The Wow Experience Vancouver – Victoria – Whistler


Vancouver

About the City –

Vancouver is a tourist delight. Few cities in the world offer Vancouver’s combination of a big city lifestyle and outdoor fun in such close proximity. Dining, shopping and visits to local places of interest all within walking distances make Vancouver a traveling paradise.


Getting There !
Vancouver Int’l airport – YVR   

Places of Interest

  • Stanley park
  • Granville Island
  • Gastown
  • North Shore Mountains
  • Yaletown
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Chinatown


Victoria

Victoria is Capital of British Columbia. weather you wish to stroll along the causeway in the Inner Harbor, enjoy whale watching, indulging in the west coast cuisine or partake in the English tradition of Afternoon tea and pasties at the Bengal Lounge in the famous Fairmont Empress Hotel… Victoria is simply breathtaking.


Getting There !

  1. 30 minutes by Float Plane from Vancouver
  2. 3 hours by BC Ferries from Vancouver


Places of Interest

  • Zipline Adventures
  • Butchat Gardens
  • Atique Row
  • Market Square
  • Whale Watching


Whistler

Whistler is a place of Scenic wonder. Outdoor adventure and quaint mountain village atmosphere. Both a winter and summer destination, Whistler offers breath taking sights and great activities like Ziplining and Quad – Biking while staying at a world class resort at the foot of the mountains.

Getting There !

  1. 3 hours by road from Vancouver
  2. 2 hours Rocky Mountaineer (Whistler Sea to Sky Climb)


Places of Interest

  • PEAK2PEAK Gondola
  • Whistler Village
  • Squamish- Lil’wat Cultural Center

  • Whistler Olympic Park
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Vancouver’s must See !!



8 Must See Attractions & Neighborhoods

  • Grouse Mountain
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • GranVille Island
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Stanley Park
  • Gastown
  • Robson Street
  • Yale Town


6 Must See Festivals & Events

5 Must Stay Hotels

  • Fairmont Pacific Rim

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

  • Fairmont Water Front
  • Four Seasons
  • Pan Pacific Vancouver

6 Must Dine Restaurant

1 Must do Itinery
Explore Vancouver
Day 1

Explore the sights of Vancouver. Take a hop on, off sightseeing tour starting at the 1,000 acre Stanley Park and a visit to Vancouver Aquarium, Totem Park and Prospect Point. Next visit Gastown, a charming neighborhood home to a number of shops and galleries, restaurants and coffee shops. Visitors can stroll along the cobblestone streets while enjoying a refreshing beverage in this historic neighborhood. Next visit ancient Chinatown outside of the park travel along the beaches of scenic English Bay, make your way across Burrard Street Bridge to Granville Island where you can enjoy a casual meal while taking in some street-side entertainment before touring the public market and the island’s famed artisan studios. Then take a return trip across False Creek back to downtown abroad a quaint False Creek Ferry to Yaletown, one of the Vancouver’s most vibrant and hippest neighborhoods.

Day 2

Visit Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains and explore the city’s great outdoors. the Capilano Suspension Bridge is located in the heart of the Vancouver’s Temperate Rainforest. Take a stroll along Treetops Adventure, and their newest attraction, cliff-walk before taking in native carving demonstrations. Next stop is Grouse Mountains– The Peak Of Vancouver, located a short distance up the road from the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Take the sky-ride to the top of the mountain, providing sensational views of the city far below. At the top, visit the Refuge for endangered wildlife featuring two orphaned grizzly bears, Birds in Motion demonstration, Lumber Jack show or take a ride up the eye of the Wind Viewpoint located 20 stories high. Zip-lining, tandem-paragliding and helicopter tours are also available.

Asiatic Lioness with her Cubs


Asiatic Lioness with her Cubs

Mother’s Care

New Grizzly Gulch Theme Park at Hong Kong DisneyLand


Hong Kong Disneyland opened last Saturday its newest theme park named Grizzly Gulch. This is the largest themed area in Disneyland’s expansion drive in Hong Kong and follows the opening of Toy Story Land last night. This, Grizzly Gulch gives a sense of adventure in the Wild West to visitors with a setting of bustling western Golden Rush town. The new attraction is similar in style to the already well-known attraction Frontierland at other Disney parks. However, Grizzly Gulch adds a new dimension to the storyline. Set in a Gold Rush-era California town, it tells also the story of grizzly bears looking for gold.

Riders on Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars (which has previously been dubbed simply “Big Grizzly Mountain Coaster”) will board mine-train themed cars, which will race around a series of twists and turns on the mountain in a more intense way than at Disney’s other mine train coasters, and mix elements from Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Animatronic grizzly bears menace guests as they plummet through the opening section.

