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  • Bandung, Indonesia | Wake Up To 5 of Bandung's Best Breakfasts

    Waking up to cold and freezing temperature in Bandung? This city never stops offering you cuisine options, not only in the afternoon or evening but also early in the morning. Here, we recommend you five mouthwatering breakfast in Bandung that will start your terrific day. Surely all these are halal! via GIPHY Chicken Congee The Chicken Congee is almost anywhere in Bandung. So, the real challenge here is – where exactly is the best Chicken Congee in Bandung?  Here, in Lembang, West Bandung Regency, we tasted the best chicken congee stall that serves a pretty big portion and tastes absolutely amazing. The congee has a thick consistency with shredded chicken, boiled eggs, chicken hearts and gizzards as toppings as well as some fried onions as garnishing. The Chicken Congee is served hot which feels absolutely amazing for breakfast. At IDR 12,000, the Chicken Congee is served with free crackers and hot tea. Note: The locals here commonly call the stall Bubur Ayam SMP 1 Lembang. Bubur Ayam SMP 1 Lembang means Chicken Congee in 1st Lembang Junior High School (the stall is located in front of the school) Address: Jalan Raya Lembang No 357, Jayagiri, Lembang, West Bandung RegencyOpening Hours: 6AM to 10AM (Daily)Contact: +62 87825891965 Lontong Kari Actually, we are not moving anywhere from the first stall who serves Chicken Congee. The same stall also offers Lontong Kari or in English, we perhaps can call it Curry Rice Cake. If you are looking for a meaty-breakfast, this stall is an excellent choice for you. In a bowl of Lontong Kari, you'll find three things – beef broth, shredded beef, and rice cake. The beef broth is amazing! Get a warm bowl of Lontong Kari at IDR 15,000 each for your breakfast or even brunch. Address: Jalan Raya Lembang No. 357, Jayagiri, Lembang, West Bandung RegencyOpening Hour: 6AM to 10AM (Daily)Contact: +62 87825891965 Roti Gempol Credit: Satya Winnie Bread is also a common choice for breakfast. Here at Roti Gempol restaurant, they have toast as the primary menu. The restaurant serves various fillings such as peanut butter, chocolate, smoked beef, eggs, and cheese. There are two choices of bread here, white bread and wheat bread. However, the wheat bread has a is served in a bigger portion than the white one. The wheat bread will be toasted for several minutes until the colors turn golden brown until crispy. Prices start from IDR 16,000 to IDR 30,000. Note: Long queues on Saturdays and Sundays.  Address: Jalan Gempol Wetan No. 14, BandungOpening Hours: 7AM to 9PM (Daily)Contact: +62 224239469 Nasi Kuning Homan Credit: Foursquare Located near Savoy Homan Hotel, Nasi Kuning Homan or perhaps Homan Yellow Rice is not a restaurant but just a cart with a simple tent stall. The seller provides several long tables and wooden chairs that can accommodate up to 10 people. Although the place is really simple, the Homan Yellow Rice tastes really good! You can choose side dishes such as shredded chicken, sliced omelet, tempeh, heart and gizzard, roasted soybeans, and slices of cucumber. This filling-breakfast is worth for IDR 12,000. Address: Jalan HomanOpening Hour: 6AM to 10AM (Daily) Kupat Tahu Petis Pak Haji Credit: Tribun Jabar First of all, Petis is a traditional food seasoning in Indonesia. Petis is processed by fish or shrimp cooked until it is completely dry. It is then added with salt and brown sugar so that it tastes rather sweet. In a plate of Kupat Tahu Petis, you will find fried tofu in charcoal and cut into small pieces, added with bean sprouts, rice cake, crushed yellow crackers, and petis. The dish is served with peanut sauce. While Kupat Tahu Sayur is similar but it is served with broth instead of the peanut sauce. You only need to pay IDR 17,000 for each plate of Kupat Tahu Petis or Kupat Tahu Sayur. Address: Jalan Halimun No.2, Lengkong, BandungOpening Hour: 9AM to 4PMContact: +62 81221199126...

  • It's Time To Start Planning For Your 2019 Long Weekend Escapes From Singapore!

