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  • Day1

    INDIA

    May 14, 2018 in India ⋅

    Accommodate at any 5 Hotels near Gandhipuram, Coimbatore

    The plethora of hotels lined up in Ghandhipuram located in Coimbatore, makes it a suitable stay option among visitors. This is area is chosen as one of the most preferable place to stay amongst the entire city. The reason being, Ghandhipuram holds a bustling scene that houses many restaurants, major shopping places, a busy bus stop, railway station and an airport in the vicinity. Apart from these, there are many parks, garden and a stadium. There are many corporate and industrial complexes surrounding Ghandhipuram, creating an ample amount of convenience for all new-visitors. The reachability of this commercial centre is quite smooth. Hence, travellers coming to visit Coimbatore usually seek for an adequate stay option in this region. There are numerous visitors coming to Coimbatore for various purposes, apparently, these folks look for a comfortable place of accommodation in Gandhipuram. Therefore, booking hotels in Gandhipuram, Coimbatore is a cinch, especially when you confirm your ideal stay from https://www.redbus.in/hotels/city/area/hotels-in-gandhipuram-coimbatore page. Your hunting for hotel ends here!

    Booking a prior hotel room online always keeps you away from hassles. Selecting from the range of listed hotels and booking the ideal room in your budget shall help you to experience a satisfactory stay in Coimbatore. Some of the benefits of going ahead with an online hotel booking privilege includes good location stay, services offered, get discounts and read guest reviews before deciding on the final one. It gives you a transparent picture of the accommodations listed under Gandhipuram region. Do not forget to carry a copy of your booking confirmation on the day of your travel.

    Here is a list of hotels in Gandhipuram, Coimbatore that comes with all basic amenities and offers a good location too. You can book them online and save a lot of time and energy. There are hotels in various categories suiting all types of budget. You can decide the location and understand other requirements before booking your suitable stay.

    Hotel Landmark: They offer all types of rooms depending on your budget. It is located very close to bus stand and gives a view of the market area too.

    Hotel Renukka: There are many crowded streets and other public places around the hotel property. They cater to business as well as leisure travellers. Functionally meets all the basic requirements of the guest and its convenient location helps to access all other places without any difficulty.

    Apple Park: The location of the hotel offers walkable distance from all the shopping & business areas. An ideal stay for travellers looking for a bit of luxury within the city shores.
    Hotel Vishnu Priya: Located close to the Central bus stand and it offers all decent facilities to the guests.

    Hotel The Fortune: The location of the hotel in the city gives you an ease to go to any part of the city by taking any type of transport. Hotel is located close to Railway Station, Coimbatore Airport and near to Gandhipuram Bus Stand.
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    Best places in Penang to try the Kopitia

    March 20, 2018 in India ⋅

    Best places in Penang to try the famous Kopitiam

    The best kopitiams used to be confined to the Georgetown area, but in recent years the mainland has turned up some fairly good options too. Taste-wise, expect each set of toast to be full of flavor and very inexpensive – it cements Penang’s reputation as the country’s unofficial food capital. Reaching Malaysia was a pleasant experience. The journey was not at all tiring. I had booked my bus tickets from https://www.redbus.my/buses/penang-bus-tickets

    Toh Soon Café
    A long running favorite in Penang for its flavor-packed milk tea and perfectly grilled toasted bread with kaya and melted butter, Toh Soon Café certainly lives up to its glowing reputation. Set on a narrow alley parallel to Campbell Street, it is a tiny shop with just a few plastic tables and chairs set on the five foot walkway outside. One of the big reasons that the toast is so good here is the fact that the restaurant uses a charcoal stove fashioned from an oil drum to make each set of toast, which adds home grown, crispy taste to each bite. There are also different types of bread combinations available here like the Hainan bread, Coffee Marbel Bread, Wholemeal bread and the famous chocolate bread. Make sure you try out the signature home made dishes here which are the Kaya and Peanut butter.

