How Your Bali’s Business Will Be Recognized By Its Logo Design

As one of the favourite place on earth, Bali is visited by various type of people. Travellers, students, scientists, businessmen, etc have been coming to Bali for various purposes. And those people should have bring advantages for any kind of businesses.

Be it the accommodations, souvenirs, shirts, shoes, and many more. Sadly said, the competitors of your business may are many as well and you are also trying so hard to make your business being recognized by the customers. Of all you can do, you have known that there is something you can do about your business logo design.

That’s why I am here for you to tell you about one of the main thing you should think is your logo design can be the recognition for your business in Bali.

There is no longer the purpose of the logo design if your business can be recognised through it.

How to find the best Bali logo design?

You could started your own design project to make the logo for your business. But, you may have no much times and the result may be disappointed.

Making the logo yourself can’t cost you anything, but hopefully the result won’t “hurt” the business itself. So that, let me ask you how the possible ways for the other businessmen help their self in this?

Finding the freelancers may the best short thing to do and is also more affordable than the other ways. But, that won’t be really the thing you’d like to do to work with the professional ones, right?

So that, you will need an agency to help you with the Bali logo design. There is a professional team from an agency and will also make you a logo that considering some aspects for your brand, identity, and the others.

Essential rules to make your logo design recognizable

Essential rules to make your Bali logo design more recognizable

It is said that your logo is the face of your brand. It has chance to be the first thing that will get the first impression from your customers. So that, your business logo design is important. In fact, it is extremely important.

If your business in Bali will get the best logo design ever, then you will have a great asset to improve your brand in the future. Many people even businessmen still think that a logo itself is simply just a formality the business should has.

In fact, sometime the brand of the business itself is more expensive than what you have been working so long. That’s why, creating such graphic representation will need all efforts the graphic designer could give.

1. Your business logo design should perfectly balanced

Your logo design may only contain the text of the certain typography or may have some other elements such as images, shapes, etc. All of those elements used will contribute in how your logo will looks alike.

But sometimes, we do feels like the logo has applied the wrong typography or the elements are not properly placed and many other things.

It is actually about the thing that we will calling it as the “weight” of the graphic where all the used colours, shapes, text, size and all the elements are equal on each side.

If you think that the logo design you have ordered before is feeling strange for you where that is not the thing you ever wanted, then it may is caused by the un-perfectly balanced design.

2. Clever use of the colurs

Colours are important for your Bali logo design. They are representing many things. Even, all the colours have their own impact to ourself.

Even if you will only get a logo design with a single solid colour, make sure that it will really representing your own business and is matched to the element it is used.

To know more about how representative the colours are to your logo, you can start reading about the colour psychology that determine the human behaviour. It may also useful for your business to get more customers.

3. Make sure that the style or concept of your logo is suit your business

To make the logo design really suit the business or company, the the graphic designer should know more and deep about the background and history of the business itself.

Not only the graphic designer should know about the company, but also have knowledge about the market or audiences of your products or services.

This will also helps to make the best logo design style for your business.

For example, if your products will targeted the school students, then the design style may will be cheerful as the kids are.

4. Typography is important, but must dare to be different as well

People and graphic designer are falling in love with Helvetica as a typeface. Later then, I have seen that it it has been used for the logo as well by many graphic designers.

That will be the perfect one as I have thought, but now, it seems to be the same for every designs I have seen. There are no longer uniqueness I found in a design. People are using the same typography over and over again that makes me sick about it.

Sorry for saying that, but that’s how I feel. Can’t we keep on being different and unique without using the same style and typography repeatedly?

5. Make the logo as simple as possible

In the world of design, sometimes, making the simple thing can be the hardest thing to do. Seriously, how can you make a complex business to be represented in a simple way through the simple logo design?

That’s why, if you can get a simple and representative logo, it will be easier to be recognized as well.

Think about the logo of Apple, Samsung, Nike, etc. There are so much simple and surely will be hard to forget. Even an apple as the fruit now is less popular than an iPhone for now.

