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Khamis, 26 Oktober 2017

The Largest Hotel In The World, First World Hotel, Pahang, Malaysia

First World Hotel, before the upgrade.

When we talk about something largest in the world, it’s already become something special to looking up to. So with the Largest Hotel in the World, few hotel operators in the world try their best to make sure they don’t lose this title!

First World Hotel and Plaza located in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia with total of 7,351 rooms, has set the Guinness World Record for the largest hotel in the world (by number of rooms). It’s lost its title to The Venetian in Las Vegas when it’s opened on January 2008. By 2015 it’s regained back the title with the opening of a new block. The hotel has received 35.5 million guests since 2006.

Genting Highlands Resort, is a large complex in the top of the mountains.

First World Hotel is one part for the whole Genting Hinglands Resort areas that consist of hotels, malls, casinos, theme parks, convention centres, and concert hall with many other attractions nearby. Currently the whole Genting Highlands Resort is under upgrading to allow the construction of the world’s first 20th Century Fox World that will be opened in 2018.

There are not many things to do during this upgrading period and Genting Highlands still been visit by tourist from inside and outside of the country.

It is the area where this resort is located that makes people keep on coming. The cooling breeze and the surrounding nature provide relaxing moments during their time staying here. This is totally different from nearby city of Kuala Lumpur with its rushing and busy traffics.

The upgrading of the whole complex will include the transport facilities upgrade with more automation stations for cable car ticket to the check-in for the hotel. Even though the complex’s upgrade is still in progress, it might be wonderful to check in just to know what to expect when its fully completed.

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Sabtu, 18 Mac 2017

Where To Stay In Bali

Hanging Gardens of Bali, located in Ubud.

If you have plans to visit Bali perhaps the think you don't have to worry about is the place to stay. Since this fascinating tourist attraction never lack of rooms to meet different requirements from their visitors.

There are 6,640 (keep growing) of hotels available all across Bali, in different places with their own unique attractions. It's not the rooms or hotels that you need to worry about, it's where you want to be and how much is the budget that you're willing to pay. Maybe there are few other criteria that you need to consider to suit your personal needs or interest such as location, surrounding areas, types of room, facilities, price and so on.

Hard Rock Hotel, Kuta.

Marriott in Seminyak.

With today's internet technology, to check on these hotels also become much easier. Since the information are scattered widely on the internet the competition become higher and the price become more competitive. It's not just between the hotel that the price is compared but also among the websites that promoting these hotels.

Even though you can search all of these hotels easily, some hotels published their premises with fake photos, or photos of incorrect room and so on. So there are few things to consider avoiding from choosing the wrong hotel. These are few things that I always do before booking my room.

- Check photos from different websites or visitors to get the accurate pictures of the room or place.

- Check on the Google Street for the surrounding areas, as this too can give you clearer picture of the place and the surrounding.

- To check on the facilities as this too can reflect the hotel's capabilities in order to meet your expectations.

-  The number of rooms too is another indicator of the hotel's capability in order to provide better services, even though this not always accurate.

Knowing what you want is the key to find the right place to stay. Sometimes you need to stay at certain locations, to allow you to easy access for other places such as restaurants, beaches, convenience store, transportation, attractions, malls, bars and many other reasons. This can save you lots of time; money and energy at the same time give more time to rest.

Viceroy in Ubud.

Sharma Bamboo House.

Eco Bamboo Home.

Nice place not always necessary to be expensive. Anyway they need to fulfill the basic necessities such as cleanliness, reliable, easy access, hassle free, and clearly stated of operations practices. Yes, often you need to know clearly the hotel check-in and check-out out time or there's any extra charges apply. These small things can still affect customer’s experiences that turn them to loyal customer. Comments from others also can give you some insights about the place but cannot be 100% accurate - some comments are bias or specific to certain time.

Even when you can afford to stay at the best 5 stars hotels, finding the right hotels or places to stay sometimes provide you with extra experiences; that are unique to specific locations. For my personal opinion my experiences always as important as the places where about I’m going to stay as I’m not going to spend all the time at the hotels. Plus most of the times I don’t even use all the facilities provided by these expensive hotels but looking for clean room, good service, nice breakfast, comfort sleep, and the staffs that willingly to help me with all my needs with smile.

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Khamis, 9 Februari 2017

Hotel Hutan Menegak Pertama Asia, Nanjing, China

Konsep "Hutan Menegak" bakal menjadi trend baru.

