Thursday, 10 October 2013

Visit to Singapore

First things to know and see in Singapore 

  1. Travel Insurance                                                                                                                           The First important is to obtain a Travel insurance. If you are travelling along look for a good travel insurance cover that has most things covered like Medical insurance, sporting injuries, Contents insurance, Delay and cancellations.  Compare as many insurances plans to get the right policy for you and your family. Even though if you are visitor, student, Business traveler, Tour Travels either you take a flight or a cruise. Take sometime to decide the best plans. Ask your Travel insurance company whether these much covers in the plan you choose.                                                                              
  2. Plan your visit                                                                                                                                  If you travel the first time to that Country. Its better to take sometime to know what are the places you have to visit for the first time . Even though its not possible to cover the entire places, its best to visit the most famous places, ancient places in and around, Museums, parks, beach, restaurants to dine.Always best to plan your visit.  Visit  yourSingapore     . Singapore Airlines is the best  airlines to  travel to Singapore from your home. The experience with Singapore Airlines makes you comfort,fresh and good to know around the places in the Changi Airport prior to your arrival.                                                                                                          
  3. First Time Visitor                                                                                                                         If you are travelling for the first time either as a transit having more than five hours at the Singapore Airport -Changi Airport. You can have a walk at Butterfly garden, surf the internet ,you can also use skype using wi-fi, Massage chair is also available, TV Lounge. you can also book a free city tour. To know more about that visit  Changiairport                                                                                                                         
  4. Packing                                                                                                                                            Packing is always everybody loves when we are going out for a tour, business trip. It is always best to carry a shoulder bag with bottle of water where ever we go out. To wear sunglasses in order to protect our eyes. Check twice what have you packed before you travel from your home.                                                                                                                                                               
  5. Visit the Sri Mariamman Temple                                                                                                        Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple located in China Town.                    Sri Mariamman Temple is build with Dravidian style. Gopuram is the first you have to take a look at sculptures before going around the compound. Usually either in the month of October or November is the festive season during the Deepavali festival. 
    Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore
    Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore

  6. National Museum of Singapore                                                                                                       The Galleries are free to visit. There are a lot of exhibitions available at the National Museum of Singapore. For important dates and for the latest updates it always good to check their website at      
    National Museum of Singapore
    National Museum of Singapore
  7. Bukit Brown Cemetery                                                                                                               Bukit Brown was the  Singapore's largest Chinese cemetery established in early 20th century.Now its birding and wildlife spot and also now its been the heritage site. you can walk around tours of cemetery. Need to check for the dates also.Its always good to check for the dates and events. Visit  Bukit Brown So many activist groups have created Facebook/bukitbrown.  
    Bukit Brown Cemetery,Singapore
    Bukit Brown Cemetery,Singapore
  8. Southern Ridges -Walk                                                                                                                                You need to check for the opening hours.Always carry a bottle of water and you are exposed to the sunlight and a cap would be good enough that does not make you tired while you have to walk through the forest.One of the best destination Singapore offers for the visitors to Southern Ridges, best walking Trails in Singapore. Spans over the Mt.Faber, Telok Bangah including the Kent ridge and Hort will have to walk through the Henderson waves, one of the highest pedestrian bridge. Look for the updates at                                                                   
    Southern Ridges,Singapore
    Southern Ridges,Singapore
    Souther Ridges,Singapore
    Southern Ridges,Singapore
  9. Singapore Symphony Orchestra.                                                                                                    SSO is a 96 member Singapore Symphony Orchestra. SSO performances free concerts at Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Singapore Racecourse. For the Concert Calendar dates it is good check their website at Singapore Symphony Orchestra .Visit them on Visit them on Facebook/Singapore symphony Orchestra       
  10. Fort Canning Park                                                                                                                       Fort Canning park bounded by the Hill street, clemenceau Avenue and river valley. It is located on a hill. One of the Historic Land places of Singapore.It was once the center for British Administration. Founded Sir Stamford Raffles, first Botanical Garden. You will be in such a interested if you just take a look inside this Fort canning Park. Visit their website for updates         Fort Canning Park                                                                                                                                          
    Fort Canning Park,Singapore
    Fort Canning Park,Singapore
  11. Esplanade Theatres                                                                                                              Esplanade Theatres centre for performing arts for Singapore. It has got Music festivals, also hosts free short films. It is been located near the mouth of the Singapore River. The Jendela gallery is the most interesting part to have a look. Visit their website Esplanade to know the latest updates.   
  12. East Coast Park                                                                                                                                 The East Coast Park is 185 hectare, largest park in Singapore with 15 km Stretch of  man-made beach and you can also swim.BBQ Pits are available and even you can camp here. Visit their website East Coast Park for latest updates.  
    East Coast Park
    East Coast Park
  13. Gillman Barracks                                                                                                                             Gillman Barracks is the latest centre for creation and greatest discussion for contemporary arts.      The Art Gallery is also famous for Singapore's Fost Gallery,Sundaram Tagore(NYC), SHANGHART(Shangahi). Visit their website Gillman Barracks for the latest updates and their facebook/gillman.barracks 
    Gillman Barracks
    Gillman Barracks
  14. MacRitche Reservoir's Treetop Walk                                                                                                    MacRitche Reservoir's Treetop Walk Singapore is the gateway to the nature reserves. It is a great place to walk around for the people want to exercise in the morning and evening walks.It is also a great place to stroll along the waters edge. It is also a 8km round trip hike till to the Treetop walk.This is one of the long hiking routes in MacRitche that will bring in to a forest. Visit their website            TreeTop Walk for the latest updates.                                                                                                 
    TreeTop Walk
    TreeTop Walk

