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Scuba Diving in Malaysia

 

Scuba Diving in Malaysia


 

Ever wondered how it must feel to breathe underwater? Well! Why not? Scuba diving is one of the most revered activities experienced by large number of tourists visiting Malaysia. Read on to find out about some of the best scuba diving locations in Malaysia.

 

Traveling in and around Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from www.redbus.my .

 

 

 

Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai Island

 

These three islands are the most suitable sites in Malaysia for scuba diving. Sipadan has a lot of restrictions for scuba diving. One would usually need a daily permit to dive here.

 

Mabul on the other hand is famous all over the globe for its one of a kind muck diving conditions, which are offered only at a few places throughout the world.

 

Kapalai Island to be true is not that suitable for diving as also the locals here refer to it as a sand bank. But this doesn’t deter it compared to Sipadan and Mabul as Kapalai as its own unique resort standing on stilts.

 

 

 

Lankayan Island

 

With a resort and a marine base the Lankayan Island is basically a landing strip. Located below sea level on top of a huge sand bank it is primarily not a tropical island. The best part of Lankayan Island is that the marine life has not been disturbed by the humans. This gives guests one of the top marine life experiences. The corals here are in an immaculate condition. Minimal interference by humans allow guests to watch one of the biggest sea creatures and schools of fishes.

 

Tenggol Island

 

On the east coast of the Peninsular Country, is one of the most splendid scuba diving islands. Owing to the strong under water currents, the Tenggol Island is a strict no for beginners. Beginners need not be disappointed as there are a few extravagant resorts on this Island which will make sure that you don’t run short of on adventure. Just remember that from October till March, this place is closed because of monsoons. It is a part of a group of islands located within the southern regions of the Terengganu Marine Park. Besides the island the group also consists of several other small islands. There are numerous beautiful beaches here which are popular amongst tourists for light trekking. However, most people visit this place because of the amazing diving possibilities available. There are about 20 huge diving spots located around the island. The non diversed can indulge in snorkeling. Some of the best 5 star resorts where you can check in here are the Heritage Marina Resort, the Aryani Resort and the Tanjong Jara Resort. I would recommend you to carry some spare cash with you as there are no ATMs’ on the island. Some resorts do accept credit cards but since it is a remote island it is best to carry sufficient cash to help you cover your expenses during your stay here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best 3 Luxury hotels near Golden Mile Complex

Best 3 Luxury hotels near Golden Mile Complex

 

 

I am certainly one of those people who does not worry much about the budget and my ultimate aim is luxury!  After a tiring but one of the most comfortable bus journey, I really wanted to thanks the online bus booking portal called www.redbus.sg  and the Transnasional operator. I was on the lookout for some of the most luxurious hotels near Golden Mile Complex, which was precisely where the bus operator dropped me off!

Hotel Bugis: The hotel is located just opposite Golden Mile Complex and across Victoria Street. It is at a 5-minute walking distance from the Bugis MRT Station and is fully equipped with an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. The hotel premises have free and fast Wi-Fi and the rooms are equipped with all basic amenities. If you love to shop this is a must stay at hotel for you as the hotel has a host of shopping options around it which include the Bugis village, Bugis junction and Sim Lim Square. Each of the rooms are equipped with tea and coffee makers and the bathrooms feature luxurious electronic bathtubs and hair dryers. The staff is quite interactive and speak English, Mandarin and Malay.

The hotel also has its very own business centre as well as currency exchange services. The service provided by the hotel was excellent and I found the location to be strategic and a huge boon. Other popular landmarks that are near the hotel are Mustafa Centre, Suntec City, Marina Bay Sands Casino and Orchard Road.

Destination Hotel  The hotel is in the vicinity of the Golden Mile Complex and just minutes away from the busy and energetic central business district of Singapore. The hotel is equipped with a huge swimming pool for all those who love to swim and there is absolutely no need to venture out hunting for food as the hotel features an in-house restaurant that specialises in local as well as international cuisine. The moment you open the windows to your room you will get to see magnificent views of the brightly lit skyline of Singapore. The famous Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre are located just 850 metres from this hotel.

