The Hidden New Zealand Gem You Have To Visit

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The Catlins region of New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. It is one of the most beautiful and best places to visit in this amazing country. It has such variety, including stunning waterfalls, amazing wildlife and beautiful beaches. It is also ‘off-the-beaten-track’ and so much quieter than other parts of New Zealand (and given how quiet New Zealand is in general that is really saying something!).

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How to Plan a Trip that Works Best

Well, we all dream of traveling the world or at least a few gems of destinations, so how do you do it? Planning a long holiday can be a tedious and daunting task but if you plan your trip with the properly planned travel itinerary, you can hardly face any hurdles. So, let’s find out the best ways to plan your journeys.

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1. Decide a Destination – Having a vague idea about your travel destination can make you half done for the task. Do a good research about the place you’re going to, check affordable stay options and online deals. Hire a professional and experienced tour planner to help you through the preparations.

2. Plan a Trip Duration- It’s important to know the length of your trip as that would help you plan your finances in a more practical way. Start saving money well in advance and check through travel deals. For more exciting holiday packages you may also check through some online travel planner websites they constantly keep updating fresh offers every season.

3. Decide a Mode of Transport – Be it the road ways, airways or waterways you need to decide upon the mode of transport and plan your savings accordingly. In most cases, to save money mainly tourists opt for waterways, as it is cheaper, faster and super exciting. As a traveler, you should be constantly experimenting with your travels and the road to your journey should be even more exciting every time you make vacation plans.

4. Start Saving Now – It’s never too late, rather better late than never. Start saving early for your trip, as this will help you gauge your expenses in relation to the amount in your bank account. Make a list of things you’d carry on your journey, create an itinerary template and stick to it. Keep some extra cash handy, or try to spend less than your margin, this will help you be financially safe in a new country. It’s better to have some cash at the time of emergencies, if they arise.

5. Enjoy your Trip –

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Let go off all the worries and you’d be the happiest person, plan a road trip or just a sightseeing journey across the streets and go exploring the gems. There’s nothing like a fulfilling holiday and a carefree journey. Learn new languages, meet new people, art culture and foods are also one of the most interesting stuff to look forward to, in a journey.

6. Keep Travel Apps Handy- Whenever you visit a new place, it is possible that you might get somewhere unknown and will need help to relocate yourself, some smart travel apps other than Google maps, will come to your rescue here. Other general itinerary planner apps to guide you through the location. Browse internet, read articles to find out which ones are the best.

7. Check Last Minute Deals – Travel planners will often keep updating you with the best and hot deals of the seasons, so don’t forget to check them at the very last moment too. Holiday and tour packages come with a plethora of added benefits and complementary goodies. As a smart traveler, you should be able to avail all these benefits and arm yourself with tricks on how to plan trips that work the best.

8. Do your Bookings – Last but not the least, your stay and flight bookings need to be done well in advance to avoid last minute hassles. Be an efficient traveler and plan a trip according to your needs and desires. Remember, pre-planning is the key to a successful holiday and you can never goof up anywhere if you have a fool proof plan ready before you take off.

We hope these tips will help you have a most unforgettable journey of your life and the most smartly planned too. To save money on your bookings, you may check through a couple of couponing sites which offer attractive discounts on international and domestic holiday packages, flight and hotel bookings, transportation, etc. It is always a good idea to travel at least once a year, if you are a solo traveler opt for non seasonal days as the places are less crowded then.

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Here’s why Traveling Should Be Your Top Priority This 2016

No matter how many years pass by, the resolution list we make every year always has ‘travel’ as one of the ‘must to do’ thing. Though we relentlessly plan our holidays and try to manage the finances, somehow the plans remain only on the papers. For people seeking a break from their daily routine, traveling is the best stress buster but for a passionate traveler, it is a driving force, a sole reason to breathe. So how about catching hold of your trip planner and making your vacation bucket list like a pro traveler?

Well, we give you all possible reasons as on why you must travel this 2016!

1. To Explore Festivals Worldwide –

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It’s certain that you might have decided to visit a particular place, a trillion times in your mind in the last gone year. Some of your mates must have traveled or you might have read some really fascinating things about that country/ city.  Like for instance the super exciting seasonal festivals that take place every year, attract most of the tourists. Events like La Tomatina festival in Spain , Dubai Shopping Festival and various international film festivals make up for a good reason to travel rigorously.