That’s how your Bali logo design should looks alike as well.

6. What if there will be a cultural touch in your logo

As Bali is also popular for its cultures, you may want to find one or two elements that are representing the Bali itself. You can make use the local patterns that are coming from the custom clothing for men or women, the majority belief, or even the patterns from the original handy crafts.

There are more resources you can use for that and I think if there will be a representative pattern for your logo, the customers in Bali whether the local people or the Indonesians and also the foreigners will really loves the idea.

Then, your logo design may will be perfectly recognized as well.

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Mistakes in Using Social Media for Real Estate Marketing

Today, social media has many great roles in various aspects in life including business. By using social media, business can run more effectively especially in the matter of marketing. It also applies to real estate business where social media has become part of important role as marketing tools. Marketing campaign is not something to be underestimated. Organizing it needs effort so that you can reach wider audiences efficiently. However, using social media only without using any marketing strategy will not give significant result for your business. You need to do it right so that you can generate more leads.

Mistakes in Using Social Media for Real Estate Marketing

Common mistakes investors do in handling social media as marketing tools

No matter how effective you think social media is as marketing tool, you won’t achieve your goal if you don’t apply the right strategies. Therefore, using the right tool is not enough to generate leads. You need to use social media for promoting your business in the right ways. Here are mistakes you should avoid when using social media as your marketing campaign tools:

  • The most common mistake is focus more on the product instead of the people. In real estate business, it is essential to reach people and make them know what you do and how you can help them. In this business you sell product which is property. However, you need to build relationship first through online. Real estate business is basically people business that networking is not less important than service or products you offer. Thus, you need to create actual engagement by showing you helped a family find home.
  • Next mistake is to not commit to social media. As its names, social media means social interactions. If you are inactive, there is no use for you to have social media account. Social media is more like marathon that you need to establish social interaction gradually. It cannot be achieved overnight. Therefore, you need to constantly use your social media account to keep engaging with your audience.
  • Another mistake in using social media to promote real estate business is to consider it as inefficient. Many investors think that social media is too time consuming. Well, this is not entirely wrong. As mentioned earlier that you need to constantly use your social media account to keep engaging with your audience. However, you will gain benefit if you sue the right strategy and the time you spend to use social media will be worth it. To help you using social media efficiently, you can use scheduling tool to allow you to schedule posts in advance.
  • The last but not least common mistake is to forget using plan in suing social media to promote your business. It is not simply about posting the picture of property you have to audience. You need the right strategies so that you do it with purpose. You need to use social media to build your credibility, and connect with prospective clients. Therefore, every post you make is purposeful and benefits your business in many ways possible.  
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Interesting Facts on Komodo Tour No One Has Told You

Among any other pleasurable exotic destination, Komodo tour stands out by bringing out thrilling adventure in a remarkably outlandish terrain. It’s one kind of tour that will indulge you with raw beauty of nature, taking you to a land that was seemingly forgotten by the time; a land where the prehistoric Komodo Dragon are very much alive and creeping between the bushes.

Komodo National Park, where the dragons dwell, has become a new magnet for travelers who seek for exotic trip with a heavy dose of adrenaline rush. Dragon huntings, obviously, become the main highlight for most of the trip. They are absolutely prehistoric, carnivorous, the top predator of the food chain, and extremely dangerous. But there’s something about these giant lizard that keep luring travelers to their lair. And as they are quite famous to the world, many travelers has wrote about them which basic information that would be enough for preparing your own adventure. What we have for you below, however, might haven’t been heard before.

Interesting Facts on Komodo Tour No One Has Told You
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You Might Encounter the Baby Komodo

The Komodo you know (and the one you watch on Nat-Geo Wild) are probably the heavy, 2,6 meters long beast with scaly skin and long, forked tongue. That’s the adult Komodo who reign the Komodo Island—and the one that mostly feature wildlife magazine cover or showing up on screens. Baby Komodo and the juveniles are rarely featured because, well, they are living up on the trees to protect themselves from adult Komodo. You heard it right—Mummy and Daddy Komodo include the young dragons on their diet.