    As November looms around the corner, we are already on the homestretch of 2018! It doesn’t matter if you’ve had a fantastic year or not because we can always look forward to a new year full of hope and possibilities! Some of you have probably booked a flight for your year-end trip and just counting down the days to that long-awaited vacation. While waiting, you should try planning for great weekend getaways in 2019!  Great news: There are FOUR LONG WEEKENDS spread out across the year, making sure you'll always have that well-deserved break! Plan for your long weekend trips with our travel inspirations: 10 Muslim & Children Friendly Destinations To Visit in 2019! GOOD FRIDAY (19 - 21 April) Krabi, Thailand This is the perfect time to visit Krabi because it is just before the monsoon season where blackouts are a norm. This is your chance to relax on the beautiful beaches, go island hopping, indulge in dirt-cheap body massages, and feast on awesome Thai street food! If you prefer to live near Ao Nang beach, Ao Nang Princeville Resort is the place for you! Completely Muslim-friendly, this resort offers halal dining options so you never have to worry about finding halal food. Definitely a great place to stay because of its central location! In fact, this resort offers convenient Spa services, a restaurant, outdoor pool, hot tub, and a sun deck—perfect for lazy days! Address: 164 Rural Road Krabi 1010, Krabi Chang Wat Krabi 81180, ThailandContact: +66 75 637 971 VESAK DAY (18 - 20 May) Jakarta, Indonesia Picture: University of Melbourne Jakarta is a beautiful, bustling city that is great for a quick weekend getaway. Sometimes, we all need a shopping holiday and this is just the perfect place to get everything done under one roof! The iconic roundabout at the Selamat Datang Monument is the place for all things convenient because right beside it lies Plaza Indonesia, a shopping heaven for locals and tourists alike! For accomodation, you can stay at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta right next to Plaza Indonesia. Take as much rest as you can in their classy rooms so you have sufficient energy to shop till you drop right after. This grand hotel is decked with luxurious furnishings that will make you feel like royalty. They have all the amenities in place to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your stay. They offer a fitness center, room service, outdoor pool, laundry service, a spa, and even an airport shuttle! Address: Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.Kav. 28-30, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350Contact: +62 21 29921234 NATIONAL DAY & HARI RAYA HAJI(9 August - 12 August) Bandung, Indonesia  Picture: OhFact! Coincidentally, National Day and Hari Raya Haji fall on the same weekend so this means that we are rewarded another long weekend. However, this time it's an even longer one that lasts for FOUR DAYS! Bandung is definitely perfect for a four-day getaway because it has so much to offer. Since we have covered beach destinations and shopping paradise so far, let’s head for some nature time as you bask in the beautiful landscapes that Bandung has to offer! Bandung is home to magnificient mountains, gorgeous green landscapes and many more natural tourist attractions such as Lake Patenggang—a picturesque lake with stunning views. Picture: GH Universal Hotel Bandung You’ve probably seen the GH Universal Hotel circulating around the internet—an architectural beauty right in the heart of Bandung with European-style (more accurately, Italian Renaissance) furnishings. You should try staying at this hotel at least once. You will feel like royalty from the moment you step into this beautiful plush accomodation. This hotel is fully equipped with an outdoor pool, a spa, a fitness center, a patisserie (yes, desserts!), a rooftop bistro offering majestic panoramic views of the city, and yes—airport shuttle! Address: Jl. DR. Setiabudhi No.376, Cidadap, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40143Phone: +62 22 2010388 DEEPAVALI (26 - 28 October)  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Picture: Consolato Generale Take a step back into history during your trip to this city. Ho Chi Minh City has so much to offer in terms of historical monuments. Make sure you set aside a day to see the Cu Chi Tunnels (and crawl in one too!) that the Vietnamese used during the Vietnam war. You should also visit Mekong Delta and marvel at the beautiful rivers while sipping a fresh coconut drink on a small boat. For café-lovers, this is a city filled with affordable cafes! Simply take a stroll down the city and you will find great cafes offering really refreshing coffees (yes, Vietnamese coffee) for your caffeine needs. Do visit the Café Apartments along the Saigon Walking Street. This historical building used to be a home to government and military personnels (also the only building that wasn’t bombed) but is now a hipster haven full of eclectic cafes. You will be greeted with majestic views of the city from the café balconies as you sip some good old Vietnamese coffee. Perfect for a late-night wind-down. Picture: Ostrovok This is a crowd favourite hotel because it is right next to Ben Thanh Market (The place to go to for your grocery needs and night market!) as well as the Malaysian Street. The Malaysian Street is packed with halal food options from Malaysian food to authentic Vietnamese food. You will be happy to know that some diners even offer free food delivery services right to your hotel! The hotel offers a spa, a fitness centre, and airport shuttle for your convenience. There are also a few major mosques nearby. Address: 289-291 Lý Tự Trọng, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, VietnamContact: +84 28 3828 2888 Start planning and get yourself ready to explore all these amazing getaway destinations in 2019! Read more about destinations to visit in 2019...

