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InterContinental Dubai Marina opens in the heart of Dubai’s newest lifestyle hub

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of InterContinental Dubai Marina, a 132 guest room luxury hotel with 196 fully serviced InterContinental Residential Suites in the centre of one of Dubai’s most popular and vibrant neighbourhoods. The hotel is a showcase of cutting edge design and décor, with bespoke modern art, design and sculptures throughout. With stunning views of the marina and nine restaurant and bars on offer, InterContinental Dubai Marina creates the perfect setting for guests to enjoy all that Dubai has to offer. Part of the Bay Central development, situated in Dubai’s newest hub for contemporary lifestyle in the heart of Dubai Marina, the hotel is located within walking distance of the Dubai tram and metro, and local tourist attractions including Jumeirah Beach Road and The Walk on JBR, which offers a variety of restaurants and shops is only five minutes away. The jewel in the hotel’s crown will be Marina Social restaurant – British, Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton’s first in the Middle East – which will open later in September 2015. The …

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Flowery Fun Times in the Gardens this June Holidays

Take a walk down memory lane this June Holiday and have some Flowery Fun Times at Gardens by the Bay! Starting 22 May, Gardens by the Bay latest floral display bring to life beloved characters from your favourite nursery rhymes. Come meet Mary and her little lamb, the old lady in her shoe, Old MacDonald with his farm animals and Humpty Dumpty before his fall. Other than the usual nursery rhymes that we are all familiar with, there’s also a section with nursery rhymes from all the different races in Singapore. Are you able to tell which are they from the display below? Can you tell which chinese nursery rhymes does this belong to? Buzz buzzz~~~ Amidst fields of Lupin blooms, Foxgloves and Delphiniums too, Wondrous characters and animals await to take you on a Nursery Rhymes date. “Flowery Fun Times” is the third of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay’s storytelling journey in 2015. This enchanting series of floral displays for the year will draw visitors into the magical world of folklore, legends, fairy …

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First Holiday Inn Express® Hotel in Republic of South Korea Opens in Seoul

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has opened the very first Holiday Inn Express® hotel in the Republic of South Korea, Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro, located in the heart of the capital city. The 224-room hotel is nestled in a commercial and financial precinct between the Myeong-dong, Namsan and Dongdaemoon areas, known for their variety of shopping options and sites of cultural and artistic significance. Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro offers a choice of modern double-bed and twin-bed rooms, as well as free on-site parking. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport, located just one minute’s walk from the Euljiro3-ga station on the Seoul Subway Line, and is one hour from Incheon International Airport. Travellers keen for sight-seeing can take a leisurely 10 minute stroll to Bukchon Hanok Village, a preserved traditional village to capture a glimpse of what life was like in Joseon period. Further afield, guests can visit the famous N Seoul Tower at the top of Namsan Mountain to view the city from a completely different perspective. Those with a shopaholic streak …

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IHG Offers Guests Up to 30% Off Rooms Across All Hotels in Asia, Middle East and Africa

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced an exciting new advanced booking promotion across all its 251 hotels in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region, from beachfront InterContinental resorts to city-centre Holiday Inn Express hotels. From now until 1 September, guests can enjoy up to 30% off on bookings purchased in advance for stays from 1 June to 4 September 2015. IHG® Rewards Club members enjoy a further reward of an additional 5% off – meaning a possible discount of up to 35% – as well as their usual membership perks such as free internet, when booking during this period. IHG Rewards Club, the industry’s first and largest hotel rewards programme, with nearly 86 million members, is free and guests can join at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® app or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,800 hotels worldwide. The programme offers industry-leading benefits, including free internet for members across IHG’s family of trusted hotel brands. Guests are always guaranteed the lowest price when they book directly with IHG, or …

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10 Things You Can Do at Changi Airport before your Flight

Have you ever wonder what you can do at the airport after you’ve check in for your flight? Or are you one of those that feel there isn’t a need to reach the airport too early, since all you need to do is check in your luggage and head straight to the boarding gate? You might want to reconsider after reading this ;) Changi Airport has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1981, when Terminal 1 first opened. Today, we have three terminals, with the fourth in construction and planning for a fifth. Being the sixth busiest international airport today, Changi Airport is a major air hub in Asia, serving more than 100 international airlines flying to some 320 cities in about 80 countries and handled more than 54.1 million passengers in 2014. A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 secs! WOW~ With about 350 retail and services outlets and 160 F&B outlets at Changi, Changi Airport is one of Singapore’s best places for shopping and dinning, as well …

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Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road Clinches Two Awards at the International Property Awards 2015

