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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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[VOLUME 04] Memories are Made of These Travel Photobook : Mt Buller

In this volume of the travel photobook, I left Sydney and went over to Melbourne where I get to have my very first snow experience at Mt Buller. Accordingly to the tour guide, we’re really lucky as it didn’t snow that heavily when she brought the other groups up the past few weeks. If you are feeling adventurous, do go skiing! If not, like me, which is not that adventurous, you can have some hot chocolate or coffee at the cafes and eateries there ;) About this Travel Photobook 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 …

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[VOLUME 03] Memories are Made of These Travel Photobook : Blue Mountain

In this volume of the travel photobook, I went to the Blue mountain and i’m really impressed by what the nature can provide. Spent almost a day there and the experience was great. Do go for the complete package for the unlimited bus ride around the town, cable car and scenic ride not to be missed. I’m sure you will have a great time there! About this Travel Photobook 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 …

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Setting the Stage with Wedding Acts : Romantic Wedding by the Cliff in Bali

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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[News] Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road End of Year Promotion from SGD$360!

Celebrate the end of the year exclusive package with premium amenities from Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road to experience the property’s unique blend of heritage and modernity. Indulge in a refreshing stay in the One Bedroom Premium Suites and be guaranteed a beautiful unblocked view of the Singapore Flyer and Harbour.

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[News] Earn at least two free nights with IHG “Into The Nights” Promotion

Earn at least two free nights, 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces its “Into the Nights” promotion offering IHG® Rewards Club members their choice of IHG Rewards Club bonus points, bonus airline miles or free nights at any IHG® world including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort® Hotels, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels, Candlewood Suites® Hotels and EVEN Hotels.

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[News] Faber Peak Singapore Celebrates with Singapore

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.

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