The fun part about shopping is indulgence! That one joy you get from buying something you never even knew you needed, but can’t just resist the urge to have. At the FestiveWalk in Resorts World Sentosa, it is a showcase of Asia’s first Chihuly Gallery, the world’s first Michael Graves Gallery and numerous other luxury retail outlets, making it a treasure haven of exclusive and tempting finds. (more…)
The Resorts World Sentosa has six hotels with 1,800 rooms.
Crockfords Tower formerly planned to be named, Maxims Tower, is an 11-storey all-suite hotel overlooking the Singapore harbour and the Southern Islands. The resort’s casino is located beneath the tower. The hotel was topped-out on 27 February 2009 and opened on 20 January 2010. Both the latter and Hotel Micheal, sits on the area of the former Sentosa Musical Fountain. The hotel also features Crockfords Premier, an exclusive casino club with private rooms for High Roller located on 10th floor. (more…)
Accommodation in Singapore is expensive by South-East Asian standards. Particularly in the higher price brackets, demand has been outstripping supply recently and during big events like the F1 race or some of the larger conventions it’s not uncommon for pretty much everything to sell out. Lower-end hotels and hostels, though, remain affordable and available throughout the year. (more…)
“Paradise” is used a lot in Bali and not without reason. The combination of friendly, hospitable people, a magnificently visual culture combined with spirituality amazing beaches with great surfing and diving have made Bali Indonesia’s unequaled number one tourist attraction. Eighty percent of international visitors to Indonesia visit Bali and Bali alone. Bali is a wonderful destination with something for everyone, and though heavily travelled, it is still easy to find some peace and quiet, if you like.
This place is one of more than 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and is located just over 2 kilometers from the eastern tip of the island of Java and west of the island of Lombok. The island is home to about 4 million people and is approximately 144 kilometers from east to west and 80 kilometers north to south. (more…)
Singapore’s nightlife isn’t quite a match for Patpong, but it’s no slouch either. Some clubs have 24 hr licenses and few places close before 3AM. Any artist touring Asia are pretty much guaranteed to stop in Singapore, with super club Zouk in particular regularly clocking high on lists of the world’s best nightclubs. Singapore’s nightlife is largely concentrated along the three Quays — Boat, Clarke and Robertson — of the Riverside, with the clubs of (more…)
Visiting Indonesia, which is home to no less than 167 active volcanoes, far more than any other country, makes it one place to enjoy Natural Attractions. They say it is nature at its finest with luster of greens and bounty everywhere. Some of the more accessible for visitors are in the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park and the Ijen Crater in East Java, Mount Rinjani in Lombok and perhaps easiest of all, Mount Batur in Bali.
The crater lake of Mount Rinjani in Lombok
Eat Cheap in Indonesia means literally cheap. A complete street side meal can be under US$1 (Rp 10,000). Of course, this is at par overly different from the level of Western standards, so it is smarter to patronize visibly popular establishments first in your first few days of stay. (more…)
Getting around Singapore is easy: the public transportation system is extremely easy to use and taxis are reasonably priced when you can get one. Very few visitors rent cars. Gothere.sg does a pretty good job of figuring out the fastest route by MRT and bus and even estimating taxi fares between any two points.
If you are staying in Singapore for some time or are planning to return to Singapore several times in the future, the EZ-link contact-less RFID farecard or a Nets Flash Pay card might be a worthwhile purchase. Those who are familiar with Hong Kong’s Octopus card, London Underground’s Oyster card, (more…)
Singapore is a melting pot of cuisines from around the world, and many Singaporeans are obsessive gourmands who love to makan or “eat” in Malay. You will find quality Chinese, Malay, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Italian, French, American and other food in this city-state. One of the best kept secrets is that tourists can get a great bargain (up to 50% discount) at many of Singapore’s best restaurants by registering at the food website MakanDeals for (more…)