International Destinations


      There is one place on this planet where everyone always party and every night is a night full of wild, amazing fun. This place is none other than Thailand. With an economy and exchange rate that make that affordable for tourists from a lot of countries, you can always count on Thailand to be an amazing vacation option, especially during the New Year.

       A vacation in Thailand during the new year and New Years Eve is much more than just parties, beaches and the likes. read on to know more about how old can you spend your vacation in Thailand, during the New Years Eve.

1) Asiatique:


    Why should new year celebration be confined to parties and clubs? There are many different ways in which you can celebrate the new year, one of them be there at this amazing shopping place –  a very offbeat way in which you can make your New Year’s eve in Thailand more memorable than ever.

    Welcome to the awesomeness of Asiatique. This amazing combination of a night Bazaar and a mall will make it a great place for shopping, food, experience and everything else that Thailand has got to offer. We can, with utmost Assurance say that this place has got one for everyone. Did we mention that this place is romantic as well?

2) The Walking Street of Pattaya:

Walking Street

      Isn’t it awesome that a street has been named after an activity that it has been traditionally known for? The walking street Pattaya is very very unique in what it has got to offer for the New Years Eve. this is one of the most happening spots when it comes to the new year celebration in Thailand.

      This is an absolutely great place to have some light alcohol, dance along with the crowd and enjoy for a full 10 minutes.  What’s more? Just take a walk to the beach, and enjoy talking in the wave-sounds of the Gulf of Thailand.

3) The Chao Phraya River:

Chao Phraya

        Just like the London has its themes, and how New York has its Hudson, and like her New Delhi Yamuna, Bangkok has this river as its artery. Almost every rooftop nightclub in Bangkok give a stunning view of this riverscape every night, and on the New York if you can expect his view to be even more standing than ever.

     However, why not think out of the box? What if you can enjoy the New Years Eve at Bangkok on the bank of this river, or maybe in a luxurious river cruise on this river! The Chao Phraya River give some stunning option to spend the New Years Eve. Be it the amazing choices of restaurants that dot its banks or the splurge-worthy buffets that are offered on the Cruises, you can expect your New Years Eve celebration in Bangkok to be memorable for so many reasons that others might not have thought about!

4) Rooftop Bars:

       In a pursuit of filing all the offbeat places, let us not forget what is mainstream –  the rooftop bars. these entities of entertainment our daughter all over Thailand, and Bangkok in particular.  These rooftop bars are always a bus with the DJs pumping some high energy music, the Bartender always shaking some amazing Cocktail or the other and a whole lot of an energetic crowd keeping their feet moving to the thumping beats and trances.


      This is a universally accepted amazing way of ushering in the New Year. While there is no specific place that can be pinpointed for some real wild partying, there are a few specific bars and rooftop places that are known to be a cut above the rest when it comes to the party scene of Bangkok.

5) The Lantern Festival:

      If you are not a person who is into a lot of partying and wild stuff, there is always an alternative for you – The Lantern festival. People from all over the world at this place, light up candles and let these lanterns float into the skies.
Lighting Festival    This is definitely an awesome sight worth treasuring, not just for the day but for the entire year to come!

      Thailand and Bangkok are real great places to spend the new years Eve. With all this party and the lantern and the different restaurant options available, it only gets better year after year! So what are you waiting for? Book your Bangkok tourist package with Visiit, and make 2018 more memorable, right from the very beginning!

Dubai Shopping Festival and Events in November 2017

  Come to think of it, Dubai has always been an epicenter of too many activities all through the year… and November is not an exception to the awesomeness of this Emirate.

    However there are a lot of things that are specific to November that make Dubai an awesome place to visit in this month:

1) The Burj Al Arab

     There is no list of attractions in Dubai that would be complete without this amazing skyscraper. Covering the list of devices already high landscapes,  the Burj Al Arab is surely a delight to watch and to watch from.  what makes it even more awesome is the amazing number sunset that gives a shimmering orange as it goes down.


     The transition from the Sakthi warm climate to the pleasant hold of the evening is something worth waiting for as the day sets. Enjoy your cold evening with your loved one or with anyone for that matter. Prepare to get drenched in the luxury of all the restaurants over there the night clubs and breathtaking views of Dubai nights cape.

2) Jennifer Lopez Concert

     It can’t get better with November because we have an amazing pop artist who is making her presence on the stage full of energy in Dubai. quit talking about this gorgeous lady who ushered the new Millennium in the song Waiting For Tonight.  Yes! It is Jennifer Lopez.


