The Singapore Sling is a unique concoction , that was invented in the city-state of Singapore. The traditional cocktail drink has become somewhat of a symbol for this little but busy island, although these days Singapore is about much more than traditional ways.
Hong Kong is one of those places that has to be on anyone's top ten list of cities to visit in a lifetime. Although mainland China is quickly developing as a travel destination in its own right, Hong Kong still holds the crown as the main gateway into China to many, and offers an introduction to the many more wonders that China has to offer.
Bangkok has gone through a rough patch recently. Political turmoil has put a bit of a dent in the tourist appeal of the city. Bangkok remains however one of the most fantastic places on earth to visit, and very few places can rival magnificent Bangkok when it comes the pure beauty of its exotic temples and palaces, and the variety of its nightlife.
A center of finance and culture in East Asia, Seoul is the capital and largest city of South Korea. Home to over 10 million people, the city is bustling with energy and offers a great combination of ancient culture and impressive modern technology. Divided into 25 different districts, the city is most easily navigated by subway as there is often a great deal of traffic.
Macau; the Las Vegas of the East, has certainly made its fortune from the fortunes of others. The Macau peninsula connects Macau to mainland China and it is here that the casinos, hotels and entertainment venues are clustered. Busloads of gambling visitors arrive daily from China, and with the opening of several behemoth, Las Vegas-style casinos, this is only set to increase.
Bustling with energy, history and people, Manila is the ever-growing capital of the Philippines. Though many of what were considered the city’s most beautiful sites saw a lot of destruction in World War II, Manila has built itself back up and never lost its position as the country’s center in every way.
Tokyo is famous for many different things, but mainly as a glittering style capital of the East. The Ginza shopping district and large number of flagship stores from the famous fashion houses of the world only seem to cement that reputation. But the most populous metropolitan area in the world has much more to offer than just brand appeal.
In many ways, Osaka is seen as Tokyo's poor relation. The post-war rebuilding was necessarily hasty and resulted in a city that looks like little more than a collection of concrete blocks. This concrete sprawl though, is like a canvas on which Osaka paints its unique personality, and a trip to Japan is lacking without a trip to the 'working heart of Kansai'.
Taipei is made up of twelve distinct districts, the most popular with tourists are the Beitou district, famous for its hot mineral springs and bathhouses and the Shilin district, the oldest section of Taipei that is the home of the magnificent National Palace Museum, as well as the 'expat ghetto' of Tianmu.