<![CDATA[ East Asia Travel | Best Asian Destinations - East Asia Travel Blog]]>Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:40:44 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Royal Pearl Hotel, Mandalay - Myanmar  ]]>Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:42:05 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/royal-pearl-hotel-mandalay-myanmar

Myanmar - Mandalay. Royal Pearl Hotel

The Royal Pearl Hotel is situated at the center of Mandalay, the second capital of Myanmar and it's second largest city. The view is grand of the laid back city. Every effort is made for guests comfort and provides the best in services and amenities as can be for a small hotel. There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk and room service, express check-in/out, luggage storage, etc.

The Nan Twin shrine in the Mandalay Palace Fort is very near. On the east side of the fort you can find the Shwenandaw Monastery. For shopping it is easy to get to Diamond Plaza to find gems or Mann Myanmar Plaza for delights. On the opposite side of Aungmyaythazan in the fort, you can find the zoo. The west side is where the long winding Ayarwaddy river can be found.

Transport wise, the Mandalay International Airport is about an hour or more away but the
Mandalay Railway Station is just a few minutes from the hotel so if you're heading to other parts of Mandalay or Myanmar to tour, its convenient.
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皇家明珠大酒店位于曼德勒,缅甸的第二首都的中心,它的第二大城市。 该观点是宏伟的悠闲城市。 尽一切努力为客人提供舒适,并提供最好的服务和设施,如可以是一个小旅馆。 有免费的无线网络连接的客房,24小时前台和客房服务,快速入住/退房,行李寄存等。

楠双神社在曼德勒皇宫堡很近。 上堡的东边,你可以找到Shwenandaw寺。对于购物很容易到达钻石广场找到宝石或Mann缅甸广场的美食。 Aungmyaythazan在堡的对面,你可以找到动物园。 西侧就是漫长蜿蜒Ayarwaddy的河流都可以找到。

运输明智的, 曼德勒国际机场约一小时或更遥远,但曼德勒 火车站距离酒店所以如果你前往其他地区只需几分钟曼德勒缅甸参观 ,它的方便。
<![CDATA[Happy Easter]]>Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:40:41 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/happy-easter
East Asia Travel
wishes everyone a
Happy Easter wherever you are. Be it living in or traveling the region or missing home.

<![CDATA[St Patrick's Day - Asia]]>Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:24:53 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/st-patricks-day-asia
st patricks day

St Patrick's Day In Asia

From Boston to Bangkok, Sydney to San Francisco, Dublin to Dubai, Panama to Phuket,  the St Patrick's Day party is on and you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the day.

East Asia Travel wishes one and all in Asia and across the globe a wonderful St Paddy's Day. So if you're having a green beer or a pint of Guinness, cheers and party on. It might be the first time in Asia and you're celebrating St Patirck's Day outside of Ireland or the UK but be assured in many Asian countries there's bound to be an Irish pub somewhere around. The best tool is the Internet to find it.

<![CDATA[Carlton Hotel - Singapore]]>Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:04:59 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/carlton-hotel-singaporeSingapore - Carlton Hotel

Carlton Hotel Singapore
The Carlton Hotel is centrally located in Singapore and is a short 5-minute walk from City Hall and Bras Basah MRT station and a 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport. The hotel is also located just minutes away from Singapore’s busiest financial and convention centers and the arts, culture, and shopping haven such as Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay, Singapore National Museum, Raffles Place, and Orchard Road

This is a city hotel of contemporary architecture with 940 rooms in three different wings offering different views of the city and amenities to suit the different needs of every traveler. There is an email center, 24-hour front desk, spa, a well-equipped gym, and food and beverage outlets. If you’re looking for the most convenient choice in Singapore offering great value for money, look no further than the Carlton Hotel.
Carlton hotel lobby
Carlton Hotel - Lobby
Carlton hotel Gravity bar
Gravity Bar - Carlton Hotel
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<![CDATA[Koh Phangan - Full Moon Party]]>Sat, 11 Jan 2014 10:30:50 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/koh-phangan-full-moon-party
Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan

Year after year, the Full Moon Party gradually gained in popularity to become in the mid-90s a rendezvous for all avid backpackers fiesta . Then the event has popularized and gradually turned into a huge electronic music festival which now hosts thousands of visitors every full moon .