     On Friday the 17 of November EP 04 of Dubai dance To The Beat of Jennifer Lopez at the Autism Rock Arena. If you are a file from real good music and if you are a fan of this amazing artist then we need anymore a reason to go to Dubai this November?

3)  Desert Safari in the Evenings

    There is a lot more to Dubai then what we say I want this amazing developed infrastructure and cityscape their lies a dry arid that Dubai is still capable of transforming into an attraction that people will keep thronging for.  what makes these dry sandy deserts even if the kind of adventure the day offer!


      Try a trip of dune bashing on a 4×4 SUV or try dune surfing as if waves were made of sands!

4) Shopping


      Dubai and shopping are like conjoined twins –  they can never be separated. You can never imagine a trip to Dubai without some shopping happening there.  Dubai shopping festival start closing in, you can expect to see a lot of shop that have discount and offers fabulous products, but without the hassle of the crowd.  if you are willing to let it on the price and not compromise on the experience, November is the month for you to visit Dubai!

5) The Experience of Stay:


       November is a perfect time for you to experience Dubai and the luxury of stay in Dubai. With the onset of the Dubai tourism season, You can expect Dubai luxury Hotels to be a lot cheaper than usual. With the ever-growing number of luxury hotels in Dubai, you can expect your stay to be always available and be a pleasure as well. The only thing is that you will need to book early to get the best prices.

6) Parties:

     One of the things that is not quite extravagantly popularized when it comes to Dubai, is the nightlife. Dubai has a thriving party culture that opens up late in the night. with all those beer festival and every event that happens in November, you can expect Dubai nightlife to have a better but then all the other months of the Year excluding December.


       Visiit brings you exclusive Dubai packages at affordable rates and needless to say,  they are quite comprehensive as well. Book your Dubai packages this November with Visiit to get the best prices and the best experience.

Destination Wedding in Thailand

    Destination wedding is getting popular day by day. Over the years, Thailand has played host to several Indian weddings. Now, it has become an easy task when it comes to destination wedding in Thailand. The reason why Thailand is highly preferred is it has some of the best successful and spectacular settings perfect for lavish Indian beach wedding.

    Moreover, Thailand is one of the best places to get married as the country has beautiful beaches, resorts, hotels, rich culture and special wedding venues. Best time to get married in the country is on Valentine’s Day and New Year. Catholic, Christian, Secular, Thai, Buddhist and Indian weddings are hosted and celebrated in Thailand in grand style.

Here are the best wedding destinations in Thailand:

Koh Samui:

     Also known as Samui Island, Koh Samui is the most beautiful and famous island for weddings due to its spectacular scenery, white sand beaches, palm trees and attractive coral reefs. It is the second largest island in the country. There are a lot of local wedding planners and agencies which organize marriage ceremonies and complete the required paperwork.


     Beach weddings in Koh Samui have flower decorated wedding entrance, red carpet for groom and bride, beautiful flower decorations, dance performances, seating arrangements for relatives, tree swing and special photography & video sessions. Couples enjoy taking a beach walk and riding on a swing after the wedding ceremony.   A dinner party is thrown in the evening. There are live musical performances, cocktails, drinks, buffet, DJ and colourful lights in the party.


   All types of wedding ceremonies are hosted in Phuket as the island has a variety of venues for each and every style of wedding ceremony possible. Beach weddings in Phuket are much like carnivals.  There are DJs and swimming pool parties prior to wedding day.


   On the day of wedding, there are special photography sessions for groom and bride together at the beach, a stage for ceremony is decorated with flowers and seats for invitees and guests are arranged in order. Most newlywed couples celebrate in Patong after the ceremonies. Patong is a big beach resort town in Phuket.

Koh Phi Phi:


      Weddings in Koh Phi Phi islands have special photography sessions for groom and bride at resort and beach, makeup and dress up of bride, stage decoration with flowers and cake cutting ceremony. Snorkeling, scuba diving, scooter riding and sailing are some fun activities that newlywed couples and honeymooners indulge in. In the evening, the couples have dinner at the same wedding stage decorated with lights.


   Each year, a lot of tourists visit Krabi which is one of the most famous wedding destination and a resort town close to the Andaman coast. Krabi has many function centers, hotels and resorts which provide venues for weddings and gatherings. The resorts and hotels in the town provide facilities like dressing room for bride and groom, bride chamber, rooms for guests and more.


    There are special photography sessions for bride and groom after the ceremony. Games, dance, special performances, cake cutting ceremony, drinks & dinner as well as party at swimming pool take place in the evening. Newlywed and honeymoon couples love to do rock climbing and snorkeling in Railay beach in Krabi.

