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Penang: An Ideal Destination for A Perfect Getaway

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Being regarded as the Pearl of Orient, Penang is covered with a blissful of colonial buildings, harmoniously fuse with modernized architecture, forming a perfect fusion for the old and new in a vibrant and lively city. It’s an extraordinary city and we are here to give you some solid reasons to visit Penang for your next trip!

Besides the typical “food” that we knew, there are other things that would spark up your senses as to why you should give this wonderful city a visit. We would break it down to you one by one for you without further ado.

1. Stunning Beaches

A trip to an island won’t be complete without visiting the beach. Surrounded by lots of beaches – Pantai Keracut, Batu Ferringhi, and Teluk Bahang are one of the reasons that sum up Penang as an ideal destination for your getaway!

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For an adventure seeker, you might want to check Monkey Beach where it requires you to jungle trekking across to the other side of the island to a peaceful and unpolluted beach in Penang that promises you a glamourous sunset view.

2.Delightful Delicacies

Perhaps this is a portion where we should leave it blank as it varies to different types of person that prefer different kinds of food. However, with their historical charm, Penang’s sultry delicacies are world-renowned and even the ambassadors or country leaders would pay for a visit. That shows how good it is!

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Popular in nationwide, some of them have successfully opened a franchise in all over Malaysia, such as Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendol and Him Heang Tambun Biscuit. Besides, there are some delicacies where you can only get the authentic taste in Penang, such as the Ayer Itam Asam Laksa and Penang Char Kuey Teow.

3.Remarkable Heritage Sites

Penang should be proud of themselves in terms of preserving the old architectures and refining them to a heritage site. Places such as the Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese descendant family house that dated back into the 20th century is a sight to behold.

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With an outstanding architecture and to show the diversified culture in Penang, Masjid Kapitan Keling, St George Church, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, and Penang Peranakan Mansion are deeply rooted in the city.

Some other famous landmarks, such as City Hall of Penang, Fort Cornwallis, and the Jubilee Clock Towers are all building from the colonized era and preserved up until now. Aged but gems to the island.

4. Amusing Attractions

The iconic KOMTAR tower is perhaps the must-visit attractions in Penang and not to mention, there are also packed with all kinds of museum surrounded the bustling city. Moreover, the street arts that revolved within the artistic city adds in sparks and brought attentions to tourist worldwide.

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Other attractions such as the Kek Lok Si Temple, Chew Jetty, Penang Hill, and Escape Themed Park are worth the visit and rich in arts and cultures. Nonetheless, it is an island that is full of attractions that are well worth your time.

5. Pleasant Stay

Having a long day wandering in the streets of Penang can be tiresome at times. A nice and cosy stay would help to recharge and embark on a whole new journey. And Cititel Penang is the answer for all your worry! A magnificent 17-storey high, 4-Star hotel that stood tall in the heart of George Town, Penang.

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Cititel Penang comes with 451 comfortable and well-appointed rooms, it’s 5 minutes away from the Penang Ferry Terminal and a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The famed Batu Feringghi beach is only 30 minutes away by car.

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Be it a business or family occasion, Cititel Penang guarantees you with their excellent hospitality and services – the perfect choice for the perfect stay. Last but not least, a piece of good news to share with you, by applying the promo code “BESTRATECHM” to enjoy up to 20% discount when you book directly through the website www.cititelpenang.com.

 

Location: 66, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Contact: +604 291 1188

Website: www.cititelpenang.com

 

 

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Thailand Travel Guide: Island Hopping in Krabi

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Krabi, nestled at the south-west coast of Thailand is a province that pride with its limestone cliffs that’s jaw-dropping and lots of offshore islands. Dozens and dozens of islands rest off the coast of Krabi. Hence, this is why you are here, to find out the best island hopping guide in Krabi.

But before we go on any further on this guide, let’s attend a brief Geography class.

Understanding the Geographical Landscape of Krabi

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Now, there are a few famous islands around Krabi that you must know. These islands included Koh Poda, Chicken Island, Phra Nang, Koh Tup, Bamboo Island, Phi Phi Islands, Hong Island, Koh Lahding and Koh Pakka.

For your convenience, we have to make a map specifically to let you have a look at the locations of these islands.

