Thursday, January 21, 2010

Radius cultural meeting point

In terms of three gold circles metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang play a role in attracting foreign tourists various levels.

Modern infrastructure, entertainment and shopping, it is not surprising if many hotel-budget hotel operators see it as an opportunity to run their services around the area.

Row of shophouses along Jalan Bukit Bintang like a 'spirit' when he was selected to travel economy class to create places for them to recover before the holiday or vacation to another location.

Backpackers are interpreted as a tourist to explore the many areas around the world and use the facilities in the economy is often associated with tourists from European countries.

In fact, is the Backpackers in Bukit Bintang saw the domination of European travelers.

Backpackers during

Began operations two years ago, budget hotels, Bed & Breakfast Paradiso (Paradiso) is among the tens of hostel which was to seize the opportunity to perform their services in the area of Bukit Bintang.

According to the owner of the Paradiso, Paradise Hazdy service budget hotels that have earned a high demand from tourists, particularly from overseas Backpackers.

"Their presence is not concentrated in certain seasons, for this type of travel is not always working and traveling throughout the year.

"Paradiso receive visitors from various countries such as England, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Vietnam," said the owner of the hostel.

Paradiso offers accommodation of various types with free breakfast in the dorm rooms that offer as low as RM30, Room A (RM60-70), double rooms (RM80) and family rooms (RM120, 140).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Dead Men Charged As a result of 'Tiredness' Travel

KIAN FOOK (seated right) shows a picture of his father who died of heart attack while traveling to Hainan, China recently.

KUALA LUMPUR - senior citizens following the excitement of a cheap holiday packages to Hainan, China by a travel company ended with his death in a hotel lobby in the country, 28 October.

More tragic when the death of Ho Yew Chai, 74, caused the heart attack was associated with fatigue after the alleged victim had terkejar each other following the itinerary is said not managed.

It is understood, one day before the death of Ho Yew, he and 30 others had to travel far to travel about 300 kilometers of which require them to board the bus for 12 hours and during that period, they were fed only two pieces of muffin.

Increases luck, when the victim's daughter, Loo Chai Moy who want to seek clarifications from the owner of the company in Seri Kembangan kicked a la Moto.

Loo Moy also accompany the office of the company's office is his brother, Kian Chai Fook, 32.

Two sisters also joined the tour with their father.

Stories Kian Fook, before and after his father, who ordered the bus company to bring them to Hainan after a three-day stop in Hanoi, Vietnam.

According to him, his sister and his father attended the tourism attracted by the low bid for counterfeits by the company.

"For eight days of travel per person is charged RM2, 159 including meals and accommodation incurred by the company," he said.

Consequently he said, his party has departed from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) to go to Hanoi at 5pm on 23 October.

"In Hanoi, we are placed in a hotel in the country, but unfortunate events began when we were fed at four o'clock in the evening after a long travel," he said at the MCA Public Complaints Bureau in Jalan Ampang here yesterday.

Dakwanya again, after three days in a state of anxiety and terkejar each other in Hanoi since the order of the schedule is not regular, they will then take a bus to go to Hainan.

Kian Fook claimed that, while he was on the bus, they were fed only two pieces of muffin before arriving at a hotel in Hainan to spend the night.

"That night, my father was complaining unpleasant body before he is brought to the hospital and returned to the hotel after the supply of drugs.

"However, the next day, the sixth day, I was surprised to find that the father had died in the hotel lobby when he was waiting for me to eat," he said.

Dakwanya, company representatives did not provide appropriate cooperation to cope with the situation.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Travel Tips to European Countries: Albania

Albania is a mountainous country and the one of the smallest countries of Europe. The residents supposedly descended from ancient Illyrians.