Thai Weddings

    Generally, Thai wedding ceremonies happen early in the morning. Monks are invited to pray and bless the couple. Then, the newlywed couples and the monks have lunch.


     If you request to serve Indian food for wedding party, you can simply rely on the best hotels in Thailand. Flower and decoration expenses are cheaper in Thailand when compared to India. All you need to do is consult Visiit tour operator, find a perfect destination for wedding and honeymoon and get married in a beautiful Thai paradise.

6 Best Shopping Spots in Thailand

Go Shopping in Thailand to make yourself Feel Happy

     Thailand is paradise for people who love shopping for the reason that the country provides both tourists and locals with a great shopping experience. Shopping is one of the main reasons for increase in year-round tourism in Thailand. Goods and products are offered at reasonable rates. For that reason, people love to buy designer clothes and other items from Bangkok and other cities.

Here are the 6 best shopping spots in Thailand:

Chiang Mai:

     It is the second-biggest city in the north of Thailand and also the best place to buy handicrafts, bracelets, handbags, natural handmade soaps, toys, clothes, notebooks, silk and everything available at reasonable rates.


        Major shopping attractions in Chiang Mai are CentralPlaza (a shopping mall having numerous clothes outlets and restaurants), Kad Suen Kaew Department Store (oldest shopping mall having everything from books to food to clothes), Tesco Lotus, Rimping Supermarket, Central Festival and Promenada Resort Mall.

Siam Paragon:


          Located in Bangkok, Siam Paragon is one of the largest shopping malls in South East Asia. It is the perfect destination for shoppers in quest of luxury goods. This mall has a lot of restaurants, more than 250 department stores selling both local and international luxury brands such as Adidas, Hush Puppies, Casio, Seiko, Morgan, etc along with consumer electronics stores, Rolls Royce dealership, Maserati showroom and a huge food court.

Pantip Plaza:


        Situated on New Petchburi Road in Ratchathewi district, Bangkok, Pantip Plaza is a covered computer & electronics shopping mall famous for selling software, Macintosh, laptops, digital cameras, gaming consoles, games, DVDs, computer peripherals, robotic toys, graphic cards, speakers, headsets, printers, routers, smart phones and more.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market:


     This world famous floating market sells designer clothes, CDs, DVDs, jewelry, souvenirs, noodles, vegetables, fruits, spices, tea, grilled skewered milk pork, decorative items and more. There are coffee shops and garment shops on both sides of Khlong Damnoen Saduak canal. The speciality of the floating market is that the vendors sell the fruits, vegetable and eatables while sitting on their boats.

Chatuchak Weekend Market:


      A trip to Bangkok is not complete without visiting the world-famous Chatuchak Weekend Market. This market has street shops of clothes, cat & dog faces, traditional food, souvenirs, footwear, fruits, purses, handbags, coconut ice cream, umbrellas etc as well as open air food courts and coffee shops. Everything is available here in open air.

MBK Shopping Center:

      It was once the largest shopping mall in Asia. The shopping center has 8 stories that accommodate 2000 stores selling authentic goods ranging from electronics to garments to furniture to luggage/bags to cosmetics to footwear, along with service outlets, stalls, food court, food stalls, souvenir shops, bowling alley, karaoke center, cinema theater and restaurants.


     It is close to the BTS National Stadium. The shopping center has the biggest mobile sale floor along with the shops that sell mobile phone numbers. Other floors have shops selling statues, Thai silk, handmade items, sportswear, fresh fruits, grilled pork, beef soup and eatables.

Top Movie Locations in Thailand

       Thailand has become the setting for international films of all genres for the reason that the Southeast Asian Country has beautiful beaches, deep & dense forests, spectacular limestone cliffs, floating markets, shimmering temples and more.

Here are the top movie locations in Thailand:

Koh Phi Phi Leh:


     2000 British-American adventure drama film ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo Dicaprio and directed by Danny Boyle was filmed on Maya Bay in the spectacular Koh Phi Phi Leh Island. Some of the best scenes of the movie, The Beach, were filmed on Maya Bay. Koh Phi Phi Leh turned out to be an ideal setting for the Hollywood movie and now the island has become a common movie shooting location and is visited by celebs, actors and stars. Phi Phi visiting tourists often find ongoing movie shooting. Tourists visit the islands via speedboats and indulge in fun activities like snorkelling.


      2011 American comedy film ‘The Hangover Part II’ was filmed in Bangkok. The second part of the comical Hangover series features nightclubs, tuk tuk rides, markets, temples and bars in the city.

Bangkok    2005 released Bollywood movie ‘Zinda’ starring Sanjay Dutt, John Abraham and Lara Dutta was filmed in Bangkok.  This wonderful city pulls massive crowds and is frequently visited by movie and sports stars. Celebrities visit the city to complete movie shooting and for shopping.