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Basically, the Islands are a group in a triangular shape. It is crucial to understand that island hopping day tours only go for specific locations that are grouped together, so it is hard to look for tours if you wanted to hop off in different locations.

So, are you ready for some sea adventure? Let’s get started!

Island Hopping in Krabi Option 1: The 4 Islands Route

The 4 Islands, are basically Koh Poda, Phra Nang, Chicken Island and Koh Tup. This is the most basic island hopping tour.

You will usually start off by visiting Koh Poda, and then to Chicken Island. A note to that, the island have a limestone structure that resembles the head of a chicken, hence the nickname Chicken Island.

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Koh Tup is connected to Chicken Island via a sand bridge. The sand bridge only available on low tides so make sure you check before heading off. Then you will head off to Phra Nang Cave Beach in the afternoon or evening for lunch and sunset.

Island Hopping in Krabi Option 2:  Phi Phi Islands Route

This is perhaps the most famous island hopping tour in Krabi. Phi Phi Island is slowing rising as tourist worldwide known for its dazzling white beaches and crystal clear water.

If you are settling down on this route, you would most probably start off at Ao Nang, which will take you one and a half hours to Bamboo Island. This island usually has very few visitors. If you visit during the off-peak seasons, this island could be entirely yours!

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Your next destination will no doubt be Phi Phi Island. This island itself is flocked with visitors during the peak season, as you don’t even have the place for snorkelling. However, places such as the Maya Beach is a sight to behold, with turquoise blue sea and humongous rugged cliffs surrounding you.

Island Hopping in Krabi Option 3: Hong Islands Route

If you happen to be someone who in loves with nature, this will be your perfect route. You can snorkel, swim, or just laid down at Hong Island at your heart’s content, as this is a lesser route that tourist would take.

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Together with neighbouring islands such as Koh Lahding and Kok Pakka around, Hong Island is a pristine and untouched place with calm shallow waters. Just prepare sufficiently if you prepare to come here, as this place is uninhabited (means no restaurant, no food, no water)

So…

Choose your route as you plan for your journey ahead for island hopping in Krabi, we hope that this guide would give you a clear mindset as to where you would prefer for your next trip!

 

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5 Unique Cafés in Phuket That You Must Visit

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Phuket is a gem island for Thailand, and mostly due to their sandy white beaches, sizzling hot sun and excellent location for a summer vacation. However, there are also no shortage of wonderful and unique cafés that lurks in the towns and streets of Phuket. Let us check out these 5 unique cafés in Phuket that you must pay a visit.

1. Taitong Café

We start off with the authentic and old rustic Taitong Café, one that brought up the real-life antiques of an old Phuket Town. Stepping into the café is like taking a peek of the traditional days of Phuket.

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There was an old blue colour Song Thaew (or commonly known as Tuk Tuk) that has been made into a minibar inside the café. It is one of the main attractions of this café, and also a famous Instagramable location.

Their famous coffee here is their cappuccino, rumour has it this coffee has a kick in it!

 

Address: 54 Thalang Road, Talad Yai, Muang, Phuket, 83000
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 8 am to 8.30pm

 

2. Bookhemian Coffee Bar

For those bookworms out that, congratulations, we have found you a serene location, Bookhemian Coffee Bar, where you can diverse into your own reading universe without the outer world interruption in Phuket.

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Once you enter the here, there is a unique ambience that clouds on the entire café. Shelves of books, art magazines and local photography can be found here, while hipsters could also stop by at 2nd floor for the mini-cinema.

 

Address: 61 Thalang Road, Old Phuket Town 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 9AM-7PM, Sat to Sun: 9AM-8:30PM

 

3.We Café Salad & Coffee

If you are a vegetarian, this café might just be the best place to hang out in Phuket. Introducing We Café Salad & Coffee, a unique café that located along Chaofa West Road. (between Phuket Town and Chalong Temple)

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The café has a hydroponic farm in their backyard, providing them fresh veggies and salads. The atmosphere inside the café is somehow like a tropical rainforest, with wooden tables and chairs, and a wooden tree pillar as decorations.

