Patrick  Lee

Patrick Lee

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    What are the must see sites of Scotland?

    First that comes to mind is Edinburg castle. There are free volunteer guides that conduct tours around the castle grounds as well as it's interior and explain who, what why and when it was built etc. If you are there during the annual military tattoo, buy a ticket and make sure you do not miss the pageantry and spectacle of fine military marches, music and the melodious bagpipes. Various Scottish dances and spectator sports mat be staged too. You will enjoy it for sure. Do not miss all the lochs in Scotland, they are simply breathtaking and scenic. Two must see are Loch Lamond and Loch Ness and you may, just may catch a glimpse of Nessie if you are extremely lucky. Aberdeen is a picturesque little town with a spectacular seaside and King's College where you can take in the old scottish air. Another highly recommended destination will be the Isle of Skye, a beautiful little island North of Scotland, very romantic and peaceful. Of course, do not miss Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain.. There are stone circles that smaller but similar to England's Stonehenge. Attend some Scottish dances, the cultural kind. It is a must see to get a feel of Scottish history. Look out for Scottish swords, kilts and bagpipes for sale, they make for interesting souvenirs of your trip to scotland. Try their Scottish haggis, a favorite meal in the country consisting a sheep offal encased in sheep intestine. Very unique and only available nowhere else. There are underground mines that visitors can experience and buy their semi-precious stones costing a pound each that you can collect as souvenirs for friends or keep as mementos. they come in various colors, some touquoise, some aquamarine, some ruby red, others purple, green, pink, orange and also shiny black and translucent. There is also a "Dinosaur Park", where life-sized replica of various extinct dinosaurs are displayed for all to see and admire. Look out for a replica of the Scottish Loch Ness too. There is a seaside bay with the long name that starts with A. A cable car runs up the hill for a view of the surroundings. Will suggest more if you require further recommendations. over 9 years ago

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    Can anyone indicate me some common courtesies when visiting Indonesia?

    Simple, ask permission before taking photographs. And at certain outlying areas, ladies bathe in the open although clothe in their sarongs, taking photos of them is a definite no no unless you want to incur the wrath of their husbands or menfolk, they may chase you with their lethal Kris, a weapon fashioned after the snake, long and deadly! Take off your shoes when entering their sacred temples, ladies always wear a scarf or tie a sash around the waist, this is to denote respect. No shorts or revealing clothes, and women are strictly forbidden to enter any temples when they are menstruating. Indonesians believe that the menstruating women are somehow "unclean". Do the Indonesian greeting practiced by the majority of Indonesians, somewhat similar to the Thailand Wai, although here in Indonesia the closed palms are brought to the forehead instead of to the nose or chest as in Thailand. Just imitate what the Indonesians do. Nude sunbathing may not be tolerated in their very strict conservative country, so prudence and propriety is necessary. do not show your temper however pissed off you may be. Indonesians are a gentle people and do not take rage or fiery temper kindly there. So relax and just go with the flow no matter how incensed you may be with their customs or deathly slow pace of life. Most importantly never never use your left hand to eat, to receive or hand an Indonesian something as this is considered extremely impolite. Malays as well as Indonesian use their left hands for toiletry purposes and is considered "unclean". Finally just relax and enjoy yourself. More social customs here: over 9 years ago

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    any events happening in Singapore tonight or saturday night? just arrived here in SG!

    You must have returned to your country Nepal by the time you read this. Do tell us what you saw in Singapore and what you did and enjoyed. This is to enable us Singaporeans to recommend places tourist like yourself likes. Any comments whether good or otherwise welcomed. Namaste! over 9 years ago

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    How can I get from the airport to the city center in Kathmandu?

    What are you worrying about? Unless you are in a hurry to get somewhere, I suggest you do what I normally do. Upon arrival, have all your immigration formalities such as passport/visa stamped and attended to. Next go through customs checking then proceed to the nearest lounge/cafeteria to have a leisurely cup of coffee/drink and a snack if you must. Try their Chiya Duhd, their native Tibetan milk tea. It is just unbelievably fragrant, you will learn to love it. After all the arriving passengers have departed the airport building, THEN leisurely stroll out of the terminus to the almost deserted taxi stand. This way you avoid the jostling crowd and pushy touts. You now can bargain with the few remaining taxi drivers for a fair price into town. Natives pay only NPR 200-350 taxi fare into town. NPR 400 is a very generous amount in Nepal where the average MONTHLY salary is only NPR 1000/- !!! Take heed of the earlier posting from Tripadvisor on taxi touts everywhere. It is excellent advise. over 9 years ago

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    Going to be in Singapore in December for 5 days , what is some of the must do

    Here are some images of Singapore's attraction that may interest you:;_ylt=A0PDoTCA2IBOYgsA9HqJzbkF?p=Singapore+images&fr=&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt&tab=organic&y=Search over 9 years ago

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    What are the best things I can see in singapore?

    Tony may have this open-top tourist bus in mind when he mentioned the hop on hop off bus. This is a picture in case you don't know what he meant: (it is similar to the London Tourist Sightseeing transporter);_ylu=X3oDMTBpcGszamw0BHNlYwNmcC1pbWcEc2xrA2ltZw--/SIG=138q768sl/EXP=1317095617/**http%3a// Here is another:;_ylt=A0PDoS9S14BOrBIAEDyJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n? over 9 years ago

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    Where is a good place to have chicken rice , laksa and chilli crab? No restaurants...hawker style only. Thanks...

    Authentic laksa located along the stretch of Katong Road is well known over here. There are also "Katong Laksa" spread over several popular hawker centers in Singapore. Just approach any shopkeeper or taxi driver and ask for directions. A well known chilli crab location is at East Coast Hawker Center and also at Long Beach. As for chicken rice, try the one at Clementi Food Center Block 448 Clementi Avenue 3 called Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice. It is just directly oppose the POSB ATM machines. The one at Mei Ling Street hawker center Blk 159 second floor is good. Give it a try. It was formerly situated at Margaret Drive beside the POSB until the place was scheduled for redevelopment and so shifted to Mei Ling Street. There are always long queues and you may have to wait for about half an hour to about an hour for your order to arrive. It is just that good. over 9 years ago

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    What's the best place to go at Kuching, Sarawak?

    I would recommend the Niah Caves at Miri. Just take a look at these over 300 photos here: over 9 years ago