Jetstar Asia March/April 2018

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MAGAZINE jetstar MAGAZINE

MAR–APR 2018

JAKARTA I MANILA I TAIPEI

MAR–APR 2018


Life’s little luxuries From villas with infinity pools to relaxing spa treatments, they are all here at the Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

This page: Hit the pool with the family, or send the little ones to the kids’ club so you can enjoy a dip in peace. Opposite: Sunsets are remarkable at Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay; the resort has an enviable cliffside location


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or most of us, the point of travelling is to get away from everyday life. What’s even better? When you get to enjoy an indulgent, pampering lifestyle that is worlds apart from the life you know – yes, the one with long workdays, fussy bosses or clients, endless traffic jams and technology that dies on you. This is where the luxurious Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay comes in. For starters, the resort is only 10 minutes from the popular Patong Beach and Jungceylon shopping mall, and there are regular free shuttle services. But you won’t be aware of the close proximity to town because the resort is housed on a clifftop with unobstructed views of the sea, meaning you’ll wake up to idyllic ocean views and fall asleep at night to the soothing sound of lapping waves. But you’ll be in for an even bigger treat if you book one of the suites or villas… they come with their own outdoor sundecks and – wait for it – private infinity pools. The ultimate breakfast Forget breakfast in bed – have a floating breakfast in your pool instead, a service exclusive to suite and villa residents only. If you want to get out of your residence, you can dine in style at Latitude 98 where there’s a buffet dinner on Saturdays and also Thai cooking classes. Or have light bites by the pool at Thabtim Café, the resort’s newest dining facility.

Maximum luxury To further the pampering, book the Energising Package at Zana Spa. This top-to-toe treatment begins with a herbal foot ritual. Next, you enjoy a Himalayan salt scrub and energising bath, followed by a deep tension relief massage. The spa also has treatment rooms equipped with Jacuzzi baths or Vichy showers, said to boost circulation. Then, head back to your posh villa and lap up the stunning ocean views from your plush king-sized bed. Life is good.

For reservations, visit wyndhamhotels.com/hotel-deals/apac-hotels



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INSIDER 10 I THE HOT LIST

22 I 5 OF THE BEST

50 I HEAVY HIITTERS

66 I 梖鲮しꥑ㗗

Fun events, from a light installation to food heaven

Sanya’s hot springs

These HIIT classes will whip you into shape on holiday

68 I 度㄂㣐晥咓

24 I BEAUTY ON THE FLY 12 I ON THE RADAR New spots worth a visit

13 I WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE? What an organised stylist packs

14 I 24 HOURS: OKINAWA COVER ARTWORK MAURO VILLAS

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Markets, history and beer

16 I POSTCODE Top picks from paradise: Koh Lipe, Thailand

Lip, lip hooray

25 I SHOP IT Statement jewellery

26 I INSTAGRAMABLE Fun photo spots in Manila

54 I LITTLE BURMA Discover a cultural and culinary treasure trove in Taipei

58 I UNUSUAL MUSEUMS

28 I STREET FEASTS

You won’t believe these odd collections

Find the best local delicacies in Indonesia

62 I IN PROFILE

36 I PHOTO ESSAY Life by the river in Cambodia

18 I TRAVEL TREND

45 I HOSTEL TAKEOVER

How to help local communities as you shop and dine in Yangon

This will change your idea of budget accommodation forever

The chief chicken chef from The Bird Southern Table & Bar

88 I TRAVEL TALES You’ll recognise these five familiar types of terrible travellers

INFLIGHT 72 I Jetstar news 74 I #StarJourneys winners

75 I Spot the difference 76 I Where we fly 82 I Destinations



Welcome I From the CEO

JETSTAR ASIA MAGAZINE is published for Jetstar Asia Airways by Hardie Grant Media Level 7, 45 Jones St, Ultimo, NSW, 2007 Australia +61 02 9857 3700 hardiegrant.com.au

Welcome aboard MAR–APR 2018

HARDIE GRANT MEDIA For all editorial enquiries, please email Jetstarasia@hardiegrant.com.au Managing Director Nick Hardie Grant Publisher Tiffany Sayers Managing Editor Sophie Hull Commissioning Editor Pearlyn Tham Art Director Dan Morley Senior Designer Sue Morony Publishing Executive Alana Young

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Among the world’s best

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s the second-largest airline group operating out of Singapore Changi Airport, thousands of Jetstar customers expect to get to their destinations on time. This year, Jetstar Asia was listed as the eighth-most-punctual airline in the world, according to flight analyst OAG. Jetstar Asia also joined Jetstar Airways in Australia and New Zealand in the top ten safest low-cost carriers in the world. With more than 600 weekly services operating out of Changi, these accolades underscore how important our customer is to us and reveal the strengths of our systems, processes and teams in Singapore and across the 26 ports we fly to. Aside from the importance of flying safely and getting there on time, we also know that our customers enjoy the prospect of visiting new destinations. From 27 March, we are pleased to announce that Jetstar Asia

will be the first airline to fly direct services between Clark in the Philippines and Osaka in Japan. Residents in the Central and Northern Luzon area will now be able to choose from three weekly services from Clark International Airport as well as three weekly services from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. With this new connection, Singapore travellers will now have up to 19 services flying to Osaka via either Clark, Manila or Taipei. What’s also new on board is our meal selection. Our customers tell us that the nasi lemak with chicken satay is a hit. But if you’re looking for something non-spicy, do try the first ‘Prosperity Combo’ bundle meal on offer in celebration of Chinese New Year. We hope that you enjoy the service and have a wonderful fl ight.

Barathan Pasupathi CEO, Jetstar Asia Airways

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MAR–APR HIGHLIGHTS

Jetstar reaches a new milestone

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We truly have changed the way people travel

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ince Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004, we have become one of the fastest-growing airlines in the Asia Pacific. Recently we hit a huge milestone when our 250-millionth passenger checked in, and to celebrate we gave one lucky family a huge surprise. As the Daly family arrived at Melbourne Airport for their annual holiday to the Gold Coast, I joined our team to present them with the trip of a lifetime – a holiday for 10 people to anywhere on the Jetstar network. With 85 destinations to choose from, the family of five are spoilt for choice for their next holiday – though their young children were

Here are just some of the things we love in this month’s issue – enjoy!

quick to choose Hawaii as their dream destination. It was an incredible moment for the Daly family, and represented a far bigger picture about the role that Jetstar plays. We truly have changed the way people travel by making the world more accessible for everyone. Last year we carried 37 million people, and 24 million of those flew for under $100. It’s remarkable to think how far air travel has come in the last 14 years alone. Whether it’s Bali, Hawaii or Japan for the ultimate adventure – or the Whitsundays, Byron Bay or Perth for a domestic coastal trip – I have no doubt the Daly family will be able to make the most of this amazing opportunity. Thanks for flying with us today, I hope you enjoy your trip.

Psychedelic lights p10

Great buys in Yangon

Shop with a conscience p18

Gareth Evans Jetstar Group CEO

Meet the Daly family!

