Thursday, April 9, 2015

First time and not my last from karala and got souvenirs

First time and not my last from karala also i bought some souvenirs from there

I traveled with around Lake Como told me it was my favorite place on Earth. I spoke of cruising along a serene web of palm-fringed canals, exploring verdant tea plantations, and experiencing a vibrant local culture known for its food, hospitable people, and diverse traditions. I just had to go.

I stayed at Serenity, an estate nestled deep in a belt of rubber plantations and fragrant spice gardens. Many of Kerala's tea and cardamom plantations are located within a one-to-three hour drive from Kanam, so we took a scenic dive up to Vagamon, where i and my friend toured a tea factory, traversed the towering Pine Tree Forest, and hiked up several lookout points to catch a panoramic glimpse of the rolling hills. We ended the trip in the backwaters of Kumarakom, where we cruised the placid canals of Alleppey and lazed about the pool at Purity, soaking in the vistas of Lake Vembanad. 

Cruising along Lake Vembanad at sunset on a local fisherman's canoe. He showed us the mechanics of his Chinese fishing net, constructed from raw coconut wood, and later invited us to dinner at his home.

Best tip i got before i left

To indulge in and experience the many dishes of Kerala, which is known for its thali and variety of sweet desserts. Several friends who traveled throughout the region told us not to be shy about trying as many local dishes as our stomachs could handle. So we ate. A lot.

Take a canoe cruise through the canals of the backwaters, particularly in Alleppey, where people are going about their daily lives — bathing, washing clothes, and just spending time with family and friends along the rocky ledges. It will change your perspective on life.

This is my idea for you to buy the best souvenirs and carry back from Kerala

Kerala Mural Paintings: One of the most famous and colorful artifacts that are preferred by most tourist are the Mural Paintings. These paintings depict legends and beliefs of Kerala and Indian culture. Walls of ancient temples, palaces and churches of Kerala can be seen adorned with Mural arts.

It takes lot of dedicated effort to create this wonderful visual art. You can buy them from handicraft shops or order them directly from noted mural art creators.

Nettipattam from my trip

Nettipattam -The sparkly ornament worn on the forehead of the elephant called Nettipattam. It is mostly worn during temple festivals and is crafted in gold by a skilled clan of artisans. It should be observed that a real Nettipattam is made up of three and a half kilograms of copper and three sovereigns (24 gms) of gold.

Imitations are available in various prices and sizes that can be used as wall hanging and small ones to hang behind the front glass of the car.

And if you dont know what is Nettipattam,here a detail about it.

A caparison is a covering, or cloth, laid over a horse or other animal, especially a pack animal, or horse of state. In modern times, it is used mainly for decoration in parades and for historical reenactments. A similar term is horse-trapper.The word is of Spanish origin, derived from an augmentative form of the Latin word caput, "head".

In the Indian state of Kerala, elephants are beautifully decorated during temple festivals. They wear a distinctive golden head covering called a nettipattam, which is often translated into English as an elephant caparison. However, it covers only the head, not the body, as in a horse caparison.
Source : wikipedia

Nilavilakku - Another striking thing you will get in Kerala is the "Nilavilakku" (lamp on the floor) which is lit during every auspicious occasion in temples or homes.

It is a good idea to buy some of these lamps for a simple reason i.e., they look beautiful. You can buy such lamps of all sizes. They are cast in bronze or bell metal.

Kasavu Sari ( Kerala Sari) - This is an ideal souvenir to carry back from Kerala especially if you want to gift something to the women folk in your family. Kasavu Sarees is a peculiar traditional Keralite saree in White & Gold, which is worn by women in Kerala. It is woven from fine cotton and edged with gold and copper jari.

In you next trip to Kerala do not forget to take these unique pieces of memories back home. These souvenirs can convey your travel memories better than even a thousand photographs can do.

