Saturday, November 30, 2013

Maldives deal from Singapore 2014

Maldives is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world that is known for its beautiful beaches. Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem-like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna, continue to fascinate visitors, as they have fascinated others in the past for thousands of years. The scenic beauty of the islands is sure to take your heart away. If you want to enjoy a peaceful holiday, you should come to this heavenly place. The warm water, the sandy beaches, the palm trees, the blue lagoon and finally the serene ambiance are just otherworldly.

Maldives is a popular luxurious deal destination for many Singapore based coupon sites. For those who would like to experience luxury of Maldives holiday with a deep discount, these offers are great opportunities. Other than Singapore Airlines, now budget airline Tigerair also offers cheap flights to Maldives from Singapore which will translate into even cheaper Maldives deals this year.

Below are the Maldives deals in 2014.

Maldives: 4D3N Stay at 5-Star Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & SpaMaldives is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world that is known for its beautiful beaches. Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem-like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna, continue to fascinate visitors, as it has fascinated others in the past for thousands of years. The scenic beauty of the islands is sure to take your heart away. If you want to enjoy a peaceful holiday, you should come to this heavenly place. The warm water, the sandy beaches, the palm trees, the blue lagoon and finally the serene ambiance are just otherworldly.

Only $699 per person instead of $1,345 (48% OFF).

Maldives Deal : 4D3N Stay at 5-Star Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Maldives Deal : 4D3N Stay at 5-Star Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Maldives : 4D3N Bandos Island Resort and Spa Deal - If you are looking for a relaxing yet enhancing travel experience, you may go for Bandos Island Resort Maldives. You are free to roam around the private island or relax yourselves in the resort’s comfortable compound. Wide range of water sports activities available for the guest such as snorkeling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, water skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding and diving, just to name a few. For diving lover, you will be surprised by their extraordinary dive sites available around the island. Last but not least, dining in their restaurant serving the Maldivian game fish, innumerable seafood delicacies, international cuisine and a selection of beverages.

2 Price Options Available (Min 2 Pax):
Maldives : 4D3N Bandos Island Resort & Spa Deal 41% OFF
Maldives : 4D3N Bandos Island Resort & Spa Deal 41% OFF
4D3N Getaway at 5-Star Kurumba Maldives Resort - This super Maldives deal from Singapore comes with 3-night stay at 5-Star Kurumda Maldives Resort (Superior Room), daily breakfast, 2-way flight on Tiger Air from Singapore to Maldives, 2-way airport transfer (SIC) and Honeymoon offer. All this comes with 41% discount.

For travel period between 1 May 2014 and  24 July 2014, do not miss this great deal.

4D3N Free & Easy Getaway at 5-Star Kurumba Maldives Resort
4D3N Stay at 5-Star Kurumba Maldives Resort

Singapore Public Holidays 2014

2014 is a month away and it is time to slowly plan for the Singapore public holidays 2014ç In 2014, there are plenty of long weekends to plan a nice getaway holiday from Singapore. It is important to book for them early though because many people plan to take advantage of long holidays and travel out to somewhere.

There are four 4-days-long weekend holiday opportunities which can be created with only 4 days of leave. There are also some 3 days long weekends. You can see them in the calendar below.

Below are the 2014 Singapore Public Holidays:
- New Years Day - 1 January 2014 Wednesday

- Chinese New Year 2014 - 31 January - 1 February 2014 - Friday and Saturday: This will be the first long weekend of 2014 with 3 days of official holiday.

- Good Friday - 18 April 2014 - Friday - Second long weekend will be in April thanks to Good Friday
public holiday.

- Labour Day - 1 May 2014 Thursday : Labour Day 2014 holiday can be turned into a 4 days long weekend with 1 day leave on 2 May 2014 Friday.

- Vesak Day - 13 May 2014 Tuesday : Another 4 day long weekend holiday opportunity is Vesak Day 2014 if you take a leave on 12 May 2014 Monday.

Singapore Public Holidays 2014
Singapore Public Holidays 2014 - Source : Straits Times
- Hari Raya Puasa - 28 July 2014 Monday - In July 2014, Hari Raya Puasa will create a 3 days long weekend holiday.

- Hari Raya Haji - 5 October 2014 Sunday - In October Hari Raya Haji will create another 3 days long weekend holiday (following Monday will be a public holiday).

Deepavali - 23 October 2014 Thursday -  3rd 4 days long weekend opportunity is with Deepavali 2014 if you take a leave on 24 October 2014.

Christmas Day - 25 December 2014 Thursday - Last 4 day weekend opportunity is with Christmas Day 2014 if you can take a leave on Friday.

Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa Siem Reap

The Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap, the very first hotel of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas in Cambodia, pays tribute to Khmer tradition and culture throughout every touch point. The resort is shaped to resemble Angkor Wat and at ground level it is reminiscent of a grand Khmer villa with a courtyard pool inspired by an ancient royal bathing pool. Each stone pillar at the resort has meticulously carved fans which represent a royal welcome and the Khmer wooden carvings throughout the resort showcase the country’s rich history.

The collection of 39 guest rooms and suites of between 48 and 140 square metres are designed in contemporary Cambodian style, with handcrafted teak wood furniture, rich textiles and a unique local artwork. All include a private balcony overlooking the central courtyard pool, as well as a lounge space and a luxury bathroom with a separate bathtub and rain shower.

Royal Deluxe Rooms invite guests to relive the lifestyle of a traditional Khmer home with an outdoor shower and traditional bathing jar. Prestigious Sothea Suites on the ground floor feature a private garden and those on the second level a large balcony, and all of these suites offer a private library which can convert into a lounge, dining room or meeting space, as well as a bathroom area with his and hers closets, twin vanity units, a rain shower and water closet, and also an en-suite spa room with two treatment beds and a whirlpool Jacuzzi bath.

In between cultural exploration, quiet time can be spent relaxing on loungers or swimming in the regally inspired salt water pool. Extending the feeling of royal treatment, Anantara Spa offers indulgent pampering in a tranquil sanctuary that features three spa suites with an outdoor Jacuzzi and rain shower, two Khmer massage rooms and a foot massage room for four people. Signature rituals include traditional Khmer massage performed by expert therapists, accompanied by an extensive  treatment menu of rejuvenating scrubs and wraps, personally prescribed facials and healing massages, as well as carefully crafted packages and yoga in a rooftop garden.

Guests setting out early for an excursion can enjoy a sunrise breakfast at The Gallery and for lunch it offers international cuisine, as well as the unique flavours of authentic Khmer dishes which are influenced by cuisines from across the Indochina region. A poolside menu is also available. Sophisticated evenings take place at The Sothea Restaurant, where inside the restaurant brass chandeliers recreated by master craftsmen depict the “chats” - or umbrellas in Khmer Buddhism - which are believed to offer divine protection to royalty. Dining is equally meaningful, with international and Khmer dishes inspired by the day’s fresh market produce, and savoured with dance and music performances. For tailor made occasions, Dining by Design journeys include a private chef and butler, a choice of connoisseur menus, and a courtyard setting amongst fragrant frangipani trees and cascading water.

