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Hotel G Officially Opens Its Doors In Singapore

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Hotel G Officially Opens Its Doors In Singapore

Singapore, 14 February, 2017 – Singapore’s hottest and newest lifestyle hotel is now officially open, along with its in-vogue dining concept:Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar. The highly anticipated restaurant aims to excite the taste buds of locals and hotel guests alike, by delivering genuine, trendy and convivial experiences. “We’re thrilled to offer locals and travelers a lifestyle concept that offers a more holistic experience; in that it becomes more of a neighborhood hangout as opposed to just a standalone hotel offering. For now, we are pleased to introduce Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar; one of our two diningestablishments that will add to our communal vibe. Additionally, we hope that this combination will appeal to today’s travelers who are sensitive to design, culture […]

Redefining China’s Family Travel Segment Leading Up to CNY

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Redefining China’s Family Travel Segment Leading Up to CNY

Singapore, 10 January  2017 – Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, today reveals the growth in adult children travelling with elderly family members leading up to Chinese New Year. “Family is such an important component of Chinese culture and today, young Chinese professionals are taking the lead in travel planning and bookings for their parents and extended family to maintain the limited time they spend together,” said James Huang, Market Development Manager, Wego, North Asia. Huang says that many adult children have relocated to work in first-tier cities such as Shanghai or Beijing, or have left China completely to establish their careers internationally. “Traditionally Chinese families consisted of large families with seven or more children who […]

Perak State promotes Perak Plate Programme for Visit Perak Year 2017 in Singapore

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Perak State promotes Perak Plate Programme for Visit Perak Year 2017 in Singapore

On 20 December 2016, Perak state government, together with Malaysia’s Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA), launched the Perak Plate Programme in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017 at the Agrobazaar Malaysia-Singapore (ABMS). The Perak Plate Programme is an initiative to introduce Perak cuisine, packaged food products and popular local delicacies by Perak’s small agro-based industries to Singaporeans, including other international travellers, to boost the state’s brand appeal as culinary and tourism destination. The programme also serves as a platform for businesses from Malaysia, particularly Perak, to be promoted to the Singaporean market, allowing them to seek potential buyers from the island republic.     The Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Perak YAB Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr. Zambry bin Abdul Kadir briefed the media […]

Singapore, the All-round BTMICE Destination

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Singapore, the All-round BTMICE Destination

According to a research by BridgeStreet Global Hospitality in 2015, six out of ten travellers are more likely to take a ‘bleisure’ trip today, while 83% of business travellers use their free time to explore the destination that they travelling to for a more enriching experience. As such, Singapore – which is strengthening its position as one of the major players in the regional MICE market – intends to capitalise on those statistics by making business travellers to this city-state more aware of what it can offer besides efficient trade, commerce and logistics infrastructure. Singapore is a glamourous destination where business travellers can take advantage of its extensive accommodation options, comprehensive convention halls and facilities, unrivalled public transport system, and service culture. […]

Hotel G Singapore Spreads The Holiday Spirit

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Hotel G Singapore Spreads The Holiday Spirit

Singapore, 13 December, 2016– Hotel G Singapore opened its doors bringing its unique in-vogue experience to the little red dot. Singapore’s hottest and newest lifestyle hotel is kicking off their soft opening with a series of fresh and exciting promotions, including an introductory 40% discount on its Best Available Rates applied to all room categories.   Explore the G Life At the heart of Hotel G Singapore is its lifestyle ethos and passion for delivering a locally unique, neighborhood experience. Hotel G Singapore takes its creative DNA from its vibrant locality within Singapore’s Arts district. Every corner of the hotel teases with Instagrammable moments from its in-room dream catchers to eye-catching art pieces curated by the leading publisher of art photography YellowKorner. From […]

Westin Hotels & Resorts Unveils Bespoke Illustrations By Johanna Basford In Asia Pacific

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Westin Hotels & Resorts Unveils Bespoke Illustrations By Johanna Basford In Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, 24 November 2016 – Westin Hotels & Resorts today announced the launch of three bespoke adult coloring sheets created by celebrated illustrator Johanna Basford, who spearheaded the worldwide adult-coloring phenomenon with the debut of her bestselling book, Secret Garden, in 2013. Available exclusively at close to 50 Westin hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific, the drawings are inspired by Westin Hotels and reinforce the brand’s Feel Well pillar, helping guests to relax and unwind on the road. “I am very happy to collaborate with Westin and contribute to its holistic well-being experience, highlighting the unique and thoughtful touches that are part of the brand’s well-being pillars,” said Johanna Basford. “Coloring is a therapeutic exercise that has been proven to promote mindfulness […]