  • Planning A Vacation To Bandung? You Have To Try These 5 Halal Street Food!

    Bandung, also known as Paris Van Java, is famous for its tourism destinations. Many tourist spots can be found in this capital city of the West Java Province. Moreover, Bandung offers various regional culinary specialties, particularly traditional snacks that are widely known by locals and regular tourists. All these street foods are halal and very affordable. Here 5 most mouth-watering street foods in Bandung and where you can buy them! Read more about Indonesia Durian Ice Cream Picture: Adyla Haquee The king of fruit! Some would say durian is the best fruit in Southeast Asia. In Bandung, you can have them in a form of a unique cuisine that will brighten your sunny day. Although Bandung is not the city that produces this fruit, we can see a number of 'Es Duren' sellers' on roadsides, especially the one leading to Dago area. The sellers would sell them in small carts and would shift around from time to time. You only need to spend IDR 12,000 for a cup of Durian Ice Cream. Address: Along Jalan Cihampelas, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 9AM - 5PM (Daily) Bandros The Bandros is an iconic pie from Bandung. They are made from a mixture of rice flour, grated coconut, coconut milk and served with sugar. Its shape is similar to a half moon. These delicacies are cooked with a traditional grill. Bandros are often served for breakfast or as a snack during tea time. They would taste even more delicious when served hot and accompanied by hot tea or coffee. There are two types of Bandros known in Bandung, namely salty Bandros and sweet Bandros. You can buy a package of Bandros for as little as IDR 10,000. Address: Along Jalan Juanda, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 8AM to 6PM (Daily) Cilok The next one is an extremely unique street food that can only be found in Bandung. This tasty snack is called the Cilok! The name might be unique for foreign tourist, but it is one of the most common and affordable street food in Bandung. Cilok stands for 'Aci Dicolok' which means stabbed starch in Sundanese language. This is because dried beef meat is used for their fillings. Stab them with sticks, dip them in a mixture of peanut sauce and soy ketchup and you're ready to enjoy their heavenly taste. You will feel as if you are chewing on a meatball except its smaller, chewier and definitely tastier. Cilok sellers are everywhere in Bandung. They will cost you around IDR 10,000. Address: Along Jalan Dipati Ukur, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 8AM to 8PM (Daily) Seblak If you are a fan of spicy food, this street food will bring you to another level of mouth-watering goodness. Seblak originally came from Bandung. This street food is made from chewy cracker sautéed along with onion spices. In its development, Seblak is served with some additional toppings such as eggs, sausages, sliced vegetables, meatballs, seafood and many more. The best part is, you can choose your preferred level of spiciness. Seblaks from different vendors would taste completely different from each other. Some of them are cooked with onion spices, garlic, salt, galingale, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and other flavourings. After sautéing, raw crackers that have been soaked in water are added to the pan for stir-frying. When you try a spoon of Seblak, you will feel something chewy in your mouth. No doubt, the boiled raw crackers are the main ingredients. For a bowl of Seblak, it would cost around IDR 10,000. Seblak is also easy to find in every spot in Bandung. Address: Along Jalan Sukajadi, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 8AM to 8PM (Daily) Batagor Batagor has now spread out around all of Indonesia. However, the best Batagors still come from this city. Batagor is short for 'Bakso Tahu Goreng', which means Fried Tofu Meatball. It is usually served with peanut sauce and soy ketchup. The 'meatball' is actually made from different kinds of seafood including tuna, mackerel, and prawn. After they are minced, they will be stuffed inside a Batagor skin and finally deep fried in palm oil. This dish is influenced by a Chinese Indonesian cuisine known as Siomay. The difference between the two is that Batagor is deep fried while Somay is steamed. Batagor sellers can be found in street-side food stalls, portable carts and restaurants. You would have to pay IDR 12,000 – 15,000 for a plate of yummy Batagor. Address: Along Jalan Riau, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 8AM to 8PM (Daily)   Read more about Bandung...