On your Komodo tour, however, you might encounter the young Komodo dragon. But you have to be quick to spot them, because they walk really fast before disappearing back under safe protection of the trees. Contrary to their adult version, baby Komodo are more vivid in color, showing off bright red copper, and much slimmer with noticeably long limbs. Baby Komodo dragons are such a rare sight to spot!

Komodo Don’t Build Their Nest; They Borrow the Maleo’s

We know that Komodo lays eggs, but do you know that they don’t dig their own nests? Instead of labouring themselves to create large holes in the earth, Mommy Komodo walks around Maleo birds’ territory to find Maleo’s nest and use them to put their nest. They definitely know the definition of “Work smarter, not harder.”

Have Trouble Spotting One on Komodo Tour? Head to the Nest 

One thing you should know before heading to Flores is that Komodo tour doesn’t guarantees Komodo sighting. Sometimes, they are quite hard to found—especially during the mating season. Male Komodo usually prefer to hides in more remote area in hopes for finding the females, than wandering around the trekking trails. If you have Komodo sighting shortage, try to wait around the nests. There’s high chances of spotting female dragons around the nesting holes. Good news: when the females are pregnant or busy guarding the eggs, they would rather hesitant to attack you—so it’s quite safe to take pictures with her. 

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Create an Illusion of More Space to Your Living Area

For those who has a challenge of limited space. People who live in the urban area or in the metropolitan often encounter this issue. While larger space does not always translate to a tasteful living room, the illusion of it certainly does. So how can you creatively make your living area larger and better?

Creative Use of Mirrors

Mirror can do so much in helping create the illusion of more space in your room. When used well, it give the illusion a space double the size of what it actually is. Ideally, a wall-height mirror would be used for the whole or a large portion of the wall. However alternatively, you can use multiple vertical or horizontal mirrors lined up on your wall to become a row, or straight up use a wall-sized mirror. To create the desired effect, make sure to use mirrors with little to no frames on them.

Get creative with the lighting and furnitures

The use of both lighting and furnitures help create a focal point to your space. A lot of people think of chandelier when considering light fixtures for a living room. However this does not have to be the case, unless you have enough space for it. Use lamp fixtures that are streamlined and does not make your room feel crowded. Hanging lamp fixtures are great options for this.  

Take advantage of natural light

A bright room is going to look so much larger compared to a dark or poorly-lit room. Poorly lit room would have a large portion of the room cast by shadows and make it smaller than it actually is. Worse yet, make it look smaller than it already is. You can’t afford to sacrifice natural light when it comes to making your living area look more spacey. If there is anywhere in your dwelling that needed to have a large window for sunlight to come in, then it’s your living-dining area. Take advantage of the free resource from nature and let the sunlight penetrate your room.

Don’t use disproportionate furnitures

Having just one large furniture is often big commitment on space. Ditch the huge sofa. When a single furniture takes up a huge portion of your room, it’s a sign that it needs to go. Opt instead for several chairs or smaller sofas that you can arrange creatively to fit your space. The same goes for other furnitures. Unless it is a multipurpose display cabinet that you can use as a storage that you make good use of, then ditch the large furnitures. Smaller ones are easier to coordinate, move around, and arrange to suit your space and even your moods.

Open up your wall

Walls are one of the main culprits that make a room feel cramped. If you can’t afford to tear down the whole wall, then eliminating a portion of it is often sufficient. Take the upper portions off. The function of tearing down walls to create a more fluid space is to free your line of sight. So tear down the restrictions, if it’s well within your capability.

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Why Scuba Diving Holidays For Beginners Are The Best Choice?

