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When in Singapore: A Closer Look into this Famous City

Exploring SingaporeNo one can argue that Singapore, one of the greatest cities in Asia, is brimming with tourist attractions. From shopping to themed parks to beaches, you will never run out of things to do. Naturally, you would want to get the most out of your vacation so here's a list of tourist spots in Singapore you might want to insert in your itinerary.

Botanic Gardens

Teeming with a diverse variety of floral and fauna, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is truly a sight to see. Open from 5am until midnight, this place gets busy with joggers, nature lovers, and families enjoying a picnic, especially on a weekend.

This also houses other attractions like the National Orchid Garden and Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.

Shop till you drop

In search for some serious retail therapy? Rejoice, shopaholics, your salvation is on Orchard Road. To feast on luxury brands, trendy home-grown labels, and chic high-street fashion collection head over to ION Orchard, TANGS, Paragon, Orchard Gateway, and Robinsons The Heeren.

Discover a whole new culture

Head over to the Peranakan Museum, Katong Antique House, and the Baba House to discover and be fascinated with the Peranakan Culture, A culture originating from the Chinese immigrants. 

Skydiving like you've never experienced before

You want to experience skydiving but are afraid of jumping out of an actual plane? This is understandable that's why there is an indoor skydiving facility at ifly Singapore. 

Life's a beach

Singapore is not just all about shopping, themed parks, gardens, and parks. It is also home to some really amazing beaches. Two of these are the following:

  • Palawan Beach

This family beach has interesting shops and restaurants that are sure hits with both the adults and kids alike.

With kid-friendly ammenities, this beach will be a sure hit with the family. Let your kids have fun in the Port of Lost Wonder and KidZania Singapore. 

  • Siloso Beach

Combine bars and restaurants with a beach and it equates to perfection for fun-loving people.

This beach is alive with activities, day or night. You can simply soak under the sun or take a dip. If you are more into athletic activities, you can surf the man-made wave. There are also volleyball courts available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also try skimboarding, kayaking, cycling, rollerbladin and the list goes on. 

Of course, your time will not be complete in Siloso without participating in the night activities. Celebrate the beach life and party all night long in one of  the vibrant bars and restaurants.

  • Tanjong Beach

Are you one of those who value their peace and quiet? Well, Tanjong Beach is perfect for you. You can spend hours basking under the sun or reading your favorite book. 

Of course, Singapore does not limit its tourist spots to only these. Give Singapore a visit and discover other attractions. Explore, have fun, and enjoy!

Holiday Memories Without Hassle: Smart Survival Hacks When Traveling with Children

Traveling with Kids

Traveling with KidsTraveling with kids need not always be a nightmare. A savvy dose of family travel know-how and a checklist should help you enjoy the vacation, not to mention having a whale of a time with them to create some fantastic family holiday memories.

Here are some hacks to survive a vacation with the kids, according to a business travel agency:

Meal Routines

Frenzied traveling and the excitement of witnessing various destinations can throw your children’s meal routines completely awry. Don’t keep fretting over the fact that the children might be hungry all the time. They will tell you when they’re hungry and won’t starve.

Arm yourself with plenty of their favorite snacks and drinks since unfamiliar places may not always have eateries around the corner. Stick to some part of the meal routine (such as breakfast or evening snacks) even though having all meals on schedule may not be possible.

Health and Safety

Ensure your children are properly immunized and examined by the physician before traveling.  This is more crucial when you’re traveling internationally, where you need to get immunized for certain ailments in specific countries. Always have a first aid/medical kit handy with standard medicines and first aid gear such as paracetamol, anti-itch creams, band-aids, thermometer and other medical essentials. Also, equip yourself with plenty of protective gear, depending on the place you’re visiting, such as sunscreen lotions, repellent creams, and sunglasses.

