100 places to visit before you die !!!

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Singapore :The land of Entertainment

SINGAPORE, some refer to her as the “little red dot”, but Singapore’s presence in the world today is larger than that moniker. In fact, Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city that offers a world-class living environment, with her landscape populated by high-rise buildings and gardens. One interesting facet you’ll discover about Singapore is a ubiquitous collage of cultures, where people of different ethnicities and beliefs coexist. Besides a vibrant multicultural experience, there’s more you can discover about Singapore.Lets see what Singapore has in her stock to entertain us….

Sentosa Island

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Just 15 minutes away from the city centre is Sentosa, an idyllic resort island with pristine beaches, world-class attractions, sea sports, golf and retreats.

At Sentosa, there are endless activities to indulge your every interest. Our biggest attraction, Imbiah Lookout offers something for everyone; thrill seekers can take a ride on Skyline Luge Sentosa, nature lovers can explore the walking trails and wonders of Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom or learn about flora and fauna on a guided tour of Sentosa Nature Discovery. For some culture, try Images of Singapore. The sporty side of you can enjoy a game of beach volleyball on Siloso Beach, ride the barreling waves at Wave House Sentosa and at night fall, be awed by Songs of the Sea, a multi-sensory extravaganza. Feeling hungry? Our food for the gourmet soul comes to you in over 50 restaurants from casual to classy, and in every taste.

Sentosa enhances your leisure options with a world-class family resort, Resorts World™ Sentosa, great shopping and dining experiences at VivoCity and Harbourfront Centre, the multi-concept entertainment hub at St James Power Station, and nature trail at Mt Faber all located within close proximity to Sentosa!

On top of that, play to your heart’s content with our Sentosa PLAY Pass. Choose from our Day Play Pass or ‘Noon Play Pass or zip off to an exclusive adventure with our Premium Play Pass. Get all set for a fulfilling day that promises laughs, thrills and fun! It’s fuss-free, affordable and flexible – the perfect start to a playful day.

And getting to Sentosa has never been easier! Our Sentosa Rider offers holiday makers a fuss-free way to get to Sentosa from Singapore city centre such as Orchard Road, Chinatown and Marina Bay, for just $5 only! Our friendly tour hosts onboard will offer personalised assistance in planning your Sentosa itinerary. Enjoy savings when you purchase any one of the themed attraction packages available onboard, and beat the queues at Sentosa ticketing counters!

A must-visit destination for tourists and a popular recreational playground for all, so begin your Singapore experience with a trip to Sentosa!

Hope,by now you would’ve experienced the feeling of being in Singapore.Join with us to explore a new spot tomorrow….

Until then Good bye!!!

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Top 5 Irresistible Indian Foods : So delicious…Shouldn’t miss in a life time

I.N.D.I.A – INDIA ,the land known for its “Unity in diversities”,also holds good for its delicious food too..

Delicious Indian Food

Delicious Indian Food!

Of course India is a country which is famous for its scenic beauty, culture, tradition, linguistic diversity and above all food. It is a country of distinctive variety where people of all religion, culture, and language stay united. This is what gives a unique character to the place. This diversity has given birth to a large number of cuisines in India; many of which has earned prominence internationally too. So maybe it’s the food that keeps people coming back, it’s certainly something to do with it anyway – when you make it here, don’t miss out on these five dishes:

1. Idlis and Sambar: – A south Indian flavorful cake made by steaming a batter of fermented black lentils and rice. And this is usually served with sambar which is a vegetable stew. This is one of the most famous of all the south Indian dishes. It is not only light but, tasty too. Its popularity can be accounted from the fact that even the World Health Organization has declared it as one of the most nutritious and safe food to have outside home. It is nutritious as it is made with lentils a protein rich ingredient which is fermented and it is safe because it is steamed and does not contain any fatty ingredients. Idlis and Sambar is an ideal dish for breakfast. Healthy, cheap and delicious?! This is a real winner!

