Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Having a Holiday in Maldives

Have always wanted to visit the beautiful island Maldives and was waiting for the right deal to come my way. When me and wife had our first anniversary in a week it bumped me to do something special for her. Surprising her with flowers and chocolates would not woo her, since it was our first wanted to take another step ahead. I chose the easiest option to google in for best holiday deals in Maldives. Have to love the internet, it has changed lives since the past few decades made life a lot simpler for humans today.

I bumped into a site which took me by awe and was attracted instantly to the offers they had to offer. Maldives indeed is a paradise on earth, beautiful beaches, huge trees, large and spacious villas it would be the perfect destination to rekindle the love again. Nowhere else can you experience such fantastic beauty, exceptional service, luxurious water villas and amazing white sandy beaches. She is an extremely crazy about white sand, whenever planning an event like this keep all our favourite things in mind and then choosing an ideal destination seems easy. Do your research and you sure will lay hands on one of the best deals online?

The ideal time to visit Maldives is any time of the year that is the beauty of this place as it stays sunny all year long. With Luxury Holidays Club you can get accommodation at these luxurious Water and Beach Villas for thousands of dollars less than normal. There are many other ideal holiday destinations which are worth visiting for as less as 329$. It is the perfect getaway on the budget. Joining and being their member gives additional benefits in terms of waivers and earning revenue if you send a referral. They also offer you 60% reduction in air fares for some of the flight deals as well. The list of resorts were many we chose the Medhufushi Island Resort 5 star and trust me it was high class service in every sense. Imagine a place that is just out of this world with white sandy beaches surrounded by blue water and lagoons. You can see nature at its best and beauty unravelled till wherever your sight goes.

The hotel had everything we had hoped for from Private Water Villa, spacious and comfy. It had the most romantic setting ever. Private outdoor veranda and sun lounging area where we could spend the evening just gazing at the star lit sky. The food was scrumptious with so many cuisines to choose from; even the most whimsical ones would be appeased. The wine and dine section was unbeatable.

It was just the perfect ending to the celebration of our one year of togetherness, just time spent by ourselves. Life was bliss and the trip was the most unforgettable journeys of our life. Trust me getting affordable rates is not hard you should know where to find them and just take a break you have been longing for. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Singapore\'s Top 5 Museums

Fashionistas and shopaholics have been trooping to Singapore for years, lured by its many shopping malls that offer every brand, and labels that fulfill the (shopaholics') hearts' desires. But while I do enjoy shopping, I don't relish the idea of going to penury just to pay for a huge credit card bill. There are other ways of enjoying Singapore.So instead of heading to the malls, I often go to Singapore's museums.They are the best in Asia, benefiting not only from the government's vast resources (this wealthy country is competing with Hong Kong to be Asia's art center) and the the city's state fondness for organization and efficiency. That may be boring, but it has nevertheless produced well curated art spaces. All of Singapore's museums are accessible through public transport, air-conditioned, and have wheelchair accessible facilities, restrooms and souvenir shops. Best of all, given that Singapore is one of Asia's most expensive cities, . And some days, you can even go to the museums for free!So when you're in Singapore, try visiting:

1. The Peranakan Museum
The only museum that showcases the arts and culture of a distinct ethnic group that was shaped and continues to influence Southeast Asia. The Peranakan, which means "locally-born" in the Malay language, usually refers to the descendants of Chinese traders who settled in the straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang in the 14th century and married Malay women. The Peranakans also include those who descended from unions between Indian merchants and local women during the 15th century. This intermarriage produced a fusion of cultures, and is reflected in the colorful cuisine, architecture and fashion that form the multicultural mix of Singapore and Malaysia.

2. Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
With over 7,000 Southeast Asian pieces of artwork in its permanent collection, SAM stands as the region's repository of visual art. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints and photographs – eye candy for those who can't get enough of modern and contemporary art.

3. National Museum of Singapore
This is custodian of the 11 National Treasures – the most important artefacts in Singapore's history. It includes the Last Will and Testament of Munshi Abdullah, the Father of Modern Malay literature, the 1930's era Chinese glove puppet theater stage and a collection of watercolor paintings of local floral and fauna commissioned by William Farquhar, the First Resident of colonial Singapore.Visitors interested in Singapore's history should also go to the museum's Four Living Galleries – a showcase of artefacts, replicas, pictures, costumes and even old films that document the history of Singapore fashion, performing arts, photography and cuisine.

4. Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)
This is a must see for those who want to backpack around Asia. A visit to the ACM is like going through a crash course on Asian studies. It is the only museum that's dedicated to present artifacts and collections representing different regions of Asia including China and the Middle East.

5. Singapore Philatelic Museum
The museum that appeals to the child in us, as who after all didn't have a stamp collection when they were kids? The museum's collection includes stamps and archival philatelic material of Singapore from the 1830's to present day. The museum also encourages philately in Singapore, with its permanent galleries not only dedicated to the global history of stamps, but also organizes workshops and talks on how stamps chronicle Singapore's history.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Malaysia A Dream Destination in Southeast Asia for the Visitors

Malaysia is the dream destination for the tourists of the entire world. This beautiful country is situated in the Southeast Asia, bordered by the Indonesia in the south, Thailand in the north and the Philippines in the east. Malaysia has thousands of wonderful sights to see and many superb activities that engage the visitors from every nook and corner of the world to make their holiday memorable and delightful. The magnificent buildings of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur to the beautiful Island Langkawi everything is amazingly beautiful and a class to explore. This country is blessed with amazing attractions where one can see and explore the beauty like fascinating Island, stunning beaches, wide species of exotic flora and fauna, wonderments of modern architectural and many more exciting facets making this country the perfect destination for the holiday seekers.
Some of the famous attractions which make your Malaysia trip a heavenly trip to paradise marking it as one of the most remarkable and unforgettable holidays you had or will be having in you future.
Langkawi Islands
This is the perfect holiday destination of the Malaysia. It is a continental island of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea. The Island is situated on the adjacent to Thai border. The island constitute of stunning silver sand beaches, verdant jungles, rolling mountains, rocky mountain peaks and many alike. This Island is the must see and explore on your Malaysia trip, truly speaking the picturesque images and the cherish moment will always linger at your heart forever.
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers is located in heart of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. This tower surprises the visitors as they see this wonderful architectural marvel. This tower is built by the shatterproof concrete, with glass and steel facade and with a Sky Bridge between the two towers on the 41st and the 42nd floor. The visitors can hardly believe that such a wonder can be created by man with the help of technology.
The National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
This is the most visited Islamic attractions in Malaysia. It is the largest and the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia and it is located centrally near the railway station in the capital city of this country. This mosque is built within well organized gardens as the visitors can walk, relax or sit for his peace of mind. The buildings itself is very elegant and few prime minister of Malaysia are buried here. There is no entry fee for this so the visitors just go there and relax for sometime in the beautiful gardens.
Well, truly speaking its tough to quote here all the scintillating attractions and the wonderful destinations that really hook the visitors to visit them again and again to this truly wonderful paradise on earth, Malaysia.
So, contact any tour operator or any tour and travel management who offers you the Malaysia Holiday Packages at your budget. So pack your bags and explore the beauty of this wonderful Malaysia also tagged as Malaysia - It’s Truly Asia.