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Friday, April 19, 2013

Singapore Tourism - Reasons You Must Visit This Country



Singapore may be a small country but it is well-known for its bustling metropolis. Although it has high-rise buildings, it has been considered by various travel and tourism organizations as one of the cleanest cities in the world. It is also listed as one of the safest places in the world. But you need to know its local laws to avoid imprisonment. Keep in mind that just spitting in the street involves a severe penalty (unlike in the Philippines where spitting is just a common scenario).
What To See And Do In Singapore
  • Singapore tourism has a lot to offer to its tourists. Hence, spending your time here for a few days is not enough. You need to extend it for at least two weeks to explore the many places of Singapore. There are just too many tourist places that you must visit and several things to do here.
KNOW SINGAPORE’S HISTORY

VISIT HERITAGE SITES
  • Malay Heritage Center. It showcases the Malay culture and heritage of this country through its exhibits, diorama display, and more.
  • Eurasian Heritage Center. Dance classes and tasting sessions are held here. The site offers fascinating insight about the Eurasian culture.
  • Other Heritage Sites will include Chinese Heritage Center, Civil Defence Heritage Centre, and Chinatown Heritage Centre.
EAT AND DINE

  • Singapore tourism has something for your taste buds with the country’s signature dishes. When you eat and dine in one of its restaurants, you must make sure that you try its chili crab with piquant gravy. If you are a lover of spicy dishes, you should also order the country’s fish head curry version.
  • Hainanese chicken rice and nasi lemak are the favorite dishes of the locals. After you have satisfied your palate, you need to wash down your stomach with a pulled tea. It is a creamy frothy milk tea that can surely delight your taste buds.
  • Popular desserts, like kacang and cendol, are also a must-try.
SHOP

  • Singapore’s shopping centers allow you to shop, dine and/or watch a movie. There are several eateries for food lovers, movie houses for movie buffs and shopping bargains for anyone who loves to shop. Some of the well-known shopping malls in Singapore will include:
    • ION Orchard
    • Bugis Junction
    • FestiveWalk at Resorts World Sentosa
    • Changi Airport Singapore
    • The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (ideal for shoppers who are looking for international luxury brands, new labels and concepts)
    • Marina Square
If you want to experience all of these, you need to explore what Singapore tourism has to offer. When planning to visit this country, you need to a have a place to stay. Right?
Here are the suggested places where you can stay while touring around the beautiful country of Singapore.

  • Marina Bay Sands – the average rate per night is $305.
  • Festive Hotel – it offers relaxing and welcoming stay for vacationers who do not want to spend more. Average price per night is $159.
  • Fragrance Hotel – Crystal – it is one of the most affordable hotels you can have.
Do you want cheap tour package that allow you to explore Singapore tourism and stay in this country? Get your discount code here for Singapore Tour Package
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology.     

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Singapore Tour Package: Five Days, Four Nights - Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia


Five Days, Four Nights in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia
SINGAPORE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Half Day Singapore City Tour
  • Lego Land – rides all you can for one day
  • Batam Indonesia Tour: includes lunch
  • Roundrip Batam Fast Ferry  
PROMO CODE: 5D4NTRAVELPHILIPPINES
  • Use this promo code when booking through AbleTrust Ticketing Office to obtain additional discount. 
    • Email: abletrust.ticket@yahoo.com.ph
    • Mobile phone: +63-920-280-1138 
VALIDITY: March 1, 2013 to August 1, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Medical Tourism In The Philippines



Medical tourism is not new in the Philippines. For many years, people have been visiting this country just to undergo a medical procedure or seek medical treatment. But, it was only recently that the country has been recognized as a healthcare destination. In those years, the Philippines has achieved medical breakthroughs allowing it to be one of the most advanced nations in Asia when it comes to the field of healthcare.
JCI AND ISO CERTIFIED
  • All leading hospitals here in the Philippines are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). They are also certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). With that in mind, you can be sure that you are in good hands when visiting the Philippines for medical treatment.
COMPARABLE TO HOSPITALS IN THE US

  • Leading hospitals in the Philippines are comparable to some of the hospitals in the US. They are better equipped making this another reason the country is well-known for its medical tourism. The healthcare cost in this country is just a fraction of the cost when seeking medical treatment in Europe. But you can get the same excellent healthcare as those hospitals in the UK, Germany, and other parts of Europe.
TRAVEL AND TREATMENT 

  • The Philippines is not only known for its medical tourism but it is also a popular destination for its beautiful beaches and other wonderful spots waiting to be explored. After your medical treatment, you can relax in seaside resorts, go island hopping or hiking through the country’s tropical rainforest.
  • The country is a tropical paradise because of its warm climate and welcoming people. Thus, it is just ideal to travel here for a medical treatment and spend your holiday visiting various tourism spots in the country.
COST OF SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT

Take a look at the examples below:
FACELIFT
  • Rhytidectomy or facelift will cost you at least $10,000 in the US. But if the procedure is done in the Philippines, you will only have to pay approximately $1,000.
LAMNIPLASTY
  • This procedure can cost more than $120,000 in the US. However, hospitals in the Philippines will only charge you $9,000 (or less) for the same procedure.
With the examples above, you can really expect to obtain great savings for most medical procedures as compared with the costs charged by US hospitals.
ENGLISH FLUENCY 
  • Another reason you must consider the medical tourism in this country is the fact that almost all Filipinos living in the Philippines can speak the English language. It is widely spoken in the country. It is used in business and education.
  • Because of that, you do not have to worry about communicating or transacting with Filipinos while staying in the beautiful islands of the Philippines.
FOOD

  • Filipino food is a combination of Western and Eastern cuisines. Almost all restaurants and hotels are serving Japanese, Korean, Continental, Spanish, American, Indian and Chinese food.
So, if you want an ideal location to help you rest and relax while undergoing treatment, you should consider the medical tourism in the Philippines. The beautiful islands of the Philippines can offer a stress-free break to regain your health.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology.     

Friday, April 12, 2013

Rajasthan Tourism – Its Tourist Destinations And Tourism Packages That You Can Grab



Situated in the north western part of India, Rajasthan has become a popular tourist destination. It is a charming state surrounded with golden deserts and sand dunes. Its tourism boasts of its many heritage and attractions that can surely entice thousands of tourists from all over the world. In this state, you can visit many interesting tourist destinations, such as palaces, heritage spots, etc.
Here is a list of tourist destinations in Rajasthan that you do not want to miss.
UDAIPAR

It is known to the locals as Land of Lakes because of its beautiful lakes, forts and palaces. The state’s historical past is marvelously engraved in its eye catching monuments. It offers interesting attractions that are worth your time.    
  • Jaisamand Lake
  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Rajsamand Lake
  • Jagdish Temple
  • Maharana Pratap
These are just few of the attractions that you can visit while exploring Udaipur. 
JAIPUR

Another most visited city in Rajasthan is Jaipur, which is also known as Pink City of India. It is a famous tourist destination revered by international visitors. While you are in Jaipur, you can visit various interesting places, such as the following:
  • City Palace
  • Jal Mahal
  • Vidyadhar’s Garden
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Amer Fort
This is also a great place to look for souvenirs that you can take back home. There are plenty of shopping centers that offer cheap souvenir items that suit your budget.
RAJASTHAN TOURISM PACKAGES
BIRDING TOUR

  • It is one of the tourism packages of the state that lets you familiarize with more than 550 species of birds. The Keoladeo National Park alone has more than 400 species of birds. In fact, it has been recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The best season for bird watching is at the start of winter where its lakes and marshlands are occupied by resident birds and migratory birds.
  • When bird watching, it is a must that you bring a binocular to truly appreciate the attractive birds, especially those flamingos that you see in the salt-water lakes of Pachpadra.
CAMEL SAFARI

This is probably the most exotic adventure you can ever have in your life. In this tour, you get to see the state’s unique culture and tradition while riding on the camel’s back. During this tour, you can see the state’s wonderful waterfalls, sand dunes and witness folk music and traditional dresses, among others.
WATER SPORTS

  • The lakes of this state are used for water sports. In fact, rowing competitions were held here at Ramgarh lake during the 1982 Asian games. This lake is made by man that has a measurement of 4 kilometers in length and 2 kilometers in width.
  • Rajasthan tourism allows water sports to be held here throughout the year making it a great venue for swimming, boating, and others.
Although Rajasthan tourism makes sure that each tourist enjoys his/her stay here, there are pieces of advice that you must heed from people who already made their visit in this wonderful state.
TIPS TO MAKE YOUR TRAVEL A MEMORABLE ONE
LOCK YOUR ROOM
You must always lock your hotel room each time you go out for sightseeing or shopping. You should not let someone in to your room just to have a chat with you, unless you know the person very well.
VISIT DURING COLDER MONTHS 
This is especially true if you cannot afford to stay in a hotel with air-conditioned room.  It can be an exhausting trip for you.
OBTAIN VACCINATIONS FOR YELLOW FEVER
This is important especially if you have been infected or come from a place where yellow fever is endemic.
GET TRAVEL INSURANCE
This is to cover theft, loss or illness while traveling to this state.
BEST TRAVEL DEALS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF RAJASTHAN TOURISM
Travel deals for Rajasthan can start from 3,999 Rupees to 7,999 Rupees. Each travel deal includes accommodation, sightseeing tour using a private car, and transport taxes.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Disneyland Hotel Review