Vacation to Bali is worth considering. Bali not only offers amazing scenery, but also the beauty of the sunset, and amazing underwater life. Culture, tradition, and friendliness of the local people have captivated anyone on vacation to Bali. One of the challenging and popular activities in Bali is diving. No matter you are amateur or professional, diving spots in Bali have beauty above average compared to other tourist destinations. Is Bali suitable for scuba diving holidays for beginners?

scuba diving holidays for beginners

Like other tourist destinations, Bali has 2 types of dive spots, for beginners and professionals. Beginner divers are not permitted to do dives in special professional spots. Why? It is clear that spot diving professionals need special skills that novice divers don’t have. You must be certified professional diver to leave your beginner’s spot.

Do you want to try scuba diving holidays for beginners? Imagining it might be very pleasant. Dive and see the underwater beauty directly. In fact, diving is not easy. Patience, self-control, and perseverance are needed to learn skills well. In fact, a professional must learn a lot about the right diving skills. If your vacation is long, at least trying scuba diving vacation for beginners is a different experience from your previous vacation.

Since scuba diving holidays for beginners is very popular with tourists, it is not surprising that there are many dive operators in Bali with PADI certificates. Determining training and diving certificates is very important. PADI certified divers will be easily accepted by the dive center anywhere. Each dive center provides scuba diving packages for beginners with diverse spots. Each dive center offers different underwater views. No wonder Bali is known to have an amazing underwater paradise.

Which spot makes it possible to explore scuba diving holidays for beginners? For those who take package scuba diving for beginners, there are stages that must be followed to be able to dive into the high seas. Basic understanding of training is a must. Next, you will be taken diving in the pool while studying the use of diving equipment. After all, you will be taken to the high seas by the best and professional instructors.

How about beginners who want to dive but don’t want to take part in training? Actually, this is very dangerous. But there are many operators offering fun dive packages without certificates. Usually, they will be taken at a depth of 5 meters with very low ocean currents. It’s best not to try diving without training first. There will be many consequences that can be caused without knowledge about diving. Scuba diving training for beginners is the most important for diving safety. At the very least, you must pass as a beginner diver to be able to take training as a professional.

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Misconceptions of Handling Real Estate Business From Home

Handling real estate business at home

Due to modern and advanced technology, the concept of working from traditional office space has been fading. Lots of people involved in business are now more interested to the concept of working from home. This also applies to real estate business. Many companies start considering to let their employees work from home in hope to increase productivity and reduce employee cost.

Misconceptions about working from home for handling Real Estate Business

Comprehensive studies have been conducted to find out benefits of working from home. The result showed that it indeed increased productivity by 13%. It also reduced employee cost about 50%. However, there are still misconceptions going on about working from home. Here are some of them.

  • Some people believe that handling real estate business from home sacrifices security. This misconception is understandable since employer has to let their employees working from home and risk the security of data of the company being sent back and forth. However, it is not as extreme as it sounds since it isn’t substantiated. As mentioned before that technology has advanced which means you can rely on qualified IT team to handle this issue.
  • Another misconception is the productivity will be decreased once you let your employees working from home. As mentioned earlier that even comprehensive study showed that working from home indeed results in significant increase in productivity by 13% compared to employees working from the office. Thus, it is only a type of fear resulted in misconception. By working from home, employees find less distraction instead. Thus, they can focus more on their work.
  • Next misconception is that by letting employees working from home ruins company culture. This is most common issue feared by employers. However, it is important to keep in mind that company culture is founded on respect and how it treats employees. Company culture won’t be ruined only by letting employees work from home. it can grow if managers make conscious efforts to show appreciation as well as maintain positive morale in the team.
  • Another misconception is that working from home will make it hard to maintain contact with remote workers. It is true that remote workers can’t be reached in the office. However, it doesn’t mean they cannot be reached at all. You can rely on technology for this issue. There are many programs and tools which can facilitate constant communication within employees and employer. You can even reach your employees by phone.

Basically, there are no big differences or changes on how you tackle all real estate business work related from office or home. You can do it efficiently and successfully by making clear plan. You can plan list of tasks you need to accomplish.

If you are business owner, you need to encourage and inform your employee to do the same. Making a plan will make the work easier. It is even better when the list include time schedule in details. Then, it is also important to stick to the schedule you have made. Thus, you will accomplish your goal on time.