Southern US food in SG p62

Local travel tips p82




MAKE A SPLASH Myanmar leads up to the Burmese New Year with the Thingyan Festival, also known as the Water Festival, 13–16 April. Expect lots of water and partying in the streets: people armed with water guns and water jets will douse you with water in the belief that this will wash away the bad luck from the previous year and let you start with a clean slate. The festival does get rowdy though, so keep safety in mind.

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The hot list Take daredevil photos of yourself ‘dangling’ off buildings, watch a play staged on water and eat your way through Hong Kong’s trendiest restaurants

The rural way of life Staged in the Baara Land complex in Hanoi with the Thay Pagoda as a backdrop, The Quintessence of Tonkin is a vivid representation of northern Vietnamese country life, drawing on poetry, music, Buddhism and spirituality. Expect water puppetry, music, dancing and more. Performed daily at Baara Land, Hanoi, thequintessenceoftonkin.com

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Welcome summer with a bang

Channel your inner child

Harry Potter in concert

14 April Party into the summer season at Okinawa’s annual Ryukyu Hanabi Illusion Festival, with a dazzling extravaganza of 10,000 fireworks. Head down early to snag a good spot on the beachfront, or purchase tickets to watch the display while seated comfortably. Ginowan Seaside Park, Okinawa

Until 1 April Kids and ‘kidults’ alike can experience more than 40 rides and games at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival. Highlights include the thrilling Mach5 ride as well as classic bumper cars and game stalls that let you win plush toys. Open daily from 4–11pm. Marina Bay, Singapore, marinabaycarnival.sg

18–21 April Calling all Potterheads: watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on the big screen at the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs the epic music score live, while you relive the magic and terror of Dementors, werewolves and hippogriffs. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, sydneysymphony.com

Marina Bay Sands’ latest attraction is an immersive, interactive experience with light and digital art. Digital Light Canvas is a suspended, 14m-tall, circular light sculpture featuring more than 401,000 coloured LED lights strung in tubes. Step on the LED floor and you’ll find the graphics changing in reaction to your movements. It was created in collaboration with artist collective teamLab. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, marinabaysands.com

WORDS MIA CHENYZE PHOTOS KIOKU KEIZO, QUEEN SIRIKIT MUSEUM OF TEXTILES 2016

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A floral favourite reason for a Japan visit

Seeing is believing – or not Until 1 April Discomforting, puzzling and mesmerising – the largest-ever exhibition devoted to the master illusionist Leandro Erlich, Seeing and Believing thrives on optical tricks and sound effects to get you questioning your senses. Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, mori.art.museum

Get a taste of Hong Kong 22–25 March

BOOK NOW FOR A BLOOMING GOOD TIME Late March to early April is the peak time in which to enjoy hanami, the beautiful cherry blossom season in Japan.

Thailand’s fashionable Queen Until 30 June The Fit for a Queen: Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Creations by Balmain exhibition in Bangkok offers a rare insight into Queen Sirikit’s sartorial style, with a focus on her 22-year working relationship with French couturier Pierre Balmain. He designed both her Western and traditional Thai wardrobes, and his sketches are displayed alongside stylish gowns and accessories. Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Bangkok, qsmtthailand.org

Twenty restaurants, nine cuisines, 60-odd dishes – that’s what’s in store at Taste of Hong Kong. Expect the likes of Little Bao (modern Chinese), Frantzén’s Kitchen (Nordic) and BlackSalt (Indian subcontinent flavours, remixed). At the Gourmet Market, shop for fine foods or attend masterclasses and wine tastings. Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong, hongkong. tastefestivals.com

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On the radar Bask in Hanoi’s nightscape, get acquainted with Japanese fashion and check out an equine-themed boutique hotel

A glittery bird’s-eye view

Attention, shopaholics: Singapore now houses the first international outpost of Japanese retail giant Lumine. Headlined by the likes of Fray I.D. and Tomorrow, the multi-label store showcases 20 Japanese fashion brands, encompassing everything from classic silhouettes to edgy street wear, shoes and jewellery. Stop by the in-store café for fruit parfaits while you rest your shop-weary feet. lumine-sg.com

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You’ll love the view In good stead For a truly unconventional boutique stay, consider Sydney’s equine-themed William Inglis Hotel. As a hat tip to the racecourse-and-stables complex it resides within, each hotel room is named after a champion racehorse, complete with artworks of the eponymous steed. Wind down with drinks by the ringside, or soak in the magnificent vista of the Georges River from the pool deck. williaminglis.com.au

Epicurean surprises await Clayton Wells’ cooking at Automata in Sydney transcends conventional cuisine boundaries. And it has now arrived in Singapore at Blackwattle, which carries the Automata DNA from the culinary approach down to the industrial aesthetics. Spring for the five-course menu (S$115) to savour dishes such as charred octopus with XO sauce or a pumpkin seed sorbet with burnt meringue. blackwattle.com.sg

Live the high life Tall, white and imposing, The Murray is emblematic of Hong Kong’s colonial-era architecture. Once home to government offices, the luxury hotel is marked by grandeur; think expansive rooms with oversized baths, marble floors, polished metals and luxurious textiles. It’s right in the heart of the CBD, but also a mere stone’s throw from the Hong Kong Park and Botanical Gardens. niccolohotels.com

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For sunset drinks and romantic nightcaps, head to Twilight Bar in Hanoi, Vietnam. Set against mellow lounge beats, the seventh-storey rooftop terrace offers a 270-degree view of the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter’s twinkling skyline. Plus, there are innovative cocktails to try.

Japanese chic


We spot a very pretty way of protecting devices

Join the smart pack(er)

PHOTO ROGER CHUA STYLING JONATHAN CHIA

To save space in her luggage, online content creator Vickii Ma carefully plans what to wear so she can take the most versatile clothing

Vickii Ma Photographer and stylist at Vickii Studio, travel and lifestyle content creator at vickiima.com

LAST YEAR, I TRAVELLED AT LEAST once a month. Tokyo, New York and Bali are my favourites. My cabin-size luggage, a gift from Laneige Singapore which comes with a marble print, is easy to spot from afar. As I do food styling, I’m a hoarder when it comes to shopping for ceramics, spoons and plates overseas. I’m never without my camera,

iPhone and laptop because documenting my travels, editing photos and working on the go are a huge part of my job. I must also have my comfortable white Adidas Stan Smiths and Nike Free RN Flyknits. I also try to pack travelsize beauty products as much as I can. If it’s a long flight, I’ll have a small bag containing my toothbrush and toothpaste, a facial

wash, a moisturiser and a hand sanitiser. To save space in your luggage, roll your clothes instead of folding them or compress them in Ziploc bags. Liquid items should always be kept in sealed bags so they don’t spill and stain the rest of your belongings. Keep your shoes to just three pairs, and plan what you are wearing in advance so you can pack versatile clothes.

