Looking forward to Spring

  Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with a stunning view of the majestic karst formations sits the luxurious LUX* Chongzuo, Guangxi Resort & Villas, Daxin County's first international luxury resort. 'We are very excited to launch LUX* Resorts & Hotels' first ultra-luxury property in China, in partnership with owning company, Guangxi Daxin Mingshi Yijing Tourism Development Co. Ltd,” said Paul Jones, chief executive officer of The Lux Collective. “The extraordinary location, coupled with world-class facilities, will provide guests with an exclusive sanctuary to experience true luxury – time to enjoy the art of slow travelling and to connect meaningfully with the local community, culture, food and music.” Located in Guangxi province separated from Vietnam by the picturesque Mingshi River, the resort is less than two hours' drive from the well-connected Nanning Wuxu International Airport and Nongguan Nature Reserve, home to the critically endangered white-headed

Wishing you a Happy Lunar New Year, the Year of the Ox

  Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong  has been beautifying the city-state's streets for years with his vibrant street murals and now, for the first time, brings an intimate exhibition titled  Stories From Yesteryear  to the  Sofitel Singapore City Centre . The exhibition, which features 24 canvas paintings and 4 digital artworks, will be showcased at the hotel from 26 February 2021 to 31 March.   Painted between 2017 and 2021, the scenes in the paintings are panoramic yet intricate and provide a visual history of Singapore including major cultural festivals and traditions such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hari Raya Haji, Chingay procession and the Hungry Ghost Festival. Yew Chong grew up in Chinatown and now resides in Tanjong Pagar, so his intimate knowledge of the area's legends and stories evokes a sense of travelling back through history. To allow guests to really connect with the art of Yip Yew Chong, the hotel is offering for the month of March a special Yesteryear Peranakan

Approaching February

  The Travel Corporation (TTC)  has seen an uptick in travel bookings by solo travellers for 2021, and has decided to highlight its special deals ranging from single supplement discounts to 100% waiver of Single Supplement fees. The attractive savings are offered across selected 2021 itineraries for its guided holiday brands  Trafalgar  and  Insight Vacations  and its luxury river cruise brand  Uniworld .  Recognizing the need to adapt quickly in a post-COVID-19 world as holiday travel gradually resumes, TTC has also unveiled a new  well-being video  to help promote further confidence and provide peace-of-mind for guests booking guided holidays with Trafalgar and Insight Vacations, ensuring travellers know that there is a new well-being director who will provide enhanced support to ensure adherence to all hygiene standards and will update them with the latest travel protocols guidelines.  TTC's Well-being Directors are expertly trained in a three-step approach:  Step 1: Always-on p