Destinations

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Chill Out at Bali’s Most Glamorous After-Dark Destination

Chill Out at Bali’s Most Glamorous After-Dark Destination

For those of you celebrating a joyous occasion whether a birthday, an anniversary or just a night out to chill with friends, there can be no better place than the Rock Bar at Ayana Resort & Spa. Built in 2009 and situated on natural rocks fourteen meters above the Jimbaran Bay, it is truly a breath-taking view and the ultimate way to usher in any form of...

Dining at the Verve at Marina Bay

Dining at the Verve at Marina Bay

The question of where to dine in Singapore can be a hard one. With over a 1000 restaurants and eateries that have sprung up over the years, it is simply impossible to have dined at every spot. But every now and then you stumble upon a special place that oozes in rich culture, hospitality and tantalizing bites. Located just across the waters of the Marina Bay is a...

Trekking the Sensory Trail at Pulau Ubin

Trekking the Sensory Trail at Pulau Ubin

A complete contrast to the main island of Singapore, Pulau Ubin (Ubin Island) brings a rustic 1960s feel to a group of islands that were once a cluster of five, separated by tidal rivers. With the building of bunds for prawn farming, all five islands have thus united into a 1020 hectare getaway for those seeking a day trip of adventure. Located just off the north...

The Sacred Beach of Masceti

The Sacred Beach of Masceti

One of the least known temples of Bali, Pura Masceti guards the island from evil sea spirits, an important role usually taken on as one of the nine directional temples. Directional temples are known as kahyangan jagat and play an important function in the Hindu religion of the Balinese. The main entrance of the temple faces a wide stretch of pristine beach, free of...

Where to Eat in Singapore – Part II

Where to Eat in Singapore – Part II

Its been 3 months since the foodie frenzy of  Where to Eat in Singapore – Part I  and its time for an update. Here are more tasty dishes and great spots to savour the flavours of Singapore! One of the most interesting places to have a meal at is at the Chinatown Complex situated at 335 Smith Street. Its a two storey hawker centre renowned for local favourites...

Postcard: Twilight Over Jimbaran Beach

Postcard: Twilight Over Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran Beach located just south of Kuta is a great place to take a slow romantic stroll with that special someone! The sunset is also one of its best attractions apart from the many seafood restaurants along the beach to choose from. Pedlars offering roasted corncob, a favourite snack among locals is found in many spots along Jimbaran Beach.

Lanterns, Mooncakes & Legends

Lanterns, Mooncakes & Legends

Annually celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is filled with ancients legends, Chinese customs, colourful lanterns and delicious round cakes made from lotus seed, red bean or walnuts and pumpkin seeds. While Singapore is known for its extravagant display of lanterns throughout the city, this unique...

The Purifying Waters of Thirtha Empul

The Purifying Waters of Thirtha Empul

With sacred springs and pools of purification, Tirtha Empul’s water is said to be holy and possess magical healing elements. Founded in the 10th century and constructed on a site of a large natural spring, the temple was built by the Warmadewa Dynasty in 926A.D. The Balinese people believe it to be a creation of Lord Indra, the God of rainfall, while its streams and...

36 Hours in Sydney

36 Hours in Sydney

36 Hours in a city can seem like a short trip, but if you spend the whole day exploring without too many tea breaks in between, what you can see and do in Sydney gets very interesting. With its sparkling harbour waters, cosmopolitan cafe culture and interesting history, discover Sydney by foot for a walkabout of your very own. Sydney is built around a beautiful...

The Joy of Kite Flying

The Joy of Kite Flying

The NTUC Income Kite Festival 2011 in Singapore presented by act3 International was held at The Promotory at Marina Bay, a weekend event themed with fun. It featured traditional and professional kite flyers while also providing room for everyday folk to come out and experience what it is like to fly a kite of your own. The obvious flavour of the festival were Angry...