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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Beautiful Tibet

Travel in Tibet
Outside the 'TAR'

Most of the traditional Tibetan regions of Amdo and Kham have been incorporated by the Chinese into the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan. Most of these areas are now open for foreign tourism. By travelling into areas away from the sinicised larger towns, it is possible to see Tibetans still living comparatively traditional lives. Villages tend to retain at least some of the traditional style housing of the region, though religious activities may still be restricted, and local festivals prohibited or curtailed.


Most of this area is easily accessed by independent travellers holding a China visa. Sensitive areas - such as mining and 'development' projects, prisons, military bases, and sites of recent political unrest - are either permanently or temporarily closed to foreigners both within and outside the 'TAR'.


In the open areas, travel is permitted on local buses or by paying for a lift on a truck or hire vehicles.


Enforcement of accommodation restrictions varies from location to location. In some areas there will be only one hotel where foreigners are permitted to stay, whereas in other areas it is possible to stay with local Tibetan families. However, you should be aware that foreigners staying with local Tibetan family will be under official surveillance.

Entry and travel within the Chinese designated "Tibet" is definitely restrictive and expensive, and rules and laws often change without warning and are subject to individual application.


There is a zone around Lhasa that does not require additional permits. Outside of these areas is another matter. Other than the direct run down the 'Friendship Highway' to the Nepal border, all areas require an official tour group - with driver, guide and hired jeep, and up to four permits. Not all areas are accessible even with applications for permits.
Source: http://www.tchrd.org

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Orchard Road, The Exiting Place on Singapore for Shopping

If you love shopping (and heck I know you do), the Orchard Road shopping district will be a ‘beautiful place’ in Singapore. All manner of shopping centres (e.g. Takashimaya, The Paragon, The Heeren, Centrepoint) exist along Orchard Road and is a definite haven for shopping addicts. Now don’t overspend here ok? You still need some money for the plane home …

Exiting Marina Bay at the Night

Exiting Marina Bay at the Night

Orchard Road at The Night

Orchard Road at The Night Picture

About Marina Bay in Singapore

Marina Bay is the most exciting new focal point in Singapore, the place to live, work and play. 360 hectares of dramatic new development, stunning water views, landscaped parklands and spectacular cityscapes. At its heart is Marina Bay Financial Centre, the purpose-built financial district of the new downtown. Standing on a site of more than 380,000 square feet is a breathtaking blend of three office towers offering nearly 3 million square feet of prime Grade A office space, two residential towers of approximately 1 million square feet comprising of 649 luxury apartments and subterranean retail space close to 80,000 square feet – all clustered around a beautiful waterfront park. MBFC is the new masterpiece from Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects.
Dramatic crystalline forms deliver a striking addition to Singapore’s skyline. MBFC is simultaneously prestigious and contemporary, a development that is central to the future of business in Singapore and the region. MBFC has been called Asia’s Canary Wharf. It is quite simply Asia’s best business address.


As well as its unmatched location, Marina Bay Financial Centre enjoys superb infrastructure and excellent connections to the rest of Singapore and the world.

By Road
The East Coast Parkway and the newly announced Marina Coastal Expressway will provide swift access to and from Changi Airport (within 18 minutes) and Eastern and Western Singapore.

By Public Transport
A superb public transport service, including the Mass Rapid Transport system, buses, taxis and river taxis, guarantee easy efficient access to and from Marina Bay Financial Centre.

Marina Bay Financial Centre will also benefit from close proximity to both Raffles Place MRT and the upcoming Landmark and Bayfront MRT stations at Marina Bay.

Read more in http://www.sino-land.com/

Singapore Botanic Garden Part. 3

More people's can see kind of flower in singapore botanical garden. have a fun...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Best Maui Beaches

Aloha to all our Best Hawaii Vacation blog visitors,
What did you think of Keoki's unique Mauna Kea Summit Adventure? Wasn't that something different to do on a Hawaii vacation?! Well, as you can you see a Big Island vacation is not 'just' a beach vacation, even though we really love our Mauna Kea Beach and Hapuna Beach - best and most popular white sand beaches of the Big island - a Big Island vacation is all about adventure, many beyond the ordinary like visiting our live Volcano Kilauea at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

If the choices are adventure or beaches, we must admit the big majority of Hawaii visitors vacation in Hawaii for its beaches. Is there anybody who can resist a pristine white sandy beach embraced by the exotic fragrances of Hawaiian flowers? Not me! So, when family plans are made for the next Hawaii vacation, it's all about booking a hotel or Hawaii vacation rental, as close as possible to the beach. Whatever Hawaiian island tourists are visiting, their most asked question is 'Where are the best beaches?'. The Hawaiian island which is most well-known of its beaches, is without any question Maui.

So when our friend Julie from Ideal Vacation rentals, one of our guest author of Best Hawaii Vacation Blog and Maui expert, started her new Maui Vacation Guide blog with her first post 'Favorite Maui Beaches', I decided to let her be the expert on Best Maui Beaches. She tells you all about Maui beaches from the perspective of a Maui visitor: best snorkel spots, closeness to Maui resorts and hotels and even shows you some Maui beach photos. Here is the beginning of her 'Maui beach' blog post:

"It is a fact that Maui beaches are rated among the best in the world, and water sports are unsurpassed. Kaanapali Beach is one of our favorite beaches, and here you can either walk for miles on the sand, or take a leisurely stroll along a pathway, which extends from the Hyatt, through Whaler's Village and ends up at the Sheraton Hotel. Black Rock, a popular snorkeling spot with a nice sandy beach is directly in front of the Sheraton.

If you cut through the Sheraton, the walkway continues and goes to Kahekili Beach Park (formerly called airport beach). There is good reef just to the right, in front of the Maui Westin Resort. Here we have seen green sea turtles, lots of colorful fish, octopus and moray eels. The nice thing about this beach, is that because it is a state park it has washrooms, showers, picnic tables, BBQ pits and a large parking lot."

Go visit 'Maui Vacation Guide' for reading Julie's entire bog post on best Maui beaches, including beaches in Kapalua, Napili, Kihei, Wailea, Kaanapali and Makena. Any thoughts on your favorite Maui Beach? We'd love to hear them. Mahalo, Pua Hawaii Vacations
You were wondering who the sexy girl on the beach in Hawaii is. Easy to answer. It's beautiful Amber from WahineStyle.

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People's on Sentosa Island Singapore

People's on Sentosa Island Singapore

Singapore Botanic Garden Part. 2

Inside, you will see all manner of trees, shrubs and flowers known to Singapore and the region. I know that if you love flowers, the Botanic Gardens is a must-visit.

Singapore Botanic Garden Part. 1

Have you ever wanted a stroll through beautiful Southeast Asian flora? Well, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, next in our list of beautiful places in Singapore, is a perfect match for you.

Exotic Boat Quay at The Night

The next thing I’d like to mention to you is Boat Quay. Now, I know that sometimes you might want to get a drink or two late at night – well, Boat Quay is right up your alley. Boasting some of the most popular pubs and clubs in the island nation, Boat is definitely one of more beautiful places in Singapore – particularly at night.

Boat Quay on Singapore

Boat Quay Picture on Singapore.......