Ao Phang Nga National Park:

    The Man with the Golden Gun, the ninth James Bond series film starring Roger Moore was shot in Bangkok, Phuket, Thon Bori and Ao Phang Nga National Park. The climax of the movie is 007 flying over Phang Nga Bay to Ko Tapu (Ao Phang Nga National Park) now famously called James Bond Island. He goes face to face with his foe and the man with golden gun, Scaramanga. One of the islands in Phang Nga Bay was used as the hiding place of Scaramanga.


      These days, tourists take helicopter rides above the islets. James Bond Island close to Phuket is a great location to indulge in kayaking and other water activities and have delicious seafood in lunch.

Phang Nga Bay:

      The Phang Nga Bay is situated close to Phuket. The bay rose to fame once the island area was displayed in the Man with Golden Gun, the James Bond movie.  Approximately 3500 islands are present all over in this bay. These islands have rich vegetation and flora and fauna.


      For several years these islands were believed to be impassable and inaccessible, although now locals and tourists visit the islands via canoes. The canoe trips are charted for both tourists and locals all the way through the cracks in the rocks and tunnels.

         Planet Kashyyyk, the home of Chewbacca and company and also known as Wookiee Planet C of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of the Sith was filmed in Phang Nga Bay.



       Three Academy Awards and eight BAFTA awards winning British biographical drama film ‘The Killing Fields’ was shot in Thailand. Both international and Thai movies are now shot in Phuket.

Long Stay Trips in Thailand

     Thailand is an outstanding long stay winter holiday destination for the reason that the Southeast Asian country has year-round nice warm weather conditions, a wide range of pocket-friendly accommodation options, magnificent white sand beaches, beautiful islands, shopping attractions, spas and more.

Reasons why Thailand is an ideal long-stay long stay holiday destination:

  • Holidaymakers with tourist visa can stay in the country for 60 days.
  • As mentioned earlier, Thailand has a lot of first-class hotels that provide guests with facilities like gymnasium, swimming pool, spa, lounge, bar, meeting rooms, restaurants, etc and services like free Wi-Fi, 24/7 room services, airport transfer and more.
  • Thailand has a lot of beautiful islands, resort towns and tropical & golden sand beaches that tourists can visit and camp during winter, spring break and other holidays.
  • Delicious Thai food is another main reason to spend holidays in the country. Bangkok, the capital city, is a great place to have hot street food, while islands like Phuket, Trat, Ko Samui, etc have many restaurants serving delicious sea food. There are special cookery classes available for tourists who want to learn cooking Thai food.

Long Stay Holiday Destinations in Thailand:

Koh Samui:

      It is the second largest island in the country and has an area of nearly 228.7 km2. The most convenient way to get here is to board a flight from Bangkok to the island or fly to Surat Thani and take a ferry.

      Chaweng is the most famous beach on the east coast of Koh Samui. It is around 7 km long and along the way there are numerous restaurants, spas and shops. Delicious sea food and coconuts are served in the beach restaurants.


       Chaweng Cove is for private beach loving tourists. Some of the must do activities in Samui are visiting the multiple viewpoint options on the island as it has a lot of hills that provide sightseers with great views from the top (the photo spot and view point at Hin Ta & Hin Yai rocks is amazing), getting massage at spas or forest spas in different resorts, and visiting Fisherman’s Village to have delicious sea food along with local & international cuisines.



       It is the largest mountainous island and it is famous for its beaches, amazing views and its nightlife. Some of the top attractions in Phuket are Wat Chalong (the most significant Buddhist temple with three floors and a bone-fragment relic of Lord Buddha), Big Buddha (the Lord Buddha statue measures 45 meters in height), Thalang Road (the most popular and Phuket Old Town’s main central street with restaurants, boutiques and cafes), Patong Beach (the most beautiful, popular and touristic beach having white sand, numerous restaurants, cafes and water sport activities) and Surin Beach.



       Krabi can be visited via ferry from Phuket. The ferry ride from Phuket to Krabi is approximately 2 hours long. Tourists can take ferry ride from Phuket or Krabi to the most famous ‘Phi Phi Islands’ which has become a major movie shooting location and where the movie ‘The Beach’ was filmed. Offers: provide a fabulous Thailand holiday package for long stays. We love to encourage long stay travelers with amazing offers and discounts. Our Thailand tour package price includes accommodation, sightseeing, transportation and meals. Please speak to our travel expert for more details.

