Commuting in Hong Kong – Public Transport Makes Exploring the City Convenient

The island of Hong Kong in South East Asia has witnessed immense development within a short period of time due to its international importance as a financial centre. Due to this rapid development, the island is now dotted with towering skyscrapers and is equipped with a highly developed road network as well. While many visitors to Hong Kong often visit for business purposes, the island is slowly developing a promising reputation as a destination for travellers as well. As some of the most iconic tourist attractions include Ocean Park Hong Kong, Tian Tan Buddha, Victoria Peak, Lantau Island and Hong Kong Disneyland, the well developed transport system facilitates travel in the island immensely, making visiting Hong Kong a true pleasure. In order to cater to this increasing demand, a wide variety of accommodation is now available, from luxury accommodation such as Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong to other options such as serviced apartments and studios for the traveller who wishes to experience the ‘true’ spirit of the city by avoiding residing in a Hong Kong Hotel.
When exploring the city of Hong Kong, one thing that travellers and explorers need not worry about is getting from one place to another for the public transport network i.e. the bus, ferry, trams, and subway, are well organised and frequent, making it convenient to travel. However, one thing that should be kept in mind is the fact that exact change is essential to buy the tickets that allow one to board the trams and buses.
The cost of transport is also relatively affordable and for travellers who plan on staying in the city for an extended period of time, purchasing The Octopus Card makes transport even more convenient. Furthermore, there are a number of transportation pass options for tourists as well. Therefore, one only needs to select the correct pass, and you can be on your way.


Introduce yourself to Ayurvedic Living – Enliven your mind, body and spirit

Ayurveda, the ancient science of healing for the purpose of enhancing longevity, was born in India. The word Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term combining the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning to invigorate the physiology’s inner intelligence. In a religious sense Ayurveda can be translated as ‘knowledge of life’ or ‘mother of healing.’ It laid the foundation not just Indian but also for early Tibetan, Chinese and Greek medicine. Today, the traditional techniques and remedies are being accepted and studied as a part of medical science. Ayurveda treatment in Sri Lanka, like in many other Asian countries, is being widely practised in spas and salons.

To get an introduction to the ancient science, pay a visit to South Asia. Many hotel spas in Sri Lanka incorporate herbal oils and traditional techniques into the treatments they have available. A few exclusive properties like Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions promote wellness with a holistic experience. The hotel offers packages that include seminars, retreats and programmes with expert doctors and therapists.

An Ayurvedic lifestyle revolves around ‘Prakriti’, your basic constitution, which is thought to be the ‘Primal Motive Force’. This energy or ‘Dosha’ corresponds to your body type. There are three Doshas: Vata, which means air, Pitta meaning fire and Kapha translates as earth. The science is based on several philosophies: a focus on energy, its impact on the universe and all its phenomena; treatment that addresses a root cause rather than a symptom, it requires looking beyond what meets the eye; a diet to balance energies of the body; curing without negative effects, healing is incomplete if side-effects are a result; the concept that each individual is unique and therefore requires a different balance to maintain good health; and lastly finding balance between the energy of each being and the energies of the universe.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


Private Sunset Cruise Ride in Maldives- Sail away to the horizon

There is no other way to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the setting sun other than in a private sunset cruise ride in Maldives. If you are residing at a Maldives luxury resort such as Velassaru Maldives, you could easily sail away in a stylish yacht to fulfil your endless dreams. Reserve your Maldives resort prior to your arrival and inform what you fancy to indulge in this luxury. Be it a romantic getaway or a family holiday with your loved ones, private sunset cruise rides will always let you indulge in the serenity of the true natural beauty in the middle of the Indian Ocean while you sit back, relax and sip away your favourite refreshing cocktail. Click away some memories to take home while you bask in the warmth of the setting sun as it submerges to the bottom of the ocean.

Luxury Water Villas in Maldives- Floating Havens!

Offering a wide choice of water villas and bungalows, Velassaru Maldives is one of a kind Maldives island hotel which captivates your heart from the moment you step inside. Recommended by many, this Maldives resort will spoil you for choice as it offers you the most luxurious way to experience Maldives. Exclusively designed luxury water villas are an accommodation option uniquely available to the holiday makers in Maldives. Elegantly decorated and designed with modern amenities including private infinity pools, jacuzzi and spacious sun decks, water villas in Maldives will let you experience the true beauty of living in the Indian ocean. Bask in the warmth of the evening sun from the wooden deck or from the private infinity pool of your luxury water villa while you sip your favourite cocktail with that special someone.

Safaris in Koh Samui – Experience the Adventure and Culture of Thailand

Most visitors are surprised by the natural diversity found in Koh Samui. The hilly areas, the sandy beaches and the forests make it a perfect destination for safaris. There are so many options and choices for visitors to the island. The elephant trekking safari is one of the most popular tours. Elephants are an integral part of life in Koh Samui and they assist the people with trekking through the forest, carrying timber and as forms of transport for people to travel around the island. The native people of Koh Samui have travelled on an elephant’s back for many years; it was one of the main modes of transport in the island. The elephant trekking safari offers the local experience to all visitors and tourists. Guests are launched onto the back of the elephant where you get to sit on a seat made from cane. The tour guides then take you on a journey across the forest where you can see the natural landscape of the island, take pictures of wild animals and even take a break and rest at a stream or river.

There are also eco adventures and snorkelling tours which visitors can try out. The snorkelling tours are spectacular because the ocean surrounding Koh Samui is blue shallow waters. There is a colourful reef that is home to some of the most fascinating sea creatures. Whale sharks, sting rays and sea turtles are abundant. You can even swim right next to the animals when you go snorkelling. It is a unique experience you should not miss out on if you visit Koh Samui.