Perhaps the most interesting part is you can choose your very own toppings for your salad with their fresh veggies and plants

 

Address: 5/30 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Old Town Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 7:30AM-8PM

 

4. Factory Café

This café has its brilliance and creative touch thanks to local architect Tantanan Srinawakul that successfully blends rustic and industrial concept into one. On the outside of the café, it’s nothing fancy and unnoticeable, but once you stepped in, it morphs into a polish urban space with fashionable décor.

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Besides the artfully designed decorations, their Asian-Fusion delights and food are the main reasons that you should pay a visit. The food that they prepared is filled with creativity and artistry that food bloggers and Instagrammers will flock into this place.

Just order a dessert and you will get why it is listed as one of the must-visit cafés in Phuket. Be prepared to be amazed by it.

 

Address: 81, 83 Satoon Road
Opening hours: 10.30 am to 11 pm daily

 

5. The Tent

Yes, you heard it right, it’s called The Tent, and you are literally having your wonderful time, in a café, in an indoor teepee tent. How many cafés have you seen with a tent inside? The low tables with turquoise white teepee tent and cosy cushions make this spot one of a kind.

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Inspired by the Native-American theme, The Tent is one of a kind café in Phuket with its unique decorations and food. The foods here serve with a “Tent” theme. Such as waffles being cut and assemble into a firewood stack like serving, and a marsh-mellow being “hanged” over the coffee.

Do give it a try here if you are in search of a unique café in Phuket. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

 

Address: 16 Thepkasattri Road, Old Phuket Town 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: Mon, Wed to Sun: 9:30AM-8PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

 

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5 Most Important Travel Kit For Travel Influencers

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Whether you are a travel influencer, or you are preparing to be one soon, there is some essential travel kit that you must pack along for a pleasant trip. Most of them are pretty familiar, but God knows, we someone will always forget one or two. Let’s check them out 1-by-1.

Travel Kit #1 – Ziplock Bags

There are times when travel influencers would like to pack on their bathroom products and make sure it doesn’t spill all over their luggage. This is where ziplock bags prove their worthiness.

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Besides that, they can be used to pack foods, as well as beauty products and cosmetics. If the places they go don’t have laundry services, they can always use ziplock bags to pack their dirty and used clothes. It’s definitely a multi-purpose travel kit that you must bring at all times.

Travel Kit #2 – Reusable Water Bottle/ Tumbler

Needless to say, water is essential for survival. A water bottle that is portable and reusable (or preferably tumbler) is important for travel influencers that have to jump off locations from time to time.

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Make sure you don’t bring large water bottles that are hard to carry either in your handbag or backpack. A reusable one could make sure travel influencers are environmentally friendly by stop using plastic bottles.

Travel Kit #3 – Universal Adaptors/ Surge Protector

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Perhaps the most common problem of all is the different sockets used by different countries. It can be problematic at times. So you have to get at least 2 universal adaptors for safety purposes.

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You might also want to bring along a surge protector as well. The amounts of electrical appliances that one need to use vary, but the likes of a phone charger or laptop charger are inevitable.

Travel Kit #4 – Clothes and Props

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Clothing is important for travel influencers, that’s pretty much what makes them presentable. Often times, they will prepare more for a photo shoot. There are also props such as hats, scarfs, earrings and jewellery that brings out the best of them.

Travel Kit #5 Asia Travel Club Social App

If you want to get the latest travel news update, or a chance to get yourself a free night stay at one of Asia Travel Club (ATC) Hotel Partners, please make sure to download the ATC Social App.

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ATC helps travel influencer to connect with hotels and resorts through influencer marketing. By participating in the #StaysForStories program, travel influencers could get connected with ATC Hotel partners all across Asia Region.

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Travel influencers can also participate in #ATCPowerShare, a project-based campaign that helps ATC members to accumulate ATCoins, where they can exchange ATCoins for free hotel night stays. It’s definitely a must-have travel kit for every travel influencer!

About Asia Travel Club

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Are you interested in harnessing your social influence to connect with our hotel partners across Asia for a free hotel stay? Request your sponsored stay now through Asia Travel Club Social App! Chat with us on Messenger at m.me/asiatravelclub to find out more, or you could also join our Telegram here to get the latest stories update.

 

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