Tired of Singapore’s concrete jungle and hectic pace? Jet set across the ocean to Sarawak – ‘Land of the Hornbills’, and embark on a journey back to nature. Draped along Borneo’s northwest coast, Sarawak is home to pristine wilderness, lush greenery and exceptional natural beauty, where orangutans and proboscis monkeys roam wild in the rainforest.
A weekend staycation is a great way to get away from our fast-paced city and unwind yourself. One of the closest and most convenient destinations to consider for a staycation is none other than Johor Bahru. As a city, it has plenty to offer and is definitely worth a trip to visit! If you’re still
Although less known to Singaporeans than the northern capital city of Taiwan, Tainan (台南) has its own charm. As the old capital of Taiwan, Tainan is also called Fu-cheng (府城). To many, it feels similar to Malaysia’s Melaka or Japan’s Kyoto that offers rich history, deep traditions, beautiful scenery and delectable food. Let’s visit the
Johor Bahru, with its growing number of shopping malls, is quickly becoming a haven for shoppers. Every weekend, Singaporeans flock to Johor Bahru for quick getaways because everything there is so much cheaper, and most importantly, it’s just across the causeway! Several new shopping malls have sprung up in Johor Bahru this year alone; could
Emerging from the famous rainforests of Sarawak is a jungle of another kind. Dubbed The Land of the Hornbills, you’ll be hard-pressed to actually sight one of the majestic birds if you ever visit Sarawak. But you might find in its stead, from the other end of the spectrum, a rising destination for MICE events.
Are you a discerning traveller looking to plan a nearby getaway? Fancy walking down a private beach, or being ‘Iron Man’ on water? Bintan Resorts will entice you with its wide range of unique accommodation options and activities suitable for families, friends, couples or solo travellers, catering to your every need. If you’re dreaming of
Coney Island? Is it in New York? No, it isn’t. Located off the north-eastern coast of Singapore near Pulau Ubin, the island was renamed as Coney Island in the 1950s by Indian businessman, Ghulam Mahmood. He was inspired to turn the island to an amusement park or resort similar to Coney Island amusement park in
During the school holidays, why not head to Thailand’s largest island—Phuket? Also known as the Pearl of the Andaman, this forested and mountainous island in the Andaman Sea is home to some of Thailand’s most stunning beaches. As one of Thailand’s most popular destinations, the tropical island of Phuket has much to offer for kids.
Situated in Central Europe, Slovenia is surrounded by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, and Croatia in the east and south. Shaped like a chicken, Slovenia’s quiet and pristine beauty with its alpine peaks, hills and valleys is alike that of Switzerland. This serene nation was one of the
For busy go-getters, staycations can let you take a much-needed break without spending too much time away from work. And for those seeking an adventure or unique experience beyond just accomodation, these hotels offer just the thing. Here are eight affordable hotels with great staycay options that won’t break the bank! Studio M Studio M
By Epoch Times Staff Malacca has always been my favourite short getaway from Singapore for its delicious food, historical landmarks and the bustling Jonker Street. However, a trip to Malacca won’t be perfect without a clean, cosy and conveniently located hotel. If you care about your hotel experience as much as I do, and are
If you didn’t already know, Johor Bahru offers one of the best short staycations you can take from Singapore, and there’s no prizes for guessing why. Awesome food, great café-hopping opportunities, cheaper prices, and — it’s just opposite the Causeway! So if you’re thinking of taking a weekend trip, you’ve got to get yourself comfortable
Sedona, Arizona sits 150 kilmoetres south of the Grand Canyon National Park. If you are going to the Grand Canyon, here are three big reasons to visit Sedona. The first is “beautiful”. US Weekly voted Sedona as the most beautiful place in US. Sedona is a 50 square-kilometre, relaxing, quiet little town that is picturesque
Sarawak, also known as Bumi Kenyalang (Land of the Hornbills) is the largest state in Malaysia, and one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Sabah and Brunei. Apart from its rainforest, hornbills and orang utans, Sarawak is also distinctive for its people. Its indigenous communities of more than 45 recognised
Epoch Times Staff Penang, also called Pulau Pinang (Isle of the Betel Nut), derives its name from the plentiful betel nut palms lining its sandy beaches. A melting pot of cultures, this ‘Pearl of the Orient’ still retains its old-school charm and remains a favourite destination for many Singaporeans. Penang Street Art in Georgetown Hunting
If you love the sun and the sea, Croatia is the country to go to. This untouched Adriatic beauty is Europe’s fastest growing tourist destination. Believe it or not, you needn’t worry about pickpockets in Croatia. Despite the devastating war in the 1990s, this former state of Yugoslavia is probably one of the safest country
The Grand Central Terminal is the most beautiful Beaux-Arts architecture and historic landmark in New York. Early this summer, I finally had the opportunity to visit the terminal on my fourth visit to the city. After Grand Central began playing classical music over its audio system, its crime rate dropped by 33 percent. I was
Epoch Times Staff Aside from its beautiful landscape and cool climate, Chiang Mai, the cultural capital of Northern Thailand, is also known for its vibrant night markets and friendly folk. With an evening to spare on a recent business trip, I decided to visit Chiang Mai’s Wua Lai Walking Street, a popular bazaar near the
Croatia shares its glorious Adriatic sea with its closest neighbour—Italy—and is one of Europe’s fastest-growing travel destinations. Voted as the third-greenest city in Europe, this former Yugoslavia state has more than 1200 islands and owns one of the most pristine coastlines in the Mediterranean region. Blue crystal clear waters, a warm climate, delicious food, affordable
Our next stop in our trip across Italy was Venice. “It’s the kind of place that’s spectacular in every shade of light.”—Olimpio Fantuz, photographer A Day in Venice Our motive for visiting Venice was simply to see it before it sinks. Everything there was extremely expensive, and a gondola boat ride at €80 (S$121) per