Posts tagged Asia
Being touted as a small country doesn’t stop Singapore to be one of the most visited countries in Asia. An updated metropolis from every aspect makes it suitable spot for entertainment, business and a place of leisure. Singapore’s rose to international status is apparent due to the country’s constant progress to be one of the most successful countries in the world. A feat that is only evident when you see Singapore’s busy metro, lined with sophisticated and modern institutions, only to be made even better by the country’s historic past. Rich traditions alongside Singapore’s ever growing market will make it a powerhouse among its Asian rivals. Tourist destinations, e-commerce, you name it. Singapore has everything.
Known as a third world country makes no difference for the capital city of the Philippines. Manila has always been flocked by multi-national investors despite the claim, and is hardly noticed by the untrained eye. Manila boasts of its diverse past, with its American, Spanish and Japanese heritage still lingers throughout the city. Modernization is put at the center with constant progress to provide its population with the best commodities of top of the line commerce, medicine and entertainment. Manila is still a giant waiting to be awakened before the world to admire and is soon to be on top of the country’s prime cities.
Acting as the centerpiece of the Mekong Delta stands Ho Chi Minh, the second most important city in Vietnam, sitting closely to Hanoi. Known all over the world as Saigon, the city is now booming commercially, with its large scaled buildings and structures. The modernization does not stop there, but adding that Ho Chi Minh is being known to also be the center of scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. Numerous rivers, arroyos and canals surround the city, making it a double impact for investors and tourists alike. Its Chinese and European influences are evident of the city?s quiet past, only making it more grandiose with its modernity.
Needless to say, Siem Reap is like a volcano waiting to erupt at any point. Cambodia has made its mark in the history of the world, whether good or bad, and Siem Reap followed. The city was once dominated by the rich, the famous and the most talked of the communities.
Today, better things are still blessed within the boundaries of the country. The success and grand stature of the city was never anticipated by many, and was surprised on how this turned out to be on their advantage.
Hotels, business commodities, restaurants of the highest level began to overpower its trademark temples. Its colonial history is still very present among others, evident to some of its chateaus and boulevards. Slowly but surely, Siem Reap is making another splash into the world not only in the aspect of tourism, but also for the well being of its name, and for its people.
Means “New Jewel” in Malay, JB as it more commonly known, is the capital city of Johor, in southern Malaysia, neighbouring with Singapore. For one reason or another, Johor Bahru has been in the shadows of its southern neighbour almost the entire time of its existence, and just like any other budding Asian countries, it has seen the ups and downs.
Over the years, the previously high crime rate has been given outmost consideration by the local government, making dramatic changes within the years. The “New Jewel” of southern Malaysia has improved by leaps and bounds; bringing to mind that these changes aren’t overnight. Reality sinks in and facts are laid straightforward: Johor Bahru is an important element when it comes to industrial, tourism and commercial aspects of southern Malaysia, although its population growth rate is among the highest in Southeast Asia. Another problem worthy to be taken note.
Walking in the streets of Hong Kong may be quite a challenge for some, especially the newcomers. It is practically packed with people of all walks of life, busy in their own way of another. The streets of Hong Kong are filled with surprises at every turn, from the decadent smells of the vendor foods to the elaborate buildings and structures that provides both living and functionality of its populace.
Hong Kong is a place where everyone can say that it is the comfort zone that they truly would like to have. A well organized metropolis bounded by the country?s evident history makes it a suitable place where all imaginations can run freely. Discover Hong Kong by day and you will enjoy the exotic foods that they offer, from the shredded jellyfish to the broth of the finest soup to relax the soul. By night, Hong Kong is alive until dawn knocks, offering thumping nightlife, cold beer and the smiles of its people.
Little is known about this small west coast town in Thailand. Aside from being secluded, Krabi is a quiet town with a population of around 24,986. But what makes Krabi stand out among other Thai destination are its beaches: Beautiful and breath-taking blue bodies of water welcomes any soul that wanders among its shores.
In its own natural wonder, Krabi is a sight to be awed and at the same time revered. It provides the escape from the hustling urban jungles of the city, giving us the calmness and serenity that both our body and soul deserves. Soon enough, Krabi will be one of Thailand?s top destinations.
As part of the administrative regions of the People?s Republic of China, Macau is more commonly known for being a gambling sector and has the highest rate of life expectancy in the world. Under the watchful eye of one of the world?s most powerful country, Macau extends to a point that it should be on top of the world; noting that every aspect is to be done meticulously to surpass everything that world throws at it.
Macau garnered popularity from its export quality garments and textiles to its banking and finance background. Exceeding it all is the gambling industry of the region, making it one of the most popular destinations of the world. On the overall, Macau is soon to be a worldwide powerhouse, providing every bit of high end living and entertainment to all who dares to experience the glamour and limelight of the region.
The progress of Taipei went from worst to best over the last decade. From its beginnings as a congested nation of free dwellers, with those extensive problems of traffic, garbage and even environmental flaws, to the now even flowing bombardment of change here and there.
Taipei is now on the verge of healing; a slow yet evident sense of change that is felt by both the commoners and those who followed its resolution of change. It is but a fact that Taipei in general is a peaceful place, only to be disturbed once by the non committal of progress.
In a little span of time, economic, social and political reform took place and placed Taipei into the map again, and is agreed by many as one of the most livable cities, coupled with the comfortable living of today?s generation. Taipei is a clear evidence of progress and change only for the betterment of all.
Who would think that these groups of islands were once nearly destroyed by the Indian Ocean Tsunami in December of 2004. And did you know this was also the place where they shot the ever famous movie, The Beach?
Ko Phi Phi may not be as grand as its neighboring islands like Krabi and Phuket, but it boasts of its own natural spotlights in a silent, yet unnerved manner. Synonymous to the clearest beaches and natural wonders, Ko Phi Phi only made waves recently. Before it was only reached by those experienced adventurers and was only offered basic commodities. Now, Ko Phi Phi has been transformed into one of Thailand?s most promising attractions. It is a treasure waiting to be opened to the world to admire.