U Inchantree Resort – Most Romantic Resort by River Kwai Bridge

U Inchantree Resort Best Boutique Resort beside River Kwai Bridge

The U Inchantree Resort Kanchanaburi is definitely one of the best option for visitors looking for a cosy resort conveniently located near the River Kwai Bridge should they planned a vacation in this beautiful town. This is my 2nd stay at the resort which I visited five years ago and the resort have since gained a new wing making it a 50 rooms set up. Service is still as commendable, brisk and the resort retains a peaceful ambience. Incidentally, you might be pleased to know it garnered...

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Kanchanaburi, one of Thailand’s most underrated destinations

Kanchanaburi Thailand underrated destinations travel blog

Kanchanaburi offers something for everyone and in my humble opinion, is certainly one of Thailand's most underrated destinations. Blessed with natural and historical attractions, this laid-back town features many sightseeing opportunities that would please nature lovers and history buffs alike. World War II memories dominate a large portion of the town, with a number of museums and war memorials dedicated to the many lives lost during the Japanese occupation, while nature parks and its...

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X2 Kwai Resort – The most “Instagrammable” Resort in Kanchanaburi

X2 River Kwai Best Instagrammable Resort Kanchanaburi

X2 (pronounced Cross To) chain of resorts are fast gaining a reputation as a high-design, boutique range of holiday destination properties across Asia and Australia.  Since their introduction to the market they have risen to be among the most famous of boutique resorts in Thailand and across South East Asia, winning numerous awards and accolades.

I was especially impressed by the resort's chain mantra - "to have a very unique and unequivocal persona that is embraced by all elements of...

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NDP 2017 – State flag deployment by 127 Squadron

NDP Singapore 2017 - State flag deployment by 127 Squadron

Every National Day, Singaporeans experienced an elevated moment of national pride when they witness the visual spectacle of their state flag being hoisted by the powerful Chinook CH-47 heavy-lift helicopter, flanked by Apaches AH-64 attack-helicopters as it flew by spectators at the floating platform and Marina Bay during the national anthem segment. But unknown to most, the background scene is made possible only through immense effort, detailed logistics and...

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DBS Marina Regatta 2017 – Dragon Boat Competition

DBS Marina Regatta 2017 - Singapore biggest water sports event

The DBS Marina Regatta is touted as 'Singapore biggest water sports festival'. Launched in 2012, the Marina Bay takes on a new life every May or June as many local and international dragon boat teams, compete for glory and price money. This is part of the event title sponsor - Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) ongoing efforts to engage the community and showcase the vibrancy and dynamism of Singapore's financial downtown district. In 2016, more than 230 international and local teams...

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5 reasons why you will love 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

Hotel Reviews 137 Pillars Suites New Hotel Bangkok Singapore Travel Blogger Jensen Chua

International tourist arrivals in Thailand reached a record high in 2016 and is projected to continue doing well in 2017 with more than 30 million foreigners arrivals annually. Tourism accounts for about 10 percent of Thailand's GDP and is one of the few bright spots for an economy that under performed peers in Southeast Asia. So it not surprising to see many new hotels being built. But amid the wide offering, the recently opened (February 2017) 137 Pillars Suites and Residences is...

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12 reasons why Soneva Kiri is the best resort in Thailand

Best Private Island Escape 12 reasons Soneva Kiri best resort Thailand Jensen Chua Singapore Travel Blogger

In my travel assignments to date, I had the privilege to enjoy many resorts, each extolling to impart the "ultimate" experience. At Soneva Kiri, I can finally attest I found that one resort that "rules them all". Located at the secluded island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri offers an unparalleled level of luxurious and memorable experience, cocooning its guests with impeccable service that any stay feels too short, however long.

In this blog, I am please to list twelve reasons why this...

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Avani Riverside – Gorgeous hotel by the Chao Phraya River

Singapore Travel Blogger Photographer Hotel Reviews Avani Riverside Bangkok

The Avani Riverside Bangkok is owned by the Minor Hotels Group that owns and manages, among diverse businesses, the famous Anantara chain of hotels. The Avani Riverside is a departure from the “conservative slick” set up of the Anantara resort and having opened in April 2016, is equipped with the latest technologies and of course, you can expect similar top-notch service.

Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, this upmarket hotel is just about 8 km from both the Wat Arun temple and the...

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Club Med Bintan- the premium all inclusive family resort

Travel Tips Sharing. Reviews Club Med Bintan premium all inclusive family resort Jensen Chua Travel Blog

A recent short media inspection trip to the lovely Club Med Bintan reminded me why this renowned vacation lifestyle chain can still command a premium and a veritable mecca of fun after all these years. Fond memories of my last Club Med holiday in Bali vacation decades ago returned and tell me I just had to include the chain's various other resorts around the world in my bucket list. Who can resist a resort where everything is taken care of ? From meals, activities , transfers to and from...

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Phuket Vacation December 2016

Family Vacation School Holiday Short Break Phuket Travel Blog Reviews Holiday Inn Patong

My short vacation to Phuket (a popular beach side resort island) after a gap of more than 15 years. During those years, much of the island has transformed and it's no longer the 'cheap, cheap' vacation paradise anymore. The beach scene have been cleaned up - you can now bring your own mat, rest on the beach without being harassed to rent one of those beach chair plus parasol and seems the jet-ski or time-share scams are no more. Every morning, waves of cleaners scout the beach and clear...

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