Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-24 18:07
SINGAPORE - "What is the Wifi password?"
If you are travelling abroad, chances are that this is one of the more common questions you will ask.
But when was the last time you asked this question onboard a flight?
For a nation that boasts one of the highest connection speeds and connectivity, there is a low take-up rate for in-flight connectivity among Singaporean passengers compared with other regions.
This is due to the perceived high cost of service.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-24 15:00
Mauritius is better known for its long sandy coastlines and marine parks. But venture inland, and you'll find that the island country has more adventures to offer.
The diversity of Mauritius's landscape has everything from rugged canyons to sugarcane plantations. Here are some must-do activities when you need a break from the beach.
Submitted by youentan@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-24 13:53
More than 54 per cent of travellers from Singapore use their smartphones while on holiday, with the number jumping to 70 per cent for those aged between 18 and 24.
This is according to travel search engine Kayak, which polled 1,000 people from Singapore as part of a worldwide survey of more than 12,000 people last month.
Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-24 12:23
This article first appeared on Skyscanner's 5 best ways to access cash abroad
Didn't carry enough cash overseas with you? Overspent at the last shopping stop? Or perhaps you had underestimated your budget.
Regardless of your reason for running low on cash and needing to withdraw money, we feel you. As part of Skyscanner's smarter spending series, this time we bring you ways to obtain cash overseas.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-24 11:06
The window seat.
Probably the most coveted place for that Instagram-worthy #wanderlust photo while you're in the air. Children and adults alike can be found peering out of the window mid-flight with the same amount of enthusiasm and awe in their eyes.
That being said, do you wonder what the name of that mountain you just flew past is, or which part of a country you are hovering over?
Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Mon, 2016-05-23 11:12
Rays of light bounced off sandstone walls, casting delicate shadows on the intricately designed bas-relief.
It was New Year's eve and there I was at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with a friend.
We climbed up steps hewn in the massive sandstone structure till we reached the top. There, we sat and waited for the sun to set. As glorious golden light flooded the temple complex, a group of Buddhist monks in saffron-coloured robes walked past.
Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Mon, 2016-05-23 10:24
Bicycle touring seems to be the in thing lately, with more and more people taking up cycling. And why not?
It's an interesting way to see the world or the country you're headed to. You can go about at your own pace, and don't need to worry about train or bus or tour schedules. Plus, it's eco-friendly.
Moreover, it's more economical because you save on transport charges, which can be expensive in certain places.
Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Sun, 2016-05-22 15:37
This is what the end of the world looks like. Walking in Patagonia, a place of wilderness in the far south of Latin America, I marvel at a white rainbow that arches over jagged mountains.
Much of Patagonia feels hyperreal, like the white rainbow, which is a rare cloud crafted by powerful winds into a curve in the sky.
Often, the landscape seems digitally transformed to fuse nature and fine-art photography, which heightens the sense that I am on an adventure to the rim of the world.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Sat, 2016-05-21 17:40
A theme park based on Korean pop culture is set to open in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, in 2017.
Called "K-Culture Valley" for the time being, it will be built on 326,393 square meters across the Korea International Exhibition and Convention Center in Goyang, featuring six differently themed zones that highlight Korean pop music, TV dramas, and movies as well as the country's history and retro culture.
Submitted by ishvarep@a1 on Sat, 2016-05-21 15:56