Tuesday, 9 May 2017

List of Attractions in the World and Flight Hours from KL

These are Direct flight hours in general, unless stated below and they vary from airline to airline - from Kuala Lumpur International Airports (KLIA1 or 2) to other cities in the world. Mostly according to hours of traveling on MAS and Air Asia.

Tokyo Sea Life Park

Singapore - 1h.
Cloud Forest Waterfall, The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger's) wax figure, yummy Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle at Hawker Chan

  • Cable Car -360-Degree Views of Sentosa Island and the Singapore Harbour. (free entrance to Cable Car Museum and Sentosa). RM64 ($20) from govoyagin: both Sentosa and Mount Faber Line (two-way), access to Sentosa and Cable Car Museum (Sentosa Station). 
  • Sentosa - go to Sentosa by Boardwalk ($1),  Sentosa Express Monorail ($4) or Cable Car. Beaches, Universal Studios Singapore (USS), Madame Tussauds, Adventure Cove Water park, S.E.A Aquarium, Skyline Luge (non-motorised, three-wheel carrier that goes down a steep hill), Merlion, casino, Crane Dance (water effects and LED light-free), Fort Siloso & Skywalk. Tiger Sky Tower.
  • Gardens by the Bay: (23°C - 25°C) Flower Dome Conservatory -glass greenhouse with display of flowers and plants from the Mediterranean  regions. The Cloud Forest Conservatory - plant life from tropical highlands with 35-metre-tall mountain, and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Take the lift to the top of the mountaintop and then take a stroll along a walkway for an aerial view of the cloud forest and lush vegetation. Supertree Grove - tree-like structures vertical gardens are designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day and display of light and sound at night.  Klook discount price: RM69/ S$22. OCBC Skyway: $8.     
  • Images of Singapore LIVE, Boat Ride and Madame Tussauds Singapore - Mix of live actors and special effects in short skit and role-playing, journey to uncover Singapore's story from a fishing village to 21st century powerhouse. Followed by a 3 min boat ride to enter Madame Tussauds - Museum with display of life-size wax sculptures of celebrities, politicians, sports icons, etc. Klook price: S$21 (RM66)
Holidays in Bali - Jimbaran, food and Kintamani
  • Bali, (DPS, Denpasar) Indonesia - 3h. Hot weather! Kuta Beach- popular tourist spot, beach resorts, shopping, 4km from airport (IDR70k). Jimbaran seafood dining on the beach - great atmosphere, sunset, many restaurants, check reviews before going. Kintamani - mountains of Bali, low:20C, 80km (2.5h) from Kuta. Sukawati Art Market, Ubud - shopping (local arts, crafts). Tanah Lot Temple - on a rock formation. Food: babi guling, crispy duck (bebek), sate lilit, fresh fruit juice is nice and cheap.