Idlis and Sambar

Idlis and Sambar

2. Mughlai:-This cuisine comprises of dishes that were prepared mostly in the kitchens of the royal Mughal Emperors in India. It is an elaborate buffet of main dishes with a large assortment of accompaniments. On eating Mughlai food, one can get a feel of the ground spices. The spices used in the preparation of Mughlai food are easily available. Mughlai food is a specialty among the people residing in the Northern parts of the country. Some of the Mughlai dishes have Muslim names such as Biryiani, pulao, kebabs, and kofta. The rich preparation of Mughlai food consisting of flavored sauces and butter based curries is so tempting that you are sure to crave for more. Once you sample Mughlai food, you’ll be dreaming about having it again for the rest of your life. You have been warned.

Mughlai cuisine

Mughlai cuisine

3. Aloo Paratha with Sweet Curd or Dahi: – Parathas are basically Indian flatbread made with whole-wheat. It assumes the name of Aloo (potato) Paratha when the flatbread is stuffed with potato and various other fillings. It is the most favorite dish of the Punjabis. The Paratha is generally cooked with pure desi ghee and hence, it contains lots of fats & cholesterol in it. But it’s very delicious to eat. The Punjabis make various kinds of parathas like Gobhi paratha, onion paratha etc. Often eaten as a breakfast, this is a cracking way to start your day.

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha

4. Dal-Bati, Raabdi & Ghevar: – Bati is basically firm, unleavened bread which is eaten with dal a preparation of thick stew made from pulses. Ghevar is a traditional Rajasthani sweet made in various varieties and is usually disc-shaped while Raabdi is a dish made with yogurt, flour, muth and bajre ki roti. These are the three most famous Rajasthani Dishes. Rajasthani people generally prefer to use milk, butter milk, or butter in an unusually large quantity so as to minimize the amount of water used while cooking food. It’s very much known to us that Rajasthan suffers a problem of scarcity of water hence; this is how they prefer to substitute for the loss. This gives birth to a very original set of dishes, all of which are delicious!

Dal-Bati

Dal-Bati

5. Ilish fish paturi:- Ilish macher Paturi is a preparation of Hilsha Fish cooked in Banana Leaf along with a range of spices. This is one of the most famous of all the Bengali foods. Bengali’s are generally fond of spicy food and usually prefer fish more than anything else. In fact the staple food of the people of Bengal is rice and fish. The land of Bengal is always stocked with a wide variety of fish, the popular ones being salmon, Hilsha, bhekti, magur, carp, rui and prawns and this account for the huge popularity of fish preparation in delicious variety.

Ilish Paturi

Ilish Paturi

If you want to really taste these mouth-watering dishes,you are warmly invited to the Land of Delicious foods( INDIA).

With a sincere invite from the Team-Lincoln Holidays,its time to say Good-bye…Meet you soon with another travel thought…

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How to Write a Bucket List !!!

bucketlistDear Travellers,

There are plenty of resources available on net on how to write a bucketlist,

Please check out  http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Bucket-List to prepare list.

If you want a sample bucket list…

The List:

  1. Visit Angkor Wat
  2. Go to Bhutan
  3. Go hang-gliding almost anywhere (strangely, I’m afraid of heights but this has always intrigued)
  4. See the elephant sanctuary in Candy, Sri Lanka
  5. Have my own travel show a la Rick Steves
  6. Surf in Hawaii
  7. Explore the Amazon
  8. Go to a samba school in Rio de Janeiro
  9. Learn to tango in Buenos Aires
  10. Attend the Westminster Dog Show in New York City :-)
  11. Practice yoga in Pune, India, with BKS Iyengar
  12. Drive cross country across the United States
  13. Take a cruise of Alaska
  14. Enjoy a completely debaucherous weekend in Las Vegas – buffets, gambling, spas, shows, the works
  15. See all of the Greek Isles
  16. Attend an opera in the ruins of the Terme di Caracalla in Rome
  17. Visit the Hermitage and St. Petersburg, Russia
  18. Stay in a castle in Scotland (Madonna’s preferably)
  19. Snowboarding in Zermatt, Switzerland
  20. Live in all 20 of Italy’s regions for at least a month per region
  21. Binge on sushi in Tokyo

and the list goes on….Please think and come up with your own unique BUCKETLIST….

