Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people, which are the word ‘Europe’. However, they do little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options: [Read more…]
A cashier will count through your change painfully slowly, and often take pauses, in the hope that you will lose patience and just accept the change anyway. However, they are counting through a much lower sum that you’re owed. [Read more…]
Today, we will look at the top flight and hotel options in Europe. Europe is known as the land of natural beauties. This is an area of the world, where native cultures, modern practices and untouched nature all exist in harmony.
Here tourists can find beautiful green pastures, mountains filled with snow and beautiful beaches. Tourists will also be able to see and feel the history of the continent. There are museums, historic structures as well as breathtaking islands.
There are luxurious flight and hotel options, which take you to the world’s most intriguing and exotic places. [Read more…]
If you visit Switzerland, you should know its VAT (local version of GST) and don’t forget to get tax refund.
The VAT (value added tax) rate in Switzerland is 8.0%. VAT is already included in the purchase price. Singapore travellers (as long as you are not residing in Switzerland) can claim a VAT refund if you have purchased goods to the value of at least CHF 300.00 per day and vendor. The purchased goods must be taken out of the country within 30 days, and must be displayed to the Swiss customs officials upon departure. [Read more…]
A valid driving licence is compulsory for anyone driving any type of motor vehicle on the roads in Switzerland. The licence must be carried on all journeys and must be presented on demand by law enforcement officials.
The following types of licences may be used to operate a vehicle in Switzerland:
- Valid Swiss driving licence
- Valid driving licence from any EU/EEA country
- Valid foreign driving licence represented by an international driving licence
If you’re sick, stay at home; but, the worse thing that could happen is getting flu at destination when traveling. You probably suffer much more than you can enjoy the trip. What can you do about it?
Get A Flu Vaccine
Flu can cause mild to severe illness, and sometimes to death. Precaution first! Getting a flu vaccine before you travel to prevent it. Visit a polyclinic or any other private clinics for advice and vaccination. [Read more…]
Kerala is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing states of India. It has been proudly named ‘God’s Own Country’. It lies in South India and is one of the most popular tourist regions of the world.
It’s beautiful beaches, spectacular backwaters, palm trees, leafy hill stations with rubber and tea plantations, coconut trees adjacent to the beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, gushing waters, soothing lakes and calm atmosphere make Kerala a land blessed with beauty. Its ecosystem is a perfect example of nature’s equilibrium and that is why it is also known as the “green paradise”. It is a perfect destination for eco-tourism, as it has greenery in abundance. [Read more…]
If you are to visit Japan in the coming months, you should know when and where is the cherry blossom festival; take note of the forecast dates of cherry trees opening their blossoms this year.
|Location||Opening||Estimated Best Viewing|
|Tokyo||March 30||April 5 to 14|
|Kyoto||March 29||April 5 to 14|
|Kagoshima||March 28||April 5 to 14|
|Kumamoto||March 26||April 3 to 12|
|Fukuoka||March 27||April 4 to 13|
|Hiroshima||March 29||April 5 to 13|
|Osaka||March 30||April 6 to 14|
|Nara||March 31||April 6 to 14|
|Nagoya||March 29||April 6 to 13|
|Yokohama||March 31||April 6 to 13|
|Kanazawa||April 7||April 12 to 19|
|Nagano||April 13||April 18 to 25|
|Sendai||April 13||April 18 to 25|
|Aomori||April 26||May 1 to 8|
|Hakodate||May 2||May 6 to 13|
|Sapporo||May 4||May 7 to 14|
“By air” is not the only option! It’s fun to take train while traveling outside Singapore. When you are in Thailand for example, you can take train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai which saves money as well.
State Railway of Thailand has set up a online reservation website for booking train tickets in Thailand. Train tickets online booking can be done between 00:30 – 23:30 (Thailand Time) at www.thairailticket.com. [Read more…]
For travel lovers who would also love to do some volunteer work now and then; here is an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone!
Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer teams travel to exciting destinations in the United States and around the world. They advocate for better living conditions and raise funds to help those in need. [Read more…]