The Disneyland Hotel in Hong Kong is one of the best hotels we have been. It is situated almost a mile from the theme park of Disneyland (just a walking distance). The overall style of this hotel is more of Victorian, which is similar to that of Disneyland Hotel in Orlando Florida.
While strolling, we saw Disney characters all over the place. When we arrived at the hotel, different classic characters were staring at us. Their carpets have pictures of characters from different movies produced by Disney.
Because all of us were tired when we arrived, we truly appreciated the area near the check-in section where we could sit down. While we completed the process for check-in, the kids were watching cartoons.
ABOUT THE ROOMS
Most rooms at Disneyland Hotel in Hong Kong could accommodate at least 4 guests. The rooms that we had were spacious and had a lovely balcony.
STAFF
The hotel’s staff was very polite and each could speak in multiple languages.
FOOD
The food was great. The buffet service has all food types that we like. The best thing of it all was the visit by the Disney characters. That time, the kids met Mickey Mouse. We were hoping that Prince Naveen would be there as well.
OVERALL EXPERIENCE
We enjoyed our stay at Disneyland Hotel, even though a few days of staying here left a little hole in our wallet. It may not be a cheap place to eat and dine but it is all worth it.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DISNEYLAND HOTEL
  • This luxury resort has six floors and 400 guest rooms.
  • Its gardens and fountains have a hint of Disney characters.
  • You can witness a harpist performing in the lobby.
  • It has a swimming pool where adults and kids can have fun while, well, swimming. It is also a kid-friendly pool.
  • It also offers an indoor swimming pool at Victorian Spa. Guest can try its sauna, steamroom and beauty salon to help them relaxed. The fitness center at this spa offers healthy snacks and whirlpools.
VISA REQUIREMENTS
Tourists from the Philippines and other nearby countries may not need a visa to enter Hong Kong. However, they must show their passport upon arrival.
TRAVEL
It only takes one to two hours to reach Hong Kong from the Philippines. From the Hong Kong International Airport to Disneyland Hotel, you need to take a train or a coach service to reach the park and the hotel.
CURRENCIES
The currencies accepted at Disneyland Hotel are Hong Kong dollars and Renminbi. If you run out of dollars, you can exchange currency at the hotel’s front desk. Or you can use credit cards, such as VISA, Master, CUP, JCB, and American Express.
By staying at Disneyland Hotel, you can experience the charm of the Victorian era with a Disney style.
NOTE: We had our stay at Disneyland Hotel about a year ago.
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Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology.     

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kerala Tourism – Its Holiday Destinations And Some Tips To Enjoy Your Stay Here



The department of tourism in India has been aggressive in promoting their tourist spots all over the country. And one of the most popular destinations in this country is Kerala. It is situated in the southern part of India that boasts of wide sandy beaches and lush green vegetation.
IS IT AS BUSY AS OTHER PARTS OF INDIA
  • India is known to many as a busy, dusty country in Asia. However, Kerala is one of the parts of this country that you can go to unwind. When strolling around, you can rarely find people to sell you something. But the locals are more likely to say hello to you as you arrive.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER KERALA AS YOUR HOLIDAY DESTINATION 
BACKWATERS

  • The backwaters of Kerala connect lakes, canals and inlets. With this network of waters, you can paddle around during sunset or have a day cruise here. You can even stay on the water while in a floating cottage or in a lake resort. Snakeboat races are held here during August or January.
BEACHES
  • Holiday beaches are common in Kerala. Its tourism offers idyllic beaches and rocky coves. You can head to Andaman Islands for quieter shores.
WILDLIFE
  • Kerala tourism offers its tourists more than 15 wildlife and bird sanctuaries. These places allow you to appreciate those exotic birds, track the elusive tiger, watch gazelles or laugh with monkeys.
HIKING
  • This place also offers excellent hiking venues, if you do not want the coastal bustle.
TIPS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR HOLIDAY IN KERALA
When touring around Kerala, there are tips that you can follow to help you optimize your stay in this place:
VISIT THERE WITH LESS LUGGAGE
  • Almost everything that you need can be purchased locally.
ENJOY ITS DELICACIES
  • Kerala tourism encourages tourists to try its delicacies. However, its department of tourism does not encourage its visitors to eat from those untidy stalls that you can find on the side of the road. If you need to drink water, you must only drink from a packaged drinking water or purchase a mineral water.
USE LOOSE FITTING CLOTHES 
  • Kerala is situated in a tropical place. Therefore, it is advisable that you opt for loose clothes. You should also bring sunglasses and apply sun block lotions each time you go out.
FOLLOW RULES WHEN VISITING TEMPLES
  • Not all temples in Kerala allow visitors to enter. This is especially true if they are foreigners or non-Hindus. Hindu men are only allowed to enter when they are bare-chested and wearing dhoti.
  • If you are allowed to enter the temples, you must remove your footwear before entering.
MAKE RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE 
  • Because the Kerala tourism has been aggressive in promoting its place, you can expect that the number of tourists arriving in this place is increasing. Thus, it is highly recommended that you make your reservations in advance.
OBTAIN TRAVEL INSURANCE 
  • Kerala is a safe place. However, travel insurance is still necessary. You must obtain an insurance policy a few days before you book your flight to Kerala.
VISIT KERALA IN THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER TO MARCH 
  • These are the best months to visit this tranquil place. During these months, you can witness its festivities, thereby, allowing you to watch or participate in its performing and ritual arts performances.