My trip to karala video

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Best Reasons to Buy Airline Miles to Holland This Summer


Hailed as the best known city square in the city, the Richthofen features the incredible and humongous Saint Reservation Church and Saint Jan's Cathedral. The Richthofen is also a host to several large festivals throughout the year, including autumn and winter festivals.

Holland This Summer - Museum

The Museum in Amsterdam is the major and most celebrated museum for art, history and culture in the Netherlands. 

It holds an extremely impressive collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age including the great works by Vermeer and Rembrandt. The museum is being renovated however, the masterpieces and other art collection is still on display for the public.


Windmills - around 1,000 of these can be seen all around Netherlands. The largest number of Dutch windmills can be found near the village of Kindergarten. 

They have been well preserved to the present day and are now highly popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands. What's stopping you from buying miles and heading there today?

Hodge Velum

The Hodge Velum National Park has been named as one of the largest continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands, consisting of an amalgam of heath lands, sand dunes, and woodlands. 

The Keller-Miller Museum with its vast and gorgeous paintings paintings by acclaimed painted Vincent van Gog is located within the park.

Leeuwenhoek Gardens

Leeuwenhoek Gardens is the world's largest flower garden, and actually a promotion for the Dutch flower industry. Approximately seven million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park with not only tulips, but also hyacinths, daffodils and other spring flowers on display. 

The gardens are open from the last week in March to mid-May. Leeuwenhoek is one of the most visit tourist attractions in the Netherlands. Make sure you buy your airline miles in advance so you can get the best deals.

Holland This Summer - Delft City Hall

The City Hall in Delft has been built Renaissance style on the Mark square across from the Weenie Kerk (New Church). The concept and design/ architecture was originally given by the Dutch architect Hendrick de Keyser, however, it underwent a lot of changes over the century until it was finally restored to its old glorious Renaissance self in the 20th century.

West Frisian Islands

The West Frisian Islands or Waldensian in Dutch primarily consist of chain of islands in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. The islands separate the North Sea from the shallow Warden Sea, with tidal mud flats. 

Only with the supervision of licensed guides, several islands can be reached by walking on the mudflats during the time of low tides. Cycling appears to be an adored hobby and means of transportation to the islands, a far cry from your luxury travels with the airline miles you bought.



Hanoi day tours aka the best day Ever in Vietnam

Hanoi day tours

As a Sydney-sider it was difficult for me to get adjusted to the weather in Hanoi. Summer in Hanoi is particularly humid, producing a wet, damp feel, lots of unpleasant sweating and even mould on various items. 

I had beautiful shoes and bags that got covered in mould and ruined. I also didn't enjoy breathing in mouldy air in buildings.

To be prepared make sure that you wear light clothing that still covers your skin from the sun. Also for the mould problem, you can buy moisture absorbing crystals in supermarkets in Hanoi. 

However, if you are just visiting for a short time, you won't want to put time and effort into finding things around the disorganised supermarkets which often have very little customer service and staff that can't or won't speak English... so buy some in your home country and open them in your bag or wardrobe when you get to Hanoi.

The beauty of the Hanoi can be enjoyed, especially sipping tea ("trĂ "- pronounced "cha") by the lake and chewing on sunflower seeds as the sun is setting. Hanoi's reluctance to embrace Western culture and globalisation still means that there are places to explore that are relatively unspoilt. 

However, it is changing and the downside to being in a city which not so long ago viewed the West as its enemy is that the majority of people won't know how to speak English well and may even be wary and suspicious of you.

Getting up close to another extremely different culture and experiencing its traditions was one of the most rewarding things about living in Vietnam. If you're vacationing in Hanoi in the summer I recommend that you go out before midday and after 3 pm. 

Most Hanoians are sleeping between 11:30 and 2pm. If you do feel like a quiet stroll though and have nothing booked, then their sleeping time would be a great time to go out to avoid the crowds.

