From The Straits Times    |



Ayana Resort and Spa has something for everyone in the family, even yoga for kids. This summer, book a hotel room or a villa with Ayana and enjoy a 50-minute Balinese massage and Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool with your spouse while the children are busy with cultural and craft activities arranged for them at Kids Club. Your room comes with daily breakfast and free airport transfers so you can have a peace of mind once you step off the plane.

Terms and Conditions: Minimum stay of 4 nights
Rates: US$354++per room/night, US$880++ per villa/night

CLUB MED YABULI, Hokkaido & CLUB MED SAHORO, Heilongjiang

Escape from Singapore’s sweltering climate and explore the refreshing chill and charm of a snow paradise at Club Med Sahoro (Hokkaido) and Yabuli (Heilongjiang). The resort that prides itself on happiness is offering 30 per cent off your holiday at Sahoro and 40 per cent for Yabuli.
Enjoy the resort’s buffet meals round the clock, free-flow of alcohol and ski lessons. To put the cherry on your holiday sundae, kids 4 and below stay for free!

Terms and Conditions: Book by June 30, 2013, and travel from December 1, 2013 to April 14, 2014.
Minimum stay of 5 nights and maximum stay of 7 nights.
Rates: From $1,680 for 6D5N Club Med Sahoro and $1170 for 6D5N Club Med Yabuli. Call 1800 CLUB MED (258 2633) or contact your preferred travel agent to book your All Inclusive holiday with Club Med. Visit for more information.

HILTON HONORS, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Enjoy up to 40 per cent off stays in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa when booking within the Hilton Honors portfolio. The portfolio includes Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels and more.
Top destinations include Hilton Sydney, located in the heart of the city and with convenient access to attractions like the Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach. Singapore’s Hilton on Orchard road is also on the list, the offer prices make for an attractive staycation. Go on a romantic getaway to the Maldives, with the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island set on two private islands so you can explore the quieter Rangalifinolhu Island or livelier Rangali Island.

Terms and Conditions: To view full terms and conditions, or to book a stay, go to Stays must be completed by October 4, 2013. To become a Hilton Honors member, visit
Rates: From US$286 per night for Hilton Sydney (U.P. US$336) , US$213 per night for Hilton Singapore (U.P. US$267), US$500 for Conrad Maldives Rangali Island (U.P. US$625) and more.


Indulge in the ultimate staycation at Marina Mandarin with a stay at the Executive Deluxe Suite, Premier Suite or Meritus Club Suite. The award-winning Meritus Club rooms and suites are situated at the top two levels (level 20 & 21) of the hotel and provide you with luxurious amenities. Pick from an assortment of coffee blends in your room’s Nespresso machine, relax in front of the television and DVD player with surround sound and sleep comfortably with non-allergic pillows.
Enjoy exclusive access to the Meritus Club lounge for buffet breakfasts and evening cocktails, where children are not allowed after breakfast hours. Mini bar items and laundry are on the house and get 20 per cent off spa and treatments during your stay.
Terms and Conditions apply.
Rates: From $420 per night.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, Singapore & worldwide

Share a memorable moment of your holiday at any Mandarin Oriental hotel around the world and stand to win a luxurious weekend stay at Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Submit one original photograph from your holiday and you might be the lucky winner of breakfast for two at Melt the World Cafe, champagne brunch at Dolce Vita in addition to a free two-day stay.

Terms and Conditions: The competition is open from May 31, 2013 to June 14, 2013. All entries must be submitted via email and accompanied by a completed registration form. Interested participants can email for a copy of the registration form. Contest rules apply.


After Qantas and Emirates celebrated their merger with a tandem flight over Australia, they are now offering sale fares from Singapore to the land of the kangaroos for the summer period. Perks including food and wine, on-demand flight entertainment and a 30kg baggage allowance with unlimited number of pieces await you, all included in your fare. Qantas and Emirates offer a total of 49 flights per week between Singapore and Australia, as well as double daily services from here to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Good news for frequent flyers: Emirates Skywards members can earn Skywards miles on Qantas International flights. Business travellers on both airlines can also enjoy the newly-opened Qantas Singapore lounge.

Terms and Conditions: Book the sales fares through travel agents or online at or
Rates: Singapore to Australia direct, starting from $668.

Scoot to Korea

SCOOT, Korea

On June 12, 2013, the low-cost carrier of the year took off on its inaugural flight to Incheon International Airport, Korea. It is the first and currently the only budget airline from Singapore to Korea.

Scoot will make a stop at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan enroute and so if you’re flying to Taiwan, you can enjoy a choice of 10 flights each week, up from seven previously. The thrice-weekly service will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays to Incheon, so whether you need a mid-week or end-of-week getaway, flights are available for you!

Terms and Conditions: Book your tickets at or contact our call
centre. Find out more on or


THE SAIL SPIN, Thailand & Andaman Sea

Always wanted to go on a sailing holiday but found it too expensive or troublesome? The Sail Spin, Sunshine Nation’s flotilla sailing event will take care of everything from the moment you arrive at the Marina for the pre-sail party. You do not need any sailing experience as a skipper will captain the yacht and your pantry will be stocked with groceries and beverages so you can make your breakfasts and lunches.
Up to 15 yachts will cruise together through Phuket and the Andaman Sea. After sailing through and snorkelling at Phang Nga Bay, Koh Yai Noi, Koh Yao Yai and Phi Phi Island, the Sail Spin has arranged a secluded beach dinner with an exclusive DJ line-up. With all your needs taken care of, hang out with a new bunch of friends and have the time of your life!

Terms and Conditions: Pick from 3 types of yachts. For more information, or to make reservations go to Sail durations are 5 days each and fixed.
Prices: Starting from $1450 per person for a 5 day all-inclusive trip.

THE SIAM’S SUITES, Chao Phraya River, Thailand

Go on a riverside retreat at the award-winning The Siam at Chao Phraya River with their special summer rate for suites. Get up to 50 per cent off the usual prices and enjoy the amenities in your package, such as a complimentary daily breakfast for two, personalised butler service, unlimited wifi and a private boat shuttle between Bangkok and the central Sathorn pier.

Terms and Conditions: The promotion is valid from now until August 31, 2013. For reservations, email or call +66 02 206 6999.
Prices: Promotion rates start from $379++ for a suite