Archive | April, 2011

Mobile Wi-Fi to boost tourism on South Korea’s Jeju island

South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju will become saturated with mobile wireless internet, which will likely boost the island’s tourism industry, telecom titan KT Corp. said Tuesday.

KT installed mobile Wi-Fi (wireless-fidelity) services along major roads and at tourist attractions on Jeju island, Pyo Hyun-myung, president of KT’s mobile business group, told reporters.

Coverage will reach 95 percent of the region’s tourist attractions by the end of next month, he said.

It also plans to expand the number of Wi-Fi hotspots on the 1,848-square-meter island from 900 to 1,500 by the end of this year.

KT established a type of mobile Wi-Fi service called Wireless Broadband (WiBro) in 82 Korean cities earlier this year to meet explosive wireless data demand from data-gobbling smartphone users. Continue Reading

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What’s there to see in Kuala Lumpur?

If you are a resident of Kuala Lumpur and are asked where the historical attractions are, what would you say?

And if you have watched the popular reality series, The Amazing Race Asia, did you recognize the places in KL that the show featured?

Many KL residents admit that they have never taken a photo of the Petronas Twin Towers, even though they often see tourists do so. Those walking or running around with their cameras under the hot KL sun are usually foreign tourists who are enamored by the beauty of Malaysia’s capital city.

For the city’s residents, KL is where they work, shop, and eat. Rarely do we find a group of KL residents strolling around the city just enjoying the sights, let alone capturing images of its attractions. The few odd residents that we see doing so are usually taking time out to spend with their children or relatives.

Therefore, when a 400-strong crowd, mostly KL residents, was given the challenge to track down the location of the 1Malaysia heritage sites across a 15-kilometer-long path, many were a little “lost”. Continue Reading

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Exotic Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea, and Avant-Garde Sights in Southeast Asia

Asia Transpacific Journeys is offering three new extraordinary tours that transport travelers to a world beyond the ordinary to truly exotic destinations in Asia and the Pacific.

On one tour, guests stay in Cambodia at charmingly superb boutique hotels such as La Residence D’Angkor and 4 Rivers Eco Lodge, which is comprised of 12 luxury tented villas on the Tatai River, accessible only by boat.

There is much to choose from, between walking in the footsteps of Kipling through India’s best national parks, or visiting rarely seen tribes in Papua New Guinea during a captivating local festival. Other offerings take visitors to the remote frontiers of Laos, where travelers will explore astonishing natural settings, and up-and-coming places throughout Cambodia and Thailand, which are not yet on anyone’s radar.

· On Asia’s Frontiers: Laos, Cambodia and Thailand 19 days | departs October 8th 2011 Continue Reading

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