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Hey, who wants to fly all the way to Asia from the US for under four digits? Trick question! The answer is: who doesn't?
If you've followed along with our incredible journey on none other than the Singapore Airlines A380, we've got super awesome news: the mega flight deals of Singapore Airlines have returned, with a definite focus on getting Americans to Asia during the summer season.
It may be hot, but just thinkyou'll be packing extra light with a heavier wallet. That's truly the best recipe for making a travel dream happen. May we recommend staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore and floating in their famous infinity edge rooftop pool all day and winning back that money in their Sands casino all night?
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A pocket-full of coins isn't something we would want to have when traveling the world, but it might just get you out of some awkward situations in Southeast Asia. On a recent trip through the region we noticed plenty of public restrooms in popular areas like open-air food markets, hawker centers and public parks. This is great for when 'nature calls' and you're nowhere near your hotel or a major mall. One caveat is that these 'public' facilities are pay-per-use, at a cost of a few small denomination coins.
Most of the time we noticed that the cost was on the honor-system and sometimes, even if there was an attendant, we weren't refused entry until we paid. Before you think it's outrageous to pay to pee, let us say that the facilities were clean and fully stocked so there were never moments of asking others to 'spare a square.'
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Welcome to "What Everyone's Buying," a new series on souvenirs, wherein we investigate what tourist trinkets are the hottest selling in hotspots around the world.
Fun fact: the iconic "Singapore Girl" of Singapore Airlines is so iconic that, in 1994, she became the first commercial, non-celeb figure to enter Madame Tussaud's wax museum in London.
The clothing itself is simplea traditional tailored kebaya top with sarong skirt. It's also quite timeless; this has been the uniform of Singapore Airlines' female flight attendants since 1972 and part of what makes the look of the Singapore Girl such a long-lasting favorite is the lovely batik print.
No matter what airline you're flying to Singapore, at some point you'll be faced with the culture of Singapore Airlines and this florals-on-a-field-of-blue design. From billboards to glossy magazine ads, to the Girls themselves walking through Changi Airport, the SIA sarong kebaya appears over and over and eventually you may find yourself wanting a piece of the action.
Last week we managed to peek into the private jet-setting life of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld thanks to an Instagram stream from his bodyguard/model/muse. The trip was no small hop; the jet flew Karl and some precious cargo from Prague to Singapore and it's only in the last few days we discover the reason for the long-haul trip.
Lagerfeld mounted the runway presentation of the Chanel 2014 Cruise Collection in Singapore, specifically within the former colonial British army barracks of Dempsey Hill.
Singapore is a huge departure from Karl's usual easy resort picks, which typically favor France. Past destinations include Cap d'Antibes, France; Santa Monica, California; Versailles, France; St. Tropez, France; Venice, Italy; and Miami, Florida. Now...Singapore enters the mix as the fashion industry looks to Asia not as the producers, but as the major consumers and new trendsetters.
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We hope you’re familiar with the story of Nathan Sawaya, the lawyer-turned-artist who ditched his legal career for his true passion: playing with LEGOs. Nathan has taken the humble building block we all know from when we were little and used it to create pieces of art to delight all ages, making his exhibit The Art Of The Brick a runaway success.
As part of its global tour, The Art Of The Brick will be hitting New York next month, opening on June 14 at Discovery Times Square. Tickets are already on sale, but first we have a preview for you today, having had a chance to check it out in Singapore, where it’s on its current run in the Art Science Museum at the giant Marina Bay Sands complex.
We understand traveling is not cheap, trust us. That's why when there is some sort of deal we like to share the love with our readers. This one comes from a land far off, but we have to say it's worth the trip. The not-so-little airport in the not-so-little country of Singapore has made it easier to get a few more stamps in your passport and see the world with the Changi Travel Program.
This program is intended to make it more appealing to transit through the mega-hub airport. Launched late last year, it means the airport will provide a little cash for you to explore the airport and fill your belly or just relax with a bubble-tea in one of those massage chairs. For travelers transiting through the airport on Singapore Airlines or Silk Air, you can acquire $20 Changi Dollar Vouchers good for airport concessions.
A tourism campaign that asks travelers to "get lost" may sound like the opposite of what's typically intended, but that's where the folks over at Your Singapore have gotten creative by designing a campaign that uses the play on words to lure travelers.
The TV commercial is actually designed to attract more Australians to the city-state, but is a good showcase of what the city has to offer while dispelling common myths about the mega-metropolis. Singapore, like other major cities, has it's tourist misconceptions, but here they're attempting to embrace those frowns and turn 'em upside-down.
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You've done the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Holi in India, Oktoberfest in Munich and maybe even New Year's in NYC's Times Square. No matter what major world events you've crossed off your bucket list, there better be an entry for Chinese New Year in Asia. It's next SundayFebruary 10and if you can jet away for a long weekend on the other side of the world to celebrate the start of the year of the Snake, there's still plenty airplane seats.
Just to sample the goods, we searched for the most affordable Economy airfares* from the US to where the Chinese New Year fireworks will be largest.** Here's what we found:
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Our winner of the 2012 best travel newcomer award has just given us even more reason to love them. This week, newish Singapore-based budget airline Scoot introduced their in-flight streaming of entertainment to passenger gadgets.
If you can remember back when we flew them, we noted how great it was to be handed an iPad loaded up with TV shows, movies and games to keep us entertained on our medium-haul flight. Now, if you are one of those travelers who wouldn't even think about traveling without your iPad or Android tablet, you can get the hours of in-flight entertainment streamed directly to that device.
While it has been some time since we last talked about all things Scoot, that doesn't mean they've been quiet and content in their newbie airlineness. Quite the contrary. The yellow planes have been scooting all over the region, from Singapore to some new destinations, and they've even been making some friends!
With more and more planes being added to the Scoot family, the airline is getting cozy with its neighbors at Changi International. Scoot and Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways have decided to make nice, hooking up to expand their respective reach in the region. This partnership opens up new possibilities, like Saudia Arabia, India, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Move over Georgia Aquarium, as it looks like there’s a new vat of water in town and this one now holds the title of world’s largest.
The S.E.A. Aquarium opened its doors and tanks for the first time last week, making Singapore is now home to the world’s largest aquarium. Obviously they have plenty of fish and friends, and they’re all doing their thing in almost 11.2 million gallons of water. The new place is home to around 800 different species of ocean critters, and in total there’s like 100,000 animals swimming and splashing about.
When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!
This series really is neverending and we've come on some really bizarre foods and snacks as well as stumbling upon some interesting twists to food we see everyday in the good ole US of A. Today we feature a canned beverage we found in Singapore, but can be bought in a handful of places in Asia such as Hong Kong and Mainland China. We present: bird's nest flavored drink