82 explore EXPLORE FREE unlimited shore excursions Once you swim in the aquamarine waters of Papeete, you can’t help but wonder how they compare to those of Bora Bora. After cruising through the Singapore River, you may become interested in the floating village of Aberdeen in Hong Kong. And with a passion for unforgettable ocean journeys, crossing the Panama Canal or traversing the Pacific Ocean are certainly milestones that pique your interest. Along the way explore the landmarks that you’ve longed to see, like the Sydney Opera House, Diamond Head in Honolulu and the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the things you’ve always wanted to do, such as hold a koala in the outback, snorkel among stingrays in French Polynesia and meet an elephant in the jungles of Bali. From meditating at obscure temples in Indonesia to walking along China’s Great Wall, no matter which shoreside experience you choose, you can explore at your own pace, appreciating every destination. KUALA LUMPUR EXPLORATION from Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia The sprawling metropolis of Kuala Lumpur boasts gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture and charming locals. Yet, the bustle of the city will seem incredibly distant from the observation deck of the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest pair of freestanding towers. Once back on the ground, walk the Golden Triangle, the shopping and entertainment district where you’ll find modern and fashionable items, in addition to the best culinary scene in the country. After your bu‹et lunch, spend time shopping for antique clocks, jewelry, gems, woodcarvings, batik, and pewter. SHWEDAGON BY NIGHT TOUR from Yangon, Myanmar Yangon’s oldest pagoda, the Shwedagon, is believed to date back to some 2,500 years ago. This pagoda is said to contain eight hairs of the Buddha, but before you get a glimpse of any of its interior treasures, look up toward its gold-plated dome and you will see that it is topped by more than 7,000 diamonds, rubies, topaz and sapphires, plus a massive emerald positioned to reflect the last rays of the setting sun. While the history of Shwedagon is shrouded in mystery, the pagoda is without a doubt the most revered pagoda in the region. You can’t help but be awed by its magnificence.