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Naha, Okinawa Sub-tropical beauty, local flavour and Ryukyu heritage merge in Okinawa’s main city

9AM Catch some sun

11.30AM Work up an appetite Head back to central Naha for the Makishi Public Market, just off the main thoroughfare Kokusai-dori, to discover some of the weird and wonderful produce that makes Okinawan food so distinct – from tropical fruit and a vibrant array of seafood and seaweed through to pigs’ ears and trotters. Don’t miss the food court on the second floor for casual Okinawan comfort food such as soki soba (a bowl of noodles in hot broth topped with pork-rib meat). okinawatravelinfo.com

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You can’t do Okinawa, oft dubbed the ‘Hawaii of Japan’, without visiting a beach. Beat the crowds and the midday sun with an early-morning trip from Naha to Cape Zanpa, a 30-minute drive to the north. The beach here is one of the prettiest on the island, with fine, soft sand and clear, blue water. Anti-jellyfish nets, lifeguards, a beach house for snacks and showers, rental parasols and activities such as banana boat rides make it especially good for families. okinawatravelinfo.com/ sightseeing/zanpa-misaki

Browse local delicacies and produce at the Makishi Public Market


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The hilltop location affords great views back over Naha

Clockwise from above: Shuri Castle; the city’s specialty dish of goya-champuru; Kokusai-dori shopping

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1PM Beer o’clock Check out the colourful shops on Kokusai-dori, which range from touristy to traditional craft outlets. If you need a beer to cool down with, try Helios. Its five year-round brews include a refreshing German-style lager and a British pale ale, plus the signature Goya Dry, which packs a kick from its use of Okinawan bitter gourd (goya). edu.city.naha.okinawa.jp/ tsuboya

2PM Potter around For a very different vibe take a short walk to the Tsuboya pottery district. Start with the Tsuboya Pottery Museum to get a sense of the variety of locally made Tsuboya-yaki and its deep roots here, then browse the ceramic shops on Tsuboya’s main drag. edu.city.naha.okinawa.jp/ tsuboya

4PM A touch of history Okinawa was an independent kingdom called Ryukyu from 1429 to 1879. Take a short trip on the metro out of central Naha to Shuri Castle, a mix of ruins, reconstructions and other attractions, and one of the more interesting Ryukyu

sites on the main island. The hilltop location affords great views back over Naha, and although the current structures are 1990s replicas of the late 1300s originals, the vivid red design is strikingly different to castles elsewhere in Japan. oki-park.jp

7PM Regional specialties Before leaving Shuri, eat at Ashibiuna, which specialises in classic Okinawan flavours. It occupies a storied wooden building on land that has a history stretching back to the 15th-century Ryukyu Kingdom, with low tables looking out onto a landscaped garden. If you are feeling brave, try the mimiga (vinegared pig ear), tonsoku (stewed trotter) or raw goat washed down with some of the fiery local awamori spirit. At the very least, try the goya-champuru (a stir-fry of bitter gourd, pork, tofu and egg). ashibiuna.ryoji.okinawa Travel Info Singapore Okinawa three flights weekly. jetstar.com


Lost in paradise No longer for backpackers only, Koh Lipe island, Thailand, offers sparkling waters, great food and a laidback vibe that speeds you into holiday mode

As the name suggests, this west-facing beach is perfect for a sundowner. Take the short trip across the car-free island to Sunset Beach in the sidecar of a motorcycle taxi. When it’s not peak tourist season, negotiate a return journey price as there may not be taxis waiting near this beach when you are ready to leave. Grab a cocktail as you take in the gold-streaked clouds.

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For a drink with a quirky dog-loving theme, try the Rainforest bar in bustling Walking Street. On the doorstep, you may step onto a floor mural of sleeping dogs or find the real furry variety to pat. On the walls, rainforestthemed artworks serve as the decor. Pet dog Maa watches her owner Khun Mang as she works the bar, happily mixing up Thai basil mojitos and more classic drinks. Walking St, +66 620824821

Koh Lipe is surrounded by coral reefs and great snorkelling starts right from the beach. In front of the Baan Koh Adang School, you’ll find a small shack where longtailboat operators wait for customers. You can request a half-day private snorkelling tour, and your boatman will know the best places. Always agree on a price in advance, and as the coral reefs are fragile, ask your boatman not to drop anchor on the coral. Sunrise Beach

Laze away the days in a hammock on the deck of your breezy two-storey bungalow at Castaway. There’s an in-house dive centre so underwater enthusiasts will be in their element. The restaurant has a sheltered deck with floor cushions, perfect for watching passing longtail boats. Oh, and they serve some of the best fries on the island, too. Sunrise Beach, castaway-resorts.com

Nestled among the coastal trees and a lush garden on Pattaya Beach, Café Lipe is a shady oasis. Sink your toes into the sand as you dig into an authentic massaman beef curry with homemade flat bread or the powerfully spicy tom yum soup. The strong coffee will get you ready for an afternoon of exploring beaches or kayaking. Pattaya Beach; cafe-lipe.com

Like many islands, Koh Lipe is affected by floating rubbish. The organisation Trash Hero started on Koh Lipe, aiming to educate the public on marine conservation and clean up beaches. It now includes 39 locations around Thailand and beyond. To volunteer for a beach clean-up, meet at the entrance of Walking Street on Pattaya Beach on Monday mornings. facebook.com/trashherolipe

Clinging to the cliffs, overlooking tiny islands in the distance, this is a spectacular spot for a duck and lychee curry (with a tropical cocktail), especially at sunset. From the openair bar, steps descend to hanging verandas. Prices are relatively high, but the food and ambience make the splurge worthwhile. Serendipity Resort, 140, Moo 9, Sunrise Beach; serendipityresort-kohlipe.com

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SHOP, EAT, SUPPORT Help locals in Yangon by shopping and eating at these community-minded stores and restaurants

aking home a beautiful memento of a visit to Yangon, Myanmar, is a must for most travellers: better still is buying something you know will help create a positive impact on local communities. The same goes for dining out: when you ďŹ nd out the produce was sourced locally and without the use of pesticides, it just tastes better. Many of these stores and eateries are also social enterprises, which means they provide training and job opportunities to marginalised groups.

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Handicrafts that help create livelihoods Although Myanmar has one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, one-third of its population still lives below the poverty line. The social enterprise Hla Day has helped hundreds of people gain a livelihood by producing crafts and it also pays them for the time they spend training. Most of the handicrafts at this beautifully restored colonial building were made by women from marginalised backgrounds, such as those living with HIV. It also works with ethnic minority groups to support craft traditions and community development.

From left: Vintage-inspired accessories from Yangoods; striking glassware from Hla Day


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There’s an amazing selection to choose from, including traditional textiles made on hand-looms, jewellery, books, stationery, toys, clothing and even soaps and jams.

The two best stores to visit are located at Bogyoke Aung San Market, which is something of a mecca for souvenirs in Yangon, and its new outlet at Myanmar Plaza, which opened last December.

