Destinations

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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 […]

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Sydney Dining – The Rocks Cafe on George Street

by Rosemarie John October 4, 2012

Located on the the oldest street in Sydney, The Rocks Cafe is a lovely eatery to head to whether for breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner. It’s a cosy little place that offers a variety of dishes and drinks to choose from with both indoor and outdoor seating available. Offering customer’s a European take on food using Australian ingredients, the restaurant […]

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The Dattatreya Courtyard of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

by Rosemarie John September 25, 2012

Part of the three ancient kingdoms of Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is filled with monuments made from terracotta and carved wood columns along with palaces and temples decked with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. The Dattatreya Square is one such courtyard. The seat of royalty until the 15th century or so, the area is home to a great number […]

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Exploring the Kathmandu Durbar Square

by Rosemarie John September 20, 2012

Known locally as the Hanuman-Dhoka Durbar Square, the Kathmandu Durbar Square located in the heart of old Kathmandu city in Basantapur is one of three ancient medieval kingdoms. Previously a walled fortress known as Durbar (Palace) Square, the Kathmandu Durbar Square is among the region’s revered World Heritage Sites. Surrounded by concrete buildings, the complex was once the residence of […]

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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2012

by Rosemarie John September 17, 2012

Every year, Singapore comes alive with colourful lanterns and decorations for the Mid-Autumn Festival. A festival derived through the custom of moon worshipping during the Shang Dynasty, it is now known best as a celebration of family unity at a time of year when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. With 16,800 lanterns lighting up four main streets […]

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The Three Sisters at Katoomba, NSW

by Rosemarie John September 3, 2012

Just an hours drive from the heart of Sydney, lies the beautiful rock formations called the Thee Sisters. Located in the Blue Mountains at Katoomba, a visit to this panoramic region is a must for a refreshing break out of the city. A World Heritage site and consisting of mainly a sandstone plateau dissected by gorges up to 760 metres […]

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The Featherdale Wildlife Park in Doonside, NSW

by Rosemarie John August 21, 2012

For a personal experience with the indigenous animals of Australia, head over to the Featherdale Wildlife Park in New South Wales. An interactive animal park where you can feed, hold and get up close to a large variety of Australian fauna, the park caters to all ages and is spread across seven acres of land. A 45mins drive from the […]

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Grab a Bite at Sydney’s Oldest Pub

by Rosemarie John August 5, 2012

It’s the old charm of a place that makes a visit all that more special and the Fortune of War pub in The Rocks precinct of Sydney is just where you’d want to be after a long day out. Dating back to 1828, the Fortune of War is the city’s oldest continually-licensed pub. This heritage bar has built an enviable […]

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Holiday Inn at The Rocks

by Rosemarie John July 23, 2012

If living amongst historical sandstone buildings, iconic sights and quaint cobbled streets don’t bring out the deep cultural feel of a place rooted in time, nothing else will. The Holiday Inn in Old Sydney offers an ideal way to experience Sydney’s colonial past and its modern architecture all at the same time. With close proximity to Circular Quay and the […]

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Climbing Up the Pylon Lookout in Sydney

by Rosemarie John July 20, 2012

Got the energy and crave for great photo opportunities or just the feel of wind in your hair as you gaze the scenic panorama? Head over to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout! Not for the faint-hearted, the climb up 200 stairs brings you eighty-seven metres above the harbour offering the best visual percepts of the city. With breath-taking views […]

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