I had a rare chance to prod around the Singapore historical Fullerton Hotel’s Presidential Suite located on the 2nd floor. Occupying a grand total of 2,142 square feet (normal hotel rooms are a pale 323-334 square feet), it has all the furnishings worthy of its guests (for which i was informed on a no-named basis, statesmen and dignitaries) with its white marbled flooring, private elevator, Baby Grand piano, two intricately carved solid wood chairs with inlaid mother-of-pearl, private study and bathrooms complete with Bulgari bathroom amenities. A night's stay at this Presidential Suite costs a grand S$6,888.
The Presidential Suite offers a panoramic view of the Singapore city. The detail-oriented comforts of the room, boasting a bedside master control system for the lights, curtains, electronics and butler service — make it hard to muster up the energy to leave and explore the surroundings.
The one day Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2016 kicked off Singapore Art Week yesterday! Held in conjunction with Singapore Art Week, the event promises to bring out the best of the streets, channeling everything great about Singapore’s urban art scene at the ultimate urban district, Kampong Glam.
At Aliwal Arts Centre in Aliwal Street in the Kampong Glam area, urban art and street culture took centre stage with graffiti art showcases, a space for a skateboarding competition. Aliwal Art Centre is an enclave of art studios that has a wide range of tenants across visual and performing arts. The centre paid special tribute last night to street culture with their annual Aliwal Urban Arts Festival.
Local graffiti gurus from the Rascals (RSCLS) performed in glorious street art at event. As a street art fan, I’m absolutely thrilled to see initiatives like this: I’ve always wanted to be in thriving street-art communities, as it always adds a distinctive flair to a place that makes it feel more personal, more yours.
This is one of my last few posts on my visit to Kyoto and Osaka and the topic is focused on food. I love Japanese culture – the food, the history, the temples, the respect people have for each other. Months after my visit, I still dream of the country. And one thing I am especially still dreaming about is the food.
While walking around Kyoto and Osaka, and taking in the amazing sceneries, I've also tried various types of specialty food in Kyoto.
I saw that throughout Japan people love to eat.
Japan is known as one of the ultimate food destinations – a city with passionate food lovers and an abundance of things to eat. And that’s precisely the reason why I was so excited to visit Japan – for the food.
2016 has kicked off! The New Year always marks a time for reflection on the past year, and all the delicious, joyful, hilarious, and sentimental happenings that occurred in the past 365 days. It is a time for bold moves and fresh starts; a time for celebrating successes, dreams, and friendships both old and new. I am making my New Year’s message an opportune time to raise a toast to those who share in your happiness and hopes for the future.
A new year marks a new beginning in my life, in my travels. New people to meet, new adventures to enjoy and new memories to create.
I wish all of you spend a great year ahead that starts with happiness and ends with that too. Happy 2016!
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