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Boracay

November 14, 2017

While only 7km tall and at its bikini line 500m wide, tiny Boracay is the Philippines’ top tourist draw, fuelled by explosive growth and a tsunami of hype. The centre of the action is dreamy White Beach, a 4km, postcard-perfect stretch of sand lined from one end to the other with hotels, restaurants, bars and …
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How to travel from Kalibo airport to Boracay

November 6, 2017

Boracay is a tropical island surrounded by stunning white sand beaches and clear blue waters located about an hour’s flight from Cebu or Manila just off the larger Philippines island of Panay. For Singaporeans, we are lucky enough to have direct flights from Singapore to Kalibo, the main airport in the region. There are two …
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Changi Airport Terminal 4 opening

November 1, 2017

Changi Airport Terminal 4 has finally opened for operations, amid much fanfare. T4 is a flagship terminal for innovation, new technology and new operations concepts. Passengers can continue to look forward to the facilities, amenities, dining and F&B offerings that they expect from Changi Airport. At the same time, there are improvements to productivity and operational …
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Zdravo Belgrade

October 31, 2017

At the crossroads where the Balkans meet Central Europe lies one of Europe’s oldest cities, the capital of Serbia, Belgrade. Although very much a western city, Belgrade’s location and history of inhabitation by many different cultures and civilizations have left it with a feeling of the magic of the east. Belgrade has become one of …
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Bouncing through Botswana

October 22, 2017

Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, Botswana is one of the great safari destinations in Africa. After crossing the border from Zambia, I ended up in Kasane which is the gateway to Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park in Botswana has the highest concentration of elephants in the world, it is …
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Crossing the Zimbabwe-Zambia border

October 19, 2017

Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most amazing sights in the world. Twice as tall as Niagara Falls, and several times longer, Victoria Falls affords visitors a once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing experience. It might not be the very biggest, but few will debate that it’s the most spectacular. If it is the …
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Vitalising Viñales

October 11, 2017

Havana is generally the first port of call for visitors to Cuba, and if you are pressed for time, it might be the only one. For those planning to explore the rest of the country, or just want a day trip from the capital, look no further than Viñales, which is just under two hours …
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Opening of General Post Office

October 9, 2017

Singapore Post today launched the General Post Office (GPO) at the new SingPost Centre mall located at Paya Lebar, the flagship of a new Smart Post Office network that will serve Singapore’s postal needs in the digital age. Showing the future for the post office, the GPO is SingPost’s first Smart Post Office, in which …
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How to apply for a Pakistan visa in Singapore

September 28, 2017

Besides Russia or India, Singaporean passport holders require a visa to be applied in advance before being allowed to enter Pakistan. This can only be done at the home embassy of the applicant, so for travelers who are in the region now, they must send back their passport to their home country in order to …
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hola Mexico City

September 19, 2017

Mexico has always intrigued me due to the ancient civilisations and beautiful, white, sandy beaches. Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America and the country caters to all kinds of visitors, from those seeking luxury in the resorts along the Riviera Maya to the backpackers having a slice of the beach at Cancun …
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The Shangri-La of Pakistan

September 17, 2017

Embracing many of the planet’s highest peaks, Pakistan is the incredible confluence of four great mountain ranges: the Himalayas, Karakoam, Hindukush and Pamir mountains. For adventure-loving tourists, there are few places in the world that can compare to northern Pakistan for unspoiled natural beauty. Visiting Skardu is like a trip to Narnia land, where the …
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Flight Review of Pakistan Airlines

September 10, 2017

PK369 ISB-KHI 13:00 – 14:55 PK896 KHI-KUL 16:30 – 01:30 (+1) Here is my review of one domestic and one international flight operated by Pakistan Airlines which I had taken recently. After seeing that the past three flights of PK369 were cancelled, I was quite worried that my flight today (9 Sept) would be cancelled …
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Explore Sydney like a Local

August 30, 2017

It seems that the amazing city of Sydney is everyone’s favourite travel destination. Well, this definitely doesn’t come as a surprise since Sydney really has it all. And with so many places to visit, sights to see and things to experience, there are also plenty of ways to explore this city. There’s nothing wrong with …
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Cuba, the last socialist paradise

August 13, 2017

Cold war, communist state, trade embargo. These are the three phrases that come to mind whenever someone mentions Cuba. Thanks to our western-dominated media influence, many people do not have a good impression of Cuba. When I informed my family members that I was headed to Cuba, they were all so worried for me and …
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From city centre to check-in

August 5, 2017

Guest post from oneminute.com When coming off long flights, you want to get into the thick of it as soon as possible. Whether it be a taxi or a bus ride, discover the cost and time it takes to hitch a ride in a variety of modes of public transport that will have you exploring …
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Pampanga, Philippines

May 30, 2017

Flying in to Clark Airport is so much more of a breeze compared to flying in to Manila. I took a Cebu Pacific flight from Singapore to Clark to spend the Labour Day long weekend in the Philippines. The future international gateway for the country is currently being built at Clark International Airport. It is planned …
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Songkran in Thailand

April 18, 2017

Songkran festival – also known as the traditional Thai new year – was originally celebrated by sprinkling water on family members and elders for good fortune, and by paying respects to images of the beloved Buddha. Over time, the festival has evolved and it now involves three days of water play, with locals and visitors …
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Flight Review: KLM

April 3, 2017

KLM offers a flight between Amsterdam and Bali, with a stopover in Singapore. This flight is popular with European revellers who are headed to Bali for their beach vacation. Since I had not taken a KLM flight before, I booked the Singapore-Bali return journey segment with KLM. They have quite good deals starting from $188 …
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eat pray love Bali

March 21, 2017

What a tropical paradise Bali is. I had long avoided visiting Bali because it is touristy and filled with drunk Australian tourists. However, I was so wrong! I found my inner peace in Bali. This Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs is more than meets the eye. …
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Southern Africa on a budget

March 1, 2017

An astonishingly diverse region fused by its prolific wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and remnants of ancient culture, Southern Africa will etch itself on your heart. Most people will immediately think of safaris or impoverished people when ‘Africa’ is mentioned or ask “Is it dangerous?”, but did you know that South Africa is the second largest economy …
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Overnight stay at Semonkong

February 5, 2017

Maletsunyane Falls is a 192-metre-high (630 ft) waterfall in the Southern African country Lesotho. It is located near the town of Semonkong (Site of smoke), which also is named after the falls. The waterfall is on the Maletsunyane River and it falls from a ledge of Triassic-Jurassic basalt. Having heard about its natural beauty, I decided to venture out of the capital city Maseru to …
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Crossing the South African-Zimbabwean border

January 31, 2017

It has to be one of the longest border crossings I have ever experienced, besides the China-Kazakhstan one. This time, I took an overnight bus from Johannesburg as we headed up north to Beit Bridge to cross the border. Many of my friends had warned me about the horrendous queues, but in order to save …
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Victoria Falls (is falling down)

January 30, 2017

The original plan was to head to Harare (the capital of Zimbabwe) to find my friend before going to Victoria Falls. However, due to a lack of time and sold out bus tickets, I had to change my route by going to Bulawayo (second largest town) before taking the train to Victoria falls. I took …
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Pitstop in Port Elizabeth

January 18, 2017

Most people only know Johannesburg and Cape Town when they think of South Africa, both of which are serviced by direct flights from Singapore. However, this time I decided to venture deeper into South Africa to explore other regions. Port Elizabeth caught my eye because it is a coastal city and also it was holding …
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