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Clarke Quay was named after Sir Andrew Clarke, Singapore's second Governor and Governor of the Straits Settlements from 1873 to 1875, who played a key role in positioning Singapore as the main port for the Malay states of Perak, Selangor and Sungei Ujong.
Clarke Quay is also the name of a road along the quay, part of which has since been converted into a pedestrian mall. Clarke Street, located next to Clarke Quay, was officially named in 1896, and was originally two streets known simply as East Street and West Street in north Kampong Malacca. Similar to Clarke Quay, Clarke Street have since been converted into a pedestrian mall.
The Tsing Ma Bridge, which spans 1377m across the busy Ma Wan Channel, is the second longest bridge in the world after the Humber Bridge in Britain. However, it is the longest bridge that carries both motorway and railway.
When you visit Hongkong and booked the tour trip to Lantau Island, the bridge will one of the place / tourists spot that tour operator always visit. They will take you to the view point, and you will be give a short 10 mins to have a look around and taking some photos. Unfortunately when we were there, the weather was so bad and we can't see a thing.
Sungei Buloh Nature Park is a mangroves and wetland wildlife refuge located at the northern end of Singapore, it was one of our favourite place to go during our past live in Singapore. Living in Singapore it was so hard going to places without bumping into 'tourists' lol.
The place a bit far to reach ... if you dont own private car you will have to take taxi or use a public bus.
I remembered the place used to have a cafe overlook the swamp ... you can have something to eat and drink while you watch the flamingo around the area.
Ocean Park Hong Kong (Traditional Chinese: 海洋公園; Pinyin: Hǎiyáng Gōngyuán) is a theme park in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island. The marine-themed amusement park covers the area of Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan, and is Hong Kong's very own theme park. Public can go to Ocean Park by taxi or Citybus.
The park, recognized as one of the 'Ten of the World’s Most Popular Amusement Parks’ on Forbes.com in June 2006, has 4.38 million visitors annually in year 2005/2006. It has an area of 870,000 square metres. The different parts of the park are connected by cable car, as well as the world's second longest outdoor escalator. The theme park currently has over 40 rides and attractions.
This is a 'must do' with kiddies when you come to Hongkong. Star ferry is a passenger ferry, ferrying people commuting between Kowloon and Hongkong Island. Can't remember how much we paid ... i think just around 2 or 3 Hongkong Dollar per trip.
Again i would suggest you do the trip at least one during the day time and another during night time.
The Star Ferry operates on four routes: between Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, Central and Hung Hom, and Hung Hom and Wanchai. Service times and ticket prices vary with the different routes (against it cost nothing).
I always passed this small town when i commuting from my hometown in Semarang (Central Java) to Surabaya (East Java) during my university days. I drove small suzuki katana up and down Semarang - Surabaya at least once every couple of months(350 kms). I visited this city as a part of my field study in my tourism diploma.
Declared a National Monument in 1987, the hotel has grown from strength to strength. With its restoration and reopening in 1991, Raffles Hotel today stands as a jewel in the crown of Singapore's hospitality industry, renowned and loved for its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service and facilities.
In multicultural Singapore it is not surprising that the visionary founders of Raffles Hotel were a quartet of enterprising Armenian brothers: Martin, Tigran, Aviet and Arshak Sarkies.
Petra is the treasure of ancient world, hidden behind an almost impenetrable barrier of rugged mountains, boasting incomparable scenes that make it the most majestic and imposing ancient site still-standing nowadays.. It has been said "perhaps there is nothing in the world that resembles it", actually, for sure, there is nothing in the world that resembles it. The rock-carved rose-red city of Petra is full of mysterious charm, it was "designed to strike wonder into all who entered it".
This post is for SuperXpat in perticular but anyone from Greece and can give some idea are more than welcome.
We would like to go to Greece for this coming December for around 2 weeks. Can you recommend where to go. We would like to see Athens, and my husband wondering is there any island nearby that we can cross and staying there for about a week?
