Malaysian F1 Grand Prix – Travel and Transport During the Race Weekend

The Malaysian F1 Grand Prix is one of the most awaited racing events which is set to take place from the 29th of September to 01 of October 2018. Read on to plan out your travels schedule for the race weekend!

Hail a Taxi

Hail yourself a taxi to get to and from, the circuit picks up zone located just outside of the main entrance. Do make sure to look out for official F1 stickers on the taxis as these are the vehicles authorised to make the pickups and drops off by the gate.

Board a Train

If your planning on coming in from KL for the circuit, the fastest way to arrive is to board the KLIA Express to KL International Airport. After which one can possibly get a taxi or the shuttle services to reach the track. A special ticket will be issued just for the race so do make sure to purchase it upon arriving at the train station, which can be easily accessed from hotels such as AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort.

Utilise the Coach or Bus Services

A shuttle bus service will be operated from 2 different pick-up points in KL, every 30 minutes starting from 8.00 a.m. As many tourists will be coming in to watch the race as it will be one of the most popular things to do in Sepang during this time.

Parking

Planning on driving to the circuit? Then take the North-South highway from KL, however, do make sure to book a parking space in advance to guarantee yourself a spot.

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Nizwa – One of the Oldest Cities in Oman – Vacation in Nizwa

Known for its forts, majestic mountains, and ancient ruins, Nizwa offers travellers something intangibly different to take in. Read on to find out about the 4 must-visit destinations while here.

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Jebel Akhdar
Considered to be the main attraction in Nizwa, the Jebel Akhdar Mountain offers some truly spectacular views from the top. Booking a full day tour is recommended as it will enable you to visit quaint villages in the Hajar Mountains and take in picturesque mountain valleys lush with fruit groves.

Nizwa Fort
One of the main landmarks in the ancient city, visitors can take in the many courtyards, secret passages, and towers that are found in this 17th-century fort. The views from the top of the ramparts too will prove particularly wonderful!

Nizwa Grand Mall
After exploring and enjoying adventurous activities, a spot of shopping would definitely round things off. The Nizwa Grand Mall houses a variety of retail outlets along with a plethora of entertainment options. All within easy reach of surrounding Nizwa hotels including the likes of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Oman Trekking
If you happen to be the adventurous type, choosing a trekking tour in Nizwa would be ideal. Many activities such as rock climbing, canyoning and swimming can be enjoyed under the careful guidance of professionals. However, booking your tour in advance is well recommended.

 

 

 

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Sri Lankan Leopards – A mystique like no other!

Both trodden and untrodden paths of jungles in Sri Lanka hold an abundance of adventure and intrigue. After witnessing the elusive leopards, one’s appetite for adventure will certainly be satisfied.

Sri Lankan Leopard| Img by: Thimindu Goonatillake via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 2.0

Sri Lankan Leopard

Also known as Panthera pardus kotiya, the Sri Lankan Leopard is the biggest of the eight known world’s leopard species. These creatures usually come out at dusk and swagger through the jungle to catch their prey. That’s why this apex predator is called the “The Prince of Dusk”. In most of the countries leopards are nocturnal and quite difficult to spot but in Sri Lanka, it’s much easier due to the lack of any other predators’ presence.

Where to spot?

For those who wish to spot this terrifying creature, there will be no better place than the Yala National Park. It is home to more than 40 leopards and the park is recognized as having the world’s highest density of leopards. If you wish to receive the best of the Sri Lanka wild life tours, plan your journey with one the local tour operators such as Cinnamon Nature Trails, to experience magical encounters of these majestic predators.

Behavioral pattern

Young leopards are often not difficult to spot because they don’t try to hide like their adults. They automatically catch all the survival tricks as they grow up. All the female leopards are better hunters while male leopards are a bit lethargic when it comes to hunting a prey.

Leopard watching

Observing these wild creatures up close is an interesting activity adored by many tourists who visit Sri Lanka. Don’t get excited as you get closer to view a leopard on a tree or stalking its next prey!

 

 

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Sri Lanka Travel Guide Itinerary – Places to visit on your expedition

The teardrop-shaped island that floats in the vast Indian Ocean is a haven of tropical bliss. The country owns a rich culture coming from the variety of ethnic groups that make up the population. Apart from the gorgeous beaches, there is much to see and do on this small island.