Haad Rin is now home to more than 10 sound systems (or sound systems to make more cool ), each offering a different musical atmosphere of trance to drum & base through electro. Delirium !

The number of participants varies from 8,000 in low season to over 30 000 in high season. So of course , Haad Rin beach quickly adapted to its growing popularity and hotels have sprouted in the area like mushrooms. Today there are more than 5,000 rooms and hundreds of bars, shops and restaurants to entertain passing travelers .

You will understand that with such a crowd at Full Moon Parties , it is highly advisable to book your hotel room in advance to be sure you do not end up in the galley Day (note you can always sleep on the beach but ...)

Access to the Full Moon Party is not free but the price is really ridiculously low...around 100 baht !

Here is a list of some of the most popular institutions for partying during the Full Moon Party . Most of them are of course on the beach!

The Rock

The Rock is a bar that is located at the southern end of Haad Rin . As its name suggests this is a hotel located on a cliff overlooking the beach , the ideal spot to contemplate the holiday sipping a nice cocktail. The atmosphere is quite funky with a nice music.

Drop In Club

Drop In Club is another really popular bar when it evokes the name of Full Moon Party . The music here is a bit more commercial with RnB, Hip Hop and dancefloor hits. The place is very busy and has loads of places to ask to attend shows fire or participate in game which always result in an obligation of booze for the loser!

Zoom Bar

This trance bar is a small and intimate little more than the other clubs in Haad Rin. The atmosphere is boosted from morning to night and the party extends generally the day after the Full Moon Party officially ends.

The Cactus

Cactus is one of the first bars you meet on the way to the beach. The sounds are more general public including R & B , hip hop and even rock . As it is located on the road leading to the party establishment.

Tommy Bar

The property offers a truly authentic experience Full Moon Party with a great big sound system , the fluorescent paint galore, fire shows , the spotlights in all directions and a private security service for customer safety .
Sunrise Beach Club

DJs of the bar start to mix five days before the start of the Full Moon Party proposing sounds and Funky Electro House alternating with R & B and Jungle.

Many other bars

Haad Rin has other cool bars like Same-Same , the Outback Bar, the Warm Up Bar or the Reggae Bar which are not located on the beach but in the heart of Haad Rin .

Tips for a successful Full Moon Party

The Full Moon Party is probably the biggest party ever held in Thailand. It attracts thousands of visitors each edition and like any big party where alcohol flows freely, where drugs flow and where people engage in dangerousgames, accidents are relatively abundant. It is important to be properly informed about the risks during the festivities in order to secure its best evening and avoid ending up arrested , wounded or dead.

Here is a series of recommendations that I invite you most warmly to respect if you do not want to maximize your chances of seeing your holiday nightmare in no time.

Leave your valuables at the hotel

Want to take pictures to commemorate your Full Moon Party is quite normal and understandable. But unless you are sure to stay sober and alert, so leave your wallet , your latest gadgets and other valuable mobile phone in a safe place . Once under the influence of alcohol (and I can tell you that the " buckets " and " mushroom cocktails" hard tap ) , you will not know if your property is at the hotel , on the beach or lost between the hands of a thief who has made you pocket without you noticing so you're drunk . Do not take with you the money to party and buy food.

Bring a friend to the Full Moon Party

Better to be two than alone to face any trouble during the Full Moon Party . Bring a friend with you can really be a great idea so you can look after each other and protect yourself against possible attacks. You can be easy prey.

Always wear shoes

If the Thai tradition suggests to remove shoes before entering a temple or a house, the Full Moon Party requires that you keep it on especially if you walk along the shore. In wanting to feel the sand beneath your feet , you could hurt yourself on a broken bottles.

You're not a kid

The Full Moon Party is famous for fire shows but let's be clear... let the professionals handle it. They have repeated it for months if not years . Also, do not feel you grow wings under the influence of alcohol by participating in the game of jump rope.  The only thing that you will succeed in doing is you second degree burn arms and legs.