2. To Tick off places from your Travel Bucket List –

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There are goals and then, there are travel goals. Some people dream to travel all over the world at a very tender age and by the time they hit their 30s there’s hardly anything that they’ve explored. Don’t let this happen to you. Go for it and make a move, things will fall in place automatically. If you ever dreamt of spending a week at a peaceful beach or really had the urge to try paragliding or scuba diving, go, try some travel hacks, get adventurous and just do it! The best way to give a good start to your year is by indulging in the activities you love the most.

3. To meet new people/culture –

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Learning never stops and you can never get enough of traveling. The world is huge and endless. On every trip, you unknowingly learn a lot of things. For example, food culture, the lifestyle of people from various places, languages, fashion trends, economical status of a particular city and most importantly, the geography of that place. What’s more? You can then even share your expert travel tips with your buddies and colleagues. There’s nothing like exploring the unseen and marveling at the beauty of it. Did you read about the mysterious Bermuda triangles the other day? go, try to discover what it is. Have you been day dreaming about the beautiful Maldives? Go plan a quick trip there. ‘Now’ is the only right time to do it!

4. For Upcoming Summer Vacations –

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Now that the chilling winters have gone by its that time of the year when we’re all excited to hit the beaches and have a good sun bath. There’s going to be a tremendous tourist crowd as summers is the best holiday season. So gear up and start planning your summer vacations right away and make sure to choose the best possible locations.

Most of the people are under impression that traveling incurs a lot of expenses but it is not always. For instance, if you book your hotel and flight tickets well in advance, you can save huge. Also while you book your tickets, make sure you check the couponing sites for best deals and discounts. Most of the e-travel portals have attractive discounts throughout the year.

So, take out that map and plan your journey, now!

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7 Best Hill Stations in India

There is a certain charm about snowy hills and cool breeze that make your cheeks red and eyes glow hold. It’s a beautiful feeling to wake up in the morning to the sight of snow-capped mountains, hot coffee and white ground. Here’s a list of 7 best hill stations in India, that you just cannot miss.

1. Kausani: Hidden Hill Station in Uttarakhand

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Best time to visit Kausani: Between March and May
How to reach: Nearest Train station is Kathgodam from where you can take a taxi for Kausani (64 kms).

2. Darjeeling : The Prettiest Hill Station in India

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Best time to visit Darjeeling: This place is at its pleasant best, cool and dry in the summers, between the months of April to June.
How to reach:
Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. Flights run directly from Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata to Darjeeling.

3. Dehradun:

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Best time to visit Dehradun: The place looks and feels best between July to September.
How to reach: 
The capital city of Dehradun has its very own airport. It’s called the Jolly Grant Airport. It’s connected to quite a few major cities of the country.

4. Ponmudi, Kerala: Mornings, Tea Gardens:

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Best time to visit: Between October and April
How to reach
: Trains from Kochi to Ponmudi (176 kms).

5. Ooty: Most Popular Hill Station in India

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Best time to visit Ooty:Ooty is celebrated all through the year but the best time to visit is between the months of April to June and September to November.
How to reach:
Coimbatore has the nearest airport to Ooty, which is well connected to the other major Indian cities too. A flight from Bangalore Airport is also preferable as it is highly accessible too.

6. Gangtok: Famous Hill Station in India from Eastern Himalayan Range

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Best time to visit Gangtok: The most suitable time to visit Gangtok is between October to June. It’s a pleasant time when the sun doesn’t hurt much, the weather is cool and the place feels soothing. Winters, thus, are the best time to visit Gangtok.
How to reach:
The nearest airport to Gangtok is in Bagdogra, West Bengal. A two hour road journey from there, drops you to Gangtok.

7. Nainital: Most famous Hill Station in Indians and International Visitors

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Best time to visit Nainital: This gold of a place is full with tourists throughout the year. The best time to visit is between the months of March to June.
How to reach:
Nainital lags behind when it comes to air connectivity. The nearest airport is at a distance of 65 km at Pantnagar. Most of the air traffic include private flights, few commercial flights are operational here.

