Taiwan high speed rail


THSR
Taiwan High Speed Rail (abbreviated to THSR or HSR) is a high-speed rail line that runs approximately 345 km (214 mi) along the west coast of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from the national capital of Taipei to the southern city of Kaohsiung. For most of its length the line runs on viaducts or through tunnels with technology mainly based on Japan’s Shinkansen system mixed with European standards and system components.

Services began on January 5, 2007, using trains with a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), which offer journey times from Taipei to Kaohsiung as short as 96 minutes. Ridership initially fell short of forecasts, but grew from fewer than 40,000 passengers a day in the first few months to over 100,000 passengers a day in 2010.

Kuala lumpur malaysia


Kuala Lumpur adalah salah satu tujuan wisata paling populer di Asia Tenggara. Transportasi umum yang tertata baik, banyaknya pilihan penerbangan murah, kekayaan tradisi kuliner, serta keragaman budayanya adalah beberapa alasannya.

Selain itu, Ibu kota Malaysia ini juga tergolong salah satu tujuan wisata paling murah di Asia. Banyak kegiatan wisata menarik di sana yang bisa dilakukan dengan gratis. Kalau Anda bertandang ke Kuala Lumpur, jangan lewatkan tempat-tempat menarik berikut ini yang bisa dikunjungi tanpa membayar tiket. Semua objek wisata ini mudah dijangkau dengan kendaraan umum.


Petaling street
Kawasan Jalan Petaling dahulu adalah wilayah pemukiman sederhana yang dibangun pemerintah kolonial Inggris untuk menampung imigran dari Cina daratan. Kini salah satu distrik tertua di Kuala Lumpur itu sudah menjelma menjadi pusat perdagangan dan wisata kuliner. Kalau Anda ingin berburu pernak-pernik murah untuk oleh-oleh atau sekadar menikmati suasana malam yang meriah, Jalan Petaling adalah tempat yang tepat.


Goa Batu caves
Batu Caves adalah rangkaian gua batu kapur yang dijadikan kompleks kuil Hindu, lokasinya sekitar 15 kilometer dari pusat kota Kuala Lumpur. Tempat ini dianggap sangat sakral dan biasa digunakan untuk merayakan hari besar umat Hindu seperti Deepavali dan Thaipusam. Untuk masuk ke kompleks kuil yang terletak di dalam gua, Anda harus mendaki 272 anak tangga yang cukup curam. Berhati-hatilah, karena monyet-monyet yang tinggal di gua batu ini sangat agresif dan suka mengejar pengunjung yang membawa makanan!

Bali beach resort


With a long broad Indian Ocean beach-front, Kuta was originally discovered by tourists as a surfing paradise. It has long been a popular stop on the classic backpacking route in South East Asia. Back in the 1980s they used to talk about the three Ks: Katmandu in Nepal, Khao San Road in Bangkok and Kuta. Today Kuta still attracts some hardcore backpackers as well as families and tourists from all over the world, and is most notably a playground for young visitors from Australia.

Due to the ever increasing popularity of Bali, Kuta is continually developing, and is not short of unsightly, poorly planned buildings. It can come across at times to be chaotic, overcrowded and congested. However, amongst all the mayhem this place somehow works, and hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy their time in Kuta every year.

Infrastructure has come a long way in Kuta, although it is still insufficient for the amount of visitors who stay in the area. Some side alleys still have significant potholes and road rules still don’t mean very much. Most roads are constantly busy with motor scooters, metered taxis and private cars. Instead of using signals, locals and the seasoned travellers honk their motor vehicles to signal overtaking or squeezing into a tight spot near you. Oftentimes cars fold in their side mirrors when negotiating narrow single lanes with parked vehicles. Now you can access free wifi in local convenience stores, restaurants, cafes and hotels. There are half a dozen prepaid mobile phone sim cards available everywhere with competitive top up plans. Touts will persistently try to get you to buy something from them, whether you’re walking on the streets or seated in a restaurant.

The five km long sandy stretch of Kuta is arguably the best beach front in Bali. The beach is safe, partially clean, well-maintained, although the beach vendors remain annoying pushing massages, hair braiding, cigarettes and surf boards. The long wide stretch of sand is often full of sunbathers and although most of the serious surfers have moved on to newer pastures, there are still plenty of surf dudes around at most times of the year, and especially so during peak season. As you move north along the beach to first Legian and then Seminyak and Petitenget it becomes progressively quieter and less frenetic.

The area of south Kuta closest to the airport is more correctly known as Tuban, but this name is rarely used.

Once the sun goes down, Kuta is the rough and ready party zone of Bali, even after the tragic events of 2002. Even the most hardened of party animal will find something to please them on Jalan Legian at night.
By: 58net