Saturday, 17 July 2010

Go Green

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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of the 13,000 Islands making up the Republic of Indonesia and is located 8-9 degrees south of the equator between Java to the west, and Lombok to the East. The rapid growth of development in tourism has had a big impact and influences to Bali tradition and lifestyle. The volcanic island of Bali in Indonesia boasts some of the most unique and beautiful beaches seen anywhere in the world. Bali is one of the world’s premier beach and surfing destinations and attracts a range of vacationers year round.

The line of beaches on the island of Bali includes Sanur beach, Jimbaran, Soka beach, Nusa Dua, Medewi beach, Lovina beach, Kuta, and Legian beach. Locals and tourists popularly go after Legian beaches, which are famous for their magnificent view of sunset.

The beach is a major factor in any island holiday and Bali has a coastline which offers every possible water activity, including surfing some of the best waves in the world, swimming with dolphins, cruises, snorkeling, diving, sailing, and parasailing.

Bali is also the perfect spot to do, safely, a lot of outdoor activities such as rafting, mountain cycling, hiking, and many others, including some extreme activities like bungee jumping and paragliding. Being an island is natural that most of the outdoor activities are related to the sea and indeed Bali is one of the best known place all over the pacific rim to do surfing.

How to get there
Most international visitors will fly to Bali directly.

Flights: Numerous direct flights from Europe, America, Australia and most Asian Domestic flights to and from major cities within Indonesia.

Sea: Regular passenger ferries from Java and Lombok. Cruise ship stop-offs.

Overland: By car or bus from Java.

Please click on the link below for more details.
The Best of Bali
Bali and Indonesia on the Net
Bali Tourism Board

Friday, 28 May 2010

Cameron Highland, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands is the smallest district in the state of Pahang which is located in the north-western corner of the state. It is situated at 1520m above sea level, this is Malaysia's green bowl supplying vegetables to the major cities of the country and to Singapore.

The cool climate makes it an excellent tea growing area and indeed the Cameron tea is highly prized in the world market. With temperatures ranging between 25 and 10 degrees Celsius, this place is popular all year round with tourists.

Robinson Falls

Tea Plantation

Rose Garden nurseries

Old Smokehouse

Places of interest are the Robinson Falls, the Rose Garden nurseries and the strawberry and vegetable farms. A visit to the tea plantation is well worthwhile, to see how one of the world’s favourite beverages is processed fresh from the plantations. Stroll around and admire the old colonial buildings such as the Old Smokehouse. This hill station is surrounded by jungles and trails are marked for jungle trekking. There are various villages inhabited by Orang Asli.

How to get there
By Road: The only way to get to Cameron Highlands is by road. Until a few years back, you could only get to Cameron Highlands from the south via Tapah but since the opening of the new Simpang Pulai road, traveling to the highlands has become much more easier. You can also get here from the east coast via Gua Musang in Kelantan

By Bus: Buses to Cameron Highlands operate daily from Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang. Buses from Kuala Lumpur depart from the Pudu Raya Station and KL Central. Buses from Penang depart from Prangin Mall / Komtar.

Please click on the link below for more details.
Cameron Highlands Online
Cameron Highland My Cuti Cuti Malaysia Traval Destinations
Malaysia Destinations | Places if Interest in Malaysia > Genting Highlands

Genting Highland, Malaysia

Genting Highland is a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia and is home to the famous Genting Highlands Resort, otherwise known as Resorts World Genting.

It is situated at 6,000 feet above sea level, Genting has everything to offer including natural cool mountain air and 24 hours of non-stop entertainment catering for the many diverse cultures and visitors from all over the world.

Genting also has the distinction of having Genting Skyway - “the longest cable car in Southeast Asia”. Enjoy the cable car right up to the summit, the lower station is situated near the Awana Golf and Country Resort. The 20 minute ride ascends from 914m to 1768m.

As an entertainment destination, Genting satisfies every need of a pleasure seeker. The supreme attraction of Genting is its famous casinos, the only legal casinos in Malaysia. The casinos feature all the popular gambling games and in addition, some of the Chinese games. The casinos attract a large crowd to the highlands.

Theme Parks

Haunted Adventures

Snow World

Theme parks are another popular attraction of the entertainment village, which include an outdoor theme park and an indoor one. The theme parks provide unique experience of Snow House and Haunted Adventures, and feature separate rides in different categories such as thriller family and children. For cyber addicts, Genting offer the most modern cyber games in its cyber parks.

Genting Sky Venture

Genting X-pedition Wall

Other attractions are Genting Sky Venture, the only free-fall skydiving simulator in Asia, and Genting X-pedition Wall, an international-standard rock-climbing wall stretching to 15 metres in height, with a 6-metre overhang. There is also bowling, a video arcade, a cineplex and many more fun rides.

How To Get There
By Road: About 45 minutes' drive from Kuala Lumpur via the Karak Highway.

By Bus and Skyway
: Express Bus from Pudu Raya bus station. From Putra LRT (Terminal Putra Gombak) to Genting.