Interactive elements add to the gastronomic appeals. Khmer cooking classes at Anantara’s Spice Spoons Cooking School begin with a local market visit, after which students return to the resort to hear about Khmer cuisine’s fascinating history and unique techniques, before learning to cook their selected dishes, enjoying a chef hosted meal, and leaving with a shopping bag full of culinary accessories. Combining Anantara’s gourmet cuisine with a true destination experience, guests can travel by tuk-tuk to Angkor Thom and picnic in historic grounds. While culture lovers can benefit from the insider knowledge of Anantara’s Streetwise Guru during a private local market tour.

Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa Siem Reap
Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa
A stay at Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa is not complete without discovering the intriguing local highlights and world famous ancient wonders. Just a five minute stroll from the resort, Anantara guests can visit the museum and 11 distinctive villages of the Cambodian Cultural Village to find out about the traditional customs of the nation’s diverse ethnic minorities. Half and full day guided bicycle tours provide up close and riveting personal encounters of Siem Reap’s bustling markets, charming French Quarter, riverside attractions and arts centre, as well as the illustrious Angkor Wat - the best preserved of all the temples in the the UNESCO listed Angkor Archaeological Park – the world’s largest religious monument.

Conveniently situated within a five minute drive from Siem Reap International Airport, Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa can also be reached by land from Thailand, Laos or Vietnam as well as via the Mekong River.

Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay - Batam Island

Being only 45 minutes ferry ride away, Batam Island is one of the most popular getaway destionation from Singapore. Thanks to its proximity, cheap food and shopping options as well as recently increased hotel quality, it offers a relaxed holiday destination for Singaporeans without going into the hussle and bustle of flying off the island.

Popularity of the island also brought good hotels. If you need Batam hotel recommendation to stay in Batam, you will be pleased to know that there are plenty of good hotel and resorts options. One of them is 4-star international Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay centrally located within walking distance to Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal. The 179 room hotel features Deluxe, Deluxe Pool View, Grand Deluxe, Suite, and Presidential Suite rooms with LCD cable television with satellite channels, IDD telephone, high-speed Internet access, in-room safety deposit box, individually controlled air-conditioning, mini-bar, coffee and tea-making facilities, bathtub or shower.

Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay is an new hotel. It has just opened its doors in June 2013.

Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay has 2 restaurants: a Chinese Restaurant serving authentic Chinese cuisine and Swiss-Cafe offers internations, Asian and Indonesian dishes with a variety of snacks, cocktails and mocktails are available through-out the day at The Lounge and Bar.

Harbour Bay Shopping Mall and Ferry Terminal to Singapore, situated adjacent to the hotel, provides a shopping mall and nightlife entertainment such as bars, pubs, music lounge, KTV and seafood dining restaurant.

Nagoya, located 5 minutes drive from the hotel, provides many entertainment and shopping facilities with a wide range of goods that are also available in many other shopping malls around the city.

Waterfront, located at The Waterfront City on the western side of the island,  fea-tures several attractions and activities, such as water and sports activities, including a Cable Ski Park, fishing pond, go-kart race track, football field, as well as a children's ten 10 pin bowling. There are also several restaurants and bars in the area.

Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay - Batam Island

Paul Walker death is not a hoax :(

The rumours about the death of Fast And Furious ( 玩命關頭) actor Paul Walker (保羅沃克) has been circulating in the internet for the last few hours. Unfortunately, an hour ago his official Facebook page has confirmed that the 40 years old actor has died in a car crash today:

It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences.

Paul Walker was reportedly in the passanger seat of a red Porsche Carrera GT when the driver has lost control and slammed the car into a tree. Both were killed in the accident:

On November 30, 2013 at roughly 3:30 pm, Paul Walker and a companion were driving in Santa Clarita, California when his porsche swung out of control and crashed into a tree. The car immediately exploded and burst into flames, killing both Walker, who was the passenger, and the driver.

In twitter, a photo, claimed to be of the crashed car was released with the description : "
Very dramatic photo from scene of crash in which actor @RealPaulWalker died". According to his friends, the car belonged to Paul Walker but he was in the passanger seat. Paul was attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide:

"Sources close to Paul tell us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and had been taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche Carrera GT.

scene of crash in which actor @RealPaulWalker died in a red Porsche Carrera GT 
TMS has also released a photo of the accident scene:

Paul Walker accident scene
Paul Walker accident scene - Photo : TMZ

Laguna Phuket Resort Destination

With seven deluxe hotels and luxury villas, Laguna Phuket is a holiday paradise spanning 1,000 acres of tropical parkland along an eight kilometre stretch of pristine beach at Bang Tao Bay on Phuket's West coast, in Thailand. Offering facilities and activities include spas, restaurants, bars, boutique shopping, private charter and join-in luxury tours, daily activities at most Laguna Phuket hotels, canoeing, sailing, resort golf, and (of course) the pristine beaches and azure waters of the Andaman Sea, everywhere within the resort is easily accessed within minutes by complimentary shuttle boats and buses.

This Phuket resort destination was once an abandoned tin mine. Laguna Resorts and Hotels bought the area in 1984 which resembled the surface of the moon at that time (in 1977 a United Nations Development Plan team surveying Phuket's tourism prospects, wrote off Bangtao Bay saying it was “too environmentally damaged to have any development potential.”).

But the area is developed from a wasteland to one of the finest resort destination in Thailand.

Laguna Phuket is located just 20 minutes drive from the Phuket International Airport with daily direct flights from several international carriers or an 80 minute domestic flight from Bangkok.

Laguna Phuket aerial view
Laguna Phuket aerial view
Hotels in Laguna Phuket

Banyan Tree Phuket
Bordered by the golden sands and gentle waves of the Andaman Sea, Banyan Tree Phuket is an oasis of peace and tranquility. A tropical paradise of extraordinary natural beauty, it has earned the honour of being voted the "World's Best Spa Resort" by readers of Conde Nast Traveller, the "Best Resort Hotel in Asia" by The Asian Wall Street Journal and CNBC Asia.

Angsana Laguna Phuket
With 404 luxuriously appointed rooms, lofts, suites and private residences Angsana Laguna Phuket is the flagship of Angsana Hotels & Resorts. Close to the beach and offering many luxury facilities, Angsana Laguna Phuket is a perfect getaway hotel.

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is a five-star hotel nestled amidst acres of tropical gardens and caressed by the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. Nature at its best, combined with the Dusit Thani hotel's exulted Thai service and hospitality, add up to a unique holiday experience.

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, nestled between a tropical lagoon and the sparkling Andaman Sea, features the finest in accommodation, facilities, dining, relaxation and a stunning array of sports and leisure facilities including an extensive Water Park incorporating waterfalls, a water slide, Jacuzzi, swimming pools and a scuba pool.

Banyan Tree Phuket Villa
Banyan Tree Phuket Villa
Best Western Allamanda Laguna Phuket
Discover a world of relaxing vacation living at Best Western Allamanda Laguna Phuket with beautifully appointed spacious suites. This exceptional suite hotel provides the cosiness of home and the fun of a resort - giving you the best of both worlds for that well-deserved getaway or family holiday.

Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort
Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort is centrally located amid the tropical surrounds of Laguna Phuket. 79 spacious suites are offered in three room types ranging from 65-113 square metres. All suites feature separate living and dining area, convenient kitchens and luxurious furnishings. Resort amenities include a free-form swimming pool with waterslide, restaurant, kid's club, game room, and Internet access in every suite plus free wireless connection in the lobby area.

