23 September 2016
19 September 2016
11 September 2016
Tagged under: Guest Writer
Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands is truly a unique city; it is one the most vibrant and buzzing city in Europe. Known for its artistic heritage, intricate canal system and other than that it is also home to famous footballing legends with the likes of Joan Cruyff, Dennis Bergkahmp . Amsterdam has an oceanic climate which is strongly influenced by its near North Sea to the west. Due its pleasantly mild temperature tourists prefer to stroll around the city or prefer cycling. Below are the seven best places one must encounter while visiting Amsterdam.
This museum is the largest Dutch national museum; it was founded in The Hague in 1800 and relocated to Amsterdam in 1808. Furthermore, the museum has a wide collection on display with over seven thousand objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, some of these masterpieces are produced by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. The building consists of two quadrilaterals with an atrium in each center, along with Rijksmuseum Research Library which is part of the Rijksmuseum, and has the most extensive and the largest public art history research library in The Netherlands.
Anne Frank House
This house is where the famous Jewish diarist Anne Frank lived during the Nazi occupation during the infamous world war 2.Her house which is now a museum is located in central Amsterdam near Westerkerk.This famous house symbolizes the struggle the Jewish faced during the time of great prejudice and discrimination. Located in the house is the secret room where Anne Frank used to hide, along with an exhibit with her famous diary which was retrieved after her demise.
This is the notorious Redlight District in Amsterdam which is truly a unique experience not found anywhere else. The area consists of many alleys and rented rooms from prostitutes whom offer services while standing before a transparent glass door. The area is also renowned for and has an array of sex toys shops and marijuana and mushroom center for your recreational activities. This area is a testament to the free spirit of the people of Amsterdam where certain drugs and prostitution is declared legal by the state, which as a result contributes to the economy a great deal.
The world’s only market of its kind it is a place where you can buy and smell the fresh fragrances of the famous Dutch flowers. The flower stalls stand consists of tulips, narcissus and other bulbs and which make you feel in paradise. If you are a tourist from another country you can also buy and export flowers to your home country
A lot of sightseeing one must sit down and enjoy the serenity and lush green pastures at Vondelpark, which located west from Leidseplain. This park is a perfect place for cycling or sitting around having a picnic with your significant other. The park is also a roofless theater and contains performances of pop, classical and jazz in the evening. Entrances to these performances are practically free and to top it off the park is also reflected in John Green Novel the Fault in Our Stars.
Church of Westerkerk
Build in-between 1632 and 1630 by architect Hendrick de Keyser who is laid to rest inside, the church is the largest of its kind in Amsterdam. The church is the most important Protestant church in the city and its dominating tall tower is what attracts many people and tourists. Entrance is free and open to people of all faiths and walks of life. Westerkerk is located at the Prinsengracht canal near ANNE Frank’s home and is often believed that in amidst of war and depression the church bell proved to be soothing for many people living by.
Last but not the least a trip is not over until you have indulged on the food that attributes to that place. Stubbe haring is family run business near Centraal Station upon the canal and is renowned for its authentic Dutch cuisine THE HARING FISH.This dish is served with freshly sliced pickle and onion dates back to the Middle Ages around 1380. One can lick his/her fingers after this zesty experience.
This guest post is written by Frank Lee, he works at Rebates Zone
10 September 2016
Tagged under: Awards
Tourism Malaysia received a PATA Gold Award for its Landmarks of Malaysia 2015 posters in the category of Marketing Media Awards – Travel Posters during the presentation ceremony earlier today.
Minister of Tourism and Culture Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Tan Sri Abdul Aziz received the award, saying, “We are honoured to be recognised by PATA for our international marketing and promotional efforts during the Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 campaign. The posters were produced with great care to showcase Malaysia’s unique architecture, design heritage and attractions.”