Pembangunan pesat dan pencemaran udara adalah dua perkara yang saling berkait. Namun sebagai manusia yang diberikan akal pemikiran, sudah tentunya kita memikirkan jalan penyelesaian terbaik tanpa mengabaikan kemjuan yang juga penting kepada manusia. Pembinaan bangunan “Hutan Menegak” atau juga dikenali sebagai “vertical forest”, kini semakin giat dibina termasuk di negara-negara Asia seperti China.

Bangunan yang akan didirikan sebagai ‘hutan menegak’ tersebut adalah sebuah hotel yang dimiliki oleh rangkaian Hyatt Hotel yang terdiri daripada 2 buah bangunan yang terletak di Bandar Nanjing, China. Apa yang menarik selain daripada dipenuhi oleh tumbuh-tumbuhan, kedua-dua bangunan tersebut dikatakan berupaya untuk menyerap sehingga 25 ton CO2 setiap tahun. Pada masa yang sama pula ia bakal membebaskan sehingga 60 kg Oksigen sehari.

Bangunan ini adalah hasil rekabentuk oleh pereka Italy iaitu Stefano Boeri yang telah menyiapkan projek yang seumpamanya di Milan pada tahun 2014 lagi. Projek di Nanjing dijangka akan disiapkan menjelang 2018. Ia juga akan menempatkan sehingga 1,100 batang pokok dan 2,500 tumbuhan-tumbuhan lain.

Menara berkembar yang dipenuhi dengan tumbuh-tumbuhan.

Satu daripada menara ini akan menempatkan Hotel Hyatt.

Bangunan pertama rekaan Stefano Boeri di Milan siap pada tahun 2014.

Satu daripada bangunan tersebut dengan ketinggian 335 kaki merupakan bangunan Hotel Hyatt beserta kolam renang di bumbungnya. Manakala bangunan kedua pula akan menempatkan bangunan pejabat, muzium, sekolah rekabentuk bangunan hijau dan kelab persendirian sehingga ke tingkat-38.

Bangunan berkonsepkan ‘hutan menegak’ ini akan terus berkembang di serata bandaraya utama dunia. Walaupun tidak semua bangunan di bandar-bandar utama menyerupai bangunan rekaan Stefano Boeri, namun kebanyakan bangunan hari ini turut menyediakan ruang yang banyak untuk diisi dengan pelbagai tumbuh-tumbuhan yang menyegarkan udara.

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Isnin, 12 Disember 2016

Interesting Places To Visit in SE Asia

Bayon, located in the complex of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
SE Asia (Southeast Asia) is a region that includes some of the countries with lot of history that should be appreciated by not only the people of SE Asia alone, but by all of the world's population. Thus with the help of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the most important sites have been listed so that it continues to be maintained in addition to allowing people to visit it.

Although most of the remains only part of the history, its keep lots of the characteristics of our own uniqueness that lived in the same region. To some extent it reminds our linkages to neighboring countries. Many of us who have near or distance ancestor relationship, while there are many things we do (like food, clothing and speech have in common). Thus, these areas become important and we should focus on, as we are the people who live in SE Asia.

To date, UNESCO listed around 37 areas in 9 countries as a "World Heritage Sites", though more areas listed in the years to come. Through this listing, it is even easier for the visitors to see for themselves the uniqueness of the region. While local residents also benefit from the visits of foreign visitors.

Here is a list of “Heritage Sites” areas by country:

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

2 The World Heritage Sites in Cambodia:

  • Angkor complex, Seam Reap.
  • Temple of Preah Vihear, Preah Vihear.

Temple complex in Central Java, Indonesia.

8 The World Heritage Sites in Indonesia:

  • Borobudur, Central Java.
  • Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara.
  • Prambanan, Central Java.
  • National Park Ujung Kulon, Banten and Lampung.
  • Sangiran Early Settlement Area, Central Java.
  • Lorentz National Park, Papua.
  • Taman Negara Rainforest in Sumatra (3 locations), Sumatra.
  • Cultural Landscape of Bali (2 locations), Bali

Luang Prabang, Laos.

2 The World Heritage Sites in Laos:

  • Luang Prabang Urban Area,
  • Remains of Vat Phou, Champasak

Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia.

4 The World Heritage Sites in Malaysia:

  • Mulu National Park, Sarawak
  • Kinabalu National Park, Sabah
  • Town, Melaka and Georgetown
  • Aerkeologi site, Lenggong Valley

Ancient City Pyu, Myanmar.

1 Area World Heritage Sites , in Myanmar:

  • Ancient Pyu city, Mandalay

The old church, Church of San Agustín, Paoay, Philippines.