Source: http://www.triphobo.com/blog/best-hill-stations-in-india-part-1

Things to do in London During Summer 2016

Bundled up with unique experiences, London is always ready to welcome visitors in a new way with an open arm, especially in the month of summer. Usually the city is drenched with an un alarmed downpour for most part of the year; the summer, on the other hand brings a pleasant change. The sunlight brightens up the face of the city and brings a ‘sepia-tinted’ glow on its iced landscapes. As the temperature rises up, the city has many activities and things to do in summer for individuals belonging to every age group. Starting from games and summer safari to open air events and dining places, London has everything on its palate. Check out some ideas to make your summer vacation through London trip planner.

#1 How about Summer Sports –

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How about warming up your body with some games? Sounds interesting, right? Lots of smaller parks like Greenwich Park have courts where you can enjoy a game of tennis. Else head on to a horse riding course in Richmond Park or Hyde Park! Don’t worry if you are a novice, there are different management levels to help you out.

Swimming is another option to consider. In this pleasant summer, take a dip into the cool waters of Hampstead Heath ponds and swim as long as you wish.

#2 Visit Buckingham Palace –

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Visit London in summer and it lets you take a glimpse into the lifestyle of the royal family living inside the Buckingham Palace. The palace serves as both residence and office of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. Take a tour into the 19 rooms of the royal palace that display royal collections of paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto.

If you are lucky, you might see the Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting ceremony.

#3 Go for Lazy Brunches –

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Nothing goes better with London summer than a perfect lazy brunch. Explore different flavors and it will also save time in deciding upon separate eateries for breakfast and lunch. Lots of rooftop bars like Rooftop Romance and a beer garden like The Albion in N1 are all set to fill up your appetite. If budget is your concern, there are Farmer’s markets, sprouting all over the city in summer. Pick freshly baked buns or breads, English cheese and colorful fruits and your picnic basket is ready. Nothing can be as mesmerizing as enjoying picnic in any of the small parks of London like Hyde Park or Greenwich Park. Make sure you apply sunscreen and carry a picnic blanket to spread over the lush green grass to sit upon.

Else, attend the Taste of London festival, held in Regent’s Park in summer. The festival takes place for five days in summer and turns the entire park into a ‘foodie wonderland’.  Nearly 40 best restaurants around London come up and showcase some of their exclusive cuisines. This year, they are planning to bring flavors from all around the world. This festival is said to be one of the important things to do in London for foodies. So, what you are waiting for?

#4 Enjoy Outdoor Performances –   

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In summer, especially in June, London has a huge list of outdoor events and things to do.  As the sun sets down and turns the sky into a golden color, the whole city gets decked up for outdoor entertainment like an open air theatre, street performance and open air film shows. Regent’s Park open air theatre, Covent Garden and Rooftop film club are places to look forward to for the events.

Else try something different like Hot Tub Cinema. Just put on your bikini and get into the hot tub. You can either go solo or with friends. The waiters will be there to serve you.

#5 Enjoy the Nightlife –
A trip to London is absolutely incomplete unless you get the flavor of their night life. With lots of pubs and clubs spread all over the city, you have different kind of options to enjoy the night life of London. And if it is summer, you cannot miss out events like the live jazz performance of Pavilion Café in Greenwich Park and Summer Series at Somerset House.

Apart from this, the Hyde Park has become a common platform for many stars from all around the globe to perform in front of nearly thousand people in the event named British Summer Time Hyde Park. It is a one-day music festival. According to the ‘hush hush’ news going around, stars like Taylor Swift, Beck and Paul Weller might perform this year. So, grab the tickets before it’s too late.

#6 London Street Shopping –

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Leaving London without shopping is a serious crime (not legally of course!). Being the second heaven in the world of fashion, London has some of the best streets for shopping. Right from clothing to antiques, foods and drinks, the city has every option open for you. So, when you are jotting down your list of ‘things to do’ in London in this summer, add the names of the streets like Borough Market, Portbello Road Market, Camden Market, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden.

So, what you are waiting for? In this summer, visit this beautiful city that goes beyond any convention!