The 180-suite property has won a total of three property development awards in two years, affirming its world-class design and architecture. Following a rigorous judging process for the Asia Pacific International Property Awards 2015-2016, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore is proud to be named Winner in the Singapore Hotel Architecture and Singapore New Hotel Construction and Design categories amongst some of the region’s most prominent developments. The awards will be officially presented at the Asia Pacific Property Awards Summit and Awards Gala dinner in May. Since its launch in May 2013, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore has been one of the leading choices of accommodation for extended-stay business and leisure travellers to the city. Situated in the heart of the cultural enclave of Beach Road and at the gateway to the Marina Bay and Raffles Place Central Business Districts, the 180-suite property features a sleek modern exterior with a roof-top swimming pool and fitness centre which offers breath-taking views of the city’s skyline. Providing the perfect home-away-from-home living environment, each suite is furnished with a fully-equipped …

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Endless sea views and white sandy beaches await guests at new Holiday Inn Resort on Benoa Beach, Bali

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has welcomed Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa to its portfolio of hotels on the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia. The new resort features 171 rooms and a host of recreation facilities, offering guests a relaxing getaway on what is one of Bali’s most family-friendly beaches. Located directly on a white, sandy beachfront, the resort is less than 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, making it ideal for a quick getaway or a longer stay. Guests can choose from a wide selection of room types, all with their own balconies and outdoor seating to enjoy the balmy sea breezes. For families, the resort offers a variety of rooms created with them in mind, including Family Connecting rooms, and Kids Adventure Suites and Family Adventure Suites, designed to appeal to kids’ imaginations with bright colours and toys to keep them entertained, whilst also staying within earshot of Mum and Dad As with all Holiday Inn properties worldwide, the resort offers the brand’s signature, Kids Stay & Eat Free programme*, with kids under 12 eating and staying for free. The resort features a …

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ANA introduces First Class and Premium Economy Service on Singapore route

ANA has introduced new travel classes and enhanced in-flight services from Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta to Tokyo, targeted at the high volume of business travelers flying between these destinations and the rising demand from international passengers connecting to the wider Southeast Asian and North American ANA network. At the same time, ANA has introduced its highest class of service, First Class, on its Singapore-Narita route from March 2015, giving passengers the opportunity to enjoy flights with the greatest comfort, privacy and luxury. Passengers will also be able to fly Premium Economy on these routes, offering more space and even greater comfort. ANA’s Premium Economy service has already proven to be very popular on flights to Europe and North America. Business Class passengers on ANA flights to and from Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta can also enjoy a wider range of high-quality in-flight cuisine, including the specially crafted menu from ‘The Connoisseurs’, served individually, course-by-course. These service enhancements will offer customers choosing to fly with ANA greater choice, comfort and convenience, in line with the airline’s commitment …

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Alila Villas Uluwatu, 5 Star Luxury Villas Resorts in Bali

Bali is one of my favourite destination wherever I’m looking for a short relaxing trip, as I love the slow paced environment there and especially when you are staying in a nice villa, you can simply do nothing but chill in there. :) I’m really lucky to be hosted at Alila Villas Uluwatu, the 5 Star Eco-Friendly Luxury Villas Resorts in Bali. Everything seems so surreal and it feels like I’ve just landed into another paradize, one which is away from the world and a place where I’m sure I can relax and recharge ;) Located on a clifftop plateau along the southern coastline on the island’s Bukit Peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali is just 30 mins drive away form the International Airport and 15 mins from Jimbaran Bay. The hotel lobby Enjoy the panoramic views over the Indian ocean while enjoying your meals in the restaurant, by the pool or at the sunset cabana where you can hold events and wedding at. Be ready to indulge all your senses in the signature fine-dining …

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Unravel Travel to Kalibo!

Whenever I told my friends that I’ll be flying to Kalibo, these are the two reactions I received from them. One, huh? where is this place? Two, Oh~ so you are going Boracay? To be honest, I’ve no idea where Kalibo is located and when I first got to know that I’ll be travelling to Kalibo, I was alittle worried that there’s nothing much I can do there. Most of us tends to visit places that we are familiar with whenever we want to go for a short holiday but there are also alot of other destinations worth exploring too! Thanks to Unravel Travel and Changi Airport Group, together with the two finalists selected, Jahafar and Jerrold, we went on a 3D2N trip to Kalibo! :D As we check in early for our flight, we visited a few places in the Airport, like the Sunflower and Butterfly Garden before heading to our boarding gate :) Playing games… and not forgetting to check on our flight status :) Boarding time! Off we go~ As it wasn’t …

