Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2016-08-31 13:07
PRORA, Germany - One of the biggest relics left behind by the Nazis is undergoing a radical transformation on a German island, harnessing a property boom to become a luxury tourist destination.
Developers are now bringing to life the hulking grey ruin at Prora where Adolf Hitler failed to realise his dream of a giant beachfront indoctrination camp.
Submitted by xwwei@a1 on Wed, 2016-08-31 11:26
Coordinated by WONG LI ZA with additional reporting by ARNOLD LOH, CHAN LI LEEN, SARBAN SINGH, SHARANPAL SINGH RANDHAWA and SHARON LING
Submitted by wkrai@a1 on Wed, 2016-08-31 09:29
Israel is a lot like Singapore.
That was the first thought I had when I spotted the clean sweep of Ben Gurion International Airport's silver control tower against a broad blue sky while landing there earlier this month.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in April on his visit to the Middle East that both Israel and Singapore are young nations that have to integrate diverse groups.
This diversity was never starker to me than in the old city of Jerusalem which is split into four sections - the Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian quarters.
Submitted by nithiyat@a1 on Tue, 2016-08-30 17:30
You're about to embark on your Bali tour but have no idea where to begin. All you've heard about things to do in Bali are the typical stuff about sand, sun and fun, but you're looking to go beyond the typical tourist fare. Here's a guide to help you out - these are the top things to do in Bali to fully embrace everything the Indonesian island has to offer!
For the Cafe-Hoppers: Cafes in Bali
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Tue, 2016-08-30 16:47
If you're suffering from a near mental breakdown from the pressures at work, or know someone who is, then it's time to go to Fiji.
Fiji Airways and Tourism Fiji are seeking nominations of the most stressed out and overworked Singaporeans in need of a break to send to the island paradise.
Nominations for the nationwide social media competition can be made via Fiji Airways or Tourism Fiji's Facebook pages.
Submitted by candicec@a1 on Tue, 2016-08-30 16:27
BANGKOK - Predominately Buddhist Thailand has opened its first halal hotel as it hopes to attract more Muslim visitors and boost one of the few bright spots in its economy.
Nearly 30 million foreign tourists came to Thailand last year but only about 658,000 were from the Middle East, according to industry data.
The four-star Al Meroz hotel in Bangkok, which opened in November, hopes to play its part in changing that, and to cash in.
Submitted by chrisp@a1 on Tue, 2016-08-30 16:15
You finally land at your vacation destination, and head to the baggage claim area ready to grab your bags and get your holiday started! You wait, and you wait some more, and soon you're the only one left waiting. Your luggage never turns up. This ranks up there as one of every traveller's greatest logistical nightmares, but thankfully Skyscanner has some great tips for dealing with missing suitcases and how to minimise that happening at the start.
1. Keep it simple
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Tue, 2016-08-30 16:13
Airports are the gateways to our much sought after vacations and short getaways. Checking in two hours before our flights often gives us ample time to explore the interesting finds within the complex - whether it is to source for a last minute souvenir or simply to enjoy a hot cuppa before jetting off.
With the flood of hashtags punctuating every inch of social media, Wego.com has picked out some of the most Instagrammable airports around the world.
Submitted by xwwei@a1 on Tue, 2016-08-30 15:30
The ultimate in excitement for every theme park is the Roller Coaster. They are easily the centerpiece to any theme park due and queues to a roller coaster can stretch as long as the eyes can see. It is like a pilgrimage for every adrenaline junkie when they step in to a them park.
And if you're a true adrenaline junkie then you simply have to visit these extreme roller coasters; from the tallest to the fastest. These are the luminaries of the roller coaster world!
Submitted by xwwei@a1 on Tue, 2016-08-30 14:28
Following the passing of music icon and legend Prince on April 21, his studio complex, Paisley Park, is about to be opened as a museum to the public. The state-of-the-art establishment is widely known among his fans.