Turning trash into treasured gifts

Imaginative plant-based eats

For those of us who bemoan the massive amount of waste we humans generate, take comfort in knowing that ChuChu is doing something about it. It employs families to turn plastic and aluminium waste into colourful gifts such as wallets, homewares, pencil cases and wine bottle sleeves. Visiting ChuChu’s quirky workshop and store (which is itself made from recycled materials such as bottles and car tyres) can be planned as part of a day trip to Dalah, which lies on the south side of Yangon River and offers a glimpse into rural life in Myanmar. Jump on a ferry opposite the Strand Hotel and within 10 minutes you’ve arrived in a place that feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle. You can also buy ChuChu’s products from Hla Day and other stores.

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Where Burmese tradition meets pop art At Yangoods, you’ll find gorgeous bags, accessories, calendars and clocks featuring vintage photographs, maps and posters reimagined under the lens of Pop Art. These products are unique: imagine, for example, a framed print of an elegant Burmese woman in front of a historic building, splashed with neon pink and yellow and scrawled with Burmese script. Yangoods’ first store opened in 2015 and it now has six outlets across Myanmar. It was founded by three women: a Burmese magazine editor, a former fashion designer from South Korea and a French artist. Yangoods works with local graphic designers to create a massive range of quirky and gorgeous gifts.

Nourish Café serves up delicious meals that will tickle your tastebuds while boosting your health and energy levels. This is also, reportedly, the only place in Yangon where you’ll find vegan international fare. Fair trade coffee will keep your caffeine addiction going and, wherever possible, its produce is local, seasonal and organic. Its extensive menu features everything from a full English breakfast and the Nourish burger with a bean patty to Middle Eastern mezze, all for around S$10 each.

Where to find Hla Day 1st Floor, 81 Pansodan St, Kyauktada Township, hladaymyanmar.org ChuChu 507 Khaye Rd, Dalah Township, facebook.com/ ChuChuYangon/ Yangoods Shop No. 89, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Pabedan Township, yangoods.com Nourish Café 36/38A Alan Pya Pagoda Rd, Mingalar Township, yangonyogahouse.com/ nourish Sharky’s 81 Pansodan Rd, Kyauktada Township, sharkys.com.mm Yangon Bakehouse Pearl Condo, Block C, Ground Floor, Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd, Bahan, yangonbakehouse.com

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Top to bottom: Sample vegan nosh at Nourish Café; Yangon Bakehouse teaches apprentices the basics of catering

High-quality, organic fare Craving deli treats? Look no further than Sharky’s, which produces mouthwateringly good cheeses, breads, gelato, cured meats and more; it’s also arguably the best spot in the city to tuck into a T-bone steak (S$23). For something really decadent, order the black truffle fondue (S$23). Sharky’s has six branches in Myanmar, but for visitors to Yangon the most convenient (and downright beautiful) option is its restaurant and deli in the heart of

Nourish Café will tickle your tastebuds while boosting energy

the downtown area. It fills up the sweeping ground floor of a stunningly restored building that was home to a high-end department store more than a century ago. Prices aren’t on the cheap end of the scale for dining in Yangon, but there’s good reason for that. Sharky’s uses labour-intensive farming practices to produce the very best organic food. It also provides its artisans and other staff with maternity leave and other benefits, which is rare in Myanmar.

Baking away disadvantage If you’re hankering for a ham sandwich on crusty ciabatta bread or want to start your day with a

BLT and a strong coffee, there’s nowhere better than Yangon Bakehouse. End things on a sweet note with a brownie (S$1.50) or a ginger tea bread slice (S$1.40). Yangon Bakehouse provides apprenticeships to Burmese women from disadvantaged backgrounds, with the goal of helping them find catering work or start

their own businesses. Most apprentices have faced issues such as homelessness or domestic violence, or are women who want to leave the sex trade.

Travel Info Singapore Yangon two flights daily. jetstar.com

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Those with a sweet tooth should sample the tropical coconut chia pudding (S$4.90) or the red berry cashew cheesecake (S$2.45). Wash them down with a jasmine flower kombucha (S$4.42) or an iced Americano (S$2.90) made with coffee sourced from the mountainous Shan State.


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Hot spots in Sanya Looking for a natural hot tub, filled with crystal-clear, mineral-rich waters to soak away your stress? Here are five hot spring resorts in Sanya

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1. HEAVENLY SCENTS Lying north of Haitang Bay, about 30 minutes away from the city centre, Pearl River Nantian Hot Spring Resort is a 93-hectare expanse of modern accommodation boasting more than 60 au natural Jacuzzis terraced on natural landscapes and coconut trees, with warm mineral-laden waters that are scented with anything from flowers and herbs to coconut milk and pungent red wine. It’s easy to find

your Zen here as these waters contain plenty of elements that are good for the body and soul. Touted as being the largest open-air hot spring base in China, this family-friendly resort gets busy, so head to the fullservice spa and melt away if seeking a more solitary experience. Day trips are common, and are a steal at just RMB198/adult (S$42) and RMB99/child (S$21). Where: Tengqiao Expressway Entrance, Nantian Tourism City


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2. GET BACK TO NATURE DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan Qixianling Hot Springs is a luxurious, world-class resort and gets extra credit for hosting relaxation sessions in an epic location – bubbling in the belly of a national forest park, surrounded by scenic mountain and golf course views, 5,000 native flora and 500 species of animals from macaques to pangolins. With outdoor hot spring pools (including one where large schools of ‘doctor fish’ nibble off your rough skin), simply lie back and let the heat seep into your bones. Craving some solitude? Rooms come equipped with a private hot spring pool in the balcony, so you can soak away without any inhibitions. It’s a 90-minute drive from Sanya Phoenix International Airport. Where: Qixianling National Forest Park, Baoting

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3. IN-ROOM HOT SPRING WATER Conveniently located just half an hour away from the main hub of the island, the majestic Haitang Bay Gloria Sanya Hot Spring Resort sits in one of the island’s most scenic spots. Surrounded by other beacons of luxury such as the Rosewood and Conrad, this resort claims to be the only resort in Haitang Bay with in-room hot spring water supply. It also has nine food and beverage outlets and more than 5,000 sqm of pools. From the resort’s private beach, enjoy views of Wuzhizhou Island, popular among divers who crave a

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taste of unspoilt coral reef ecology and wildlife, and with families for its wide range of recreational activities from jet skiing to banana boating. Where: No. 9 Haitang Bay, 301 Rd, Haitang Bay, sanya-resorthtb.gloriahotels.com

4. A CHILL CITY GETAWAY Looking for a more central location with easy access to the island’s must-see destinations? Sanya Ocean Sonic Banling Hotspring Resort opened in late 2016, and features private villas for up to 11 guests, complete with hot spring baths, full kitchen amenities and pool-front home theatres. Surrounded

by a water park, plenty of food and beverage options, BBQ facilities and even yoga and fitness classes, this hot spring resort makes for a plush city-style getaway with comfort and pizzazz. The nearby areas are popular for biking, so rent a bicycle and pedal your way to Luhuitou Park, a small peninsula and hilltop park offering up sweeping vistas of this volcanic island. Where: No.169 Luobidong Lu, www.haiyunvilla.com

5. AFFORDABLE UNWINDING Featuring 20 outdoor soaking pools filled with geothermal goodness, J Hotel Luxury

is the most economical and modest of the five. Meander through the city-based resort and you’ll find small water structures hidden away, which you can bask in face-down while being immersed in warm sprays that promise to soothe sore muscles. Remember to ask for a room with views of the South China Sea. It’s not hard to spend a couple of days in this spacious sanctuary, enjoying some hometown hospitality in an atmosphere that brings back the leisurely vacations of yesteryear. Where: No. 63, Sanya Bay Rd, j-luxury.hotel-in-sanya.com/en Jetstar Asia’s Singapore– Sanya route will resume on March 27, 2018.


