Tag Archives | South East Asia

WANGZ Hotel Singapore Review

WANGZ Hotel is conveniently situated in the charming Tiong Bahru area of Singapore, distinguished for its eclectic blend of Art Deco and Straits Settlement style. Its prime location offers easy access to the sunny city-state’s most popular sights and world-famous attractions. This forty-one room boutique hotel is an urban sculpture of gleaming aluminum cladding, designed with large, […]

Halo Rooftop Lounge at WANGZ Hotel Singapore

Situated on the rooftop of WANGZ Hotel in the tropical city-state of sunny Singapore, Halo Lounge is an alfresco bar offering sweeping city views in a gorgeous setting. Halo is a chillout lounge with an ambiance that is more relaxed than the crowded rooftop bars in Singapore’s downtown area. However, you’re not going to want […]

Ellenborough Market Cafe At Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore

Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore’s Ellenborough Market Café offers scrumptious local delicacies and tantalizing international cuisine. You can choose to sit inside the elegant restaurant or outdoors along the banks of the Singapore River. Its decor has a colonial and Peranakan feel to it with dark rattan chairs, white marble topped tables and chic retro black-and-white checkered […]

Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore Review

Part of the distinct luxury brands that make up Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning group of deluxe hotels for discerning business and leisure travellers. Combining renowned Swiss hospitality with luxuriously fresh, contemporary design, each Swissôtel extends personalized service with charm and efficiency. Our inaugural Swissôtel experience took us to Swissôtel […]

Yin & Yang at the Shangri-La

One of the tasty appetizers we were served during our seaside dinner at Singapore’s Barnacles Seafood Restaurant at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort was “Yin and Yang”. It was a beautifully presented dish consisting of crunchy prawns with a spicy wasabi sauce beside crispy squid with a sweet honey glaze, and separated by thinly sliced cucumber.

How To Get To Redang Island, Malaysia

The quickest way to get to Redang Island, Malaysia is to fly from either Singapore (like we did) or Kuala Lumpur. However, there is only one airline that offers direct flights to the tiny Redang Airport (RDN) and that is Berjaya Air. We recommend booking directly through their website to gain access to the best […]

Beautiful Bay View

Beautiful bay view taken from the hilltop at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort on Redang Island, Malaysia. This is the ideal vacation spot in Southeast Asia if you’re looking to get away from it all!

V Hotel Lavender Singapore Review

We just returned home to Canada after a wonderful month-long stay in sunny Singapore & Malaysia, reviewing luxury hotels and fine dining restaurants for 9to5 Travel and Eating in Vancouver & the World. Yes, life is tough! The initial leg of our journey took us from Vancouver to Hong Kong on Air Canada, followed by […]

Here’s A Top Singapore Hotel Buffet You Need To Try

In a foodie paradise like Singapore, it seems like there is an overwhelming amount of hotel buffets to choose from. So how is a seafood-lover going to find the best ones to enjoy? Look no further than PARKROYAL on Beach Road! For a limited time only, PARKROYAL on Beach Road (Part of the Pan Pacific […]

Thailand’s Postcard Perfect Island Of Koh Nang Yuan

From Krabi to Phi Phi to Koh Tao, Thailand has plenty of world-famous destinations that make ideal vacations spots. Koh Tao in particular is a beautiful place, but from there, you can hop on a boat to the picturesque tropical island of Koh Nang Yuan. Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities – Check out the […]

Why Singapore Is The World’s Greatest City

CNNGo created an extensive list of the top 50 reasons why Singapore is the world’s greatest city. “The little red dot heard round the world proves that size doesn’t matter”. Here are some of the highlights of this vibrant city-state: Food Capital of the World Singapore = Food. The city-state dominates the ‘net with food […]

Raffles Hotel Singapore – Top Luxury Hotel

Opened in 1899, Raffles Hotel is a colonial-style luxury hotel in Singapore, and one of the world’s most famous properties. Named after Singapore’s founder Sir Stamford Raffles, and often voted top luxury hotel in the world, the suites boast teak-wood floors, handmade carpets, and 14-foot ceilings. The hotel houses a tropical garden courtyard, museum, shopping […]