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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Phuket: Talk About Sea, Sun and Sand

Phuket, Thailand


Phuket adalah salah satu provinsi selatan Thailand. Tetangga propinsi Phang Nga dan Krabi, namun Phuket merupakan sebuah pulau sehingga tidak memiliki perbatasan nyata. Perhubungan pulau ini dijalankan oleh Bandara Internasional Phuket dan dihubungkan oleh jembatan ke daratan utama pulau dan dua lagi yang terletak di utara pulau. Ini adalah salah satu daerah wisata paling populer dari Thailand.

Phuket adalah pulau terbesar di Thailand, yang terletak di Laut Andaman di sebelah barat Semenanjung Melayu. Pulau ini terdiri dari pegunungan, terutama di bagian barat, dengan pegunungan selaras dari utara ke selatan. Gunung-gunung selatan ini merupakan ujung dari rantai pegunungan yang membentang lebih dari 440 km di Tanah Genting Kra dan memuncak pada ketinggian 1138 m di Khao Phra Mi. Ketinggian tertinggi di pulau itu sendiri adalah sekitar 529 m di atas permukaan laut, Mei Tha Sip Song. 
Hampir 70% dari pulau ini ditutupi oleh hutan. Pantai barat memiliki beberapa pantai berpasir, sedangkan di pantai timur mereka lebih berlumpur. Bagian ujung selatan pulau itu adalah Laem Promthep, merupakan bagian pulau yang sangat populer untuk melihat pemandangan matahari terbenam.

Daerah wisata utama dari pulau ini adalah Pantai Patong, yang juga memiliki sebagian besar kehidupan malam dan merupakan pusat belanja murah di pulau ini. Pantai populer lainnya yang masih masuk dalam bagian pulau ini adalah Karon, Kata, Nai Harn Beach dan Bang Tao.

Hal yang perlu diketahui tentang Phuket
1. Phuket terletak sekitar 862 kilometer selatan Bangkok.
2. Hanya ada dua musim dalam setahun. Musim penghujan (Mei-Oktober) dan musim kemarau (November-April).
3. Phuket dibagi menjadi 3 distrik administratif: yaitu, Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Thalang dan Amphoe Kathu.

Tips 
>Pantai-pantai selatan biasanya lebih ramai, sedangkan pantai-pantai utara jauh lebih tenang.
>Semua pantai utama (seperti Pantai Patong, pantai Kata, pantai Karon, pantai Nai Han, pantai Mai Khao, pantai Nai Yang) menawarkan instruksi dan peralatan untuk menyelam, snorkling, selancar angin dan berlayar. Jangan lupa untuk memperhatikan bendera merah sebelum berenang.
  
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Singapore Indoor Stadium: Stadium Electric

Singapore

Penonton konser dan penggemar olahraga telah memadati arena ini sejak dibuka pada Desember 1989. Banyak bintang olahraga, rockstars dan band terkenal di dunia telah memikat penonton dengan pertunjukan di Singapore Indoor Stadium di Kallang. Dirancang oleh arsitek Jepang legendaris, Kenzo Tange, tontonan dalam ruangan ini memiliki atap berbentuk kerucut dan pilar arena.

Selain memberikan pengunjung lokal yang meningkatkan hiburan mereka, Singapore Indoor Stadium juga merupakan habitat dari penyanyi-penyanyi Singapore, para pemain basket nasional terbaik yang bertanding di Asean Basketball League. Pada tahun 2010, Singapore Indoor Stadium juga menjadi tuan rumah dari pemain muda badminton dan tenis meja paling berbakat dunia di perdana Youth Olympic Games.

Stadium Waterfront terletak di belakang stadion memiliki gerai ritel dan restoran yang menyajikan berbagai masakan seperti makanan laut Cina lokal, serta kontemporer India dan Italia. Fasilitas ini  juga menawarkan makan di tempat terbuka dengan latar belakang pemandangan pantai yang indah. Jangan lupa untuk sesekali mencoba pasar jalanan juga.

Alamat
2 Stadium Walk Singapore 397691

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Gogreen Cycle & Island Explorer: The Cycle of Nature

Sentosa, Singapore

Sebuah petualangan sudah menunggu dengan Gogreen Cycle & Island Explorer di Sentosa, sebuah pulau resort di Singapura. Perjalanan melalui tanaman hijau tropis yang indah di sepeda Eco-friendly Hybrid Gogreen, memberikan Anda pengalaman bagaimana kehidupan pulau itu di masa lalu.

Gabung sekarang dengan Sentosa Island Explorer dan ungkap semua permata yg tersembunyi dan tersebar di seluruh pulau. Jelajahi area seperti Coastal Trail dekat Fort Siloso, di mana Dragon's Teeth Gate pernah berdiri; dan banyak tempat menarik lainnya.

Selain sepeda Gogreen Hybrid, ada juga berbagai sepeda reguler sesuai preferensi yang berbeda. Bahkan anak-anak muda yang tidak berpengalaman dalam bersepeda dapat menyewa sepeda Rosie agar lebih mudah. Kunjungi Gogreen Cycle & Island Explorer dengan seluruh keluarga untuk bersepeda ria di dalam alam, sekarang.

