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Krabi

Brief History

Krabi is a southern province on Thailand’s Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country’s oldest history of continued settlement. After dating stone tools, ancient coloured pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains found in the province’s many cliffs and caves, it is thought that Krabi has been home to homosapiens since the period 25,000-35,000 B.C.

At the start of the Rattanakosin period, about 200 years ago, when the capital was finally settled at Bangkok, an elephant kraal was established in Krabi by order of Jao Praya Nakorn (Noy), the Rajah of Nakorn Sri Thammarat, which was by then a part of the Thai Kingdom. He sent his vizier, the Pra Palad to oversee this task, which was to ensure a regular supply of elephants for the larger town. So many emigrated in the steps of the Pra Palad that soon Krabi had large community in three different boroughs: Pakasai, Klong Pon, and Pak Lao.

In 1872, King Chulalongkorn graciously elevated these to town status, called Krabi, a word that preserves in its meaning the monkey symbolism of the old standard. The town’s first governor was Luang Tehp Sena, though it continued a while as a dependency of Nakorn Sri Thammarat, This was changed in 1875, when Krabi was raised to a fourth level town in the old system of Thai government. Administrators then reported directly to the central government in Bangkok, and Krabi’s history as a unique entity, separate from the other provinces, had begun.

During the present reign, the corps of civil servants, the merchants, and the population generally of Krabi and nearby provinces have together organized construction of a royal residence at Laem Hahhg Nak Cape for presentation to Her Majesty the Queen. This lies thirty kilometres to the west of Krabi Town on the Andaman coast.

Geography

Krabi’s mountainous physical geography is broken by highlands and plains on the mainland; the provincial administration also covers more than 130 islands big and small in the Andaman, include the world famous “Phi Phi” and “Lanta” islands. Natural forest cover is chiefly mangrove and Cassia trees. Krabi’s sandy clay soil conditions are perfect for a variety of agricultural products, including: Rubber trees, palms, oranges, coconuts, and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometres through the city and falls into the Andaman at Tambon Pak Nam. There are other streams as well: The Klong Pakasai; the Klong Krabi Noy; these have their source in the province’s highest range of mountians, the Kao Panom Benja.

Climate

Weather in Krabi is typical monsoon, providing the province with just two seasons, the hot season from November to April, and the rainy season from May to October. Monsoon winds, which change according to season, blow from the southeast, the southwest, and northeast. Temperatures for the year range between 16.9 and 37.3 degrees Celsius; yearly rainfall averages 2,568.5 millimeters.

Attractions in Muang District

Khao Panom Benja National Park : Khao Panom Benja is the tallest mountain of Krabi (1,397 meters above sea level) that has ancient forest with high humidity, moss, fern, and many tropical plants. It is the origin of streams for maintaining Krabi people such as Klong Ton, Klong Bangsan, Klong Krabi Yai, etc. The park headquater locates at moo 4, Muang district, Krabi province. It covers 3 districts; Muang, Khao Panom, Ao Luk.

Nopparat Thara Beach : In times past villagers in the area called this three kilometers long beach Haht Klong Haeng, meaning Dry Stream Beach, because when the tide ebbs the stream flowing from the northern mountains almost disappears, so that the beach has no shore and stretches all the way to Koh Kao Pak Klong Island. In the vicinity of the beach are many places to stay serving tourists. Details and further information may be obtained by writing to Nopparat Thara Beach National Park, P.O.Box 23 Muang District, Krabi 81000, Tel: (075) 637436 or call National Park Headquarters, The Royal Forestry Dept., Tel: (02) 579-0529

Shell Cemetery : The shell graveyard at Ban Laem Poh was once a large freshwater swamp, home to a kind of snail. Over eons dating from the Tertiary Age, about 40 million years ago, these snails lived and died by the million, to the extent that the dead snails formed a layer upon which existed the living. Eventually, weather changes precipitated the swamp’s disappearance, but by then the layer of fossilized snail shells was forty centimeters of lignite below which is the subsoil, Because of geographic upheaval, this shell limestone is now distributed in great broken sheets of impressive magnitude on the seashore at Cape Laem Poh.

