Submitted by xwwei@a1 on Fri, 2016-07-29 13:28
Amid terror aftermath in Turkey, the country has recently launched a leisure and entertainment park in Belek, Antalya.
Said to be the biggest of its kind in Turkey, The Land of Legends Theme Park boasts an "undiscovered world of magic" including the world's first musical boat feast, the 43-meter high Water Coaster with a speed of 86 kilometers per hour, the Water World, the Tower of Legends, a 5D cinema -- which guests enter with their swimsuits on -- and shows performed by original characters specially designed for the park.
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Fri, 2016-07-29 13:26
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Fri, 2016-07-29 12:31
The Central Zoo in Pyongyang recently reopened after remodelling works which began in late 2014. It now includes a Nature Museum.
A report from Yonhap New Agency, quoting the country's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), states that more than 40 animal pens have been built for reptiles, monkeys and other wild animals to match the surrounding scenery at the zoo.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Fri, 2016-07-29 12:08
The next time you plan for a luxurious beach getaway, it doesn't have to be as far as Phuket or Bali.
The Sanchaya is a new resort in Bintan which sits on a secluded stretch of a powdery white beach on the north-west side of the island.
It consists of 21 villas and nine suites, a clubhouse, a croquet lawn and a 50m-long infinity pool among other facilities.
According to the hotel, it is the only property on Bintan with its own VIP lounge at the ferry terminal.
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Fri, 2016-07-29 11:55
If you're a history buff and love exploring heritage sites in Malaysia, Malacca is the place to visit. Besides the more popular Dutch Malacca Heritage trail, here are some other interesting sites to check out.
1. Victoria Bastion
The foundations of the Victoria Bastion are located opposite St Francis Xavier Church. It was rebuilt after its destruction during the capture of the fort in 1641.
Submitted by xwwei@a1 on Fri, 2016-07-29 09:43
When you decide to travel to Japan, what would be the first place that comes to mind?
Well-known destinations like Osaka, Tokyo, Hokkaido and Kyoto will probably be on top of your list, because you have heard and learnt so much about them.
But what travellers may not be aware of is that there are many other places in the Land of the Rising Sun that offer a host of enchanting delights.
Kagoshima, located at the south of Japan on the island of Kyushu, is rich in history, and offers a unique culture and unadulterated nature.
Submitted by mldas@a1 on Thu, 2016-07-28 17:36
If you're hopping on a Jetstar flight this Saturday for a holiday, be sure to grab a book from the airport lounge before you depart.
As part of the National Library Board's National Reading Movement, Jetstar will be giving out 500 books from July 30 to August 31, to encourage reading among its passengers.
This initiative came after a survey done among 3,900 Singaporeans revealed that more than half read less than five times a year and only seven per cent read when on holiday.
Submitted by mldas@a1 on Thu, 2016-07-28 15:11
Do not be alarmed when a dinosaur receptionist checks you in for your stay at the Henn Na hotel in Sasebo, Nagasaki.
Literally translated as "Weird Hotel", this hotel has been living up to its name by being the first in the world to be staffed almost entirely by robots.
Since its opening in July 2015, the hotel has been praised by guests for its impressive technology, reported Japanese newspaper, Stripes Japan.
Submitted by xwwei@a1 on Thu, 2016-07-28 15:03
1. Bring an empty water bottle.
Instead of buying expensive bottled water at the airport or on-board, fill your own bottle at the water fountain once you're inside the gate or at the water dispenser on the plane.
2. Use contact lens cases for creams.
Don't have travel-sized containers for your moisturiser, cleanser, toothpaste and liquid foundation?
No worries. Contact lens cases are a great substitute if you have a couple of extra ones lying around.
Submitted by rissaho@a1 on Thu, 2016-07-28 12:16
"Friday: Rain with gale force winds?!"
We stared incredulously at the weather forecast pinned on the wall of the Department of Conservation (DOC) office in Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand. Visions of my family members huddled and frozen into human popsicles crossed my mind.
Fortunately, for people like us, New Zealand has a handpicked list of hiking (or, as the locals call it, tramping) trails called the Great Walks.