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Travel Insurance is Important for overseas travelers

There is always a reason to travel overseas whether that might be Personal, Business, study, get-together, to visit our friends and family overseas, vacations, and tours. One of the most important that every traveler must carry is the Travel Insurance.  It’s always best to be covered with Travel insurance whenever we travel overseas to another country or a neighboring country.

In everybody’s mind a question might arise before we make a travel - “What are things to be considered before travelling to a country?” .First thing that comes to mind everybody insists is about Safety.
 Next thing is about travel, what airlines are best to choose? Is it Business Class ticket or Economy ticket? Who will be travelling along with us? What are things we have to carry?
How many suitcases we need to carry? What would be the Kg that airline would allow carrying?.  Your involvement to travel to overseas will make you comfort when you are best covered with travel insurance. As much as you are energetic you might also feel tired. When you are tried there will be always the care. One such is the travel insurance if you are travelling overseas.

 Things we have to do before travelling:
Always good to carry travel documents along with us and keep a copy of original document inside our suitcase and also on our shoulder bag you carry along with you and your family.
·         It is also advisable to leave a copy of travel documents in home with our family members or a close friend if we have to travel alone.

·         Nowadays being more modern it is also best to carry a soft copy of documents on a pen drive or flash drive or and memory card.  That saves lot of paper.

·         Passport copy, tickets, visas and travelers check and credit card numbers, international driving permit and a travel insurance policy.

Important tips to remember before we make a travel:
  •       Before you make a travel Know about your visa, rules and conditions of your visa.
  •       Next best thing is to purchase Good Travel insurance.   
  •       Choose a good suitcase with wheels on it, so that you don’t have to lift or drag it all over the place. Always tag your suitcases to easily identify and grab them quickly.
  •       Know your destination - Name of the airport international or local. Know the places in and around the airport which are the best places to eat.
  •       Google and know more information about Duty free shops, restaurants to dine. It is always good to carry a bottle of water along with us.
  •       Google to know about your embassy. Know the location place how to reach there through Google Maps. Once you arrived, let them know you are overseas.
  •       Know the Road rules; even thought you might have driven so many cars in your country. Its better give a good revision of Road rules so that even familiar gives you the latest update.
  •        Make some copies of your travelling documents, travel insurance policy, Travelers check, and visas and know your credit card numbers memorise them. Also know their phone numbers about customer service and your card is it an international or it might be used in local.
  •       Know about your passport is it valid for six months from the date of travel; it is always good to have more validity. That can make you feel more comfort during travel.
  •  .   If you have a family, friend’s cousin let them know you are travelling overseas and also keep in touch with your friends who can just arrive at the airport to pickup.
  • .    Always keep informed with your friends after arrival so that the person who cares about you. You will be able to relax and keep them updates and leave an emergency phone number to contact you.
  • .    Check for the latest news about the country you want to travel. Google about the country to know any changes have occurred before we make a travel.