Another interesting tour that explores the island of Koh Samui is the jungle safari. Tour guides point out tropical animals and reptiles that inhabit the island and let you have a closer look at them. There are venomous snakes, crocodiles, elephants and deer in the forests. If you like the thrill of adventure then you should sign up for a jungle safari. Visitors who want to explore Koh Samui should arrange for accommodation at a Koh Samui resort.From all options available a Chaweng hotel would have a range of package deals for safaris and tours. A place that can be recommended is Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui. Their luxurious rooms and services will ensure that you have a pleasant stay in Thailand.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


UAE Pavillion – Immerse Yourself In An Artistic World

Since sand dunes are an essential part of the Emirati landscape, the pavilion is built to represent the UAE culture. It looks much like the massive sand dunes found in the desert. The reflective golden steel panels on top of the structure are the central attraction of this building. When considering the design of the pavilion the architects have taken into consideration the ever changing weather conditions in UAE. The form of the building is meant to deflect and provide shelter from the rough winds in the area. Also the curves in the dune structures are meant to protect people from sandy winds.

Abu Dhabi is recognized as a centre for high art and the UAE pavilion is where most of it takes place. The pavilion can hold several international events as there are galleries, exhibition rooms and state of the art performance spaces. It is recognized as an events venue and exhibition centre which has attracted world renowned artists and performers. One of the major events that are held at the pavilion is the Abu Dhabi Art and Contemporary Art Fair. The fair includes design studio and art workshops, talks, interviews and book launches. A selection of leading art galleries from across the world are display during the fair and art connoisseurs, famous contemporary artists and emerging artists patronize the pavilion. Visitors to Abu Dhabi interested in purchasing art should make a trip to the UAE pavilion as this would be the best place to strike a deal.

For art lovers who want to see something innovative or abstract, the pavilion provides ample entertainment. You can speak with artists who visit the place, listen to some of them being interviewed and even attend the talks and discussions where you can interact with these featured artists. If you are interested in art and want to make a trip to Abu Dhabi, take a look at the different types of Abu Dhabi hotels that are scattered across the city. Try Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, one of the finest luxury hotels Abu Dhabi, which is close to the pavilion and will certainly pamper you during your stay in the country.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


Historical Monuments in Male – Must visit and explored sites

When you are in Maldives do not forget to explore some of the significant historical monuments in Male. Most of these monuments belong to the 12th century when the country was predominantly an Islam nation. If you are residing at centrally located Maldives island resorts, you can explore most of these historical sites in Male within a day. Maafushivaru Maldives is one of the top resorts in Maldives that would let you explore these places. Some of the must visit places in Male are Hukuru Miskyi, the oldest mosque, tombs of great leaders of the country, Mulee Aagee, the President’s palace and the Sultan Park which houses the former national museum of Maldives.


Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


Upcoming events in HK – Feel the excitement!

Hong Kong is a vibrant city with spectacular events and festivals to witness. Travellers to the city can enjoy an array of exciting events ranging from cultural shows, sports events to world class performances. An ideally located accommodation would give you access to most of these events and finding a comfortable Hong Kong hotel is not a tedious task. Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong is a luxuriously appointed Wan Chai hotel Hong Kong has in store for its visitors. When planning your holiday to Hong Kong do not forget to look up in the Hong Kong events calendar to check out on upcoming events in the city. Chinese New Year celebrations, Cultural celebrations, Summer Spectacular, Dragon Boat Carnival, Mid Autumn Festival, Halloween Treats and Wine and Dine Festival are some of the breathtaking events lined up in the Hong Kong events calendar. Plan out your holiday and make the most of your journey.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry. Google+

Asian Art Museum KL- Unravel the Exotic Asian Art!

Travellers interested in Malaysian and Asian art can head down to Asian Art Museum in Kuala Lumpur for an unforgettable experience. If you are residing at a centrally located Kuala Lumpur hotel, it would give you easy access for you to explore some of the top attractions in the city including this Art Museum. Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur is a strategically located hotel in Bukit Bintang that would fulfil all your expectations during your holiday. A visit to the Asian Art Museum would let you explore some of the best remnants of sculptures and ceramics including Islamic and Malay arts and textiles. The museum boasts of the biggest collection of ceramic water ships in the world and that collection consists of pieces which belong to various nations including Thailand, Malaysia, China, Iran and Japan. Apart from the vast collection of ceramics, you can also witness some of the great carvings, painting and many other historical artefacts along with a great collection of books and documents on Asian Art. Situated in the premises of University of Malaya, Asian Art Museum is a popular attraction among many visitors KL.

Sentosa Island in Singapore – Experience a host of attractions

Head down to the most breathtaking resort island in the city; Sentosa Island in Singapore. Located less than 15 minutes away from the city, this exciting attraction is a must- visit when you are holidaying in Singapore. Surrounded by pristine beaches, top tourist attractions and activities, Sentosa Island offers a perfect beach getaway in Singapore. Travellers in search of a luxury Sentosa resort Singapore can head down to W Singapore Sentosa Cove, a renowned beach resort in the island. This luxury resort Singapore has in store for its travellers would provide all modern amenities while you make the most of your holiday. One of the biggest attractions in Sentosa Island is Imbiah Lookout which has something to offer for everyone. If you are a thrill seeking traveller, take an adventure ride on Skyline Luge Sentosa and there are Butterfly and Insect Parks for the nature lovers. Apart from many other exciting attractions, Sentosa Island is home an array of dining outlets ranging from small bars and cafes to stylish restaurants. Offering an array of fantastic activities to engage in, a visit to Sentosa Island in Singapore will not disappoint the travellers.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.