  • Padang, Sumatra (PDG, Padang Minangkabau) - 1h. Lake Maninjau (86km 2h 30m from Padang Minangkabau International Airport) -volcanic crater lake 38km west of Bukittinggi. 461m above sea level, cool and pleasant. Mentawai Islands (4 main islands) - blue water, very beautiful, beach activities, surfing, trek the rainforest, explore aboriginal culture on Siberut Island, travel from Dermaga Muara (40m from airport) by Mentawai Fast Boat Service takes 3 hours.
  • Jakarta (CGK, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport) - 2h
  • Palembang 1h 45m
Thailand. Food: tom yam (sour spicy soup), mango sticky rice, green curry, pad thai (fried noodle).
  • Bangkok, Thailand - 2h 10m. Mostly hot days, Dec/Jan:21C-31C. International Airports-Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK-low cost). DMK to Sukhumvit - 350baht. Sukhumvit -18km long street, shopping malls, food, nightlife. Chatuchak Weekend Market - biggest outdoor market on earth. Khlong (canal) Tour - long tail boat ride to see houses on stilts (Chao Phraya River). Grand Palace - big site, halls, Wat Phra Kaeo temple in the palace. Asiatique The Riverfront - expensive night market, free big boat shuttle (long queue), 4 large shopping complexes, ferris wheel. Wat Pho Reclining Buddha - huge buddha. Songkran Festival - 13-15Apr, water fight. Taling Chan Floating Market - buy food from the boats. Khao San Road - backpacker strip, market stalls, cheap massages. Lumpini Park - playground, boats, greenery. MBK Center - shopping center, great food court. Bangkok with kids - SEA LIFE Ocean World, Children's Discovery Museum, Safari World (drive-through Zoo), Art in Paradise (TrickEye), Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo. The Jim Thompson House - Silk demo and museum.
  • Chiang Mai - 2h 45m. Cooler in Nov-Feb (12-30C). Night Safari- tour via an open-sided tram or on foot. feeding, petting, laser light show, dancing fountain, cabaret, tiger, night predators show, Children World. Maesa Elephant Camp - entry & elephant shows (bathing, painting, feeding, commands) (200B), elephant rides.
  • Hat Yai - 1h 15m
  • Phuket, Thailand - 1h 20m
  • Boracay Island - Option 1: KLIA2 (AirAsia) to Kalibo Airport (4h), bus ride (90m) to Caticlan Jetty Port, boat ride (15m) to Cagban Port, Boracay Island. Option 2: KL to Manila (4h), local flight to Caticlan-Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (1h), 5m ride to Caticlan Port, 15m boat ride. Top 10 best beaches in the world. 
  • Manila - 4h
  • Hanoi (HAN) - 3h 10m
  • Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) - 2h
  • Siem Reap  (REP) - 2h
  • Phnom Penh (PNH) - 1h 55m
  • Tokyo, Japan (NRT, Narita or HND, Haneda) - 6h 40m
  • Osaka, Japan - 6h 20m
South Korea - Food: Samgye-tang(ginseng chicken soup), kimchi(spicy pickled cabbage), Tteokbokki(rice cake in orange-color sauce), bibimbap(rice+vege+egg+meat), Bulgogi(sweet meat), Bingsu(shaved ice dessert)