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What Make Villas In Seminyak Are The Best?

When you are planning on visiting Bali, it is really important to locating the place where you will be stayed. Even though Bali is popular for its tourism for years, doesn’t mean that every corners can be the great place to live in and enjoy your time. Just like any other parts in this world, Bali has also good and the bad, and nothing special about that. Simply a common sense for ever places in the globe.

Knowing where you will reserve the accommodation is always as important as your travel as well. Even just by get yourself to the right location, your travel can even be more enjoyable. It is because you will get advantages of the destinations, attractions and more of the location. Not to mention about the accommodation’s services and amenities. For that, I’d like to inform you about the best villas in Seminyak that can give you both advantages of the location as well as the luxury accommodation design.

What make the villas in Seminyak are the best

Many people or travellers may have their own opinions about what make the villas in Seminyak are the best. They can be caused by the experiences they have got, the useful facilities, unique services, location, prices and many more. So that, let ourself listed down what actually those are to help you with your accommodation issue in case you have one.

Things that make the villas in Seminyak are the best

As mentioned earlier, you have to know the reasons why many have been stayed at the best villas in Seminyak before. Me and you need to know them all or at least the outline why many travellers are also want to stay or even live for months at Seminyak.

Then, here we go!

1. Villas in Seminyak area are always perfect for all the tourists

Why many travellers are visiting and staying in Seminyak Bali? It is because the location that are perfectly for all the travellers. You can easily find a hotel, villa, hostel and many other accommodation types you can choose. Restaurants and cafes are almost everywhere, the night club is also within a walking distance sometimes.

So, what about the villas in Seminyak?

There are actually many of them with various design. But, you have to know that since the area is located closer to the beach, then it is better if you have to get the best villas in Seminyak that will takes you a minute to it. Or even though it will gives you some minutes to the beach, that can also be better than nothing.

Staying in the villa nearby the Seminyak beach surely will make your holidays even interesting and I am sure that will be something you’d like to experience. Where else the best place you can enjoy the Bali’s tropical vibe if not around the beach or close to it!?

2. The best villas in Seminyak can be your best getaway, too

Your accommodation should not be as a place where you will only put your suitcase and bag and to rest or sleep. No, you don’t. Look, you have spent some of your money that you saved before, don’t you think that the accommodation should also treat you the best that can make your holiday even better?

What I am going to tell you is simply about the amenities and services you can get just by staying in that accommodation. Let say that you are visiting Bali now and want to stay in a villa at Seminyak. For me, you’d better find the best villas that are at least provided with the private pool.

It is important even though swimming may never be your favourite activity. But are you sure wanna leave all the excitements behind where you can get refresh inside the pool and also experience the sunbathing besides it? What if you get your breakfast at the side of the pool as well? Many enjoyable things you can get just because of the presence of the private pool from the villa’s management.

3. Accessible from and to anywhere in Bali

Bali is not just an island. The province has some of the interesting islands you can visit. But as long as you are in Badung Regency where the Seminyak village administratively located, then you are also capable to go anywhere else on the same island. Be it Gianyar, Denpasar, and others, it will be easier for you if you stay in Seminyak.

It may not gives us the big positive impact when staying in the best villas at Seminyak, but if you are willing to surrounding Bali, then you have to find the accessible accommodation from anywhere.

4. Staying in a villa is also affordable

Seminyak is one of the centre of Bali’s tourism. Many such places will cost you more knowing that many travellers will keep on coming. Frankly, the life cost in Seminyak is not something you have to afraid of. So with the villas that are pretty affordable.

If you are staying in a hotel room, you can end up by paying around $50 up to hundreds of Dollars per night for most of the tourists. Who would have though that you can also pay the same amount of the price in some of the best villas in Seminyak!?

And you know that the hotel amenities are limited. Can you get your own private pool just like in the Seminyak’s villa? I am afraid you can’t.

