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Jalan Bukit Bintang

Jalan Bukit Bintang is a famous, some locals even say premier street in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The street begins at the Pavilion Shopping Centre running all the way down to the junction with Jalan Pudu, another parallel running street which is active 24 hours per day. The street is especially famous for it’s high quality malls and hotels located at the far end of the street. Though the street also has a cheap side right after walking by KFC, this area can also become rather shady especially during the night with a few souvenir stalls and hustlers offering massages or sex.

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Getting around Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia with a population of 7,2 million people. Although the city center of KL is pretty compact, and it’s possible walking from one to another sightseeing in about 30 minutes it may leave you feeling drenched, exhausted and like getting a shower. As most travelers would agree, walking isn’t really the option, what are the options?

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Beach Club

Jalan P. Ramlee street is the most popular nightlife area in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For obvious reasons, every night the clubs are more packed than any other nightlife destinations within the city such as Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown and Changkat Bukit Bintang. Besides the strategically location which just around the corner from KL’s landmark attractions Suria KLCC and Petronas Twin Towers and due to the fact that all bars on Jalan P. Ramlee have a license to be open till 3 AM even on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s another simple reason, Beach Club.

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Kaesŏng (개성, 開城) is a city in North Korea, situated near the border with South Korea and the Korean Demilitarized Zone in the North Hwanghae Province. It also contains the remains of the Manwoldae palace, as it was formally named Songdo when it was the ancient capital of Koryo. As of latest measurement the city of Kaeson has a population of 338 thousand people.

Kaesong city is an easy reach from Seoul, South Korea on a approximately 2 hours lasting group tour bus-ride as the Pyongyang highway is only open freely to business, diplomatic and group tour traffic. The regulations change often in North Korea so it’s advisable to check with a local embassy before your travel. You can usually join a tour group from any travel agency in Seoul or other cities in South Korea. In the history of Kaesong there’s been a lot of political, social and cultural changes which had great effect on today’s life.

Once arrived in the city of Kaesong you will find a good portion of historic Buddhist temples and museums in good adequate conditions along with a modern and futuristic city streets. Further more Kaesong sightseeing offers some ancient temples as well the Nam Gate, or South Gate, the Students and Children’s Palace, Sonjuk Bridge and the tombs of King Kongmin and his queen just 8 miles outside the city on a hill with nice views on surrounding landscape. When you are looking for a nice souvenir to bring home try the ginseng, DPRK stamps, Korean handicrafts or books written by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung Il. Kaesong souvenir stores are inexpensive and accept Chinese Yuan, US dollars and Euros.

You will not be able to get a visa to North Korea in the United States. Instead, you need to go to either Beijing or Shenyang in China to apply for a visa. You will be getting a North Korean Visa plus a Chinese Double Entry visa to be welcomed in both North Korea and China.


Karachi (کراچی) is the capital of the Sindh province, as well the financial capital and largest city of Pakistan. The city is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, and is under going continues growth of mixed culture and population, as well economic and political migrants who generally settle permanently. As of latest measurement the metropolitan Karachi has a population of 11.8 million people.

The city of Karachi is locally know as the “City of Lights”, “City of The Quaid” and the “City that Never Sleeps” which grew from a small town to a buzzing megalopolis within several hundred years. The residents are referred to as “Karachiites”. Before visiting you should understand that Karachi is different than elsewhere in Pakistan, just like New York is different from the rest of America. It’s a big city where time is money, hurry and stress are factors of impact in daily life. These factors are noticeable while taking a stroll in downtown Karachi. Karachi’s culture can be best characterized as a substantial mix of the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia and Western influences.

Although Karachi is a big, commercial and industrial city there’s several sightseeing’s and things to do for tourists including Clifton Beach, Beach Park, Bagh-e-Ibn-e-Qasim, Water Jet fountain, Floating Ship, Sandspit Beach, Hawke’s Bay Beach, Paradise Point, French Beach, Russian Beach and several islands nearby such as Oyster Rocks, Bundle Islands, Manora Island and Churna Island. As well the fact that the city has an active nightlife with dance clubs and bars, shopping areas with bazaars and markets and a fine restaurant scenery.