Ao Nang : This bay is beautiful and at the same time very strange to the eye because of its limestone mountains. Its famous beaches include Rai Ley, Tahm Pra Nang (where the Tahm, or cave, is sacred to local villagers). And Nam Mao; none of these can be reached by road. However, boats leave regularly from the accessible part of Ao Nang to take visitors to them. There are also other islands to visit as well: Kai island. Tap Island, Mor Island, and Podah Island, where there are clean sandy beaches, clear water and schools of colourful fishes in abundance – perfect for diving, snorkeling, or swimming. Boats to the islands are boarded Ao Nang.

Phi Phi Islands :The name is derived from Malay, and the original was Pulao Pi ah Pi, where in pulao is the Malay word for island, and pi, pronounced with only a half p sound, was very close in pronunciation to the English word be; the ah was eventually dropped, so the name was said something like Bi Bi. Later the p was pronounced with a stronger aspiration and the name became the Pi Pi we know today (the h with which it is usually spelled is confusing and superfluous). The name refers to mangrove wood found there. Six islands are in the group; Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Le, Biddah Nok, Biddah Nai, Yung, and Pai; total area is 42 square …

Fountain of Wealth

The largest fountain in the world, Fountain of Wealth, Singapore is one of the most popular Singapore attractions. Housed in the commercial complex of Suntec City the Fountain of Wealth is a true exhibit of architectural excellence.

Made of bronze and weighing 85 tonnes, the Fountain of Wealth in Singapore comprises a circular ring that is supported by four huge slanted columns. The ring has a circumference of 66 meters and the base area of the fountain is 1,683 square meters.

The Suntec City Mall, Singapore has five tower blocks representing the five fingers of a hand. The Fountain of Wealth, built in the center of the mall, represents the palm of the hand.

Fountain of Wealth has its base under the ground, and on this base rest many popular underground restaurants of Singapore. On ground level, you can see the circular ring of the fountain spilling water into a reservoir at the base. Meanwhile, in the middle of the fountain, water shoots up to 30 meters.

The Fountain of Wealth is turned off for certain periods in the day, to enable visitors to take a walk around the mini fountain in the center. According to Feng Shui, the water flowing inwards brings in riches, and hence people touch the water for good luck.

In the evenings, the Fountain of Wealth, Singapore looks absolutely spectacular, and becomes the setting for a small laser show. Do not miss admiring the beauty and touching the waters of Fountain of Wealth when you travel to Singapore.

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Discovery Center

The perfect showcase of Singapore’s technological brilliance, the Singapore Discovery Center is the place where you can feel the pulse of Singapore. Tourists get a great chance of exploring what keeps the city ticking, with inimitable vivacity and passion.

The Singapore Discovery Center, one of the most-visited Singapore attractions, claims to be a center for ‘edutainment’ – a place where education effortlessly fuses with entertainment. At the Singapore Discovery Center, you get to hear the past, see the present and touch the future – a thrilling experience indeed!

The Singapore Discovery Center was initially supposed to be a museum showcasing the history of Singapore. However, later the idea was evolved into the concept of a discovery center.

Eventually, in October 1992, the setting of Singapore Discovery Center (SDC) was approved and a budget of $70 million was set aside for the same. SDC was officially opened on 23rd November 1996. Since then, the center has been redeveloped many times to suit changing needs, and to make it more entertaining.

The Gateway at Singapore Discovery Center uses the elements of fire, earth and wind to present the turbulent part of Singapore in a user-friendly manner, in the style of ultramodern television shows.

iWERKS is that place of Singapore Discovery Center where you get to see the present, jammed between 2D and 3D. At the Shooting Gallery, you can actually use hi-tech rifles and try your hand at shooting. At the Airborne Rangers, do not miss the thrill of a virtual sky dive.

Visit the Singapore Discovery Center on adventure tours to Singapore and you will be stupefied by the wonders of technology.

The Singapore Discovery Center is open all days of the week except Mondays. From Tuesday to Sunday, the visiting hours are 9 am to 6 pm, while on Saturdays, the center is open till 8 pm. The basic entry fee is SGD 10 for adults and SGD 6 for kids. Admission fee is separate for each adventure undertaken.

The Singapore Discovery Center is located at Upper Jurong Road and is about 30 minutes from the city center.

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Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

A major attraction in the city of Langkawi, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is visited by a large number of tourists. Located at a distance of around 45 kms from the famous town of Kuah, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls Langkawi is easily commutable from all parts of the island city.