AccorHotels Singapore announce Gourmet Food & Wine Festival 2017

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AccorHotels Singapore announce Gourmet Food & Wine Festival 2017

Singapore is set to sizzle in 2017 as AccorHotels, the largest hotel operator in the country, announces its spectacular inaugural Gourmet Food & Wine Festival, featuring Michelin Star chefs from their multiple award winning restaurants and bars across the city. “In a city that is renowned for its culinary culture, AccorHotels will bring together some of our best chefs from around the globe and showcase some incredibly talented Singaporean chefs to create a food festival as vibrant and diverse as the city itself,” said  Graham Wilson, Chief Marketing & Distribution Officer, AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “This event will be unlike anything Singapore has seen before with immersive experiences, cooking classes, spectacular wine and champagne dinners, bespoke cocktails, and the most exciting new flavours […]

AccorHotels Launches the Opening of Ibis Styles Bogor Raya, West Java

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AccorHotels Launches the Opening of Ibis Styles Bogor Raya, West Java

AccorHotels announces the opening of ibis Styles Bogor Raya, the first international premium economy hotel in the city of Bogor, West Java.  The hotel is located within walking distance to the prestigious 18-hole Bogor Raya Golf Course, housed within the residential complex, boasting picturesque views of Salak Mountain and lush greenery of the golf course.  Accessible within a 45-minute drive from Jakarta, the hotel serves an oasis for guests seeking a weekend getaway or a golfing retreat. Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels, Malaysia-Indonesia-Singapore, said, “We are delighted to introduce the first ibis family hotel in the city of Bogor. The Ibis Styles brand provides an ‘all-inclusive’ room offer with breakfast and WIFI internet access at an affordable price.  Delivering comfort in […]

Hotel G to Make Grand Debut in Singapore

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Hotel G to Make Grand Debut in Singapore

Singapore, October 31 2016 – International lifestyle hotel brand Hotels G will soon be opening its doors in Singapore featuring 308 stylish rooms complete with cutting-edge facilities, including two distinct restaurant concepts, trendy communal spaces and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Hotel G, Singapore’s new lifestyle hotel is scheduled for soft-opening on November 17, 2016. Conveniently located minutes from vibrant Orchard Road and iconic Bugis Street, Hotel G Singapore is perfectly situated at the nexus of old and new Singapore. The hotel is in close proximity to the Civic and Museums district, Marina Bay and Esplanade, Suntec City Convention Centre and with Changi International Airport a 20-minute drive away. ‘‘We are thrilled to add Hotel G Singapore to our dynamic management portfolio of […]

British Airways Helps Malaysian SMEs to Fly

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British Airways Helps Malaysian SMEs to Fly

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 NOVEMBER 2016 – British Airways is reaffirming its commitment to Malaysia with the launch of On Business loyalty programme aimed at benefiting and enabling businesses to maximise their travel budget. New members from Malaysia can enjoy a welcome bonus of triple On Business Points on the first six eligible flights within the first 12 months of the new membership*. The On Business loyalty programme, which already helped companies to save £47 million in 2015 worldwide, brings together the business loyalty programmes of three airlines – British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines and codesharepartner airlines – allowing business travellers to collect points and spend on all partnered airlines under one scheme. Members will be rewarded based on the money spent rather […]

New Twilight Encounters at Night Safari

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New Twilight Encounters at Night Safari

SINGAPORE, 04 November 2016 – This year end, Night Safari presents a new programme, which will see the park transformed into a dazzling sea of lights over Fridays and Saturdays between 18 November and 10 December 2016. Held for the first time, Twilight Encounters will be themed around Night Safari’s famed elephant Chawang, and see the park decked out in fairy lights and animal light sculptures. Visitors can expect a whole host of fantastical animal characters and high octane performances. Immerse yourselves in festive cheer at the Paw-some Parade, where quirky costumed animal characters trot and pounce about, delighting guests with their antics. Elaborately costumed giraffes, zebras, flamingos and the iconic elephant will parade down Night Safari’s entrance to jump start your […]

The New Era for The Strand Yangon

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The New Era for The Strand Yangon