Seoul - Dongdaemun Design Plaza LED Rose Garden, Ginseng chicken soup with side dishes (the staple Kimchi) and a glass of Cass beer, Gyeongbokgung
Seoul - 6h 20m. Incheon International Airport (ICN) to Myeongdong (KRW65,000,45m, 60km by taxi). Gyeongbokgung Palace- huge, grand, beautiful. Bukchon Hanok Village-traditional houses, pathway. Myeong-dong - night market, popular tourist spot, shopping district, accommodations. Seoul Tower (Namsam Tower) - 240m top of mountain, cable car. Insadong District- arts, crafts, museums, cafes. Ewha Women’s University - shopping (targets students, so items can be cheaper), first women uni. World Cup Park- Haneul Sky Park-climb zig zag (291 steps) stairs up the hill, golden tall Eulalia in October. Jeju Island (1h flight fr Seoul) - volcanic landscape, lava tubes, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (crater view, 30m to walk up the steps), canola flowers in spring. Nami Island - 63km (1h) from Seoul, tree lined roads, Drama Winter Sonata was shot there, 5m ferry ride to the island.
  • Busan - 6h 15m
  • Beijing (PEK, Beijing Capital) - 6h 20m. Airport to Wangfujing Street (100RMB by taxi, 30km). Wangfujing Street-central point, shopping, Night market(north entrance). Forbidden City (Imperial Palace)- edge of Tiananmen Square, intriguing details of a massive palace, now a museum. Tiananmen Square- Gate of Heavenly Peace (portrait of Chairman Mao), National Museum, The Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao's Mausoleum (Mao Zedong's embalmed corpse for public viewing). Great Wall of China- hike up this super long fortifications (about RMB400 taxi ride from Wangfujing), Badaling (RMB35/40) and Mutianyu (RMB45), two most visited Great Wall sections. Badaling is grander, better preserved, easier to reach by public transport but overcrowded on holidays. 
  • Shanghai (PVG, Pudong) - 5h 20m 
  • Shenzhen (SZX, Bao'an) - 4h
  • Adelaide (ADL) - 7h 10m 
  • Gold Coast, Queensland (OOL, Coolangatta) -  8h. Coolangatta airport to Surfers' Paradise (20km,taxi:AUD60). Surfers Paradise - major hub, nightlife, beach, music, culture, sporting events, Beachfront markets (Wed, Fri, Sun night). Theme parks: Dreamworld (biggest Lego Store, Tiger Island, Dreamworks, ABC Kids World, Corroboree, thrill rides), Warner Bros. Movie World (adventure rides and movie attractions, Star's Parade), Sea World (dolphin, sea lion, jetski stunt extreme, Ninja Turtles shows, animals feeding), Holoverse (hologram technology to send you to artificial worlds), Wet'n'Wild (water park). Lamington National park (67km from Surfers Paradise)-Explore Rainforest on O'Reilly's Tree Top Walkway (suspension bridges 15m above ground).
  • Perth, Western Australia (PER) - 5h 30m
  • Sydney, New South Wales (SYD) - 8h 15m. Sydney Opera House - Australia's most iconic building, performance spaces, ship sails design. Royal Botanic Gardens- next to Opera House, Mrs Macquarie's Point a popular lookout position. Sydney Harbour- Climb Harbour Bridge, cruise, Opera House view. Darling Harbour- shopping, restaurants, street performance, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Tangora Zoo-12m ferry from Cicular Quay (city), Sky Safari (cable car) to the entrance. Bondi Beach- 7km fr CBD, surfing, Bondi Icebergs (Bondi Baths is a public saltwater pool, landmark of Bondi), Bondi-Bronte coastal walk 3km,1h (cliffs, amazing beaches and views, parks, photo points). Blue Mountains-blue haze blankets the mountain, eucalyptus forest, waterfalls, 3 Sisters rock formation, 2h train ride from Sydney.
  • Melbourne, Victoria (MEL) - 7h 50m. Melbourne Airport to CBD (AUD60,30m) Queen Victoria Market - shopping, good bargain, fresh fruits, vege, sovenirs. Southbank Promenade- riverside view, stroll promenade, stylish restaurants, river cruise. Yarra Valley- wine tasting, countryside gourmet. Great Ocean Road-coastal drive, breathtaking view, rock formation (12 Apostles). Philip Island Nature Parks: 14km from Melbourne. Phillip Island-Penguin Parade(watch penguins return ashore to their homes in their natural habitat); the Koala Conservation Centre (see koalas in their natural habitat from boardwalks); Churchill Island Heritage Farm; Wild Oceans EcoBoat Tours; and the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre (boardwalks, beautiful sea view, Seal Rocks: large seal colony).
New Zealand
  • Auckland (AKL) - 9h 55m
  • London, UK (LHR, Heathrow) - 14h
  • Paris, France (CDG) - KL to Dubai (6h 45m). Dubai to Paris (7h 10m) 
  • Rome, Italy (FCO) -  KL to London (13h 45m). London to Rome (2h 30m)
  • Milan, Italy (MXP) -  KL to London (13h 45m). London to Milan (2h)
  • Santorini, Greece (JTR) - KL to Dubai (7h 20m). Dubai to Athens (5h 35m). Athens to Santorini (50m)
  • Berlin, Germany (TXL) - KL to London (13h 45m). London to Berlin (1h 50m)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) - KL to London (13h 45m). London to Stockholm (2h 30m)
  • Los Angeles (LAX) - KL to Tokyo (6h 40m). Tokyo to LA (9h 55m)
  • New York (JFK) - KL to London (14h 25m). London to New York (7h 55m)

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