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Half Day Tsunami Lesson Tour at Banda Aceh, Indonesia

The other things you could do during your no flight day after your dive at Pulau Weh is by taking a tour at Banda Aceh. Banda Aceh is the city located at the northern most of Sumatera, Indonesia. There are a lot of history on this place. One of it is the deadliest natural disaster, Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami at 9.1 magnitude happened on 26th December 2004.  One of the best hotel in Banda Aceh got to offer is The Pade. It is a 4-star hotel with a grand outlook which you can relax yourself to take a hot shower which you didn't had during your stay at Pulau Weh. To the Malaysian who are complaining about SST, please understand what the charges like in other countries. As you can see this hotel charges 21% compared to our 16%. Such a scary tax! This awesome building is the Aceh Tsunami Museum which has no entrance fee. The model of the building is the result of contest winners, who is M.Ridwan Kamil (the Lecturer in Architecture from Bandung Institute of Technolo

Kilometer Nol Monument, Pulau Weh

Pulau Weh has a lot of activities to do during no flight day. A visit at Kilometer Nol Monument is one of them. It is located 10 minutes away from Pantai Iboih. This place is a must visit whenever you are in Pulau Weh because this is symbolized the most northern point of whole Indonesia country.  Before walking at the edge of Pulau Weh, you will pass by a lot of souvenir shops. They are some local eateries too. You would be surprised that you will not feel any wind when you are walking along this road but once you are stepping up on the road blockade, the gushing strong wind is blowing on to your face. When you climb up the monument, you will feel the wind too. But at the bottom of the monument, there are no wind at all. As you can see the tree is blown out of shape. From here, you can see the Great Nicobar island which is a part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is belongs to India. The people on that island is surprisingly not Hinduism but Muslim. It is a whole h

Diving at Pulau Weh at only RM1,500 for 5 Days 4 Nights, Banda Aceh

Malaysia is considered as the cheapest diving location in the world. Yes, surprise!!! Not all islands though but it is considered quite a lot which are Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Tioman and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Not all the countries can compete with the price here except Pulau Weh, Indonesia. You only have to spend a minimum of RM1,500 for the whole 5 Days 4 Nights trip which includes everything that I am about to tell you below except flight ticket. Pulau Weh is a small island off the northern tip of Sumatra. The northern-most point of the Indonesian archipelago is known as kilometre zero,or KmZero. Pulau Weh is also often known as Sabang which is the name of the largest city on the island. This island was originally connected to Banda Aceh but due to volcano eruption and it got separated and now it is at the Andaman Sea.  The moment you arrived at the airport, there is a land transfer waiting for you to pick you up to Ulee Lheue jetty. The travel duration is about 4