Tag: Thrifty Traveller
The epic battle ended France’s colonisation of Vietnam and triggered America’s involvement in the region, which culminated in the Vietnam War.
At 3,143 metres, Mount Fanxipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam, and the highest in Indochina.
One can only hope this district will escape the developers’ wrecking ball and be recognised by Unesco as a world cultural heritage site someday.
Once the base of Stamford Raffles, Bengkulu is now worth visiting for its historical sites.
Thomas Bewick is remembered as 'Northumberland’s greatest artist, a wood engraver and naturalist who revolutionised print art in Georgian England'.
Surabaya’s House of Sampoerna is a cigarette museum that tells the story of Liem Seeng Tee.
Apart from the pleasant weather, there is not much to see in Malang unless you like birds and flowers.
Being adventurous has its benefits in discovering many new experiences in Surabaya.
From historical monuments to museums, pagodas and bridges, Palembang does offer the earnest tourist some fascinating things to see.
Padang in West Sumatra has its charms and visitors can happily spend a day or two here.
When eating at hidang-style restaurants be careful of the hygiene factor and be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for premium coffee.
Different countries have different cultures and different norms.
Bukchon may be off the beaten track but offers interesting traditional artisanal crafts
Istana Melawati is the Agong’s residence in Putrajaya
Makassar has some interesting attractions for the intrepid traveller
Built on 100 hectares of reclaimed land facing the city centre, it includes two giant glass conservatories and a grove of Supertrees.
Puteri Harbour Theme Park is a fantasy land which will keep kids entertained for hours.
Tintin’s popularity here may be due to Japan’s strong comic book culture (manga) and their shared love of travelling to exotic countries.
Arima Onsen is a popular hot spring resort near Kobe, Japan
Thirsty Traveller comes face to face with a shop in Singapore displaying items that deal with curses, spells, voodoo and other dark arts.
From traditional tea shops, courtyard restaurants and street food stalls to modern, sprawling buildings and shops selling branded goods, Chengdu has it all.
The hotel features a novel design with three 'curvy' 55-storey towers topped by a platform shaped like a giant ironing board.
From Chinatown to the Town Hall in Albert Square, Manchester is a quiet but interesting place to visit.
This park is a hive of activity as people dance, sing karaoke and even practise calligraphy on the stones.