9 must visit Hindu temples in Malaysia

        Malaysia is an epitome of various cultures in South East Asia. It comprises of a unique blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai people among others and is quite a diverse country. The state religion of Malaysia is Islam; however, the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion to its all its people. For years, people belonging to various religions have coexisted peacefully in all parts of this beautiful country. Sizable expat populations of Malaysia are Hindus and you can actually get to see a number of Hindu temples across the country. The most notable of them are listed below.

1. Batu Caves Temple, Kuala Lumpurbat caves malaysia

       One of the most popular Hindu temples outside India, Batu caves are a series of limestone caves with cave temples inside it. These caves are said to be 400 million years old and draw thousands of visitors from all around the world every year. The first of the biggest caves at the site is dedicated to Lord Murugan. One has to climb 272 steps inside the cave to reach the shrine. During the holy festival of Thaipusam, hordes of devotees come here to pay homage to Lord Murugan.

2. Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpursri mahamariamman temple

    Regarded as the oldest and the richest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is a beautiful South Indian Hindu temple located in the vicinity of Chinatown area. Built in 1873 by K. Thamboosamy Pillay as a private shrine, it is dedicated to Mother Goddess Amman and was open to public in the year 1920.  The temple boasts of intricate carvings and grandiose façade. One cannot miss the impressive gopuram that adorn the main entrance of the temple. With 228 idols of Hindu deities meticulously sculpted on it, visitors can spend some time marveling at its beauty. The temple buzzes with activities during the Hindu festival of Deepavali and Thaipusam.

3. Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple, Malaccasri poyyatha moorthy temple

        One of the oldest functioning Hindu Chitty temples in Southeast Asia, Sri Payatha Moorthi Temple is located in the state of Malacca. The simple architecture of the temple belies its significance. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the elephant deity, this temple is said to be built in 1781 by the then Chitty leader Thavinayagar Chitty. The location of the temple signifies harmony – it is situated on what also known as the harmony street due to the fact that the Kampung Kling Mosque and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is located in the vicinity.

4. Tebrau Glass Temple, Johor Bahruglass temple

       Also known as the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, the Tebrau Glass Temple is situated in Johor Bahru. The present temple as it stands today is the result of a massive renovation that took place under the guidance of Sri Sinnathamby Sivasamy, chief priest of the temple. Ever since it was officially reopened in 1996 after being rebuilt in glass, it receives a number of tourists as well as devotees. The temple also boasts of having the rare distinction of being listed in the Malaysian book of records as its only temple built of glass in the year 2010.

5. Maran Murugan Temple, Pahangmaran murugan temple

         Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the elder brother of Lord Ganesha and the first son of Goddess Parvathi and Lord Shiva, the original name of this temple is Sri Marathandavar Bala Dhandayuthapani Alayam. Many folklore leading to the construction of this temple are popular here. It is said that this place saw many miracles happening and a sacred tree that is a part of the story of how this temple came into being is still there standing tall in the temple compound.

6. Klang Perumal Temple in Selangorklang perumal temple

       Klang Perumal Temple situated in Klang, Selangor in Malaysia is one of the largest and oldest Vaishnavite temples in Malaysia. Also known as Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple, it is often called as the “Thirupati of South East Asia”. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is worshiped by many South Indians in the form of Perumal, this temple is situated in close vicinity of Little India in Klang. In the year 2006, the temple was the first one to be awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification for its quality standards and its contribution in the religious and cultural service to Hindus in Malaysia.

7. Waterfall Temple, Penangwaterfall temple penang

     Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the official name of the Waterfall Temple in Penang is Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Kovil. Situated in George Town in Penang, the temple becomes the focal point for the Hindu community during the festival of Thaipusam. Devotees have to climb 513 stairs to pay homage to Lord Murugan here. One of the striking features of the temple is the seven-storey gopuram which stands at a height of 21.6m. It is said to be the largest Murugan shrine outside India.

8. Sri Ayyanar Temple at Taipingsri ayyanar temple

        The story behind this temple dedicated to the Tamil village deity Sri Ayyanar is quite interesting. It is said that a migrant worker named Periamma built a small statue of Sri Ayyanar using some clay and sand from her village in India and placed it below a tree where she would worship every day. Soon, this makeshift temple had quite a followers and worshippers. An English officer wanted to the tree that housed the idol to be removed for some future projects, but one night he had a dream that seemed like a divine intervention. The tree was not cut and the worshiping continued. Today, a magnificent temple with a 72 feet tall statue of Sri Ayyanar stands at the site. However, the modest idol crafted by Periamma is still preserved in the temple.

