01. Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, Borneo. This place is gaining increasing popularity as being the perfect resort destination especially due to the island city’s proximity to beautiful locations such as the luscious, green rainforests, the pretty tropical islands and the spectacularly heighted mountains.
Kota Kinabalu is situated on the west coast of Sabah and is the largest city in the state. The location serves as the main gateway into the island of Borneio. This island city overlooks the grand South China sea which is essentially bordered by hills and the very famous Crocker Range. The urban, bustling life of Kota Kinabalu can be discovered in the northern and southern region of the city.
The city is developing at an extremely fast pace too. The place now consists of 500,000 inhabitants and has experienced a surge of economic growth being the sole result of its instant development.
Kota Kinabalu which was previously recognized by the name, Jesselton was initially under the British colonial rule between the years, 1880 and 1963. It was only after the British left that Sabah along with Kota Kinabalu became a part of Malaysia.
Although most of the town was destroyed during the bombings of the second world war, the city developed greatly. These ruins still remain as a form of memory of what took place back then.
As far as the tourism experience is concerned, the place is quite friendly. For the convenience of the tourists, there are endless resorts, restaurants and hotels designed to suit the varied needs to the people staying. Transportation wise, the city is well connected and therefore, you can definitely experience a smooth stay and touring around.
Another one of the main regencies that help make up for the beautiful and perhaps, one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world, Bali is the city of Tabanan. With an expansive area of approximately 839.33km, the city is home to up to 400,000 people hailing from varied backgrounds.
While the city is comparatively smaller than most major cities in Bali and the world, Tabanan is divided into ten different districts on the basis of the geographical distinction followed by population accordingly. These ten districts are: Selemadeg, Selemadeg Timur, Selemadeg Barat, Kerambitan, Tabanan district, Kediri, Marga, Baturiti, Penebel and Pupuan.
Each of these destinations has something unique to offer to its visitors. For instance, the Penebel district located in the North of Tabanan consists of wide expanding paddy fields that allows visitors an insight into the local farming culture and rural life of Bali. At the same time, the more developed region of Tabanan such as the main city area offers tourists with experiences that are individualistic only to the city life including the diverse entertainment and adventurous activities as well as the shopping experiences that might not be available anywhere else.
The atmosphere is Bali is quite cool especially given the terraced land that lies against the spell-binding background of the two different mountains which are located quite close to the city of Tabanan. These mountains are, Mount Batukaru and Mount Agung. Lying on an altitude of approximately seven hundred meters, the cool atmosphere is what makes up for a wonderful experience in Tabanan.
However, the main attraction of the place remains to be its agricultural fields that the heads of Tabanan city have especially put in special effort in preserving. The tourism facilities are quite comforting too with hotels, resorts and homestays available just a skip away from all the important place around the city of Tabanan. Enjoy Tabanan’s natural beauty at simple prices and zero complications.
Klungkung is the administrative capital of the Regency and is one of the most important historical and cultural town in Indonesia which holds a lot of significance. It was a hub of development of the Golden age of art in Indonesia. This place made a mark in the history of Bali after the Invasion of the Dutch in 1908, which resulted in a lot of destruction when 200 members of the royal family and court were killed. Holding a lot of historic significance, this place is also a great portrayal or culture and art. If you want to visit a holiday destination which is a mix of history, art, culture as well as beautiful nature in the form of serene and sparkling blue beaches, you do not need to think of any other place.
Klungkung Regency is not at all an expensive tourist destination and hence, not matter what your budget is, you will surely be able to enjoy a great holiday over here. This place is perfect for holiday with your family as well as friends and if you are a solo traveler who wants to visit a peaceful place, there is no place better than this one. You can have a really peaceful vacation over here and experience a unique satisfaction of mind while holidaying here.