How important is prescriptions during overseas travel

It’s more important to carry our medicines handy for emergency. It’s always important to carry the prescriptions too. Keep your prescriptions within the reach of your hand and always remember to carry that on your shoulder bag. Even in case of emergency in overseas, your prescriptions might help the doctor to know the medicines you are taking. It always keeps your health fit.
The immigration might want to know whether there is a prescription available for your medicine. Consult your doctor before you make an overseas travel.
What medicines are available - name of your medicine, pills if you take every day? It might helpful for you in case if you lose your medicine.
Also it’s better to know where there is Clinic and pharmacy in case of emergency. Google and know how to reach over there in case you need any medicines. So that you might know what time pharmacy will be open.  Also in case of Diabetics it always better to know the name of pills.  Its more important to carry prescriptions and doctor’s advice slip if you are using a needle for diabetics.
  If you are busy you can keep a Mobile reminder it will be able to make you remember, at what time you have to take your pills.  There are people who stay fit with the help of Mobile reminder. As much as you take care of your mobile it plays important role in reminding when to take what medicines. It beeps.

 Health is more important
Always be active and Energetic, and if you have a plan to travel overseas its about to look for you diet prior to two weeks that will Keep yourself healthy for a week so that you will be able to enjoy and travel happier for your Holidays, work, to visit friends overseas.
As much as you drink water regularly, it will keep you fresh and energetic always.

Travel Insurance:
 Always have good travel insurance. Without travel insurance it is not possible to travel to some of the countries.
It is best to know what your travel insurance covers? It should cover injuries, illness, and theft of valuable, baggage.  Apart from these know what your travel insurance cover provides to you. Where about their locations are, in case if you want to further make a extension and might want to have a better plan before your extension of your travel insurance. Always have a note about your medical conditions, in case of your emergency.
It’s always best to obtain a written confirmation if you have purchased the travel insurance through a credit card.
Its always good to obtain travel insurance for you, your partner and your family under one policy. Before you make a travel make a contact with your insurance provider and in case if you need a written confirmation obtain it before you make the travel plans.
If you have to extend your stay further after arrival, make sure you extend your travel insurance policy also. That will be a good cover for you, your partner and family.

Medibank Private

 Medibank private is a private health insurer owned by Australian Government. Established in 1976.
It is one of the best that covers for the travellers to Australia especially for international students. It is before travel we have to apply and obtain it. It is quick and easy.
 It is also best cover for the international students who come from overseas to Australia for education inside Australian Country. It is a best cover for International students who travel from India to Australia for education.

Visit Medibank.

Importance of Travel Insurance:

Especially for people who are frequent traveler overseas on a weekly basis, or over a month, or over a year, or during vacation, or during Business travel. It is always best to carry travel insurance according to your travel plan.  
 We might have a lot of medical cover in our country, but they might be local or they might not be in time when needed. It is always best to carry an overseas travel insurance that will cover the medical covers overseas.
 The Australian government has shown the importance of being covered with Travel insurance on their website.  The smartravller website shows its importance in travel insurance.
Always stay covered with travel insurance whenever you travel to overseas. As much as you plan your travel, take good travel insurance for yourself and for your loving also.   Your travel makes you feel good and comfort.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Visit to Melbourne Zoo

 Visit to Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo one of the finest place to visit and enjoy taking pictures around. An excellent place to visit if you are going for tour,even on holidays it a place to visit.
I visited along with my friends. The best is that we were altogether and it took us around 2 hours to get back to our home. We loved to spend our time there.

 I loved the butterfly, kept in the Butterfly House the place was so cool and neat. I liked the Butter fly house in the Melbourne zoo. There were so many colorful butterflies.

The butterfly house has so many types of butterflies, from Australian tropical and subtropical butterflies.
When all the butterflies fly together its really amazing and excited to see such a view. It is magical as seen in the movies.

The roof of the butterfly house is kept in such a way its visible all over the places, some times it will look like wonderful moves of the butterfly. There are so many different colors attract us and makes us to stay for a while. Even some of the Butterflies makes us feel when they sit on our shoulders and all over the shirt.