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10 Things to do in Genting Highlands Malaysia

You can’t have enough of Genting Highlands. This City of Entertainment, perched on the top of the mountain is one of the major tourist attractions in Malaysia that pulls a lot of crowd every year. One big attraction in Genting is the cool weather. Because of the 2,000m altitude, Malaysians like to visit just to enjoy the ‘European’ weather that envelops this place. This official capital of gambling has a number of things to do in Genting that will keep you busy throughout. With a number of Genting tourist attractions it might become difficult for you to shortlist your itinerary so you can take help from travel planner. Let us tell you how you can prioritise:

1. The Visitors’ Galleria

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A place where you will discover how this fully integrated family holiday resort became a reality because of one man’s dream and determination. Take a walk down memory lane and get to know the history of Genting highlands Resort and the Founder’s Vision.

2. Outdoor Theme Park

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Genting Outdoor Theme Park is one of Malaysia’s premiere centres for wholesome family entertainment. Once you’re in Genting Highlands, be prepared to experience exciting, thrilling and sky-high rides in their theme park. Some of the attractions are Space Shot, Corkscrew, Pirate Ship, Astro Fighter, Cyclone, Flying Coaster, Dinosaur Land, Flying Dragon, Turbo Drop, Gun Simulator, Rolling Thunder Mine Train, Grand Prix Fan Kart, Matahari and many more.

3. Casinos in Genting

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One of the most coveted things to do in Genting Highlands! There are several big casinos around Genting and only those above 21 years of age can enter. Patrons wearing sunglasses, hats, slippers, short pants, sandals and sports attire are not permitted into Casino de Genting. Cameras and backpacks are also not allowed inside; they have a locker rental at the entrance of the casinos.

4. Indoor Theme Park

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This Indoor Theme Park is for the young ones. It is part of the Genting Theme Park Complex and is located inside the older part of First World Plaza. To be able to ride the attractions here, you must have an all day pass ticket that you can purchase at the ticket counter of the outdoor theme park. Inside this indoor theme park, you can find six themed areas from around the world. Each of this area features unique rides with theme from Champs Elysee (France), Venice (Italy), Times Square & Universal Walk (America) and Genting Walk (Malaysia). The indoor theme park is a fantasy land full of fun and adventure with numerous exciting video arcade games.

5. Snow World

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Resort World Genting brings winter to your doorstep. Snow World is one of the largest snow attractions in Malaysia. Come and experience the most magical season of all at Snow World and bring home the fondest memories of winter!

6. Sky Venture

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Genting Sky Venture is a state of the art sky diving wind tunnel that gives ordinary people the chance to feel the thrill and sensation of jumping out of an airplane and freefalling through the sky just like a skydiver. You will experience the ultimate skydiving simulator fly in winds up to 193 km/hr in the one and only wind tunnel in Asia.

7. Genting Skyway Scale

Scale greater heights when you ride on the Genting Skyway! Linking from its Main Station at Gohtong Jaya to Highlands Hotel, the Genting Skyway offers a very convenient, high-tech super smooth and safe ride up to the resort city.

8. Shopping on Highlands

The First World Plaza has got to be the coolest, if not highest shopping destination in Malaysia. There are more than 60 Retail and 70 F&B outlets plus attractions for all ages. You don’t have to wait to plan a personal or family vacation.

9. Chin Swee Caves Temple

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Explore this grand religious site located on a sharp, rocky slope near the peak of Resorts World Genting. Remember to visit the iconic nine-storey pagoda lit by lamps, the Sky Terrace and the 15-meter high Buddha in the temple.

10. Delicious food at such a height

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Entice your taste buds with glorious seafood and other culinary delights at 3,000 feet above sea level. Be amazed at the yummy fare on offer such as the exquisite Steamed Wild Patin with Homemade Sauce and Durian Tarts at Yik Kee Restaurant. Walk off your repast by taking in the sights about town.

6 Ways to Make your Visit to Rome Fantastic

The grand mythology, the thematic novels, controversial movies and the promise of love, Rome is a rollercoaster ride without any seat belts. Up close, the still-in-time piazzas, churches, chapels, the Vatican and the brilliance that is in the air, is truly the soul of Rome.

It does take more time to trip planning to Rome than it takes to go anywhere else- blame the adrenaline, the heavy (soon to be light) wallet or the sky-high expectations!

So at last, you have your tickets ready, your accommodation reserved and that hourly itinerary which is kept on top of your luggage! But Rome is more than what your plans can hold. Take a quick scan to get pointers on how to make the most of your visit to Rome!