Hotel Clover   The hotel is set up in a conserved heritage building and is one of the cosiest properties of Singapore. All of the rooms are well air-conditioned and are equipped with futuristic amenities. The hotel also features an in-house restaurant that specialises in only local cuisine. If you are a fitness enthusiast, the hotel has 24-hour gymming facilities. The hotel is at a 5-minute distance from the Masjid Sultan Mosque, and the closest train station is the Nicoll Highway MRT Station. You will be pleased to know that the hotel is within walking distance of quite a few boutiques, food and beverage outlets. The beds are comfortable and huge and feature an Asian style decor. There is plenty of seating area in the room and a mini bar for you to grab some wine.

Apart from all the features, the rooms have access to a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge as well as a tour desk. The staff of the hotel was quite friendly and one thing that is worth noticing was that you have a range of rooms that you can book from like a king suite with terrace, a single room with terrace, superior double room, deluxe double room, deluxe double with balcony, loft suite and a suite with Spa bath. 

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Pick up any 5 Economical hotel stays in Pondicherry: Just relax!

Pick up any 5 Economical hotel stays in Pondicherry: Just relax!

 

 

Are you having plans to visit Pondicherry? Withal, you are on a shoestring budget and busy calculating the expenses in this French town of India. Drop all your worries! As, here is a list of five accommodation options in Pondicherry offering a comfortable stay without straining your budget. You can take a look at all these (low cost) cheap hotels in Pondicherry on redbus hotels page and book your ideal stay in a quick way. Apart from being decently priced, these hotels come with convenient location and good quality of service offerings. The vast selection helps you to decide the well-suited accommodation and make a memorable vacation in Pondicherry. Besides, browsing for your hotel room online enables you to read guest reviews, avail discounts and see a list of many other similar hotels available at an economical rate. Once you choose your ideal stay online, just carry your booking confirmation copy on the day of your travel. All these hotels are located at different parts of the city depending on location and demands.

Pondicherry is famous for its ‘French Colony’, Aurobindo Ashram and the beaches. There's so much to do! Moreover, best of all, you can relish this experience on a budget, which is not too hard on your pocket.  All the hotels in Pondicherry that has been mentioned below can be booked online without facing any difficulty. There are a huge number of hotels spread all across the city, where this list shall help you to explore better! Mostly, they are located close to the railway station, bus stop, seaside and the main city area. Depending on your preference, you can choose the one that fits you the most. After all, a travel experience works out a great success when your accommodation choice is sorted perfectly!

1. Aditya Inn, Anna Salai: The guesthouse is situated in a prime location providing you easy access to Aurobindo Ashram, the shopping area, the rock beach and other major attractions.

2. Red carpet residence, MG road area: This is a serene guesthouse offering French style of decors. It consists of equipped 20 rooms delivering a decent stay experience for all guests. The location of the stay allows anyone to access the nearby markets as well.

3. Raj Lodge, Rangapillai Street: This hotel is very close to the bus stand and surrounded by a number of restaurants (moderate). Business as well as leisure travellers can experience a comfortable stay at a reasonable price.

4. Auro Resort & Spa, Auroville Road: Located near to the Auroville Beach that offers an easy access to the lovely seaside at all times. All the major places of interests are in the vicinity. A perfect choice of spa and clam accommodation without burning a hole in the pocket. Apart from a wide range of convenient services, it also offers a natural environment.

5. Sri Saibaba Guest House, Heritage Town: this hotel is very convenient for all sociable explorers travelling on a shoestring. Located close to the Aurobindo ashram and beaches gives an opportunity to interact with various cultures (people). An ideal stay for travel enthusiasts looking for an economy stay along with a lot of diversity.

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A Useful Travel Guide for Manali: Hill Station Lovers!


A Useful Travel Guide for Manali: Hill Station Lovers!