The culture of Albania is majorly influenced by that of the mainland Greeks especially in the urban locality; nodding one’s head means ‘no’ where as shaking the head means ‘yes’. To greet someone, handshaking is preferred, though Shoku (Comrade) was used before, which has been long forgotten now. People dress informally here. Swim suits are meant for the beaches, otherwise women are expected not to dress in a revealing outfit. When addressing someone prefix Zoti(Mr) or Zonja(Mrs) before the name and always remember to carry some gifts when visiting someone, although flowers aren’t much acceptable. The guests are served with coffee, raki or sweets. Smokers don’t have to worry much, but they should avoid it where they see a sign of Ndalohet Duhani or Ndalohet pirja e duhanit.

Travelling within the country

Buses with relatively cheap fares operate in the main cities of the country or taxis are another choice which provided service for some main hotels.
Visit Dajti Mountain and experience Dajti Ekspres Cable car for an unforgettable 15 minute ride passing through Dajt Oark to reach Tirana. The route is about 4.2 km long and the ride costs €6.5.Alpha Yachting provides crewed yacht which is a luxury in itself. Tirana Bank is the best place for withdrawing money as it allows access to Visa cards.

Eating Out

Restaurants are not always sufficiently heated, so always wear warm clothes if out in the night during winters. Foreigners are charged more than the locals. Both the entry fees as well as any merchandise will be on a higher scale, so it’s better not to reveal the fact that you are a foreigner when out on the streets.

Site Seeing

If you enjoy canoeing, this is the right place to be. There are places right outside Tirana which is an amazing site for not just canoeing, but also rock climbing, hiking, and camping.


If you want a 5-Star ambience, try The Sheraton Tirana Hotel and Towers, which is situated in the middle of a shopping and entertainment center. There are about 151 rooms and 56 suites. So, along with the comfort, one can shop at once convenience here. Another hotel which provides all modern facilities is Hotel Mondial. It is located 1000 m away from the city and is also a good example of traditional architecture.

Getting There

One of the best and the easiest means is to go by air. Albanian Airlines is the national airline which works in collaboration with Tyrolean Airways, and provides service to almost all the big European cities. The airport, Mother Teresa, is 16 miles or 26 km away from the capital. A tourist bus is available every 3 hrs to get to the city center and takes about 30 minutes to get there. Taxis are available round the clock. While waiting for any transport service, tourists can check out the duty free shops, bank, eateries and car hire at the airport. A departure tax of $10 USD is imposed on all foreign nationals. Check out www.flyalbanian .com for flight times and offers.

If trying to get there by sea, try the ferry services which are provided by Adriatic Line and Agoudimos. The main ports are Durres (has ferry connection to Italy, Bari, Brindisi, Trieste, and Ancona), Vlora (has ferry connection to Bari, and Brindisi), Saranda (has connection to Corfu), Shen Gjini (has ferry connection to Bari). Check out and for more information.

Bus is another option. Buses start from Istanbul, Athens and Sofia. Internal passengers have lots of options with bus services provided. If traveling by road in a private car, there is road network to the Kosovo region, but they are too dangerous to use because of the political tensions within the region. Crossings at Hani I Hotit, Bllata, Oafa e Thaes, Tushemisht, Gorica, Kapshtica, and kakavija can be taken. If tired one can take halts at hotels or other designated areas. There is a network of 18,000 km, out of which only 7450 km are main roads, for local travelers. About 2138km stretch of these roads is in poor condition and has pot holes, and utmost safety precautions should be taken when driving on such roads. Speed limit should be strictly followed on highways as well as within towns. Driving at night should be better avoided because of the absence of street lights on the road except for urban areas. Traffic should drive on the right-hand. There is a shortage of gas stations in the countryside, so filling the gas tank completely when passing through urban area is recommended and since there is lack of national recovery system; travelers should be prepared for an emergency or breakdown before hand. One should carry necessary documents like International Driving Permit and national driving license.

Duty Free Items

Following are the items that can be carried without customs duty being levied on them:
1. 1liter of spirits or 2liter of wine
2. 250ml of eau de toilette
3. 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
4. 50ml of perfume.

Prohibited Items

Things that are prohibited to carry are firearms, narcotics and ammunitions. Special export permission should be taken for precious metals, books, antiques, work of art, or material of national or historic value.