Not only the Butterflies amazes us, there are other sides also makes us feel happy.
 If you are at Melbourne you ca visit easily with the help of the map provided by this website.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Visit to Melbourne, Pay a visit to Melbourne


As i have already told I am a Software Engineer that includes travel in my Job. I traveled Singapore many times.First I took a flight from Melbourne International Airport. I spent about few hours in the Melbourne International Airport. Wow the Airport is so great to look around with a lots of shops around for shopping.
Its was so Fantastic to look around the airport and stay for a long number of hours.
The First time to Melbourne International airport, I did not have much time to look around, because it was the first time i was looking for my friend who is about to receive me at the airport.

Oh my friend is here to receive me from the Airport. It was about a few Minutes we had a talk about how great is the Melbourne International Airport. Wow! No body would imagine, This is one of the international Airport. It is so good to have a look around and the people all around the world stop by here also.
It is a great time to spend around the airport if we were at Transit. I just arrived and my friend got a car and so he is able to pick me up. I just thought i will definitely look around the Melbourne International airport so that it will happy and joyful.
After few minutes of drive from Airport we reached our place. Time to rest. Before rest we need to plan what to do next. I planned to search in the  to look around what are the places present around for tourist. Usually i arrive so that i could make some arrangement and things around us. That will be helpful. I came to know there is Grocery store available near the place where we were staying. After a few steps Bilo one of the largest store in Australia and after 3 minutes walk from there is the IGA(Independent Groceries of Australia).

The famous is ,"Hungry Jacks", found at most inside and outside the city of Melbourne. We enjoy breakfast also some times Dinner at Hungry Jack's.

I also got in to McDonald's at Bourke Street. Nice and easy wow meals. Entertaining along with my friends, some of my friends are fan of McDonald's they never wanna leave. As much as they eat as much as they burn their fat. Pretty hard workers, efficient workers.

Its pretty awesome with a lot of veggies with subway. Its good to have a delicious diet and maintain the body weight with subway. Subway is one of my favorite. Not only the veggies the good ones are also the Non-veggies.  God man has invented a lots and lots and everyday we must have time to visit and praise their inventions along with a lot to eat.

I also came to know about the trams that is available in that suburbs and how long to walk from our apartment. I also came to good i have to take a bike for about 15 minutes to reach the city.
I was so hungry i need a breakfast and i walked in to Hungry Jack's. The Breakfast was so good .
Also there were so many restaurant nearby .  Chinese restaurant was  so cheap and good  to taste the Chinese food. I found more and more near the China town.
I liked this dish very much. it has become one of my favorite dish.

 I also went around the China Town at Melbourne. This is the one of the way to the China town.

After that, I came to the train station and i borrowed a map from the station available from by friend. I wish i wanted to look around about some education available around. As i was in the work visa category i wounder i could give a try for research related study.
Before entering into education i wanted to know what are the famous places to visit in Melbourne - like i wanted to visit the ,"The GreatOcean Road","Zoo in Melbourne", "Golf to Play", "Port Melbourne", Cinema Theaters, Hanging around, Casino. Apart from these important places the site seeing the most i love, also i wanted to travel different cities in Australia.
After that I went to Bourke Street to look around the pigeons were fed and its a amazing look that those pigeons were around the people, they ate french fries, pigeon food eatable that are fed to the pigeons.

 I came to know a lot of Golf players are also around Melbourne and the most beautiful places to play Golf are royalmelbourne.
 One of the places where you can play a good golf. The good way to exercise in the morning gives a catch of breadth. Also there are other Places where you can play Golf if you are very good at playing.

This picture is also of Royal Melbourne. Big line that runs through to make a good selection to play over that place.

Apart from that, the down below is the Golfselect where you can play also. The amazing place that has good view of sunlight and also a tough way to play around.  The more you play the more you are energetic and active.

After that my friends and myself walked around looking for some of the place where to play golf again. we came across albertparkgolf and we have very good time over there. My friends were playing.