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Explore the Kandyan Kingdom

This is the last of the ancient kingdoms of Sri Lanka and is the second biggest city on the island. One of the must visit in Kandy would be the Dalada Maligawa also called the Temple of the Tooth Relic which charms visitors with the essence of the Kandyan culture. What’s more, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens which is a great place for a chilled time out.

The Lion Rock

More commonly known as Sigiriya Rock, the humongous boulder is now a World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular sought-after places in Sri Lanka. Climbing up is quite a thrilling experience. A few dozen steps to the top, you will see the queer Sigiriya frescoes and the mirror wall. Once you reach the top you will have the most beautiful panoramic view of the area. Another rock you might like climbing is a short distance away from Sigiriya Rock and is called Pidurangala.

Nuwara Eliya

This is the city with the coolest climate in Sri Lanka, located in the hill country. The best way to get here is by train observing the scenic views that you pass by. There are tea factories situated in this area, therefore the surroundings are filled with neatly arranged terraces of tea. Here and there you may spot a few tea pluckers carrying big baskets on their backs.

Yala National Park

Find rich wildlife in Yala National Park. Monkeys, elephants and sloth bears are some of the animals that can be observed in this nature reserve. However, the magnificent leopard species that is indigenous to Sri Lanka is the most amazing of them all. It is one of the most visited wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka. Hotels with good facilities, such as properties of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts are available for a very comfortable stay.

 

 

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Why Renting a Car is better than Traveling by Taxi –  The Big Four Advantages

 

There’s a great deal of freedom when it comes to driving oneself. Not everyone might feel the same way, and sometimes having a vehicle with or without a driver, a good one at least, can make life much easier.

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Look Cool and Professional

There’s definitely a sense of prestige about driving around, and it’ll definitely add a bit of status to your entrance. If you rent one that is chauffeur-driven, the cars are generally classier models as well, from brands such as Mercedes Benz or BMW.

Time

Anyone who drives would be intimately acquainted with the hassle that involves procuring a parking space. If you’re late for a meeting or date, finding a parking space would add an extra 10-15 minutes. But, driving yourself also means you can leave earlier, and not wait for the taxi to find the way to your pick-up location.

Convenience

If you’re going on a trip to say, Sri Lanka, there are many services where you can take care of car rental. Sri Lanka is a place with some serious traffic, which is more reason to utilise an entity like Casons Rent a Car Sri Lanka.

Local Knowledge

Probably the best advantage of having a driver or driving yourself around is the fact that you will get to know the entire area and would easily take navigate yourself anywhere you’d be interested in visiting. Having a car and GPS means that your chances of getting lost and losing precious time are minimal.

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Adventures in Praslin – On your stay in Paradise

Praslin is one most beautiful island in Seychelles that features pristine white sand beaches and crystal blue waters. Apart from indulging in its natural splendour, the island of Praslin also offers its guests a myriad of fun activities to engage in. Read on to know more about this wondrous island and the things you can do here

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The Island

Being the second largest island in the archipelago of Seychelles, Praslin is located 44 kilometres northeast of Mahe. The island has a lot of tempting destinations; serene and calm beach resorts, and so much more.

Snorkelling and diving

The oceans surrounding the island of Praslin is crystal clear and very clean and it is also home to a number of reefs that accommodate a diverse range of sea life which makes it ideal for snorkelling. There are also many dive spots scattered in the ocean surrounding Praslin where you can see and swim along with turtles, reef fish and even dolphins

Surfing

Anse Lazio beach of Praslin is very famous among surfers and the waves here are ideal for amateur surfers who are trying to improve their surfing skills.

Exploring the wilderness

The islands of Praslin is home to a small rainforest that has small waterfalls and scenic places that a worth a visit you can also see some of the rarest birds and small animals here.

Other activities and accommodations

Game fishing, boat riding, island skipping are some of the other things you can do during your stay at this paradise island. Apart from all the adventures, this is a place to forget all your problems and to unwind and relax. You can find a number of accommodations across the island which offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere to indulge in. The Berjaya Praslin Resort, for example, is a good accommodation option and a renowned Seychelles resort.

 

 

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Taking a Stroll Down Lee Tung Avenue – At Least the Former Site of Lee Tung Avenue

Lee Tung Avenue is one of the most famous streets in Hong Kong and is now famed throughout the world as a centre for luxury shopping and housing. Its transformation, however, was quite controversial.

Lee Tung Avenue | Image Credit - Wing1990hk, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Lee Tung Avenue | Image Credit – Wing1990hk, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Background

The street was initially famous for housing a wide selection of printing presses. At one point the Hong Kong Times as well as Ta Kung Pao, the oldest active Chinese newspaper, were headquartered here.

