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Otaru Hokaido

Otaru, a port city on Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost island), lies northwest of Sapporo on Ishikari Bay. The city is known for glassworks, music boxes and sake distilleries. Nishin Goten (“herring mansion”), a former fish processing plant built in 1897, explores the industry’s key role in the city’s earlier years. Completed in 1923, the Otaru Canal is now lined with cafes and shops in converted old warehouses.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple (usually just called “Narita-san”) is a large, picturesque Buddhist temple complex in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture, just a few kilometers from Narita International Airport. Japanese religion, nature, art and community come together here, making for a memorable visit.

Narita-san is a very popular temple visited by millions of people every year, and is the second most visited shrine or temple in Japan after the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.

Southern Leyte Divers Resort

The oldest and prettiest of the dive resorts, the spacious cottages here – bamboo with fans, or comfortable modern air-con – are off the main road and front a lovely sandy beach. Excellent food in the garden bar-restaurant includes pasta and German sausages (and German beer).

Residensia Diosa,Siquior

Facing the seafront in Siquijor, Residencia Diosa has a private beach area. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and room service for guests. The rooms at the resort are equipped with a seating area. All rooms come with a private bathroom with a bidet and selected rooms will provide you with a balcony.

Villa Marmarine,Dive Resort Siquior

VILLA MARMARINE opened in the Siquijor Island in July 2005. The hotel has a homey atmosphere and it is managed by Japanese. This is the best place for the families and for visitors who plans a longer stay in the island. We have the most beautiful beach in Siquijor Island though it is yet not been recognize as a sightseeing spot, and also the best location for a person who wants to spend his moment in serenity.It is a small resort with four cottages and restaurant that had just started. At night, brilliant fireflies fly over the cottages and some are seen in the seashore and the wonderful starry sky that welcomes you

Paliton Beach, Siquior Visayas

Considered by some to be the most beautiful beach on the island it is located just a 4 kms from San Juan close to Tambisan Port. The fine white sand and the view to Negros and Apo island make this small beach (approx. 150m long) a special location. Fishermen pull their boats out and you can find many that have found their final resting place there and make great photography subjects. At high tide you can lay in the small natural ‘pools’ that are characteristic of Paliton. To find the road to Paliton you need to look out for the small church in barangay Paliton and turn down the road towards the sea, the beach is located approximately 1.5km on the main road.

Around Siquior, Philippines


n island of witchcraft, healing, spiritual rituals, and…. beaches. Siquijor is truly a one of a kind island. For centuries, the indigenous people on this tiny island off the coast of Bohol have been living in the mountains where they brew and concoct special potions to cure physical ailments, treat emotional scars, and to dispel evil spirits.

Unless you need an exorcism, however, you might be more interested to know what kind of adventures this island has in store for you. As with most islands in the Visayas, Siquijor is a vacationer’s paradise with white sand beaches, turquoise water, mysterious caves, incredible reefs, sublime snorkel spots, and gorgeous guesthouses. With one of the highest literacy rates in the country, you can expect lots of friendly locals who are eager to speak English with you.

To get there, catch a ferryboat from Dumaguete or Tagbilaran that will take you to the Siquijor port where you’ll be able to catch a tricycle into town

Beautiful sunset over the Jewel of Kedah,Andaman sea


Langkawi Geopark A UNESCO Global Geopark




Langkawi Geopark is Malaysia’s first geopark and is located in the far northwestern corner of peninsular Malaysia. Located in northern State of Kedah, it is unique in the sense that it was formed on 99 islands that made up the legendary Langkawi Archipelago.

The total land area of Langkawi Geopark is about 478km².

It is accessible by sea from Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah and Penang or by air from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore and Bangkok.

Entrance to Gua Langsir

Langkawi has been dubbed as the birthplace or the fetus land of the region. The various natural landscapes of Langkawi reflects the islands’ geodiversity and its complex geological history. It has the best-exposed and most complete Paleozoic sedimentary sequence in Malaysia beginning from Cambrian to the Permian period. Later during the Mesozoic, the islands underwent a major tectonic event that resulted in the emplacement of its numerous granitic igneous bodies.

This incredible power generated by nature from the deep mantle beneath the earth has driven up huge blocks of older rocks and somehow placed them above a very much younger terrain.

In Langkawi’s geological history, much of its geological development was linked to what had happened in the old super continent Pangea and southern hemispheric Gondwanaland since more than 550 million years ago. It started in the deposition of Machinchang sandstone in a lacustrine environment during much of the Cambrian time, followed by the submergence of the land during Late Cambrian time (~500m.y.) which allowed the invasion of shallow marine fauna into the proto-Langkawi sea. The continuous subsidence of the sea floor resulted in the formation of thick limestone of Setul Formation during the Ordovician. At the end of Ordovician time (~440m.y.), the sea became too deep to eventually stop the limestone deposition temporarily.










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