1. Buy ‘Skip-the-line’ Tickets
Most of the tourist attractions in Rome come with long queues and boring waiting time. Ditch the waiting monotony and grab a ‘Skip-the-line’ pass which is a choice at many attractions including the Vatican Museum. The Coliseum which has the most dreaded wait time is a piece of cake if you enroll with a tour!

2. Take a Food Tour

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Rome without exploring the cuisine is simply not Rome. The markets, the local secrets and the international favorites all are a part of the Rome Food Tour and for a first timer, this is not a must-do but a necessity!

3. Start Early
Yes, the attractions are worth every minute in the wait line, but for those who know better, simply start the day early! Visit the place a few minutes before the opening time and Viola! Easy entry, better view!

To add to that, you get to see the city before all the tourists have taken to the streets- with the beautiful mornings that glow every inch of Rome.

4. Graduate at the Gladiator School
Gladiator fans- bring out the warrior in you at the Gladiator School or the ‘GruppoStorico Romano’ in Rome. Get trained by the members of the Historic Group of Rome for 2 hours and learn how to combat- a pretty neat trick even in modern times! Going all out to offerold-Rome ambience, including the costume and the gear- the Gladiator School is by far, one of the fun things to do in Rome.

5. Vespa Tour
Vespa is a culture in Rome. Walking is fun, but Vespa is simply style! The cool Vespa Tours in Roam offers a rare glimpse into the city’s forgotten and popular spots all while you ride on a part of history itself! Pose like Audrey Hepburn in the Roman Holiday and the pic is sure to get you a couple of likes on Instagram!

6. Do the non-Touristy Things
Hike up to the Gianicolo Hill and listen to the cannon fired everyday at 12.00pm since the victorious day of the battle of Rome. Visit the Jewish Ghetto, grab a take away beer and Pizza and savor it at the Piazza Navona, visit the Cat Sanctuary and stroll along the Trevi Fountain after the city has slept! Phew! And that’s only half the list! We suggest you add your own escapades!

For the travelers who love Rome for all that it stands- the art, architecture, legendary stories, soulful food and interesting people, these hacks will surely make your stay a tad bit easier.

The love that Rome showers through its stories, its Piazzas, its cobbled pathways and its legends, makes it the one place which every tourist will only adore! Maybe that’s why ‘romance’ has ‘Rome’ in it!

26 things to do in North Singapore that you never thought possible

North Singapore has many tourist attractions. But, here are some things to do in North Singapore that you never thought would be possible.

1) Kayak to Khatib Bongsu

Kayak to Khatib Bongsu is a 7.5km relaxing mangrove paddle amongst the last accessible riverine mangroves in mainland Singpore.You can see variety of interesting flora and fauna. Its peaceful ambience attracts birdwatchers, cyclists, joggers, nature-lovers and fishing enthusiasts.

2) Enjoy Thrilling tactical Action at Paintball

With a 20m shooting gallery, scenario based fields , and a standard sized speedball field. If you are above 14 years old then you will have some thrilling fun here.

3) Wake Pirates Wakeboarding

Wake Pirates Wakeboarding everyone has something. Every session has a best experienced instructor to teach you acrobat. They will guide you through your first deep-water start  all the way to the moment you land your first spin and invert.Take a leap of faith and unleash the inner acrobat in you. So plan your trip with the help of trip planner.

4) Sembawang Hot Springs

It is the mainland’s only natural hot spring and is popular for its apparent curative properties.The water has been used for F&N’s bottled water. It is said that it has healing powers and it is popular spot for people to soak their tired feet.

5) Jurong Frog Farm

6) Neo Tiew Estate

It consists of abandoned flats, a wet market and a playground it has rusty interiors , peeling paint ans vandalism all hint at the lack of maintenance . It has now been sealed off.

7) Sembawang Colonial Houses

It is built by the British in the late 19th Century. These are black and white houses that were once location of His Majesty’s Naval Base of the British Royal Navy.

8) Udder’s Ice Cream Making Workshop.

The Udders Workshops are team bonding workshops that encourage team bonding through the art of making ice cream. Learn, laugh, chill and bond with your team and get to enjoy the Udders Ice Cream Buffet at the end of the workshops!

9) Get fit with Ozfit
Ozfit is a natural park it has uphill’s, contours and stairs, it is perfect for interval and high intensity exercises. Ozfit provides challenging cross training, interval workouts etc. There are various sessions available.

