Category Archives: ***Traveling with Apirak

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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Hallo kawan-kawan!

Apirak says hi again! Thank you so much, I love your cards ♥ Can you believe I never had a scone in my entire life?

The Cameron Highlands is Malaysia’s most extensive hill station. It occupies an area of 712 square kilometres. To the north, its boundary touches that of Kelantan; to the west, it shares part of its border with Perak.
On the card you can see a Tea Plantation!

Did you know?

The Cameron Highlands were named after Sir William Cameron, a British surveyor who was commissioned by the then colonial government to map out the Pahang-Perak border area in 1885.

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Red Light District, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Apirak says hi again! Once again – I am so lucky to receive so many cool cards from you and it’s so much fun to read your cards! Thanks for that 😀

De Wallen, also known as Walletjes or Rosse Buurt, is a designated area for legalised prostitution and is Amsterdam’s largest and most well known red-light district. This neighbourhood has become a famous attraction for tourists. It consists of a network of roads and alleys containing several hundred small, one-room apartments rented by sex workers who offer their services from behind a window or glass door, typically illuminated with red lights.

Did you know?

The Red Light District is one of the safest parts of Amsterdam!

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Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos

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ສະບາຍດີຫມູ່ເພື່ອນ!

Apirak called in again! Yay! Boy you really come around a lot! Thank you so much!

Pha That Luang  (‘Great Stupa’) is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment, suggested to be in the 3rd century, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions as recently as the 1930s due to foreign invasions of the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.

Did you know?

Laos has been tagged as the “World’s Most Bombed Country.” Over two billion tons of bombs were dropped in Laos during the Vietnam War. Sad record…

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royal family, Thailand

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สวัสดีเพื่อน

Apirak wrote again! My sister was recently in Bangkok and she loved it. Seems like I really have to visit soon as well!

The monarchy of Thailand (whose monarch is referred to as the King of Thailand or historically as King of Siam), refers to the constitutional monarchy and monarch of the Kingdom of Thailand (formerly Siam). The King of Thailand is the head of state and head of the ruling Royal House of Chakri.

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Thailand’s and the world’s longest reigning monarch is Bhumibol Adulyadej, who became King Rama IX in June 1946. He was born in the U.S. in 1927 when his father was studying medicine at Harvard. He owns a patent on a form of cloud seeding and holds a degree in engineering from Switzerland. He also plays the sax and composed Thailand’s national anthem.

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Saigon, Vietnam

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Apirak says hi again! This time from Saigon in Vietnam! Thanks for the great card! I hope you still managed to have some dog meat ^^ Although I don’t think I’d eat that haha
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named and still also referred to as Saigon), is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer seaport prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still unofficially widely used).
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 Being built in the 19th century by French colonists, Saigon Notre Dame is an icon of HCMC. Besides serving for religious purpose, this church is also one of the tourist attractions in HCMC and among the favorite sights for couples to take their wedding photos. (You can see the church on the card!).
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Ha Noi, Vietnam

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Apirak is traveling again! This time in Vietnam! Awesome 😀 Thanks a lot 🙂

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế, the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802–1945), but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam, and it became the capital of a reunified Vietnam in 1976, after the North’s victory in the Vietnam War.

Did you know?

Vietnamese food is a blend of Chinese and Thai styles and is considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world with its combination of fresh ingredients like fresh herbs, seafoods, fruits and vegetables along with fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce and rice.

(anyone else is getting hungry?)

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Singapore Gardens, Singapore

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朋友您好!

Another card from Apirak! Yay! Thank you very much 🙂 I agree – It’s a stunning view ♥

Singapore’s latest tourist attraction comprises of 3 waterfront gardens at the Marina Bay. Adist the lush greenery, built on reclaimed land, are towering Supertrees, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and Marina Barrage. The Gardens showcase a great diversity of flora and fauna from around the world.

Did you know?

Singapore is a tiny nation, a person can drive from one end of the country to the other end in just a few minutes.

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