9. Sri Shakti Dhevasthanam in Bukit Rotan


      Since 2013, the quiet village of Bukit Rotan in Selangor is home to one of the magnificent Hindu temples in Malaysia – the Sri Shakti Dhevasthanam, also known as Sri Shakti Temple. Adorned with an intricately sculpted 5-storey gopuram, the temple was built over four years at an approximate cost of RM 12 million. Craftsmen and workers from India worked on this project and it was consecrated in May 2013. One of the most striking features of this temple that make it more special is the 51 Shakti statues that are lined along the temple’s internal corridor. These statues are representative of the 51 ‘Shakti Peeth’ located at various places over the Indian sub-continent.

          Malaysia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world along with being a multi-cultural melting pot of many world religions. This multi-ethnicity gives rise to it being home to a sizable population of Hindus who in turn had many traditional temples built in the country. To read more such informative and interesting articles, you can subscribe to our newsletter which is delivered right into your inbox so you don’t miss anything.

15 historical places in Malaysia

Malaysia is rich in history and is also renowned for its historical heritage. These are a few among them

1. St. Paul’s Church

  1. saint paul's church

A very famous and oldest church in Malaysia built in 1521located at the summit of St.Paul’s Hill; it is now a part of Melaka Museum Complex.

Earlier a simple place of worship dedicated to the Virgin Mary built by a Portuguese nobleman, Duarte Coelho, was then expanded in 1556 with another floor and a belfry tower. Then the chapel was as Igreja de Madre de Deus which means the Church of the Mother of God. Also there is a burial where many eminent people were buried including the second Bishop of Funay, Japan.

  1. Hang Tuah’s WellHang Tuah's Well

A 6 meters deep well dug by Hang Tuah for his own use which is located in Kampung Duyong, Malacca, Malaysia . It was declared as a historical place under the Antiquities Act on 29th September 1977 and is now a renowned tourist historical monument.

  1. A FamosaA Famosa

It is one of the oldest European architectural buildings in south East Asia located in Malacca, Malaysia. The Porta de Santiago which is a small gate house is the only part of the fortress which still remains today.

Earlier it consisted of long barricades and four towers which were extended later due to population growth after 1586. In 1641 the Dutch came over and renovated the gate in 1670 and carved ANNO 1670 on the arch.

Then in the 18th century the fortress was given to the British who wanted to demolish it. But later the Gate was saved by Sir Stamford Raffles founder of modern Singapore.

  1. Fort Cornwallisfort cornwallis

It was built by the British east India Company in the late 18th century. Named after the Governor General of Bengal Charles Cornwallis, it is the largest fort.

It was generally used for administrative purposes than defensive. In the 1920s the Sikh police of the Straits Settlements captured the fort. Now it is one of the prominent tourist attractions.

There is a chapel at the fort where many marriages have been recorded. The fort also consists of the old cannons. There is also a 21 m skeletal steel lighthouse  in the northeast corner of the fort also known to be the second largest in Malaysia.

  1. Cheng Hoon TengCheng Hoon Teng

It is a Chinese Temple, oldest in Malaysia, which practice the Three Doctrinal Systems of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Located at the Harmony Street near various other famous tourist attractions, it covers 4600 m sq. area.

Rich in interiors, it also has a magnanimous main gate and various halls for worshipping. The main hall is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin.

An opera theatre is also a part of the temple. One of the most standout feature is the 7m red flag pole in the temple.

The architecture follows the principles of fengshui. Covered by a river and ground view, the temple was awarded a UNESCO award for its brilliant architecture in 2003 which makes it a must visit.

  1. Christ Churchchrist church melaka

Built in the 18th century, it is the oldest protestant church.

Earlier white in colour the church was then painted red in 1911 depicting the Dutch era. It consists of various tombstones, a church bell, silver alter vessels and many other things to see and admire.

Three Sunday services are held in the church which are a must attend if you want to feel the peace inside.

  1. Sultan Ibrahim BuildingLeaning Tower of Teluk Intan

It is a former state secretariat building. It was once the tallest building in Malaysia during the pre Merdeka era. Now it is a museum.

It has a colonial and Malay architecture which makes it a prominent monument.

  1. Birch Memorial Clock TowerBirch Memorial Clock Tower

It is a clock tower located in Ipoh, Malaysia. It was built to commemorate James W.W. Birch. It has a very large bell and four smaller bells to strike the chimes.

  1. Kampung Kling Mosquekampung kling mosque malacca

A very famous mosque also situated on the famous Harmony Street in proximity to other attractive destinations. Originally it was built n 1748 with a wooden architecture but rebuilt in 1872 with bricks.