 

 

India’s most preferred hill station, Manali lies within the state of Himachal Pradesh offering endearing views of snow-capped mountains with first-rate sunsets and sunrises. The verdant Valleys makes the picture at its best!

Aside from romantic landscapes it also serves good as a playground for adventurers; ranging from mountaineering and rafting to zorbing, additionally covers paragliding and snowboarding, Manali residences all of it, and much more. Encompassing areas of Manali is certain to take you away with its awe-stricken sheer typical beauty.

Scenic hills wrapped in lush green attire, spellbinding valleys spread with the scent of pines and the trout-filled Beas River flushing down the mountains; all of them counterpart each other in a flawless manner to create the magical atmosphere of Manali.

Drop your worries for some time, pack your luggage and plunge into discovering the sweetness of Manali. With ease turn off those sensible items, slow down the speedy lifestyle slightly and take the robust roads of journey. Take bus tickets online from redbus this cut down your hassles and helps to make your journey a cosy one. Manali will surely help you make one of the crucial exceptional recollections while you might be on the go!

1. Must See the Solang Valley: that is obviously silent and is exceptional experienced by way of street. The strain as much as Solang is incredibly giant. When you gain, investigate out some Chinese language food from roadside shacks, and improvement from the environment around you.

2. Treat your taste buds @ Café 1947 – This location is an antique and common Italian café believed to be the first song café in Manali that is poised well on the banks of Manalsu. Definitely, Café 1947 will likely be a part of a few of your well-spent moments in Manali.        

3. Adventure in Caravan: starting from hiking to paragliding, mountain biking, jeep safaris and rafting, Himalayan Caravan journey presents many journey activities. They contains tailor-made excursions and excursion packages, attracting never-ending journey-seekers all across the year.

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Top 4 places to enjoy soup when in Kuala Lumpur

 

Top 4 places to enjoy soup when in Kuala Lumpur


 

Actor Morgan Freeman once said that during cold temperatures, rather than having alcohol, one must have a bowl of hot soup. Hey, if Morgan Freeman says it, you know the Almighty has spoken. The Malaysians do adhere to this advice by the legendary actor throughout the year, no matter the season.

 

Travel Suggestion: One of the simplified ways to ensure that your soup craving is quenched immediately, take a bus while touring around Kuala Lumpur, buy tickets online from https://www.redbus.my/buses/kuala-lumpur-bus-tickets, and reach these locations in a jiffy. Each of these places is well connected by bus routes that pass from the capital, KL. The online bus booking option helps to save your time and money, yes they offer discounted tickets!

 

If you want to mollycoddle yourself with a bowl of piping hot soup or broth, here are three of the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that will satiate this desire of yours:

 

Keong Kee Herbal Soup: A simple shack-like setting located next to an open air car park, this humble eatery is a hit among locals and tourists alike for its Coconut chicken soup that is served in coconut shells.

 

Levain Boulangerie & Pâtisserie: A French-inspired bakery and café housed in a cosy bungalow, taste Europe on your taste buds by sampling its popular Creamy mushroom chicken soup.

 

Huck’s Café: Homely and warm, this snug place does complete justice to the classic French onion soup. Crusty bread, clear and flavourful broth and melted cheese—you just can’t go wrong with this one!

 

Las Carretas: Recognized as one of the best place to find margarita in town. Patrons usually come back for its food and ambience which is rated as too good.

 

Kuala Lumpur Soup Kitchen: This kitchen was started by a small group of students. Since then the outlet has witnessed more than 90000 customers. The hotel does not advertise anywhere and has quickly grown by a word of mouth. It was founded by volunteers of all ages following different faiths, backgrounds and cultures. It believes in providing some of the best soups. Their aim is to bring food and comfort to the people. The original idea of having a soup restaurant originated in 1991. The place takes a lot of pride in their own concoction of Chinese soup, beautifully brewed by them. The soups have an aromatic flavour. Some of the best soups that you can try out here are the Double boiled Waisal and Ginseng roots along with chicken soup that will cost you somewhere around RM17. You can also try the double boiled dried scallop along with black chicken soup that costs RM24. The soups here are completely MSG free just that this is double boiled with super fragrance and flavour. The serving in the soup are pain stakingly hand chopped and you must note that only 30 servings are prepared in a day. The non veg soups have a very smooth texture and a very rich flavour.

