Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

The Raffles Hotel – Singapore

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

dscf9023.JPGOne of the top attractions in Singapore is the Raffles Hotel which was declared a national monument in 1987 and received its name from Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore.

The hotel itself stands out in the city to be one of the nicest hotels in Singapore that simply oozes luxury. There are many luxury suites to choose to stay in from the top presidential suites to the personality suites; they provide comfort for all tastes. Facilities include a roof top pool, plenty of restaurants and bars including the famous long bar where you get the best Singapore sling, a spa, a theatre and an arcade full of high end shops such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.

Visit the Raffles website for more information. Prices start around £409 per night based on two people sharing but if it’s a little bit too pricey make sure you visit the shopping arcade and the long bar.

Sentosa Island – Singapore

Friday, August 15th, 2008

dscf9092.JPGBy far one of the most beautiful, adventure attractions in Singapore, Sentosa Island is a must see!

Located just off the coast of the city enjoy the views from the sky train over to Sentosa Island and with plenty of entertainment for everyone there is plenty to do and it won’t disappoint. Chose from many different attractions such as the tiger sky tower, the butterfly park and insect kingdom museum, the songs of the sea light show or the underwater world and dolphin lagoon to name a few. If you’re perhaps looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and just want to relax visit one of the islands lovely beaches. The Silosa beach is pretty and has a selection of beach bars and cafes on the beach to keep you hydrated from the amazing sunshine.

Visit the Singapore tourist website for more information on Sentosa Island.

Tubing – Vang Vieng Laos

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

laso20.jpgBefore I went travelling people told me the best thing to do in the whole of South East Asia is tubing in Laos.

So on my way through Laos I figured it was only natural to follow the crowd and see what tubing is. You literally rent a tube (rubber ring) and then are driven up far along the river Nam Song to the point where you are dropped off and start to tube from. The river is quite nice and clean in South East Asia’s summer so it is advised to go around December/January when it isn’t monsoon season. As you float down the river you are offered a hook which a man then pulls so you can get to the river bank and get off to sit back and relax with a beer at a bar. There are many bars dotted down the river with rope swings, straw huts and football/volley ball grounds.

An experience for a traveler looking for a wild and fun time.

The Four Seasons – Koh Samui

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

four-seasons-koh-samui.jpgSet against the backdrop of beautiful blue skies, turquoise seas and golden sunsets the Four Seasons resort in Koh Samui, Thailand is a paradise.

Tucked away on the hillside resort on the Gulf of Siam, you can stay in your own villa with coconut grove and tropical garden surroundings. To top it all off you can sun yourself on The Four Seasons very own private beach. Beach villas offer spectacular and unobstructed views of the Gulf and surrounding islands and come with outdoor wooden decking and seating area. To add to the tranquillity of it all you can enjoy eating by the beach or hillcrest and pamper yourself at the spa.

Enjoy yourself, exploring the beautiful island and the gorgeous scenic views in Koh Samui. Villas cost around £710 per night, to view available accommodation at The Four Season in Koh Samui and for reservations visit The Four Seasons website.