For a detailed guide on accomodation locations in Phuket, you can visit our Where to Stay in Phuket? post.

Fullerton Hotel Singapore Christmas 2013

Embrace the season of love, joy and good tidings this Christmas 2013 in the splendour of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Befitting of its rich heritage, The Fullerton Hotel presents an enticing array of classic Christmas treats, gifts and feasts. From traditional roast turkey takeaways, delectable yuletide log cakes, to elegant dinners as well as extensive buffets prepared by its award-winning chefs, luxury surrounds every aspect of the neo-classical hotel. Replete with lush festive decorations, you can also linger on to soak in the joyous atmosphere of the hotel as melodious music by choral bands and handbell ringers fill the air in its soaring atrium.

Sounds of Joy at The Fullerton Hotel 
Enjoy wonderful festive tunes presented by the talented handbell ringers from Ministry of Bellz in the lead up to Christmas on 1, 8’ 15 and 22 December from 3.30pm to 4.00pm at the hotel lobby. The renowned “Hwa Chong Voices” choir will also spread the joy of the season with their amazing festive tunes at 5.00pm and 8.30pm on 24 December, and 1.30pm and 3.30pm on 25 December.

Festive Feasts at Town Restaurant 
From 1 to 29 December, gather your loved ones on Sundays and enjoy a splendid afternoon of sumptuous brunch favourites at Town Restaurant’s renowned Sunday Champagne Brunch. Pamper yourself with a smorgasbord of both Asian and Western delicacies ranging from classic breakfast favourites, tasteful pastas, quality roasts, fresh crustaceans, eggs and foie gras served a la minute, a divine cheese selection and an extensive range of desserts, all generously prepared to ring in the festive atmosphere.

Enjoy the accompaniment of joyful live music whilst you dine on special luxurious highlights including Traditional Parmesan Christmas Tortellini with Capon Broth, Champagne Laced Risotto served in a Parmesan Wheel with shaved Black Truffle and a selection of French cellar affined, New World and Italian Cheeses. For seafood lovers, fresh crustaceans such as Boston Lobsters, Juicy Live Prawns, Snow Crabs and Freshly Shucked Oysters and Japanese Sashimi will satiate your every craving.

While the grownups make merry at the restaurant, children can participate in fun-filled activities in a dedicated room including face-painting, colouring activities and balloon-sculpting, or simply watch the screening of captivating cartoons. 

The festive Sunday Champagne Brunch at Town Restaurant is available from 12pm to 3.30pm at S$168* per person inclusive of unlimited Champagne, or S$128* per person with unlimited juices and soda, and S$64* for children between 6 and 11 years old.

On Christmas Eve, pique your appetite with an extravagant Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Town Restaurant. Priced at $198* per adult on 24 December, countdown to Christmas and toast to your loved ones with the free flow of Champagne. On Christmas Day, continue the feasting with a repertoire of 100 culinary highlights at the Christmas Day Champagne Brunch priced at $298* per adult or plan a gathering in the evening at Town Restaurant where you can gaze at the sights along the charming Singapore River. Indulgent festive dinner treats at our special Christmas Day Champagne Buffet Dinner include a 36-hour Slow-cooked Wagyu Leg with Yorkshire Pudding and Wild Mushroom Sauce, Honey Glazed Champagne Ham with Pineapple, as well as the classic Roasted Turkey. It is available at S$158* per person, with unlimited Champagne. 

A special “bouncy castle” will also be set up to keep the kids occupied during the Christmas Champagne Brunch on 25 December from 12.30pm till 4.00pm.

Fullerton Hotel Singapore Christmas 2013
Christmas Dining with a View at The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
From 27 November to 30 December, take your celebrations to a literal high, and enjoy an intimate 4-course dinner at The Lighthouse which is perched atop The Fullerton Hotel against the resplendent backdrop of Marina Bay. Priced at $138* per person, let Executive Chef Sandro Falbo indulge you with delectable Southern Italian highlights such as Boston Lobster and Giant Octopus with Sweet Tropea Onion and Crispy Pancetta, Handmade Ravioli filled with Zampone and served on Braised Castellucio Lentils, Roasted Black Cod and Sicilian Red Prawns with Celery Puree, Saffron Potatoes and Amalfi Citrus Emulsion, and Panettone served with Bronte Pistachio Ice Cream and Sabayon Sauce to wrap up the meal. 

On 24 and 25 December (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), take your dining experience up a notch with an exquisite 5-course dinner. Priced at $198* per person inclusive of a glass of Champagne and panettone, relish beautiful creations such as Alaskan Crab Soup served with Garlic and Paprika Crouton Bread, and Pancetta-wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Porcini, Chanterelle, Shaved Truffle and Amarone Wine Sauce. 

Year-End Celebrations at Posts Bar
Gather friends and colleagues for a year-end celebratory lunch at Post Bar from 27 November to 30 December. Available from Monday to Friday at 12.00pm, Post Bar’s three-course festive lunch set is priced at $42* per person and includes savoury specialties such as Caramelised Walnut Apples and Endive Salad with Manuka Honey and Mustard Vinaigrette, Traditional Turkey carved to order with Classic Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts, Glazed Chestnuts, Roasted Butternut and Giblet Gravy, as well as a Warm Apple Strudel 
with Vanilla Ice Cream. 

Sensational Sweet Treats at The Courtyard 
In the lead up to the festive period, be charmed by chocolate at The Courtyard with a decadent presentation of exquisite Christmas-themed chocolate creations at the Chocolate Buffet. Indulge in a gourmet selection of pastries, tarts and cakes including the Manjari Chocolate Yule Log and Marshmallow Chocolate Yule Log, all of which are creatively fused with chocolate. Top your sensational experience off with a bespoke cup of premium hot chocolate prepared a la minute for guests who can choose from a selection of eight different percentages of cocoa densities. With Christmas in tow, the selection of treats will also include Christmas Puddings and cookies. Priced at $48* per adult and $24* per child, the Festive Chocolate Buffet is available every Friday and Saturday evening from 8.00pm to 11.00pm, 27 November till 30 December. 

Oriental Taste of Christmas 
For those who prefer to usher in the festive season with exquisite Chinese cuisine, Master Chef Leong Chee Yeng at Jade restaurant presents delectable festive creations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The delightful six-course festive dinner, priced at $88* per person, will include mouthwatering items such as Sautéed Sliced Turkey with Assorted Mushroom and Snow Peas accompanied with Crispy Cheese Dumpling, Pan-fried Beef Tenderloin Fillet with Yam and Spiced Pumpkin Puree in Marmite Sauce accompanied with Wok-fried Glutinous Rice, as well as Simmered Egg Noodles with Boston Lobster. 
Christmas Takeaways 
In the spirit of giving and sharing, share the warmth of Christmas this festive season with friends and family over an intimate dinner at home with a fine selection of classic roasts such as succulent Roasted Butterball Turkey with traditional trimmings and stuffing, as well as Honey Glazed Champagne Ham. Complete your festive celebration with classic favourites such as Christmas Pudding and Stollen or indulge your loved ones with sweet pleasures such as the Manjari Chocolate Crunch Yule Log Cake and the Champagne Yule Log Cake. 