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ATELIER SWAROVSKI BY MARY KATRANTZOU Nostalgia Double Drop Earrings, S$799, from Tangs at Tangs Plaza, 310 Orchard Rd.

ATELIER SWAROVSKI by Christopher Kane small hoop earrings, S$299, from Tangs at Tang Plaza.

BUDDHA TO BUDDHA Sterling silver ring, S$190, from Tangs at Tang Plaza. AURÉLIE Bidermann Tangerine gold-plated necklace, approx US$643 (S$847), from net-a-porter.com.

ETRO gold-tone and enamel ring, approx US$217 (S$275), from net-a-porter.com. ATELIER SWAROVSKI BY CHRISTOPHER KANE Ring, S$449, from Tangs at Tang Plaza.

CARRIE K Fearless Ring in oxidised sterling silver, S$598, from Carrie K, carriekrocks.com. MONDAYS OFF Sterling silver ring with diamond, S$250, from Mondays Off, 76 Haji Ln.

SEVENFRIDAY JMP2/01 Jumper nylon and brass bracelet, S$210, from Krasnaya – The Watch Art Gallery, Ion Orchard #B3-03, 2 Orchard Turn.

JIST sterling silver bracelet, S$300 from Mondays Off.

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You may notice these eye-catching kalesa in some touristy areas. Introduced by the Spanish in the 18th century, these low-wheeled horse-drawn carriages are a quaint way to get around.

MANILA’S TOP INSTAGRAM SHOTS The capital city of the Philippines is full of colonial influences, centuries-old architecture, modern art and unique traditions

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GOING GREEN Ayala Triangle Gardens is a public park located in Makati. After a hectic day of shopping, it’s the perfect picturesque spot to stroll, take a break and be at one with nature. @jehaycee

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EYE ON THE CITY The Mall of Asia Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in the Philippines. At 55m, the observation wheel is a fun way to get a better view – and some cool photos – of the city below your feet, literally.

IT’S JUST AN ILLUSION You won’t believe your eyes at Art in Island, an interactive art museum located in Metro Manila. The attraction is full of 3D paintings and murals that you can pose and take pictures within.


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A CELEBRATION OF LIGHT If you’re in Metro Manila during the holiday season, be sure to pick up one of these colourful handmade lanterns called parol. They are traditionally made from bamboo and paper.

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Binondo Church has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, but its octagonal bell tower, constructed in the 16th century, remains. This beautiful structure is one of the most photographed in Manila.

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A COLOURFUL RIDE There’s no way you can miss these kitschy jeeps, called jeepneys. They’re the locals’ favourite way of getting around. Sadly, this iconic mode of transportation is slowly being phased out.

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OFF THE WALL Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig in Metro Manila is one of the best places to view murals. This artwork, by an artist duo called Cyrcle, is titled Between the Lines.

A TOUCH OF LIME If you’re looking for low-priced produce, Divisoria Market is your spot. You won’t be able to resist the boxes of colourful fruit and veggies, including these tiny green calamansi lime.


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HUNGRY? WE SURE ARE! SNACK ON GREEN PANCAKE ROLLS, SLURP UP SPICY CHICKEN SOUP AND FEAST ON SLOW-SMOKED DUCK STRAIGHT FROM THE COUNTRY’S BUSTLING STREET VENDORS words kate walton, laura turner and mia chenyze photos simon furlong, sarah lawrie, sally may mills


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ome of the best food in Southeast Asia can be found on its streets – eaten quickly at roadside tables in between activities or grabbed from stalls and chomped on the go. This is often how you’ll find each region’s most authentic dishes. Indonesia is no different – we show you where to eat the best nosh, just like a local.

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Local eats The traditional inhabitants of Jakarta are the Betawi people, and their food can still be found throughout the city. Soto Betawi is one dish you won’t see elsewhere in Indonesia – a richly-spiced beef soup, yellow in colour, with chunks of meat and a dash of coconut or cow’s milk. The dish is eaten with rice and a handful of slightly bitter emping (melinjo crackers). Top it off with a spoonful of home-made sambal (chilli sauce) and a glass of jeruk hangat (warm orange juice). Nasi uduk Betawi is the Betawi people’s take on coconut rice – served with your choice of tempe bacem (tempeh stewed in coconut water and palm sugar), ayam goreng (fried chicken), bihun goreng (vermicelli), tempe orek (sweet tempeh), ati goreng (chicken liver), and more. All plates come complete with a bright orange,


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peanut-based chilli sauce and a handful of krupuk (prawn crackers). Ketoprak is Jakarta’s carb-laden response to the high-energy needs of its citizens – lontong (rice cakes), vermicelli, cucumber, bean sprouts, fried chunks of tofu and sometimes half a hard-boiled egg, served in a thick peanut sauce. Jakarta also provides unique variations of Southeast Asian snacks such as otak-otak (fishcakes that are wrapped in banana leaves then grilled over charcoal). Jakarta’s version

Mass migration has seen Jakarta grow to a city of more than 10 million people, so naturally many new residents have brought their traditional dishes with them. These dishes from across the country have built strong followings, such as sate Padang, a beef and tongue satay, originally from Sumatra, that is served with lontong and a thick curry sauce. Sate Padang Ajo Ramon, in front of South Jakarta’s Pasar Santa (Santa Market), is generally agreed to be one of the best. Soto ayam Lamongan, originally from East Java, has been whole-heartedly adopted by Jakartans. It is a satisfying


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bowl of clear yellow broth with a handful of vermicelli in the bottom and a sprinkling of shredded chicken, beansprouts and celery leaf on top. Another import from Padang is ketupat sayur, and a tasty version can be found in front of a design school on Jalan Gandaria Raya, South Jakarta. A plateful of lontong is loaded up with gulai nangka (jackfruit curry), gulai pakis (fern-tip curry) and your choice of beef rendang (slow-cooked curry), fried chicken, perkedel (potato fritter), tofu, tempeh or a hard-boiled egg. Curry soup is poured over the top. It is rich, spicy and deeply satisfying. Many other dishes can also be found on the streets of Jakarta, including sate ayam (chicken satay), bakso (meatballs with noodles and broth), mie ayam (noodles with chicken) and pecel (green vegetables with peanut sauce).

A quick guide to street food • When choosing a good street food vendor, head for the one with the longest line. A faster turnover means better quality and freshness.

• Bring small tender and pay with the exact change if possible. Note that even if you buy from a stall in a market, it’s not customary to barter for food.