    Ah Wang Café
    Found on the mainland, Ah Wang Café makes for a great stopover on your drive into Penang Island, especially if you are getting in at the early afternoon. Set in Tanjung Tokong, they serve the standard array of drinks, but our favorite is the potent iced Hainanese coffee. Strong and stringent in taste, when paired with the kitchen’s toasted bread with homemade kaya, it is simply superb. Meanwhile the toasted bread comes in a variety of choices – pick between white, whole meal, buns and Bengali bread. Dress up your meal with a side order of the always-perfectly-done, half boiled eggs, which rounds it all up to create a sweetly satisfying meal like no other.

    Luan Fong Kopitiam
    the secret to Luan Fong Kopitiam’s success is the generations-old recipe for making great kaya toast, passed down through the family line since this Chinese coffee shop opened in 1959. The toasted bread is fluffy and airy, allowing the creamy kaya spread to overcome your taste buds with its sweet yet savory flavor. The outlet is currently being run by the second generation of the family. The specialty of this outlet is the egg jam which the Malaysians refer to as kaya. It is a home made dish that is quite popular amongst the locals here. The dish is golden brown in colour and has a texture like a grainy custard. It tastes like a rich egg custard pudding. You can add palm sugar and coconut cream as toppings to it. Additionally, you can pair it with slabs of cold butter that have been sandwiched between toasted Hainanese style of bread toasts. I also witnessed a couple of locals here dipping their toasts in soft boiled eggs. The outlet also has a separate beef noodle stall which caters largely to youngsters.
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    It is quite unimaginable to not associate Singapore with food. Blessed with a variety of cuisines, Singapore has something to suit every foodie’s palate. Topping the list, though, is undoubtedly its seafood.

    The succulent crab meat, the crunchiness of a shrimp, fine textures of a fish—this is just an overview of what Singapore’s seafood has in store for you. Albeit you should be able to find decent seafood all around the Island-State, we urge you to dedicate some of your time in discovering these delightful joints.

    Troubles faced in reaching these places can be squashed immediately. Buying online tickets for a bus is simplified by http://www.redbus.sg ensuring a hassle-free travel.

    The Naked Fin: This intriguing restaurant is hidden at the back of Gillman Barracks, a hard to reach spot in its own right. If you do happen to get a taxi up there, make sure you get them to take you all the way to the restaurant, otherwise the walk from the front gate will leave you a little sweaty. This is the best seafood joint in this city. Prawns and Squids were quite fresh and were lightly seasoned and hence it highlighted their flavour. If you are a diehard seafood lover then this place is for you. If strong food flavour or more sauce is what you are looking for I would recommend you to visit a French restaurant or a Chilli Crab place.

    Penang Seafood: Penang Seafood was where I tried one of my first Fish Head Curries in Singapore. Memorable for the spiciness for sure but also the succulent flesh of the fish. Penang Seafood also gets my vote in this list because they (obviously) specialise in seafood. So here you can also order various other local seafood specialties like Assam Steamed Red Grouper, Chilli Crab and Cuttlefish. I suggest if you don’t like things too spicy you mention that when you order. I had ordered the Pork belly and salted eggs and found them awesome. Good quality food is served across the board. You will not regret visiting this place either. We had a very satisfying meal. This place truly has some great dishes. You can try their famous Assam Laksa which is very authentic. Penang Laksa is also what you can try out. It comes with a generous portion of fish meat. Do expect a queue especially if you visit this place on weekends. The most important thing is it is reasonably economical. Sure to come back again when in this city.

    Jumbo Seafood: One of the most reputed seafood restaurants in East Coast Seafood Centre and through all of Singapore, the must tries here include the Salted egg yolk prawns and Crispy baby squids.

    Long Beach Seafood Restaurant: Based in Kallang Park, local produce is given its due justice here. You cannot not try the Canadian Dungeness crab delicacies—the name itself is highly appealing!

    Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant: The breath-taking views that this eating outlet is based in One Fullerton offers complement the signature dish of this place perfectly, the Chilli crab.
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    Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam

    May 16, 2018 in India ⋅

    A Joyful Bus tour from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam

    Visakhapatnam the city, not only identified for its coastal beauty overlooking the Bay of Bengal but also for its splendid hilly terrain. This city is developed and linked accurately with other main cities with the aid of roadways, similar to Hyderabad being some of the favoured bus route. I planned to travel by bus from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam and took online tickets at https://www.redbus.in/bus-tickets/hyderabad-to-visakhapatnam.aspx . They gave some discounts too! I was travelling along with a friend and we decided to travel by Ac semi sleeper bus that took around 12 hours to reach Visakhapatnam.

    The bus played a vital role in shaping an ultimate journey scenario for us. We had been touring to Visakhapatnam during the period of the summers; my entire plan was once simply to spend a weekend there. We boarded the bus at 9pm from Vanasthalipuram pick up point and reached OLD GAJUWAKA at 10:30am the next day.

    The bus goes by way of a few picturesque spots like long-stretching expressways, rich greenery, estates and broadened territories. It was a 6 hours bus travel with one relaxation stop. Both of us delighted in some scorching espresso with just a few fries. The two of us were super excited, as this was the first event when we both had been visiting by means of bus. These recollections of the vacation will proceed going longer. Aside from exploring the magnificence of Visakhapatnam, we loved our bus trip too. Despite of the fact, that it was a whole night bus journey, yet the time we had spent together in the vehicle was priceless. Our travel list for two days included spots of excitement in Visakhapatnam like Araku Valley, Dolphin Nose, Borra Hollows, Ramakrishna Shoreline and much more. Well, a trip by bus cannot get any better when your best friend has accompanied you.
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    holiday in Malaysia

    June 5, 2018 in India ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Best things to indulge in during an holiday in Malaysia

    Your travel schedule to Malaysia may be well planned. But there’s always a different thrill to do something that is not on your list. After all Malaysia is much more than just malls, beaches and partying.

    Travelling to and from Kuala Lumpur is quite convenient since it is a major bus terminal and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from https://www.redbus.my/buses/kuala-lumpur-bus-tickets . Alternatively, you can also download the Android or iOS app from respective App stores and save some time and money.

    It has some very unique experiences to offer, especially if you are open to trying new things. If you said yes to that then here’s what you can do on one fine day in KL:

    Pitch-dark dining: Go a step beyond candlelight dinners and visit the Dining in the Dark restaurant. The meals are served entirely in darkness and customers are encouraged to focus more on using all their other senses while having dinner. Every sound, every moment and every taste is an adventure in itself here. You may think it is a challenge of some sort providing a unique experience and it is exactly that! It is a culinary experience like no other and one that you must have at least once in your lifetime. I was a little uncomfortable in the beginning but then I slowly started to realize the whole point of it! The taste of food is not always based on what it looks like. I will make sure that I visit this place again on my next trip to Malaysia! Make sure to try out some of their signature dishes on offer. The menu consists of cuisines from all parts of the world and is not restricted to a specific region. It is truly a must visit destination for every foodie out there. The staff is quite interactive and tell you about the dish as it is served. If you are lucky enough you might even be allowed to meet the chef who prepared the dish for feedback.

    Take a walk in the sky: No, really. Take the Skytrex and climb up the rainforest tops and cross different obstacles at least 22 meters high up in the air. The zip line challenges or jungle canopy adventure have rejuvenated the park's long forgotten attraction as Malaysia's first agricultural park. Take up the challenge and pump up the adrenaline on our many circuits at the various parks in which we are located and experience the best and most exciting forest adventure in Malaysia.  Collect exclusive t-shirts, colorful buttons, trendy wrist bands, collectible fridge magnets, designer key chains, hilarious car mini suckers, sporty aluminum bottles, umbrellas and much more. This is an adrenaline-filled activity that will let you take in the best views of Malaysia’s skyline. The view from the top is amazing unlike the ones that you see from hotel windows. It provides a 360 degree view of the beautiful skyline of Malaysia.
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    What bus to choose while travelling from

    June 7, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    Nagpur, located in the state of Maharashtra, is legendary for its delectable oranges. It is a bustling metropolis with heavy industries noticed everywhere. Alternatively, Hyderabad is quite noted for its spicy and scrumptious biryani together with noted spots just like the Charminar and the Golconda fortress. This city is likely one of the most crowded and jubilant places within the southern surroundings of India.

