Jakarta Shopping: 5 Popular Shopping Malls & Traditional Markets

Whether you like to sit in the lap of luxury or scavenge for basement bargains, Jakarta shopping never ends! Shopping malls in Indonesia’s capital city total more than 120, and outdoor markets are even more widespread. On any given day, shopping in the city with the world’s largest shopping mall floor space (5.5 square kilometers) could begin in an upscale fashion mall and end at a flea market!

AGODA EXTRA: Shopping in Jakarta is so popular that the city reserves an entire month for it! The Jakarta Great Sale is an annual event that takes place during June and July, and more than 130 malls, markets and hotels join the festivities by offering shoppers discounts of up to 70 percent.

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KL Attractions: 5 Places to Visit on a Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Embark on a Kuala Lumpur city tour, and discover one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in Southeast Asia. KL attractions feature world record-holding office towers, state-of-the art megamalls and inner-city green spaces.

AGODA EXTRA: No one knows who founded Kuala Lumpur, but history reveals the area was occupied by Chinese tin miners in the early 1800s. Strangely enough, though, the capital wasn’t declared an actual city until 1972.

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Epic Fireworks: 9 Best Places to Travel for New Year’s Eve

Whether you like being covered in confetti or holding hands in a harbor at midnight, New Year’s Eve in Asia is always features epic fireworks! Marvel at magical light shows in Australia and the UAE, or try to keep up with the all-night raves in Thailand and Indonesia. If your partying days are over, join a traditional celebration in Japan or Korea. Regardless of how you greet the new year, Agoda wishes you safe travels and comfortable stays!

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Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh: 12 Top Restaurants & the Tastiest Hawker Food in Vietnam

Vietnamese food rates right up there with some of the best in the world. To have a full foodie experience, though, you need to visit each region. While most areas serve cuisine known by the same name throughout the country, each province has its own unique flavors and preparation style. So, don’t assume that once you’ve been to one city in Vietnam, that you’ve seen – and tasted – it all! Discover the differences, and make a list, because if you’re traveling to this gastronomic paradise, you’ve got A LOT of eating to do!

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Bangkok Landmarks: 5 Places to Photograph on a Sightseeing Tour

Bangkok landmarks are everywhere! Between ancient shrines and temples, historic monuments and out-of-this-world architecture, sightseeing in the City of Angels is never-ending. International tourists flock to Bangkok for its diversity as well as its unique history, and lucky for them, some of the city’s most popular attractions are located right near the Grand Palace. Follow this easy guide for a walking tour that is not only convenient but also totally monumental!

AGODA EXTRA: Bangkok’s most famous temples are featured on coins minted before 2018. Make a game out of your temple tours by visiting Wat Phra Kaew (1 baht coin), Wat Saket (2 baht coin), Wat Benjamabophit (5 baht coin) and Wat Arun (10 baht coin) all in the same day!

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Bangkok Attractions: 5 Things to Do in Old-World Siam

Since being crowned the capital of Siam in 1782, Bangkok has evolved into Thailand’s center for politics, culture, spirituality and education. Bangkok attractions have gained worldwide recognition in the city’s cosmopolitan business districts and raucous nightlife areas, but the city’s ancient temples and palaces, winding canals and decades-old markets provide visitors a well-rounded and unforgettable sightseeing experience.

AGODA EXTRA: The world knows Thailand’s capital as Bangkok, but locals call it Krung Thep. The city’s entire name, however, contains 169 Thai characters and is the longest city name in the world. Can you say this whopper three times fast?!? Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukamprasit

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