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First Boutique Hotel Indigo sets foot in South East Asia – Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has brought its boutique hotel brand, Hotel Indigo, to Southeast Asia with the opening of Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road. The 192-room Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road is refreshingly local in design, incorporating the best of its surrounding neighbourhood into the hotel. This includes vertical gardens to reflect Bangkok’s iconic Lumpini Park, which is just minutes away, street art style murals depicting the story of the surrounding area and custom art pieces such as a wall of wireless radios reflecting the area’s history as the birthplace of the country’s wireless radio stations. Hotel Indigo is the first globally branded boutique hotel brand and no two of the 62 Hotel Indigo properties around the world are alike as each reflects its immediate neighbourhood through its design, food and beverage, amenities and services. As well as meticulously designed guest rooms featuring spa inspired bathrooms, locally-sourced toiletries, private balconies and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, the hotel’s open air infinity edge pool and deck provides unparalleled views of the …

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Kia Ora Singapore – Air New Zealand celebrates its presence in Singapore

Air New Zealand hosted an event with Changi Airport Group to celebrate its recent return to Singapore. The airline commenced services to Singapore on 6 January 2015 with the operational launch of its alliance with Singapore Airlines. Together, the two Star Alliance carriers operate three services daily between Singapore and New Zealand, connecting travellers to 40 destinations on Air New Zealand’s network. The event, held at Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel was attended by members of the local tourism industry as well as executives from Changi Airport Group, Singapore Airlines and SATS. Guests were welcomed with a traditional Maori Kapa Haka performance by Air New Zealand staff. This month Air New Zealand will take part in several major travel fairs in Singapore for the first time, offering some attractive deals to Singaporean travellers. The airline has also recently launched a joint campaign with Tourism New Zealand to promote the Singapore – Auckland route between April and June, with special fares starting from S$999*. For more information, visit airnewzealand.com.sg.

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50% Staycation Deal at Mandarin Orchard Singapore!

In view of SG50, Mandarin Orchard Singapore have so many treats lined up for you. Enjoy 50% discount off Best FlexibleRate when you book by 7 March and stay in the newly refurbished Premier Room or pamper yourself in one of their Suites! The Premier Room rates start from $174.50++/night and the Suite rates start from as low as $249.50++/night! Remember to Quote this promo code: SS50 when you book the rooms. Terms and Conditions :  • Premier Rooms and Suites only • Valid for stays every Fri, Sat & Sun in March and April 2015 • Book before this Saturday, 7 March (23:59hrs GMT+8) • Non refundable So Book your stay with Mandarin Orchard Singapore today! ;)

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Take off to your dream destination with Air France and KLM’s fantastic travel deals!

Air France launches great travel deals to make you go Oh La La! Affordable and stylish travel is at your fingertips with Air France’s latest range of Oh La La deals! Spoil yourself with fares to Europe from S$999, South America from S$2,099, Jakarta from S$159 and Bali from S$235. Fares are inclusive of all taxes and surcharges. Sales period: 24 February to 10 April 2015 Travel period: 24 February to 30 September 2015 The promotional fares are available on the Air France website at https://www.airfrance.sg/SG/en/local/resainfovol/meilleuresoffres/world-low-fares.htm. Bookings can also be made through the Air France reservation hotline at 6415 5111, or through preferred travel agents. * Pack & Go with KLM to your dream holiday destination! KLM’s popular Pack&GO super deals are back! Pack your bags and jet off to magical Europe with fares from $999, sunny South America from S$2,099, or relax on the beaches of Bali from S$235. Fares are inclusive of taxes and surcharges. Sales period: 24 February to 10 April 2015 Travel period: 24 February to 30 September 2015 Check out …

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Setting the Stage with Wedding Acts : Royal Roman-themed Wedding

Do you still remember my trip to Bali with Wedding Acts where they put up a wonderful outdoor wedding ceremony along the cliff? This time round, let’s see what can they do in a indoor ballroom setting ;) The venue of the wedding is located at Hatten Hotel Malacca and the theme given was to create a roman greek royal wedding. Look at the props used.. that looks like some major work ongoing there! Discussion ongoing with the florist on table arrangement. Getting ready to get some work started! Fresh roses~ so pretty right?! and here’s the team behind Wedding Acts. Not forgetting to have some fun while at work ;) Hmm wonder where will these be placed at… What is a Rome themed wedding without the signature Roman columns right? And after two days of hardwork… here’s the transformation! A water feature where you can make wishes and blessings to the newly-wed! cocktails table nicely decorated as well. What a grand entrance right?! and the main highlight got to be the stage! with the …

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Go on an All-Expenses Paid Trip with Darren Bloggie to a Mystery S.E.A Destination!