  • Give Your Hair A Treat At This Shariah Compliant Hair Salon In Bandung, Indonesia

    Some travel to challenge themeselves for an adventurous journey however, there are also some that travel to relax and to pamper themselve. While there are a whole spread of salons in different countries, you might even find rare Muslimah-friendly salons on your holiday! In Bandung, the capital city of West Java of Indonesia, you'll be happy to find a whole lot of women-only salons, where men are not allowed in. If you happen to be in Bandung, Indonesia, the Syarah Salon is a perfect choice for a Muslimah! Syarah Salon, Shariah Compliant Salon in Bandung For a Muslimah, having a women-only environment can be really important for them. This is especially when they want to go for a treatment for their hair or pampering spa sessions. However, it does not mean that a Muslimah does not have the desire to pamper themselves. Just like any other women, taking care of their appearance is as important for them. Yuyun saw this problem as a big chance to start her own shariah beauty salon. She opened “Syarah Beauty Salon” to serve only for Muslimahs. In her shariah-compliant salon, she offers comfort, safe and calm place to have beauty treatment. Yuyun joined a beauty treatment course in Jakarta around the year 2015. She then went on to open up a salon, accepting both male and females. She then went on to stream-lin her salon to cater mainly for women. Beauty Treatments Syarah Beauty Salon also offers services for different parts of the body. From hair to toe, ladies! For instance, women who wear hijab usually come here to have a haircut, cream bath, facial and a body spa session. Typically Yuyun would have at least 11 customers a day at her salon. During the weekends or when the festive days are approaching, it would get really hectic. Unfotunately, I could not see how she manage her salon since I was not allowed to take a look inside. Yuyun has kindly provided these photos to give us a better view on her salon.  Business Challenges Every company or start-up has their very own set of challenges. As fo Yuyun, she finds it difficult to find well-trained employees. Yuyun has had multiple occasions where she spends time training her employee and the employee ends up leaving the start once she has mastered the skill.  Optimistic, Yuyun remains strong with her business and even plans to open a branch. With support from her husband, she is still motivated each day to manage her shariah salon.  Address: Taman Kopo Ketapang Ruko Blok A1 Number 2416Opening Hours: 8AM to 8PM (Mon-Sat) So the next time you go to a Muslimah Salon, share with us your experiece on the HalalTrip App!...

  • Glamorous Camping! You Need To Try These Top 10 Glamping Spots In Asia

    If you’re not familiar with the term “glamping”, fear not – you’re not alone. The first time I heard the word “glamping” I didn’t know what it meant. Clearly I’m not following the trend. When I looked into it though, I realised it was exactly the kind of thing I enjoyed – being one with nature minus all the icky stuff: the heat, bugs, and make-shift bathrooms! Glamping is basically the words ‘glamorous camping’ put together. And who wouldn’t like some of that? via GIPHY We scoured all the glamping spots we could find in Asia to come up with these top 10. They have adventure, relaxation, the modern comforts that you are used to, and all the nature you want to be a part of. Even with all the luxury the rooms afford that makes it feel like you’re in a bubble, the view right outside your window and door reminds you that you are a world away from your regular life and its responsibilities. Get ready for a rejuvenating trip! 1. Trizara Resorts, Indonesia Picture Credit: Trizara Resorts Facebook You’ll feel like you’re camping alright, in these tent-like structures. Trizara Resorts believes in disconnecting from electronics and connecting with nature, and whether you are a solo traveller, couple or a group, they have a host of activities to make that possible!  Picture Credit: Trizara Resorts Facebook There’s nothing like making new friends on your travels, and some of the best ways to do that are through team sports. Engage in an archery battle, relax with some yoga, go paintballing, or play futsal. There’s the bungee trampoline, flying fox or high rope for those adrenalin junkies, an Amazing Race or Treasure Hunt for some afternoon fun.  