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Attack on Titan Exhibition 進擊的巨人展 : Wall Taipei

Since November 2014, “The Attack on Titan Exhibition” was first displayed in Toyko and eventually moved on to Oita Prefecture in August 2015, then Osaka in September which attracts more than 400,000 visitors in total during it’s tour in Japan. This year, “The Attack on Titan” Exhibition makes its overseas debut in Taiwan and we are lucky to be there during our visit beginning of the year. Named as “Attack on Titan: Wall Taipei” was held at Songshan Cultural Park from December 2015 to February 2016. Fans of this popular manga can expect to see the numerous original pages from the manga as well as a 3D videos and models where visitors can experience battle scenes of characters soaring the skies with 3D Maneuver Gear. There will also be merchandises that is only available in Taiwan with a diverse lineup including 2016 handbook, calendars, shopping bags and more. You can even purchase the infamous cape from the gift shop too! “Attack on Titan Exhibition: Wall Taipei” will run from now till 29 Feb 2016 at …

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Off the Map Travel tailors bespoke adventures to the Northern Lights for the definitive traveler

What if you could bask in the glory of the Aurora Borealis in a way that is tailored, especially for you? The spectacular display of the Northern Lights that have captured the hearts and made its way into the wish-list of many around the world can now be a highly bespoke experience, catering to various interests and personalities. Curated by Off the Map Travel, the UK-based travel specialist has been helping travelers check off this Arctic journey from their bucket list since 2011. What sets Off the Map Travel apart from the rest is their unwavering forte in creating unique, soft-adventure travel experience surrounding the stunning Northern Lights, all done via Bjorkliden, Sweden – an authentic and stunning destination from which to capture the stunning spectacle of the Northern Lights. With an ever-increasing demand for Northern Lights holidays, Off the Map Travel’s experts have worked closely with some of the world’s best Aurora tourism destinations to create a range of new opportunities to allow travelers to experience the greatest light show on earth. Some of …

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Conrad Centennial Singapore Raised over S$10,000 for APSN and Launches new mascot bear design

Conrad Centennial Singapore is pleased to have raised a total of S$10,613.70 for Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) through the “Adopt a Conrad Bear” campaign. The campaign which took place last December saw over 230 pieces of Conrad signature plush bears from the 15-feet Christmas tree adopted by hotel guests, the public and its staff. With the success of this campaign, Conrad Centennial Singapore today announced the launch of the new mascot bear design. Featuring an oriental and a batik design, the new Conrad Singapore bears reflect the culture and heritage of Singapore. From March 2016 all guests staying at the Conrad Centennial Singapore will receive a red oriental Conrad Singapore bear; while the batik bear will be available from May 2016 onwards. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or www.conradhotels.com/offers. Follow Conrad at www.facebook.com/conradsingapore, www.instagram.com/conradsingapore, and www.twitter.com/conradsingapore.

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Staycation at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

Located just 15 minutes away from Singapore’s Changi Airport, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is definitely close to everything that both leisure and business travellers can experience an authentic and immersive Singapore travel experience. Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy lies in the heart of historical Katong filled by rich Peranakan influences which comprises a unique ethnic cluster of Singapore’s Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian cultures. Check in was pretty fast upon arriving at the spacious hotel lobby. There is a wave cafe located at the lobby where you can grab light bites such as sandwiches or desserts and drinks while waiting for the free shuttle bus services provided by the hotel. Hotel guests can enjoy the complimentary daily shuttle services to and from Singapore Changi Airport, and a shuttle service to Marina Bay, Esplanade and Ion Orchard, departing the hotel every hour, 3 times before noon, on weekends and public holiday. This will help you save on your transport fee from the airport to the hotel. A very nice gesture from them 😉 Our rooms is located …

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Air New Zealand collaborates with Chua Enlai

Air New Zealand is delighted to announce the start of an exciting new partnership that will bring popular Singaporean celebrity, Chua Enlai onboard to share the airline’s unique style of Kiwi hospitality with travelers in Singapore. An established actor and Mediacorp Artiste managed by FLY Entertainment, Enlai has a varied and accomplished body of work ranging from theatre to television and film. Born in Singapore, Enlai moved to New Zealand at the age of eight, where he lived for 12 years. He studied at Southwell School in Hamilton as well as the University of Auckland before returning to Singapore. Given his Kiwi upbringing, Enlai was a natural fit for this new collaboration that kicked off with a trip to New Zealand onboard Air New Zealand’s 787-9 Dreamliner. Enlai had a taste of the airline’s award-winning inflight products, innovative touch screen inflight entertainment system, specially curated menu designed by renowned chef Peter Gordon and world class New Zealand wines. Chua Enlai says he is delighted to work with Air New Zealand, having spent some of his …