New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Ring in the New Year with an extravagant New Year’s Eve buffet dinner at Town Restaurant on 31 December. Priced at $398* per adult, relish a luxurious selection of gastronomic fare including Slow-roasted Butternut with Ricotta Cheese, Arugula and Shaved Pecorino Cheese, Foie Gras Terrine with Port Wine Aspic and Kumquat Chutney, Akaroa Salmon Confit, Pan-roasted Lobster Claw with Lemongrass and Thai Red Curry, Slow-roasted Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding and wild Mushroom Sauce, alongside an inviting selection of fresh seafood, whilst toasting to your loved ones with a free flow of Champagne.

Alternatively, choose to dine at Jade restaurant, which will be presenting two six-course dinner menus. Priced at $258* per person, enjoy free flowing Champagne paired with luscious Chinese highlights such as Braised Golden Bird Nest with Crab Meat in Superior Broth, Fried “Man Tou” stuffed with Chilli Crab Meat, as well as Sautéed Boston Lobster served with Wok-fried Glutinous Rice with Golden Egg. 
Herald the New Year in a contemporary and chic setting at Post Bar with the signature Fullerton Slings, or select from a range of Caipirinhas, Martinis and Champagne cocktails from the extensive menu. At the stroke of midnight, experience The Fullerton Hotel’s traditional grand finale and watch the lobby transform into a magnificent wonderland when 13,000 balloons drop from 100 feet above, in a befitting welcome of the New Year and in celebration of The Fullerton Hotel’s grand 13th anniversary. The New Year’s Eve Countdown Party starts from 6.30pm and is priced at $108 nett, which comes with two glasses of Champagne, wine, beer or housepour. Guests will also be able to view the glorious fireworks from the hotel’s East Garden. Diners at the hotel’s restaurants will enjoy complimentary access to the Countdown Party at Post Bar and the lobby. 
For festive dining reservations, please call (65) 6877 8989 or email

Friday, November 29, 2013

Traders Hotel Singapore staycation packages

Traders Hotel Singapore is a business hotel located on Cuscaden Road, in a district known as Orchard Spring, a commercial and residential area just a short walk from Orchard Road, Singapore’s prime shopping, business and entertainment hub. The hotel is surrounded by lush greenery and is connected to Tanglin Mall. Food and beverage options include an all-day dining restaurant, a local seafood restaurant by the pool, a bar and 24-hour in-room dining. For recreation, the hotel has a well-equipped health club and spa, and a 30-metre free-form outdoor swimming pool.

Serving business travelers in the busy weekdays, Traders Hotel Singapore offers weekend staycation packages for those living in Singapore to have a nice getaway from their usual Singapore routine without leaving Singapore. Weekend staycation options are available in hotel's Superior, Deluxe and Traders Club rooms:
  • Superior Weekend Staycation - Minibar Inclusion
  • Deluxe Weekend Staycation - Minibar Inclusion
  • Traders Club Weekend Staycation - Minibar Inclusion
So your weekend escape from Singapore does not necessarily be a real escape from Singapore. To enjoy this weekend staycation package, simply visit Traders Hotel Singapore Agoda page and select one of the above weekend staycation option from room types while checking rates.

Traders Hotel Singapore staycation packages
Traders Hotel Singapore's location in lush greenery near Orchard Road makes it an ideal
Singapore staycation hotel.

Traders Hotel Singapore

Traders Hotels of Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are designed to satisfy the needs of the fast growing mid-market travel segment by offering a wide range of facilities, and efficient, practical and friendly hospitality, at competitive rates. Traders Hotels are located in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Changzhou, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Male, Manila, Penang, Shenyang, Singapore, Yangon and Brisbane, with scheduled openings in Chennai, Doha and Iskandar.

Traders Hotel Singapore is a business hotel in an excellent prime location in Singapore and features friendly and efficient service for today’s smart traveller. The hotel is located on Cuscaden Road, in a district known as Orchard Spring, a commercial and residential area just a short walk from Orchard Road, Singapore’s prime shopping, business and entertainment hub. It is minutes away from the embassy district, medical facilities, major highways and the renowned Botanic Gardens, and 25 minutes from Changi International Airport.

Standing 18 levels high with 546 guestrooms and suites, the hotel is surrounded by lush greenery and is connected to Tanglin Mall. Food and beverage options include an all-day dining restaurant, a local seafood restaurant by the pool, a bar and 24-hour in-room dining. For recreation, the hotel has a well-equipped health club and spa, and a 30-metre free-form outdoor swimming pool.

Guestrooms and Suites 
Traders Hotel Singapore has 546 guestrooms and suites including three specially designed rooms for wheelchair access and 18 studio apartments.

The guestrooms, from Superior, Deluxe, Traders Club (executive floor) to Apartments and Suites, were upgraded in early 2004. The interior decor is modern in warm, earthy tones of cream and browns, lending a calm and cosy ambience. This contemporary Asian style is synonymous with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and projects the high quality in standard and its unique philosophy of “Shangri-La hospitality from caring people.

Each guestroom has a remote controlled LCD television (featuring local and foreign news, movies, entertainment and sports, as well as radio), international direct dial (IDD) telephone with voicemail and data 
port, minibar, coffee/tea maker, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, 24-hour in-room dining as well as same day laundry and valet service. More importantly, guests will enjoy complimentary in-room wired Internet and Wi-Fi access.

Traders Hotel Singapore
Traders Hotel Singapore
Dining and Entertainment
Restaurants and bars include Cafebiz located at the lobby level, serving an extensive choice of international and Asian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner; buffet or à la carte. Of cool simplicity, casual elegance and 
modern functionality, this interactive dining restaurant offers excellent food with a convivial ambience. Outdoor dining is available at Cafebiz Alfresco

Adjoining Cafebiz in the lobby is Cafebiz+. This cosy corner makes an ideal meeting point and serves gourmet coffees, aperitifs and wines. Guests can enjoy an express breakfast or afternoon tea. 
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen is the hotel’s alfresco poolside restaurant and bar offering local dishes from the wok. The restaurant takes its concept from the local coffee shop or kopitiam. For lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy delicious local stir-fried dishes and fresh seafood. The interior of the restaurant is air-conditioned, while 
alfresco dining is at the patio overlooking the pool. Specialities include Sri Lankan chilli crab, black or white pepper crab, black pepper kway teow, honey glazed ginger chicken, lobster beehoon and grilled pork ribs in sweet champagne sauce.

Rumpoles is simply a bar. It was voted one of the Top Nine Bars in Town by Citta Bella magazine (October 2004) and one of Asia’s Great Gathering Places by Newsweek International (November 1999) - the only bar in Singapore to win this accolade. Rumpoles bar, which is located on level two, was upgraded in October 2007 and features a contemporary interior with touches of traditional decorative features such as plush leather seats and wooden blinds. The menu offers a selection of beverages from cocktails to draught beer as well as hot mains and snacks. 

Wellness and Recreation 
The Health Club and Spa with a well-equipped 24-hour gymnasium awaits the fitness buff. Within the premises are separate sauna, steambath, whirlpool, lockers, showers and chill out lounges, for males and females. At the spa, the services include a wide range of spa treatments and massage, as well as a nail spa and a hair salon. This facility was refurbished in late 2010.

