Sri Krishnan Temple

Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Sri Krishnan Temple, Singapore is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the city. Adjacent to the Kuan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, Singapore, Sri Krishnan Temple is located on Waterloo Street.

Incepted in 1870, the Sri Krishnan Temple of Singapore has a long history to its credit. In the middle 19th century, many workers from the Hindu community in Singapore used to gather under a huge banyan tree, which served as a congregation point.

Hanuman Beem Singh, a wealthy merchant of that period, felt the need for having a place of worship, and thus got two deities built on the base of the tree. After a few years, a large platform was constructed to accommodate a deity of Lord Krishna.

Since then, the Sri Krishnan Temple in Singapore has witnessed numerous changes in its architecture and design. Tile roof and concrete walls, resembling Chinese structures were used for this temple as well.

In 2002, the National Heritage Board of Singapore gazetted the Sri Krishnan Temple as a historic site. During this time, a community center was also added to the temple complex.

The images in Sri Krishnan Temple, Singapore are handled with great care and refurbishments take place on a recurrent basis.

The Sri Krishnan Temple of Singapore has grown into a major site for Singapore pilgrimage tours. It has been accredited with embracement of different religions, reiterating the basic culture of Singapore.

A number of religious events, social gatherings and festivals of Singapore are celebrated at Sri Krishnan Temple of Singapore with profound devotion by various ethnic communities.

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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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Thaipusam Festival

Thaipusam, an annual Hindu festival that falls between mid January and mid February, is one of the most popular festivals in Malaysia. The Thaipusam Festival is a day when Hindus go through self-punishment with no visible sign of pain in order to ask for the blessings of Lord Murugan and the day is usually preceded by weeks of rigorous abstinence. On this day of thanksgiving and penance, devotees spear their cheeks with steel rods and pierce their body with small needles.

The most popular legend about the festival of Thaipusam is that it is celebrated to pay homage to the day when goddess Parvathi, the consort of the Hindu God Shiva, gave a lance to her son, Murugan, in order to destroy all the demons of the world. If you travel to Malaysia at the time of the festival, you must visit the Batu Caves Temple in Kuala Lumpur where Malays celebrate this day with a lot of pomp and ceremony. A carnival-like atmosphere can be seen in the city where a large procession in which a chariot bearing an image of Lord Murugan, accompanied by drums and music, is taken out from Sri Mahamariaman Temple in downtown Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves. While in Penang Island the traditional six pairs of bulls draw the chariot, in Kuala Lumpur the chariot is drawn by a motorized vehicle due to excessive protest by animal rights activists. A lot of Malaysians carry pots of milk to pour over the lance and some shave their heads in humility and atonement. Many people eat only vegetarian food for 40 days after Thaipusam celebrations and avoid all worldly comforts during this period.

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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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Esplanade

Theaters on the Bay, Singapore is located along the waterfront of Marina Bay. Spread across six hectares of land, the Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay is near the mouth of Singapore River, one of the main Singapore attractions.

The biggest arts center of Singapore, Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay was opened in October 2002. The cost of construction amounted to SGD 1 billion.

Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay, Singapore is an excellent work of architecture. There are unadorned glass cases shaded by a cladding of aluminum over the theaters. This design resembles a tropical fruit called Durian. Hence, the Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay is colloquially referred to as ‘the Durian’.

The Esplanade is a center of performing arts that provides world-class facilities for various art-related shows. The place houses a 1,600-seater concert hall and a theater capable of seating 2,000 people.

The Concert Hall of Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay, Singapore has witnessed shows by many celebrated artistes of the world. Elegantly designed and stupendously decorated, it features world-class acoustics, making it a hot favorite for concerts and recitals.

The main theater of Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay, Singapore resembles a traditional opera house of Europe. It also houses Singapore’s largest performing stage and a 30-meter high fly tower.

The library of The Esplanade is Singapore’s first public library meant for art lovers. It is located on the third floor of the building.

The Esplanade also has various meeting venues, outdoor performing centers, retail outlets and eateries. Many popular hotels of Singapore are located in the vicinity.

You cannot afford to miss out on catching a movie, concert or play at the Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay during your Singapore tour.

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The Rainmakers

Royal Thai Air Force jets have been called in an attempt to beat the heat and provide water for people and plants alike in the dry Northeast.

RTAF chief Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pukbhasuk presided at a ceremony Friday assigning aircraft to be used in the artificial rainmaking operation to counter Thailand’s seasonal drought on Friday.

Drought in Thailand’s northeastern region is likely to become worse before it gets better when the annual rains arrive to help the Korat Plateau, Thailand’s largest and poorest region.

ACM Chalit said 15 aircraft and 400 personnel from RTAF wings at three airbases have been dispatched to join cloud-seeding operations in areas assigned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

The air force didn’t set a timeframe for the mission as it depends on the situation on the ground, and in the air, as the needs change from area to area.

RTAF is using its Alpha jet aircraft in its artificial rainmaking operations. Its tail section has ample room to accommodate sizable chemical loads sufficient for the cloud-seeding operations.

Water has been distributed to some drought-affected areas to solve the problem on a temporary basis.

Local authorities in Yasothon have distributed drinking water to thirsty villagers. It is estimated that the number of afflicted local residents has now surpassed 14,000 people.

In Khu Muang district, eucalyptus growers can sell fewer eucalyptus sprouts as farmers face an expanding drought and dare not to grow eucalyptus trees. The quick-growing cash-crop species is favoured for commercial forestry, but the trees ‘drink up’ large volumes of water that would otherwise be available for vegetable and fruit gardens, small-scale paddy irrigation, and household use.

In Kalasin, villagers living outside the specially-served royal irrigation system areas have also been affected by the drought, despite their proximity to adequately-served royal projects. Over 80,000 paddy fields, as well as cassava and sugar cane plantation are affected by the continuing water shortage .

Local authoriities are dispatching survey teams to assess damage that can be alleviated by urgent assistance. …

Clarke Quay

Get set for the most mesmerizing sojourn during your Singapore tour. Clarke Quay, Singapore is the place where you can indulge in endless shopping or eating as you get engulfed in the splendor of the beautiful Singapore River.

Named after Sir Andrew Clarke, Singapore’s second Governor, Clarke Quay was initially a chain of shophouses of the 19th century. But now, it has more than 50 shops that form five blocks of restored warehouses. Shops here are well known for their second-hand items and antiques that encompass everything from batik prints and home furnishings to silk and fabrics.

Clarke Quay is a quieter and inconspicuous place when compared to some of the more popular Singapore attractions. However, it is a great place to be in the evenings, when dance clubs and pubs come alive with the sound of music filling the air.

Many popular restaurants of Singapore are lined up along Clarke Quay. With endless dining options at your disposal, you’ll just not be able to satiate your heart. Try out all sorts of international cuisines at the F&B outlets of hotels in Singapore located here, or the local food of Singapore at small time eateries and coffee shops.

Not just shopping or eating, Clarke Quay, Singapore also offers you numerous options for fun and thrill. The G-Max Reverse Bungy, Singapore is one of the highlights of adventures at Clarke Quay. A high adrenaline experience, this extreme ride is only for the audacious and strong hearted. An open-air capsule capable of seating three people is catapulted up to 60 meters in the air for about five minutes. This electrifying experience at Clarke Quay, Singapore can be enjoyed on the payment of SGD 30 per person.

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