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India’s First Airport Terminal Hotel Rebranded as Holiday Inn Express

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Radius Developers to rebrand an existing 93-room hotel in Terminal 3 of India’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. Currently operating as Eaton Smart – New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel, this was India’s first hotel to open in the transit area of an airport terminal. The rebranding of this hotel to Holiday Inn Express New Delhi International Airport Terminal 3 at the end of this year will mark the entry of the brand into New Delhi. Forty million passengers pass through the airport each year and this is projected to more than double following the completion of the expansion programme by 2030. Guests staying at the hotel will have a range of food and beverage options available to them at both the domestic and international terminal. The hotel will also feature the brand’s signature Great Room where guests can dine and interact with each other during their stay, and a spa to relax in their downtime. Providing guests with everything …

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British Airways’ Top Six for 2016 – Round-up of the must-visit travel destinations across the UK and Europe

British Airways today announces the top six must-visit destinations in the UK and Europe for 2016. The airline’s top travel experts have selected next year’s hottest destinations for culture seekers, city jetsetters and beach dwellers. Places that made the shortlist include Madrid in Spain, Biarritz in France, Cornwall in the UK, Lisbon in Portugal, Reykjavik in Iceland and Palermo in Italy. All these holiday hotspots are within easy reach for travellers with British Airways, as the airline offers smooth connections through London Heathrow onto its extensive European and domestic network. To help travellers choose where to visit in the UK and Europe, here’s a hand-picked favourite destinations for 2016, all of which can be easily reached with British Airways connections via London Heathrow Madrid, Spain The capital of Spain is one of the largest cities in Europe, offering visitors a cultural treat with its historic museums and Golden Triangle of Art. An iconic landmark is the Royal Palace of Madrid, which is still used by the Spanish Royal Family for state ceremonies. Visit the local restaurants …

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IHG and Uber Team Up to Simplify On-demand Travel for IHG Rewards Club Members

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and Uber, announced today a new collaboration designed to make it easier and more rewarding for guests to get to and from their hotels. From this week, anyone who is traveling within the U.S. and signs up as a new Uber rider can earn 2,000 IHG® Rewards Club points and $20 off their first ride with Uber.  Now, travelers can conveniently request a ride from the award-winning IHG® App through the Uber API and in early 2016, they will be able to set Uber “Ride Reminders.” Guests can enjoy the benefits of this new partnership by following these simple steps: Update the IHG App or download it here. Book a stay at an IHG hotel anywhere in the U.S. To get to your destination, select the Uber button in the IHG App to request a ride. Guests will be directed to the Uber App where the hotel’s address will be pre-populated. If the Uber App is not installed on the guest’s mobile device, they will be directed to an app install link.  …

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8th Holiday Inn Express® in Indonesia Opens in Central Jakarta

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) is celebrating the opening of Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Wahid Hasyim in the heart of the capital, making it the 8th Holiday Inn Express in Indonesia. The 160-room hotel’s city-centre location is within minutes of the city’s colourful markets and major shopping malls, the Central Business District (CBD) and other attractions. Leisure travellers will find themselves within walking distance of Jakarta’s shopping paradise featuring Grand Indonesia, the largest shopping mall in the country, along with Plaza Indonesia and Pasar Pagi Tanah Abang, the largest clothing wholesale market in Southeast Asia, to fulfil all their shopping needs while exploring the best of the city. When at the hotel, guests can look forward to a refreshing stay with a choice of queen or twin guest rooms, an efficient check-in and convenient amenities including: Free and fast in-room Wi-Fi for guests to stay connected throughout their stay. Comfortable and high quality bedding with a choice of firm or soft pillows for a restful sleep. Free Express Start™ Breakfast with a Grab & Go option …

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The Search is on for Singapore Cable Car’s 50 Millionth Guest

For over four decades, the Singapore Cable Car has been creating fond memories with millions of local and international visitors who ride in the cabins and are treated to spectacular views, as they get up and away to Faber Peak at Mount Faber park, soar above the forest, highway and harbour to Sentosa Island, before flying to the many attractions inside Singapore’s resort island. This December, the iconic attraction will welcome its 50 millionth cable car rider. All visitors who purchase a cable car ticket are automatically in the running to go down in Singapore Cable Car’s history book as its 50 millionth rider. General Manager of Mount Faber Leisure Group Suzanne Ho said, “We have a surprise planned and we hope this special someone will be high on happiness when all is revealed!Singapore Cable Car just marked its 40th anniversary last year and we are excited to be celebrating another milestone again, just as Singapore wraps up the Jubilee Year.” The 50 millionth rider will automatically become a Faber Licence holder and enjoy unlimited …