Complementing the recreation facilities of the hotel are a 30-metre outdoor swimming pool, children’s wading pool and a whirlpool, all set within the landscaped roof garden on level four. 

A jogging map with a 6.3 km jogging track is available, with directions from the hotel to the nearby Botanic Gardens. 

Other Services and Facilities 
Traders Hotel, Singapore is one of the first business hotels in Singapore to introduce laundromats on the 
guestroom floors for the convenience of its guests. Self-service washers and dryers are located on four levels. Studio Apartments on level 16, suitable for long-stays guests or families, have a same-floor laundromat and the added advantage of a kitchenette complete with microwave oven, cookware and a regular-sized fridge.

Traders Hotel, Singapore is one of the first business hotels in Singapore to introduce laundromats on the 
guestroom floors for the convenience of its guests. Self-service washers and dryers are located on four 
levels. Studio Apartments on level 16, suitable for long-stays guests or families, have a same-floor 
laundromat and the added advantage of a kitchenette complete with microwave oven, cookware and a regular-sized fridge.

Singapore Siloso Beach Countdown Party 2013/2014

In Singapore there are many ways to spend the New Year’s eve. It’s a time to celebrate and head to somewhere where you party till early morning or spend your time with your loved ones. If greeting the new year on a beach in a wild and wet party, then head to Siloso Beach Party, where you join 20,000 other like-minded people to welcome 2014.

Siloso Beach Party is Asia’s largest beach countdown party. It will be on December 31st 2013 and start at 6 PM. It will end next day (and year) 6 AM. This year there is an additional fun : you can splash colours on your friends and other party-goers, on top of the regular features of 5 distinct party zones, a giant foam pool and a sandy dance floor.

The Main Arena is for those who like to live it loud, and when that gets too much, you and your friends can head on over to COASTES for a more lo-fi and beach house tunes. Azzura Beach Club offers plush party sounds, or simply surf to the rhythm at Wave House Sentosa. If Latin Jazz is your cup of tea, Mambo beach bar is the place to be. And when you and your friends are feeling low on energy (it is a 12-hour party after all), you can recharge with a wide array of food and drinks.

Do not forget to watch the last sunset of the year before going to party hard. And if you have some energy left at the end, you can greet and watch the first sunrise of 2014 with the ones you love on the beach. And of course all the night the beach will be full of bikini babes and hunks.

There are several ticketing options for Siloso Beach Party. Ticket prices range from $45 to $95 (for VIP*). If you buy the tickets on site you will need to pay $65.

Siloso Beach Party 2013
Singapore Siloso Beach Countdown Party 2013/2014
The minimum age to enter the party is 18 so bring your photo ID with you. You are also advised to wear comfortably and if you do not want to go back with rainbow colored clothes, bring extra clothes.

(*) - VIP ticketholders are entitled to the following: (1) priority entry to Siloso Beach Party, (2) exclusive access to VIP tent, and (3)three complimentary beers. (till 31 Dec)

Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour Johor Malaysia

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts debuted its third Traders hotel in Malaysia with the opening of the 283-room Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia on 1 June 2013. The hotel’s four-storey towers and landscaped walkways are fronted by Puteri Harbour and complete the Little Red Cube that houses the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, alfresco restaurants on the promenade of a marina and retail outlets.

Stay next door to the first Sanrio Hello Kitty Town outside of Japan and The Little Big Club – home to such characters as Thomas and Friends, Barney and Bob the Builder. Just minutes from the hotel is LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort offering over 40 rides and attractions.

Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia is easily accessible from Singapore’s Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints and only 20 minutes from Senai International Airport and the shopping haven, Johor Premium Outlets. Within walking distance from the hotel is Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal that provides ferry connections to Harbour Front in Singapore and to Tanjung Balai, Karimun and Batam in Indonesia.

Holidaymakers can arrive geared for golf, a fishing adventure, water sport activities or a boat cruise. For an informative or cultural stay, visitors can tour Kota Iskandar, Johor state’s new administrative centre, to watch parliament debates at the State Legislative Assembly Hall, which is infused with distinctive Moorish-Andalusian elements in its architecture, and admire the surrounding waterscapes and lush gardens.

Other conveniences include free broadband and Wi-Fi Internet access for hotel guests, a rooftop infinity pool, a Health Club with a harbour-facing gymnasium, private massage rooms for singles and couples, an open Jacuzzi, a landscaped rooftop garden, a business centre and basement parking bays completing the quaint marina lifestyle offered at this waterfront hotel.

Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour Johor Malaysia 
Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia’s stylish guestrooms and suites range from 33 to 96 square metres in size, and each is outfitted with a spacious bathroom, 40-inch television, IDD dual direct line with voice mail, motorised day and night curtains, iron and ironing board, in-room safe deposit, a mini-bar, hairdryer, and coffee- and tea-making facilities, among other practical features. There are also two rooms with special features designed for persons with disabilities.

Guestroom categories and inventory: 
Deluxe Room 129 rooms
Deluxe Harbour View Room 90 rooms
Premier Room 14 rooms
Traders Club Room 18 rooms
Traders Club Harbour View Room 23 rooms
Executive Suite 8 suites
Specialty Suite 1 suite

A pampering stay on the Traders Club floor ensures the needs of savvy travellers are cared for and provides use of a private lounge with breakfast, refreshments and evening cocktails; personalised check-in and check-out; meeting areas and a Club concierge. Guests will also appreciate the complimentary suit pressing and shoe shine service, daily newspaper and fresh fruits. Shangri-La’s Golden Circle members can enjoy special privileges and earn reward points whilst staying at the hotel.

Meeting and Events
Weddings, annual dinners, birthday parties, meetings, trainings and product launches are just some of the events that can be held in the expansive Iskandar Ballroom. The function rooms, namely, Rawa, Pangkor, Tioman, Langkawi and Penang Rooms, cater accordingly to events requiring smaller venues. 

For reviews, latest and best prices, special offers you can check Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour HotelsCombined page.

Malaysia Airlines Promotion : Singapore Year-End Specials

Malaysia Airlines is ending 2013 with Singapore Year-End Specials promotion. If you book until 2 December 2013 for a travel period until 30 June 2014, you can enjoy cheaper flights from Singapore to many destinations on Malaysia Airlines.

Flights from Singapore to Adelaide 356 SGD one-way and 645 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Amsterdam 604 SGD one-way and 1036 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Auckland 483 SGD one-way and 801 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Bangalore 224 SGD one-way and 377 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Beijing 254 SGD one-way and 419 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Brisbane 369 SGD one-way and 665 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Chennai 254 SGD one-way and 418 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Colombo 254 SGD one-way and 425 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Darwin 241 SGD one-way and 460 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Delhi 275 SGD one-way and 465 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Dubai 266 SGD one-way and 443 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Frankfurt 604 SGD one-way and 1121 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Guangzhou 204 SGD one-way and 334 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Hanoi 164 SGD one-way and 260 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City 164 SGD one-way and 264 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Hong Kong 214 SGD one-way and 339 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Hyderabad 224 SGD one-way and 393 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Istanbul 604 SGD one-way and 1004 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Kathmandu 284 SGD one-way and 339 SGD return,
Flights from Singapore to Kochi 214 SGD one-way and 425 SGD return,
and many more ...