Picture Credit: Trizara Resorts Facebook They also have off-site outings like hiking and off-road for those who want to explore. All this and more with the home comforts of a good bed to ensure a great night’s sleep and an attached bathroom amid other luxuries! In line with their policy, they don’t have a TV though, because they don’t think you need it! Address: Jalan Pasirwangi Wetan, Lembang, Bandung. Jawa Barat.Price Range: From SGD$227/nightContact: 022 82780085Email: trizararesorts@gmail.comWebsite: www.trizara.com 2. La Cocoteraie Ecolodge, Indonesia Picture Credit: La Cocoteraie Ecolodge, Indonesia Facebook If you’re looking for a place to go for a special occasion, look no further. La Cocoteraie Ecolodge is a small hotel set in the middle of breath-taking beauty. The staff is like family, which makes your experience there that much warmer, friendlier and more comfortable, and they are willing to decorate your room according to your requests, which makes for the perfect special holiday.  Picture Credit: La Cocoteraie Ecolodge, Indonesia Facebook There are no motor vehicles allowed on the island of Gili Trawangan which means you get there by boat, and then take a horse and cart, cycle or walk to the hotel. It also means that the beauty and peace of the island is undisturbed, allowing you to have a holiday of another level. Lounge by the pool, explore the island (it only takes about an hour to walk around the whole place) or seek adventure in the sea.  Picture Credit: La Cocoteraie Ecolodge, Indonesia Facebook You get a bicycle and snorkelling gear to use for free once you arrive, so you can get those muscles working, or simply lie on the beach with the sky as your screen to enjoy the sunset or star-gaze. The perfect place to go glamping in Indonesia. Address: Gili Indah, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, IndonesiaPrice Range: From SGD$105/nightContact: +6281907976985Email: lacocogili@gmail.comWebsite: www.lacocoteraiegili.com 3. The Canopi, Bintan Picture Credit: The Canopi The Canopi is known for its water sports, so if you feel like a fish in water, check it out. You can take it slow while still toning those muscles on the water tricycle, have a bit of a Wipeout experience by attempting to scale obstacles in the water, of shoot for the sky in the Jetovator!  Picture Credit: The Canopi Water slides keeps kids happy, kayaking, parasailing and more are all part of the Water Experience. If you want to take a break on dry land, try your hand at the shooting range, or explore Treasure Bay Bintan’s private forest in a UTV or an ATV off-road adventure.  Picture Credit: The Canopi Based on what kind of nature buff you are, you can pick the Garden Tent, Lagoon View Tent, Safari Tent or the Glamping Deluxe Tent. Each one features a four-poster bed, air conditioning, wifi, mini fridge and more. Address: Jln. Raya Haji KM 01 Kawasan, Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152, Indonesia.Price Range: From SGD$165/nightContact: +62 770 - 69 - 2252 / 2253Email: reservation@thecanopi.comWebsite: ​www.thecanopi.com 4. Glamz at Genting, Malaysia Picture Credit: Glamz  Not too far away from Kuala Lumpur, you can forget that the city even exists. Have a vacation at the all new Glamz at Genting, with tents that are pretty cosy but offer you creature comforts like no other regular tent does! The indoor facilities are comparatively less than the other places mentioned above, but the surrounding nature and the cool weather that you immerse yourself in makes up for it.  You can opt for a cozy night in one of the Bell Tents or experience the one-of-a-kind dome room. The dome rooms are mostly for couples on vacation or even for families with children. The dome rooms are relatively spacious for its price! However, if you're traveling with friends or looking for a more 'camping-like' experience, we definitely recommend the bell tents! To elevate your glamorous experience, you might even want to try the VIP Dome with Private Jacuzzi ;) Address: 1, Jalan Meranti, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, MalaysiaPrice Range: From SGD$86/nightEmail:  hello@glamz.com.myWebsite: glamz.com.my 5. Kamu Lodge, Laos Picture Credit: Kamu Lodge Kamu Lodge differs from the rest of the glamping resorts by providing you with the opportunity to integrate yourself with the locals. Allowing you live like and observe the locals, Kamu Lodge’s speciality is slow travel, which helps in creating memories that last a lifetime. Picture Credit: Kamu Lodge Facebook They encourage their guests to get up close and personal with the paddy fields and process of harvesting rice, net fishing and gold panning (an easier method of mining and you can keep anything you find!). You can also trek through the forest and have a picnic at the waterfall, try your shot at the archery range available, or get a massage at the Kamu Spa, with all the local curative herbs being used to soothe your body. The lodges are hybrids and environmentally friendly. Picture Credit: Kamu Lodge Facebook They have thick walls to keep the elements out, solar panels to source the electricity, and built with natural resources but still including a bed and a hot shower. They may not be luxury tents, but you still have basic comforts that give you a good night’s sleep! Address: Ban Nioy Hai, Muang Nga District, Oudoumxay Province, 06000, LaosPrice Range: From SGD$185/night (April to October); SGD$227/night (November to March)Contact: +856(0) 20 5603 2365Email: info@kamulodge.comWebsite: kamulodge.com 6. Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass, Thailand  Picture Credit: Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass หินตก ริเวอร์ เเคมป์ ณ ช่องเขาขาด Facebook Home to two World War 2 sites, Hintok River Camp is a favourite amongst history buffs. Even if history is not your thing, Hintok is worth a visit as they have been honoured with many titles, including one of the top 10 adventure resorts, top 7 gorgeous places to go glamping in Thailand, Thailand Boutique Award and 3rd Amazing Back-to-Nature Hotel in Thailand. Picture Credit: Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass หินตก ริเวอร์ เเคมป์ ณ ช่องเขาขาด Facebook Hintok River Camp is a tented camp that sports gorgeous views along with their natural spring pool – the perfect place to lounge about and drink in the view. The tents are air-conditioned with private bathrooms, a hot shower and more, and you step out of it into another world of beauty. On-site activities include the museum, mountain biking, a sheep enclosure, Thai massage, a trekking trail, and more. In the vicinity of the Camp is Treetop Adventure Park to satisfy your adrenalin cravings with their zip line, flying fox, tightrope, and more. You can also enjoy canoeing, bamboo rafting, exploring The Lawa Cave and gorgeous waterfalls. Address: 109 Moo 9 Ban Wang Khamen, Tambon Thasao, Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 70150, ThailandPrice Range: From SGD$230/nightContact: +66(0) 81 754 3898Email: info@hintokrivercamp.comWebsite: www.hintokrivercamp.com 7. Elephant Hills Floating Luxury Camp, Thailand Located close to popular destinations like Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui makes getting to Elephant Hills easy, but it still manages to feel like another world once you get there. Elephant Hills is Thailand’s first luxury camp, and it consists of luxury tents on solid ground as well as the floating tent camp on the Cheow Larn Lake. You have to book a tour package with them – you cannot book rooms individually – so your stay will include experiencing both tented areas, as well as interacting with and observing elephants in the most ethical way possible. Don’t worry, they are all about conserving wildlife as well! In addition to offering you little luxuries in your tent like a comfortable bed, a hot and cold shower, and electricity amongst other amenities, their rooms are built responsibly, using solar and wind energy and a unique waste management system for sustainability. Elephant Hills is set is some of the most beautiful natural landscape, and part of your tour allows you to go trekking and explore on of the world’s oldest evergreen forests. The Jungle Lake Safari gives you a well-rounded experience by letting you roam in the wild, as well as taking you to civilisation – the market, to be precise – where you get up close and personal with the people, food and culture. There is a guide on hand to translate as and when you need it. You aren’t always chaperoned though! You are free to enjoy the scenery and gorgeous sunset from your tent deck, jump into the lake like it is your backyard pool from that same deck, and explore the surroundings in a kayak by yourself. It is a truly rejuvenating experience and something everyone should try at least once in their life! Address: 170 Moo 7 Tambon Klong Sok, Panom District, Suratthani 84250 ThailandPrice Range: From SGD$850 for 3D2N Safari Tour+ Package (room included)Contact: +66 5200 1186 / +66 5200 1196Email: info@rainforestcamp.comWebsite: rainforestcamp.com 8. Jungle Beach Camp, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka Standard Glamping Tent Deluxe Glamping Tent Picture Credit: Jungle Beach Ahungalla Jungle Beach Camp is another great location to lose yourself in nature. On the tropical island of Sri Lanka that offers diverse landscape like green mountains and blue seas, Jungle Beach Camp is set in the south which is the prime location for beach holidays. Take your pick between the Standard Glamping Tent and Deluxe Glamping Tent (the former can host four people while the latter, six) whether you are