To visit Karachi, you need a temporary entry visa, a tourist visa, or a business visa to Pakistan. You also need a valid passport to stay in the country. You may extend your stay in Pakistan if you have a business visa. To get a business visa, however, you need an invitation from your host in Pakistan. You will also be asked to submit a business letter of responsibility. Whatever type of visa you apply for, make sure to completely fill up the corresponding application forms.


Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen or simply Madang as it’s called nowadays is the capital of the Madang Province on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. As it’s previous name revealed the town was first settled by Germans in the 19th century. As of latest measurement the town of Madang has a population of 28 thousand people.

The city of Madang and it’s surrounding area is filled with lagoons, tiny islands and endless coconut plantations which make it a perfect example of an Pacific outlook. The town is described by locals as well tourists as one of the nicest places to be in the Pacific. Of course, these statements can be found while wondering around in the beautiful waterways, parks, ponds or while snorkeling / scuba diving in the ocean. The nearby (active) volcanic islands are a popular sightseeing as well. Besides the fact that Madang is famous for its accommodation facilities in Papua New Guinea.

Madang is popular for it’s sightseeing around the islands, scuba diving and snorkeling but also in and around town there’s much to see. Some travelers enjoy heading to the beach and take a long walk on the shores of Madag while some prefer shopping at the busy local market. Wondering around the city can be considered sightseeing itself. There’s no landmarks or “tourist highlights” which make this town so unique, it’s a simple, laid-back and tropical town where you can enjoy the tropical heat while on the beach, in town or on water.

When visiting Papua New Guinea, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a return ticket and a visa. If you are a tourist, you can get a visa that will allow you to stay for 60 days. If you are there for business, you will be given 12 months. Still, you will have 60 days maximum per stay.


Busan (부산, 釜山) locally also known as Pusan is a city located in the province of South Gyeongsang, South Korea. It’s South Korea’s second largest metropolis after it’s capital Seoul. It also houses the largest port of the country, ranked 5th worldwide. As of latest measurement the city Busan has a population of 3.6 million people.

Busan is situated roughly 280 miles south eastern of the South Korean capital Seoul, and about 93 miles north eastern of Japan‘s main island. The city of Busan is large, and makes it profit from industry and it’s port. Though, it does have an touristic side with for example its beaches Gwangalli, Haeundae and Songjeong situated in the east, it’s active nightlife with lots of night markets, discotheques and bars in the Seomyeon area. The daytime shopping district Nampodong in the south, and the main entertainment area in downtown Busan, and of course it’s internationally known ruins of mountain fortress Geumjeong guard in the north.

Nowadays the city of Busan is mainly visited by tourists from Japan, China and Russia. International tourism has been slow for several years. Although this is for no particular reason, the city fits perfectly for any type of traveler. May you be traveling alone, searching for romance as a couple or with the entire family. It’s laid back ambiance, the natural and cultural scenes, the friendly local environment and lower prices than elsewhere in South Korea is what draws Russian, Chinese and Japanese tourists to the city.

American citizens just need a valid passport for a trip to Busan which allows them to stay for maximum of 30 days. There after a visa is required. Other nationalities may require a visa when visiting Busan. Spring, from April till June is the best time period for traveling to Busan.


Daegu (대구, 大邱) locally also known as Taegu is the 3rd largest in South Korea, after Seoul and Busan. It’s official name is Daegu Metropolitan City, and is the capital and principal city of Gyeongsangbuk-do or simply Gyeongbuk, the surrounding province of the city, although it’s not legally part of the province. As of latest measurement the city of Daegu has a population of 2.5 million people.

Traveling to Deagu is rather easy, especially as it has its own airport named Daegu Airport (TAE/RKTN) which has daily flights coming from Seoul, China, Philippines and Bangkok. Once arrived in the downtown area you can get around using car, taxi or bus. Please note that Daegu is a very big city so it’s easy to get lost, keep a hotel card and phone number always with you. The city is split up in several areas for shopping, nightlife, markets and history. Daegu city is situated in a valley and experiences some of the hottest summers, and mildest winters, of mainland Korea.

