Destinations

Thumbnail image for Driving Up to Nagarkot

Driving Up to Nagarkot

by Rosemarie John November 15, 2012

With altitudes ranging between 100 metres above sea level to the pinnacle of the Earth which is Mount Everest, Nepal is undoubtedly a vast mountainous country with many hill stations . Amongst them, located 32 kilometres east of Kathmandu is Nagarkot. Situated within the Bhaktapur District, Nagarkot is known for its scenic spots of the Himalayas when the weather is […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Capri – The First Hotel Residence in Singapore

Capri – The First Hotel Residence in Singapore

by Rosemarie John November 12, 2012

Finding a hotel in Singapore is not necessarily all about its central location when the island is so well connected via its Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. If you’re looking for that home away from home experience, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and with close proximity to the airport, look no further than Capri by Fraser. […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Everest Mountain Flight  – For the Adventurer in You

Everest Mountain Flight – For the Adventurer in You

by Rosemarie John November 5, 2012

The highlight of a trip to Kathmandu is the opportunity to set your eyes up-close on majestic Mount Everest. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp isn’t for everybody. It requires patience, high endurance, the ability to adapt to truly basic amenities while outdoors and the possibility of accidents and fatal health and weather risks. The mountain flight on the other […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Strolling Down Bondi

Strolling Down Bondi

by Rosemarie John October 29, 2012

Stretching approximately one kilometre long, Bondi is a popular beach in Sydney that features an array of cafes, restaurants and hotels. Patronized mostly by beach goers, the smooth sand and windy location is an attraction to locals and tourists who just want to spend a relaxing day at the bay without getting into the water. Should you plan to take […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Inside the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York

Inside the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York

by Rosemarie John October 26, 2012

The Museum at Eldridge Street is located within the Eldridge Street Synagogue which opened its doors on New York’s Lower East Side in 1887. Nearly lost to time, harsh weather and limited use, this National Historic Landmark has been faithfully and painstakingly restored to its evocative original condition. Today, it is the only remaining public marker of the great Jewish […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Walking the Streets of New York’s Chinatown

Walking the Streets of New York’s Chinatown

by Rosemarie John October 23, 2012

Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Chinatown in New York is considered as the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere. Before Chinatown became Chinatown, it was a Jewish enclave for Eastern European Jewish immigrants for decades. The Lower East Side was and is still home to the very first synagogue located on Eldridge […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Singapore’s Traditional Watering Hole

Singapore’s Traditional Watering Hole

by Rosemarie John October 22, 2012

Known today as the Long Bar at Raffles, this heritage watering hole is steeped in history and quirky traditions. A place when many a traveller visits to make their Singapore journey complete. Entering what was formerly known as the “Rendezvous of Planters”, the Long Bar encapsulates each visitor in a world of rustic décor, old ceramic tiles and the crackling […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Defence Science Revealed in Singapore

Defence Science Revealed in Singapore

by Rosemarie John October 19, 2012

In Singapore with the family? A military defence enthusiast? Either way, its a great reason to head on down to the Science Centre Singapore that plays host to Singapore’s largest defence science exhibition. Taking place from 20th October to 17th February 2013, the “Defence Science Revealed” Exhibition uncovers the amazing science behind many military marvels and provides a glimpse of […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Religious Sites of Kathmandu Valley

The Religious Sites of Kathmandu Valley

by Rosemarie John October 14, 2012

Nepal is the seat of two ancient religions of Hinduism and Buddhism and  therefore a great melting point for the two great cultures of India and China with whom it shares its borders. It is a deeply religious place boasting 2000 year old temples spread across the Kathmandu Valley in particular. Here is a brief glimpse into their world of […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Things to do on Transit at Changi Airport

Things to do on Transit at Changi Airport

by Rosemarie John October 10, 2012

For myriad of  travellers today, their first impressions on a country starts at the airport they land at. People develop strong opinions about whether they like a city or not based on how they were treated when they first arrived either in transit or as a first time visitor. First impressions leave lasting imprints on the human psyche and no […]

Read the full article →