Category: Singapore

Rice Dumpling Festival

Rice Dumpling Festival

If you’re in Singapore, head to the Copthorne  Orchid Hotel to celebrate the Rice Dumpling Festival with Hua Ting’s mouth-watering dumplings. Their award-winning veteran Masterchef Chan Kwok is known for his specialty dumplings and this year, he will present his new creation – XO Rice Dumpling with Sliced Pork and Chinese Mushrooms. The event starts […]

New Majestic Hotel in Singapore's historic Chinatown

New Majestic Hotel in Singapore’s historic Chinatown

The Singapore hotel scene has seen the addition of the New Majestic Hotel in Chinatown. The hotel features 30 rooms, individually designed by emerging Singaporean artists. The Majestic Restaurant within the hotel pairs modern Cantonese cuisine with some of Singapore’s best wines. The hotel was opened earlier this year by former lawyer Loh Lik Peng […]

Best airport in Asia?

Best airport in Asia?

Changi Airport has been voted ‘Best Airport Asia’ for an impressive 20th time on the trot in  an annual survey conducted by the Hong Kong-based publication CargoNews Asia. It’s also received awards recently from both DestinAsian magazine, a luxury travel publication, and from the the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York […]

Raffles CEO receives top honour in Singapore

Raffles CEO receives top honour in Singapore

Jennie Chua, president and CEO of Raffles Holdings,  has been  awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award at Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) 20th Tourism Awards. Other notable winners included The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore (Best Accommodation Experience, Deluxe Hotel) and Singapore Zoo (Best Leisure Attraction Experience).

Luxury hotel chains expanding

Luxury hotel chains expanding

It has emerged today that Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Colony Capital will pay $3.9 billion to buy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. in order to  expand  upon an  international luxury chain. Last year, Colony Capital bought the hotel business of Raffles Holdings for $859 million, gaining several historic hotels in Asia including […]