What we normally like to do just like any other normal tourists. Visiting object, i like clicking away with my camera, my son like beach / swimming pool, my husband quite happy as far as beer is serve.
SuperXpat ... what is Athen like? Can you write down places that not to be miss. Things must see and things must do when people visiting Athens?
Thanks a lot.
This place is copying 'Hollywood Walk of Fame'. Instead of having western celebrities on the walk, they have a mandarin / chinese / oriental celebrities handprint doted on the walk.
My favourite stars Andy Lau, Jacky Chan, Chow Yun Fatt are all there.
A Brief History of Corfu
Corfu Island is 593 square kilometers (229 square miles) in area, with a population of 93,000 people of whom 35,000 live in Corfu town.
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Corfu, the emerald island is part of Ionian islands the seven islands that extend in parallel line along the coast of mainland Greece. Shades of blue and green are the colours of Corfu. The endless olive tree landscape astonishes visitors.
I love your stories and your pics...
Keep them coming....
The fun begins once you board the DUCK - an authentic American’s Vietnam War Hero. It is the chance of a lifetime to ride on a Military Amphibious Craft.
2-in-1 Special. Only DUCKtours offers you a combined City and Harbour tour, without the hassle of switching craft. Travelling on land and water, it's a boat on monstrous wheels!
The tours took roughly around 60 mins.
Not a bad place to go if you havent been to Jurong Bird Park Singapore. If you are frequent traveller to Singapore and have been to Singapore Jurong Bird Park, you can give this Bali Bird Park A Miss.
This is Bali's second most important temple after Pura Besakih. It is the ceremonial throne for Dewi Danu, the goddess of the lake. There are dramatic, many-tiered, pagoda-like merus, often covered in mist from the lake. The goddess is honoured with a tall meru of eleven tiers, the highest number. The meru of her consort, the god of Mount Agung, has only nine. That indicates her importance.
According to legend Dewi Danu and the god of Mount Agung emerged from an erupting volcano in 231 on balinese calendar. Together they took control of the waters and lands of Bali. They are the complementary male and female gods of the island.
Lying just a half-hour ferry ride from Central, Lamma – the third largest of Hong Kong's islands – offers a great escape from the city. There are no cars here and few buildings are over three storeys high. Trails meander along hills and coastline. There are fine bathing beaches and the island is home to some of the Hong Kong's most popular seafood restaurants.
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The walks normally started from Yung Shuei Wan to Sok Ku Kwan or you can do it the other way around.
Lake Toba (Indonesian: Danau Toba) is a large lake, 100 km long and 30 km wide, in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a surface elevation of about 900 m (3000 feet), stretching from 2.88° N 98.52° E to 2.35° N 99.1° E.
Said as one of the most beautiful buildings in semarang, this lawang sewu or in english known as thousand doors has a long history. Used as headquarter of railway company; Nederlandsch Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij.
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With the architects Jacob Klinkhamer and Bj Gueendag, the function changed into kantor jawatan kereta api indonesia [now known as Pt Kereta Api Indonesia] after second aggression of the Dutch. then became military headquater of military district of central java.
This vehicles now totally banned in Jakarta. The reason to reduce traffic congestion around the city.
I used to take this 'becak' during my younger days to get around my town 'Semarang'. Around 20 yrs ago ... it cost 500 rupiahs for around 3 kms distance. Which about 25 dirhams. lol
Becak also hated by the car's driver for its braveness against the car. If you had an accident with a becak, either your fault or abang becak's fault you still have to pay the damage to the abang becak.
You will see becak mostly around Java island ... their design will be vary from region to region. Mostly you can spot with the 'work of art' on its wheel.
One of the most famous thai public transportation. If you want to get around, taking tuk tuk would be alot quicker than normal taxi. Tuk tuk will be easily go through between traffic jam during Bangkok rush hours. You will expected to pay the least 20 baht, around 2 Qatari Riyal. More for longer distance.
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