If you are booking tours yourself make sure to check the opening hours to avoid getting kicked out at 11am or midday. This happened to me at one on the museums when I'd first arrived and I was very confused.

Be careful of the summer monsoonal rain too! Pay a little bit extra to book your tours through reputable operators that have safer equipment... and also bring a poncho or umbrella. Don't forget mosquito spray- a must especially around watery areas. I still found even in the city of Hanoi that mosquitos were in abundance.

If you grow tired of Hanoi, why not organise a day trip to the Perfume Pagoda or Halong Bay. I personally, didn't really like Halong Bay so a day trip was enough for me. But some people love it there and organise one or two day Halong Bay boat cruises.

Ninh Binh and Tam Coc were beautiful places that aren't advertised to tourists as much as Halong Bay. 

I strongly suggest that you go visit these before they are ruined by tourism. Ninh Binh and Tam Coc can be arranged as day trips by tour agencies or your hotel can book a car to take you. Maybe you'd like to stay overnight too if you want.

Word of warning- bicycle activities as part of various tours tend to be a little bit dodgy. Not only are the bikes dangerous, but the roads aren't so safe. Many people came back with aching muscles and reported that it wasn't so much fun.



Top 5 Destinations of Tokyo


Being a recent employee at an accountant firm, the whole experience is very new for me. I love the fact that I get to go to other countries for my job. Due to the nature of my work, business world travel has become part of a routine for me. Just last month, I had the good luck of visiting Tokyo for a client meeting. 

Every time such an opportunity arises, I make sure that I stay a few extra days to explore the city I am visiting. Tokyo, the capital of Japan and the most populous metropolitan area in the world is a city that will charm you greatly. Its hustle and bustle, majestic skyscrapers and liveliness makes you fall in love with it. 

During my week long stay, I discovered almost every nook and corner of Tokyo. Here are the top 5 destinations that I think are a must visit if you are lucky enough to be in the city.

1) Destinations of Tokyo - Senso-ji 

Senso-ji, the most significant and oldest temple of Tokyo is a place you should definitely when you are in Japan. This ancient Buddhist temple does not only attract tourists from other countries. 

People from all over Japan come to pay a visit to the temple. The architecture and fascinating entrances to the temple are a treat to look at. The surrounding area of the temple is quite fun too. There are many traditional shops and eating places around where you can hang out after visiting Senso-ji.

2) Destinations of Tokyo - Imperial Palace 

Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the emperor of Japan. It is located close to the Tokyo station. The estate in which the palace stands is huge. 

Apart from the beautiful palace, the estate includes a museum, administrative offices and a few other private residences. The estate has vast green and beautiful gardens which will surely leave you in awe.

3) Destinations of Tokyo - Disneyland 

Tokyo Disneyland, the dreamy and exciting theme park is a must visit place. The inside of the theme park is a whole different world. 

It has been divided into seven themed zones and each zone gives the visitor a unique experience.

4) Destinations of Tokyo - Yoyogi Park 

Yoyogi Park is said to be one of the largest parks in Tokyo. The park is most alive and fun on Sundays. It is the perfect place for a picnic.

5) Destinations of Tokyo - National Museum 

The oldest and largest art museum in Japan is the one of the most interesting places to visit. 

The museum houses a big collection of exclusive art pieces and archaeological artifacts of Asia. It holds more than 100,000 objects and one can never get bored during a visit to this place.

Being a recent employee at an accountant firm, the whole experience is very new for me. I love the fact that I get to go to other countries for my job. 

Due to the nature of my work, business world travel has become part of a routine for me. Just last month, I had the good luck of visiting Tokyo for a client meeting.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

4 Awesome Tips To Travel Around The Caribbean on a Budget

Traveling during the low season makes everything cheaper. There are less tourists so hostels are not crowded and that's when you can find the best deals. 

The low season in the Caribbean is from May to October but keep in mind that June to October is also the hurricane season. If you are going south of Dominica, you are very unlikely to be hit by a hurricane. 