5. You may get the privilege access

Best villas in Seminyak like Hu’u Villas Bali is going to give you the special access for certain villa especially the 3 bedroom penthouse. What kind of access is that?

Since the villa’s management is also get their own night club called as The DEN, then you will get the private special access for that. No matter how special is that or what is actually it means, I do believe that you won’t get the same services with the regular guests. Or whatever the privilege access gives you, it can be the real special kind of things.

Keep in mind that many villas in Seminyak won’t do the same, so you’d better know where to reserve your own accommodation. And hope this article will really guide you there.

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Reducing Carbon Footprints in the Property Business

What’s carbon footprints?

Before we go to the details of carbon footprints’ relations to the real estate industry, let’s take a look at what is exactly “carbon footprint”. The term generally refers to the emission produced by anyone; whether it’s a company, an individual, or products, or its productions process that translates to equivalent of carbon dioxide. Companies have been known the biggest culprits producing carbon footprints in great amounts in a relatively short period of time. The concept of carbon footprints become important across any industries because of its harmful effects to the earth as well as its inhabitants.

Reducing Carbon Footprints in the Property Business

Not surprisingly, the property business is known as one of those industries that contributed a significant amount of carbon footprints on earth. It’s more than just important for real estate dealers and investors to care about the impact of carbon footprints. It’s an integral part of keeping the business sustainable and not harm the environment further.

Embodied energy in a building

You’ve probably heard the term tossed around whenever you’re reading up stuff about environmentally friendly properties. Embodied energy means the total of energy needed in order for a building to stand. This includes the whole process from its extraction, construction, and delivery. It’s been said that built environment contributed to at least half of the carbon emissions in the world. Taking care of the embodied energy is extremely important as it is the indication of how much carbon equivalent went through the process of getting a building to complete. The higher the number of embodied energy, the higher the impact to the environment.

Locally-sourced materials

One of the biggest culprits in contributing to carbon footprint in the property and real estate business is the fact that the materials are transported from halfway across the world. This should be able to be remedied through ordering materials that come from the local sources. The carbon emissions from produced by the materials that needed to be transported through flights and other long-distance journey is significant. Ideally, there should be little energy in order to transport a material to its designated place. It may not seem like such a significant move, but the transportation process contributed to a great deal of carbon emission in the production of buildings.

Why is it important to care about carbon footprint?

It’s important to ask yourself why is it important for you. As people have their very own reasons for believing in reducing carbon footprint in the property business.  Those reasons can very well include an indirect one such as the bottom line. Are you interested in the eco-friendly business and the cause of reducing carbon footprint because you’ll be able to reach a certain target market? Are you genuinely concerned with the environment? It’s important to ask yourself all of these questions It’s also essential to remember that caring for the environment and wanting profit can co-exist. Sometimes you may want to have a choice to sacrifice on or the other. But once you’re sure where you stand, you may be able to make a better, informed decision.

 

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Essential Komodo Yacht Charter Sailing Prep for Travel Girls

After the long wait, you are finally going to embark on your Komodo yacht charter! Imagine the tranquil vibe along the journey. No one to disturb you lounging in the sundeck—unless your closest fellow whom you personally pick for this private sail. No need to compromise with strangers you barely know. Less awkward conversation and more quality me time in the remote frontier. It’s only you and the beautiful Komodo’s jurassic-esque landscape.

It’s easy to get over excited for the trip and end up with bulk luggage full of things you hardly need. Packing for a liveaboard trip is essentially not that different to a hotel stay. Relax. If this is your first time sailing in a chartered boat, you are not alone. No need to be worried—here are everything you need to know to do it right.

Essential Komodo Yacht Charter Sailing Prep for Travel Girls

Go Easy With the Clothing

Yeah, we get it. You are going to a exotic place that’s been a rave among travelers. A side of you want to look good in this tropical destination—for the sake of maintaining proper blog and social media posts. That’s totally understandable. Just selectively choose your best summer clothes and leave the dressy one. Leave your clothes to minimum. As your days in Komodo basically consists of diving, hiking the islands, and chilling in one of the empty beaches, some comfortable t-shirts, shorts, and bikinis can make for the whole holiday.