Deagu city’s most popular sightseeing destination is Mount Palgong situated just outside the city. The mountain offers stunning views of the countryside and the city itself. It’s also home to various Buddhist temples. Tourists can find several restaurants, coffee shops and jimjilbang sauna’s throughout the region. The attractions are accessible through day trips and offered in any travel agent through the city.

American citizens just need a valid passport for a trip to Daegu which allows them to stay for maximum of 30 days. There after a visa is required. Other nationalities may require a visa when visiting Seoul. Spring, from April till June is the best time period for traveling to Daegu.

Hsinchu City

Hsinchu City (新竹市) also known as “The Windy City” is a city in the north of Taiwan, which is bordered by Hsinchu Country in the north, Miaoli Country in the south and Taiwan Strait to the west. The city is spread over 3 districts including Xiangshan District, North and East District. As of latest measurement Hsinchu City has a population of 420 thousand people.

With a known history of almost 400 years, Hsinchu is the oldest city in the north of Taiwan. Originally it was inhabited by the tribe Taokas who named the city Chuchang, the present name Hsinchu has been effected since the late 19th century. Nowadays the city is base for high technology industry, it houses over 350 high tech companies like Philips and TSMC, yet it’s also a cultural and historical travel destination with much sightseeing and additional attractions.

Getting around the city is easy, walking or public bus are the most common options together with taxi’s. The bus brings you pretty much within walking distance of any major sightseeing. Travel around and experience the following sightseeing’s; Eighteen Peaks Mountain, Hsinchu Botanical Garden, Green Grass Lake, Hsinchu Zoo, East Gate and the City God Temple. After a long day of traveling, seeing and experiencing Hsinchu City sit down in one of the many local restaurants serving Taiwanese specialty such as Hsinchu Style Ba wan, rice noodles and pork meatballs.

Regulations for visas to Taiwan can change frequently so it is best to consult Taiwanese embassies for the latest updates. For Americans, no visa is required for stays of up to thirty days. You must present proof that you are planning return or further travel. Your passport must be valid for at least six months.


Rajshahi (রাজশাহী) is the capital city of the Rajshahi Division in Bangladesh. The city is situated in the north west of the country on the northern banks of the Padma river. Rajshahi was formerly known as Rampur Boalia. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 650 thousand people, making Rajshahi the 4th largest city in the country.

Rajshahi is often referred to as Silk City and Education City, of course with sense able reasons. The city’s economy is mainly running on the famous Rajshahi silk trade, which are fine and quality products exported worldwide. As well it’s home to renowned education institutions covering any professional and cultural fields available in Bangladesh. Rasjhahi is also well known for its fruits, with as specialty Mango and Lychee. But more important than silk, education and fruits, Rasjhahi is an important yet interesting travel destination because of the number of ancient temples, mosques and other historical and cultural sightseeing’s within city limits.

When visiting the city, you must see through it’s chaotic traffic, the people and noises on the street. The city has a lot of hidden beauty, that most most cannot see just walking through. The city counts countless of small travel agencies knowing where to go, for reasonable prices with private guides. Of course here’s some recommendations on sightseeing’s; Shrine of Hazrat Shah Mokhdum, Varendra Research Museum, Bangladesh Railway, Bangladesh Betar and Central Park and Zoo.

Fine and cheap silk products of Rajshahi have earned it the nickname Silk City. Rajshahi is also well known for its fruits, especially for Mango and Lychee. Besides the beautiful Mango Orchards and river beaches, it is home to renowned educational institutions covering almost all of professional and cultural fields available within the country. This is why Rajshahi is sometimes referred to as Education City in Bangladesh. Rajshahi is an important tourist destination because of a number of ancient mosques, shrines and temples in and around the city.

United States citizens do not need a visa, you will receive a three months visa upon arrival after showing your valid passport and return ticket at immigration. In case you would need a visa for your country there’s visa on arrival offices available throughout the Dhaka International Airport for 30-day up to 90-days stay.