Arts & Culture

    A ‘Game of Thrones’ Guide to Travelling the World

    Besides George R.R. Martin’s lead character bloodlust and Hodor’s award-winning dialogue, we can all agree that one of the best things about Game of Thrones is the jaw-dropping landscapes of Westeros. Like any 2015 blockbuster, there’s a little CGI involved in the backdrops of the Seven Kingdoms. But for the most part, GoT uses spectacular real-life filming locations to […]

    The 15 Best Films to Inspire a Road Trip

    Like Willie Nelson and the donkey from Shrek once proclaimed, ‘Just can’t wait to get on the road again’. And there’s no better way to ignite the flame of adventure than through the magic of moving pictures. Specifically, by binge-watching some of the best ever road trip movies, followed by packing the car and hitting the road – […]

    Paper Trails: A Guide To Beach Reads For Genre Fiends

    Travel forces us to disconnect – as in, quite literally pull the plug – from the screen-centric trappings of modern living. Phones, laptops, tablets and anything else falling under the “electronic devices” category are to be switched off, shut down, cut out. Don’t lament this loss – embrace it! – and use it as an […]

    The history of the junk boat

    Though most westerners are still unfamiliar with them today, Chinese junk boats have played a tremendously important role in shaping our modern world. The junk is a flat-bottomed boat made from lightweight soft woods, which features unique sails reinforced with bamboo slats and a partitioned hull that prevents flooding if one section is breached. These […]

    Experience Hong Kong: The Calendar of Unmissable Events

    Hong Kong is a modern metropolis overflowing with things to do and see. This economic hotspot and cultural hub is a magnet for travellers, holiday-goers, entrepreneurs, technophiles, and business people from every corner of the world. If you had a dozen lifetimes to spend here, you still couldn’t uncover all the secrets and excitement of […]

    An Insider’s Guide to Amsterdam Oost

    This post was written by Eliza Shaw and Katie Paterson from Flipit.com Singapore. As one of Europe’s most visited cities, Amsterdam certainly doesn’t run short of interesting attractions for visitors to enjoy. Although the historical centre, with its network of picturesque canals and bustling café culture, continues to be a very satisfying place to spend […]

    The power of Feng Shui in Hong Kong

    Feng shui is an ancient Chinese spiritual practice that dates back about 4000 years. With its roots in the earliest human settlements in China, feng shui seeks to create harmony between humans and the natural environments they inhabit. The practice is primarily concerned with the position, orientation, and aesthetics of buildings and objects. From interior […]

    5 Do’s and Don’ts at Fairmont Singapore

    1. Do: Have a cocktail or two (let’s be honest, make it three) at Anti:dote I must admit I’m not really a foodie, a wino or even a coffee connoisseur… but I do know a thing or two about cocktails, so I had high expectations for the trendy new hotel bar Anti:dote. As soon as […]