However, if you are going north from there, keep an eye on the weather reports. Showers are normally late in the afternoon with clear skies the rest of the day.

Go Camping

Bringing a tent or a camping hammock is one of the best decisions you can make to save money. Some islands are better than others for camping. 

I found campground areas in Martinique, St Lucia and Dominica with all the facilities needed and very affordable camping fees. Some islands may not have campground areas, but they have plenty of beautiful and isolated beaches. 

Safety might come to your mind when planning to free camp on the beach, but it's very unlikely that you will have any problems. Just try to find a beach without any town nearby. I really enjoyed free camping on the beaches of Carriacou, 

The Grenadines and Barbuda. And if you are in the right season, you might even spot leatherback turtles at night!

Eat What The Locals Eat

Whatever it's produced on the islands is cheap. The options are not very diverse and rice and beans are always on the menu. Fruit is a great option. Mangoes, bananas, papayas and other tropical fruit are plentiful and delicious.

And don't forget about drinks. Beer and rum are surprisingly cheap. Whenever you are in a big town, try to visit the local market. There are normally plenty of stands around them where you can get cheap meals and have a chat with the locals. It's my favourite option.

Use Boats When Possible

Cargo boats are one of the cheapest options but they are infrequent and don't go to every island. Also, it's very difficult to find departure dates or any kind of schedule if you are not on the island already and go to the port in person. 

Local boats tend to be cheap but they are only available on short crossings. It's a great option to travel through Grenada and The Grenadines group as the islands are close to each other. 

The quality of the boats varies and they absolutely never run on time, so you will need to be very patient. Finally, you always can try to hitch a ride on a sailboat!



Budget travel guide to Cambridge in England

Budget travel guide to Cambridge
Whether you're on a budget or not, if you are thinking of travelling through Cambridge, England anytime soon, you might want to read this Cambridge travel guide before you go.

I'm living in Cambridge, UK as I type this and I've been here for over a year now; I leave in one in half months for my first ever solo travel. This is why I thought I'd make this my first post.

What better place to start then the very beautiful city you currently live in?!

This guide is more intended for the backpacker than the holiday goer but Cambridge isn't cheap, if you know where to look and go though, you can have a great time visiting the museums, botanical gardens, Universities and Colleges and much more!

How to get to Cambridge

Getting to Cambridge all depends on where you are coming from, and your budget.

Stansted Airport

If you are flying, Stansted Airport is the closest airport to Cambridge. There is a direct train which is very easy to find that departs for Cambridge regularly. Trains take between 30 - 40 minutes and the price ranges from £9.50 to £12.50 depending on the time of day you go. There is also a bus option which I will explain in the next section.

Bus and Coach

There are buses that run to Cambridge from Birmingham, London, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Stansted Airport. You need to decide what is the best form of transport for you, but using buses will be your cheapest option.

All of the buses arrive and depart at the coach stop on Drummer Street and Emmanuel Street which are right next to each other and are in the very centre of the city. To check all prices and times the best place to go is the National Express website, which you can find here.


Cambridge has a very good train service and is easy to find. With a lot of connections to London, Stansted Airport and East Anglia, using trains is easily the quickest option if you are in a hurry There are three main Rail Lines;

Cross Country - This is a direct link between Stansted Airport and Birmingham, this is the quickest line for anyone travelling from Birmingham or Stansted or anywhere in between.

National Express East Anglia - This train runs to London Liverpool Street. They also have trains running in the Ely / Norwich direction.

First Capital Express - Trains to London Kings Cross (Can also be spelt London Kings X), also trains to Ely and Kings Lynn. To be honest, I've never paid much attention to the railway line I was using and I've used trains a lot in Cambridge! I tend to use the National Rail website to check live times and prices before I leave.

