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January 16, 2010

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Filed under: Indonesia Travel, Happening — enda @ 9:08 am

Why the background is green? I don’t know

Let’s insert a picture here:


And this is a link to my main weblog

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  • June 25, 2007

    Say Bali and most people think paradise

    Filed under: Asia Travel, Tourism, Indonesia Travel, Happening, Travel Guides — admin @ 2:18 pm

    Read the new New York Times piece on Bali: 36 Hours in Bali

    The writer’s story, writen almost hourly, on how she spent her time in Bali, one of the island in Indonesia and an internationally famous tourist destination.

    SAY Bali and most people think paradise. There are stunning sunsets, sculpted rice terraces and a temple on almost every corner. And for less-spiritual seekers, this steamy Indonesian island also has great surfing and a rollicking nightlife. Sure, it’s gotten pretty touristy, especially on the pub crawl along Kuta Beach, where beer-swilling Australians rule. And while recent terrorist bombings have rattled Bali’s blissful pace (it is a Hindu-majority island in a Muslim-majority nation), they have done little to temper its popularity or discourage super-chic resorts from being built. Paradise, after all, is as close as the nearest temple, finding yourself on your knees with a blue flower pressed between your fingertips, asking for blessings from Brahma or one of the other gods.

    36 hours in Bali, Indonesia

    Her travelogue in Bali:

    4:30 p.m. FOUR HANDS BEATS TWO
    7:30 p.m. DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
    9 p.m. GO FOR THE GRILL

    2:30 p.m. MUSEUM MILE
    5:30 p.m. BEST SHOW IN TOWN
    9:30 p.m BLING IS THE THING

    10 a.m. ESPRESSO IT
    2 p.m. SARONG AS ART

    Complete info: 36 Hours in Bali (

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  • Virgin Atlantic will merge with AirAsia?

    Filed under: Asia Travel, Asia Airlines, Malaysia Travel — admin @ 1:49 pm

    British billionaire Richard Branson of Virgin Group to buy 20% stake in Fly Asian Express (FAX) (AirAsia), teaming up with Asia’s aviation tycoon Tony Fernandes to run flights from Malaysia to China, Europe and Australia.

    More info click to: Virgin’s Branson may buy into AirAsia (Yahoo! News)

    Would the airlines name eventually be:

    1. Virgin Asia 


    2. Asian Virgin

    Anyway, both names will attract a certain types of traveler to use the service. :D

    AirAsia  +  Virgin Air


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  • June 20, 2007

    Thailand: Amari Hotel Honeymoon Package Promotion

    Filed under: Asia Travel, Thailand Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Travel Promotions — admin @ 11:28 am

    Amari Thailand Hotel Chains are doing honeymoon package promotion available from June 15 to October 31 2007 at Amari Hotels .

    amari honeymoon promotion thailandThe honeymoon package starts from US$159++ and includes:

    • 2 night’s accommodation in a superior room
    • Daily American breakfast
    • A romantic dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine
    • Wine and flowers in room
    • Welcome drink
    • Heart of rose petals on bed
    • Free round trip airport transfer at Amari Rincome Hotel, Chiang Mai

    If you have always dream to come to Thailand now you can do it better. Get married first and you can enjoy this honeymoon package. :D

    Check out Amari website directly and book online.

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  • June 19, 2007

    June 18, 2007

    Uncovered: Tokyo, Japan

    Filed under: Asia Travel, Travel News, Japan Travel, Travel Info — admin @ 5:02 pm

    New York Times has a new piece on nightlife in Tokyo, titled: Hidden Tokyo

    Tokyo, especially after dark, is notoriously hard to penetrate. With its winding mazelike streets, the city is a challenge for even seasoned taxi drivers. (Many bicyclists have GPS devices on their handlebars.) So imagine hunting down the restaurants, bars and clubs that are stashed away in patchwork alleys, nondescript apartment buildings, faceless office towers and basement stairwells illuminated by red bulbs.

    Discreet, out-of-the-way bars have been a staple of Japanese culture for decades. Before World War II, Tokyo was filled with these pocket-sized dives — called nomiya (counter bars) — with space for just six or seven stools. Behind the counter was a proprietor, whose role was both confidant and caregiver to the regulars. When the city was rebuilt, however, most were bulldozed in favor of larger, glossier, more Westernized offerings.

    Now a younger, postwar creative class is reviving nomiya culture — with a decidedly modern spin.

     Le Baron, Tokyo, Japan

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  • June 15, 2007

    June 14, 2007

    Tourists Coming Back to Bali, Indonesia

    Filed under: Asia Travel, Tourism, Travel News, Indonesia Travel — admin @ 6:40 pm

    Inbound tourism to Bali is rebounding strongly, with a record-high 472,000 foreign visitors for the first four months of 2007.

    Due to several bombings (the last on Sept 2005) in Bali, the Bali’s tourism situation have taken a roller-coaster ride in the past years.

    But looking at the current number the it seems that recovery is well underway, with international arrivals for the 12 months to April 2007 growing to 1.39 million, only 10% behind the September 2005 peak.

    Annual Bali Tourists Arrival

    President of Bali Discovery Tours Mr Jack Daniels:

    Bali is benefiting from strong growth from India and Russia due to improved air access and visas on arrival. But, Australia, one of Bali’s biggest source markets, was still down on 2005 levels but recovering slowly.

    Info source: PATA Newsletter

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  • March 19, 2007