Submitted by jylim@a1 on Thu, 2016-06-30 12:39
Packing for a trip to a waterfall is different from a regular hiking trip as there is water involved. Here are some survival tips.
What to wear
Dress comfortably. Your best bet is fast-dry attire to minimise having to carry extra clothing. Dark colours are also better, especially if you are female, unless you want your undergarments to be visible when your clothing gets wet.
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Thu, 2016-06-30 12:22
It turns out, ginger ale doesn't really help alleviate stomach aches or dizziness caused in-flight. It's more of the memory we have of them and just good ol' assumption.
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Thu, 2016-06-30 10:41
Fresh off the plane in Iran, in the elegant city of Shiraz which is admired for its gardens and poets, we are photobombed by a young local man in aviator shades.
That morning, my group of travellers have been languidly arranging ourselves for a picture in the 13th-century Eram Garden when the prankster leaps in front of us. His two female friends, wearing denim and head scarves, laugh out loud from the side.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-29 19:43
A photographer used a drone to capture spectacular images of cascades of water gushing from a dam in central China, an annual event attracting thousands of tourists.
Water thundered from channels built into the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River in the central province of Henan, producing huge waterfalls, waves and steam.
The release is part of efforts to flush silt from the bottom of a reservoir behind the dam.
The Yellow River is famously silty - hence its name.
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-29 17:49
Jeju is made for romance. It even dots the "j" in its name with a heart, in its official tourism logo.
Scores of K-drama serials have been filmed on the beloved South Korean holiday island and honeymooners flock to its stylish (and expensive) rental cottages that seem to have come straight out of a Scandinavian design magazine.
So what are two women like me and my friend, Park So Young, doing, puttering around Jeju-do in a lilac-hued Chevrolet Spark?
Submitted by pristeo@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-29 16:32
HAVANA - Starwood Hotels on Tuesday took over management of a luxury hotel in central Havana, becoming the first big American hospitality chain with a presence on the island since the Cuban Revolution a half-century ago.
The newly-rechristened Cuba Four Points by Sheraton on Havana's Quinta Avenida -- a hotel owned by the Cuban military -- now will be managed by the American hospitality giant.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-29 15:44
SINGAPORE - Come July, Singapore citizens and permanent residents aged 60 and above will get to enjoy a single-park admission ticket to the Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park, at $8, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) announced on Wednesday (June 29).
The promotional offer includes complimentary tram rides at the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park, and a free River Safari Cruise ride at River Safari.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-29 15:10
SINGAPORE - Universal Studios Singapore (USS) has been named the top amusement park in Asia as part of online travel site TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards.
Award winners were chosen after TripAdvisor studied the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks and water parks worldwide over a 12-month period.
This is the third year running that USS has bagged the number one award for Asia's top amusement park.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Tue, 2016-06-28 22:21
SINGAPORE - Visitors to the Night Safari now have an adorable new star to visit, as the park's month-and-half-old baby elephant made her public debut on Tuesday (June 28) evening.
Accompanied by her mother Sri Nandong and "aunts" Tun and Jamilah, who are not related, the rambunctious calf played in the sand and tossed around a rubber ball during her first official tour of the Asian elephant exhibit.
Submitted by candicec@a1 on Tue, 2016-06-28 13:09
Using the ATM when you're in a foreign country is sometimes a necessary evil, especially when you've run out of cash.
We've heard stories about how ATM card skimming is one typical racket that is commonplace in Europe.
One tourist confirmed our fears when he discovered a dodgy ATM in the Austrian city of Vienna.