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Fun and Adventure at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park

Featuring an oceanarium, marine mammal park, amusement park and animal theme park, Ocean Park Hong Kong offers loads of fun to keep the entire family entertained all day. Located in the Southern District of Hong Kong, Ocean Park has more than eighty attractions and has received a number of awards, including the prestigious 2012 Applause Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions – an honor considered to be the amusement park industry’s equivalent to the Academy Awards. In 2013, more than 7.45 million people visited Ocean Park, making it the 12th most visited theme park in the world, and the largest in Asia – ahead of Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Heroes & Villains at Madam Tussauds Hong Kong

Located in the iconic Peak Tower on Hong Kong Island, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a fascinating attraction featuring wax figures of around 100 readily recognized international personalities. In keeping with its location, more than thirty percent of the figures at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong are Asian, with good number being Hong Kong-born or based celebrities. Visitors will find that the wax figures at Madame Tussauds are arranged in a variety of themed settings, among them being Cultural Figures, Hollywood Stars, Kung Fu Stars, Pop Stars, Sports Stars, Royalty, and World Leaders.

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Travel on the Peak Tram in Hong Kong

Traveling between Hong Kong's Central district and Victoria Peak, via the city's Mid-Levels residential area, the Peak Tramway is a funicular railway used by both residents and tourists visiting this fascinating island. Covering a distance of around 1.4 kilometers with a maximum steepness of 48%, in addition to being the most direct route between the two points, the Peak Tramway offers breathtaking views over the harbor and spectacular skyscrapers of the city of Hong Kong.

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Ping Shan Heritage Trail in Hong Kong

Explore the history of Hong Kong along the fascinating Ping Shan Heritage Trail. Launched in December 1993, the trail guides travelers through the three villages of Sheung Cheung Wai, Hang Tau Tsuen and Hang Mei Tsuen. Along the route walkers will see impressive monuments and historically important buildings. Located in the Yuen Long District of Hong Kong, the Ping Shan Heritage Trail is well worth investigating.

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Kenting National Park, Taiwan

Located at the southernmost tip of Taiwan, the Kenting National Park offers visitors spectacular landscapes, pristine sandy beaches washed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean, Luzon Strait and Taiwan Strait, and fascinating flora and fauna. Each season brings its own special delights, making Kenting National Park a pleasure to visit at any time of the year.

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Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore

The Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore is one of the national museums under the supervision of the Singapore National Heritage Board. The organization was established to explore and promote the ancient and modern civilizations and cultures of Asia. It bring awareness to the public in regard to their ancestors and ties to Southeast Asia and even to other parts of the world. The museum prides itself on being the pioneering museum, exploring a diverse viewpoint on the civilizations and cultures of pan-Asia. It aims to enable visitors to walk away with new perspectives and appreciation for the various cultures found within Singapore.

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The Peak on Hong Kong Island

During the nineteenth century, The Peak, which stands at 552 meters, was used as a signaling post for ships, as it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island. But the lure of view looking out over the city was too great a temptation for the privileged amongst the community, such as Governor Sir Richard MacDonnell who constructed his summer home here in 1868. The Peak Hotel was constructed in 1873, but burnt down in 1938. As the land became an exclusive residential area, and to enable easier access to The Peak, the first tram to The Peak was opened on 30 May 1888.

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Little India in Singapore

Singapore is a destination filled with fascination and wonder. Visitors to this bustling city are recommended to explore an ethnic neighborhood in the city known as Little India. The smell of incense fills the air of this neighborhood, while traditional Indian music sets the atmosphere along the streets. It is believed that Little India was established due to the land where it is situated being used as a Tamil convict settlement. The Tamils lived here, segregated, under the policies set by the British, but today it is a thriving neighborhood and tourist attraction in Singapore.

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