Beat the July Heat by Visiting Great Manila Waterparks – Slip and Slide!

The Philippines, like other tropical countries, alternates between two seasons; dry and wet. So when it gets dry, it gets really dry! Interested to beat the heat by visiting one of several waterparks in Manila?

1). Inflatable Island

Known to be Asia’s largest floating playground, this park spans over nearly 45,000 square feet. This park offers activities and challenges from kids to the more daring! Enjoy the Tarzan swing, the human launcher and Unicorn Island!

2). Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks

Enjoy a wave pool that produces over three feet high waves! Float idly down the Lazy River, a pool that’s over 500 metres in length! When looking for a hotel in Manila Philippines there are countless options to pick from, like the Berjaya Makati Hotel for example.

3). Amana Waterpark

This park contains an absolutely massive 3,500 square metre wave pool that produces an absolutely gigantic wave called the Tsunami Wave! They also have 13 other wave pools if you want variety. Children, and adults will enjoy various Hollywood character themed pools from Batman to Jurassic Pool!

4). Aquaria Waterpark

The best choice for those who want a mix of both a waterpark and a beach! Boating over half a kilometre of pristine white sands, contemporary amenities like cove pools, three-storey high slide and a sunken pool bar. Enjoy volleyball, jet-skiing and feast on excellent seafood at the end!

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

A Fun Day at the Plearnwan Shopping Village – Stepping Back in Time

Offering a mix of retail therapy, cultural insights and foodie discoveries, the Plearnwan Shopping Village is quite a unique attraction in Hua Hin that’s well worth visiting.

Planning Your Visit

The Plearnwan Shopping Village can be found in the popular Thai seaside resort of Hua Hin. It’s located on Petchkasem Road near Klai Kangwon Palace and around a 15 minute drive from Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin. Opening hours are from 9 a.m to 9 p.m.

What to Expect

“Plearnwan” translates to the “joy of yesteryear” and that’s exactly what you can enjoy here on a visit from nearby Hua Hin resorts. More like an open-air mall, it transports visitors to the 1950s complete with traditional shophouses, retro-themed market design, vintage furniture, 50s music and more.

Shopping Highlights

The two-storey building and outdoor areas are home to shops selling distinctive souvenirs, toys, locally made clothing, snacks and handmade ceramics from Thailand. You will also find an outdoor cinema screen, a beauty salon, a temple fair style area with games, a special zone for Thai products and a mini supermarket.

When Hunger Strikes

The Plearnwan Shopping Village is a great place to sample some local Thai dishes too. Among the foodie favourites you can try are pad Thai, coconut pancake, grilled meat (served on skewers) and barbecued pork. Thai style coffee along with delicious desserts like mango sticky rice and the sago-based Yok Manee are also worth introducing to your taste buds!

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

Elephant Rock, Passikudah – A Private Wide Shore & Other Things

Before the civil war, Passikudah, which was once a small hamlet was a tourist destination that was decimated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and by all the fighting. It saw an explosive resurgence after the end of the war in 2009. Passikudah is famous for its shallow reef beach stretches and sea that is only of a few inches depth.

The Lack of Wide Shore

Due to the lack of a wide shore in Passikudah, Elephant rock is considered ideal, despite the disappearing beach line. The rock is a natural formation that vaguely looks like a baby elephant and can be accessed within 10 minutes from The Calm Resort & Spa or many other Pasikuddah hotels.

Passikudah Bay

The Passikudah bay is home to one of the most well-known reef systems in the east. As a result, it has been proposed as a site for a marine sanctuary by NARA. You can get some scuba diving done and explore the diverse local marine life.

Whale Watching in Trincomalee

Passikudah is easily accessible from Trincomalee. So a day trip to the sprawling city wouldn’t be complete without getting in a whale-watching session done. Compared to Mirissa in the south, there may be less of a crowd to whale watch in the East. The season is May to October.

Batticaloa Lagoon

Batticaloa is another region easily accessed from Passikudah. The Batticaloa lagoon is one of three lagoons in the region. The lagoon area is used for rice cultivation and shrimp farming.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+