If you’ve always love to travel, wanted to learn some tips on planning your travel itinerary, write a travel blog, take nice travel photos during your holiday, or maybe wish that you can travel with me one day (MUAHAHA~ ), then this should be something you are going to get really excited about! Unravel Travel is currently looking for 4  Finalists whom is active on social media and having a desire to explore the world to go on a 3D2N All-Expenses PAID trip to 4 different Southeast Asian cities over the weekend with 4 Bloggers and yours truely is one of them! hahaha~ All you need to do is to produce a travel entry, where I will be there to guide you along and you stand a chance to Win a Grand Prize! So here’s how to register! Like Unravel Travel Facebook Page, and I will be more than happy if you are willing to hit the Like button for Darren Bloggie Facebook Page as well :P Visit unraveltravel.info, the official website for Unravel Travel. Fill …

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Spend the Perfect Valentine’s Weekend in Vietnam with VIETJET!

Valentine’s Day is just a month away. Before you know it, you’ll be struggling to get a reservation in that popular restaurant you love or even placing a last minute order of that overpriced flower bouquet. With just a click of a button, you can book a trip for two to discover the romance of Vietnam with Vietjet and capture moments of a lifetime with that special someone. Vietnam will captivate you with some of the very best romantic spots that Southeast Asia has to offer with its breathtaking beaches, lush countryside, rich history, colourful culture, tantalizing cuisine and cosmopolitan vibe. Couples can now escape from the hustle and bustle of this commercialized day and celebrate their love in peace and tranquility. Take advantage of Vietjet’s great value-for-money airfares from Singapore to over 10 magnificent cities of Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, Hai Phong, Vinh, Hue, Da Nang, Quy Nhan, Nha Trang, Buon Ma Thuot, Phu Quoc Island, Thanh Hoa and Da Lat. Vietjet presents to you with a beautiful selection of …

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Gardens by the Bay ushers in the Lunar New Year with “Asian Tales” Flower Field Display

Gardens by the Bay ushers in the Lunar New Year with “Asian Tales”, starting 16 January 2015.  Entitled “Asian Tales”, this floral showcase draws inspiration from the scenic landscape of mountains and valleys often depicted in Chinese brush paintings.   Spot goats sculpted out of wood and flowers perching on the ridge and grazing in the field, as you take in the picturesque landscape dotted with vibrant dahlias (大丽花) specially cultivated to celebrate the Year of the Goat. Gardens by the Bay will be packed with programmes to usher in the Lunar New Year over 2 weekends with Spring Surprise, part of the signature Garden Series presented by Gardens by the Bay. Visitors can also try their hands at Chinese calligraphy, masks, paper cut outs, and more, at the interesting craft booths that will run from 17 to 25 January. Rounding up the series will be puppetry performances and workshops, an exclusive tour of the Gardens with celebrities, and appearances by the God of Fortune to usher in a prosperous Lunar New Year! What’s more, …

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IHG Opens 4th Holiday Inn Express Hotel in the Land of Smiles

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today welcomes Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11, the fourth Holiday Inn Express hotel to open in Thailand since the brand debuted in the country in 2012. The new 161-room hotel offers smart and savvy travellers direct access to Bangkok’s lively Sukhumvit district, with plenty of dining and entertainment options right on their doorstep. Located along Sukhumvit 11, adjacent to the bustling Sukhumvit Road in downtown Bangkok, travellers can enjoy a swift 30-minute transit to the hotel after touching down at either Suvarnabhumi or Don Meung International Airports. Both Nana BTS Skytrain and Sukhumvit MRT Subway stations are also within walking distance, making Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 a smart and convenient choice for travellers who want to explore the city by train. When staying at Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11, travellers will be steps away from Sukhumvit Road, one of the longest boulevards in Thailand and home to some of the country’s most popular shopping centres, trendy restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Guests can either take a quick walk …

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“Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL hotels in Singapore launch two celebratory promotions to mark the country’s 50th year of independence

In conjunction with Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence this year, Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to announce two celebratory promotions running from now until 30 December 2015 at its two “Pan Pacific” and three PARKROYAL hotels across the country. Pan Pacific Singapore Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore PARKROYAL on Beach Road PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel SG50 Staycation Riding on the festive atmosphere as the nation marks a milestone year of independence, the SG50 Staycation promotion offers all Singapore citizens and residents complimentary daily breakfast for two persons and a S$50 daily accumulative in-house credit which can be used for selected hotel services and outlets, with every room booking made via the brand websites – panpacific.com and parkroyalhotels.com. Singapore’s Golden Jubilee Special Recognising the important contribution that travel agents around the world make towards the tourism industry, and to encourage them to visit Singapore and join in the 50th anniversary celebrations, the Singapore’s Golden Jubilee Special offers IATA-registered travel agents 50% savings off the Best Available Rate and a …

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