Transformation

As part of a project by the Urban Renewal Authority of Hong Kong, there was radical construction to transform the street into what it is today. This resulted in a multitude of evictions and to this day many of the tenants have not been resettled, although they were compensated greatly.

I Like You

One of the most interesting incidents involving this road was its name change to ‘Avenue Walk’, with the Chinese name being ‘I Like You’. This caused a massive spectacle and uproar, with one shop owner naming their store ‘Avenue Lane Lou Mei’, which translates to ‘I Like Yo Momma’.

Lee Tung Avenue

Eventually, the original name of the street was reinstated. The street showcases a beautiful ambience that retains a very Chinese feel. If you find yourself at a nearby Wan Chai hotel the likes of Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong, then a walk through this lane is essential!

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Visit the AO Vertical Artspace in Wan Chai – A Unique Space for Art!

The Asian One Vertical Art Space is a unique platform which showcases the work of local and international artists in a special ”staircase” setting.

Image Credit - Almond Chu Via Wikipedia

Image Credit – Almond Chu Via Wikipedia

The Museum

The Vertical Art Space was first established in May 2012. An avid supporter of the local art community, it’s one of the most unique art galleries in the whole of Hong Kong. Artwork and photography are showcased in a ”staircase” setting which stretches over ten flights of stairs.

The Collections

The stairwells house a collection consisting of over 100 works of art including sculptures, paintings and photographs of 28 artists and more, mainly from Hong Kong and China such as Jeani Leung and Chun Wai.

How to Get There

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., throughout Monday to Saturday, and is located in the Photo Book Centre, 1-14th floors, Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip Street. The gallery can be reached easily from a 4 star hotel in Hong Kong including the likes of Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong. If one is taking the MTR, from Chai Wan, the 47m will stop directly in front of the bookshop.

Things to Do

Apart from taking in the art, one can also visit the bookshop on the ground floor which offers a wide selection of books on art. However, it is only open by appointment so it’s best to call ahead before visiting.

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Greatest Experiences You Must Try in the Beautiful Tioman Island – A Quintessential Island Experience!

Sandy beaches, azure blue waters, and lush rainforests await you on Timon Island, one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world. Read on to find out about the best activities to do while there.

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Swimming

The island is home to some stunning beaches such as Juara and Salang beach which in turn lays claim to crystal clear warm waters in which visitors can swim freely.

Diving

Timon has been featured extensively as one of the best places to dive in the world. It’s home to some spectacular reefs and dive spots such as Tiger reefs and Renggis island which attracts divers of various calibre from all over the world.

Nature Walks

Trails dominate the island and provide visitors, the perfect opportunity to explore the lush isle at their own pace. Going on a hike to the Asah waterfall or exploring the vicinity of the dormant volcano, Gunung Kajang will prove quite interesting.

Dining

Malaysian cuisine is famous for its rich fusion of Chinese, Indian and Indonesian flavours among a plethora of others, and the dining options on Timon Island will not disappoint. While there are plenty of small beach side restaurants serving great food, one can head over to a hotel on Timon Island including the likes of Berjaya Tioman Resort, for a more varied spread featuring international favorites along with traditional favourites.

 

 

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Cycling Excursions in Bangkok’s ”Green Lung ” – A Change from the Norm

Known as the Green Lung or the Jungle of Bangkok, Bangkracho is a small peninsula famous for its lush tropical vegetation and laid-back village atmosphere.

How to Get There

According to the Travel Bangkok Now blog the Green Lung is easy to find given the lack of people, and cars. You can hop on the BTS and make your way to Phrom Phong. From there, visitors can get a tuk-tuk to Khlong Toei Port and board the ferry, to begin their Bangkok adventures.

Rent a Bike & Get Going

Once you alight from the ferry you will be faced with a bustling hub where you can rent bikes, maps and buy bottled water. While not exactly the sportiest of bikes, they feature baskets in the front for storing things and are steady enough to navigate the winding paths.

What to see

Places to see include the Siamese Fighting Fish Gallery, The Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park as well as the Botanical Garden. Perusing a Bangkok travel guide will inform you which temples and shrines to explore however one that stands out is, on Soi Petchahueng 57 right next to the mighty Chao Phraya River.

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Where to stay

While there are no big resorts and luxury hotels in this area there are small-scale guest houses to choose from for reasonable prices. The area also is home to several roadside restaurants which serve some great food.


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