    Nagpur comprises of a smooth accessibility of busways connecting major cities of India.

    Travelling by buses from Nagpur to Hyderabad is a convenience choice. Therefore, I booked online Kaveri Travels bus tickets at https://www.redbus.in/travels/kaveri-kamakshi-travels.aspx , this reduced hassles largely. Some of the bus boarding points in Nagpur are Ashirwad parking opposite gangotri travels, new st bus stand opp fire brigade office; Kb travels opp mata mandir loha pul and many more. I boarded the bus from Nidgi in Nagpur at 10pm and reached Hyderabad at 6am the next day. The AC sleeper bus serviced by Kaveri Travels was clean and comfortable. The bus staff was polite and it gave rest stops too. These bus amenities made my 10 hours of bus journey a pleasant one!
    Hyderabad is blessed with a myriad of points of interest that beckons vacationers from everywhere the globe. The rich heritage and just right road connectivity with different places makes it a standard option of travel in India. Attractions like Dhamma Chakra Stupa, Ambazari Lake, Ramtek fort Temple, and so on. These keep on pulling tourists to Hyderabad. Sudden road go back and forth plans figure out excellent if you could absorb the ride by using a bus transport. The online bus booking offers and the fast reservation process adds value to money and time. One shall decide on from the array of buses being AC Sleeper, natural day buses, Non Ac and luxurious buses.

    Even as visiting by way of bus just remember holding your headphones and a few speedy snacks to munch on, these will surely kill your boredom. You will go via several scenic areas, lush fields and alluring highways. Travelling with the aid of buses create better memories that can be cherished lifelong!
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    hotels in Sabah

    June 11, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    A comfortable bus ride to the best luxury hotels in Sabah

    The best hotels in Sabah are famous globally and are the most renowned brands. All of these hotels are equipped with some of the most modern amenities and some of the most luxurious guest rooms that any of the other hotels have to offer. Each of these guest rooms are provided with personalised services and are perfect for affluent travellers. Those looking forward to live in style and luxury can easily afford these hotels. Surrounded by some of the most magnificent beaches, calm and serene blue waters the hotel is strategically located in locations where you can watch an array of wild life pigs and turtles, however, from a distance. When you are planning to splurge so much on your accommodation budget, I recommend you to save on your travel budget. You can do so by boarding any of the buses in Sabah that will ferry you to all of the important landmarks here and at economical prices that remain fixed be it peak or lean hour without any surge.

    You don’t have to carry cash or change thanks to this website https://www.redbus.my/ which lets you book your bus tickets in less than a few minutes. I found the website to be quite user friendly.


    Shangri La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

    Shangri La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa is equipped with 406 guest rooms with modern decor and futuristic amenities. The hotel has been divided into the garden wing and the ocean wing. The garden wing comprises of 326 rooms and 12 luxurious suites. All of these suites have their own private gardens with individual balconies that offer a view of the plush green landscape. You can easily reach this hotel by boarding a bus from the Central Station. The bus can be easily tracked online so you do not have to keep waiting at the Bus Stop.