Keep them Occupied

Keep the young minds occupied by engaging them in holiday related adventures and tasks such a chronicling their  travel memories in a scrapbook. They could gather maps of places they’ve visited, write down interesting facts about a museum that intrigued them or simply research a dish they enjoyed eating at a destination.

With smart planning and some creative activities, you can expect a fun-filled vacation with the family. Don’t hesitate to get some help to take care of the tedious travel planning chores, so you can enjoy a hassle free adventure.

 

The Perfect Timing to Visiting Bath

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bathAs with everything in life, it takes perfect timing to truly enjoy something. Especially when going on vacations and tours, haphazard planning and timing sometimes leads to disaster holidays.

Given that it is England’s only UNESCO World Heritage City, the city of Bath is naturally crowded with tourists. Nothing is worse than visiting a beautiful tourist attraction and failing to enjoy its splendour because of an annoying crowd of tourists. Fortunately, there are ways around this dilemma. By doing your research and timing your trip perfectly, you can save yourself from the crowd and maybe even get cheaper deals.

Sundays to Thursdays 

For a quieter and more low-key Bath experience, visit and stay in the charming city from Sundays to Thursdays. It is during these nights that accommodation is much cheaper. It would not be a problem to secure a single-night booking in most Bath hotels and bed and breakfasts, including the famous Bailbrook Lodge.

Another advantage to visiting this historic city during these days is you encounter less people and the spa is less busy. Majority of the crowd flock in during weekends and it is no secret how the centre of Bath during Friday and weekend nights get especially rowdy. Stay away from the trouble and experience the city at its most quiet from Sundays to Thursdays.

Peace and Quiet

Finally, major attractions such as the Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa are less crowded during these days. This means you experience the place better. It is every tourist’s dream: a not-so-crowded place, a quiet and peaceful environment and no extras ruining your beautiful photographs. Bath is made for peace and quiet and its best experienced in solace.

In terms of season, there is no bad time. The city is good during warm days, as it has plenty of outdoor attractions. Even during wetter days, a good array of museum, pubs and cafés are good for holing up in. It is not rocket science to have the dates to your trip planned right. All it takes is a bit of research, asking around and you are sure to have a better and quieter trip.

A Memorable Trip: Top Things to Do in the Holy Land

Holy Land

Holy LandWhile most visitors come to the Holy Land to seek God or to feel blessed, it is also a hedonistic travel destination. There are plenty of famous landmarks to visit, including world-class museums, the surreal desert, beautiful pastoral landscapes, and even modern establishments.

Below are a few things you can do in the Holy Land.

Soak in the Dead Sea

Despite Dead Sea’s salty and muddy nature, it is actually therapeutic. One great way to let the mineral do wonders to your body is to cover it with Dead Sea mud. Some of the minerals found in the sea are bromine, iodine, and magnesium. A medical staff can also professionally apply the mud in the nearby hotels as a part of a comprehensive treatment.

Take the Religious Approach

CruiseLady.com notes that an Israel tour is not complete without visiting the religious landmarks. If you want to learn more about the scriptures, visit the Garden of Gethsemane. This features 2,000-year old olive trees and is the place where Jesus and His disciples prayed the day before His crucifixion. You can also do the way of the cross at Via Dolorosa or say a prayer at the Holy Sepulcher Church.

Explore the Museums

With over 200 museums, Israel holds the highest number of museums per capita in the world.  A visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum, should not be missed. This 45,000-square foot museum commemorates the Jews who perished under Nazi persecution. Other museums to visit include Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, The Israel Museum, and The Design Museum Holon.

Visit Tel Aviv

Just an hour away from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv feels like a country of its of own. This place stands out with an energetic attitude. On the Jewish Shabbat (Friday and Saturday), Western Jerusalem is in a quiet state, while Tel Aviv celebrates a vibrant life, with crowded stores and packed bars and restaurants.

These are just a few of the things you can do in the Holy Land. With plenty of modern and religious attractions, a visit to Israel will be one of those experiences you will remember for the rest of your life.