Category: Attractions

The new Museo del Novecento in Milan, Italy

The new Museo del Novecento dedicated to the art of the 20th Century will be inaugurated in November 2010 at the Palazzo dell’Arengario. The large spiral ramp inside the building will be the museum’s most important architectural feature, acting as a functional yet stylish element connecting the different levels of the tower from the basement […]

Heritage Exploration room package from Mandarin Oriental

Heritage Exploration room package from Mandarin Oriental

Embark on a journey of discovery into the vibrant art, culture and heritage of Singapore with Mandarin Oriental, Singapore’s newly launched Heritage Exploration room package. Available from 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011, the package features accommodation in one of the hotel’s well-appointed Premier Ocean rooms combined with visits to a selection of Singapore’s […]

Top 10 places to monkey around

Top 10 places to monkey around

Love primates?  Here’s another top 10 from Tripadvisor and this time they’re swinging from the treetops with the ‘top 10 places to monkey around’.  Here’s the list: 1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore 2. The Jungle Place, Playa del Carmen, Mexico 3. Bodden Tours, Roatan, Honduras 4. Monkey World, Wareham, UK 5. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Ngamba Island, Uganda 6. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Malaysia 7. Gamboa Rainforest […]

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Did you know that there are now more than 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? According to Tripadvisor, the top 10 – as rated by their users, I assume – are: 1. Taj Mahal, India 2. Petra / Wasi Muda, Jordan 3. Palmyra, Syria 4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA 5. Abu Simbel, Egypt 6. Prambanan Temples, Indonesia […]

Amazing Cape Town attractions

Cape Town, located at the very bottom of South Africa, has a fascinating and diverse culture which has served the city incredibly well when it comes to tourism. The city, founded in 1652 as a shipping supply station for the Dutch East India Company, is now one of the most multicultural cities in the world. […]

Changi Airport is now home to Singapore’s tallest slide!

Air travel needn’t be boring any longer! Changi Airport is now home to Singapore’s tallest slide. The 12-metre tall slide can be found at Terminal 3 and riders can look forward to a top speed of 6 metres per second!

Special feature: Siam Park, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Special feature: Siam Park, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Siam Park is Tenerife’s latest attraction.  From the same people behind the highly successful Loro Parque on the north of the island, it is a spectacular waterpark that was opened in September 2008 and that can be found on the south of the island, just outside Costa Adeje.  Siam Park has a large artifical beach […]

What’s ‘The One Thing’ you need to see, do or taste in your favourite cities?

Charley Boorman (of Long Way Round fame) is bold enough to offer his own recommendations. The actor has teamed up with American Express to suggest ‘The One Thing‘ you should do when you visit Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Edinburgh. Think you know these cities well? His recommendations are surprisingly savvy and inventive. You can watch […]

Alentejo: Portugal’s cork country

The Alentejo is a mystical place of gliding plains, sudden mountains, and the largest cork forests in the world. With open horizons, the rhythm of life follows the rhythm of regional songs. More than half of the world’s total cork supply is produced on this very land. To many of those who have not visited […]

A waterslide with a 28-metre drop… in just 4 seconds

I’m just back from a fantastic trip to Tenerife where I have been reviewing two hotels.  Write-ups will follow shortly as will a review of Siam Park, an amazing waterpark built in 2008 which our children loved.  One of the highlights at the park is the ‘Tower of Power’.  It’s not for the little ones […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailormade tours of India from Dominion Travel For your luxe travel needs: Elite Destinations Direct Save on theme parks with Orlando Attractions Check out Suite 116 at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

New cross-strait flights launched by China Airlines

Taiwanese national carrier, China Airlines and its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, have announced plans to fly a larger aircraft between Taipei and mainland China. This move follows growing demand from travellers seeking more cross-strait flights. China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines will now fly an Airbus A330-300 on all flights from Taoyuan International Airport to Xian, Shenyang, […]

Sun Moon Lake Ropeway in Taiwan

A new cable car line has launched near one of Taiwan’s most popular leisure destinations, Sun Moon Lake, to offer grand views over the island’s largest natural lake and surrounding mountain scenery. The 1.8 kilometre-long ‘Sun Moon Lake Ropeway’ is elevated 150 metres over the surface of Sun Moon Lake. It will connect the Sun […]

A new African safari resort in Taiwan

Asia’s only African safari resort has opened in Hsinchu County to offer visitors a unique African experience in north west Taiwan. The Leofoo Resort Guanshi boasts African-themed rooms and the opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with a variety of wild animals. The Leofoo Resort Guanshi has a total of 164 rooms […]

New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

A new boutique holiday cottage has just opened in Dartmoor National Park, Devon. With Molton Brown cosmetics, beautiful decor and the option of a private chef, Moorland View offers “wall-to-wall luxury.” It’s made for lovebirds: romantic touches include a log fire, scented candles and a vintage copper bath for two. Complimentary membership of Bovey Castle […]

Scheduled for 2012: Shangri-La Hotel, Istanbul

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts‘ first hotel in Turkey, the Shangri-La Hotel, Istanbul is set to  open in April 2012. The hotel will be located between the Dolmabahce and the Maritime Museum on the European coast of the Bosphorus Straits, the 30km stretch of water separating Europe and Asia. Set within the Besiktas district, the shopping […]