Singapore 

Second Raffles Hotel set to open in Singapore on Sentosa in 2022, Singapore, Travel News

SINGAPORE – A second Raffles Hotel is set to open in Singapore in 2022, more than a century after the original national monument in Beach Road opened its doors in 1887. Hotel operator Accor Group, in partnership with property developer Royal Group, announced on Tuesday (June 25) that the new Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore will be built on Sentosa. The proposed all-villa resort will feature 61 villas, each with its own private swimming pool, set in a 1,000,000 sq ft property, the equivalent of approximately 17 football fields.…

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Singapore 

5 smart tricks Singaporeans use to save money when travelling, Lifestyle, Travel, Singapore News

Every so often, you’ll find a friend announcing their holiday on Instagram, turning us green with envy as we watch their feed fill up with photos and videos of their trip. A recent survey by Picodi has revealed the travelling habits of Singaporeans, including that 38 per cent of Singaporeans go on holiday twice a year.  To delve deeper on how they afford it, here are some of the most popular ways they use to save money when travelling. 1. BUYING TICKETS IN ADVANCE In the survey, 68 per cent of Singaporeans state that they buy tickets in…

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Singapore 

Haw Par Villa now open at night, Lifestyle, Travel, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Visitors to Haw Par Villa can now explore its 1,000 Technicolor sculptures and dioramas and wander its 10 Courts of Hell after dark. The park has extended its operating time from 7pm to 10pm in a bid to attract more visitors. Previously, its opening hours were from 9am to 7pm with the last entry at 6pm. Entry to the park is free. Site manager Journeys said the best time to visit the park is in the evening and added that it has improved the lighting features. Haw Par…

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China 

Just add H²0 to go? Chinese firm claims its hydrogen-powered car can travel 500km fuelled by water

A car company based in central China claimed it has built a hydrogen-powered vehicle that could travel up to 500 kilometres powered only by water.The prototype made by Qingnian Cars in Nanyang, a city in Henan province, made its maiden journey on Wednesday when local Communist Party chiefs visited the plant, according to the Nanyang Daily newspaper.The vehicle is not known to have been tested over longer distances, but Pang Qingnian, chief executive of the company, told Securities Times that it… Source link

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Singapore 

Tips to spot hidden cameras in your hotel the next time you travel, Singapore News

Earlier this year, over 1,600 hotel guests were secretly filmed in their hotels and accommodations in South Korea. Tiny spy cameras were planted in hotels and rental houses in unsuspecting objects such as wall sockets, hair dryers and TV boxes. Police uncovered that the footage recorded was actually distributed online to users who subscribed for a fee. Although spy camera incidents have largely been discovered in South Korea, other travellers in different parts of the world (as far as Florida and Toronto) discovered illicit hidden cameras in their accommodation. Unfortunately,…

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Singapore 

Chan Brothers Travel under investigation by privacy watchdog after personal data found to be insecure, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Travel agency Chan Brothers Travel is being investigated by Singapore’s privacy watchdog after the personal data of more than 500 of its customers was found to be publicly accessible. Screenshots provided by a tip-off seen by The Straits Times showed that the website exposed data such as names, NRIC numbers, passport numbers and travel plans of Chan Brothers Travel’s customers. The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) said on Friday (May 24) that it has been notified of the incident and is investigating. Responding to ST queries, a spokesman…

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Singapore 

7 ways to save on travel insurance in Singapore, Singapore News

I have a love-hate relationship with travel insurance – it’s the umbrella I know I should bring out, yet am always tempted to leave at home. Whether or not you should get travel insurance is up to you, but if you’ve already decided that you want it, there are actually several ways you can save money on it, such as travel insurance promotions. Some credit cards also cover you for free if you book your flights with the card. 7 WAYS TO SAVE ON TRAVEL INSURANCE IN SINGAPORE (2019) Single-trip…

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Singapore 

Scoot flight makes emergency landing in Chennai after smoke alert, Singapore, Travel News

SINGAPORE – A Scoot flight made an emergency landing in Chennai, India on Monday (May 20) after pilots were alerted to a possible fire in the cargo area. Flight TR567 was en route from Tiruchirappalli to Singapore when the cargo smoke warning trigger was activated more than an hour into the flight which departed at about 1.30am local time. Confirming the incident, a Scoot spokesman told The Straits Times that the Airbus A-320 was carrying 165 passengers and six crew. The pilots declared an emergency and the flight was diverted…

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China 

China’s rail operator apologises for holiday travel chaos but says it will seek to punish unruly passengers

The company that runs China’s railways apologised on Saturday for the chaotic scenes on trains and at stations during this year’s extended Labour Day holiday, but said it would also consider how passengers who contributed to the disruption should be punished.An estimated 70 million people took rail trips between Tuesday and Saturday, with the peak coming on Wednesday, when a new May 1 record of 17 million passengers boarded trains across the country.The huge crowds, however, created big… Source link

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Southeast Asia’s Grab cuts a familiar path with partnerships in logistics and travel

Grab, Singapore’s largest ride-hailing company, is making good on its vision to become Southeast Asia’s all-in-one app. Its latest investment in Singapore-based, last-mile delivery firm Ninja Van comes days after it introduced hotel and ticket-booking features to its app.The investment into Ninja Van will see Grab’s current logistics service, GrabExpress, expand its offerings to include scheduled deliveries on top of on-demand deliveries.The move is part of Grab’s mission to become a super app,… Source link

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