Posts Tagged ‘Singapore’

Plan your Scuba Diving Vacation 2012  with our ADEX  Specials.

With ADEX 2012, Asian largest Scuba Diving Showcase, held in Singapore from 13th – 15th of April 2012 ahead it is our pleasure to offer to all our friends and customer some interesting offers for your scuba diving vacation plan 2012 and 2013.

Meet part of our team of South East Asia Dreams during the ADEX in Singapore, just drop a SMS to +66 81 958 3310 (Mrs. Heike Garcon-Suiheran) and select a meeting point and time.  Or get your brochure at the booth of Diveguide.com Stand Number:  J02.  We are really looking forward to meet you in Person.

Explore our new destination INDONESIA on board of one of Indonesians finest liveaboard vessels:

save your spot on board of indonesia finest liveaboard vessels

or maybe just a long weekend at an amazing dive resort north of Bali with a lot of diving around the famous wreck of  U.S.A.T Liberty or the colorful house reef :

Spend some time in Bali with unlimited shore dives

Or spend some time around one of the world wide best dive sites in Malaysia – SIPADAN ISLAND.  Choose between one of our Resort or Liveaboard Package and save from our ADEX Special

Scuba diving Resort and Liveaboard Package around Mabul and Sipadan in Sabah/Malaysia

or maybe just the classic PHUKET ISLAND Package. With daily direct flights from Singapore, Phuket became an interesting destination for those who just like to send a few days away from home for some diving, entertainment and great food.

Hotel and Scuba Diving Daytrips Package in Phuket / Thailand

For those who never visit the famous SIMILAN ISLAND, here are some options for your liveaboard trip between November 2012 and April 2013.

Scuba diving liveaboard trips around SImilan Island, Southern Island or Mergui Archipelago

or maybe just charter with your friend your own vessel for your own scuba diving dream?

Charter your own vessel and plan your individuel trip with friends and family

 Above packages are only small selections of our program. Get your individual ADEX Special for all your confirmed bookings starting from today until latest 22th of April.   Travel period depending on the package.  Get an extra 5 % by pay the full amount of your trip by end of April.

For more information, details or your booking please contact us via email: info@southeastasiadreams.com

 

 

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Malaysia to build a Legoland worldwide theme park

When Ole Kirk Christiansen started in Denmark 1932 making wooden toys and named it Lego piecesLEGO® he did not know that he started a new century of toys which kids all over the world will love. LEGO® is a contraction of the Danish words ‘leg godt’ which means ‘play well’ and coincidentally it was later learned that Lego means ‘ I put together’ or ‘I assemble’ in Latin.

In the following years the idea become advanced by plastic injection-molding machine, invention of inner tubes on the bricks and increased significantly the numbers of possible building combinations. By bringing DUPLO® brinks on the market for preschool children, LEGO TECHNIC for older children and LEGO DACTA®, now known as the educational decision, increasing the interest in the fantastic LEGO® Masterpieces which soon triggered Godtfred Kirk Christiansen’s idea to bring the model outside.

Originally; displayed just as a little garden which displayed various LEGO® Models bought the idea to develop them much larger. Finally in June 1968 the first LEGOLAND® was born in Billund, Denmark, follow by Parks in Windsor, England in 1996, in California in 1999, Germany in 2002 and Florida in coming Oct 2011.

Models, Landmarks from all over the world
Now Malaysia will become home to Asia’s first LEGOLAND® theme park in Iskandar Malaysia economic zone in southern state of Johor, near Singapore. Malaysia newest attraction

The construction is on the way and plans to be open end of next year. The park will feature 40 attractions, rides similar to the other LEGOLAND® attractions including a replica of the Twin Towers.

Malaysia is the best place to enjoy water parks and theme parks since it is blessed with lovely hat weather all year-round and in the post couple of years, many exciting new theme parks have established all over PeninsulaMalaysia. Many of them including water parks, rides, zoos, golf courses and provides great fun for the whole family.

Although all these parks are very different, they all share state-of-the-art design with fun and safety being priorities number one.

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February 3, 2011 the first day of the
Chinese new year – Year of the Rabbit..

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holiday, which is celebrated in areas with large populations of ethnic Chinese

Year of the Rabbit

The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month in the Chinese Celebrate the Chinese New Yearcalendar and ends on the  15th and is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had a high influence on the new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors, as well as cultures with whom the Chinese have had extensive interaction. These include Koreans, Mongolians, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, and formerly the Japanese before 1873. In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and other countries or regions with significant Han Chinese populations, Chinese New Year is also celebrated, and has, to varying degrees, become part of the traditional culture of these countries.

The Chinese calendar has been in continuous use for centuries and in use at the present, which goes back only some 430 years.

According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian or “Year” in Chinese. Nian would come on the first day of New Year to devour livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people. One time, people saw that the Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red, so the villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the color red. Hence, every time when the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. They also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From these days onwards the Nian never came to the village again.

Although the Chinese calendar traditionally does not use the comment way of calling the years by numbers they are using animal signs for the 12 cycles to dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the Western linear concept of time. The Chinese have adopted the Western calendar since 1911, but the lunar calendar is still used for festive occasions such as the Chinese New Year.

Each of these 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac rule a year, but months, days and hours are also associated with specific animals. The 12 animals are  Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig (or Boar) and have different personality traits, likes and dislikes, which all people born under the same year share. Each animal denotes different characteristics and is said to influence the course of life. It is not the size of this animal that makes sense for the whole year, but its inner nature.

The Year of the Rabbit is said to be a peaceful one, with those on either side of it (Tiger and Dragon) known for global unrest and change.

So let’s see what the Year of the Rabbit is bringing us. Happy New Year to all our friends.

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