8.00am to 7.00pm - from Terminal Putra Gombak to Genting Skyway
9.15am to 8.15pm - from Genting Skyway to Terminal Putra Gombak

By Taxi : From KL International Airport, from hotels and from Pudu Raya taxi station.

Please click on the link below for more details.
Tourism Malaysia: Destination: Genting Highlands
Genting Malaysia | Resorts World Genting - City of Entertainment
Malaysia Destinations | Places of Interest in Malaysia > Genting Highland

Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia

Pulau Pangkor is an island off the coast of Perak in north-west peninsular Malaysia. It has a land area of only 8 square kilometers, and a population of approximately 25,000 islanders. It is heavily promoted as a low-key tourist destination by the Malaysian government, but fishing and fish products remain major industries.

The name Pangkor is said to be originated from the Thai word Pang Ko which means 'beautiful island'. Others believe it may be a memorial to Pang Kui, a legendary Chinese adventurer said to have lent his skills in seamanship to the bands of pirates this island once sheltered.

Besides, it is a thriving tourist attraction with wonderful offerings of its pristine beaches on the western coastline. Among the popular beaches are Pantai Puteri Dewi (Golden Sands Beach), Pasir Bogak Beach, Teluk Nupah, Pulau Sembilan and Pangkor Laut.

Dutch Fort (Kota Belanda)

Foo Ling Kong Temple

Little Great Wall of China

Other attraction on the islands include The Chinese Fishing Village, Dutch Fort (Kota Belanda), Pangkor Town, Sacred Rock (Batu Bersurat), Foo Ling Kong Temple & Little Great Wall of China, Lin Ye Kong Temple and Kali Temple.

How to get there
By road: Access by road via the North -South highway to Lumut. If travelling from the south, exit at Gopeng interchange and turn left after Pangkor/Sitiawan/Batu Gajah signboard. Upon arrival in Lumut, you can see a ferry service counter there. Parking space are available here.

By Air: Berjaya Air offer 4flights weekly from Kuala Lumpur (Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun) - 35minutes from Subang Airport.

Please click on the link below for more details.
Welcome to Pangkor Island
Cuti Malaysia, Pangkor Island, Perak

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

Fraser's Hill is one of the quieter hill retreats in Malaysia. It is located in Pahang, just across the border from Selangor, along the main range. It is sit at 1,524 metres above sea level, this highlands resort is a naturalist's paradise that boasts innumerable plant, bird and animal species.

Fraser's Hill is popular with the locals and foreign tourists for its greenery, forest walks, fresh air and exotic flower gardens. It has many attractions within and around the area. You can enjoy a round of golf on the undulating fairways bordered by lofty ferns and pine trees.


Flower Nurseries

Visit the flower nurseries, go horse riding or enjoy a boat ride on the lake. There is a nature education centre where visitors can learn about the flora and fauna of the area.

Bird watching is a very popular pastime and Fraser's Hill is the venue of the annual Bird Race which attracts many foreign omithologists.

How to get there
By Road : Fraser's Hill, 100 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur can be reached via the Karak Highway. Turn left at the Bentong junction and proceed to Teranum. At Teranum, take the left turn towards Gap before the short ascent up to Fraser's Hill.

Alternatively, one can also take the old trunk route heading towards Penang and turn off at Kuala Kubu Bharu for the drive to the Gap. The last 8 km from the Gap to the top of Fraser's Hill 9 scenic, narrow winding which carries one-way traffic 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

By Bus: There are regular bus services from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kubu Bharu and then to Fraser's Hill. From Kuala Lumpur, board the Kuala Kubu Bharu bound bus at the Pudu Raya Bus Terminal. From Kuala Kubu Bharu, the Fraser's Hill bus service operates twice daily uphill at 8.00am and 12.00 noon. Downhill services are at 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Please click on the links below for more details.
Malaysia Travel Guide | Bukit Fraser, Selangor, Pahang
Tourism Malaysia: Destination: Fraser's Hill
Cuti Malaysia: Pahang - Fraser's Hill

Monday, 24 May 2010

Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia

Pulau Perhentian is located in the South China Sea 21 km from the coast of Kuala Besut, Terengganut. It comprises of two islands; Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Both islands are surrounded by beautiful palm-fringed powdery white sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise-blue sea.

The two Perhentian Islands are rated as some of the most beautiful islands in the world; a virtual paradise for snorkelling and diving in crystal-clear water or just for lazing on one of the white sandy beaches waiting for the coconuts to drop.

The two main islands are heavily forested and ringed with sandy beaches, typical of tropical islands. Both islands are separated by a very narrow sound but with strong current. The significant different between the two islands is, Perhentian Besar is more for a vocational island while the small one is an island with the mixture of vacation mood and reality life due to the fishing village.

All manner of aquatic life is visible both near and far from the beach such as turtles, sharks, coral and thousands of tropical fish. The interior is covered by jungle with a wide variety of species. You can watch monitor lizards, monkeys, geckos, flying squirrels, butterflies and many other types - sometimes right in front of your chalet. There are no roads and not many paths, so the islands are mainly peaceful and untouched - so far.

For details, please click on the link below to enter the website of Pulau Perhentian.
Pulau Perhentian Besar | Perhentian Island - A Paradise Holiday Destination