10) Craft Brewery at Jungle Beers

If you count yourself a hipster ,take a tour of Jungle Beers. You will be treated with an astounding sight of their 1000lt brewhouse.They have variety of unique flavours.

11) Bukit Brown

It made itself to 2014 World Monuments Watch List.Bukit Brown is no ordinary cemetery , it is a place where Singaporean pioneers are buried.

12) Hike to Syonan Jinja
It is built by the Japanese Imperial Army During World War II , the shrine was destroyed after British forces reoccupied Singapore. As you hike along the trail on-route to the Shinto shrine , keep an eye out for the pleasant scenery of Macritchie Reservoir, as well as few water tanks.

13) Go to grocery shopping at Senoko Fishery Port

This is a wholesale fish market. Here you can find the freshest fishes in Singapore. Just be sure to arrive early; the fish markets are open from 2am to 6am and by 5am only few fishes are remaining.

14) Hay Dairies
These furry , wide-eyed , innocent goats are too adorable to resist. Learn about the milking process where fresh goat’s milk is produced.

15) Learn to fly

Learn to fly at the Republic of Singapore Flying Club The Republic of Singapore Flying Club offers you the opportunity to obtain a Singapore Private Pilot License.If you are feeling nauseous , there’s an option of sitting back and watching planes fly around.

16) Gaming at Gamerssaurus Rex
It is a one-stop haven for gamers.It is a place for regular tournaments and daily game nights.

17) Date at Woodland Waterfront Park

For all couples , enjoy a nice and romantic stroll along the 1.5km long waterfront.
And for singles , set your cameras to the panorama mode as you gaze at the obstruct view of the entire park and Straits of Johor.18) Venture Outdoors at Water Venture- Sembawang

19) Fight in the Sith with Light Sabers
If you’d like to channel that the ineer force within you ,and mimic the sleek moves of Luke Skywalker with a light saber,head to the Saber Authority.20) Go skateboarding at AMK banks

21) Buy fresh local produce at Kranji Countryside Farmer’s Market.

22) Go back in the history at the Japanese Cemetery Park
It is the largest Japanese cemetery in Southeast Asia, with 910 tombstones containing the remains of Japanese community in Sngapore,including merchants, civilians and convicted war criminals  executed in Changi Prison.

23) Explore the Abandoned  Braddell-Westlake Secondary School

24) Go tree climbing
Do not fret if you don’t have the tree climbing skills of a monkey , as you can start by learning the ropes from basic course,and even set up your very own tree hammock in the intermediate courses.

25) Race your friends around the track.
Experience the thrill of racing at KF1 Karting Circuit , complete with its very own pit building , pit lane garages.

26) SG50 Concert Series in the Park

5 Tips To Keep Your Belongings Safe from Holiday Theft

As a traveller you are clearly an attractive target for robbers. Luckily, there are various distinctive ways in which you can keep your personal belongings secure.
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The holidays are a chipper time, however while you’re celebrating somebody may be looking at those new presents. Be careful with the thieves holding up to get their hands on your presents. As indicated by Nationwide claims information in the course of recent years, there were almost 15,000 home robberies during the holidays and travel plan months of November, December and January.

Here are 5 safety tips while travelling and to keep your belongings safe from holiday theft.

1. Save the status updates for later
Telling loved ones your holiday plans through social media may appear to be safe, however that online networking message can be a promotion to thieves that says, “I’m not home.” Don’t let your online networking habit while you’re gone put your home at danger for a thievery.

2. Add home security gadgets to your present list:

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Adding these things to your list of things to get can offer some additional protection:

  • Sensor-activated lighting
  • Movement activated webcams
  • Smart phone home security

Likewise, investigate technology that gives you a chance to associate with your phone for every minute of every day observation when you’re on the go.

3. Money Pouch:
Worn around your waist and underneath your garments, the well-known travel pocket is intended to discretely hold your cash, charge cards, international ID, and so forth.
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This is an affection it-or-hate it solution. Before your first enormous trip you will think it was clearly the best thing since sliced bread, however in 22 months of travel it genuinely once in a while will leave you backpack. There are few people swear by these money pouches, yet there are several reasons why you don’t care for them actually:

Firstly, imagine yourself burrowing around for something some place under your shirt… you simply wind up attracting thoughtfulness regarding yourself. Not perfect.

