Travel & Staycation Reviews 114 results
  • Ultimate How-To Guide on Booking an Airbnb Apartment Online

    Last Updated: November 16, 2016
    Welcome-Home In case you haven't heard, booking an overseas' strangers' apartments to live in during a holiday through Airbnb is kind of the norm now. And this isn't necessarily a bad thing; Airbnb home listings dot the global map - over 190+ countries, enabling globetrotters to secure a temporary residence in a local hosts' lodging place for very affordable rates and alternative styled living rather than the usual hotel. ...
  • 8 Reasons To Visit Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia For Your Next Vacation

    Last Updated: June 20, 2015

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    Pangkor Laut island, not to be confused with neighboring Pangkor island, is a privately-owned 300 acre island about 4.8 km off the west coast of Perak, Malaysia. Housing a resort of 140 villas and 8 estates, Pangkor Laut Resort offers guests accommodation by the breezy sea, or immersed in a tropical eden. Its isolated island setting and wooden architecture provided an amazing getaway for myself during my brief stay here, and I'm going to share my 8 compelling reasons why you should visit Pangkor Laut in Malaysia for your next vacation. ...
  • Experiencing the Pahiyas Harvest Festival in Philippines: A Nationwide Celebration

    Last Updated: June 18, 2015
    pahiyas festival philippines -6173 The Pahiyas harvest festival is one of Philippines' largest and most colorful harvest festivals held every 15 May, attracting locals from around the country to partake in the vibrant celebrations. ...
  • One Day Melbourne Food Guide: For The Time-Pressed Tourist

    Last Updated: June 18, 2015
    one-day-melbourne-food-guide In Melbourne, Australia, the problem with food is that the choices are simply too many. Every corner may hold a new gem, every other street a new find. Save the guilt for when you are home, because this 1 day guide will teach you how to squeeze the most out of a good eating day, especially useful for tourists on a tight schedule. We bring 5 food stops you can visit all within one day, and instructions on how to get there so you can plan your route. We recommend following the order as presented but you can refer to the map at the end to decide which you want to visit first too! ...
  • From Sea to City: Best of Gold Coast Vacation Homes on Show

    Last Updated: January 12, 2017
    Gold Coast is a coastal city in Southeastern Queensland of Australia, and once heavily marketed in Singapore more than a decade ago. These days you rarely see images of the happy screaming faces from ...
  • Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway: Singapore Hotel Review

    Last Updated: May 21, 2015
    hotel jen orchard gateway-4494 The new Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is one of the most vibrant and convenient hotels to stay in Singapore. Again personifying the character 'Jen' just like its counterpart hotel at Tanglin, hotel Jen yearns to convey passion for travel and life through her wonderful hotel. ...
  • Scoot’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Gold Coast Flight Review

    Last Updated: May 22, 2015

    "Long Hauls made convenient"

    scoot 787 singapore-4985 Scoot first signed orders to acquire 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in October 2012, fitting its 787 fleet with double Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. I was lucky enough to join a media crew on Scoot's inaugural flight to Gold Coast, Australia and thus can share my personal experience on the huge 787 Dreamliner plane. Scoot is currently the only low cost carrier that provides a direct flight to Gold Coast Australia, with a flight time that takes around 8+ hours. I imagined such a long time on a budget plane's cramped seat would be a torturous event, but thankfully I was surprisingly mistaken. ...
  • 10 Amazing Bali Villas With Private Pools Starting From SGD $79

    Last Updated: December 26, 2016
    Probably the most famous island in Indonesia, Bali boasts captivating beaches and a diversity of both traditional and modern culture. It is also known to us Singaporeans as one of the more affordable ...
  • 11 Best Nearby Beach Weekend Getaways From Singapore

    Last Updated: December 26, 2016
    Looking for a beach getaway? Overwhelmed and exceedingly stressed by the number of tasks listed on your to-do checklist? Well, this might be your cue for a weekend getaway to some of Asia's most ...
  • Park Regis Hotel: Singapore Staycation Review

    Last Updated: May 8, 2015

    "Staycation in Clark Quay"

    park regis hotel singapore review Just a step away from Singapore's most iconic, bustling nightlife spot, Park Regis Hotel proves to be just the excellent spot for both tourists, businessmen and even Singaporeans alike. With 202 spacious rooms of their own, you can definitely find a respite but yet still stay in a part of the action in our busy town, the perfect go-to location for a night in Singapore. ...
  • Tourists in Maldives: Food, Fun and Sun with Canon PowerShot

    Last Updated: May 4, 2015

    "The Blue that Stretches Forever"

    maldives sheraton beach-0407 The fabled honeymoon spot that every wed couple seems to dream of going, I found myself flown to Maldives courtesy of Canon Singapore, to do a review on one of their cameras recommended for travel snappers like myself. All the pictures you see in this article were taken with the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS, which in a way simplifies convenience rather than shooting with my usual Canon 6D DSLR. The compact size of the PowerShot SX530 HS makes travelling a lot easier with its versatile and convenient point-and-shoot feature. ...
  • 20 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Koh Samui

    Last Updated: March 13, 2016
    Koh Samui, or sometimes spelt Ko Samui, is an island in the gulf of Thailand, and is well-known for its beautiful beaches. Its an island to have a very relaxed holiday that is tranquil and ...
  • Cheap Last Minute Singapore Hotel Deals with HotelQuickly