Avoid drugs = avoid prison

On the beach, there will be plenty of Thai dealers offering drugs. Do not even talk to them ! Buy or sell drugs is illegal in Thailand and will earn you a long prison sentence and or a fine.  If someone offers you drugs, just say ' No, thank you "and you will not have trouble.

Do not swim during the Full Moon Party

Many participants use it as a urinal. Haad Rin beach is not really hygienic during the Full Moon Party . In addition , it is usually high and stirred at this full moon period which maximizes the chances of drowning. IN ADDITION you may injure yourself walking on a debris. So avoid a dip , especially if you 're drunk .

In Conclusion...

Koh Phangan is an island that never sleeps. Whatever time you visit there, you will always find a small beach or jungle to party from dusk till dawn in a crazy atmosphere .
<![CDATA[Plush Pods | Budget Accommodations In Singapore]]>Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:09:36 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/plush-pods-budget-accommodations-in-singapore
Plush Pods is the newest budget hotel in Singapore. It's simplicity is the real charm to the place and it's location best suits any traveler that is looking at exploring their surroundings. The train station is only a few minutes away so access to all of Singapore is not a problem. The beds are clean and comfortable and reading lights are available for each pod.

The quaint hostel has a cosy bar area, a little library space with books and magazines & Apple iMac computers free for use at their Internet corner.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the premises. Plus, TV to view or play free Xbox games and lockers for your stuff. There's also breakfast that comes with your booking. Laundry services is available and the staff can handle your airport service or any bookings you need for sightseeing.

This is the most ideal location and everything is withing walking distance, including Arab street, Beach road and Bugis. Unlike many other hostels, their 24 hour concierge service is a comforting thought in likelihood of emergencies.  Singapore is one of the best Asian destinations and staying at Plush Pods is highly recommended.
<![CDATA[Accommodation Phuket]]>Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:40:11 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/accommodation-phuket
Merlin Phuket HotelMerlin Phuket Hotel
Phuket Accommodation

Phuket is a coastal city for holiday makers. Be surrounded by the wonderful sound of the waves, soak in the characteristic aroma of salt water and enjoy the amazing views of the coast. Do not miss the chance to stroll along its beaches and grab a lovely suntan. Finding the best accommodation in Phuket can be a tricky as there is way over a thousand hotels on the island.

The accommodation options in Phuket ranges from 5 star beach resorts to five star hotels, and mid-range hotels to budget lodges and not forgetting backpacker hostels .

Options are open for various accommodation at Phuket that would suit your taste as well as your pocket. Most of the hotels are also well equipped to suit the needs of the business guests and the leisure travelers. Some of the most well known five star hotels in Phuket are the Kathathani PhuketBeach Resort, Sunset Beach Resort, La Flora Resort Patong, Merlin Phuket Hotel, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket and more.

These luxurious resorts offer the best facilities and unfailing courtesy from the hotel staff. The resorts and hotels have been equipped with the latest technologies. Fine dining and wining options are on offer by these hotels. So now that you got ideas on where to rest your head, all that's left is to check the Phuket weather and have fun in the sun.

<![CDATA[Niyama Resort - Maldives]]>Sun, 14 Oct 2012 07:55:57 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/niyama-resort-maldives
Niyama ResortWater Studios @ Niyama Resort
NIYAMA Resort by Per AQUUM has been designed as an edgy, modern resort that offers guests more than a romantic Maldivian escape - balancing tranquility with a sense of discovery, stimulation and fun. Per Aquum's flagship 24 hour Lime Spa, Niyama By Per Aquum is also home to the world 's first underwater club, Subsix.

Edge Lounge and Restaurant
Accessible only by boat, an exclusive overwater restaurant and Lounge. The daily catch paired with fine wines. Sophisticated al fresco dining. Panoramic views. Tastes to savour. Signature cocktails. A chic haven to gather and indulge.

Dune Restaurant
Cocktails, poolside. Sundowners on the sand. A chic beach hub for daytime Daiquiris and outdoor service.