Singapore, 26th October 2016 – This November, one of South East Asia’s most enduring landmarks will enter a new era, as Myanmar’s grand dame hotel, The Strand Yangon, reopens on 15th November 2016 after a restoration project that has seen this luxury heritage hotel ushered elegantly into the 21st century. “The Strand Yangon was one of the first luxury colonial outposts to open in South East Asia, founded in 1901 by the famous hoteliers, the Sarkiesbrothers, and it remains one of the most architecturally beautiful landmarks in the region,” commented Olivier Trinquand, Vice President, TheStrand Hotel & Cruise.  “This latest project has preserved the heritage at the heart of the hotel and honours the Strand’s part in Myanmar’s history, whilst creating a […]

Destination Elite’s ‘Luxury Travel & Hospitality Forum’ Returns to ITB Asia in Singapore

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Destination Elite’s ‘Luxury Travel & Hospitality Forum’ Returns to ITB Asia in Singapore

Singapore October 14, 2016 – Following the success of last year’s debut event, Singapore-based DestinationElite will again present its Luxury Travel & Hospitality Forum(LTHF) as part of ITB Asia in Singapore on Wednesday, October 19th at the Marina Bay Sands,Begonia 3011, Level 3, from  13:30 to 18:00 hours. Following a similar format to last year, the LTHF will again feature a Master Class by stellar industry professionals sharing their insights and views onhighly relevant, trending topics and issues in the fast changing luxury travel and hospitality sectors. The Forum kick-offs early afternoon on October 19th with an introduction by Mark Greedy, CEO and Founder of DestinationElite, Singapore who will introduce the first panel discussion [14:00 – 14:50]: ‘Luxury Cruising & Training – […]

Sensational Seasonal Offers for Strand Cruise Sailings in December 2016

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Sensational Seasonal Offers for Strand Cruise Sailings in December 2016

Singapore, 14 October 2016 – Launched in December 2015, The Strand Cruise is a 28-cabin luxury cruise ship plying the waters of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River operating three- and four-night itineraries between the ancient cities of Bagan and Mandalay.  Decemberoffers perfect warm and dry sightseeing weather and is considered by many to be the ideal time to visit Myanmar.  As an added incentiveduring this time, The Strand Cruise has launched a new offer for passengers travelling on selected departures in December 2016 which features special value-added inclusions on top of its existing seasonal promotion of 30% off published rates, including a complimentary stay at the newly renovated Strand Yangon. Passengers booking a cabin on a single or double occupancy basis for a three-night […]

HotelAsia to Create More Value for Food and Hospitality Equipment Sector

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HotelAsia to Create More Value for Food and Hospitality Equipment Sector

SINGAPORE – 5 October 2016 – HotelAsia, one of Food&HotelAsia’s pioneer specialised trade shows for the hotel, restaurant and foodservice sectors designed for leading industry players are gathered to showcase new, state-of-the-art equipment and innovative technology, will return from 24-27 April 2018 at Suntec Singapore.  Apart from featuring an impressive host of international and local brands, this augmented edition of HotelAsia will also unveil a Singapore Pavilion for the first time. Also in the pipeline are various events and activities to be staged alongside HotelAsia, designed to bring industry players in the hotel, restaurant and foodservice sectors closer to buyers. The events and activities include the inaugural SCI Equipment Award, selected FHA Culinary Challenge competition segments, and relevant FHA International Conference tracks. […]

Dreamliner Odyssey: Scoot Spreads Its Wings to Europe!

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Dreamliner Odyssey: Scoot Spreads Its Wings to Europe!

Kuala Lumpur – Get your Greek on and prepare to get outta’ here for a value-packed dream vacation as Scoot gears up to launch its first destination in Europe – Athens, the picture-perfect capital city of Greece! Scheduled to commence on 20 June 2017, the new service between Singapore and Athens marks Scoot’s first long-haul flight between Asia Pacific and Europe, as well as the longest flight operated by a low-cost carrier (LCC) with flight distance exceeding 10,000km. Budget-conscious travellers in Malaysia will soon be able to fly to Greece at pocket-friendly airfares from four cities – Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang – via Tigerair to Singapore and then onward on Scoot, to immerse in the rich history and culture Athens […]

