No. 1 Best Beach in Asia: Boracay

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If you are a Filipino, raise your head and be proud as one of our country’s prides, Boracay Island in Aklan, is named as one of the best beaches in the world and took the 1st spot in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Traveler’s Choice Award: Top 25 best beaches in Asia. TripAdvisor is a popular and trusted travel website where every traveler gives their reviews on the hottest vacation destinations. It is also a site where you can search for the best places to go to with tips for traveling, budgeting and activities.

TripAdvisor described Boracay’s cost as having “White, powdery beach sand that doesn’t get hot even at high noon. It is really amazing”. Being awarded and recognized like this, and to think that there are millions of people giving good reviews for our very own Boracay, as a Filipino, it comes to me as a pleasure. I guess the hotel accommodations, white sand, water and land activities, nightlife, interesting sceneries, and cheap Boracay packages caught the eyes of every traveler to come back and choose Boracay. Oh, and let’s also not forget how beautiful the Filipinos are.

Aside from the white sand beach in Boracay, TripAdvisor also awarded the Secret Lagoon beach in El Nido, Palawan the fourth spot and Yapak Beach in Boracay in the sixth spot.Well, it’s really “More Fun In The Philippines”, as the famous catchphrase goes.Recently, the same website gave the 19th place to Boracay on their Top 25 Beaches in the World 2014 where Baia do Sancho in Brazil got the 1st spot. Considering the number of beaches there is in our planet, getting the 19th spot ain’t half bad!

Check out the list of Top 25 best beaches in Asia 2014 here and the Top 25 beaches in the World 2014 here.

 

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Top 5 Best Condominiums in Singapore

The Sail at Marina Bay

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This condominium is suitable for people looking for a place at the heart of the town with a waterfront lifestyle. The Sail is the tallest condominium in Marina Bay with 245m (804ft) in height. It has 70 floors and 1, 111 luxurious units. All your needs are here in The Sail. This is also near at the Raffles Place MRT Station and close to Lau Pa Sat Festival Market and Boat Quay Facilities at Marina Bay.

Their facilities are as follows:

  • Basement:

Advance shoe repair and locksmith, Al Marche (Convenience Store), Clothes Shop, Creative Hairworkz (Hairdresser), Dry cleaner, Family Picnic and Aesthetic Centre, Flower Shop, Yamada Restaurant and Sushi Bar

  • First floor

Bars and restaurants, Cashcard top-up station, Pick-up/Drop-off bay, Water Feature, Residential Reception Lobby with hotel-styled concierge

  • Second floor

Rocks Urban Grill + Bar

  • Club Level (8th Floor)

Aqua gym pool, Jacuzzi pool (heated), Lap pool, Children’s Pool, Main Pool, 2 Tennis Courts, Jogging Track, BBQ area, Children’s playground, Pool Terrace, Male and Female Bath Massage Therapy Room, Gymnasium with Rock Climbing Wall, Exercise Studio, Spa Room

  • 44th floor

Sky Terrace, Reading Room, Karaoke Room, Club Event Room, 5 M&E Equipment rooms

Caribbean at Keppel Bay

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Caribbean is developed by Keppel Bay Pte Ltd is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Singapore with over 969 residential units, lush greenery views of Mount Faber and Keppel Golf Club, and the stunning seascapes. This luxurious condominium is located at the 4 Keppel bay Drive, Singapore 098635 in District 04, 500 meters away from Harbourfront MRT station.

Their facilities are as follows:

Clubhouse, Function Room, Open Terrace, Tennis Courts, Lap pool, Multi-Purpose Court, Games Room, Residents’ Lounge, Jogging Track, BBQ Areas, Children’s Pool, Courtyard Fountains, Steam Room, Gymnasium, Fitness Area, Main Pool, Jacuzzi and Children’s Play Areas.

Cavenagh Lodge

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Cavenagh Lodge is like a replica of a resort developed by Far East Organization. It is located at 81 Cavenagh Road at District 09, right across the Istana and a few steps away from Orchard Road. Cavenagh Lodge consists of 41 units with large bedrooms and spacious dining area. Residents can spend quality time with their families at the famous shopping belt in Singapore and enjoy the delicious local food at Newton Hawker Centre.

Their facilities are as follows:

BBQ pits, Swimming pool, Putting green, Gym, Jacuzzi, Sauna, and Playground

 

Grange 80

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Grange 80 is also developed by Far East Organization. This is located next to Grange 70 and Orchard Road shopping belt. It has 10 exclusive units with private lift lobby, air-conditioned kitchen and well-spaced bedroom. Grange 80 also offers complimentary shuttle bus service for their new and existing tenants.