 

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Berangkat dari Bekasi Menuju Semarang dengan Bus

Berangkat dari Bekasi Menuju Semarang dengan Bus

 

 

Kota Bekasi terletak di Provinsi Jawa Barat dan terletak di perbatasan timur Kota Metropolitan Jakarta. Di sebelah Selatan Kota Bekasi adalah Kabupaten Bogor dan sebelah timurnya adalah Kabupaten Bekasi. Kota ini merupakan daerah perkotaan dan pusat industri. Kota ini memulai pembangunan infrastrukturnya pada tahun 1982 dan sejak saat itu telah berubah menjadi kota administratif. Saat ini Kota Bekasi terdiri dari empat kecamatan, yaitu sebelah timur, sebelah barat, sebelah selatan dan sebelah utara. Selain itu, Kota bekasi juga terdiri dari delapan desa. Tenaga kerja kota sebagian besar terdiri dari penduduk lokal dan inilah yang menjadi faktor penting dalam pertumbuhan ekonomi kota ini. Selain itu, industri pengolahan diikuti oleh banyak restoran, hotel dan pusat perdagangan juga banyak berkontribusi dalam pertumbuhan kota yang sangat indah ini.

Selanjutnya adalah lahan pertanian, yang juga berkontribusi dalam ruang lingkup kecil ekonomi kota yang terus meningkat setiap tahunnya. Bagian utara kota ini adalah daerah yang relatif tertinggal dalam hal infrastruktur dibandingkan dengan daerah kota lainnya, namun justru di sinilah sawah-sawah besar berada. Sisi tengahnya terdiri dari daerah kecamatan. Ada juga banyak tempat tinggal mewah yang luas yang ada di bagian kota ini. Dibandingkan dengan beberapa tahun yang lalu, saat ini kota Bekasi sudah mengalami banyak perkembangan yang bisa dilihat dari banyaknya mal, plaza dan tempat rekreasi untuk para wisatawan yang datang berkunjung. Selama Saya tinggal di sini, Saya mengunjungi Taman Buaya, yang merupakan salah satu taman rekreasi bagi para wisatawan dan secara aktif membudidayakan binatang buaya.

Hanya beberapa blok jauhnya dari tempat ini terdapat beberapa tempat wisata terbaik lainnya yaitu Museum Sejarah, Pusat Pariwisata, Saung Ranggon yang dibangun oleh Pangeran Rangga di Provinsi Jaya Karta. Penduduk setempat menganggap Kota Bekasi sebagai salah satu tempat terbaik untuk dikunjungi jika Anda ingin mengalami perpaduan antara eksplorasi di Kota Jakarta dengan akses mudah ke Pulau Jawa di negara Indonesia. Kota ini juga berfungsi sebagai salah satu tempat yang menakjubkan jika Anda ingin menikmati berbelanja berbagai jenis barang-barang. Para pedagang yang berjualan di sini memang selalu dikenal menawarkan barang dengan harga yang terjangkau dan para pembeli bisa melakukan tawar-menawar. Setelah mengunjungi sebagian besar atraksi wisata yang ditawarkan oleh kota ini tiba saatnya bagi Saya untuk mengakhiri perjalanan di sini dan langsung menuju ke kota tujuan Saya selanjutnya yaitu Kota Semarang.

