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Bangka Belitung

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Bangka Belitung islands are to be found off the eastern coast of Sumatra and form a province of Indonesia consisting of the two main islands, Bangka and Belitung, and a further 250 small islets in the surrounding waters. The province is unusual with water making up almost 80% of its territory and the land areas covered with unusual rock formations. As an emerging tourist destination and only an hour’s flight from Jakarta, Belitung Island is well known for its distinctive landscape with its beaches decorated with pearly white sand, crystal clear waters and splendid granite boulders piled up on its shallow shores. Here you can enjoy the usual beach activities, such as swimming in clear waters and lounging on white sand beaches, but Belitung has plenty more to offer including snorkeling, ...


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A City Full of Tasty Food and Numerous Shopping Outlets Vibrant Bandung is West Java’s capitol and Indonesia’s third largest city attracting great numbers of tourists and business travellers alike. In the 18th century, Dutch colonialists established tea plantations throughout Bandung’s surrounding hills and as a result the city established itself as a resort centre for the plantation owners. Luxury hotels, restaurants and cafes along with administrative buildings were built fusing Dutch and local architectural design. This legacy remains today and has maintained Bandung’s reputation as a popular tourist destination.   Bandung, previously known as Paris Van Java and now referred to as the City of Flowers, offers a range of attractions for both local and international visitors. Thes...

Discover The Best of KUALA LUMPURkuala lumpurDiscover The Best of KUALA LUMPUR

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia, home to the Malaysian King – The Istana Negara, and boasts famous modern landmarks along with the historic charm of colonial buildings. KL ranks high on World’s Best Cities list and has become a Mecca for shoppers. Iam always pleased to return to Kuala Lumpur. For many reasons this is a city that has become one of my favorite travel destinations, is easily accessible from Bali with a quick 3 hour flight and offers so many of the things I look for while away from my daily plod at the office.   There are two shopping centers I am drawn to on my visits here. The Suria KLCC situated at the base of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. This is one of Malaysia’s premier centers and where stores offer major brands as well as more afford...


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A Hidden Gem Just Off the Perth Coast  This small island just 20 kilometres northwest of Fremantle on Australia’s SW coast is a hugely popular destination for both West Australians and overseas holiday makers.    During the Summer and Autumn months, ferries from both Perth and Fremantle leave with day trippers and long weekenders with their eager anticipation, bicycles, boards, bathers and snorkelling gear, heading for this island gem of Rottnest. Day trips are popular but many like to overnight on the island with its available choices of accommodation.   It is the natural beauty of Rotto, as locals refer to the island, that draws its visitors. Rottnest Island is an 11 kilometre  strip of 63 beaches, 20 bays, scattered salt lakes coastal grassy dunes and inla...


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This uninhabited tiny island is 8 km wide and surrounded by hectares of beautiful coral reef. Menjangan Island is part of the West Bali National Park so the area is protected under Indonesian law from environmental abuse. The marine scenery here is spectacular and the island’s reef is Bali’s first internationally recognised dive zone. Famous for its wall diving because of great visibility the reef has some of the best coral growths of dive spots to be found off Bali. Noted dives around the island are Garden Eel Point, Underwater Cave and Pos II. Here turtles, eels, sharks and complex coral gardens are on view.   With turquoise clear water and very calm sea, snorkelling is also a popular pastime from Menjangan Island.  Snorkellers get to view extravagant areas of coral with th...

Koh Chang Island

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Situated on the Eastern end of Thailand, Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island with a population of approximately 5,000 permanent residences. Tourism sectors have been growing rapidly for the last 5 years and the island has become one of Far East Asia favourite tourist destinations. The name of Koh Chang means Elephant Island, the name comes from the elephantine shape of its headland.  As one of Thailand’s most astonishing tropical islands, Koh Chang presents long white sandy beaches and if compared with Phuket or Pattaya is blessed with a relatively untouched natural environment.   It took me approximately an hour of flying from Bangkok before touching down at the airport of this charmingly peaceful island. I went directly to the hotel located about 30 kilo...