Their facilities are as follows:

Swimming pool, Gymnasium, Open car park, Sauna, 24 hours security, and Steam bath

 

Nassim Regency

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Nassim Regency is a perfect stay for nature lovers. This condominium is surrounded by luxurious canopy of lush greenery, natural foliage, and a meter away to Singapore Botanical Gardens. The freshness of the air and the serene environment it offers is perfect for relaxation. The 31 luxurious three-bedroom apartments are a stress reliever and provide comfort for hardworking people. Its strategic layout also strengthens family relationships because it is similar to a typical bungalow house.

Their facilities are as follows:

25m Lap Pool, Children Pool, Children’s Play Area, Gymnasium, Tennis Court, Outdoor Dining Pavilion

 

Photo credit: blog.iproperty.com.sg/

Top 10 best Honeymoon destination in Asia

Searching for a honeymoon destination? Here are the top 10 best Honeymoon destinations in Asia!

1. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Experience the most romantic dining ambiance in Kuala Lumpur’s world class hotels and resorts and visit the largest malls in Asia. Start your romantic day by watching the amazing view of the sunrise on the Sepang Gold Coast. Tour around in the famous landmarks of Kuala Lumpur like the Petronas Twin Towers, the National Palace and Batu Caves. At 1, 453 feet, the Petronas Twin Towers are known as the tallest towers in the world. Be amazed at the landscape and lush greenery at the National Palacewhere royal soldiers guarding the main gate (and don’t forget to take a picture with them too). The Batu Caves are home to an impressive golden structure of Lord Murugan with 272 steps and playful cheeky monkeys at the top.

2. Agra, India

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Agra is also known as the town of love and the city of the Taj. Visit the most famous architectural beauty, a UNESCO World Heritage Building and one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Feel the romantic atmosphere in the temple made of pure white marble the way Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built it for his late wife Mumtaj during his time. The Emperor and wife’s body are said buried inside the monument

3. Pattaya, Thailand

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Pattaya has it all; recreation, entertainment, sports, and sightseeing. For newlyweds who love land and water activities, Pattaya, Thailand is the best honeymoon place for you. Offering their wide beaches, water sports, the finest hotels and resorts, and the famed naughty nightlife scene. Visit and experience the local atmospheres in Pattaya such as Pattaya Floating Market, Elephant Village and Tiger Zoo.

4. Maldives

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Though Maldives is known as the smallest country in Asia, the floating bungalows and honeymoon hotels and resorts that are set on the bluest water make this country listed as one of the best honeymoon destinations in Asia. The mesmerizing views and the most relaxing spas make every couple feel like they want to stay here forever.

5. Boracay Island, Philippines

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Boracay Island in Aklan is not only famous as one of the top summer destination in the world, but it’s also well known as one of the top wedding and honeymoon destination globally. Experience the most prestigious hotels and resort accommodations in Boracay. There are many honeymoon spots in Boracay from station 1 to station 2. The white sand beach, water activities and famous landmarks are why Boracay is popular among tourist and locals alike.

6. Coloane Island, Macau

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There are many couples who choose to spend their honeymoon in Macau. One of the main reasons is the exotic land of Coloane Island. The natural beauty of this island offers beach side activities, lush greenery, and romantic sceneries around the coast.

7. Bali, Indonesia

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Located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Island in Indonesia, Bali is known for its highly developed arts such as traditional and modern dance, sculpture, leather making, music, metalwork, and sculpture and painting. If you want to escape from the busy and madding crowd, there are many places in Bali that’s good for you! Visit the Legian, Seminyak and Sanur beaches and enjoy the peaceful and romantic moments with your love. Hold hands and watch the sun set on this beautiful island of Bali.

8. Munnar, Kerala

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The best honeymoon spot in South India and the Evergreen Paradise on Earth. Experience the green tea gardens and high altitude destination from where you can see the glistening lights of Thenai and Madurai, both of which look like stars shining in the dark moonless sky. Take in the magnificence of the mountains of Munnar. Meditate at the summit of calmness at CSI Church at the peak of Munnar or at the underground meditation center of the Blossom International Park, which has a 1,000 foot long fountain and roller skating rink.

9. Borneo, Malaysia

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There are only two places left in the world where you can find wild orangutans and one of those places is the nature lover’s paradise, Borneo, Malaysia.

Borneo is divided into two states, the Sarawak and the Sabah. The Rainforest discovery center in Sabah, which is the world’s environmental education center, has been open since 2006. Trekking is not the only thing you can do in Borneo; you can try their world class scuba diving sites. Be stunned by the underwater adventures while playing with the turtles, hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.

10. Auli, Uttarakhand India

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If you are looking for a hilling terrain which offers enthralling scenery of oak fringed slopes and coniferous forests, Auli is the best place for you. During the winter, Auli is also known as the snow sports destination. Enjoy skiing and other snow sports at the natural slopes in Himalaya’s snow clad with a 270 degree view. Hot Spring Point and Chenab Lake are also famous destinations in Auli.