Local Transport

If you need to use a bus to get around Cambridge then Stage Coach is your best option. You can get a day pass for £3.30 which is valid all day and can be used as many times as you need on all Cambridge Stagecoach Buses. Buses run every 10 - 20 mins.


Staying in Cambridge can be expensive, the cheapest place I know about is the YHA, it's a hostel and it has very good reviews. Prices are about £20 a night. If you want a hotel they can be at the very least £75 a night up to the £400 mark, yikes! 

This is why if you are a budget backpacker, staying at the YHA Cambridge Hostel is by far your best bet.It's only a 5 minute walk from the train station and a 15 minute walk from the city centre.

Food and Drink

There are many places in Cambridge to get breakfast, lunch and dinner, with plenty of places to buy snacks, but it isn't cheap, except to pay at least £5 for a good meal. Check out this website for a great guide on the cheapest places to eat in Cambridge, England.

Things To Do / See

This section could get pretty long as there are many things to do, from visiting museums, gallery's, universities and colleges to partying in some of the clubs. I have to admit, the nightlife in Cambridge isn't the best but most people visit Cambridge for the attractions rather than to party.


The Fitzwilliam Museum - Free

If art and antiquities is your thing then the Fitz Museum is for you.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences - Free

This is the Cambridge University museum of Geology.

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - Free


Whipple Museum - Free

The History of Science

County Folk Museum - Free

For the Folk lovers

Museum of Classical Archaeology - Free

Another Museum from the CU.

Scott Polar Museum - Free

History of the science in the Antarctic exploration

Museum of Zoology - Closed until 2016


Kettles Yard - Free

One of the best art galleries in Cambridge

New Hall Art Collection - Free

Close to the Fitz Museum

Pubs and Clubs

There are many beautiful pubs and a few clubs in Cambridge if you fancy a bit of night life.

Fez Club

Probably the most popular club for students, normally £3 to £5 entry.

The Fountain

This is a day time pub and turns into a club at night, it's one of the more popular places in Cambridge, and depending on what you like, this could be the best place for. I'd have to say it's my favourite place to go when there is a decent night happening.

The King Street Run

My favourite pub, not for everyone, but has a great atmosphere!

The Regal This is the cheapest place in Cambridge to get a drink, always free entry and located on Regent street.


Most punting places charge from around £14.00 for adults and £7 for kids. Here are some of the most popular places to go punting in Cambridge.

The Cambridge Punting Company - guided punt tours along the backs of the historical Cambridge University. Cambridge Chauffeur Punts - See the famous bridges and colleges along the River Cam.



The Enchanting City by the Sea Cyprus


Cyprus has a long history of playing host to empires, including the Greeks, Romans and the Arabs. So it's not a surprise that this holiday destination is a favorite for most people looking for the best deal flights and hotels while on holiday. 

It offers a great setting for love stories and the visitors have a chance to admire the architectural beauty of this Island -its enchanting of course. Past visitors, including the Greek, Romans and Arabs have left a mark of their culture in this beautiful Island. Cyprus has a lot to offer from its sandy beaches, distinct villages and modern resorts.

The Island is endowed with beachfront accommodations and traditional, but enchanting village dwellings located in the Troodos mountains. The streets are reminiscent of the vibrant past with cobbled existence, laying extravagantly next to the modern beachfront hotels. 

Perhaps, the best deal hotels need a lot of searching on your own and that's why we have taken the liberty of making it easy for travelers to Cyprus. 

The idyllic climate is great for relaxing or you can take a walk in the palm-ridden promenade located in the oldest town Larnaca. The ancient history is hosted in the town of Paphos, while Nissi bay offers the best soft beaches.


Of course, it's important to ensure that you get the best value for your money, including the best deal flights while travelling to Cyprus. 

The town of Paphos used to be the capital of Cyprus. Notably, the Island has a number of bars, cafes and Tavennas especially in the harbor area. The market is located in the older part of the town. However, there are sandy beaches and quiet coves. The historical sites are found in the old part of town.

