offers all the facilities and advantages of a vibrant city, yet it is very easy to escape to some remote areas of coastline, bush and mountain terrain. Wellington city is lively and has great shopping, restaurants, theatre and bustling nightlife. It is also known as the art capital of New Zealand as there are many fine Art Galleries. Many festivals are held each year, including the Wine and Food Festival and the Dragon Boating Festival.

Major Attraction In Wellington

Wellington Botanic Gardens
Over 26 hectares of specialist gardens, native bush and lawn areas. Located in the garden are: the Education and Environment Centre in the aptly named Treehouse; the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, with over 106 formal beds; the Begonia House; the Bolton Street Memorial Park, where many of the city's pioneers are buried; the Carter Observatory, New Zealand's national astronomy centre; the Sundial of Human Involvement and a great adventure playground. Garden tours are available by prior booking or prior request.

Martinborough
Martinborough is a typical small town just an hour drive from Wellington. It's the first wine Centre with 20 pinot noirs to sample. And its you will be testing the wine after which you will be provided with a handy comment cards to write your thoughts on the wine you have tasted. You're free to walk some of the 26 wine trails in the area or take the more traditional mode of transport, a horse and cart.

Te Papa Museum
It's a very pleasant space, and is free to get in. It's not only an interactive guide to New Zealand tradition, but also gives you a taster of some of the places you may visit on the road.

Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands is where Captain Cook and the first British immigrants settled. Visitors to Maori sacred grounds can still observe the traditional welcome that would have greeted Captain Cook and his men and not only that you too will be welcome in the same fashion.

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