Alamat
51 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa
(Opposite Trapizza)
Singapore 099001

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Wat Benchamabophit Marble Temple: The Newest Major Buddhist Temples in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

The wat was built in 1899 at the initiative of King Rama V on the site of an ancient sanctuary. The king decided this construction to offset the destruction of two old temples necessitated by the extension of the Royal Dusit Palace.

The main building is built on a cruciform plan and uses a white Carrara marble which explains its tourist name Marble Temple. The main statue of the bot is a replica of the famous Pha Buddha Chinaraj whose original is revered in Phitsanulok. In the base of the statue are encircle the ashes of King Rama V.

Bangkok, Thailand

Wat also has beautiful gardens and a cloister whose galleries are home to a remarkable collection of 53 Buddha statues from Thailand to illustrate the different styles and attitudes. Thirty-three statues are original, others are copies; foreign Buddhas complete the collection.

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Monday, 24 February 2014

Canggu Beach : Barrelling Surf and Lush Ricefields touching the Ocean

Bali, Indonesia

Among Bali’s numerous beaches, Canggu Beach was recently chosen among CNN’s “World’s 100 Best Beaches” in position no. 39. Located in the village of Canggu in North Kuta, District of Badung, quite close to Legian beach, Canggu offers a wide stretch of black sand beach that is world famous for its magnificent surf.

In 2004 Canggu Beach hosted the Indonesia Surfing Championship (ISC) chosen for its barrelling waves as well as the beauty of its shores. On the other side of the blue surf one can see tiers of lush green rice paddies where flocks of birds come to fly over or roost. This panoramic scene is rarely found along other beaches and therefore offers a unique experience for its beholders.

Sunsets at Canggu can also be quite a surreal experience. Donot forget to enjoy the barbequed corn while watching the sun slowly disappear beyond the horizon.

Canggu still remains a rural area, where you wlll be able to experience the simple Balinese village way of life. It takes only some 25 minutes from here to the famous Tanah Lot temple, and some 20 minutes to Seminyak for those who yearn for a more exciting nightlife and loads of shopping.

At present Canggu continues to improve its facilities, there are already a number of hotels, villas, restaurants and cafes available to spoil any visitor.

Getting There
Located some 18 km from the city of Denpasar, Canggu Beach can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.When you drive from Kuta Beach it will take only 20 minutes to reach the village of Krobokan. Then turn left until you reach ricefields that touch the ocean. Then you know you have arrived at Canggu.

Canggu lies 25 minutes north of Seminyak and is halfway to Tanah Lot. It is advisable to hire your own carm or make sure that your hotel can pick you up from the airport.

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Universal Studios Singapore®: Ride The Movies at Universal Studios Singapore®

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Go beyond the screen and jump into the action! Universal Studios Singapore is Southeast Asia's only. Universal Studios theme park, with 18 of its 24 attractions designed just for Singapore. Hop on the state of the art rides such as Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Revenge of The Mummy, and Jurassic Park: Rapids Adventure.

Enter a new dimension in the world's first 3D battle - TRANSFORMERS: The Ride. Get into the newly created Autobot EVAC and zip through subway tunnels, city streets, and across rooftops, with the Decepticons hot on you heels. Hyper-realistic 3D Media and sophisticated visual effects make this a ride you simply must experiences.

Scream your hearts out on Battlestar Galactica as you zoom, loop on the world's tallest dueling coaster ride. Go on an unforgettable mission to the stars with Elmo and Super Grover 2.0 on the all new family ride, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase. Head over to New York Street and catch the all-singing, all-dancing Sesame Street Stage Shows and book a scrumptious Sesame Street Character Breakfast!

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 10am - 7pm daily

Park operating hours are subject to change without notice
Address 
Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
8 Sentosa Gateway 
Singapore 098269

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Wonder Full -- Light & Water Spectacular: An Award-Winning Convergence of Light, Music and Sound

Marina Bay, Singapore

Voted the “Best New Tourist Attraction” by the ASEAN Tourism Forum, Wonder Full is a stunning showpiece of visual effects, with interweaving lasers, searchlights, LEDs, video projectors and giant streaming water screens. Lose yourself in a show that took three years and 100 architectural, design, creative, musical, engineering, technical and I.T. specialists to develop.

Immerse yourself in Wonder Full—an amazing convergence of light, music and sound. Set to a breathtaking orchestral soundtrack, Wonder Full uses light and laser effects to tell the universal tale of the journey of life, so sit back, relax and enjoy. Lose yourself in a stunning showpiece of visual effects of interweaving lasers, searchlights, LEDs, video projectors and giant streaming water screens.

For 13 electrifying minutes, Singapore’s city skyline will feel like your own private viewing backdrop. Bring the whole family, and come early to secure your spot. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting, free event which was voted “Best New Tourist Attraction” by ASEAN Tourism Forum.

The soundtrack is broadcast live on 103.9FM—the official radio station of Marina Bay Sands. Singaporeans Iskandar Ismail and Daryl Ang arranged and conducted the original score, which was recorded by a 140-piece orchestra. Laservision, the creator of the multidisplay media attraction, controls its technical wizardry down to the millisecond. It took three years and 100 architectural, design, creative, musical, engineering, technical and I.T. specialists to develop the show.

Opening Hours
Sunday-Thursday:
8pm, 9:30pm

Friday, Saturday:
8pm, 9:30pm, 11pm
Address 
Event Plaza,
Waterfront Promenade
Marina Bay Sands,
10 Bayfront Avenue,
Singapore 018956

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