Melaka is a great getaway from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, with a tranquil riverside setting, colonial history, lively Jonkers Market and interesting cuisine. And the 1825 Gallery Hotel has a prime location on the river, offers rooms in a wonderful, traditional decor that fits well to the spirit of the old town. All that is available at reasonable prices, making … Continue reading
The ibis Melaka offers modern rooms and a full breakfast at low prices in a central location of the city, making it easy to explore all the historic sights of Melaka and to visit the famous Jonkers Street Market. While it doesn’t convey the old-town charm of local boutique hotels, it offers good value and a reliable stay. Check out … Continue reading
Singapore Changi Airport Jewel, Waterfall
Singapore is the perfect start for your first trip to South East Asia: It’s safe, well organized and great public transport makes it easy to get around. English is the first language, making it easy to get acclimatized. And despite being such a modern city, there is plenty of nature to admire as well: It starts already at the Singapore Changi Airport – with the largest indoor waterfall in the world in the middle of a jungle, at the heart of the new Jewel!
To plan your perfect stopover in Singapore, check out my Destination Guide Singapore!
The Alila Seminyak has a great beachfront location, three pools with a view and a trendy beach bar. The rooms are minimalist and show a lot of wear and tear. The Studios are great value for World of Hyatt members at rates of only 5,000 points, but cash rates for any of the rooms are sky-high. Check out my review … Continue reading
Bali is popular for its fantastic beaches- but there is more to discover, like the history of temples like Pura Besakih above. They are only a short ride away and well worth the trip
Check out my Guide to the Best Places to Stay on Bali to start planning your own Bali getaway!
The Philippine Department of Transportation has signed a contract with San Miguel Corporation, a local conglomerate, to build the New Manila International Airport in Bulacan for an estimated $14 Billion. It is expected to break ground later this year, with the first phase to open in 4-5 years. Future phases will bring 4 runways and accommodate up to 100 million … Continue reading
Nha Trang in South Central Vietnam is blessed with endless beaches. You can walk for miles along the boardwalk or sandy shore and enjoy the view out over the warm see. And that beach is available on a budget, with prices for 4- and 5-star hotels under $100 – what’s not to like?
Check out my Destination Guide Nha Trang to plan your own beach getaway.
Petitenget is the nicest and most expensive part of the Southern Bali beaches. The ibis styles Bali Petitenget offers new, modern rooms, friendly service, a pool, gym, full service restaurant and even a kids area – all at a bargain price. If you can live with the distance to the beach, this is a good choice. Check out my detailed … Continue reading
Hoi An in Central Vietnam is a beautiful town, offering the amenities of a small city with a relaxed vibe that’s in stark contrast to Vietnam’s big cities, like Ho Chi Minh City. So, if a ride on a bicycle along the river, reading a book with a view or just going for a stroll without getting run over by a motorcycle sound like a great escape from the big city – Hoi An is for you!
Check out my Destination Guide Hoi An to plan your own trip to Hoi An!
The Kayu Lembongan is one of the nicest cafes and restaurants on Lembongan. It has a beautiful garden setting, great decor, very good food and friendly service – what more can you ask for on Bali’s little sister island? Among the many basic restaurants on the island’s restaurant row, this is the stand-out spot and perfect for a date night … Continue reading