(Picture caption: YB Dato' Sri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia, and Datuk Seri Mirza Mohd Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia with the PATA Gold Award. Also in the picture are (left) Dr. Mario Hardy, PATA CEO, and (right) Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Farnandes, Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office)
08 September 2016
Tagged under: Hotel Review, Japan, Osaka
Nice place to stay at Osaka. Located just near the Hankyu Umeda Station and walking distance to Grand Front Osaka shopping mall. You can try to book this New Hankyu Osaka hotel from only USD190++ per night.
Hotel Review New Hankyu Osaka Japan
Hotel Review New Hankyu Osaka Japan
06 September 2016
Tagged under: British Airways, London
Just when you think you have been there and done it all well almost in London, this amazing city yields another amazing attraction right along Brighton’s world-famous seafront- the British Airways i360. Being the world’s tallest moving observation tower and first vertical cable car, the British Airways i360 is the “must-go” for all who head to London this season.
Created by the team behind the famous London Eye, the British Airways i360 brings a unique “walk-on-air” experience for visitors. It offers a stunning 360-degree view of the most spectacular Sussex coastline and Brighton, all from a glass viewing pod at a height of 138meters.
Architect and British Airways i360 chairman David Marks said: "Built at the landward end of Brighton's historic West Pier, the British Airways i360 is a modern-day ‘vertical pier’ that gives a new perspective of the city. Just as the West Pier invited visitors to 'walk on water' in the Victorian era, British Airways i360 invites today’s visitors to 'walk on air'. We believe that British Airways i360 will showcase Brighton on the International Stage."
British Airways i360 London New Attraction
While up in the air, visitors can also enjoy a “tall” glass of world-class sparkling wine at the Sky Bar. Nyetimber, producer of England’s finest sparkling wine, is the naming partner of the Sky Bar. For those celebrating a special occasion, make a reservation at the Belle Vue Brighton restaurant, a beach-side contemporary restaurant that offers the most stunning views of the West Pier and unforgettable seafront dining experience. This elegant eatery serves quality, unique and delicious dishes using local ingredients from Sussex’s larder created by some of the best local chefs including MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Steven Edwards. While those who love to have a cup of tea with cake along Brighton beach, do pay a visit to West Pier Tea Room that opens daily from 09:00 to 22:00.
The British Airways i360 opens daily from 10:00 to 20:00. However, given the high demand particularly during weekends, operational hours are extended to 21:00 every Friday and Saturday. Tickets are sold at £15 (adult) and £7.50 (child) on site. Ticket office closes 30 minutes before the last “flight” departs. One word of advice -- book online at least three days in advance for cheaper rates and to avoid disappointment.
Brighton, a popular tourist destination, is the perfect destination for an attractive day trip from London -- just an hour away by train. In addition to the British Airways i360, this seaside town has many other attractions to offer such as the Royal Pavilion, Palace Pier, Sealife Centre, Devils Dyke, a myriad of museums and of course, its famous pebble beaches.
Fly British Airways to London from Kuala Lumpur with the special all-inclusive fares from RM2,929* in its most technologically advanced Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The rates apply to bookings by 12 September 2016 at ba.com for travel from 17 August 2016 to 30 June 2017.
The 787-9 features the impressive new First suites. Malaysians can now enjoy a choice of four distinct cabins: First, Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium economy and World Traveller economy class.
All flights from Kuala Lumpur land at British Airways’ home at London Heathrow Terminal 5. From there customers can enjoy stress-free onward connections to destinations in the UK, Europe and the US. Exclusive to customers of British Airways and Iberia Airlines, Terminal 5 was named by Skytrax in March 2016 as the Best Airport Terminal for the fifth year running; London Heathrow also won the Best Airport Shopping award.
26 August 2016
Tagged under: News, Penang, Tourism Malaysia
Penang, ranked 4th in Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities list for Best in Travel 2016, will be the fourth state in Malaysia to host the World Tourism Conference 2016 (WTC 2016) from 17 to 19 October 2016 after Melaka (2013), Kota Kinabalu (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2007).
Listed as the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 2008, George Town in Penang was aptly chosen as the venue for WTC 2016. This capital city of Penang pulsates with life and receives many visitors from all over the world who wish to experience its unique architectural and cultural townscape, which is without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia.