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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Mt. Tengu – Breath- Taking Views!

The Mt. Tengu sits at a breathtaking the height of 532.4 meters above sea level and happens to a be quite a famous place known for offering spectacular views of Otaru city and the Ishikiri Bay.

Mt. Tengu | Image Credit - As6022014 [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Mt. Tengu | Image Credit – As6022014 [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

How to Get There

The mountain can be reached through a ropeway which will take around 4 minutes from the base of the mountain to the observatory point on top. For those who wish to take an alternative mode of transport, driving and hiking too are possible.

Things to See

Apart from providing some stunning views of the picturesque town of Otaru and the beautiful bay beyond, the summit has a seasonal chipmunk park, a shrine and a ski museum to see. There is also an interesting display hall with a Tengu Goblin mask which people touch to have a wish come true.

Things to Do

For those with a sense of adventure, there is hiking course to make use of and a restaurant/ shop to get a bite to eat and maybe a couple of souvenirs while enjoying the beautiful views.

Mt. Tengu in Winter

During winter Mt. Tengue transforms into a ski slope, where many snowboarding and skiing enthusiasts flock for some fun in the snow. With 6 ski courses and 3 ski lifts being installed annually, the place is quite a popular spot for tourists. The winter wonderland can easily be accessed by many an Otaru hotel near Jr. Station including the likes of Grand Park Otaru.

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Exploring Brisbane – Discover the best places to visit

Sunny Brisbane is home to sandy beaches, scenic mountains and a stylish CBD. Enjoy rock climbing, views off of Story Bridge, river tours, verdant parklands and mind-blowing entertainment.

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Discover Brisbane City

A cosmopolitan city by every definition Australia’s third largest city Brisbane enjoys warm weather conditions for most of the year. There’s a myriad of hotels in Brisbane city centre the likes of Oaks Lexicon Apartments which gives close access to many iconic attractions such as Botanic Gardens, Chinatown and Cathedral Square.

Explore Brisbane Story Bridge

Renowned to offer the best views of the city climbing the Brisbane Story Bridge is a favourite activity among seasoned visitors to the city. As one of only three overpasses around the globe that can be climbed the Brisbane Story Bridge offers climbing excursions at dawn, daytime, twilight and in the veil of night.

Tour South Bank

Home to a manmade beach, sprawling parks, quaint cafes and fine restaurants South Bank is ideal for family-friendly activities of every conceivable nature. From azure lagoons to The Suncorp Piazza with its movie theatres and entertainment options, there’s plenty to do in this relaxed corner of Brisbane.

Explore Moreton Island

As one of the most popular day trips available from Brisbane a day at the beaches of Moreton Island is a must for all visitors. This stunning lagoon offers a range of water based activities such as snorkeling, cruises and four wheel drive tours.

 

 

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Exploring the city of Kandy – Treading beyond the guide

Kandy, the hill city of Sri Lanka, is known for its religious significance due to the presence of Temple of Tooth. However, there is much more to this city, if you dare to venture off the beaten path.

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Udawatta Kele Sanctuary

Declared a nature sanctuary in 1938, Udawatta Kele – meaning Udawatta Forest – is not a highly visited destination among the tourists. However, it presents a mystique aura and has multiple treks and trails where one can stroll through and enjoy the lushness that surrounds them.

Trekking

There are many trekking trails around Kandy both historic and scenic. They are definitely worthwhile exploring and travellers should base themselves in a place like Mahaweli Reach Hotel and spare a day or two to enjoy pristine areas not too far from the city.

City’s colonial past

A neo-gothic 19th century Anglican Church, a Victorian fountain, the 19th century Garrison Cemetery near the old palace, the WWI and WWII Commonwealth War Cemetery on Deveni Rajasinge Mw by the Mahaweli River are the remains from the city’s colonial past.

Peradeniya Botanic Garden

In Kandy, things to do are plenty. Devoting a whole morning to visiting the Peradeniya Botanic Garden, one of best such facilities in the region, will not be wasted as there is much to see besides enjoying its beautiful surroundings. Stroll around the picturesque 200-year-old Kandy Lake in the evening and walk along shaded paths in Udawatte Kele, the historic forest reserve overlooking the Temple of the Tooth.

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Bullfighting in southern Thailand – the battle of the beasts

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Two magnificent beasts facing each other head-on, grinding their horns and goring one another in a bloody battle; this is a tradition and one of the famous festivals celebrated in southern Thailand.

The bulls

These aren’t any ordinary bulls, being chosen at the age of two, they are vigorously trained and fed special diets for over two years and are well groomed to become mean and unmerciful fighting machines.