Regardless of showcasing cases despite what might be expected, they are never totally     agreeable. You are generally mindful of it, particularly in case you are in a mid-year destination where you are just wearing a shirt. You will generally kind of feel like a police witness wearing a wire.

While useful against entrepreneurial burglary or pick pocketing, it won’t conflict with out and out theft. Cheats think about these pouches!

I’d likely say they are best to secure things while in travel (e.g. on night buses or trains). I have been less eager about wearing them in other travel circumstances, for holiday when touring.

4. Monitor your keys:
A lot many people know not to cover up keys some place about the house but rather would you say you are likewise mindful that lending your keys to trades people and colleagues can represent a risk? Keys are effectively duplicated and can give robbers quick, no fuss access to your assets.

Also, When you have to get some closed eye, whether it’s airport or on a train, dependably ensure that you have your rucksack either under your head or as near you as you can; appended by some parachute line or a strap.

That way, if anybody tries to rifle through its content, you ought to wake up. Thieves work with such speed that they could half-creep your sack in seconds from under a table as you sit will-fully ignorant, tasting tea in a bistro. Slip the handles of your pack under the leg of your seat so as not to give them the shot.

5. Install an alarm or deter thieves with a dog:

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Add another layer of defense to your home with an alarm system. A barking dog can also provide effective security for your home. Even installing a “Beware of the dog” sign can make thieves pause before targeting your home.

It Is Important To Be Prepared When Traveling

Everyone making travel plans is anxious of all the things that can go wrong. However, if you are a laid-back planner, the panic strikes after the damage is done!

You travel plans are almost 90% of your travel experience! Flight tickets, accommodation, currency exchange, packing luggage, making the perfect travel itinerary- the list goes on and on. The internet helps but the pouring blogs have more images than real information.

For those looking for a quick ‘must-know’ list when travelling, get prepped with these travel tips and globe-trot the smart way.

1. Luggage check-list

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Pack your luggage well in advance with a checklist all ready at your desk. A simple thumb rule is to take only the things you need- nothing more. Make sure you are carrying a Doctor’s prescription for any medical pills and check if you have all the necessary toiletries and basic clothes and shoes.

Keep a copy of the check-list back home and a picture of it in your phone camera to cross-check while packing again (a neat trick to avoid forgetting stuff).

2. Currency

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Currency exchange rates are rather high at the airport. Do a little research and see if there are any local exchange offices (there most likely will be) and use them when the need arises. Also verify with your banks if they provide cash transfers in different countries and if the ATMs support the currency conversion of that country.

3. Electricity and Gadgets

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Your smart phone is the perfect trip planner.  Travelling to a place where you don’t speak the local language? Download a translating app well in advance! Want easy access to banks? download the bank apps! The Apps will do half the work your feet will have to do in a new city.

But all the gadgetry goodness goes to a waste if you are travelling to a city where the voltage is different! Don’t forget to carry a convertor to charge all your electronics.

Use the cloud storage to store your daily clicks and use the local free Wi-Fi to ease up on the phone bill- a good way to use local amenities.

4. Safety
Pepper spray and a crash course in self-defense has never harmed anyone and is a good trick to have up your sleeve incase you get into trouble. Most of the major tourist destinations have an alert Police department but just to be safe, a defense tool might prove quiet handy.

Keep a list of the emergency numbers of ambulance, hospitals and police and fire department within your reach and you can be quiet relaxed for the rest of your stay.

5. Local know-how
Always know a few local tips of the city you are about to visit. The culture, the customs, the highlights and the lowlights- every information helps. See if the Taxis accept credit cards or if the Trains are preferred over Busses. Know if there are any local food joints which are world famous and if tipping is customary.

Read blogs, travel plans and tourist-info books or simply ask the hotel receptionist for places to avoid and the shortest route to reach a place in the city.

6. Tourist benefits
Many countries have money-saving, public transport passes for tourists. Some attractions even have free entry on particular days. The tourist office is a must-visit for deals which will go lighter on your wallet and heavier on your smile.

Travelling in today’s world is easier owing to the amount of awareness and the social connect that boosts sharing ideas and handy life-hacks. Use these trip planning trips and you will have no regrets as you explore your dream city.