Those who are willing can share with us you list too.We will be glad to know your list…

Lincoln Team

5 Cool Hill Stations In Malaysia

Hill stations are areas built in elevated ground by European colonizers as an escape from the tropical heat of the lowlands. In Malaysia, they are reserved for top colonial officials and their families; other residents must submit a formal letter to allow them access to these exclusive spots. In modern times, these hill stations have been converted into vacation locations and heritage sites, and are especially popular among visitors and locals alike during the summer months.

Here are 5 cool hill stations in Malaysia:

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands – located in Pahang, this hill station is the nation’s highest at 1,500 meters above sea level. Cameron Highlands possess 8 towns, and is called home by a butterfly farm, strawberry farms, rose gardens and vegetable gardens. The Boh Tea Centre is also located here, a tea factory that offers tours to visitors, as well as Cactus Point, a market that sells every type of cactus imaginable.

Cameron Highlands is located 214 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, and can be reached in 2.5 hours by car.

Maxwell Hill – also known as Bukit Larut, is the oldest, wettest and most well-preserved hill station in the country. Built in 1884 some 10 kilometers from Taiping,Perak, this resort is 1,250 meters above sea level and still retains its colonial origins with its old bungalows and gardens. Maxwell Hill is ideal for birdwatchers and nature lovers, as the area provides a welcoming environment for the local wildlife. Maxwell Hill also has a war cemetery for British casualties during World War II.

To get to Maxwell Hill from Taiping Town, walk towards the Taiping Lake Gardenand follow the turning in Alan Air Terjun towards the foot of the hill. Government Land Rovers await passengers there, the only vehicles allowed by the government to climb the slope.  Visitors can also walk to the summit, an 8-hour journey.

Penang Hill â€“ also known as Bukit Bendera, this 830-meter high hill gives visitors the best view of Georgetown, the mainland and Penang Bridge. Penang Hill also has a canopy walk, which lets people trek up the treetops along a 150-meter long path.

Penang Hill Railways gave passengers a memorable ride on one of the world’s oldest funicular system, which snakes its way up the hill as it ascends. However, the system is being upgraded to provide a straightforward route to the summit. The adventurous can also opt to hike all the way up using the paved jeep trail. Visitors should let night overtake them up the hill, as the lights turn the Penang Island into a dazzling jewel.

Genting Highlands – home to the popular Genting Highlands Resort, also known as the “City of Entertainment” and the “Las Vegas of Malaysia”, for possessing the only legal land-based casino in the country. The resort has 6 hotels, 5 performance venues and a golf course.

Genting Highlands is an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. It can also be reached via the world’s fastest and Southeast Asia’s longest cable car, the 3.3 kilometer Genting Skyway.

Bukit Tinggi â€“ one of the larger cities in West Sumatra, whose name in Indonesian means “high hill”. Bukit Tinggi is 90 kilometers from Padang, with a height of 930 meters above sea level. Visitors can see Sianok Canyon and theJapanese Caves, a network of underground bunkers and tunnels built during World War II, which includes a two-story observation tower overlooking the canyon. There are also the ruins of Fort de Kock, a former Dutch outpost which are now connected to a zoo via the Limpapeh pedestrian overpass.

The primary way to get to Bukit Tinggi from the international airport is by car or chartered mini-van.

Thanks,

Lincoln Team

 

Source: http://blog.asiahotels.com/5-cool-hill-stations-in-malaysia/

 

Top 10 Summer Destinations in India

Summer vacation is an instance of the year which we eagerly look forward to; no not for the scorching heat but for the joy and felicity it brings along in form of holidays. It is often associated with family time; a time when you spend away from your daily mundane chores is places of your choice with people that you love. As they say ‘and so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer’; this season is often attributed to be the time for midyear rejuvenation; a time when you pull the brakes on your spiraling life to sit back and relax; to make a fresh start thereafter. Summer in India usually starts from April and extends well into mid August. It is the time when families plan for trips and retreats to bustling holiday destinations. Read along to find out the Top 10 summer holiday destinations in India.