Nissi Bay

Nissi Bay is not short of fine bars and restaurants and it has some of the most attractive beaches in Cyprus. It is located at the Ayia Napa west of the harbor. The atmosphere of this Bay is alive especially for a fun filled adventure, through water sports.


As stated earlier, Larnaca is the oldest town in Cyprus. The most conspicuous attraction in this town is the 10 century Agios Lazaros which represents the old in a modern and emerging town. 

The Agios Lazaros is located along the palm-ridden promenade. The cafes located there offer a great setting for watching the boats in the Marina.

This is a great Island for a holiday destination. It is necessary to ensure that you check out our website for the best deal flights and hotels in Cyprus. This website has a collection of more than 250 thousand hotels and we know the best prices.



Monday, January 12, 2015

The Wonders of Hong Kong

Popularly referred to as simply H.K, Hong Kong is located on the southern side of China and is run as its special administrative Region. But the place is not as popular for tourism as it should be. 

I believe it deserves more attention and appreciation than it gets. The place is ideal for tourists. It has abundance of natural beauty, the region is generally secure and the culture is quite unique. 

All in all, it is a place worth discovering. If you are planning a holiday, do give Hong Kong a chance. It does not disappoint.

Lantau Island

The Lantau Island has the privilege of being the largest Island in it. It is located in the beautiful Pearl River. The Island has been developed especially to attract tourists.

Ngong Ping 360

The government has made a lot of efforts to promote tourism. Npong Ping 360 is a result of such efforts. The name refers to a cable car system that connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on the Lantau Island. The journey is beautiful and the whole project has been a successful one.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Yes, you hear it right. The renowned chain of wax museums has a branch in it too. It has the honor of being the only Madame Tussauds museum in Asia. Here you will get to see figures of more than 75 celebrities and famous personalities. Most these are Asian personalities. 

Some of the most popular figures are Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Mahatma Gandhi, Pablo Picasso, Angelina Jolie, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, Amitabh Bachan, Marilyn Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock and Albert Einstein.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Housed in a complex and unique looking building, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosts numerous events. Inside the centre are big halls, meeting rooms, theatres and restaurants.


Hong Kong Disneyland is the most visited and most popular destination of it. The theme park is divided into different zones and each one has a unique outlook. The park attracts children and adults alike.

Ocean Park

This oceanarium and amusement park is part of the '50 most visited World's attractions" and is extremely popular. From animal zones, roller coasters to aquariums, the park has loads of things to entertain its visitors.

Victoria Park

Victoria Park is named after the Queen Victoria. The public park is bordered by the Victoria Harbor and has wonderful surroundings. The famous Lunar New Year Fair is held here every year.

Hong Kong is usually known only for business purposes. Business class flights to Hong Kong are filled with businessmen from all across the globe.



Scotland: An Affordable Trip

The land of natural beauty and many islands is Scotland. This country has excellent landscapes and beautiful lakes. But the good thing is that it is also very cheap, and what it has to offer comparatively is very, very expensive in terms of quality and tourism.

Extraordinary Landscape

When you go to Scotland you see such heavenly spectacles, that you tend to realize that you are in a perfect world. The clouds, sky and the greenery is of concentrated color. All this you can enjoy at a very comfortable price. Scotland is a place ideal for tourism and to tour its' multi-colored terrain is an absolute necessity. 

At a reasonable fare, the tourist enjoys and takes a ride on buses and ferries taking him/her to passes and islands. It has the advantage of being part of the United Kingdom and the British Isles, and also an added attraction which is being cheapest country to travel to. 

Any traveller would say that Scotland has the best to offer in the category of beautiful lakes, mountains and even unusual passes.

Scot cuisine

Affordable restaurants and diners are everywhere, with the polite Scottish hospitality. In Scotland fresh and excellent seafood is available, everywhere. Salmon is a special fish and also a delicacy. It is recommended along with other sea creatures which the Scottish waters have to offer. Other nationalities and their foods are also to be found here. 