Visit Singapore Year-End Specials for more details ...

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Unveils New Full Harbour View Junior Suite

Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is one of the most central Sydney hotel right next to city's business and shopping centers. And now there is an new suite to enjoy the full view : the spectacular sight of the soaring white sails of the Sydney Opera House and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge will greet guests staying in the new Full Harbour View Junior Suites at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. In addition to spectacular harbour views, the suite comes with exclusive privileges including complimentary Executive Club access for guests and up to three friends.

A private haven for guests, the Executive Club on Level 32 of the Hotel overlooks Walsh Bay and offers deluxe full breakfast buffet with chef-attended egg station, all-day light refreshments, and an evening pre-dinner canapés and premium spirits open bar with an award-winning sommelier selection of wines. Other Executive Club privileges include complimentary garment pressing, high-speed internet access throughout the Hotel, dedicated concierge services, selection of daily newspapers and magazines, and savings on    Executive Club boardroom functions.
The Full Harbour View Junior Suite features an open-concept living area that includes a lounge area, oversized sleeping and relaxation spaces, and a generous executive business station. Guests staying in the Full Harbour View Junior Suite will also receive luxurious Appelles amenities made from certified organic Australian ingredients in the marble bathroom.

The Full Harbour View Junior Suite is available from AUD 595.00 a night.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Nokia Lumia 525 in Singapore

Nokia Lumia 525 has recently been revealed as Nokia has posted the details and photos of this budget Lumia handset. Lumia 525 will be in Singapore on December 14th, on the same day with its expensive cousine Lumia 1520, and it will be retailed at $200++.

Nokia is releasing 3 models catering to different budgets. Nokia Lumia 525 is the lowest spec and the cheapest of the three handsets. It obviously targets emerging markets. The highest specs and most expensive model is Lumia 1520 and in the middle is Lumia 1320. Lumia 1320 is expected to be sold in Singapore in mid January 2014 and its price is not released yet.

Nokia Lumia 525 Specifications
Display : 4-inch IPS LCD
Processor : Dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor
Memory : 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on board memory (supports expandable memory with MicroSD cards up to 64GB)
Camera : 5 mega-pixels
Battery : 1430 mAh
Dimensions : 119.9 mm x 64 mm x 9.9 mm
Weight : 124 grams

Nokia Lumia 525 in Singapore
Nokia Lumia 525 in Singapore on December 14th.

Nokia Lumia 1520 in Singapore

Nokia Lumia 1520 release date in Singapore is December 14 2013.  The smartphone, which sports 6-inch screen and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, will be priced at S$999 (US$797) without contract. Nokia is also launching the cheaper Lumia 525 on December 14, which will be priced at S$249.

Nokia Lumia 1520 is Nokia's and Microsoft's first phablet and comes with a 1080p HD display, a 20-megapixel camera, and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It runs on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system optimized for large-screen phablets.

Nokia Lumia 1520's other big screen cousin, Lumia 1320, will be in Singapore sometime in January 2014. It's price is not released yet but expected to be between Lumia 525 and Lumia 1520.

 In addition to Singapore, Malaysia and Australia are slated to get the Lumia 1520 in the coming weeks too.

Nokia Lumia 1520 in Singapore
Nokia Lumia 1520 in Singapore on December 14th.

York Hotel Singapore near Orchard Road

Singapore hotels are expensive and the most expensive ones (in USD 200 ++ range) are on or near Orchard Road and in Marina Bay Area. Still, there are some very nice mid-level hotels (USD 100 - USD 200) around Orchard Road if you are willing to walk a little.

York Hotel on 21 Mount Elizabeth is one such hotel shinning as one of the best mid-range hotel right next to Orchard Road. The prime location of the hotel allows you to walk to Orchard Road MRT Station in just 5 - 10 minutes. The usual non-peak season price for the York Hotel is around USD 150 which is hard to come by in such a prime Singapore location (these are online reservation prices not reception desk prices. For latest discounts, special offers and prices for the hotel check York Hotel Singapore Agoda Page).

York Hotel Singapore appeals to both business and leisure travelers. Orchard Road MRT Station is just a few stops away from Singapore's Central Business District and Orchard Road itself offers many dinning, night life and shopping options. Besides, bus services to many attractions like Singapore Night Safari, Resorts World Sentosa or Singapore Zoo passes through Orchard Road.

The hotel offers 407 rooms in York Suite, Deluxe Suites, Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms and Balinese-themed Cabanas. Facilities of the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi, fitness center, business center and hair salon.

And here is the experience: The location of York Hotel is its best feature. 5 minutes walk and you are on Orchard Road (near Paragon) and a little bit more you are at MRT Station. The service and the personnel are cold but still OK if you do not mind it. The hotel is clean and simple. The rooms are boring and like many aging central Singapore hotels the facilities and rooms show their age and needs an upgrade. Having said that the rooms (Superior Rooms in this case) are quite functional. The breakfast is very simple and the tea and coffee was not good. I would breakfast somewhere else but if you need Western breakfast than you do not have many options outside other than fast food chains.

York Hotel Singapore's main asset is its location near Orchard Road.
The rooms do not have free WI-FI and the WI-FI prices are super-expensive. If you will stay a few days and more, go and get 1GB 1 Week Smartphone card from an operator and use it as hotspot for your computer.

This is definitely not the best hotel option in that price range in Singapore if you really want to stay in a central location like Orchard Road and do not mind an aging hotel, York Hotel is there for you. If not, head to Bugis Area where you can find Ibiz Bencoolen, which I believe the best centrally located Singapore hotel in USD 100 - USD 200 price range. The advantage of York Hotel against some other hotels in this price range is its swimming pool which is quite functional in the hot and humid Singapore stay.

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Opened in July 2006, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is the flagship hotel under the Traders brand. Located in the centre of the city’s commercial and tourist hub, the hotel is integrated with the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, providing a seamless, safe and covered access to conference facilities, entertainment and shopping.

The hotel is a stone’s throw away from the KLCC Park, Suria KLCC-Kuala Lumpur’s premier shopping mall and 10 minutes walk to Bukit Bintang - one of Kuala Lumpur’s shopping districts. It is close to many attractions such as Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Park, Aquaria, Petronas Art Gallery and Petrosains; with close proximity to a choice of gold courses. Although the hotel is within walking distance to Suria KLCC, a complimentary buggy service is provided to guests shuttling to and from the mall.

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers 571 guest rooms and suites, an international buffet all-day dining restaurant, 24 hour business centre equipped with serviced offices and meeting rooms, 24 hour fully equipped health club and an award-winning rooftop bar-SkyBar, that boasts of the most spectacular views of the city in a chic contemporary setting. The hotel provides complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms, public areas and hotel limousines during airport transfers.

Guest Rooms and Suites

Guest rooms at Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur range in size from 32 to 65 square meters (344 to 699 square feet), with unobtrusive views of the KLCC Park and Petronas Twin Towers. 

All rooms are stylishly appointed and designed with comfort in mind, echoing your need to recline and rest with high technology couched in a relaxed but crisp contemporary surrounding. 

All rooms come with a four-feature bathroom, LCD/LED TV, complimentary WiFi and broadband internet access, electronic safe, personalised voice mail, cable television, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities.