The architecture and interiors makes it a call for the visitors having a blend of English and Portuguese tiles, Victorian chandeliers, iron lampposts etc.

  1. Bukit Chinabukit china

Also known as the Chinese Hill is a hillside in Malaysia. It was a gift by the Sultan of Malacca, Sultan Mansor Shah, on his marriage as their residence.

The seven wells of Zheng He also known as the Dragon’s Wells according to the fengshui lie in the foot of Bukit Cina. Till date only three of the seven wells are intact and the most astonishing thing is they never dry even in the worst draughts.

  1. St. John’s Fortst john's fort

It was built in the 18th century to guard against landward attacks, located at the top of St. John’s Hill. It was also a chapel dedicated to St. John. With excellent architecture it had only one entrance gate. It also has inland facing cannons.

  1. Sultan Abdul Samad BuildingSultan Abdul Samad Building

Built in the late 19th century, it comprised of various government offices. It is one of the biggest landmarks of Malaysia. It has a 41 m high clock tower with a one ton bell. It also has one of the tallest flagpoles in the world with a 95m height. Many important events like parades occur here.

  1. Kellie’s Castlekellie's castle

Known to be haunted by some people, this castle is located in Perak, Malaysia. This unfinished ruin building is now amongst the popular destinations for tourists. It is also famous for its “scariest” 24 hour comic challenge.

During the construction a Spanish Flu struck due to which a temple was also built nearby and thus the workmen also built a statue of Smith along with other deities.  The temple and the castle were connected through a tunnel.

  1. Atkinson Clock TowerBirch Memorial Clock Tower

Used as a ships point of reference this oldest standing tower is located in Sabah, Malaysia.It was built in the memory of Francis George Atkinson, Jesselton’s first district officer who died of Malaria at the age of 28 in December 1902.

  1. Leaning Tower of Teluk IntanLeaning Tower of Teluk Intan

This left slanted 25.5m tall, three storey tower, is known as the Malaysia’s equivalent to Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was used to store water in draughts for the people. It is an official national monument now attracted by various tourists. The ground and the weight of the water make it lean which is really a wonder to watch.

If you are planning a trip to Malaysia, do visit these incredible historical landmarks to make your time memorable and worth spending.  

5 Best Shopping Places in Singapore

‘Treat yourself to a little retail therapy while in Singapore’

   Shopping is a favorite activity for both men and women. Singapore is a small island packed with numerous gigantic malls just closely. Guess, you could not see so many malls in any part of the world. When you see Singapore in a globe map, it appears as a small dot. But when you land in, you could notice some of the world’s best shopping destinations.

   Are you a shopaholic? Well, Singapore is an excellent destination to satisfy your shopping hunger. Here in this blog, we will be discussing top 5 shopping places in Singapore.

Singapore’s Top Shopping Places

1. Orchard Road:


   Orchard Road is a 2.2-kilometer stretch spread with numerous mega malls. It houses various popular shopping complexes like Paragon Shopping Center, Mandarin Gallery, Far East Plaza, Ngee Ann City, Orchard Central and ION Orchard. On both sides of Orchard road, you can see international and local department stores, hotels, salons, spas, offices, boutiques, entertainment spots, cafes and restaurants. One could lavishly spend their whole day in the stretch of Orchard Road without getting bored. Most shopkeepers remain open till 11.00 PM, especially during Saturday nights.

2. Chinatown Street Market:


   Chinatown is a place where you could spend even weeks by discovering a new range of shopping. If you wish to know what Chinatown offers in a quick manner, you need to walk across Sago, Trengganu and Pagoda streets. Here in Chinatown, you can see stalls and shops mostly filled with traditional candles, clothing, artwork, plants, pottery and various household items. The Mid-Autumn festival takes place in September and you could enjoy watching magnificent burst of lights and colors across the area. Some popular places to shop in Chinatown include China Square Central Flea Market, Chinatown complex, Chinatown Point and Singapore Handicraft Center, Ming Fang Antique House, etc.

3. VivoCity:


   It is said to be biggest shopping center in Singapore. It houses an art gallery, numerous restaurants and bars, open air playground, a rooftop amphitheater and fifteen cinema screens along with never-ending high-end outlets and branded stores. Shopaholics will feel Vivocity as retail heaven. You can buy all kinds of luxury items like Armani Jeans, Switzerland Watches and Louis Vuitton handbags. It is definitely worth visiting VivoCity when you go for a Singapore trip. Vivocity is open from   10.00 AM to 10.00 PM.