There is also a very exquisite Scottish Black pudding, and other local puddings. Pies are also on the menu and they are also worth eating. All these at cheap rates can be had off the shelf.

Many islands at a low price

A great island to explore is the Isle of Mull. You can even stay on this beautiful island in hostels provided by the government. We can safely say that the number of the islands is uncountable. Now every traveller has his own pace. The good thing to do would be to hire a holiday rental over multiple nights at B&Bs. 

The B&Bs have quite a reputation within and throughout Scotland. These places are great and even give you hearty breakfasts, and the cost not to worry about. The travellers' surprise is that Scotland has around 800 islands. One of the important things to do in Scotland is to do hiking and sight-seeing on these islands. 

And all these activities can be enjoyed at an affordable amount. Unique as they are each island is like a different adventure.

Medieval history

This place surely is one of the cheapest countries to travel to when it comes to history. Cheap tour packages taking you to the remnants of the Scottish freedom wars and battles can be availed. The overwhelming medieval castles can be visited depicting their terrifying ages.

Forest trip

The jungles and forests of Scotland have rare animals and birds not to be found anywhere else. At low fares conveyance can be got and it can take you to the forests to experience driving and hiking through the wild setting. There are many land animals like the Red deer or the beautiful red squirrel which are to be spotted. The adventurer would think for a moment that the scenes he is witnessing are far greater than what he is paying. Also, the hills of Scotland have very rare types of animals. Golden Eagles can be seen flying and they are also a special kind of a bird. Surely Scotland is the best country and the cheapest.

It is important for the traveler's knowledge that items like fuel and vegetables are more costly in small Scottish cities. Due to the low tourist budget it is known as one of the cheapest countries to travel to, in Europe. Things like conveyance are easy to manage on your purse. Book your flights to Scotland with Fareoair in less price.



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Singapore's Top 5 Museums

Fashionistas and shopaholics have been trooping to Singapore for years, lured by its many shopping malls that offer every brand, and labels that fulfill the (shopaholics') hearts' desires. But while I do enjoy shopping, I don't relish the idea of going to penury just to pay for a huge credit card bill. There are other ways of enjoying Singapore.

So instead of heading to the malls, I often go to Singapore's museums.They are the best in Asia, benefiting not only from the government's vast resources (this wealthy country is competing with Hong Kong to be Asia's art center) and the the city's state fondness for organization and efficiency. 

That may be boring, but it has nevertheless produced well curated art spaces. All of Singapore's museums are accessible through public transport, air-conditioned, and have wheelchair accessible facilities, restrooms and souvenir shops.Best of all, given that Singapore is one of Asia's most expensive cities, . And some days, you can even go to the museums for free!So when you're in Singapore, try visiting:

1. The Peranakan Museum

The only museum that showcases the arts and culture of a distinct ethnic group that was shaped and continues to influence Southeast Asia. The Peranakan, which means "locally-born" in the Malay language, usually refers to the descendants of Chinese traders who settled in the straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang in the 14th century and married Malay women. 

The Peranakans also include those who descended from unions between Indian merchants and local women during the 15th century. This intermarriage produced a fusion of cultures, and is reflected in the colorful cuisine, architecture and fashion that form the multicultural mix of Singapore and Malaysia.

2. Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

With over 7,000 Southeast Asian pieces of artwork in its permanent collection, SAM stands as the region's repository of visual art. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints and photographs – eye candy for those who can't get enough of modern and contemporary art.

3. National Museum of Singapore

This is custodian of the 11 National Treasures – the most important artefacts in Singapore's history. It includes the Last Will and Testament of Munshi Abdullah, the Father of Modern Malay literature, the 1930's era Chinese glove puppet theater stage and a collection of watercolor paintings of local floral and fauna commissioned by William Farquhar, the First Resident of colonial Singapore.