For hotel reviews, special offers and latest deals you can visit Traders Hotel by Shangri-La Agoda page.

Traders Club 
Guests booked into a Traders Club floor room will have access to the following exclusive facilities: 
• Club floor check-in and check-out 
• Exclusive lounge facilities 
• Complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails 
• Newspaper and fresh fruits 
• Complimentary suit pressing and shoe shine 
• Purser service 
• Complimentary beverages throughout the day 
• Internet corner 
• Complimentary wireless connectivity 
From our looby through every 571 guest rooms, you will be greeted with the quality of service which you appreciate and makes you feel right at home. 

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Dining and Entertainment
Gobo Chit Chat 
Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur houses a vibrant, trendy all-day dining and international buffet restaurant, Gobo Chit Chat, offering a new dimension and refreshing change from the usual all-day dining concept. 
One of the special features of Gobo Chit Chat is the view – guests can sit and gaze at a kaleidoscope of colour animation accompanied with new-age music that transports the mind’s eye and tickles the deeper senses. The colour ‘dance drama’ performance is achieved by gobo lights projecting light on the ceiling. The expansive height of the curved hangar ceiling contributes to the distinctive feeling of space in Gobo Chit Chat. With table settings and tasteful designs throughout, guests will find dining at Gobo Chit Chat a pleasurable experience. 
As the name suggests, Gobo Chit Chat allows for chit chat and banter. Guests will find it not only conducive for dining, but also a place to relax over trivia, a freshly brewed cappuccino and perhaps a pastry from the Show Bakery. 

Gobo Chit Chat features a wide selection of comtemporary Western and Asian cuisine with a sushi bar, Thai appetiser buffet, front noodle kitchen and a show bakery. The kitchens are displayed in an unusual manner and this arrangement ensures that orders are freshly prepared a la minute and served right away. Guests can catch a glimpse of the restaurant’s team of sushi chefs as they roll colourful masterpieces of sushi. 
Gobo Chit Chat serves a daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide selection of Western and Asian cuisine on a daily rotational basis and is open daily from 6:30am to 11:00pm.

Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill 
Slick, Sexy and New Age is the only way to describe Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill at Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Whilst sipping your favourite martini, the view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the illumination from the surroundings makes a stunning masterpiece to behold. The Lounge makes for an impressive beverage menu with cocktails being the specialty and is conducive for before or after dinner cocktails and digestives. An extensive range of cigars are available for connoisseurs. At the Grill, enjoy a well-designed dinner in a cosy yet stylish atmosphere. The Grill offers arguably the best steaks with different fine cuts. 
The Lounge is open from 10:00am to 1:00am daily, while the Grill is open from 11:30 to 2:30pm, Monday to Friday, and 6:30pm to 10:30pm daily.

Perched on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel, this perennial favourite of KL’s party people has emerged from its chrysalis with two gleaming new bars, a revamped seating area and a culinary bay for food preparation. 
The signature 26m-long pool remains the undisputed centrepiece of SkyBar, an oasis of blue amidst the polished glass and steel fittings. 
In the day time, the afternoon sun plays hide and seek with the blinds, brilliant shafts of light spearing into the calm, cool bar interior. Overhead, the Big Ass fan whirrs lazily, and as you sip your refreshing Mojito, all is well with the world. 

Come 6:00 pm and this calm in the midst of chaotic KL vamps up in preparation for a night of revelry. With the setting sun as a backdrop, couples slide into the updated intimate cabanas, fingers entwined as they 
share a bottle of champagne or indulge in a cocktail or two. The droves are drawn in, their fancy frocks and smart suits a perfect match for the sophisticated evening ahead. Sinking into the plump cushions of the sofas, 
they feast their eyes on the breath-taking views of the glittery KL skyline, dominated by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. The high chairs and tables which seat four play home to more casual party-goers, popping in for an after-work drink or catching up with old friends.

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur SkyPark
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur SkyPark
SkyBar was named ‘Best Malaysian Bar’ in the 2007 edition of the Malaysia Tatler Society. Malaysia Tatler Society is published once a year to celebrate high achievers in Malaysia. It has also been voted by the readers of Expatriate Lifestyle as the ‘Best Bar in Malaysia’ and ‘Best Hotel Bar’ in the Best of Malaysia awards for four consecutive years. 

SkyBar has developed a popular following among local and international guests for its combination of great cocktails and panoramic views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

Five signature cocktails to enhance the vast selection on offer. 

Muddle together fresh kiwi fruit with Belvedere Vodka and a dash of sugar. Finely strain into a champagne flute and top with Moet et Chandon. 
 Lychee Rose 
The Ladies’ Martini. Belvedere Vodka and lychee liqueur is stirred slowly over ice with a hint of rose syrup to wash the martini glass. Garnish with lychee fruit. 

Raised in Manhattan 
The combination of sweet rosso vermouth and Canadian Club rye whiskey infused with dark raisins makes for a rich, full-flavoured twist on the old classic. 
Selangor Sling 
Tanqueray Gin and cherry liqueur are shaken with pressed fresh pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice and a touch of Angostura Bitters strained over ice in a sling glass. Top with soda and Benedictine DOM. Garnish with a slice of lemon rind and maraschino cherry. 
Mata D’or (mocktail) 
 A perfectly refreshing pick-me-up. Hand-pressed passion fruit together with pomegranate syrup served over ice in a sling glass. Charge with Red Bull. 

Frenz Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Frenz Hotel Kuala Lumpur is the latest international hotel to open its doors along the bustling Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Masjid India Shopping Square in the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Its prime location in the Golden Triangle is just minutes walking distance to the Central Business District and a short train or bus ride to the internationally acclaimed KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers and Bukit Bintang shopping and entertainment hub.

Dining and Entertainment
A variety of cuisines at different levels of affordability are conveniently available round the clock right at the
hotel doorsteps. Almost all the familiar international food and beverage brands are located around the vicinity of the hotel. Whats more is the hotel allows the guest to take advantage of the Home Delivery service provided by the major fast food restaurants. Just a short walk, the night birds and fun seekers, will discover
a sampling of Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant nightlife with its showcase of Clubs, Lounges, Bistros, Pubs, Discos and Karaoke lounges along The Asian Heritage Row at Jalan Doraisamy and at Cap Square. Asian Heritage Row is the place to be seen, with the added hip factor of colonial heritage.

Frenz Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers 86 brand new Boutique style’ designed rooms and suites. Guest Room facilities include:
  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet broadband 
  • 5 Star plush mattresses and duvet cover
  • Feather down sleeping pillows
  • Your choice of pillow menu
  • Overhead reading lights
  • Total night blackout curtains and day curtains
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • 32” LCD TV with local and Astro Satellite Cable TV Channels
  • In room radio channels
  • DVD player rental is available 
  • En suite bathrooms with hot and cold power Rain showers
  • Hand bidet in all bathrooms
  • Clothes line
  • Complimentary Coffee and Tea making facilities
  • Complimentary daily bottled drinking water 
  • Iron and ironing board in all guest rooms
  • Full length mirror
  • Shoe rack
  • Hair dryer in all guest rooms
  • Make up/ Shaving mirrors
  • Door locks with electronic ‘ Touch & Enter ’ card with restricted lift access to guest floors
  • In room electronic safe with record of opening
  • Smoke detectors in all guest room
  • International Direct Dialing 
  • Mini fridge in all guest rooms
  • Accessible friendly standard

For reviews, special offers, latest hotel deals you can check Frenz Hotel Kuala Lumpur Agoda page.

