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The eco-tourist’s guide to travel in SingaporeTravel is finally regaining traction two years into the pandemic, with Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) withstanding in the face of the latest coronavirus outbreaks. Countries…
17 Feb 2022
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The eco-tourist’s guide to travel in Singapore

Travel is finally regaining traction two years into the pandemic, with Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) withstanding in the face of the latest coronavirus outbreaks. Countries like Sweden have even declared…

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The ultimate 4D3N travel itinerary for your trip to Hong Kong

Day One  Check in: There are plenty of high-end hotels to stay at in Hong Kong, so why not try a boutique gem unique to the city for a pleasant surprise? A charming mix of old-meets-new Hong Kong culture, The Fleming is an ambient maritime-inspired hotel in the heart of Wan Chai. But if you’re…
26 Apr 2022 3 mins read

The fate of the world’s first made-in-Singapore floating resort

Mention Hotel Haegeumgang and many would say “ where?”. But did you know that it started out as a floating resort built in Singapore? South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on April 20, that the once five-star resort that was abandoned in North Korea, is being demolished by its government, and that there will no…
20 Apr 2022 4 mins read

The eco-tourist’s guide to travel in Singapore

Travel is finally regaining traction two years into the pandemic, with Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) withstanding in the face of the latest coronavirus outbreaks. Countries like Sweden have even declared the pandemic over, while others no longer mandate mask-wearing or Antigen Rapid Testing (ART).  While the Covid-19 pandemic brought travel almost to a standstill in…
17 Feb 2022 4 mins read

Travel during the pandemic: Self-entitlement or a much-needed mental health therapy?

Since Covid-19 brought international travel to a screeching halt in 2020, there has been a new social phenomenon going on; “travel shaming”. People who decide to go on a trip in the midst of a global pandemic that has infected and caused the death of millions are often beset with this latest plague. With the…
21 Jan 2022 5 mins read

Bringing the magic of travel back after the Covid-19 bruising

There is no doubt that 2020 was the worst year in tourism history. The World Tourism Organisation reported a “collapse” in international travel, with one billion fewer international arrivals than in 2019.  Travel agencies in Singapore were not spared. In 2020, Nam Ho DMC said that bookings for group tours dried up amid the Covid-19…
29 Dec 2021 6 mins read

Traveling the world with your tastebuds

Climb Dempsey Hill, not Machu Picchu, for a taste of Peru  Mention Peru and the 15th century Incan archeological site Machu Picchu comes to mind. Since we can’t fly 18,630 km to the South American country, why not let our palate passports do the traveling. Nestled in Dempsey Hill surrounded by greenery is Canchita, a…
13 Oct 2021 4 mins read

Summer retreat onsen in Ehime inspiration for Spirited Away’s witchy bathhouse

If you have binged on revered Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s enchanting fantasy film Spirited Away, you would have come across its witchy bathhouse, where the film’s heroine Chihiro once worked. Like most Japanese animations where fictitious scenes and sets are often inspired by real life, the same can be said for this bathhouse which,…
9 Jul 2021 4 mins read

Ethiopia, the land of ‘dust’, is where you get spoiled by beauty and history

With the pandemic halting travel plans, many have turned to ‘virtual travelling’ to sate their wanderlust. For those yearning to catch a glimpse of other pockets of the world, TheHomeGround Asia brings you on a journey in Through the Eyes… . In this installation, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Social Service…
23 Jun 2021 5 mins read

Discover the evolution of Singapore’s passports with Gil Schneider

Gil Schneider is an avid collector of passports and has amassed hundreds of them internationally in his trusty vintage suitcases. We get a sneak peek into his collection of Singapore passports, from the end of World War Two in 1945 until today. From flimsy slips of handwritten papers to state-of-the-art biometric passports, watch how our…
15 Jun 2021 1 min read

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