4. Haji Lane:


   If you wish to experience a different kind of shopping in Singapore, you need to head to Haji Lane. It can be defined as a hipster haven. Though the road is narrow, it is beautifully decorated with vintage boutiques and stores. The beauty of the roads will tempt you to take a couple of pics. It is a place best for shopping and also for taking pics. The boutiques sell a different collection of accessories, clothes and antique cameras. If you have plenty of time, ensure to buy clothes that have unique quirky designs, bright colors and unusual materials as it is common here. I found few boutiques worth visiting in this fabulous street – Fabulous Fads, Tangers, Dulcet Fig, Zhai Eco Collection and Wicked Laundry.

5. Little India:


   When you enter Little India, you can come across intriguing smells, exotic sounds and radiant colors at every foot. You can find lots of readymade and rough wear clothes all around the corners. It is said to be the most affordable place to purchase clothes in Singapore. Little India also houses dress stores, traditional fabric shops and mobile stores along with delicious curry houses. Some of the best shopping places in Little India include City Square Mall, Mustafa Center, Little India Arcade, Serangoon Road side street shops, etc.

       Singapore amazes people of all age groups. It has something interesting in its own style. If you have not tested your shopping skills in an international country, then Singapore is the best destination to land. Choose one of the best Singapore tour packages from and explore the gigantic shopping malls of Singapore this holiday.

5 Things to Do With Kids in Singapore

   Are you planning for a Singapore trip with family? Well, check out our exclusive Family Guide to visit Singapore. It is about everything that you should know when touring to Singapore with family especially kids.

   Singapore is a fabulous family-friendly country. It houses some of the world’s best attractions, pleasant weather, exciting cosmopolitan culture and walkable streets. Most people have a thought that Singapore is a business hub/financial center. In reality, Singapore has various beaches (man-made) along with several family things and fun activities to do.

    Universal Studios is the first thing that would come to mind for most people. Apart from Universal Studios, there is a lot of activities and things to do in the Sentosa Island. Young families will not feel hard to get around since pushchairs and strollers can be used everywhere and at the same time teens can enjoy active attractions and parks in Singapore. Take a quick look at ‘the best things to do with kids in Singapore’ below.

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1. Universal Studios Singapore :


    If you are planning to enjoy theme park entertainment with kids while in Singapore, Universal Studios is the best option. You can spend one complete day here by riding some of the world’s popular rides. There are about twenty-four rides and eighteen rides are located within the park. The highlights include The Mummy Rollercoaster and 3D Transformers ride. I had very less idea about Transformers since I have not watched the movie. But when I started for the ride, it was mind-blowing. No matter, you watch the movie or not, you would surely enjoy Transformers ride every second. Universal Studios is open from 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM.

2. Gardens By The Bay :


   The structures of Gardens by the Bay looks extremely out of the world and surely surprises children of all age groups. When you visit during night times, you can see a beautiful display of light. The popular Super tree structures provide imposing sky-walk along the gardens and the large-sized greenhouses create cool mountain climates. There are numerous plants and trees to discover. It is free to walk inside the park but you need to pay to walk in the midst of Super trees and inside climate-controlled greenhouses.  Gardens by the Bay is open from 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM.

3. Singapore Night Safari :


   It is a first-class attraction that offers wonder and entertainment for visitors. It is set up in dedication to rescue, research and conserve wildlife. During the Night Safari, you can see thousands of beasts from Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. It will be seen in open natural environments. This attraction is a major plus for Singapore tourism. It has earned a lot of reputation and has been voted as best family-friendly attraction in Asia. It is open from 7.30 PM to 12.00 midnight.

4. Wild Wild Wet Singapore :


   If your kids wish to play in chill water amidst cool breeze, then enter into Singapore’s famous water park – Wild Wild Wet Singapore. It is best especially when you are bored up of roaming under heat and humidity of Singapore. This theme park has plenty of rides, pools and slides to entertain family members of all tastes and age groups. Some of the adventurous slides are The Water Works, Torpedo and the Side Up. Wild Wild West Park houses a right combination of adrenaline bursting slides. It is open from 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM.

5. ArtScience Museum :


   It is situated in one of the best and impressive architectural structures of Singapore. It equally enormous range of exhibits that are designed through cutting edge technology seen in few parts of the world. The name is apt since different galleries pinpoint the association between arts and sciences. It is best to purchase All Access Ticket instead of purchasing tickets separately for each gallery. The cost of the ticket is S$19 for children and S$30 for adults. It is open from 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM.

    Hope, you have gained an excellent idea about the places to include in your Singapore trip itinerary. The above-mentioned places are highly liked and enjoyed by families with kids. This year, give a surprise gift to your loved ones by taking them to Singapore. It is sure it would remain unforgettable in their lifetime.