Best things to do in Malaysia – behold the spectacle!

Malaysia is a land of wonder, and as their tagline goes, it truly is an embodiment of Asia itself. With so much to discover, make it a must to check these activities out when you plan to visit Sepang.

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1) Sepang International Circuit

Of all the things to do in Sepang, this might be one that stands out a little. The Sepang International Circuit is one of the newest additions to all the world’s Formula 1 racing tracks. This is where Malaysia hosts the annual Malaysian Grand Prix as well. With the tickets being quite affordable, this should definitely be on your list.

2) Mangrove River Cruise

If you embark on a mangrove safari tour or river cruise, you’ll have to prepare yourself for all that you are about to discover. These can be booked via almost any hotel in the city such as the AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort, so do check with your place of accommodation. Through this, you will come close to various creatures like monkeys, monitor lizards, blue crabs and even walking fish.

3) Banghuris Agro Tour

Check out the Banghuris agro tour where you get to visit a rural village. Here you will come across traditional Malay homes and be able to experience their way of life.

4) Visit Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital is not far away and must be on your list. Here you can check out many of its iconic landmarks such as the Petronas Towers, Batu Caves and even the Kuala Lumpur Tower.

 

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Abu Dhabi a City of Modern Marvel – Experiencing the Desert Land Like No Other

Abu Dhabi has some iconic and unique attractions that you will not be able to experience anywhere else in the world. Below are a few that will blow your mind away.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Perfect for art lovers, The Louvre Abu Dhabi showcases 600 pieces of art displayed across 23 state of the art galleries. It is the first ever branch to open outside France. Witness unique pieces from world famous galleries such as Vinci, Monet, Van Gogh and Matisse.

Desert dunes of Abu Dhabi

Eat and dine on the beautiful golden sands of the desert with your loved one. Resorts such as the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara are perfect for such evenings, providing remarkable rooms with private pools overlooking the desert, where you can catch a glimpse of that perfect sunset.

Ferrari world

Perfect theme park to take the kids to for a fun adventure. Ride the fastest rollercoaster in the world called Formula Rosa! Speeding at 240 km / hour in less than 5 seconds.

Yas Waterworld

A one of a kind “Florida” style water park with 43 rides, attractions and slides. The perfect way to cool off after spending a hot day in the sun. Mostly for adults, although there are some children’s rides as well, the Yas Waterworld park is not too far from good Abu Dhabi resorts and is the perfect stop over if you are looking to have fun with your friends.

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The History of Thailand’s Floating Markets – A vital part of Bangkok’s culture!

The concept of floating markets has been around for a very long time and are one of the highlights of visiting Bangkok. It gives you a glimpse of Thailand’s cultural and traditional communities.

History

Central Thailand is in the wet lowlands of big river valleys, thereby making Bangkok a jungle area before human development occurred. Hence, the people living on either side would normally use boats as their main form of transport, rather than make their way through the dense jungles that once stood there.

Then & Now

Previously, boats were used for trading – bringing goods from those who produced them and selling to those on the other side. As Bangkok grew and soon became the capital of Thailand, the jungle area was drained, and roads built in its place. However, to the people of Bangkok, the method of using the boats to transport goods would have still been most convenient. Thereby making the floating markets part of their historical culture.

Types of floating markets

There are several types of floating markets, most famous two being Amphawa and Damnoen Saduak. There are vendors who provide a more personalized service where they bring food to certain resorts in cities such as Sathorn in Bangkok. And if you are staying here, the best way to visit these floating markets is to book a good Sathorn hotel in Bangkok such as the Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel where they will assist you with a tour of the different floating markets within the vicinity.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+