Stb: Business Travellers And Family Travellers Bright Spots For Singapore

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Stb: Business Travellers And Family Travellers Bright Spots For Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, AUGUST 2016 – Singapore Tourism Board (STB) today introduces new initiatives aimed at addressing increased competition in a complex tourism landscape in Malaysia. By sharpening its outreach to Business Travellers and Families with young children – key travel segments for Singapore – the vision is to grow Singapore into a choice destination for Malaysian families and providing more value to business travellers. “In today’s fast-changing tourism and consumer landscape, we cannot stay still. Consumers are increasingly distracted and demanding, and there is more competition from the region vying for their attention,” says Edward Koh, Executive Director of Southeast Asia, Singapore Tourism Board. “Our focus for Malaysia for the next two years is to strengthen our activities in what we see […]

The Ultimate Staycation Deal at klapsons, The Boutique Hotel

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The Ultimate Staycation Deal at klapsons, The Boutique Hotel

SINGAPORE:  klapsons, The Boutique Hotel has launched The Ultimate klapsons’ Experience (UKE)! The first of its kind, The Ultimate klapsons’ Experience offers a unique staying experience in 17 different rooms which consists of 11 Executive Rooms, 2 Oasis Rooms and 4 Suite Rooms. The Ultimate klapsons’ Experience package offers guests the choice of two tailor-made packages where the daily room rate is at least 30% below the best available rate. Buyers have a 12-month period to utilise their package nights. The package can be used consecutively or concurrently, and is transferrable. In fact guests are encouraged to share it with their family and friends. A member of design hotels – klapsons, The Boutique Hotel aims to combine 5-star hospitality services with leading […]

Senior Citizens Enjoy $8 Admission Tickets in July to Wildlife Reserves Singapore Parks

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Senior Citizens Enjoy $8 Admission Tickets in July to Wildlife Reserves Singapore Parks

SINGAPORE, 29 June 2016 – Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents aged 60 and above will have more reason to rejoice as Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) rolls out a seniors’ promotion for three of its award-winning parks—Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park—in July. Aimed at promoting intergenerational bonding, senior citizens can enjoy single-park admission tickets at $8.00 to experience a unique wildlife adventure with their families at the three parks. The promotional offer includes complimentary tram rides at Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park, and a free River Safari Cruise ride at River Safari. To sweeten the deal, WRS is also offering a special coffee or tea and toast set for just $3.80 at Singapore Zoo’s Inuka Café and Jurong Bird […]

In Love with an Elegant Personality

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In Love with an Elegant Personality

“You’re smiling, that’s a good sign” – I remember Erna, the staff of AMOY Hotel, said to me as she showed me my single room during the weekend I spent in Singapore. And I can’t help but agree with her as the room was indeed cosy and oh so homey that I secretly wished that I could have stayed there a bit longer. Upon entering the room, I was immediately awash with ease; I received a room designed in a clever blend of vintage modernism with Oriental touches such as the traditional Chinese stools and porcelain basin. There was nothing that made the room over-the-top. Instead, the room passed as tastefully elegant and not too overwhelming, a boon for the sophisticated travellers. […]

Swing it Like a Local: Explore Singapore in the Shoes of a Tennis Superstar

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Swing it Like a Local: Explore Singapore in the Shoes of a Tennis Superstar

Whether you are a globetrotter, solo traveller or a seasoned tourist, there are always different ways to explore or rediscover a place. To get to know a place well, you will need to learn about the people, heritage, cuisines and leisure offerings. Thanks to tennis superstar, Caroline Wozniacki who recently went on a two-day Singaporean adventure during her short stay in Singapore, let us show you what you can do to pass off as a Singaporean insider, in ways of a tennis champ. Be Enthralled by the Rustic Charm of Old and New Caroline Wozniacki uncovered the local gems at Tiong Bahru It is no wonder why many locals and tourists alike love this small, charming and chic neighbourhood. Once a land […]

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

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Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Singapore has advanced urbanisation but is also a paradise and a safe haven for wildlife, preserved and conserved by Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore & Regent Singapore Offer Attractive Packages in Support of Run for Hope 2013

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Four Seasons Hotel Singapore & Regent Singapore Offer Attractive Packages in Support of Run for Hope 2013

This year, the two Four Seasons hotels are offering attractive accommodation and event participation packages to try and draw more participants from around the region to take part in the run, raise money for a good cause, and top off the weekend with an enjoyable stay in a luxury hotel.

Between The Love Of Johor Bahru & Singapore

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Between The Love Of Johor Bahru & Singapore

I remember those old days when I spent half of my childhood in Johor Bahru. I remember how excited I got whenever the school break started.It was a ticket to a blissful and joyous holiday for me to be with my grandparents, siblings and cousins.

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