Rosemarie John

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1960s – A Secret to My Wanderlust Life

by Rosemarie John May 29, 2013

Mum and dad in the 1960s! People usually ask me how I can travel at a drop of a hat and not be bored of a near nomadic life. I have been often queried about why I travel and why I keep meticulous accounts of the places I travel to. The answer lies somewhere in the past. It lies in […]

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Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort – An Enthralling Getaway!

by Rosemarie John May 22, 2013

Shangri-La, an imaginary land depicted in the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton isn’t so imaginary after all. Hidden amidst lush tropical vegetation that opens out to the South China Sea, is the magical Rasa Ria Resort. Magical for its pristine sand, warm waters, 400 acres of gardens, a 64 acre nature reserve and excellent dining and accommodation options. A […]

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Boarding the USS Intrepid in New York City

by Rosemarie John May 10, 2013

If you’re an aerospace and defence junkie like me, then a trip to the Intrepid Sea, Space and Air Museum Complex is a must when you in the Big Apple. Opened in 1982, the Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11), one of the most successful ships in US history, and now a national historic landmark. In 1943, […]

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Hierapolis – A City of Water and Belief

by Rosemarie John April 23, 2013

Hierapolis.  A city where the ancient people believed was founded by the god Apollo. A Hellenistic city that focused on its natural sources of thermal waters. A city so vast that brought about the visit of St. Philip in his mission to spread Christianity. Eventually crucified upside down at Hierapolis under the persecution of the Roman emperor Domitian (A.D. 81-96), […]

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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur – A Date with History

by Rosemarie John April 17, 2013

Tucked away on the corner of what was once called Victory Avenue, the neo-classical styled Majestic Hotel which closed in the 80s has once again reopened its doors to the affluent traveller. Built in 1932 as a hotel and then converted into an art gallery temporarily, this colonial hotel has had a second renaissance with restoration and further expansion of […]

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New Australian Visa Application Centre in Singapore

by Rosemarie John March 21, 2013

From March 25, the visa application centre in Singapore will be located at  20 Cecil Street, #11-02 to 05 Equity Plaza, Singapore 049705. VFS Global Services Pte Ltd is a commercial company working in partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application services in Singapore. The Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Singapore offers services which include […]

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Staying at the Dwarika’s Hotel – Nepal

by Rosemarie John March 16, 2013

If you’re heading to Kathmandu, there can be no better choice than a heritage hotel that contains some of the best Nepali craftsmanship that captures the beauty and spirit of Kathmandu’s traditions. The key to enjoying Kathmandu is getting a decent accommodation. It is important to note that your hotel in more ways than one acts as your sanctuary whenever […]

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S.E.A Aquarium – The World’s Largest Oceanarium

by Rosemarie John March 12, 2013

Laying claim as the world’s largest oceanarium, the S.E.A Aquarium at Marine Life Park, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore is home to approximately 800 species of marine animals. Containing a total of 45,000,000 litres of water for 100,000 marine animals, the Aquarium is sure to impress. The Open Ocean habitat, which is the centerpiece of the Aquarium, includes the world’s largest […]

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A Pit-Stop on the Ancient Silk Road Route

by Rosemarie John March 1, 2013

Having been used since the 10th century, the Sultanhani caravanserai situated on Konya-Aksaray Highway looked just like seen out of The Game of Thrones. It resembled the entrance to the city of Qarth! Known as kervansaray or caravanserai, literally ‘caravan palaces’, these buildings provided accommodation and other amenities for merchants. You could say that caravanserais were old hotels for traders […]

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Top Holiday Destinations For Singaporeans

by Rosemarie John February 28, 2013

Thinking of going on holiday? With so many fantastic destinations at your doorstep, it can be difficult thinking of where to go. To help point you in the right direction, here’s six top destinations to start thinking about. Kuala Lumpur The capital of Malaysia is an ideal holiday spot because of its proximity to Singapore, and also because it offers […]

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