Reviews

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The Crooning Whales of Bermagui

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis October 12, 2016

Whales! There were scores of them, all around Pelican 1, as far as our eyes could see. They seemed to be simply hanging out and generally having a whale of a time. Boisterously trumpeting their presence, they hung around in groups of threes and fours’ racing across the shimmering waters of Bermagui. While the young males blew their bugles one […]

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Shangri-La Hotel Singapore – A Review

by Joseph Ellis July 13, 2016

James Hilton a British novelist describes Shangri-La as a mystical place filled with beauty and harmony. A paradise on earth filed with happiness and isolated from the outside world. Pause for a moment and muse on the word Shangri-La. Does it not evoke some vivid imagery of the exotic Orient? My own fascination of Shangri-La Hotel Singapore started in 1990 […]

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport – Combining Comfort with Convenience

by Rosemarie John May 20, 2016

I lay still in the quiet of the night with the distant sound of aircrafts taking off.  My legs, stretched out comfortably. The soft bed caressing my tired back and gently sucking out flight fatigue. I heaved a sigh of relief… Crowne Plaza Hotel was home for the night. I had journeyed for more than ten hours before I could […]

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One of a Kind Apartments – A Canberra Getaway

by Joseph Ellis August 2, 2015

On a tranquil street in the wooded suburb of Dickson, One of a Kind Apartments was to be our weekend getaway spot. Located a mere ten-minute drive from the Canberra city centre, these apartments are a perfect choice for staycations and short-term accommodations. We recount our two-night staycation experience through this narrative… It was a typical winter evening in Canberra […]

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Sponsored Post: Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

by Joseph Ellis February 18, 2015

Sponsored videos As you all know, Rosemarie and I are foodies. And if you follow us on Instagram, you will know that, that is indeed a fact! With the launch of Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, our urge for an international food adventure has become stronger. Chef to Chef features acclaimed chef and host Sharone […]

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The Haven: Pay-Per-Use Lounge at Changi Airport, Singapore

by Joseph Ellis September 15, 2014

  Imagine arriving at an airport where you need to wait for your next flight beyond the transit zone. Perhaps you need to wait eight hours or more and paying for regular hotels may not be an option, when all you need is a place to unwind for a few hours. You may also need to grab a bite, send […]

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Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel – Home Away from Home

by Rosemarie John August 22, 2014

The multi award winning Regent Singapore is located on Cuscaden Road – central to the business district, the tranquil Botanical Gardens and a minutes’ walk away from Orchard Road, the city’s most exclusive shopping and entertainment hub. After a comprehensive facelift, Regent Singapore is unveiling its 440 newly refurbished guestrooms. Here is an account of my reminiscences of my stay […]

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Big Hotel Singapore – Modern, Chic and Centrally Located

by Joseph Ellis August 3, 2014

Representing Travel and Beyond, Todd Beltz writes about his experience staying at Big Hotel, Singapore. Anytime someone thinks or mentions the word “big” the first thoughts that come to mind is well, something that is big in size. My first stay in the year old property, BIG Hotel, may not exactly be big in size, but it sure is big […]

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Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel – A Day in Transit

by Rosemarie John July 13, 2014

On my solo journey to the land of the rising sun, I had made my way from Canberra to Sydney by bus to catch an early morning flight out to Narita, Japan via Gold Coast on Jetstar. With a 5am check-in and an airport that doesn’t stay open 24 hours; I just had to put up in a hotel. I […]

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Fairmont Singapore – Tranquillity Redefined

by Rosemarie John April 23, 2014

I just love hotel rooms that are not designed in the insipid square or rectangular formats. Our Premier Room in Fairmont Singapore was simply unique; it had a diagonal entry way that ushered us through a hallway that housed a large closet, a pantry and ingress into the bathroom. As we passed through, we were surprised with the large room […]

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