Next Place we visited is the Melbourne Museum. The Museum is located at Nicholson Street, Carlton,Victoria 3053. We saw Dinosaur skeletons around. Its a good place to visit and learn more about science and ancient sculptures. Best to know about Museum Victoria''s collection and research. The Discovery center research about Animal and Plants, Rock and Fossils, History and Technology,indigenous cultures. The Most amazing collection is about the spiders and scorpions, Frogs and reptiles, Birds and Mammals also about Marine Life and more about Plants.
The Australian History and technology part consists of Victorian coins, social history,Transport, primary industries,communications and technology, coins and medals.

 The history of Museum Victoria from 1854-2001. One of the most famous and interesting is the history timeline, we really wondered more out of it. Let me tell you something you have to know and see.

  In the Government Assay Office, that is in La Trobe Street, that is in Melbourne , the National Museum of Victoria has opened up there. There are lots and lots of geological and natural science collections. The First Scientist William Blandowski appointed to the staff. - This was in 1854

After that in 1863 a new building erected at Melbourne University, that houses the Museum. There are agricultural and mining machinery and also significant collections of national history material.

In 1870- The industrial and technological Museum was established by the Government of Victoria.
The First Scientist Superintendent James Cosmo Newbery was appointed as chemist and assayer.

1899 - The collections present in the Melbourne University are been transferred to the building in Swanston Street

Melbourne Museum explores the entire Life in Victoria. For Children, there is a special Gallery. Also their Highlights are - blue whale complete skeleton, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Center, the Famous Imax theater. Touring Hall consist of Major international exhibitions.

  Apart from these the Melbourne Museum shop, located in the main foyer. In here local and Australian products that reflect the Museum themes.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


I am a Software Engineer work around the world along with the packages that contains travelling in my job. This is my first time i am traveling to Maldives for work. I took a flight and Landed there at Maldives.
 The Moment i landed it was so wonderful to see the and enjoy the view of ocean.
Most of the time wherever i go from the Airport i have to take the Paid Boat services that so cheap and good to afford. The first time i was given a room at resort to stay. I enjoyed the view of the ocean from the balcony. The more i spend my time viewing the ocean it was so pleasant to look around people gathering and moving around.
 I arrived at the hotel to have some bites, the bites were so delicious made of small fishes chucked inside along with the black tea served hot every time. Early in the morning i have to wake to travel north so i went to bed early. 
Next day morning at 6 am, I was ready to go to the island where i have to work.
Assistant came by at 5.55 am  and picked my baggage and we were at the cab, after 7 minutes the cab stopped near the speed boat which is about to start to travel north from the Capital city Male'.

I was just about to ask the Manager, whether i could stay a couple of days to look around the Capital City Male'.  The Manager agreed as i was early to join the work and got about two days to stay at Male' and the Manager told me to have a nice stay".
I told the Assistant we have go back to Resort. As it was two days i told the assistant to book the room for two days. It was Taj Exotica. The Assistant was also happy and gave me few Tips of the place where to visit in Male'.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives I thanked the assistant and i was so relaxed and enjoyed the view from the Taj. I enjoyed spa. It was about 8.30am and i was so hungry. I had a good Breakfast. I wanted to visit the nearest small island Hulhumale', that is very close to the airport. I took a Dhoni to reach the place. I enjoyed the place a lot as it was so neat and also pleasant,refreshing.I took some pics of the beach and i walked very close to the beach.

There are also other famous restaurants available in Male' City. They were so good to have the
The Sala Thai Restaurant is one of the good having thai food items so delicious and mouth watering.

 The other good restaurants are the shell Beans good for breakfast,Lunch,dinner. It contains delicious Coffee also. Food ,service ,atmosphere are very good at this coffee shop. Very nice place to have coffees.
The taste of Coffee differs in Maldives. The Coffee are excellent,delicious and good for the morning starters. The coffee powders are from Singapore, Malaysia and other Gulf Countries.
The taste of the Dark coffee and normal coffee are different.

Tuna sandwich is a good and delicious available throughout the local restaurants. This sandwich is entirely a mix of Tuna fish stuffed inside the sandwich.
Apart from tuna Sandwich, there are also sandwiches stuffed with chicken. The taste differs and they are too delicious.

Brown Bread sandwiches are also available for healthy breakfast,dinner and during the evening times.

This is another type stuffed with Tuna Fish. Its good and delicious available through out the restaurants. Mainly you a pick it up from  the local restaurants.

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