Friday, August 16, 2013
5- LAKE LUNGERN, SWITZERLAND
Sitting at 750m above sea level, Lake Lungern is located in the highest part of the central Swiss canton of Obwalden. So pure that you can drink the water, this body of water is one of the smallest in our selection measuring just 1.2 miles by 800m (at its widest) and 0.8square miles. At the southern end of the lake the quaint village of Lungern, made famous by its underground shooting range. However it is the northern end which you will have to pass through to access the lake as it is the only opening through the magnificent peaks which surround the water. Lepidopterists will be delighted to hear that one of the highlights in the area is a butterfly trail of 9.6 miles featuring 100 varieties of butterfly.
In addition to the usual pursuits of swimming and cycling (there is a cycle path around the lake as well as numerous others), visitors can enjoy the traditional architecture of the hamlet of Obsee, take a cable car between Lungern and Turren and relax after a long hike in Schönbüel with a yodeling brunch! For something a little less strenuous catch the train running between Interlaken and Lucerne - one of the country's finest train journeys.
Monday, August 5, 2013
BIZPARK COMMERCIAL ESTATE
KAWASAN NIAGA TERPADU, MODERN DAN MULTIFUNGSI
Kota Bandung merupakan kota metropolitan terbesar di Jawa Barat sekaligus menjadi ibu kota provinsi. Kota ini terletak 140 km sebelah tenggara Jakarta, dan merupakan kota terbesar ketiga di Indonesia setelah Jakarta dan Surabaya menurut jumlah penduduk. Dalam kurun waktu 10 tahun terakhir , Bandung dengan pesat dipenuhi oleh berbagai macam industri kreatif seperti distro, factory outlet, dan tempat kuliner yang kini semakin menjamur dan tersebar di beberapa titik kota Bandung. Hal ini membuat masyarakat menyadari bahwa Bandung memiliki potensi yang besar untuk dijadikan sebagai lahan wirausaha.
Grup Ciputra melihat potensi yang sangat besar untuk mengembangkan kawasan niaga terpadu, modern dan multifungsi di kota Bandung yaitu Bizpark Commercial Estate. Kawasan ini dibangun di area seluas ± 40 ha dan telah dikembangkan dalam 2 tahap masing-masing seluas 11 ha dan 7 ha. Bizpark Commercial Estate telah menjadi kawasan pergudangan terbaik di Bandung yang pertama dan satu-satunya yang mempunyai konsep design multiguna yang dapat digunakan sebagai tempat penyimpanan, kantor,showroom, tempat produksi bahkan tempat tinggal yang didukung infrastruktur yang prima.
Pengelolaan di bawah Estate Management yang profesional dengan sistem keamanan selama 24 jam yang dilengkapi dengan CCTV dan one gate system dan juga kawasan bebas kuli bongkar memberikan kenyamanan dalam menjalankan usaha.
Lokasi Bizpark Commercial Estate sangat strategis dan bebas banjir, hanya berjarak ± 500 meter dari pintu keluar Tol Kopo tepatnya di Jl. Raya Kopo 455, Bandung Selatan dan dapat dilalui oleh kendaraan besar selama 24 jam.
Sejak dipasarkan dari tahun 2011, Bizpark Commercial Estate, nilai harga tanahnya terus meningkat dan berkesinambungan sehingga telah mengalami kenaikan lebih dari 100%. Disamping itu permintaan sewa atas gudang multiguna ini sangat besar dengan imbal hasil sewa per tahun mencapai 5% dari nilai investasi. Investor mendapatkan capital gain dan juga mendapatkan imbal hasil sewa yang memuaskan sehingga Bizpark Commercial Estate menjadi tempat yang paling menguntungkan untuk berinvestasi.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Ole Kirk Christiansen started making wooden toys in his small workshop in Billund, Denmark in 1932. Two years later, Ole Kirk decided upon a name for his toys and his workshop - LEGO®, a contraction of the Danish words 'leg godt,' meaning 'play well.' Coincidentally, it was later learned that LEGO in Latin means "I put together" or "I assemble." In 1947, the company bought its first plastics injection-molding machine and in 1949 the forerunner to the LEGO brick was introduced, under the name "Automatic Binding Bricks".
Inner tubes on the bricks were introduced in 1958, which significantly increased the number of possible building combinations. In 1967, the larger DUPLO® bricks for pre-school children were introduced, and LEGO TECHNIC for older children debuted in 1977. LEGO DACTA®, now know as The Educational Division, was set up in 1980.
It was the increasing interest in the fantastic LEGO masterpieces displayed at the factories that triggered Godtfred Kirk Christiansen's idea of exhibiting the models outside. He originally envisioned just a little garden, where various LEGO models and figures could be displayed, but when work began on the project, it developed and became much larger.
In June 1968, LEGOLAND® Billund opened for the first time on a 9 acre site. All buildings, landscapes and vehicles were built using standard LEGO bricks, and the park's success exceeded everyone's expectations - in the first year alone, 625,000 happy visitors were guests at the park!
LEGOLAND California is a 128-acre park geared specifically towards youngsters ages two through 12. With over 50 family rides, "hands-on" attractions and shows, LEGOLAND California provides education, adventure and fun in this first park of its kind in the United States.
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 87 attractions, six hotels/two holiday villages in 19 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 46 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 17,000 employees.
Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park, Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Siam Ocean World and Busan Aquarium. All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future.
Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information. Merlin currently has twelve attractions in the USA including the stunning LEGOLAND Florida theme park which opened in October 2011; LEGOLAND California theme park with its exciting Water Park, and SEA LIFE aquarium (a hotel will also open in 2013); Madame Tussauds attractions in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis, underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Four more Merlin attractions are also already scheduled to open in the USA in 2012 - a SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Kansas City; Missouri; LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Water Park in LEGOLAND Florida. Opening Days and Hours LEGOLAND® California is open 5 days a week, closing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but is open daily during specific holiday periods. SEA LIFE Carlsbad Aquarium is open daily.
Welcome to LEGOLAND® Malaysia!
LEGOLAND Malaysia is packed full of family fun with more than 40 rides, shows and attractions. Almost everything is hands-on, so you can push, pedal and program, or steer, squirt and splash, your way through a truly interactive experience – and of course there’s building too. LEGOLAND Malaysia has seven themed areas of attractions for all ages such as The Beginning, LEGO® Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and MINILAND. It’s an inspirational land where the children are the heroes. From LEGO experiment centres to rollercoasters, the park is a day-long voyage of discovery for all the family.
The centrepiece is MINILAND, where Asian landmarks have been recreated using more than 30 million LEGO bricks. It’s an interactive world on a scale of 1:20, where people, trains and aeroplanes come to life at the touch of a button. LEGOLAND® Malaysia is open most of the day in 2012 & 2013 from 10 am until 6 pm. Longer opening hours apply on weekends, during school and public holidays. Attraction queue lines will close at posted park closing time. LEGOLAND Express, Dino Island, and Pharoah’s Revenge will close at sunset due to safety (darkness).