Rosemarie John

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Climbing Up the Pylon Lookout in Sydney

by Rosemarie John July 20, 2012

Got the energy and crave for great photo opportunities or just the feel of wind in your hair as you gaze the scenic panorama? Head over to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout! Not for the faint-hearted, the climb up 200 stairs brings you eighty-seven metres above the harbour offering the best visual percepts of the city. With breath-taking views […]

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

by Rosemarie John July 1, 2012

With a unique collection of plants and trees from every continent except  Antarctica, Gardens by the Bay in Bay South, Singapore  takes its visitors into the realm of nature and all its bounty. Boasting two large conservatories, several outdoor gardens, a lake, a skyway and great views of the entire bay area, exploring nature within a city has just gotten […]

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The Colourful Bangles of Hyderabad

by Rosemarie John June 29, 2012

Going far back as 2600 BC, bangles have been excavated from the Indus and Mohenjo-Daro valleys of old. Made from sea-shells, copper, bronze, agate and chalcedony in ancient times and worn specifically for religious customs and rituals, bangles have come a long way out of India and Pakistan. Today, bangles made of glass, plastic, gold, silver and other metals are […]

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The Cliffs at Uluwatu

by Rosemarie John June 28, 2012

Just an hour’s drive away from Kuta ; Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a temple atop the edge of a rocky cliff on Bukit Peninsula, the southern most point of Bali. Founded by a Javanese Hindu priest in the 10th century, the temple is dedicated to the God of elements Bharata Rudra. Considered one of the nine directional temples on the […]

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Concorde Revisited in NYC

by Rosemarie John June 26, 2012

Seeing the insides of the sleek supersonic Concorde would have been but a dream for many, but today visitors to the Intrepid Museum are allowed access to a real treat –  a seat inside the Concorde’s luxurious first class cabin inclusive of an up close look inside her sophisticated flight deck. The Concorde is a product of Anglo-French cooperation. When […]

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Changi Airport’s Free Singapore Tour

by Rosemarie John June 23, 2012

On transit in Changi? Here’s what you can do… Launched in partnership with Singapore Airlines, the refreshed complimentary Singapore tour provides passengers transiting at Changi Airport an opportunity to enjoy some of Singapore’s iconic sights. Introduced in 1987, the Free Singapore Tour is part of the airport’s efforts to better serve passengers who are at Changi for long layover periods. […]

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9 Must See Temples of Bali

by Rosemarie John June 20, 2012

Besakih Temple Built in the 11th Century, Besakih is the largest and most important temple on the island. With over 22 structures in its complex, the temple sits on the slopes of Mt. Agung, a stratovolcano and is home to the Trinity shrines dedicated to the Gods Shiva (the destroyer), Brahma (the creator) and Vishnu (the supreme God). Uluwatu Temple Located […]

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Postcard: Bali

by Rosemarie John June 8, 2012

Located on Bali’s south-western coast of the narrow isthmus connecting the Bali mainland and Bukit Peninsula, Jimbaran Beach which was traditionally a fishing village, offers large public beaches with many recreation activities. Apart from the gorgeous sunset and smooth sand, another reason that visitors flock to the area is for the delicious spread of seafood restaurants along the beach. The Four Seasons […]

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How to Enter Borobudur the Right Way

by Rosemarie John June 4, 2012

Built in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and located in the Magelang District in central Java is the magnificent Borobudur, the largest Buddhist  monument in the world. Constructed by the Sailendra Dynasty between 750AD-850AD with over two million stone blocks, the massive structure sits majestically in the middle of lush greenery peppered with coconut and palm trees. Together with the decline […]

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Botak Jones – American Food in Singapore

by Rosemarie John June 3, 2012

American food hawker style… you don’t see that everyday! Offering western cuisine from burgers and steak to gumbo and Cajun chicken, Botak Jones is a unique way of experiencing good food at decent prices. With so many well established American franchises around the island, heading out for some authentic American cuisine can be quite an expensive affair. A simple burger […]

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