 

The hill station town of Himachal Pradesh is a popular summer vacation destination known for its temples, monasteries and adventure tourism. Its proximity to Solang Valley and Rohthang Pass adds to the splendor that Manali has on offer. A visit to this hill-station during summer is a sure way to escape the not so pleasant Indian summer.

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Manali

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Another feather in Uttarakhand’s cap; Nainital is an immensely popular spot for a calm summer vacation. Owing to its pleasant weather; the hill station sees an increased influx of tourists during the summers. Temples; lakes, gardens and more make up for must visit places in and around the town. Apart from that; the very essence of being in such a scenic town takes your trip to an entirely different level.

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Nainital

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Situated in the Nilgiris; Coonoor is one of the most popular hill stations in Tamil Nadu. The weather being welcoming all through the year; Coonoor is the perfect summer vacation destination. Dotted by valleys, parks, tea gardens it is one of the few places which still bask in its virgin beauty where modernization has not hijacked the earthly way of life. The toy train ride between Coonoor and Ooty too being one of the many reasons to visit this paradise on earth.

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Coonoor

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About two hours away from Srinagar, Gulmarg is a major tourist attraction in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. During winter it serves as the best skiing destination within India; ranked seventh around Asian. In summer however the place is apt for various outdoor activities like golfing, trekking, mountain biking, horse riding, water skiing, and fishing. Gulmarg is also known to have the highest Green Golf Course in the world. The place infact is so popular that efforts are being made to preserve its essence and beauty from excess tourism.

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Gulmarg

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Often called the Scotland of the East; Shillong is a small hill station tucked away in the state of Meghalaya. It is the north-east’s well kept secret. Shillong’s mild weather makes it an ideal summer vacation destination to cool off from the blazing heat around the country. Pine forests, beautiful valleys, hills, waterfalls and charming cottages makes Shillong a treat to your eyes. Far from the maddening sound of city life; experience the laid back time in Shillong and return with new vigor to attend to what you call life!

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Shillong

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Tea plantations spread far and wide with picturesque valleys and an amazing climate; yes that’s Munnar for you. Situated in God’s own country Kerala; this hill station is an idyllic sanctuary from the summer heat. It is hard to be besotted with Munnar’s old world charm; a quality so rare in the world we live in the present day. In today’s fast paced life, a trip to Munnar can actually be as occasion to experience tranquility and peace; summer being the apt moment for it.

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Munnar

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You cannot think about summer holidays and not contemplate of visiting Srinagar. It is the summer capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir and located in the exquisite Kashmir Valley. The ‘Venice of the East’, Srinagar is known far and wide for its houseboats and lakes. Apart from these beautifully manicured gardens, mosques along with the climate make Srinagar an ideal destination; one definitely worth visiting in summers.

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Srinagar

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Situated in Uttarakhand; Mussoorie is a hill station which is another must visit summer vacation destination in India. During summer the streets in this town bustle with people from all around the country; all there to get some respite from the sticky and scorching hot weather. Tourism infact is the principal source of income for the local population. Like any other hill stations lakes, hills, valleys, waterfalls, museums and churches form an integral part of a traveler’s itinerary in Mussoorie.

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Mussoorie

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Situated at an altitude of 1800m the capital city of Sikkim is a major tourist destination in India. Being located in the eastern Himalayan ranges Gangtok enjoys some of the most panoramic views in the world and hence often termed as ‘Switzerland of the East’. The mild climate added to the serene splendor makes Gangtok a hotspot for travelers. Apart from being a hill station; Gangtok is also a destination for Buddhist pilgrimage and thus a perfect place to learn about and experience Buddhist culture. The scenery, the food and the climate truly make Gangtok a must visit summer vacation destination.

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Gangtok

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It was the summer capital of the British Raj, need I say more? Termed as the ‘Queen of Hills’ by the British, this little hill station is a favourite summer vacation destination for tourists all over the country. Blessed with breath taking beauty and pristine panorama Shimla has for decades been in the vacationer map. Hills, museums, temples, churches, waterfalls and valleys are among the principal attractions of Shimla among a host of others.

Top 10 summer vacation destinations in India: Shimla

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