6 The World Heritage Sites in the Philippines:

  • Baroque Churches of the Philippines (4 locations)
  • Tubbataha reef area, Palawan
  • Rice Hill area, Cordilleras.
  • Historic Town of Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
  • National Park, Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River, Palawan.
  • Hamiguitan Mountain Wildlife Area, Davao Oriental.

Singapore Botanical Garden.

1 The World Heritage Sites in Singapore:

  • Singapore Botanic Gardens

Complex of the Old Kingdom of Sukhothai, Thailand.

5 Areas World Heritage Sites, in Thailand:

  • Historic City of Ayutthaya.
  • Historic Town of Sukhothai.
  • Wildlife Area, Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng, Uthai Thani.
  • Archaeological Site Ban Chiang, Udon Thani.
  • Forestry complex Phayayen Dong-Khao Yai, Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Rayong and Buriram.

Old Government Complex in Hué, Vietnam.

8 The World Heritage Sites in Vietnam:

  • Monument Complex of Hué, Thua Thien-Hue.
  • Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh.
  • Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • My Son Sanctuary, Quang Nam.
  • National Park Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Quang Binh.
  • Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi.
  • Citadel of the Ho Dynasty, Thanh Hóa.
  • Complex View Trang An, Ninh Binh.

Maybe you do not get a chance to visit all of them. However, our visit to these places listed above to some extent gives us many lessons about the history around SE Asia. Undoubtedly every country and region has its own uniqueness, the uniqueness that allows us to better understand one another.

For the locals in the listed country in return, do your best for preserving these important areas. Give all cooperation to the visitors who come to see the uniqueness your area. Your help is an effort that is needed; in addition it also may help your own economic status.

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Ahad, 27 September 2015

Destinasi - Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Barisan 'Glass Igloos' di Kakslauttanen.

Sekiranya anda seorang yang meminati suasana alam semulajadi dan fenomena alam seperti ‘northen lights’ atau juga dikenali sebagai ‘Aurora Borealis’, hotel yang dikenali sebagai Glass Igloos, Kakslauttanen ini mungkin penginapan yang sesuai bagi anda. Ia bukan sahaja menyediakan penginapan, malah merupakan kemudahan yang paling sesuai untuk menyasikan fenomena ini dari dalam igloo anda.

Oleh kerana ia berada kira-kira 250 km dari Kutub Utara, cuaca di sini sememangnya teramat sejuk. Namun bagi pengemar fenomena alam ia adalah jauh lebih selesa berbanding berada di luar untuk menyaksikannya. Kemudahan penginapan igloo ini hanya dibuka untuk musim cahaya utara (northen lights) sahaja iaitu dari 20 August sehingga penghujung bulan April.

Pemandangan langit yang jelas dari dalam igloo.

Ruang dalaman yang selesa.

Fenomena Aurora Borealis yang menakjubkan.

Terdapat beberapa jenis igloo, bagi jenis biasa hanya terdapat tandas di dalam bilik, sauna dan bilik mandi berada di bangunan yang berlainan. Namun terdapat igloo bagi empat orang yang mempunyai tandas dan bilik mandi sendiri di dalamnya.

Setiap igloo dipasang dengan ‘thermal glass’ bagi memastikan suhu di dalam igloo berada pada keadaan yang lebih panas berbanding di luar. Ia juga mengelakkan daripada berlakunya frost untuk memastikan ia sentiasa jelas dan membolehkan anda melihat terus ke langit untuk memeriksa fenomena unik ‘Aurora Borealis’ dan juga bintang-bintang yang terdapat di langit.

Walaupun ia tidak sejuk berbanding suhu di luar, keadaan di sini masih lagi boleh dikatakan amat sejuk apabila suhu persekitaran boleh mencapai sehinggi -21 °F (kira-kira -29°C). Namun ia satu pengalaman yang berbeza yang mungkin sukar untuk anda perolehi selain dari di sini.

Hotel ini juga menyediakan pelbagai jenis penginapan unik termasuk igloo sebenar dari ice dan salji. Bagi yang ingin merasakan pengalaman unik ini bolehlah mencubanya – namun, anda perlulah bertahan dengan kesejukan yang mungkin anda terpaksa hadapi kerana suhu di dalam igloo adalah sekitar -3 °F (atau -19 °C).

Antara variasi penginapan di sini.

Ice Igloo untuk pengalaman berbeza.

Namun tiada yang dapat menyaingi pengalaman anda ketika berada di Kakslauttanen yang menyediakan pengalaman yang nyata berbeza. Malah adalah sukar untuk anda menikmati percutian seumpama ini tanpa kemudahan yang disediakan oleh hotel yang unik ini.

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