River Of Love

The Love River (爱河) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, runs from the South of the city to the North. It is especially beautiful during sunrise and sunsets. The river became a romantic place for couples to meet and therefore the river was known as the Love River.

 

We actually went there after dinner and was told that it was closed for the day. However, we went there again the next day as our hotel was just nearby and managed to get on to the boat ride.

 

Apart from the beautiful scenery provided, there are also bike paths and walkways for a walk under the stars. Musicians are sometimes seen to be playing to the crowds. There are countless attractions along the Love River that visitors and locals return to it every time.

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To enjoy a full experience of Kaohsiung, the boat tour has become a popular choice among many visitors. Plan for an entire afternoon to take a ferry ride and enjoy your journey through Kaohsiung!

– Kerri

 

 

References:

http://www.lifestyleasia.com/all/en/travel/feature/the-travel-diary-things-to-do-in-kaohsiung-11916/

http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kaohsiung-Love-River.jpg

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East Coast

Singapore is a food paradise. A diverse culture and rich history make Singapore proud to have enough foods. Singapore’s East Coast is a place frequented by Singaporeans leisure, where attractive addition to stunning ocean views, there are very appetizing seafood center, is a paradise for seafood lovers. Sitting on the beach at night, blowing sea breeze, taste tempting chili crab, it is a rare treat.

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In addition to chili crab, the East Coast as well as many other dishes. Transferred to the East Coast Road from Tanjung plus East (Tanjong Katong Road), it is generally known as the “Eastern Canada” (Katong).

Katong have some very popular old-fashioned coffee shops. Many local snacks such as tofu packages, dumplings and the famous Katong laksa will let your foot off the mouth addiction. Sitting in a quaint coffee shop, authentic sipped coffee and looking at Joo Chiat Katong picturesque scenery will be a very pleasant thing.

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– Liu Mu

 

 

References:

http://www.mafengwo.cn/i/775089.html

http://www.woniugu.com/discover/PlazaDscvInfo.aspx?id=1217855

http://singapore.caexpo.com/renwen/jd_xjp/2013/07/09/3597611.html

The Land Of Africa

South Africa is famous for their Safari’s life. I have not been there before, but I have plans to go there in the next few years time. When speaking of South Africa, what comes into your mind? Do you think that it is a very dangerous place and with no civilization? It is not necessarily what you think it is.  Have you heard of your friend’s experience who have been there before? I have friends who have been there and returned safe and sound. They also told me about their wonderful experiences! South Africa is also the most developed country in Africa.

 

Kruger National Park is South Africa highest rated park. This is the park then I am looking forward to. As there are many tours to choose from 2 days to 5 days and if you are can choose a budget tour which is much cheaper. Some tours also let you experience staying in a tent. There will be guides leading you game drivers and the bush walks as well. In those tour you would have the chance to spot the Big Five. Big Five refers to five of Africa’s greatest wild animals the Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino.

After this review have I change your mind of what you think of South Africa?

-Gavin

 

 

References:

http://www.fodors.com/news/story_4265.html

http://www.krugerpark.com/packages/3-day-kruger-park-safari-os03/

http://101fundraising.org/2014/05/big-5-fundraising-performance-metrics/

Jeju Island

Jeju Island, an island located off the shore of South Korea, and is recently named as one of the world natural wonder. Jeju island is a volcanic island with most of the architectural made up of stones. Although I didnt have the chance to visit Jeju Island, this island is the next one I really wanted to visit! Many idol singers, advertisements, commercial promoting this place. From pictures I see online, it looks like a place where I can relief my stress, and have a stroll on the peaceful scenery. I would say it is a MUST VISIT!

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– Keith

 

 

References:

http://dealarrow.blogspot.sg/2012/01/jeju-island-in-south-korea.html

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chun_william/6153317488/

National Nature Reserve

Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province, located in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Jiuzhaigou County, is the first Chinese to protect the natural landscape as the main purpose of the reserve, and also the famous Chinese scenic spots and national demonstration civilized tourist area. Chengdu, more than 400km away, is a depth of more than 50 km of the ravine valley, with a total area 650.74hm², mostly covered by forests. There trench tree, the leaves, then check depression nine Tibetan villages situated in the mountain lakes in this piece is named.

Wucaichi is a colorful lake. It is have many different color in different time. It is really wonderful and amazing. You will find the nature is so great.

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There are also some wonderful sights. I think you really should go there to know the great of nature. Now I want to show some picture to show some beautiful sights to you.

 

Nuorilang waterfall

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Pearl beach

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– Frank

 

References:

http://www.tfyou.net/jingdian/3.html

 

Taipei 101(台北101)

Visiting Taipei 101 in Taiwan was the best thing ever. You get to see a clear 360 view of everything from up there, and I mean everything! High-powered binoculars, souvenir shops and drink bars are available for visitors so that they can have a memorable time there. Located in No. 45, Shifu Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei City, it opens daily from 9am-10pm. Moreover, there are Night Markets nearby for you to grab your dinner! (Check out my previous posts on Taiwan’s Night Markets for a review.)

 

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View of the tower while heading there. That’s tall, isn’t it? In fact, its about 508 meters (1,671 feet) tall!

 

The first few floors in Taipei 101 consists of restaurants, a food court, library and a shopping mall (Taipei 101 Mall) that markets several designer goods. The lifts at Taipei 101 are the longest and fastest that goes at 1010m/ min which is 60.6km/ hr! So incredible.

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What a beautiful view from the top of the tower. I could stare at this for hours and never get bored. If it’s your first time in Taiwan, it is mandatory have this iconic landmark marked on your to-do list!

– Kerri

 

 

References:

http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0002090&id=3469

A Place For Stress Relief

Universal Studios Singapore (新加坡环球影城) is a theme park located at 8 Sentosa Gateway within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Featuring 24 movie-themed rides and attractions, thrill seekers, friends and families will be the first to experience many new rides and shows based on your favourite blockbuster hits. I’ve been there twice and I the place is beyond believable! uss

There are seven categories to choose from. They are Hollywood, Far Far Away, Ancient Egypt, New York, Sci-Fi City, Lost World and Madagascar. These categories surely speak for themselves! These two are my favourites:

 

Revenge of the Mummy:

Located in Ancient Egypt, this ride is an indoor high speed roller coaster where we get to go through the ride in total darkness, except certain stops where they showcase scary sights, objects and special effects to scare the wits out of you. It also goes 360 degrees around at one point in time! Why not try this ride out yourself if you want to know more? 🙂

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Transformers:

This is actually a 3D thrill ride on a makeshift car where riders are seen going through the storyline on the ride in the world of Transformers located in Sci-Fi City. In the process of this game, you get to conquer the world with Bumblebee, the transformer!

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Not to worry if you are afraid of heights or speed. Wheelchair-friendly and slow rides are available for the elderly and disabled. Safety comes first and they will not admit your entry if you are unsuitable for the ride.

Opening hours are from 10am – 7pm everyday of the week. For ticket prices, do check out their website here: http://www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/UniversalStudiosSingapore. Remember to catch their Hollywood Dreams Parade where you can see your favourite characters come to life as Shrek, Marilyn Monroe or even the minions from Despicable Me. USS is especially packed during the weekends or public holidays so be prepared for the long queues and exciting rides ahead!

 

– Liu Mu

 

 

 

References:

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/transformers-theme-park-featuring-life-sized-replicas

http://www.thefamilywoman.com/universal-studios-singapore-rides-experience-part-2/

http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/ContactUs