Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Saturday, May 30, 2015   




Hanoi hiatus
Jetstar Pacific is offering Hong Kong travelers a new direct flight to Hanoi.

In high spirits
Luxury travel retailer DFS Group has opened its new wines and spirits flagship duplex store at Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 3. At 11,400 square feet, the store is the group's largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco.

Two more stars in Galaxy
Two luxury hotels - set within Galaxy Macau - open today. Guests have the option of an urban escape at JW Marriott Hotel Macau or a luxurious stay at the all-suite Ritz-Carlton, Macau.

On a roll
A lobster claw the size of an iPhone 5 sits perched atop my lunch, completely obliterating any chance I have to see the chopped lobster meat tucked into a split- top hot dog bun. The lobster roll at Quoddy Bay Lobster, a blue aluminum shack on the eastern lip of the United States, isn't my first - you can find them now in seafood restaurants all over the country - but it's certainly the freshest, most delicious version I've ever had.

Portuguese poolside party
In a nod to Macau's rich Portuguese past, the Sheraton Macao Hotel will be having Portuguese barbecue every Friday and Saturday.

Taking to the skies
Guests of Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya now have access to exclusive helicopter tours.

Kick back and relax
I happened to arrive in Granada, Nicaragua's oldest city, on September 14, a day before the anniversary of Central American independence. Upon checking into my hotel, La Gran Francia, a two-story building dating back nearly 500 years, the receptionist warned me that the next morning might get a bit festive. If I heard celebrating, he said, don't be alarmed. It's just the holiday in action, he said.

Packed with insider knowledge
When is the best time to visit New Zealand?

Heady stuff
Just beyond the expanse of glass windows at the Castillo El Collado, a perfect gem of an inn located in Laguardia, northern Spain, a blazing orange ball of a sun slips behind the mountains and a violet haze descends upon the valley.

Designs on Chengdu
The downtown area of Chengdu, a city known for its lovable pandas and spicy food, is quietly getting a facelift, thanks to the local government's determination to preserve historic buildings and its unique joie de vivre.



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