Saya memesan tiket bus website redbus.id karena sebelumnya Saya telah memiliki pengalaman yang menyenangkan dan memuaskan. Sesuai dengan yang tertera dalam website Redbus, ada beberapa operator yang mengoperasikan bus sehari-hari dari Kota Bekasi ke Kota Semarang. Pahala Kencana adalah satu-satunya operator yang mengoperasikan lebih dari 13 bus dan berangkat hampir setiap 2 jam. Memiliki berbagai pilihan waktu untuk dipilih menjadi alasan utama mengapa Saya akhirnya memutuskan untuk memesan tiket bus dengan Pahala Kencana. Bus pertama berangkat pada pukul 00.30 tengah malam dan yang terakhir pada pukul 23.00 malam hari. Saya akhirnya memesan bus yang berangkat pukul 03.00 pagi hari karena Saya lebih suka bepergian pada malam hari. Operator bus berangkat dan tiba cukup tepat waktu. Harga tiket untuk satu orang di rute antara kedua kota ini adalah Rp 230.000,-. Saya bahkan tidak menyadari bagaimana Saya menempuh 9 jam perjalanan - berkat kenyamanan yang ditawarkan oleh operator.

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How to spend an offbeat holiday in Kuala Lumpur

 

How to spend an offbeat holiday in Kuala Lumpur


 

Yes, your itinerary to Kuala Lumpur may well be planned and decided already. But there’s no harm in ditching that for a day and trying something new, is it? Kuala Lumpur isn’t all shopping malls and street food. It has some very unique experiences to offer, especially if you are open to trying new things. If you said yes to that then here’s what you can do on one fine day in KL:

 

Pitch-dark dining: Go a step beyond candlelight dinners and visit the Dining in the Dark restaurant. The meals are served entirely in darkness and customers are encouraged to focus more on using all their other senses while having dinner. It is a culinary experience like no other and one that you must have at least once in your lifetime. This is really very funny and an experience one must have at least once in a life time. You are totally thrust in darknes. Trying to identify the flavours presented to you makes you appreciate how much we rely on our vision to amplify our other senses. It is here that we truly learn to appreciate our vision abilities. The venue is simply beautiful and the food served was also quite nice and served in western style. If you visit this place you must have some good company who can also experience the fun with you.

 

 

 

Take a walk in the sky: No, really. Take the Skytrex and climb up the rainforest tops and cross different obstacles at least 22 metres high up in the air. This is an adrenaline-filled activity that will let you take in the best views of Malaysia’s skyline. This place is fun and scenic as well. You can explore all Malaysia from higher views. It is a perfect outing full of adventure for the entire family, though it can be slightly exhausting.

 

Travelling to and from Kuala Lumpur is quite convenient since it is a major bus terminal and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from www.redbus.my

 

Visit Redang

 

Among the country’s most popular destinations for diving and snorkelling, you will find yourself lost in the beauty of its powdery white beaches on land and the teeming variety of aquatic life in the sea – jelly fish, baby sharks, and the ‘Nemo’ or clown fish. Jungle treks through its dense interiors are also popular.

 

Sights in the City: Kuala Lumpur

 

Of course the best and most vibrant city in Malaysia is its capital, Kuala Lumpur. From the world famous Petronas Towers, to the Old Railway Station, this heaving metropolis is a melting pot of cultures. Its Chinese, Malay, and Indian population makes it a vibrant and diverse hub where you can explore museums, art galleries, watch traditional shows, go shopping in its malls and street markets and eat to your heart’s content. The city is also well known for its nightlife – a place where the party never stops.

 

 

 

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Perjalanan dengan Bus dari Jambi Menuju Pekanbaru

Perjalanan dengan Bus dari Jambi Menuju Pekanbaru

 

 

 

 

 

Jambi

 

 

 

