Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The final phase of our trip to Hongkong ,Bangkok & Pattaya

Don`t miss the Orange Bonzai plant with real tiny oranges.
MACAU - this is an amazing Island about 120 Kms from Hongkong. We went by a TURBO Boat which cruises at a speed of 110 Kms per hour. The interior of the boat is like an aircraft. Macau was colonized by the Portugese for several years and was granted independence in 1999. It belongs to China but cleverly the Chinese declared that as a separate country with its own Govt & Currency called Pataka. The only income for this country is from GAMBLING. Earlier Las Vegas in the USA was the largest earner in Gambling but now Macau is No.1. All the Worlds big names in Gambling like MGM & Time Warner have their Casinos here, each having about 40 to 50 floors of different Gambling Games.
KWAN -IN the Chinese goddess who brings them all the wealth in the world. The roads and Public areas are so beautifully maintained with flowers everywhere. There in nothing here except Gambling and the facilities to offer for those who come from all over the world to Gamble. Beautiful Hotels, Restaurants, Entertainment all aimed at the International Gamblers. Even drinking water comes from mainland China.

This is one of the Casinos with a giant LCD screen where all the Gambling activities are shown. The size of the screen is four floors high. They even have Pawn shops near each Casino for emergencies. We saw huge crowds in thousands waiting for something. On enquiry we found that they were waiting for Free transport coaches to take them to their favourite Casinos - Bali Kada. Salt to Ice Cream, Underwear to Suit, Tooth Brush to baby Food every single thing is supplied to Hong Kong & Macau by China. The entire Tourism & Gambling income also goes to them. NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW CHINA HAS COME TO BE A SUPER POWER IN A SHORT SPAN.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Photos Hong Kong -Part 2

Ocean Park a theme Park in Hong Kong is in two levels. The ground level has Rides and games for small kids. Three Giant Pandas, a Bird Show, Clowns etc. The next level is on top of a big mountain to be reached by Cable Car. There they have the worlds best collection of Jelly Fish & Adult rides.. The view from the CaBLE CAR which goes over the Coastline of Hong Kong is amazing

Photo 1- The worlds largest Owl.
Photo 2 - Dolphins bred at the Park.
Photos 3-4 -5
The Cable Car & the View of Hong Kong.

This is a Dust Bin.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


About Hong Kong
This part of China was Colonized by the British for several years. Great Britain gave it back to China in 1997. China has cleverly kept it as a seperate country keeping in mind the great income Hong Kong earns from Tourism. They have their own Money - HONGKONG DOLLAR equvalent of Rs.5/.

Photo One - View of Hong Kong from Victoria`s Peak

Photos 2 & 3 - Globes made fully from Precious Stones

Photos 3 , 4 & 5 - Hongkong Roads

Photo 6- The floating Restaurant in Hongkong Harbour

Photo 7- The expensive Yachts owned by Millionaires docked in a separate part of the harbour.

Photo 8- The houses of the poor fishermen who live. Cook, eat, bathe & sleep on these boats. They are not allowed to throw any waste or human excreta in the harbour. It is stored in tanks under the boat and taken to mid sea and then disposed off. The harbour is so clean.

Photo 9 - The boat is called a SAMPAN.

Photo 10 - Womens Market. Something like namma ooru KURATHIS.

Photo 11- The lobby of our hotel The Regal Kowloon.

Photos 12, 13 & 14 - This place is called REPULSE BAY a hillock facing the sea and the most expensive place of stay in Hongkong where all the Millionaires & Billionaires live. Jakie Chan lives in 99 Repulse Bay.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Photos Bangkok -Thailand Part2

Photo 1 - Ramjhi in Black & Black. Notice one sticker on my left shoulder ? That is to identify the Tour Group I belong to.
Photo 2 - Floating Market

Photo 3- A Kick Boxing staged by Urang Utans. Just like the WWF they have a Girl Urang in Bikini Showing ROUND 1 -2 etc. They also do cheating like the original by beating each other with chairs etc. They even have audience Urangs throwing Coke Cans & Trash on the fighters. Exciting show.

Photo 4 - A Cowboy show with Horses Gun shooting, hanging etc with a lot of stunts. Look at the set. In the end the whole set collapses.

Photo 5 - Sister of the King who passed away recently. The whole Bangkok city is mourning.Notice a Black & While cloth in the bottom -that design is hung in front of every Govt. Building in the city to indicate mourning.

Photos 6 to 10 - The Royal Temple built and worshipped by the King. You can spend 2 whole days admiring it. We got just 2 hours there. Take note of the Lingam behind me in Photo 8.

End of Bangkok Album. Coming Soon ......Hong Kong and Macau.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Photos -Bangkok -Thailand -Part 1

Photo 1 - Safari World -Bangkok. Wild animals are let loose and we see them from Closed Vehicles.
Photo 2-The Sea Lion show

Photo 3- Lions being fed at Safari World.
Photo 4 - About 1 lakh of persons visiting the Safari are given a Buffet Lunch in Airconditioned Halls like this. Your entrance ticket has a table number and that is reserved for you. Every dish is available till the last person eats. They keep filling the Buffet counter every 10 minutes. It was an amazing scene. This is an every day affair.

Photo 5 - This is a One year old Tiger Cub. The Milk bottle in his mouth keeps him from biting. You will notice that the milk is almost over but the attendants keep another full milk bottle ready. He was too heavy -Shobhaa had leg pain for the whole night.

Photo 6 - The Worlds longest Sleeping Budha. It was difficult to get a full picture.

Photo 7 - The Golden Budha weighing 2500 Kg of pure Gold. It was shifted from one place to another place in Bangkok a few years ago. At that time it had a white Mud coating. When the Cranes dropped the Budha at the current place the White Coating broke and revealed the Pure Gold. My guess is that whoever made this would have covered it in a Mud Coat to prevent theft during invasions.

Photo 8 - This country has a lot of Hinduism following. This is the "Parkadal Kadayum Katchi" by Devas & Asuras at the Suvarna Bhoomi Airport -Bangkok.
Photo 9 - Bangkok Airport