In this volume of the travel photobook, you will get to see the impressive architecture of the University of Sydney, market at the Market City, Taronga Zoo and a nice cafe found in there.
As age is catching up on me and most of my friends are getting married lately, i’m sure most of my readers who are growing together with me are in the stage of getting married as well right? haha~ Therefore i’ve an interesting topic here to blog about this time round! Special thanks to Wedding Acts for inviting and Alila Uluwatu for hosting, I managed to go behind the scenes with Jonathan, the wedding director of Wedding Acts, on a trip to Bali for setting up a romantic wedding by the cliff at Alila Uluwatu ;)
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National Day is just a few days away and what plans have you made for this day? Will you be spending it with your family, your friends or your loved ones? Cracking your head on where to go? Here’s some suggestions on places for you to go where you will get to see the spectacular NDP fireworks for FREE!
Salute to the Nation’s 49th Birthday onboard Singapore Cable Car and with these Special Offers! Time passes by so quickly when every moment is being celebrated. It is now that time of the year to celebrate the land upon which we have built memories on for the past decades. As Singapore turns 49 in the coming weeks, let’s reminisce all that has come through as a nation, and look forward to the celebrations planned around the nation’s big fifty next year.
Samsung Dream Exchange Campaign After my first trip outside a country in Asia and spending 9 Days 8 Nights in both Sydney and Melbourne, I’m finally publishing my very first travel photo e-book on darrenbloggie.com. All these would not have been possible without my Samsung NX3000 as my wonderful travel companion. Thanks Samsung for helping me to make everlasting memories. Throughout the trip, the Samsung NX3000 never failed to surprise me with the wonders it’s able to create! Not only did the photo quality turn out to be superb (as good as a DSLR camera), colors were vibrant, shutter speed was fast enough to capture real sharp images of moving objects, and most importantly, it performed better than what I would have expected under low light conditions! As there are simply too many photos that I’ve taken which I would like to share with you, I’m breaking them up into different volumes :) Presenting to you, VOLUME 01 : MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THESE, Darrenbloggie’s Travel Photobook Collaboration with Samsung
Where would it be that strikes your mind when it comes to the best beach destination for holiday? Phuket will definitely be one of them. Due to the easy access through daily flights from the various airlines and it’s wonderful weather and beautiful beach and islands, Castlewood Group, a Singapore based commercial real estate developer which provides investors with affordable and clearly defined investment solutions via luxury hotel developements, decided to develop a 5 star hotel and beach club in Phuket, in partnership with Nikki Beach, which is the world’s leading lifestyle and hospitality brand, in Phuket, Thailand. Special thanks to Castlewood Group for the invitation, I managed to go on a trip to visit Nikki Beach Phuket which i fell in love with~! :D Nikki Beach is located along Bangtao Beach, home to Asia’s first integrated destination resort, Laguna. As Nikki Beach is synonymous to luxury, it was the perfect choice for Nikki Beach to be located there, where Nikki Beach Hotel & Spa will just be a stone throw away from this exclusive …
After bidding goodbye to Tulipmania, embark on a botanical journey to France with French Faire floral display at the Flower Dome! Take in the beauty and fragrance of blooms like lavender, lilac, jasmine and gardenia admist a manicured garden setting with the Effiel Tower as the horticultural centrepiece!
Last day spent in Hong Kong, we went to the Citygate outlet store for our last round of shopping. Ops! and i think i did quite a fair bit of shopping huh :P After returning back to the hotel to unload our shopping bags, we went for dinner at this fast-food alike chain, Da Jia Le 大家乐 which served local food like char siew noodle, pork shop rice, hot pot and baked rice as well.
Singapore’s most popular tulip display, Tulipmania, is back for the second time at Gardens by the Bay. I missed it last year and this year i’m not gonna miss it! :D From now till 4 May 2014, the Flower Field within the Flower Dome will transform into a garden of tulips, this time bringing a “mini Holland” to Singapore. With more tulip bulbs on display this year compared to Tulipmania’s debut in 2013, the captivating floral display looks set to excite visitors from near and far once again. For this second edition of Tulipmania, Gardens by the Bay has flown in 50,000 tulip bulbs in a myriad of varieties and colours directly from the Netherlands. Drawing inspiration from Madurodam, the miniature replica model park in Amsterdam, Netherlands, this year’s display depicts scenes of Dutch canals, houses and windmills set amidst spectacular blooms of tulips and hyacinths. In conjunction with Tulipmania 2014, Gardens by the Bay is offering a special 50% discount to local senior citizens visiting the tulip display in the Flower Dome (terms and …
Second day of my hong kong trip, we went to a factory outlet which sells all the branded stuff like Coach, Gucci, i.t store, G.O.D, prada, and many many more! but eventually i didn’t get anything from there though :X
Tulipmania returns to Gardens by the Bay and special KLM guest Miffy was in the Gardens yesterday to plant the tulips that she’ve brought over from the Netherlands! Singapore’s largest popular tulip display – Tulipmania – is back at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay from 14 April to 4 May 2014. This year, Gardens by the Bay will bring in some 50,000 tulip bulbs of many varieties and colors directly from the Netherlands and to join in this floral celebration, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flew Miffy – a well-loved children’s book character in to Singapore together with the tulips!
New 442-room Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay welcomes savvy travellers to one of Singapore’s most exciting locations Singapore: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is welcoming its newest addition to its Holiday Inn Express family in Singapore. The 442-room Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay has opened its doors in one of Singapore’s liveliest food and entertainment districts.
Went for a long holiday break over the Chinese New Year period to Hong Kong to experience the COLD over there and true enough, it was FREEZING cold~ and i was not prepared for it hahaha~ brought alot of clothes there but most not suitable to wear, but that’s also a good excuse for me to do more SHOPPING right? It was an early morning flight, in need of my coffee fix before departing. Glad to have Starbucks in the airport ;)
Did you know that there is a BRAND new attraction at Gardens by the Bay and it’s prickly interesting! The Sun Pavilion houses over 1,000 desert plants with more than 100 different species and varieties. This 800-square-meter cactus garden is Gardens by the Bay latest addition as well as one of the largest cacti and succulent collections in Southeast Asia.
Sponsored Trip Thanks to Standard Chartered and Tigerair, I went for my maiden trip to Hat Yai, Thailand!
After one year later, am back on the cruise with Superstar Virgo. Read about my previous high sea cruise with them here. This time round. am visiting Malacca for the first time and yes, i’m pretty excited about it ;) our balcony class room.. but somehow i find it a little smaller than the balcony room i stayed in during my last visit. Anyway, it’s still cosy enough for 2 nights ;)
One of the main objective or the places that i wanted to visit for this Penang trip of mine was the infamous Street Art located around Georgetown ;) All these beautifully executed wall paints and murals at selected streets of George Town, Penang was by this young Lithuania-born artist, Ernest Zacharevic.
The second day of the trip, we booked the cab driver from the hotel for a half day tour around Penang. It’s so much convenient and you don’t have to worry about how to travel from one place to the other. The whole tour lasted for about 6 hours and we started off at 9am in the morning, with the temples as our first destination.