Hong Kong Disneyland plans to open a further attraction in 2013 with the launching of Mystic Point which will feature a new dark ride known as Mystic Manor. The three themed areas will then “increase the size of the park by more than 25 %,” declared Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, during the opening ceremony of Grizzly Gulch.

Hong Kong Disneyland opened in September 2005, having received more than 31 million tourists from around the world. It launched the three-phase expansion in order to boost the number of visitors.

Shark Safari at Atlantis


Swimming with the sharks is not as daunting as it first sounds, and you don’t need to be a certified diver to do it either.

The Atlantis has launched its Shark Safari, a new attraction that offers visitors the change to get up close and personal with marine life by using a specially designed helmet based on the Sea Trek underwater system, which has been engineered for comfort, safety and reliability.

The system requires a little training, and small information session on underwater sign language is offered beforehand to anyone aged between eight and eighty who is brave enough to walk next to sharks.

The Must See Show now in – “Phuket”


Siam Niramit is located just north to Phuket Town, in beautiful surroundings, easy access from all points in Phuket. Its authentic Thai ambience which no other MICE venue can compare to, together with the spectacular Siam Niramit show itself, ensure that your event will be both impressive and memorable.

This must see spectacular show which features over 100 performers, lavish costumes and stunning set design and the world’s most advanced technology are used to produce a very realistic, stimulating and inspiring experience.

SINGAPORE’s latest attraction, the Garden City, recently opened the first section – Bay South Garden on 29 Jun 2012


Garden City

Singapore may be known for her gleaming skyscrapers, high-end shopping malls and glitzy night scene, but there’s a calming nature sanctuary on hand when the buzz of city life gets too much. The 101ha Gardens by the Bay – the nation’s largest green space to date – is due to be completed in 2015, but the first section has opened on June 29 this year is the Bay South Garden. At 54ha, it is the largest of three waterfront gardens – the other two being Bay East and Bay Central – and promises a spectacular showcase of horticulture and garden artistry after five long years in the making. Here are the highlights:

1. FLOWER DOME

At 1.2ha, the Flower Dome (above) is the larger of two cooled conservatories (sculpted, glass-panelled structures situated on the edge of the Marina Reservoir). Plants bloom here in perpetual spring because the energy-efficient architectural marvel replicates the cool, dry conditions of a Mediterranean and semi-arid climate. Besides baobabs (bottle trees), olive trees and date palms, the Flower Field will also feature changing displays of blooms to reflect different seasons, festivals or themes.

2. DRAGONFLY LAKE

One of the two lakes flowing through Bay South, the Dragonfly Lake teems with fish, plants and other aquatic life. Take to the boardwalk to understand how it provides naturally-treated water for irrigation in the Gardens, and how it is an ideal habitat for biodiversity.

3. SUPERTREES

The focal point of the Bay South Garden is the 18 Supertrees. Towering at between 25m and 50m tall, there are three Supertrees each in the Golden and Silver Gardens respectively, which also feature a variety of epiphytes, ferns and tropical flowering climbers with gold and silver hues. The other 12 Supertrees are clustered in the Supertree Grove.

4. HERITAGE GARDENS

The four Heritage Gardens are a diverse collection of themed gardens that reflect Singapore’s cultural heritage. They include The Colonial Garden, with spice trade and cash crops like cloves and cocoa trees; The Chinese Garden which showcases stone structures and symbolic plants like bamboo and pagoda trees; The Malay Garden and its glimpse of traditional kampong (village) life with fruit trees like jambu and breadfruit; and The Indian Garden – where plants associated with Hindu philosophy like the jasmine tree, bloom.

Gardens by the Bay has opened to the public on June 29. Admission to the Bay South outdoor garden is free; access to the other attractions are ticketed.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort – Ready yourself for a Disney adventure!


Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers immersive, unique Disney experiences for all families, generations and ages to enjoy. Hong Kong is one of only five locations in the world that is home to a Disney-themed park and the many Disney characters that are beloved the world over, such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear. Since the Grand Opening in September 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland has received more than 31 million Guests from around the globe. Through the unique product offering and the world-class service provided by the 5,000 strong Cast at the theme park and the two hotels, the Resort has received outstanding Guest satisfaction ratings and a range of awards from the hospitality and entertainment sectors. The Park consists of four themed lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland and the newly opened themed area – Toy Story Land.

Indian Food availability

To welcome Guests from India, a wide selection of Indian cuisine is served at the Park and hotels. As a mark of respect towards the Indian culture, the Park has specially enlisted the help of three Indian chefs to prepare authentic Indian food for Guests. Meanwhile, Guests looking for souvenirs for loved ones will be impressed by the seasonal new merchandise and exclusive Disney merchandise that can only be found in Hong Kong.

Main attractions

Mickey’s PhilharMagic – Guests will meet Disney princesses and beloved heroes up close in a hilarious 3-D movie and symphony of surprises.

