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Best Things to Do in Koh Yao Yai Islands, Thailand

Best Things to Do in Koh Yao Yai Islands

Isn’t this Thai Island, breathtaking? It is ‘peace’ written all over it. Ko Yao Yai is a chain of three islands and is located in the Andaman Sea. This means, the islands are on the west coast of Thailand. Here is an iconic picture of Phang Nga Bay. Koh Yao Yai island chain is floating off the shores of Phang Nga Bay. Incidentally, Phang Nga is the name of a province of southern Thailand, abutting the Andaman […]

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Best Things to Do in Karimunjawa Island

Best Things to Do in Karimunjawa Island

This is our first venture into the Java Sea. You can see the Java as Borneo’s southern border. Java Sea is an arm of South China Sea. Our subject holiday destination, Karimunjawa (also spelt Karimunjava) Islands are located in the Java Sea. It is an archipelago comprising 27 islands. These are Indonesian Islands. The closest mainland town is Jepara in Central Java province, Java Island is the most populated island in the world. It may be noted […]

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Travel guide to Rawa Island, Malaysia

Travel guide to Rawa Island, Malysia

Where is this beautiful Rawa Island? It is in Malaysia’s east coast. The coral-filled waters of the South China Sea is surrounding this Malaysian Island. Travel guide to Rawa Island, Malysia What is the speciality of this island? You can unmistakably see white doves everywhere on the island. ‘Rawa’ means ‘white doves’ in Malay language. How to reach the this island? A half – hour boat ride from Mersing town; that is all required to get to […]

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Try Best Dutch Food in Caribbean Islands

Best Dutch Food in Caribbean Islands

Can you find Dutch Food in the Caribbean Islands? Do you think it is unfair to expect such a preposterous wish? After all, the distance between Aruba Island (one of the Dutch Islands) in the Caribbean Sea and Amsterdam is roughly 8000 km! You have to cross two seas namely the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea to reach the “A” (Aruba) of ABC islands in the Caribbean Sea. The ABC islands point to: Aruba Bonair Curacao […]

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What is Special about Manjuyod Sandbar, Philippines?

What is Special about Manjuyod Sandbar, Philippines

When you are watching this video clip, after about 2 minutes, you can notice the white sandbar that is flanked by the North Bais Bay, Cebu Sea on its either side. Sandbars have their own peculiarly beautiful attraction. They pull nature lovers, and island buffs, and seafarers from every corner of the world. Maldives is known for such breathtaking sandbars. As a matter of fact, Manjuyod Sandbar is fondly called the “Maldives of the Philippines”. It is […]

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Best Things to Do Bamboo Island, Thailand

Things to Do Bamboo Island

This is a Leopard Shark, looking slender, and elegant. I guess it moves with great speed, and hence the ‘leopard’ name attached to it. This is one of the major attractions on Bamboo Island. Its native (Thai) name is Koh Mai Phai. However, there are no bamboo trees on this island. You can see groves and groves of ‘Casuarina’ trees that are mistaken for bamboo. Where is Bamboo Island located? It is one of the islands of […]

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Best Things to Do in Phuket Island, Thailand

Best Things to Do in Phuket Island, Thailand

Which is the most visited beach on Phuket Island? Place your finger on Bangkok, move down to Krabi. To the west of Krabi, you can spot the island of Phuket, floating in the Andaman Sea, an arm of the Indian Ocean. How to reach Phuket Island? You can fly to Phuket from Bangkok in about two hours. If you are a seafarer, you can reach Krabi. From Krabi, a ferry gets you to Phuket Island in a […]

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Travel Guide to Tioman Island Malaysia

Travel Guide to Tioman Island Malaysia

This is a typical sight of a tropical island that has dense mountains, abutting the South China Sea. This means Tioman Island is located on the east coast of Malaysia. Tioman Island is a marvellous place with terrific attractions, great beaches, diverse marine life. It is one of the ultimate islands for holidays. Just look towards the east of Kuala Lumpur to locate the Tioman Island. How to reach Tioman Island? Mersing is a coastal city in […]

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Kangaroo Island travel guide

Kangaroo Island travel guide

Find out why Kangaroo Island is suddenly in the news. Unmistakably, it is one of the many islands of Australia. All of a sudden, it is seeing a large influx of visitors and more are expected in the early months of 2024. I think it is all because of a mention by the Lonely Plant  that goes to say that Kangaroo Island is number 2 in the list of top places to visit in the coming leap […]

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Koh Rong Island Travel Guide

Koh Rong Island Travel Guide

Which islands in Cambodia are best to explore? Cambodia is considered as one of the South East Asian countries. On its south-western side lies the Gulf of Thailand.  On its north-west is Thailand. To its northeast is Laos. Vietnam is located on Cambodia’s south, and south-east. Cambodia’s Islands: In the Gulf of Thailand, lie 60 islands. This gulf is also called the Gulf of Siam. Please note, the Gulf of Siam is an arm of South China […]

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