Category: Travel reports

Destination Da Nang – emerging Vietnamese resort and business destination

While tourism, like most other sectors, unexpectedly is down for the count in 2020, Asia will – hopefully relatively soon – once again be open for travelling. Da Nang is a trending and growing seaside city in central Vietnam, with sandy beaches, a wide selection of hotel choices – including many international five-star brands- and…

Phuket closed land and sea borders and soon also air border

Thailand’s popular seaside resort island of Phuket has closed all land and sea entry and exit points until 30 April to limit the spread of COVID-19. Phakaphong Tavipatana, Phuket Governor said a ban on air travel will start on 10 April 2020. Phuket attracts many foreign tourists whose travel plans have been disrupted by the…

Tommy Franssila at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort And Spa guides us to Danang

Tommy Franssila, Director – Culinary Operations, who was previously a familiar Nordic face at Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur is since May 2018 based at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa – in a leisure-focused setting. Tommy therefore constitutes our best possible guide to get a grip on what this destination called Danang has to…

Owls and ghosts: An ocean of creative museums on Malay island

Penang in Malaysia is full of interesting and less interesting museums. Make sure to check out some of them for a different tourist experience. Being a tourist often entails visiting a few museums to brush up on the local history or art scene. But on the island of Penang in Malaysia, museums aren’t necessarily equivalent…

Spot the cats and bike with the kids on the walls of Penang streets

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Paris, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica in Madrid and Edvard Munch’s The Scream in Oslo are just a few pieces of art which attract numerous of tourists to their home towns. Similarly, George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, on the Malaysian island of Penang, is a special place…

Visit Finland announced increasing numbers of Chinese winter sport travellers in 2019

  The rising number of Chinese tourists has contributed to the growth of Finnish tourism, according to Finnish national broadcaster Yle. Citing booking numbers from Visit Finland, the report said a total of 140,000 Chinese tourists are coming to Finland from December 2019 to February 2020, up 16 percent from last winter. Direct flights from…

Stranded Swedish tourist got rescued by Royal Thai Navy Rescue team

On 13th December 2019 around 4pm, the Royal Thai Navy security centre in Koh Chang received a call from a Swedish traveller, Ms. Jenica Angelica Berg that 2 of her relatives were stranded on an island 4 miles away from Koh Chang. Vice admiral Sittinun Smaanrak, Naval Commander Region 1, sent his request to Commander…

Taking a break from the Singaporean concrete jungle … in the jungle

“It seemed a bit too sterile and boring.” Heavily polluted, overcrowded, bland, and “basically a complete waste of time.” These are just some of the brutal words I found on the merciless internet about Singapore. The small island, city and country just south of Malaysia has a population of about 5.6 million people. This makes…