Visitors interested in Singapore's history should also go to the museum's Four Living Galleries – a showcase of artefacts, replicas, pictures, costumes and even old films that document the history of Singapore fashion, performing arts, photography and cuisine.

4. Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)

This is a must see for those who want to backpack around Asia. A visit to the ACM is like going through a crash course on Asian studies. It is the only museum that's dedicated to present artifacts and collections representing different regions of Asia including China and the Middle East.

5. Singapore Philatelic Museum

The museum that appeals to the child in us, as who after all didn't have a stamp collection when they were kids? The museum's collection includes stamps and archival philatelic material of Singapore from the 1830's to present day. 

The museum also encourages philately in Singapore, with its permanent galleries not only dedicated to the global history of stamps, but also organizes workshops and talks on how stamps chronicle Singapore's history.

Visit Singapore Tourist Attractions with Singapore Tour Packages

For the past few years Singapore remains as a favourite travel destination for many travelers. It was having many treasures should be explored on your holidays. Many people living in Singapore from different parts of the world. It has citizens of Malaysia, India, Indonesia and majorly Chinese. 

it was enclosed with many culture and tradition. There exist many tourist spots which always surrounded by many travelers around the world. Some of its major attractions offered by Singapore Tour Packages are Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Universal Studios and Merlion Park. This island was very safest and cleanest place to travel. 

Hence every street in the city maintained cleanly and with lush plants and trees. It was a tropical island and its temperature always humid with 30 degree celsius. And it rains a day only for half an hour. Have a detail information of its must visit places.

Singapore Zoo: 

While you visit this place during day time you have the opportunity to explore the daytime activities of animals and birds. And if you visit during night time then you will see its night time activities, hence this park kept open till midnight. It was a Zoological Garden which approximately located with 28 hectares of land. Wildlife Reserve organization has developed this park with unique architecture to have the animals in its original habit place and at the same time visitors safety. 

Species found at here are White Tigers, Sumatran Orang-utan, Spider Monkey, Kangaroos, Polar Bear, White Rhinos, Elephants and Baboons. Singapore Tourism has honoured this Zoo with awards. A special thing inside this park was Elephant Show, where trained professional do events with Asian elephants and Breakfast with Orang-utan, where you can eat with trained animals. 

Night Safari:

It started acts at 7:30pm and closed by 12:30pm, and weekly once closed completely for maintenance. It was Worlds famous nocturnal wildlife park and accommodated with 120 different species of 1100 animals. It was inaugurated at the period of 1980. 

This place was also maintained by the wildlife reserve and night safari receiving millions of visitors per year. This place was designed and developed with eight geographical locations to keep the animals in its natural habitual places like Creatures of the Night Show, Himalayan Foothills, Nepalese River Valley, Indian Subcontinent, Equatorial Africa, Indo-Malayan Region, Asian Reverine Forest, Burmese Hillside and Walking Trails. 

Those can be explored with Tram Ride. Fire show was famous event here at every day. Where peoples wear tribal costumes and perform the fire act. 

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Universal Studios

It was a complete amusement park tend to offer entertainment and world class shopping at any time and located at the Sentosa Island. It was a Hollywood base themed attraction that allows you to have the real time movie experience. 

Attractions inside the Universal Studios are Far-Far Away, New York, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Madagascar, Sci-fi City and Hollywood. Come and explore your favourite Hollywood movies behind the screens and scenes.

Enjoy traveling in this beautiful island on your every family holidays and vacations with your kids. This holiday destinations were also considered as honeymoon destination where you can spend romantic time with your dear one. 

Singapore Honeymoon Packages surely the preferred option with luxuries accommodation and travel arrangements. Singapore star cruise experience also a most famous activities here for tourist with Singapore Cruise Packages. 

There is only on star cruise ship Super Star Virgo sailing from this island to the neigboring countries Malaysia and Thailand on specific dates.