• Always be polite, smile and say thank you: terima kasih (makasih for short) in Indonesian, or matur suksma in Balinese.

One of the best spots is Jalan Sabang in Central Jakarta near Sarinah, which, while quiet in the day, bursts into life in the early evening with stalls taking over the footpaths on both sides of the road. The country’s most famous nasi goreng kambing (goat or lamb fried rice) is found here. Slightly further south in Menteng is a nameless, evening-only food alleyway on Jalan Cokroaminoto, with about 20 stalls serving up some of the city’s most popular street food. For traditional snacks both sweet and savoury, you can’t go past Pasar Mayestik in South Jakarta, where the alreadynarrow access streets are crammed in the daytime with carts selling stuffed, fried tofu with green chillies, es cendol (a pandan-flavoured iced drink) and kue cubit (thumb-sized cakes with chocolate sprinkles).

STREET FOOD IN BALI Bali is a goldmine for foodies, with a street food scene rich with spices and dripping with flavour. In the morning we wind our way through bustling food markets such as the one on Jalan Sriwijaya in Kuta or in Seminyak on the corner of Jalan Raya Basangkasa and Jalan Raya Taman. What are we on the hunt for? Breakfast fare of banana leaf-wrapped nasi


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campur parcels that cradle spicy chicken, rice, tempeh and stir-fried vegetables. After breakfast we’ll stop for sweet jaja Bali, which come in countless colours and shapes. Dadar guling is our favourite – look for small green pancake rolls filled with grated coconut and local palm sugar and bursting with aromatic pandan flavour. Lunch we devote to kaki limas. Not all of these mobile street

vendors sell strictly ‘Balinese’ fare; sometimes they’ll offer Javanese, Chinese or Indian dishes blended with Balinese spices. In the evening we trace heady aromas of grilling meats to their source, usually within the local night market. Balinese night markets are a treasure trove of warung (small, family owned shopfronts), dishing up menus from across the archipelago.

The origins of street food flavours Balinese dishes have a unique flavour profile thanks to a spice paste known as basa genap. It packs freshly ground ginger, galangal and turmeric with coconut, shallots, candlenuts, chillies and shrimp paste. This blend is a key ingredient in sate lilit – satays made with minced pork, fish or chicken plus coconut milk, lime juice and palm sugar wound around a thick

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bamboo or lemongrass ‘skewer’ and grilled over charcoal. It’s found at many markets and carts. Babi guling features a suckling pig stuffed with local spices and roasted whole. Juicy pork and crispy skin are served on rice, with lawar (vegetables, coconut and minced meat stewed with herbs, spices and pig blood), sliced pork sausage and crispy fried intestines. Ibu Oka at Jalan Suweta/Tegal Sari No. 2, Ubud, is renowned for its version.

Don’t forget Medan, Palembang and Surabaya Widely regarded as one of Indonesia’s foremost culinary cities, Medan is heavily influenced by its large Chinese community. Cosy up with bihun bebek, a deceptively simple dish of duck vermicelli noodles, fried garlic and chives served in a flavoursome duck broth. Also heavy on the umami is soto udang – a mildly spicy, coconut milk-infused prawn broth with a silky richness. For edible souvenirs, lug home some bika ambon; the local kueh is prized for its honeycomb-like structure and ambrosial sweetness. Thanks to the Musi River, much of Palembang cuisine revolves around

In Surabaya, you’ll find some unusual twists on the familiar freshwater fish. Pempek fish paste is perhaps the most quintessential ingredient. The permutations are numerous – it may be steamed or deep-fried, cast into a fishball or fishcake, or even stuffed with egg and shaped like a dumpling. Pempek also features in many dishes – it is served as an assorted platter with an addictive sweet-sour-and-spicy cuko sauce (made with palm sugar, tamarind, chillies and garlic) – and tekwan (a fishball soup of sorts) made with prawn stock. For the downright adventurous, there’s brengkes tempoyak (fish cooked with fermented durian in a banana leaf). In Surabaya, you’ll find some unusual twists on the familiar. Just like Malaysian rojak, Surabaya’s rujak cingur is a fruit-and-veggies salad cloaked in ketis (fermented shrimp paste sauce) with one other special ingredient – boiled cow’s snout. Then there’s lontong kupang: rice cakes steeped in a spicy broth suffused with ketis, and heaped with teeny molluscs.

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Life on the lake Ewen Bell, who shot these images of the Tonlé Sap near Siem Reap, tells us why he loves capturing the locals’ smiles most When I became a travel photographer, Cambodia was the first place I went… I first visited the Tonlé Sap about 15 years ago with a small tour group – the tour leader had a genuine love of Cambodia and a respect for the local culture. She was a great influence on my photography. Siem Reap has some of the best food in Cambodia… It’s where I stay since there are lots of great hotels for every budget and tuktuk drivers are pretty good value. From there, I make day trips to the Tonlé Sap. I remind them they are children too… A lot of Cambodian children see tourism as a way to make money. Earning a few dollars paddling a canoe or selling cheap copies of guide books seems like a short-term win for the families, but it has a longterm effect on their lives if they don’t succeed in school. When I meet kids and they’re trying to sell me something, I remind them they are children too. The camera can be a big part of that, taking photos and sharing them. Something that is rare for us… is everyday (life) for the locals. I love seeing the canoes turned into shops or floating kitchens. The

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It’s humid and hazy on the horizon, which can turn a vivid orange if you’re lucky noodle lady who goes from house to house selling spicy sour soups. The beer lady does pretty well on a hot day, too. Most homes raised on stilts have a lower level where pigs and chickens live in bamboo cages and eat water weeds such as hyacinth bulbs. They are simply themselves and they have no filter… From the first

time I visited Cambodia, I was struck by how happy and generous the people are. Those who have so little are incredibly willing to share what they do have. My favourite thing to capture on any day is just the smiles of the people. I like afternoons, leading into sunset… The villagers are waking up from the heat of the day. They have

Ewen Bell wanted to travel and dedicate more time to photography so he put the two together and resigned from his last job in 2000 to become a pro photographer. “I seek to capture real life from my travels,” he says.

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fishing nets to check, kids are playing in the water and families are preparing for dinner. The lake is massive and creates its own microclimate. It’s humid and hazy on the horizon, which can turn a vivid orange if you’re lucky, or fizz into a mush of distant cloud. I love being on the water, chasing the light as it folds beneath the haze.