    Last Updated: October 12, 2015
    cheap hotels singapore hotelquickly Looking for cheap hotels in Singapore? You can do just that with the HotelQuickly app, but there's a catch - it's only for last minute hotel bookings. However, bookings can be on average 28% cheaper, and there is a potential to be even cheaper if you have friends redeem your promo code. I'll explain more on that later, but first, how does the app work? ...
  • Renaissance Koh Samui: Thailand Resort Hotel Review

    Last Updated: April 16, 2015

    "A Dream Castaway"

    renaissance koh samui skyscanner-1679 Renaissance Koh Samui Resort + Spa is an excellent romantic getaway, perched on a hill that slopes towards an endless sapphire blue sea. Tranquil yet packed with all modern facilities for the comfort of guests, I was fortunate enough to experience this amazing resort in Koh Samui courtesy of our travel partners Skyscanner, Bangkok Airways and of course, Marriott Hotel Group. ...
  • InterContinental Singapore Hotel: Luxury Hotel Keeping Heritage Alive

    Last Updated: November 9, 2016
    InterContinental Singapore is located right beside Bugis Junction shopping mall, and provides an accessible, convenient luxury hotel stay for guests. Near to the city, MRT, supermarket, cinema, ...
  • Flying to Indonesia Bali with KLM & Airbnb: Instant Getaway 2014

    Last Updated: April 16, 2015

    "Instant Getaway to Bali"

    bali-banner As part of the KLM x Airbnb Instant Getaway 2014 held in December, 10 lucky groups of 4 won a free 4D3N flight and stay in Indonesia Bali. The air flight was sponsored by Royal Dutch airline KLM, while a beautiful villa was provided by Airbnb for the winners. ...
  • Hilton Tokyo: Launch of TSUNOHAZU Dining Floor

    Last Updated: January 21, 2015

    "Seamless Dining Integration"

    hilton tokyo japan-09286024 Hilton Tokyo is located in Tokyo's vibrant Shinjuku city center, just minutes from the heart of the business and entertainerment areas. The unique S-curved hotel has 811 spacious guest rooms comfortably decorated in warm tones with Japanese lacquer and wood details. In Octorber 2014, after a grand revamp of the 2nd floor, Hilton Tokyo presents TSUNOHAZU - a new dining high seamlessly integrated into a single space featuring a Japanese restaurant, Western grill, Chinese restaurant as well as a bar/lounge and pastry shop. ...
  • Hotel Re! @ Pearl’s Hill : Singapore Boutique Hotel Review

    Last Updated: January 25, 2015

    "Yesterday Once More"

    hotel re! singapore boutique hotel A new crop of unforgettable boutique hotels have mushroomed in recent years, looking to lure staycation goers and jetsetters alike and even drawing the locals in. These hotels go the extra mile to set themselves apart by brandishing their unique personality and aesthetic. From lobby hangouts to in-house restaurants and personalized amenities. ...
  • 14 Hotel Staycation Ideas in Singapore So Good, You Won’t Want To Leave the Country

    Last Updated: October 27, 2016
    Imagine weekends away at some sandy beach resort, shopping in Hong Kong, pigging out in the late night markets of Taipei, or savouring the Bangkok party scene? Sounds good eh, until you see the ...
  • Naumi Liora: Singapore Boutique Hotel Staycation Review

    Last Updated: April 22, 2015

    "Heritage staycation at Keong Saik"

    naumi liora hotel boutique hotel singapore keong saik Opening its 2nd boutique hotel at Keong Saik road near Chinatown, The Hind Group uses the street's heritage and nostalgia as its inspiration behind this bright orange shophouse turned hotel. I had the good pleasure of bunking in this 79-room work of art for a night, soaking up the atmosphere personally. ...
  • Hotel Jen (Tanglin): Singapore Staycation Review

    Last Updated: January 27, 2015

    "For Business and Leisure"

    hotel jen tanglin singapore What many of us have known as Trader's Holel at Cuscaden road has since in September 2014 been rebranded as Hotel Jen, marking a new 'Jeneration' of hotel chains managed by the Shangri-La group. It was about time the old retro image be torn off for a new era of millenia-minded travelers. I was recently able to get a sneak staycation preview of what Hotel Jen is all about. Hotel Jen is based upon an imagined persona, 'Jen', who is a professional hotelier passionate about life, adventure and travel. Conversely, the theme and values of the hotel aim to deliver this same passion. ...
  • KLM Instant Getaway to Bali with Airbnb: 40 Pax Get To Fly Off on 6 Dec 2014

    Last Updated: February 20, 2016

    "Fly to Bali on 6 Dec with 3 friends INSTANTLY"

    airbnb bali promotion You've probably been seeing me post teasers about this upcoming KLM X Airbnb instant getaway on social media, and finally here's the full details of this contest! ...
  • Village Hotel Katong: Singapore Staycation Review

    Last Updated: April 22, 2015

     "A Simple Family Staycation getaway"

    village hotel-11015025 There are not many hotels located in the east of Singapore, with most being found in the central region - Village Hotel Katong is the exception. Village Hotel Katong serves as the flagship Village hotel brand and reflects a Peranakan influence that is also distinct in the Joo Chiat and Katong area where the hotel is located. ...
  • 8 Hotel Room Superstitions To Practise For an Undisturbed Night’s Sleep

    Last Updated: January 28, 2016
    Your year-end holiday plans have been firmed up. You have chosen an inconspicuous hotel in downtown Bangkok. but a couple of clicks on Tripadvisor show how tired and poorly maintained the rooms ...