Skincare is A Must, Make Up is Optional. Sunscreen is A Mandatory.

On board Komodo yacht charter, you are going to go bare-faced a lot—especially when it’s packed with diving schedule. And without anyone to impress, you are free to be yourself. Leave all the brushes and creams home—keep your make up minimum.

On the contrary, extreme changes of weather during the sailing trip can leave serious impact to your skin. Frequent diving and prolonged contact with sea water can also leave your skin damaged, especially if you are blessed with sensitive skin. Generously apply sunscreen during the day to protect your skin. Then, don’t forget to take care of your skin with your skincare routine to keep it smooth and supple. Bring aloe vera gel in your skin care regimen to soothe the inevitable sunburn.

Essential Medicine

When it comes to medicine, it’s a little different from packing for clothes. Bring every over-the-counter and prescribed medicine you may need during the trip. A rule of thumb: If you have the urge to bring it, you probably should. This include seasickness tablets, anti-allergen pills, birth control pills, painkillers, and first aid kit.

Take Special Care to Feminine Hygiene Needs

Never ever forget your feminine product. On board the Komodo yacht charter, most of the vcrews are guys who know almost nothing about you feminine needs. And you cannot just make a pullover to the nearest mini market whenever you need it—yes, even though you rented the whole boat. Your bag must include feminine wash, menstrual cup/ napkin/ tampon, feminine wash, and other product you usually use.

Are you ready for your private trip to the wild Komodo?

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How to Determine Whether a Location is Ideal for Your Residence?

The real estate mantra repeats “location” tirelessly. To some, location is probably even more important compared to the physique of the house itself. While you may have a general idea on what consist of a good location, having a clearer criteria of your own that cater to your needs is not just essential; it’s necessary.

Ideal location for residence

Afterall, you can’t move your house. So what are some of the basics to lookout for?

Know what you want: planning is the first step

Note down what you already have in mind. Do some brainstorming and draw a mind map, it could help in doing visual information extracting. By having your thoughts down on a paper (or its digital counterpart), you give a form to your thoughts, and you’ll have a clearer direction. If you need somewhere close to work but want a quiet neighborhood, write or type it down.

Research and narrow down your list of potential locations or neighborhood. You can go from there while keeping in mind the process of recording your progress.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important key in finding a good location for your house. Access to commute, access to public transportations, access to major economic hubs, such things are to be taken into account according to your needs. If you’re buying a home for investment, think ahead.

The generations who are starting to own houses are millennials. Some of the key findings conducted in a study by Apta shows that Millennials are multimodal, and compared to previous generations, millennials are less likely to drive or have a valid driver’s license.

They use public transportations a lot more compared to the older generations. Taking this into account, housings with a good public transportation system is bound to be more in demand.

Basic services

This is an important aspect that often gets overlooked. How is the waste management? Is the trash picked up everyday? One of the best ways to find out that the practice is actually implemented well is by asking the neighbors.

Economic sectors

One of the signs a place has a good economic growth is the existence or the potential growth of economic diversity. While regions dominated by one industry does not mean that it does not possess economic growth, regions with a diverse economic sector is generally more sustainable. Another factor to take notice of is the growth in employment. This factor may play an important role in the resale value and rental yield of your house.

Safety and general feel of the neighborhood

Feeling safe in your own neighborhood is a precondition to comfort. Before making up your mind, make sure that you visit the neighborhood several times. Try to visit the place at a different time of day.

Visit the neighborhood during the night as well. Observe the environment during those visits. Are people out on the streets? Walking their dogs, parents walking with their children, people out in the parks, etc. These everyday activities are mundane but is an important indication in gauging whether people who lived in the place feel safe.

Also note are there people walking during the night? What do you feel in the neighborhood while you’re walking in the area during nighttime? You can even journal down these small things to help you better decide.

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