IN GOING THERE
HOW TO GO TO KERALA FROM THE PHILIPPINES 
  • There are no direct flights from the Philippines to Kerala. However, you can take a direct flight from the Philippines to India. From India, you can take another flight to Kerala.
VACCINATIONS
WHAT VACCINATIONS DO YOU NEED WHEN VISITING KERALA? 
  • The department of tourism in Kerala advises its tourists to have vaccinations for tetanus, polio and diphtheria. If you are planning to visit this place, you may also consider vaccinations against the viruses of rabies and Japanese B encephalitis. 
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Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Janey is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology.     

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Jumeirah Beach Hotel – Highlights And Ratings



Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a private beach hotel in Dubai that offers family-friendly and nightlife activities. Each time you visit here will leave you breathless through the stunning architecture you are going to see. You will find almost everything that you need while visiting the beautiful city of Dubai.
ITS FEATURES
  • On site: 22 restaurants, cafes and bars
  • Coral reef of 2 kilometers offshore
  • Hundreds of rooms with private pools
If you want glamour and luxury while staying in Dubai, then Jumeirah Beach Hotel can offer you that. 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN OPTING TO STAY HERE
  • The hotel has more than 500 luxury rooms. And each of these rooms and suites allows you to see the view of the ocean. The size of each room is 150 square feet. It has walk-in shower and a separate bath. It also has a spacious balcony where you can unwind with your spouse.
  • Its amenities will include air conditioning (it’s really hot in Dubai), mini bar, bathrobes, slippers, cable TV channels, and a lot more.
  • Its Arabian-themed villas are perfect for guests who want some privacy. Each of these villas has private butler service and check-in service. The room has marble bathroom with Jacuzzi baths. It has terraces that let you view the sea. The villa also comes with plunge pools that you can enjoy day and night.  
  • Should you wish to get a professional massage treatment or facial, you can have it at the hotel’s spa center that offers the following:
    • Two saunas
    • Two massage rooms
    • Three hot tubs
    • Plunge pool
    • Jacuzzi
    • Steam room
    • Aromatherapy
    • Shiatsu
    • Reflexology
  • Your kids will also enjoy their stay at Jumeirah Beach Hotel through its different activities including:
    • Face painting
    • Movie time
    • Craft making
    • Aqua fun
    • Sports activities
    • Life-saving activities
  • The hotel also offers tours that allow you to take a closer look at those gorgeous areas located along the beaches and gulf. You can also have access to windsurfing, kayaking, banana boating, waterskiing, and other water activities that you can think of.
REVIEWS FROM ITS ACTUAL GUESTS
  • Out of 452 hotels in Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is enjoying its place at number 10 as best hotels rated by TripAdvisor.com. This hotel also received a Traveler’s Choice Award from said website.
  • From Rachel of Cambridge, United Kingdom: She said that she and her family stayed in this hotel six times. She described the hotel as fantastic when it comes to its facilities. The flexibility and the friendliness of the hotel’s staff were also acknowledged.
  • According to Derby from England, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is the best hotel she has ever stayed in because of the excellent food, great service and incredible set-up.
  • All in all, Jumeirah Beach Hotel received 5 stars for its location and cleanliness, 4.5 stars for the rooms, service and sleep quality while 4 stars for value.
HOTEL DEALS
Best hotel deals available for Jumeirah Beach Hotel are found at the following:
  • Hotels.com
  • Expedia.com.ph
  • Booking.com
  • Agoda.com
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Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Janey is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology.     

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