Wind down at the Kings Park and Botanical Gardens

Perth in Western Australia holds claim to perhaps the largest Natural Park and recreation area contained within city limits. Spreading out across almost 400 hectares, Kings Park and Botanical Gardens consists of 37 hectares of developed parkland and 17 hectares of botanical gardens. The rest- amounting to almost 346 hectares – is purely natural bush…

Ragunan Zoo, a delight for the wildlife lover

The renowned Ragunan Zoo has gained a reputation as one of the outstanding institutions of its kind in the region. Located in South Jakarta the zoo is noted for its diverse collection including no less than 270 animal species and 171 flora varieties. The total number of resident creatures including birds is in excess of…

Exciting Sea Escapades – Banana Reef

A long reef curved at the western edge giving it its name, Banana Reef on the south eastern side of the North Male Atoll was one of the first Maldives dives sites to be discovered and to gain international recognition. Known for the quality of it coral coverage supporting a high density of marine life,…

Al Ain National Museum – The Oldest Museum in Abu Dhabi

The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan city that boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. Also known as a thriving commercial hub, this captivating city offers countless hours of exploration and adventure for young and old alike. Those looking to find out more about the city’s fascinating past can…

Remnants of History – Guia Fortress

Macau is a history buff’s dream with many ruins and still occupied buildings from the Portuguese occupation of the city state dating from around the mid 16th century, found in the historic heart of the city. The Guia Fortress, a complex comprising of a Portuguese military fort, a lighthouse and a chapel is one such…

Resplendent Gangathilaka Vihara in Southern Sri Lanka

The Buddhist temple known as Gangathilaka Viharaya is better known as Kalutara Bodhiya in Southern Sri Lanka. The holy shrine is a popular stop over for travellers heading down south in Sri Lanka. Irrespective of religion or faith many who traverse this route stop at the temple by the roadside to drop a coin or…