    Shangri La’s Tan Jung Aru Resort and Spa

    Shangri La’s Tan Jung Aru Resort and Spa is just 10 minutes away from the Kota Kina Balu International Airport and can be easily reached by bus. There are buses from the airport to reach this hotel every 15 minutes and since I have been here, I do not want you to make the same mistake of paying for sitting in traffic by booking a cab. The Hotel has its very own private beach that overlooks the National Park. The hotel is also known to have various recreational opportunities. The staff is quite friendly and offers great facilities to its customers. Each room is also fitted with free Wi-Fi, toiletries and separate showers, as well as a refrigerator, microwave oven, electrical cooker top, washing machine and dryer. The famous Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower are accessible via taxi while dining options such as Hard Rock Café and Tamarind Hill are within walking distance from Soho Suites KLCC Kuala Lumpur. It is 400 metres away from Acquaria KLCC. The rooms here are based on the contemporary theme and have just been recently renovated. There is also a 2000 square metre pool with a tapered shoreline.The guest rooms are quite comfortable and ensure a good nights sleep.
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    A comfortable bus ride from Kuala Lumpur

    June 22, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 39 °C

    Some of the most popular and iconic destinations in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia have come forward to define the city as a true tourism destination. The magnificent outline of the Petronas Towers and the standing image of the Buddha are some of the things that I will never forget. During my stay in the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur, the one place that I liked the most was Petaling Street market located right in the heart of China Town. During your stay here make sure to visit the beautiful Sultan Abdul Samad building which is located in the city’s colonial quarters. After my tour in Kuala Lumpur was complete, it was time for me to head to my next destination, which was the beautiful town of Baling. Just like the locals, I preferred traveling to Baling by bus as it is quite faster, convenient and hassle free compared to train travel. I booked my bus tickets from https://www.redbus.my/bus-tickets/kuala-lumpur-to-baling I was quite fortunate to find my choice of seats from their 3D view as I booked my tickets almost a week in advance.

    Baling is located in the state of Kedah, which is quite close to the borders of Thailand. There are a quite a few interesting places to visit in Baling. The bus journey from Kuala Lumpur to Baling was simply mesmerising thanks to the view of turquoise blue waters and plush greenery in the backdrop. The best way to travel to Baling from Kuala Lumpur would be to book and board an express bus. There are only 2 operators plying on this route between Kuala Lumpur and Baling which are Transnasional and Plusliner. Depending on the class of bus you book Transnasional has about 25-30 seats in a bus making it the operator with the most comfortable and spacious seats. Plusliner has 37 seats in all class of buses. Tickets for Transnasional start from MYR 39 whereas from Plusliner the tickets cost about MYR 38 per head. I chose to travel by Transnasional owing to the spacious seats, as I need a lot of legroom and elbow space. The duration of the journey between the two cities is about 5 hours but this is definitely subject to change depending on the traffic you come across. Transnasional has buses almost throughout the day whereas Plusliner has a fixed timing of departure. Plusliner has only two departures in a day and both are at night.

    The buses depart at 9PM and 11PM sharp. This is actually good as there is literally no traffic during these hours. Transnasional buses depart as early as 8AM in the morning and have services operating until 11PM in the night. I booked a bus for 3PM with transnasional as this is a time in the afternoon when there is hardly any traffic. In addition, I could experience the scenic views between the two cities. The staff at Transnasional was quite helpful and interactive. There are about two restroom breaks during the course of the journey. The staff also served us some light snacks.
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    Pavillion Mall Kuala Lumpur

    August 6, 2018 in India ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    Hotel Fort Canning

    This is a boutique heritage hotel that was opened for the people in the year 2010, since then it has won several accolades. The hotel is known to have the highest standard of excellence and has been ranked amongst the top hotels of Asia and all over the world. The hotel has about 86 rooms and suites that have been well appointed and holds some of the most modern amenities. This luxurious hotel also has 2 huge outdoor pools and a 24/7 fitness centre. The building is believed to have been used as the British Far East command during World War II. The hotel is just 22 minutes away from the Changi International Airport.

    The hotel has about 86 guest rooms, which is quite a low number, compared to other hotels. However, this is because each of the rooms have been spaciously designed offering some of the best luxuries. My stay here was an experience that I would hardly ever forget. I was staying on the second floor and a base room cost me 280 SGD.

