Zoo Negra – A Malaysian Wonder

Being the biggest zoo in Malaysia, Zoo Negra definitely deserves a visit, especially if you are travelling with children.

About the zoo

Run by an organisation that is not connected to the local government, this zoo belongs to the Malaysian Zoological Society. The fees collected for the entrance is used to maintain the zoo, along with private and public donations and sponsors. There are many fundraising events conducted throughout the year in Malaysia, for the benefit of the zoo.

How to get there

Located in the outskirts of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, the zoo is close to the Bukit Tabur in the northeastern parts. Thought you will find homes and other kinds of buildings near the zoo, it is still a vastly green space, therefore, it is better if you look for a Sepang resort the likes of Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort and stay there during the course of your holiday.

What to expect

Within the zoo area, you will find a scenic lake that is surrounded by dense forest areas. The biggest banyan tree in the area can also be found in the Zoo Negra.

The animals

The zoo is home to about 5100 animals that belong to more than 450 species. They include fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. The variety of life found here is impressive enough, but, the zoo is also planning on creating a free-roaming space for the animals in the near future. The zoo is more than 50 years old now and might go under renovation soon.

 

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Planning your visit to the Samalona Island – The beautiful island in Makassar

In Makassar, Indonesia the most famous tourist destination is quite obviously the Losari beach. But did you know Makassar has an island with so much of natural beauty? Yes, it has! It’s called the Samalona island and it’s definitely worth to know of it, especially if you are planning a visit to Indonesia.

Location

This beautiful island is located in the district of Ujung Pandang in Makassar. For anyone who travels from any Makassar hotel, this island is not too far because it’s only seven kilometers from the city of Makassar.

Possible routes you can take

From Jakarta airport, there are several domestic flights that travel to the Sultan Hasanuddin Airport and to the Makassar/Ujung Pandang. Then from where you are to Samalona Island, you can either take a taxi or public transport.

Accommodation

This is entirely a matter of your choice. According to the budget that you have you may choose any place ranging from the hostels to luxury hotels the likes of Citadines Royal Bay Makassar. And if by any chance you are worried about your meals during your visit to the island, do not worry since it has several food stalls around selling different kinds of seafood.

What to see and do?

Samalona Island is famous for the beauty of the underwater. Thus it offers a perfect setting for swimming and diving during your holidays. If you are there on a lucky morning, chances are that you may see dolphins making their appearance in the waters.

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What to Pack for a Beach Holiday – Maximizing Fun in the Sun & Sand

Planning a beach getaway with friends or family? While you may be already thinking of all the time you are going to spend on the shore, don’t forget to pack properly so you can have the best time.

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Clothing

Swimsuits, bikinis or swimming trunks are an obvious choice, though it helps to pack two of a kind especially if you are going to spend multiple days at the beach. Pack light cotton tops, tank tops, t-shirts and shorts. Of course, when staying at beach side luxury resorts in Sri Lanka including properties such as Blue Water Club Suites you can easily access the shore, so changing clothes is not a hassle.

Footwear

While you may be envisioning barefoot freedom, it’s always a good idea to have some flip-flops with you! If you are going to do some exploring away from the beach, pack a pair of sandals or sneakers, while if you are planning to enjoy fine dining, having formal shoes or heels is a good idea.

Bags

Pack a good beach bag which can fit in most of the stuff to take to the beach. Of course, it’s also worth having a “wet bag” to keep your wet items separately and a “dry bag” to keep equipment like your camera and phone safe.

Other Essentials

A good sunscreen (SPF 30 minimum), beach hat and moisturizing cream are essential since you will be spending most of your time in the sun. Also worth packing are sunglasses to keep out the glare and toys or game-related items for some fun family times.

 

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