The game

Apart from tradition, this is one of the top gambling sports in southern Thailand and one of the famous sporting events, with the audience ranging from police chiefs and top politicians to peasants. Betters call bulls with a special name and the fight tickets sell out weeks in advance.

Legal issues

This sport is practiced in only the southern part of Thailand and is subjected to strict regulations. The contests happen weekly and will only take place in legally registered sites. ‘Events and Festivals Blog‘ suggests that you verify with a local before visiting the event whether the event is licensed or not for your safety.

The good things

Being criticized by many as animal slaughter, this is a tradition that is a lively hood for many. It is said bullfighting plays a key role in the conservation of local breeds and some say without bullfighting some species may have become extinct. For the record, no bulls are killed in this game because it is very rare that a bull will fight to the death.


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Samui Canopy Adventures – Get Ready of the Adventure!

Soaring through the zip line at the speed of 50 miles per hour overlooking the spectacular forest canopy is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Samui. Come join the adventure at the canopy adventures secret falls.

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The Adventure Park and the island
The park is located on the island of Koh Samui. Even though the island is small it features some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Thailand and it also has a beautiful rainforest in which you’ll be gliding over.

The adventure activities
By know you would have got the idea, yes, the park’s main attraction is the zip line rides. There are over 15 zip line rides which stretch for over 2000 meters altogether. And once you are in one of them gliding the experience you get is adventurously thrilling. And once you reach the island, you will be taken to the location on a 4×4 through the jungle which will also be a thrilling experience.

The Views and experience
When you are on the zip line, you will be getting a birds-eye view of the jungle canopy and also zip at the speed of 50mph you will feel the rush of the adrenaline in your veins and this is one of the best things to do when you at Koh Samui . The 4×4 vehicle rides too will bring you a wonderful experience where you’ll get to view the jungle from within.

Accommodation facilities and some more things to know
The Koh Samui Island is home to many exquisite resorts like the Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas and if you are planning to experience Canopy Adventures it is recommended that you book your accommodation at one of these resorts also remember specialized training sessions will also be conducted by professionals to explain and prepare you for the zip line ride.

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Sinharaja Rainforest – Nature’s Glory!

Century-old trees spread their bony arms overhead while the undergrowth is cushiony soft. It’s not surprising that the Sinharaja Rainforest located in South-western Sri Lanka was declared a World Heritage Site in 1989.

When & how to get to the forest

The first step in planning a trip to Sinharaja is selecting which time of the year to visit the forest reserve. The Sinharaja Forest experiences two monsoon rain seasons a year which take place between the months of November to January and then again from May to July. Visiting the park in the remaining months is, therefore, a good idea.

Border

The mesmeric nature of this popular rainforest in Sri Lanka will be the perfect way to begin your discovery of the paradise isle. Koskulana Ganga, Gin Ganga and Kudawa Ganga beautifully border the rainforest. When the rains thrash steadily, these rivers swell delightfully.

Highlights

There will also be those who slither away or remain camouflaged while you pass by. Keep your eyes peeled if you wish to spot the hump-nosed lizard or the green pit viper, they can be friendly too! When exploring the Sinharaja Rainforest it would become evident as to why Sri Lanka is called a paradise isle.

Accommodation

There are cabins and dormitories managed by the Forest Department at the Kudawa entrance and some private eco-lodges around the forest reserve are half an hour to ten minutes away from the Kudawa entrance. Saman Villas long known as a tranquil beach retreat is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area and offers easy access to many things to do in Bentota. The Kudawa entrance to the Sinharaja nature reserve can be accessed along the Southern Expressway from Bentota.

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Night Kayaking at Moreton Island – And Adventures Galore on Moreton Island

Moreton Bay is one of the most beautiful places on the eastern coast of Australia. It is an extremely significant coastal resource, and attracts countless visitors on a recreational basis.

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Transparent Kayaking

This is one of the most easily-accessible adventurous activities you can experience in Moreton Bay, and it is likely to take your breath away. These transparent kayaks allow visitors to glimpse right down to the bottom of the bay. This experience can also be enjoyed at night!

Sandboarding

This is one of the hallmarks of Moreton Island, in an area which is referred to as ‘The Desert’. Brave sandboarders can place themselves on a board just 5mm in thickness and slide down sandy dunes at speeds of around 70km/h.

Snorkelling

This is one of the best ways to experience the marine splendour of Moreton Bay. If you’re staying at Brisbane hotel accommodation, with many places such as Oaks Charlotte Towers situated close to the bay, you can easily procure yourself a snorkelling trip.

Sunset Safaris

There are many places where you can get yourself an unforgettable safari adventure to Moreton Island on a purpose-built 4X4 bus. This is a great and fun way to experience the splendour the island.

 

 

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