Cruising in the Mediterranean

16 October, 2013

If you’re after a holiday where you can enjoy the delights of the Spanish coast, or the sizzling French Riviera, or perhaps discover the ancient cities and forts of...

Experiencing the Xi’an Indulgence Package with Shangri-La Xi’an

15 October, 2013

One of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history, Xi’an was known as Chang’an before the Ming Dynasty.  Xi’an is one of the Four...

PARKROYAL on Pickering Staycation Review

12 October, 2013

With lush sky gardens, reflecting pools and cascading vertical greenery, PARKROYAL on Pickering boasts a unique hotel-in-a-garden concept that seamlessly blends environmental principles with elements of nature throughout the...

Taxi Experiences Around the World – Singapore vs. Bangkok & Beijing

10 October, 2013

There is no doubt that taxis are the most convenient mode of transportation anywhere in the world (most of the time except maybe during traffic jams) – even here...

Standard Chartered Tigerair Platinum Credit Card – Your Faster Way to More Holidays

9 October, 2013

There are a number of credit cards in the market that offers attractive mile redemption packages e.g. get X number of miles for $1 spent but I have yet...

Review of Shangri-la Hotel Baotou 包头香格里拉大酒店

6 October, 2013

Baotou means “place that has deer” in Mongolian.  The city is also famous for its iron and steel industry. Baotou is therefore commonly referred to as both “Deer City”...

Loving the Moment Instagram Highlights with Shangri-La Hangzhou

3 October, 2013

Having checked out Inner Mongolia’s 希拉穆仁草原 and 响沙湾 Desert and Xi’an 兵马俑 for the past week, we decided to stopover at Hangzhou for a breather from our busy travel itinerary –...

Exploring Xiangshawan Desert 响沙湾 (Singing Sand Ravine) with Shangri-La Baotou

30 September, 2013

Most tourists come to Inner Mongolia to see 2 main attractions – the Grasslands and the Desert.  While there are a number of Grassland options e.g. Xilamuren Grassland, the...

Staycation at Fullerton Hotel Singapore Loft Suite with Suite Dreams Package

28 September, 2013

Built in 1928, the Fullerton Building was the centre of Singapore’s commercial, social and official life (and the area around it – Fullerton Square – a political centre with...

Exploring Beijing Drum Tower 鼓楼 & Houhai 后海 Hutongs 胡同 [Pedicab/Trishaw Hutong Tour Scam Alert]

26 September, 2013

Besides the standard Beijing tourist destinations of Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Street, Shichahai (什刹海) is another area worth checking for its beautiful lakes, shopping along old streets such as...

Sightseeing at Huhhot City – Dazhao Temple 大召寺, Five Pagoda Temple 五塔寺, Sai Shang Old Street 塞上老街

24 September, 2013

Besides the Xilamuren Grasslands, there are a few places of attractions in Huhhot too e.g. Dazhao Temple, Five Pagoda Temple.  As part of the Shangri-La Grassland Experience Package, you...

Loving the Moment Instagram Highlights with Shangri-La Xi’an

22 September, 2013

After about a week in Inner Mongolia, we took a short flight from Baotou to Xi’an – one of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years...

希拉穆仁草原 Xilamuren Grassland Experience at 蒙古人圣地度假村- Mongolian Yurts and Horse-Riding

20 September, 2013

Most tourists come to Inner Mongolia for the grassland experience and 呼和浩特市 Huhehaote (also known as Hohhot or Huhhot), the capital of 内蒙古 Neimenggu (Inner Mongolia) is typically the...

Unforgettable Rail Ride Holidays Around the World

18 September, 2013

There are a host of great rail journeys to be had across the world that offer rail experiences quite unlike the average British daily rail commute. Sprawling journeys of...