    Having travelled by bus all throughout my journey in Singapore, I found travelling by bus very convenient and since Kuala Lumpur Malaysia was next on my list, i booked a bus from Hotel Fort Canning to Kuala Lumpur. The bus stop was just 11 minutes away from my hotel and I boarded a bus from the Dhody Ghaut MRT Station Bus Stop. I booked my bus tickets online from http://www.redbus.sg/ . The bus dropped me off to the Air Asia Bus Stop in Malaysia, which is just 4 minutes away from the Pavillion Mall. The journey took me about 9 hours. There were3 operators plying on this route which were KTMB, Rapid KL and SMRT.

    Pavillion Mall Kuala Lumpur

    Pavillion Mall is considered to be one of the biggest shopping malls of Malaysia. The mall occupies a huge chunk of prime real estate along Jalan Bukit Bintang. It was opened for the people in the year 2007 and is divided into 3 major sections – a retail mall, an office block and with two huge residential towers. It has kept the city’s trendy fashion followers completely up to date and setting a perfect example of how extravagant some malls can be, with a number of dining options. The mall is spread across 1.37 million sq ft of land and has been constructed using white marble. The mall is a combination of indoor and outdoor shopping venues and it consists of an oversized Grecian temple. The temple features modern pillars and has about 450 different stores. It also has some hip-hop dining options, big box retailers and international designer labels as well as local retailers. The mall is one of the most visited places by the people of Kuala Lumpur and it does not matter if it is a weekday or a weekend, the mall is always crowded with hundreds of people. It will not be an exaggeration to say that it will take you more than 2 days to explore the entire place.
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    Malaysia

    August 14, 2018 in India ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Travel by bus to the most Homely accomodation at Majestic Hotel

    Quite famous for its colonial style architecture the Majestic Hotel is one of the most premier luxurious hotels of Malaysia making it a landmark within itself. It features modern decor consisting of classical details. It also houses a state of the art outdoor pool and huge business rooms that are a perfect place to conduct business meetings. The hotel is equipped with all basic amenities like Wi-Fi, ATM and a 24 hour fitness centre. The guest rooms here are spacious and grand. Each of these rooms have a TV, personal safe and also an electric heater for the winters. The bathrooms here have their own bath tubs and a 24 hours hot shower.

    Malaysia is well connected to all parts of the city thanks to its extensive road network. This has ensured point to point connectivity for several years. The public bus transportation system here is also quite punctual about its timings. This has made traveling in and around Malaysia quite convenient and hassle free. I personally recommend you to travel by bus as it will only cost you anywhere between RM10 to RM20. Besides, the taxi operators here have a nasty habit of overcharging! You can book tickets online from https://www.redbus.my/ as they have some great discounts to offer and booking tickets is also quite hassle free!

    The hotel is just a 5 minute walking distance from the Merdeka square and a five minute distance by road from the Kuala Lumpur Centre Station. If you are done relaxing for the day and feel like shopping you can head to the Bukit Bin Tang shopping area which is the most preferred locality for shopping by locals as well as tourists. Reaching here by bus is the best option as you will save on money and time! You can board a bus from KL Sentral or get on the hop on hop off bus which arrives at regular intervals of 15 minutes just outside the hotel. The hotel also has one of the most signature restaurants of Malaysia which is the Contango. It is famous for serving local as well as global cuisines. Make sure to try out some of their special cocktails!

    While checking in you can select from a wide range of rooms like Junior Suite, Club Access, Deluxe Double, Colonial Suite, Governor Suite, Grand Suite and Premier Suite. The hotel features 300 suites and guest rooms. All of these suites and rooms have been decorated with sophisticated art. The hotel is just about 5-7 Kms away from some of the most major landmarks of Malaysia. I personally recommend you to travel around by bus as Malaysia has a very bad traffic problem. Another reason being there are more buses than taxis here!

    The check-in time of this hotel starts at 3:00 pm and is valid till midnight. The check-out time however is at noon. When in Malaysia make sure to visit this hotel and have a lifetime of an experience.
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