Frenz Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Frenz Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Getting to Frenz Hotel Kuala Lumpur:
From LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal), Home of Air Asia By Skybus to KL Sentral The journey takes
approximately 1 hour. Tickets can be purchased on line , on board an Air Asia flight or upon arrival at the ticket counter or in the Bus.

By Licensed Taxi or Limousine 
From KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)
By KLIA Ekspres to KL 
Sentral Fastest way into the city at 28 minutes, non-stop operates from 5.00 am to midnight. 

The Century Pines Resort Cameron Highlands Malaysia Review

Away from the hustle and bustle of big cities like Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Cameron Highlands offers a perfect mountain getaway for those looking for an escape from never ending tropic heat. Tanah Rata is the biggest town in Cameron Highlands and has the most number of facilities and amenities.

The Century Pines Resort is situated in Tanah Rata and houses 153 snug guestrooms with comfortable modern facilities, providing a suitable getaway for vacationers looking for a cooler climate retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. In The Right Room episode below, , find comfort in the great outdoors of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, where they relish in the fresh pine-scented mountain air. The enthusiastic pair then visit attractions which the whole family will enjoy, such as a tea plantation and a strawberry farm near the resort.

Some of the modern facilities in The Century Pines Resort includes a SPA and a restaurant serving local and international food.

Room Review
The rooms do not have aircon but instead they have a central air ventilation system which serves the natural pine cleaned fresh air of Cameron Highlands into the rooms. The rooms are designed like a mountain hotel room with wooden floors, water-colored wood carvings on the walls. The room has a TV, a nice and comfortable couch in front of the windows.

The single beds are super-single so they are wider than your typical single hotel beds. The bed is firmer than usual and comes with only one pillow but there are some spare pillows in the wardrobe.

The bathroom is large and clean. Interesting thing about it is that the bathroom is divided into compartments which will avoid family queues in the morning.

Cameron Highlands
Being in the mountains, Cameron Highlands has a quite cool weather for a location in tropics. The weather here can be seen as eternal spring where the temperature pattern is similar to a spring day in a typical 4-season climate.

In Cameron Highlands it is a must to visit one of the tea plantations. There are several of them around the hotel. The views here are picture perfect and great to take outdoor photos. Another must in Cameron Highlands is to visit strawberry farms where you can pick the freshest strawberries with prices you cannot get anywhere else.

The hotel and Cameron Highlands offer a nice family oriented getaway from cities which will also provide a great break from the tropical heat in Malaysia and Singapore.

Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island Review

Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island is one of the most luxurious resorts in Singapore, an island state which has grown to be a luxurious travel hub. The hotel is on Sentosa Island, the most expensive island to stay in South East Asia.  The hotel is situated in a lush greenery which will make you forget that you are right next to the center of one of the most developed and crowded cities on the planet.

The hotel features 112 spacious guest rooms, suites, manors and villas, many of which overlook the South China Sea or offers views of the city.

In the episode of The Right Room you can watch below, Adam and Kelly from Asia Rooms explore Capella Singapore to see if this resort in Sentosa lives up to its reputation as being one of the most luxurious hotels in Singapore. They stay in Garden View Suite.

Room Review
Wow is the word describing the rooms in Capella Singapore. The view is just awesome. A centralized remote control handles everything from the curtains to lights so you can just control everything in the room without living your ultra comfortable bed. A large couch in front of floor-to-ceiling window and a comfortable and functional business desk both have a fantastic Singapore skyline view. The beds are quite large. The single beds are larger than super single which is very good for tall and big fellas.

A large TV whose angel can be adjusted, iPhone dock, sound system with speakers all around the room and an expensive coffee machine are some of the modern amenities you can find in the Garden View Suite of Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island. There is free WI-FI access in the room.

The large and modern bathroom with double sinks (so you do not need to wait in the queue in the morning), a massive wardrobe, rain shower and a bath tub with magnificent view offers ultimate luxury.

Sentosa Island

Designed for fun, there are many things to do on Sentosa Island, where Capella Singapore is located. One of Singapore’s two integrated resorts (casino covered with dining, entertainment and activities), Resorts World Sentosa, is nearby which offers a large aquarium, casino, Universal Studios Singapore and a large water park. Other than that there are many activities on the beaches where you can swim and many dining options.
For those who are into shopping, Singapore’s largest shopping mall, VivoCity, is just a mono-rail ride away on the shores of main Singapore island right other side of Sentosa.

The pool in Capella Singapore is just awesome place to end a tiring tropic day and it is highly suggested to be there to catch the sunset. A large conference room, a luxurious SPA (Auriga at Capella Singapore SPA), fitness center, restaurants (Chinese cuisine at Cassia, a leisurely meal at The Knolls, an all-day Mediterranean restaurant or unwind after a long day at Bob’s Bar where guests while overlooking Singapore’s breathtaking sunset) and a library is there for you to enjoy your stay.

Capella Singapore Hotel on Sentosa Island
Capella Singapore Hotel on Sentosa Island

The hotel belongs to Capella Hotels and Resorts which serves top-tier travelers and residential property owners. The group has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore) and The Setai Fifth Avenue.  Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); and Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan). 

My Fair Lady Musical in Singapore

Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle and the rest of the iconic characters from MY FAIR LADY will transform the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands to 1912 London in this Broadway Classic. Hailed as the standard by which all other musicals are judged, BASE Entertainment Asia brings this international treasure, upon which the classic 1964 Audrey Hepburn movie was based, to Singapore on February 11 2014 for a limited season. Tickets are now on sale.

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play Pygmalion, MY FAIR LADY will transport audiences to Edwardian London and one of the most beautiful stories ever told about language and clash of cultures. It follows the relationship between Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, and the snobbish and misogynistic Professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, who wagers that he can turn Eliza into a “proper lady’ in three months’ time. Those who experience MY FAIR LADY will be enchanted by this tale of triumph of the human spirit, as well as the love story that emerges between two unlikely heroes, ultimately joined together by their fascination with the English language.

When the show first opened on Broadway in 1956, starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, critics described it a “legendary” and “one of the greatest musicals of the century.” MY FAIR LADY went on to win six TONY Awards, and, in 1961, became the longest-running production in Broadway history at that time.

My Fair Lady Musical in Singapore
My Fair Lady Musical in Singapore
MY FAIR LADY features book and lyrics by Alan Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, and includes the classic songs “The Rain In Spain,” Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “Get Me To The Church On Time.” Often called “the perfect musical,” MY FAIR LADY is an unforgettable experience with beautiful music and exquisite costumes that will remind theatre-goers as to why musical theatre was born.

The National Tour of MY FAIR LADY features Aurora Florence as Eliza Doolittle; Chris Carsten as Henry Higgins; Daniel Cardenes as Freddy Eynsford-Hill; Ricard Springle as Colonel Pickering; and Arthur Wise as Alfred P. Doolittle.

Tickets for My Fair Lady Musical starts from $95 excluding the booking fee of SGD$3 per ticket.