Subsix Underwater Club
The world’s first underwater club. International DJs. Global music. Splashes of colour – indigo, blue. Glass walls overlook a spotlit sea. Modern moods with a flair for the marine. Take the party below the sea for all-night dancing beneath the ocean.

Tribal Restaurant
Sand floors. Tiki torches. Local inspiration meets global flair. Tastes from South America to Africa to Asia cooked in the outdoor kitchen. Entrees seared over open flames. A dash of adventure, a pinch of fun

Daily activities at Niyama Resort includes Indoor Golf, windsurfing, Dhoni sailing and loads more of fun activities.

<![CDATA[Shangri-la Hotel Chiang Mai - Thailand]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:13:19 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/shangri-la-hotel-chiang-mai-thailand
PictureShangri-La Hotel - Chiang Mai
Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai

A short tuk-tuk ride with take you to the various temples, restaurants as well as the Sunday Market, but with the pleasant weather you won't mind walking either. The two dining facilities on-site serve Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese as well as European cuisine to please all tastes. A trip to the spa is a must, and if time is not a constraint you should definitely pick a package treatment. In addition, the fitness center unlike most found at hotel's offers weekend workout classes. The two meeting rooms and the business center will appeal to the executive who want to keep in touch with work.

Kad Kafé
Kad Kafé, an all-day dining restaurant, features Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, European and Mediterranean specialities. Named after the local word for "market", Kad Kafé offers the freshest ingredients and food prepared a la minute in this interactive atmosphere.

Silapa Thai Lounge & Bar

Silapa Thai Lounge & Bar offers an impressively extensive cocktail menu served by our entertaining and interactive bartenders as well as DJ entertainment. Accompanied by a large selection of innovatively presented cocktails.

The hotel is perfect for both leisure as well as business travelers with a range of facilities to please to either group.

<![CDATA[Maldives - Huvafen Fushi]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:14:22 GMThttp://eastasiatravel.weebly.com/east-asia-travel-blog/maldives-huvafen-fushi
Huvafen Fushi Resort - Maldives

Beautiful and exotic, they have 44 exquisite and recently refurbished bungalows & pavilions. Each with private plunge pool, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, espresso machine, bar, bath and shower, daybed, surround sound, fully loaded iPod and DVD player. True luxury in unsurpassed oceanic beauty.

Your Abode

Beach Bungalows with Plunge Pool (125m²) have a courtyard pool and front deck with daybed.

Deluxe Beach Bungalows with Plunge Pool are more spacious and have a second plunge pool.

Lagoon Bungalows with Plunge Pool are split level, built over the lagoon with daybed.

Ocean Bungalows with Plunge Pool (160m²) are spacious, with infinity pool and ocean vistas, large deck, Jacuzzi and separate glass bottom lounge area. Beach and Ocean Pavilions are also available.

Wine & Dine.

Vinum Wine Cellar

Underground wine. Deep in the cool ground. Immerse yourself in all things vinum. A cave harbouring a collection unmatched by any other resort in the world.

UM Bar
Vodkas clear as the Maldivian seas. Tropical juices, fresh coconut. UMbar at the water's edge. Overlooking the breathtaking infinity pool.

Salt Restaurant
A backdrop of transparent water by day, reflections of moonlight in the ocean at night. Inspired menus drawing on the array of sea life that swims beneath you.

Raw Restaurant
Innovative 'Spa' and 'Raw' cuisine. For those who care about their bodies yet crave exquisite taste. Original. Creative. Natural. Restaurant and juice bar set over the water.

Fogliani's Restaurant
Traditional wood-fired pizzas beneath a canopy of palms. Fresh antipasti. Casual shoreside dining.

Celsius Restaurant
Open and easy. Outdoor or indoor. Sample Celsius by candlelight or in the bright Maldivian sunshine, refreshed by cool ocean sprays. Luxe-but-laid-back dining on a white sand floored deck branching out over the lagoon.

To reach the resort, a shared speedboat transfer is required for which a surcharge will be added to the total cost of your booking. Rest assured that upon receipt of your details the resort will organize all transfer requirements. The hotel’s airport representative will meet you at the Arrival Hall. It is in the North Malé Atoll, approx. 30 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport.