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7 Trip Preparation Tips for Travelling with Seniors

I am going on a cruise trip to KL, Penang and Phuket with my family in September, and the group includes several elderly folks and one little boy. My parents and a few of my relatives going on the trip are seniors above 60 years old, while my son Asher is turning 6 this year. Since I was the adult who did all the travel arrangement, here are some tips I learned when planning for this trip, and also through previous trips with my parents and son. 1. Plan Early Unlike millennials, seniors are not really into the YOLO...

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New 4-in-1 Dining at Heeren: Angela May Food Chapters, L’Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro, Sabio Tapas Bar and &Made Burger Bistro

There’s a new 4-in-1 dining concept in Orchard. Hospitality group, Deliciae Hospitality Management (DHM) recently launched their first multi-concept destination at Robinsons The Heeren, bringing three of its award-winning concepts: L’Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro, Sabio Tapas Bar and &Made Burger Bistro to join Angela May Food Chapters. Located at a new wing of the mall specially built for the concept, the two-storey block is also Orchard’s largest terrace designed for all-day alfresco dining. This slideshow requires JavaScript. “There’s something for everyone. It’s a melting pot of great food and drinks of different cuisines,” shares Olivier Bendel, restaurateur and founder...

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Giordano Singapore stuns Singapore with Poor Photoshopped Ad

To celebrate National Day, Giordano Singapore launched matching Singapore themed polos for adults and kids so family can get dressed in matching outfits. This was promoted via a Facebook post on Giordano’s Facebook page which has over 2.7 million fans. The post featured a very badly photoshopped ad featuring a caucasian couple with one caucasian kid and another asian kid. We don’t understand the rationale for the random asian girl either – maybe it’s for racial representation. Here’s the ad for you to scrutinise all the photoshop errors: How many errors can you spot? We spotted four: 1. The...

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How to market your app – just force people to download, like SGSECURE

The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), recently launched a new mobile app, SGSECURE, touted as “a national movement to sensitise, train and mobilise Singaporeans to play a part to prevent and deal with a terrorist attack”. It’s a good initiative, given the current global terrorism threat and the need for everyone to stay alert and vigilant. The app is described to be able to receive important broadcast messages from the authorities on the latest situation in the event of major emergencies; seek assistance from the authorities should a major situation happen in your vicinity; send videos, photos and message...

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Qatar Airways safe for flight amid Gulf-Qatar row

The recent Gulf-Qatar diplomatic row likely cast worries for travelers looking to fly with Qatar Airways, which was named World’s Best Airline, World’s Best Business Class, Best Airline in the Middle East and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge in 2017 by Skytrax World Airlines Awards. Politics aside, is it safe to fly via Qatar Airways for travelers for Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries in the region? Earlier in June, the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt announced that they are severing diplomatic ties with Qatar. As a result, Qatar Airways has been banned from flying to and...

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