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Phuket continues to attract tourists across the globe owing to its diverse culture, happening night life and wonderful shopping opportunities.  Phuket offers numerous accommodation options ranging from budget hotels, hostels to luxurious beach front properties and villas. If you do not intend to spend a fortune on your accommodation during your Phuket holidays, then here is our list of best accommodations that won’t burn a hole in your pocket while you enjoy yourself thoroughly. Eing Lay Beach Guest House This quaint budget hotel is in close proximity to Jungceylon Shopping Mall and Patong beach. The location is ideal if you…

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For Australians, a getaway to Asia is rapidly becoming as common as a weekend trip to Sydney. The warm temperatures and affordable costs of living in places like Thailand and Singapore make them a hit with travellers from Australia, and the direct flights make holidays to Asia that much easier. Rather than making yet another trip to Bangkok on your next trip abroad, consider something new. Asia has a lot to offer if you are willing to get off the tourist track, and you might uncover some amazing things at one of these less common destinations. Kawthoung, Myanmar In 2012,…

View towards Bukit Timah hill, the highest point on Singapore Island

The city-state of Singapore lies just off the Southern tip of the Malay peninsula. Having a total area of around 275 square miles it is the smallest country in south-east Asia. Singapore is renowned for the efficiency of its transport system, (including a metro system and cable cars between islands) and as it is also a very small country, getting around is never a problem. Most people will know Singapore for its ultra-modern buildings and the city centre, in particular a trip to the shopping centres of Orchard Road, is likely to be one of the most memorable experiences, especially…

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Thinking about taking the plunge and using some of your hard earned savings to see the world? After all, what’s the point in that rainy day fund that you’ve worked so hard to build, if you’re never going to spend it? Taking the time out of everyday life is always going to be a rewarding and enjoyable experience, but going one step further, taking your annual leave at the same time and heading off on a month-long tailormade trip around the world is a once in a lifetime trip you will never forget. With so much to see and do…

Singapore's Marina Bay by erwinsoo via flickr Creative Commons

Singapore is actually made up of over 60 different islands, with the largest island being home to the capital city and many great attractions.  It is very easy to get around, with an excellent train system linking almost all areas.  Many tourist areas are also easy to explore by foot, and there are many taxis waiting in the city to take you wherever you wish to go.  A city bus tour is a great way for those short on time to easily get around many of the highlights of this city. When visiting Singapore, there is a wealth of attractions within…