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Sites to Visit Before They Completely Vanish


Nothing lasts forever. You have to remember that. No matter how hard you try to restore or to keep memories of something, it is only a matter of time before they vanish. In this case, have you heard about ancient sites slowly disintegrating? This is bad news but there is something that you can do before they completely vanish.


It is time that you consider visiting sites before they vanish. You have to go outside Singapore and enjoy sites while they are there. Many ancient places are on the brink of extinction because of various factors like climate change and other development works. There are reports saying that Northern Lights will be diminishing for the next decade because it is their natural cycle. Not only that, other destinations like Dead Sea, Venice and Maldives face issues due to the rising of sea levels.

Besides these places, there are other sites that are in jeopardy of disappearing. Here are the sites you need to visit before they completely vanish:

Angkor Wat

Believe it or not Angkor Wat is on the brink of disappearance. The complex of majestic temples of Angkor is considered the world’s largest religious monuments and it may soon sink because of sapping water from underground. There are many hotels nearby Siem Reap and the sapping water destabilizes the foundation of the monuments.

Remember that it took 400 years for Khmers to complete the monument. The monument suffered different forms of destruction since then from wars, strife and now due to development works.

The Great Wall

The Great Wall served as a formidable fortress that protected the nation from invasions. It was built to defend the nation but now it is disintegrating. It was reported last year by The Beijing Times that 2,000 kilometres of the wall has disappeared due to lack of maintenance, vandalism and natural erosion.


The wall was built during the Ming Dynasty. It is an 8,000 kilometre structure but today, only 8% remains in good condition. The situation could worsen.

The Grand Canyon

If you happen to visit America, you should not miss The Grand Canyon. According to the US National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Grand Canyon is now listed as one of the most endangered historic places in the country and the world.

It is slowly disintegrating because of increased developments nearby from tourist resorts to uranium mining. The damage is said to be irreparable if ignored.

These places are a wonder and it should be forever preserved but sometimes you have to settle on the fact that things do not last forever. So, marvel over it while they sit still.


Theme Parks You’ll Want to Visit


It is common to hear people traveling around the world just to see and experience theme parks. Here in Singapore, there are theme parks that you can visit but there are so much more outside and it is time that you discover it. You will think of Disneyland but you have to brace yourself because there are many new theme parks set to open soon.


Way back 2014 the largest theme park in terms of attendance was Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom. It catered to about 19 million visitors in that year. Bearing this in mind, it is not a surprise that companies are investing on theme park concepts. Here are some theme parks that you will want to visit:

  • Shanghai Disneyland: This is the newest addition to the Disneyland Parks. It opened its doors last June 2016 and people from China and nearby countries are already excited to experience it. Shanghai Disneyland is actually the 6th Disney theme park in the world and the 1st in mainland. The theme park highlights Enchanted Storybook Castle, Roaring Rapids Water Ride, Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and TRON Lightcycle Power Run.


  • IMG Worlds of Adventure: IMG Worlds of Adventure is in Dubai and it is set to open on August 2016. The theme park is nestled in a sprawling 1.5 million square feet. The good thing about this? It is enveloped in an air-conditioned entertainment complex. The theme park is divided into zones of adventure like Marvel, Cartoon Network and Dinosaurs. You will also be treated with different restaurants and film references.


  • Motiongate Dubai: Another theme park in Dubai, Motiongate will open on October 2016. The theme park is movie-inspired. Here, you will experience at least 27 rides and attractions patterned from films like The Hunger Games, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Zombieland and many more.


  • 20th Century Fox World: 20th Century Fox is more than your studio. It evolved and now will give more entertainment to its fans. The theme park is set to open before the end of 2017 and it is nestled in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. The theme parks feature twenty five attractions and rides inspired from movies like Lice Age, Planet of Apes, Titanic, Night at the Museum and many more.


  • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi: If you want to visit Abu Dhabi, you will be happy to know that they will soon open Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi in 2018. This is actually Warner Bros. debut attraction. You will see Gotham City as well as characters like Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry.

Many theme parks are set to open around the world but these parks are the nearest.


Sure-Fire Ways to Enjoy Singapore on a Budget

Despite being dubbed as the newest most expensive place to go to in Asia, Singapore still manages to attract a wide array of tourists. The country is clean and green, has efficient public transportation system, and boasts of magnificent infrastructures. It has security, convenience, and first-world oriental beauty to offer for both of its affluent tourists and budget travelers. For those on a budget, here’s an easy sure-fire way for you to enjoy Singapore without delving too much in your pockets:


Enjoy hawker’s food

One of the best parts of traveling is the food. You need not splurge money on restaurant food when you can enjoy local food at a cheaper cost without sacrificing its taste and authenticity. Hawker food centers are easy to find, too. Almost every neighborhood has one. Just follow where the locals go.

Buses and Trains

Singapore has efficient public transportation and they come at fairly low prices. You can take the bus or train – they’re both good. If you can read, then you don’t need to worry about getting lost. Taking all these into account, it would be wise to opt out from taking taxis for practical and obvious reasons. It’s also convenient to get an ez-link card to avoid fumbling in your wallet or bag from time to time.


Place to stay

Finding a place to stay may be the most expensive part of travelling. If you think you’ll be outdoors sightseeing for most of your trip then it’d be wise to save up on your accommodation. Maybe you can check if you have friends or relatives living in Singapore who’ll be willing to accommodate you. You can also check couchsurfing options online. It comes cheap, plus, you get to mingle with the locals.

Go to free places

The best thing to bring with you when travelling is an adventurous spirit. There are plenty of free attractions to enjoy in Singapore. Go by the iconic Merlion Park, watch the free light shows by The Marina Bay, or head down to Clark Quay and enjoy the buskers and make friends with other happy people who may be out in Singapore in search of fun just as you are.