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Four Awesome New Year’s Eve Events In Thailand

December 21st, 2010 by

Thailand will accept any excuse to party, and even the Western New Year of 2011 is good enough for clubs, malls and hotels to break out into festival mode, enticing both local and foreign celebrants to cheer on the incoming year with music, food and merriment. If you find yourself in Thailand on the eve of December 31 this year, you can party at one of these events.

Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

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8 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Singapore

December 14th, 2010 by

From Sentosa Island to Marina Bay, Singapore is primed to ring in 2011 with a bang. Whether you’re up for some overnight beach raves or a tamer brand of fun, the island state has all the action you’ll need to welcome the new year in style.

Marina Bay fireworks

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Read Or Die In BookFest@Singapore

December 7th, 2010 by

If you like reading, then you’ll love BookFest@Singapore, the island’s biggest annual book fair. Reading material from all over will gather in one massive ten day-long event which are bookended by the weekends, just in time to give you something to read during the coming holidays.

Photo courtesy of Eustaquio Santimano.

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Sail The Stormy Seas Of The Monsoon Cup

November 30th, 2010 by

Lying near the Pacific Ocean, Malaysia sees its share of monsoons, vast tropical storms that whip the seas and land with torrential rains and powerful winds. In an act that makes lemonades out of lemons, the Malaysian government launched the Monsoon Cup, a sailing event that pits the will of man versus the awesome forces of nature.

Match racing

Photo courtesy of Foto Ilustrativa.

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Theatre On The Edge: Macau Fringe Festival 2010

November 23rd, 2010 by

While many view Macau as either a Portuguese colonial heritage site or casino paradise, creative residents have joined forces to expose a delightful, artistic side of the island enclave. Every year, the Macau Fringe Festival celebrates the best of alternative theatre, with dozens of performances erupting in out-of-the-way spots and non-traditional venues.

Macau festival

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Celebrate River Kwai Bridge Week

November 16th, 2010 by

Made famous by the 1957 war movie The Bridge on the River Kwai, the actual bridge built by World War II Allied prisoners is a memorial to the Death Railway of the Japanese empire. Located in Thailand’s third biggest province of Kanchanaburi, this bridge is now the center of a series of festivities that highlights the history surrounding this landmark.

River Kwai Bridge

Photo courtesy of moohaha.

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Rock On With The Lan Kwai Fong Street Carnival

November 2nd, 2010 by

The popular Hong Kong party street Lan Kwai Fong will rock harder than usual during the Lan Kwai Fong Street Carnival. Two days of Mardi Gras-style fun and excitement mark this pre-eminent Hong Kong event. While it does celebrate special events throughout the year, from Chinese New Year to Christmas, the Street Carnival is a supreme attraction.

Lan Kwai Fong Street Carnival

Photo courtesy of chika.

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Your Getaway Just Got Easier!

October 27th, 2010 by

Planning a trip in the foreseeable future? How does the prospect of some extra cash in your pocket sound?

Excellent because it’s our absolute thrill to announce the official launch of the $30 Off Campaign.

This isn’t our first giveaway but it’s certainly our best. This time around the offer is bigger and better than ever, with a higher discount and a lower minimum booking value. We’ve also streamlined the discount redemption process and introduced a sweet incentive in our Refer-a-Friend component. For every referral, you’ll get an extra 10 Member Dollars when your friend joins and books with us!

So sign up now, refer a friend and save 70% off our rates plus an additional $30!

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Discover the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival

October 26th, 2010 by

From the 1st to the 31st of October, 2010 Kuala Lumpur will celebrate its food culture with the 10th Malaysia International Gourmet Festival. With this year’s theme being “Magic Chefs”, you can guarantee a month of food fantasy as 30 of Malaysia’s top restaurants send their best chefs to present their wondrous cuisine.

Sunway Pyramid

Photo courtesy of giselleai.

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Float Your Troubles Away During Loy Krathong

October 19th, 2010 by

Loy Krathong is a nationwide festival in Thailand, and is celebrated by floating constructs of leaves, candles and offerings along rivers, streams and waterways. Learn more about “The Festival of Lights” before heading out to float your own water lantern.

Loy Krathong

Photo courtesy by Back to Nothing.

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