The Golden Mickeys at Disney’s Storybook Theater – Disney stories and fairytales come to life in this spectacular show, which is a Broadway-style musical experience.

Disney on Parade – This is a highlight of any given day. You will be watching nearly 100 performers with your beloved Disney characters as part of this colorful parade that is presented daily.

Autopia – Every family will have fun at exciting attractions like Autopia which gives kids of all ages the chance to get behind the wheel and hit the road of tomorrow.

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters – Guests can team up with Buzz Lightyear and spin their Star Cruisers 360 degrees while firing hand-held laser cannons to blast enemy targets and amass points.

Jungle River Cruise ­– The mysterious jungles offer surprises to Guests around every bend in the river including an epic battle of fire and water.

Space Mountain – More thrilling experiences are in store for Guests at Space Mountain, a one-of-a-kind indoor roller-coaster that rockets at exhilarating speed through the inky blackness of space and past shooting stars, careening comets with synchronized music and sound effects.

It’s a small world – Guests can start an imaginative journey here where they will enjoy scenes through different cultures far and wide. They can experience the joy and wonder of creatively costumed dolls, elaborate sets, and unforgettable music. For Indian visitors, they can also find lovely Indian dolls with beautiful Sari singing in front of a miniature Taj Mahal!

Toy Story Land – Bringing the cherished stories of the Toy Story movies to the real world, Toy Story Land provides an incredible, immersive experience for Guests of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Entering the themed area, Guests will feel like they’re being shrunk to the size of a toy as they are transported to the oversized world of Andy’s backyard.

Focus 2012

The theme park will premiere Grizzly Gulch this year, an abandoned frontier mining town that will be home to the high-speed Grizzly Mountain coaster. Grizzly Gulch will open on July 14, 2012. Based on an original story created
exclusively for Hong Kong Disneyland, Grizzly Gulch will provide Guests with an unexpected runaway adventure. The unique multidirectional terrain-style coaster Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars takes Guests on a holistic adventure as it crisscrosses the entire themed area. In preparing to tell the rich story of Grizzly Gulch, the Resort has been working even harder, inside and outside the Park, putting their imagination into action to create an immersive Wild West experience for Guests.

Hot social media contest!

With Grizzly Gulch entering its one-month countdown period, the Park is offering opportunities to Guests to learn more about the story behind this Gold Rush town even before they experience in person. The first promotional push is a funny social media viral video campaign introducing three highlights of Grizzly Gulch, featuring travel guru Tony Hung and viral video expert Ming Jai. From June 14 to 28, 2012, Guests who correctly answer a question after watching the videos on Hong Kong Disneyland’s Facebook page have a chance of winning a number of fantastic Grizzly Gulch-themed souvenirs or, by also submitting a short advertising tagline for Grizzly Gulch, a complimentary “one-night stay at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel for two.”

Where to stay

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort consists of two top-notch hotels Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and the glamorous Hollywood Hotel for its esteemed guests.

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel – Situated on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island, just 0.7 km from Hong Kong Disneyland, this hotel is Victorian-themed. This child-friendly hotel has over 400 guestrooms and a convention centre with ballrooms and function rooms.

Hollywood Hotel – This hotel is themed to 1930s Hollywood. Decorations include classic cars from the 1930s, a pavement decorated as a strip of film, names of roads and highways in California, the El Captain sign and even the world famous “HOLLYWOOD HOTEL” sign. The hotel has 600 guestrooms each with the ‘garden view’, the ‘sea view’ or the ‘park view’ that overlooks the Hong Kong Disneyland Park.

Free Singapore Tours – New Itineraries


SINGAPORE has always been on top of a wish list of any traveller and it now gives more reasons to take advantage of transiting through Changi airport – a new experience awaits you with two new itineraries added for the travellers which includes new attractions, Maina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer..
Changi Airport revamps its Free Singapore Tour

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport has added two new itineraries to its Free Singapore Tour programme.

The tour provides an opportunity for passengers transiting at Changi Airport to enjoy Singapore’s iconic sights.

The Heritage Tour is its first addition, and is available four times a day.

It includes a visit to the Colonial District, Merlion Park, Chinatown and Little India.

Visitors will experience the history, culture and the lifestyle of Singapore through the tour.

The City Lights Tour starts from 6.30pm, and includes a visit to Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, Bugis Village and Raffles Hotel.

Both itineraries include tours to Singapore’s newest attractions, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer.

Vice president for Passenger Development at Changi Airport Group, Peh Ke-Wei, hopes that passengers who have gone for the tour would return to Singapore for a longer stay.

The Free Singapore Tour is available at no cost, to passengers who have at least five hours of transit.

For more information, visitors can go to Changi Airport’s website:

http://www.changiairport.com/at-changi/leisure-indulgences/free-singapore-tour

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