Saturday January 26, 2013
It’s raining cats
Kuching is apparently the rainiest city in the country, and third rainiest destination in the world.
KUCHING has made it to another Top 10 list − but whether it’s an enviable position to be in or not is open to debate.
According to the World Meteorological Organisation, Kuching is the third rainiest destination in the world with 212 rainy days.
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, decided to compile a meteorological list as weather is one of the most important considerations during a traveller’s trip-planning process.
Heading the list is Australia’s Macquarie Island with an average of 307 rainy days per year. Coming in second is Guam, the United States, with 221.8 rainy days.
After Kuching comes Bogota, Colombia (190 rainy days), Noumea, New Caledonia (164.1 rainy days), Vancouver, Canada (164 rainy days) and London, the UK (162 rainy days).
The place with the least number of rainy days in a year is Wadi Halfa in Sudan – where no significant rainfall was recorded at all.
So what happens if you’re a couple somewhere on a vacation, and you’re stuck indoors because it’s raining?
The birds and the bees might come into play, apparently.
There has been speculation that Prince William and Kate might have conceived while on their royal tour of South-East Asia. Hotels.com a leading online accommodation booking website did a “tongue-in-cheek” poll to see if baby-making while on holiday might be a trend.
It revealed that nearly half (47%) of travellers in Asia Pacific know of someone who has come home from their getaway eating for two. In comparison, more than two-thirds (64%) of Singaporeans indicated the same.
Further on the subject, over one in 10 (12%) travellers in Asia Pacific are returning from their holidays with a baby on board, compared to 14% of Singaporeans. So now you know where to go to conceive a baby – the rainy cities! − S.S. Yoga