Jambi adalah sebuah provinsi besar yang terletak di Pulau Sumatera. Sebagian besar penduduk yang tinggal di Kota Jambi adalah orang-orang keturunan Melayu. Kota ini adalah ibu kota provinsi Jambi dan kota pelabuhan yang ramai dikunjungi setiap tahunnya di Sungai Batang Hari. Kota ini dikenal sebagai sentra produksi minyak dan karetnya, yang merupakan sumber pendapatan utama kota ini. Kota ini memiliki total luas daerah sekitar 79 mil2 dan memiliki total jumlah populasi penduduk sekitar 532.000 orang. Beberapa tahun belakangan ini, kota ini telah dinobatkan sebagai ibu kota administratif provinsi otonom daerah Jambi. Karena terletak di daerah dataran rendah, iklim di sini sangat sejuk sepanjang tahun. Cuaca di sini minimal 22 sampai 23 derajat celcius dan maksimum 32 derajat celcius. Satu hal yang dapat Saya sarankan adalah pastikan untuk tidak berkunjung selama bulan Oktober sampai bulan Maret karena hujan lebat menyebabkan banjir di jalanan kota ini. Kota Jambi juga dianggap sebagai salah satu kota berpenduduk paling padat di Provinsi Jambi dengan hampir 70 persen penduduk Provinsi Jambi yang tinggal di sini.

 

 

 

Moda tranportasi terbaik yang dapat Anda gunakan saat berwisata di Indonesia adalah bus. Saat ini, masyarakat setempat juga lebih memilih menggunakan bus dibandingkan harus terjebak di kemacetan jika membawa kendaraan pribadi. Frekuensi bus juga cukup teratur dengan adanya bus yang datang hampir setiap 15 menit. Satu hal yang harus Anda lakukan sebelum memulai perjalanan yaitu memesan tiket bus terlebih dahulu dari redbus karena memang tiket bus terjual habis dengan sangat cepat. Website Redbus memberikan Anda pilihan kelas bus seperti ekonomi, ekspres dan mewah, selain itu Redbus juga selalu memberikan potongan harga yang besar. Tergantung dari kelas bus yang dipesan, harga tiket bus berkisar antara Rp 50.000,- sampai Rp 200.000,- untuk satu orang. Pesanlah tiket bus ekonomi jika Anda memiliki anggaran keuangan yang terbatas. Bila uang bukanlah masalah untuk Anda, Anda bisa memilih kelas bus mewah yang dilengkapi dengan berbagai fasilitas terbaik seperti tempat duduk, film dan juga makanan ringan. Bila Anda terburu-buru, pilihlah kelas bus ekspres yang memiliki lebih sedikit tempat pemberhentian. Segera pesan tiket bus Anda dan rencanakanlah waktu liburan yang menyenangkan dengan keluarga dan teman terdekat Anda.

 

 

 

Pekanbaru

 

 

 

Sudah lama Kota Pekanbaru memiliki reputasi sebagai salah satu kota terbersih yang ada di dunia. Kota Pekanbaru adalah ibu kota provinsi Riau di Pulau Sumatera dan merupakan salah satu kota penghasil minyak terkaya di wilayah Indonesia. Kota ini dianggap sebagai kota terbesar ketiga di Pulau Sumatera setelah Kota Medan. Kota ini telah mengalami perkembangan pesat dalam beberapa tahun terakhir karena pemerintah memberikan dana besar untuk membangun sektor pariwisata. Arsitektur kota ini unik dan memiliki sentuhan Melayu di dalamnya. Pekanbaru terhubung ke semua kota besar seperti Kota Padang, Kota Medan, Kota Jambi dan Kota Palembang melalui jalan darat.

 

 

 

Anda bisa naik bus reguler dari Kota Jambi dan turun di Terminal Bus Bandar Raya Payung Sekaki di Kota Pekanbaru. Ada satu operator bus yang beroperasi pada rute antara Kota Jambi dan Kota Pekanbaru dan operator bus ini dikenal dengan nama Travel Cairi. Operator bus berangkat dan tiba cukup tepat waktu yaitu pada pukul 08.00 pagi hari dan pada pukul 22.00 malam hari. Perjalanan dengan menggunakan bus akan menghabiskan biaya sekitar Rp 300.000,- sampai Rp 500.000,- per orang tergantung kelas bus yang Anda pesan.

 

 

 

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Mengendarai Bus dari Palembang ke Bali

Mengendarai Bus dari Palembang ke Bali