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls meaning seven wells waterfall is a place where fresh water streams fall from a height of about 90 meters. The streams that are originated from a river fall to make seven different pools or wells as per the name of the place. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls Langkawi that is an absolute wonder of nature exhibits immense beauty amidst quaint natural surroundings. The beauty of the place continues to increase as one tries to climb to the place from where the streams originate. But the climbers need to be a bit cautious as the falling of water on various rocks makes them extremely slippery.

According to a popular legend, the place where Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls Langkawi is located was once a favorite playground of the fairies and genies. People believe that till today one can actually sense their presence at times when suddenly the air around the place picks up a mystic perfume. It is believed that the fairies that visited the place took delight in the water of the streams that are known to possess soothing and healing powers. Also the locals say that the unique lime trees and sintuk (a climbing plant with large pods) were left behind by the fairies. People from various places arrive here to cleanse themselves from bad luck by washing their hair in the water derived from the streams.

While visiting Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls Langkawi, the tourists can also check out the beautiful beaches of Berjaya Langkawi and Mutiara Burau Bay Resort.

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Kaoyai National Park Travel

The city of Kuala Lumpur has emerged as a major tourist attraction in South East Asia. Most tourists coming to Singapore and other major cultural hubs of the region make sure that they also visit the city of Kuala Lumpur that is known all around the world for its tourist attractions. Travelers seeking diversified culture and tourism of all forms come to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

The travelers coming with an urge to see the most beautiful temples that are the personification of the secular spirit of Kuala Lumpur must visit Thean Hou Buddhist Temple in Kuala Lumpur. You would be amazed to see the sanctity and the religious fervor of the devotees here. Other major religious places that are counted among various attractions in Kuala Lumpur are Sri Mahamariaman Temple and Police Sikh temple.

Tourists coming to Kuala Lumpur to see various theme parks and natural habitats must visit places like Sunway Lagoon Park, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa and National Zoo among other attractions in Kuala Lumpur. Those wanting to get a glimpse of the architectural marvels of the city can just look around and would be delighted to see that the city that is known for its tourist attractions. The tourists who seek pleasure in watching the technological advancements of a place would definitely marvel at Petronas twin towers and Kuala Lumpur Towers.

The tourists arriving in the city do not need to depend on tourist guides completely as the city brings an amazingly well maintained tourism center that offers all information that a foreign tourist may need while being at Kuala Lumpur.

The city of Kuala Lumpur that is known for its tourist attractions is a place that offers complete recoil to a weary traveler and brings an opportunity for the tourists to unwind their minds and bodies with various therapies that the entire region prides itself upon.

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Kusu Island

Kusu Island of Singapore is one of the most serene and riveting islands in Southeast Asia. It was here that a giant sea turtle saved the lives of two shipwrecked sailors – one Malay and the other Chinese.

Kusu Island, Singapore is the place where these sailors built three structures as an act of gratitude. A Chinese temple, a Malay shrine and the sculpture of a giant turtle are main attractions of Kusu Island, Singapore.

Earlier known as Pulau Tembakul, Kusu Island in Singapore was a burial site of immigrants who died in quarantine on St. John’s Island, Singapore. It is also said that before its reclamation, Kusu Island looked like a turtle.

Kusu Island, Singapore also houses a Tortoise Sanctuary where you’ll get to see hundreds of tortoises from a number of species. It is a fascinating sight for wildlife lovers, and a must-see on Singapore wildlife tours.

Kusu Island, Singapore has been transformed into an opulent holiday resort, replete with beaches, swimming lagoons and some popular restaurants of Singapore. It is a great place to savor the mouthwatering seafood available in this city.

You can also enjoy all sorts of water sports on Kusu Island in Singapore. The pleasure of water skiing, swimming, canoeing and sailing in Singapore is the maximum on this beautiful island.

You also have the option of lazing or sunbathing on the sandy beaches of Kusu Island, a hugely popular Singapore attraction. Azure waters of these unblemished beaches have enticed tourists from all over the world.

Daily ferry service from Sentosa Ferry Terminal is the best way to reach Kusu Island, Singapore. Ferry tickets are priced at SGD 9 per adult and SGD 6 per kid.

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