Imagine someone standing by his window and saying the phrase Live Our Dreams, Fly Our Flag. For the designers at FARM, which is in charge of branding NDP 2010, the image that came quickly to mind was that of someone wishing upon a shooting star. Hence, their winning idea for NDP 2010’s logo was born. [Read more…]
For those travellers who wish to heighten their holiday experience and ‘Wake Up Happy’, Hotels.com, the global hotel specialist, highlights some record-breaking hotels around the world, whether they are the biggest, tallest, oldest, greenest or most expensive.
The hotels featured on the Hotels.com list of ‘est’ factor hotels offer extraordinary accommodation which defies the norm and offers travelers a truly memorable experience. Hotels include the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, currently the world’s tallest hotel, Icehotel in Sweden, the world’s coldest, and Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa in Queensland, which is regarded as the world’s ‘greenest’ hotel.
World’s Tallest Hotel: Burj Al Arab – Dubai
Currently the tallest hotel in the world is the Burj Al Arab in Dubai (however, the Rose Tower, also in Dubai, will surpass it once opened in late 2009). Standing at 321 metres in height, the hotel is a self-rated 7 star hotel built on a man-made island 280 metres from shore. Burj Al Arab is arguably one of the most luxurious hotels in the world with its own Rolls Royce fleet, private shopper and helicopter landing platform.
All of the hotel’s 202 duplex suites, ranging from 170 to 780 square metres, are fitted with Versace bedspreads, full size Hermes products and come with a private butler. Naturally the hotel isn’t cheap, with the Burj Al Arab also having some of the most expensive rooms costing up to US$15,000 per night. [Read more…]
The dates for the 11 specified public holidays in Singapore for 2010 are as follows:
- New Year’s Day (Friday): Jan 1, 2010
- Chinese New Year (Sunday*, Monday): Feb 14, 15
- Good Friday (Friday): April 2
- Labour Day (Saturday): May 1
- Vesak Day (Friday): May 28
- National Day (Monday): August 9
- Hari Raya Puasa (Friday): Sep 10
- Deepavali (Friday): Nov 5
- Hari Raya Haji (Wednesday): Nov 17
- Christmas Day (Saturday): Dec 25
As Chinese New Year falls on Sunday 14 February 2010 and Monday 15 February 2010, the next day, Tuesday 16 February 2010, will be a public holiday. [Read more…]
This year’s Vesak Day in Singapore falls on May 9, 2009. This post gives you some introduction about Vesak Day.
What is Vesak Day?
Vesak Day is an annual holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in many Asian countries like Nepal, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia,Pakistan, India, and Taiwan. Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s birthday,” it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment Nirvana, and passing (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha. [Read more…]
Missed the opportunity to grab that special fare during our last lunchtime madness? Fear not as JetStar Lunchtime Madness deal is back!
On top of that, Jetstar Asia will be waiving fuel surcharge from henceforth thus bringing you greater savings for your next holiday. What are you waiting for? Book your next flight with us today!
Fly to the following places from S$28: [Read more…]
As 2009 is close, you may be wondering whehter you have more holidays in 2009. Here is a list of Singapore public holidays: [Read more…]