Monday, July 5, 2010


Macau, the oldest European settlement in China, was established by the Portuguese between 1554 and 1557 and was governed by them until the handover back to China in 1999. Located at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta, Macau is one of the most dynamic regions of China, and is just over 60km from Hong Kong (approx. 1 hour).In Macau both the Portuguese and Chinese cultures are still strongly present. You can stroll along cobbled streets and admire typical Portuguese mansions and Chinese temples. Be sure to try the local Macanese cuisine - a blend of East and West flavours which will titillate your palate.Macau is also known as the Monte Carlo of the Far East - you may want to try your luck in the famous Lisboa Casino or the recently built Sands Casino. To keep up with the pace of the city head over to Macau Tower. You can admire the views from the observation deck or you may want to try one of the more adventurous activities such as Skywalk, the thrilling walk around the main outer rim of the tower.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa brings together the best of Universal Studios theme parks in Hollywood, California, Orlando, Florida and Osaka, Japan with seven themed zones that promise an enthralling Ride The Movies™ experience at Universal Studios Singapore.
Located within one of the world’s most extensive and expensive tourism projects - the US$4.4 billion Resorts World Sentosa - Universal Studios Singapore features 24 rides and attractions, 18 of them original or adapted for Singapore.

Resorts World Sentosa has reeled out its movie theme park offering, unveiling a pair of the world’s tallest dueling coasters, a castle from the world of Shrek, a celebrity ogre, a live show by the infamous Universal Monsters, celebrity look-a-likes Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop and more.
Supporting the attractions was a sneak-peek debut that included an extensive menu of 30 restaurants and food carts, as well as 20 retail stores and carts.

“Universal Studios Singapore will be its own unique experience and family destination with many new rides, shows and themes that can’t be found at other Universal Studios parks around the world,” said Tom Williams, chairman and CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts.

“Universal’s attention to location-specific creative and design promises to deliver first-time Singapore guests --as well as devoted Universal Studios visitors that enjoyed other global locations—an exciting, different and memorable experience,” added Williams.

Sunday, March 28, 2010