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posh hostel — also known as a poshtel — is no longer an oxymoron. Instead of squeaky bunks with zero privacy and back-to-basics showers, these upgraded luxury hostels now often boast well-equipped sleep pods, rain showers and even hot tubs. More affordable than a three-star hotel, with more perks than a budget inn and more Instagram-worthy than your usual backpacker hostel, poshtels are the urban nomad’s top pick these days. After all, what’s not to like about free wifi, complimentary breakfast and cheap laundry service, and so-hipsterit-hurts designer decor? From as little as US$10 (S$13) a night, you get a bunk in a mixed dorm, often with privacy curtains, secure lockers and nifty phone-charging stations, and a shared bathroom with towels and


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Where to find Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap 7 Makara St, Wat Bo Village, Sangkat Sala Kamroeuk, Siem Reap, lubd.com/siemreap Star Hostel Taipei Main Station 4F, No. 50, Huayin St, Datung District, 103 Taipei, starhostel.com.tw Adler Singapore 259 South Bridge Rd, Singapore, adlerhostel.com Z Hostel 5660 Don Pedro St, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City, Makati, 1210 Manila, zhostel.com Sook Station 45-49 Soi Sukhumvit 101/2, Khwaeng Bang Na, Khet Bang Na, Krung Thep Maha Bangkok, sookstation.com

Clockwise from left: Relax by Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap’s outdoor pool; The Vault at Adler Singapore offers sleep cabins with privacy curtains; Z Hostel’s lobby has a pole handy in case you want to bust a move

toiletries so you can travel light. But do pack some earphones or earplugs, in case you have a roommate who snores like a freight train or yaks on longdistance calls home after midnight. Fork out a little more and you can opt for female-only dorms or private rooms for two to four people, perfect for a family or group of friends. Tucked away in prime locations, these properties are often housed in intriguing buildings full of character, such as former warehouses or historic shophouses. Other quirky perks include pool tables, movie nights, cool rooftop bars, 24-hour cafés offering local specialities, co-working spaces and, if you’re lucky, even a pool or a gym. But more than that, these poshtels offer an energetic vibe, an indie travel spirit and a chance to connect with fellow travellers, both young and young-at-heart.

Cool off in the pool Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap is cool in more ways than one. One of the rare poshtels with its own swimming pool and swim-up bar, it is perfect for a refreshing dip after a sweltering day of sightseeing at Angkor Wat, just a 20-minute drive away. Part of the rapidly expanding Lub d chain from Thailand, this outpost is the largest hostel in Siem Reap, with 222 beds, from about S$12 for a bed in a mixed dorm. The decor? Think colourful Khmer chic. As with almost all poshtels, free wifi is a given, but if you need to get serious work done, there is also a co-working space.

Trainspotting in Taipei The conveniently located Star Hostel Taipei Main Station is, unsurprisingly, just a stone’s throw from the bustling

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Star Hostel Taipei Main Station is just a stone’s throw from the bustling train station, yet manages to be an oasis of Zen

train station, yet manages to be an oasis of Zen. After a day at the museum or a night at the markets nearby, relax with a nice cup of Chinese tea in woodand-glass structures, set in a cavernous hall with natural light streaming in. The minimalist pine look, paired with concrete and glass, is carried through to its dining area, bathrooms and spacious dorms with beds from NT$580 (S$26). Of special note are its triple rooms, perfect for when you don’t have the numbers to book a room for four people.

Colonial chic in Chinatown Not only is Adler Singapore in the heart of Chinatown, which makes it a great base for exploring, the former

shophouse is also decorated in a style which transports you back to the island city’s past as a British colony. Started by an avid ‘posh packer’ in 2012, Adler has lots of leafy palm plants, wicker chairs and old-school artwork. This is not a party place and your privacy is respected. Sleep cabins of various sizes, from S$35, come with lights, charging points and black-out curtains you can draw for the most important thing – a good night’s sleep.

Pole dance in the lobby The first thing you notice when you check in at Z Hostel in Manila is a pole right smack in the middle of the lobby. In this lively poshtel, you can twirl around and do a spot of pole dancing,

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and no one will bat an eyelid. Up on the roof, a DJ spins at the bar with a killer view of the city lights, while the Z Cafe serves up Filipino fare like crispy adobo pork flakes, sisig (a dish with chopped pig’s head parts) and beef sinigang (a meat stew). Pay for your food and drinks with a swipe of the wrist, as guests can use radiofrequency identification bracelets for payments. Dorms for four, six or eight are available from US$17 (S$23) per bed, as well as an all-female dorm with extra-large lockers, and double rooms.

Spend the night in ‘jail’ Experience prison life, sort of, when you check in to Sook Station in Bangkok. This poshtel takes its prison theme very seriously. Your mug shot is taken at check-in, where you are also issued blackand-white striped pyjamas and assigned an inmate number, instead of a room key. Your ‘cell’ has bunk beds, albeit comfy ones, and metal bars on the doors and windows. All this for about THB1,800 (S$74) for a room for two. While there is no prisoninspired yard for your daily exercises, the roof terrace with an outdoor hot tub offers plenty of socialising space. Normal double and family rooms are also available, but where’s the fun in that?

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HIIT ME UP ON HOLIDAYS With HIIT classes available across Asia, there’s simply no reason to leave your exercise gear at home


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e don’t often associate holidays with working out. After all, a holiday is meant to be a break from the everyday, and a time to splurge. Sadly, when the vacation is over, we can sometimes be left feeling sluggish, out of shape and perhaps carrying a few extra kilos. Enter HIIT (high-intensity interval training), which is now so popular, the American College of Sports Medicine predicted it would be the number-one fitness trend of 2018. HIIT consists of quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by a short recovery period. Research suggests this approach to exercise is a more effective way to lose fat and improve endurance than steady cardio (jogging on the treadmill at a calculated pace, for example). HIIT workout can be done just about anywhere, hotel rooms included. Bear in mind that due to its intensity, HIIT can result in injuries. So if you’re a beginner, or need the structure of a class, it’s best to head to a gym where a trainer can demonstrate each movement’s correct form. With the average HIIT class being 30 to 60 minutes, it’s a great way to stay in shape without sacrificing too much holiday time.

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Warrior women The word Koa translates from Hawaiian to ‘warrior’ or ‘brave’. “Our belief,” says Nicholas Mak, co-founder of Koa Fitness, Kuala Lumpur, “is that every woman is a warrior in her own way.” Indeed, this female-only gym aims to empower women by building confidence and courage through fitness and a strong sense of community. The 45-minute Fat Blaster class will have you working up a serious sweat, but that doesn’t mean forgoing the glamour. The changing room boasts a Hollywood dressing room-style mirror and hairstyling tools. B-G-07, Gateway Kiaramas Corporate Suites, No 1 Jalan Desa Kiara, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, koafitnessmy.com

Get down to business With a state-of-the-art Yamaha sound system, a partnership with Adidas and top-notch equipment, Base Bangkok’s two outlets at Sathorn and Thonglor ooze sophistication. The signature class, Basecamp, will have you alternating between five minutes of HIIT on treadmills, bikes and rowing machines, and five minutes of strength

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work, for a full hour. After each fiveminute set, clients write down their results with the aim of improving in the following round. But leave the high-fives until after class, as Base is serious about the business of getting fit. “The sort of fun we have here,” says founder and CEO Jack Thomas, “comes from a really well-designed workout in an inspiring environment, run by motivated coaches.” Unit 208, Noble Remix 2 Sukhumvit Soi 36; Floor 2nd Unit RT1, Sathorn Thani 2 Building; basebangkok.com

