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Singapore Travel Guide



Once routinely criticised for being dull, Singapore has reinvented itself as one of Southeast Asia’s most modern and dynamic cities. Melding together a mass of different cultures, cuisines and architectural styles, the city-state is now studded with vast new showpiece constructions to complement its colonial-era hotels and civic buildings. Cutting-edge tourist developments continue to spring up. Shopping avenues and underground malls throb with life, as do the food courts, the riverside bars and the temple-dotted outlying neighbourhoods. It’s never going to be Bangkok, but it’s doing a fantastic job of being Singapore.



Chinese, Indian, Malay and European influences all flow through daily life here. Boring? Hardly. It’s true to say, however, that the former British trading post and colony still has a reputation for its cleanliness (it’s still panned for its seemingly petty regulations, such as the banning of chewing gum). Likewise, levels of serious crime are very low. It’s worth pointing out, too, that Singapore’s cultural mix has left it with a genuinely world-class food scene – and you won’t need to spend big to eat well.



Recent years have seen the city really pushing for recognition as an international tourist destination in its own right, rather than as a convenient stopover. Significant investment has resulted in developments such as Marina Bay Sands, the three-towered skyscraper that now stands as Singapore’s centrepiece; Resorts World Sentosa, which is home to a Universal Studios theme park; and Gardens by the Bay, a remarkable project complete with “supertrees” and two colossal plant domes.

More traditional attractions include the designer malls of Orchard Road, the exotic clatter of Chinatown and Little India and the elegance of Raffles Hotel, still standing proud more than 125 years after being built. On the subject of hotels, Singapore now offers one of the best spreads of high-end accommodation in the region: a sign, amongst other things, of its ambition to keep visitors flooding in. It’s likely to succeed.

Traveling to the James Bond Island in Thailan

Traveling to the James Bond Island in Thailan, Two island located off the coastingof Phuket which called with the name of 007 spy.

Traveling to the James Bond Island in Thailan

Approaching James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay

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Khao Phing Kan or Ko Khao Phing Kan is the common name of two adjacent islands lying on the west coast of Thai Lan country, in Phang Nga Bay, under green of Andaman ocean. This destination not only is famous for stunning beauty but also refer to as “James Bond Island” because of associated with this famous movie.

In ThaiLan language, Khao Phing Kan means “dense mountain” which set to say the natural topography of two islands.

In 1974, James Bond film seek new destinations for the handsome spy who has luxury life. Finally, Khao Phing Kan had been chosen and the scenes in the film The man with the golden gun which was opened for people who enjoyed the film the concepting about tourist paradise in Southeast Asia.

After appearing in the movie, the citizens and visitors more become acquainting and enjoyed with name “ James Bond Island” than original name of island and gradually fogot it.

Approaching James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay

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It is not far from Phuket paradise tourist, visitor can arrive to the this coast.

Khao Phing Kan include two islands with steep slopes, it covered by green tropical forest. The island possessed terrain with abundant green forest, white sandy and few wild caves.

Sea water is pretty shallow and blue sapphire color, we can see the sea’s bottom.

Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat, Viet Nam

Introducing Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat  – Those who go to Da Lat mustutter that: wow! How beautiful Da Lat is! Ravishing the travellers,beautiful even in the heart of people who have not ever been to Da Lat. Were people love Da Lat by whirl of series of waterfalls, smog illusion of fragrance and cool water of XuanHuong Lake.
When you go to Da Lat, do not forget to Xuan Huong Lake. The beauty of XuanHuong Lake has captivated many poets, writers. Han Mac Tu poet must also staring in amazement:

  • Who let silence don’t say much
  • To hear underwater bottom lake sing
  • To listen silk shaking in the wind
  • To hear the sun explain what is love

Around XuanHuonglake, there are pine forests, laws and flower gardens. This is places that tourists like stroll or carriage when visiting Da Lat city.XuanHuong Lake is an artificial lake, about 5km in circumference. The lake is shaped like the crescent moon with nearly 7km passing many tourist destinations such as city flower garden, Yersin Park, Doi Cu.

Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat, Viet NamPhoto by: Indochinatravel GuideCreative Commons

Lake is upstream of Cam Ly waterfall, the heart of Da Lat city and one of the rare cities which have the lake located at center. It is not only famous toponymbut also tourist destination quite interesting that creates the character for Da Lat.


Prominent architecture in association with XuanHuong Lake is Thuy Ta.French colonial period called “La Grenouillère” (Frog marsh). Do not understand why it has this name but look through this structure, there is a tower to jump into the water as pool.Sino-Vietnamese name “Thuy Ta”, sometimes also interpreted as “Thuy Toa”, which means that an architecture located on water.
A few visitors ignore Thuy Ta. Visiting here to take some souvenir photos with architectural forms are very different, hard to find place that has similar architecture. Awhite house with wide handrail stands out on the lake. Looking appear for a moment like a luxury yatch. Up to now, Thuy Ta is still a small coffee bar, pretty.If you want to build a place to meet a large number of visitors,it is also feasible to build. Perhaps because Thuy ta image was attached to XuanHuong Lake, deeply etched in the minds of Da Lat people and tourists and the government has no intention of this.Even white architecture also always be kept unchanged.

Photo by: Nguyen Ngoc ChinhCreative Commons

To meet customer demand, the opposite side, the other coffee bar is open.It is “ThanhThuy”. The name (green water) is also associated with the XuanHuong Lake. In here, the space is wider. Going to Thuy Ta and ThanhThuy to drink coffee mainly contemplate the surface of the lake. For that reason, Thuy Ta still has special characteristic which is not mixed with ThanhThuy. But the psychological feel when sitting on Thuy Tais still something peaceful, serene. In ThanhThuy, the landscape is more diverse but the atmosphere is more bustling. People who sitting to watch the lake feeling less private when in Thuy Ta.

Xuan Huong Lake Dalat pictures

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Visitors going to XuanHuong Lake can also participate in a very exciting game. This is pedalo, pedal freely your foot into the water to feel the cool elegance of pine city. If on the bank, visitors can photograph while riding horse to save private tour for yourself. In the evening, the visitors can hide double bicycle or sit on carriage to go around the lake.