a couple, family, or a group of people. Picture Credit: Jungle Beach Ahungalla Their thatched roofs and wooden structure makes you feel like you’re roughing it out in the wild but with the comfort of an en-suite bathroom, shower, and a warm bed to name a few. Experience Sri Lankan hospitality through the service, delicious food, a relaxing Ayurveda massage, and more. Soak up the sun on the beach, try your hand at the waves, or get involved in a game of volleyball. Picture Credit: Jungle Beach Ahungalla Watersport Get your adrenalin going on a jet ski ride, diving, snorkelling or deep sea fishing, or whale watching. Your holiday here is what you make of it! Address: Wathuregama, 80562 Ahungalla, Sri LankaPrice Range: From SGD$222/nightContact: +94 776 216 328 or +94 775 959 40Email: junglebeachahungalla@gmail.comWebsite: www.junglebeachahungalla.com 9. Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge, Sri Lanka Picture Credit: Madukelle Set in the Knuckles Mountain range lies Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge. Waking up to breath-taking views of green mountains and blue skies as far the eye can see, to the chirping of birds and morning nature sounds, you feel like you’re in another world. Sri Lanka is known for its tea plantations which make for some of the best views. Honeymoon Suite Picture Credit: Madukelle The deluxe room is a sturdy canvas tent – which makes you feel like you’re camping in Asia – with a bed, desk, attached bathroom, hardwood floors and a porch where you can sit out and appreciate the incredible beauty at your feet. There are also net-covered windows (much like ones found in tents) that can be closed off with the canvas or opened up to let in the breeze and view from the comfort of your bed. They also offer honeymoon suite that comes with a private dining facility, a bathtub, and many more little details to make your stay enjoyable. There is a family lodge available as well. The Lodge offers a dining area with incredible views, a library with internet, an infinity pool, little cosy spots within the plantation – perfect for getting lost in a book, amongst other facilities. There are many places nearby to go hiking, trekking, wildlife watching, or even to the city if you’re missing the city life. Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge offers day trekking, night camping, cooking Sri Lankan dishes with a chef, waterfall excursions, tea picking and a plantation visit, and a few other activities to get you up close and personal with the surroundings. Each activity is priced differently and is not included in the cost of the room. There is plenty to see and do at Madulkelle, and it is perfect for an adventurous holiday or a relaxing one. Address: Madulkelle - Habaragala Road, Kandy, Sri LankaPrice Range: From SGD287/nightContact: +94 (0) 813801052Email: info@madulkelle.comWebsite: www.madulkelle.com 10. Jetwing Kurulubedda, Sri Lanka Picture Credit: Jetwing Kurulubedda The Jetwing range of hotels manages to integrate luxury with nature beautifully, and they have a whole range of locations in different natural surroundings for just that purpose. Located in the southern region of Galle that is commonly known for its beaches, history and food, Jetwing takes you instead to the jungle a little away from the coast, to a world of its own, hidden away among the lush greens and paddy fields. Hosting 6 luxury villas, Jetwing allows you to be one with nature in absolute comfort. Picture Credit: Jetwing Kurulubedda Views of paddy fields and the sound of a flowing river nearby never sounded so good! Spacious rooms, polished wooden floors, attached bathrooms, air conditioning, a tea and coffee making facilities are just some of the comforts they have thought of in the basic deluxe room. Picture Credit: Jetwing Kurulubedda Take your holiday a step further by getting the booking one of two stilted Dwellings that offers a rain shower, private plunge pool and the symphony of birds that share the habitat. Get lost in this world within itself or head out nearby to one of the top beaches in the world – Unawatuna Beach, for the Mahamodara River Safari, the Kottawa Conservation Forest, the Handunugoda Tea Estate, get behind the scenes of a Cinnamon Peeling Centre, or explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Galle Fort. Address: Jetwing Kurulubedda, Galle, Sri LankaPrice Range: From SGD$181/nightContact: +94 91 2223744, +94 114 709 400Email: resv.lighthouse@jetwinghotels.comWebsite: www.jetwinghotels.com/jetwingkurulubedda...



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    Natasaliyana

    A place that you must go when you visit Bandung. Worth the long hours.