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classes spread across 12 locations around Singapore. As the head of UFIT Bootcamps, Marcus Fam says, “The health benefits of outdoor exercise are well-known – from the extra supply of oxygen to the bloodstream, to the endorphins and sense of wellbeing you get training in a natural environment. The beauty of Singapore is that you can train all year round.” Multiple locations in Singapore, ufit.com.sg


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Left: Each station at Base Bangkok demands maximum effort Below: UFIT provides fitness classes with a view

Go hard or go home In the afternoon, you’re likely to see sweaty, toned and tanned bods running out to Jalan Raya Padonan as part of their warm-up or WOD (workout of the day) with CrossFit Wanderlust, Bali. Yes, CrossFit has its own vocabulary (EMOM, for example, means “every minute on the minute”, and AMRAP stands for “as many rounds as possible”), as well as a sense of community and competition. For those interested in hard-hitting cardio minus the weightlifting, opt for the MetCon class held Monday to Fridays. Jalan Raya Padonan No. 6, Canggu, crossfitwanderlust.com

Meet the boxmaster Take two of the most intense forms of exercise – boxing and spinning – combine them, and you’ve got a HIIT workout with a twist. Classes at Box & Bike Perth are held in a New York-style loft, which has 30 stations,

each with a spin bike and the ‘BoxMaster’, a humansized frame covered with numbered focus pads specifically angled to accommodate every type of punch or combination of punches. If you’re worried about losing track of what to do – and when – manager Tiffany Holt assures us it’s easy. “You just listen for the numbers and then punch the pad with that number on it.” Classes last 45 minutes and will have you alternately belting it out on the BoxMaster and sprinting on the bike. 59 Aberdeen St, Northbridge, boxnbike.com.au

Stay fit and have fun doing it For the budget-conscious traveller, it doesn’t get any better than this: these workouts are absolutely free. November Project was founded in Boston as a way to stay fit during the chilly winter months. It now operates year-round in 45 cities worldwide – including Hong Kong. Volunteer trainer Carrie Johnson says, “The vibe is always about having fun, meeting new people and building community.” The group meets three times weekly, with 45-minute workouts on Wednesdays and Fridays focused on HIIT and strength work. For Hong Kong locations visit facebook.com/ NovemberProject HongKong

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Burmese eats in Taipei Tucked away in a seemingly unremarkable street, not far from the Nanshijiao metro station in Taipei, you will stumble on the cultural and culinary treasure trove of Little Burma photos ann wang words sophie hull


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Left: On Xuaxin Street, the owner of Pago Restaurant prepares a batch of fresh garlic Above: No visit to the area is complete without a taste of sweet Burmese tea, a mix of strong black tea with condensed milk


56 Above: Preparing tasty parcels – curry empanadas – at Yuan Bao Tea Shop. Right: Shan noodles, which originate from the eastern part of Myanmar. This dish from A Wei Myanmar Snacks is richly flavoured with chicken, tomato, crushed peanuts and sesame seeds. Far right: A shop owner preparing Indianstyle naan bread, a popular snack in Myanmar.

Travel info Singapore Taipei up to two flights daily. jetstar.com


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Quirky museums From noodles to abalone shells, these unlikely artefacts have their own shrines of fandom

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useums are rich repositories of culture and history, and are a fantastic way of gaining a deep insight into the destination you’re visiting. In the UK, for example, you may find yourself drawn to the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick, where this humble writing tool was invented. In Beijing, you’ll find a museum dedicated to the watermelon, which shouldn’t be surprising since more than twothirds of the global production of this juicy fruit hails from China. Or head over to Thailand’s Health Ministry in Nonthaburi to gain some enlightenment at its Condom Museum.

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Where to find Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum 3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo (inside Koganei Park), tatemonoen.jp/english. Admission: JPY400 (S$4.80)

Left and above: Visit the 19th century for a day at the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum

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For jaded history buffs Anyone who says that ancient objects should only be displayed in glass cases has probably never heard of this gem. The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum showcases 19th- and 20thcentury life in Tokyo, or Edo as it was known then. Architecture is the main focus here, and great care has been taken to either relocate the buildings from their original locations or to reconstruct them down to the very last detail. You’re free to wander into each building (make sure you wear shoes that are easy to slip off ) and take photos; many have friendly volunteers to explain what life was like, and some even demonstrate traditional crafts. From elegant residences to rustic farmhouses, a bathhouse to a bar, there’s much to occupy you here, so you can postpone your Ginza splurge to another day.

A beachcomber’s delight Once upon a time, in a small fishing town in New Zealand’s South Island, a

couple attached the shell of a pāua (a type of native abalone, renowned for its large iridescent shell) to the wall of their living room. Over the course of 50 years, Fred and Myrtle Flutey added more than 1,000 other pāua shells. It quickly became a tourist attraction known as the Pāua Shell House. When the couple passed away in 2000 and 2001 respectively, their grandson donated the collection to the Canterbury Museum, which recreated the house in all its glory. To paraphrase a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Pāuabunga!

An instant hit with foodies Momofuku Ando probably never dreamt that his simple invention would spark a worldwide craze. The World Instant Noodles Association (yes, it really does exist!) estimated global demand for instant noodles in 2016 at close to 98 million servings. If you’ve slurped your way through every brand and flavour on the supermarket’s shelves, it’s about time you visited The Cupnoodles Museum,

Cupnoodles Museum, Osaka 8-25 Masumi-cho, Ikeda-shi, Osaka, cupnoodles-museum. jp/en. Admission: fees apply for the Chicken Ramen Factory, JPY500 (S$6), and My CUPNOODLES Factory, JPY300 (S$3.60) per cup. Fred and Myrtle’s Paua Shell House Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, canterburymuseum.com/ whats-on. Admission: free; donations are appreciated. Museum of Human Disease, Sydney Samuels Building, The University of New South Wales, Corner of High & Botany Sts, Kensington, medicalsciences.med.unsw. edu.au/community/museumhuman-disease/home. Admission: AU$10 (S$10.40) Singapore Musical Box Museum 168 Telok Ayer St, singaporemusical boxmuseum.org. Admission: S$12


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When Grey’s Anatomy isn’t enough Pathogens are not our best friends. But in order to vanquish them, we need to spend more time with them. In other words, know your enemy. And this is exactly what the Museum of Human Disease, Sydney, does, via its collection of 2,000 specimens of actual, diseased human tissue, some of which are more than 100 years old. The specimens might be protected by glass, but you can get more intimate via the Oculus headgear for a virtual walkthrough of an artery.

Think outside the boxes When Naoto Orui came across a musical box named China, he was fascinated to learn that it had been made in Singapore in the late 1800s.

The avid Japanese collector then made it his mission to educate Singaporeans on the role these simple musical instruments played in colonial times. This is why a guided tour of his museum is essential, as the knowledgeable curators share the tales behind the 40 antiques on display. You can whistle a happy tune, but only softly so others can hear what the curator has to say.

Top to bottom: Create your very own Cupnoodles flavour in Osaka; hear antique music boxes in Singapore


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I FEEL LIKE CHICKEN TONIGHT YOU’LL FEEL THAT WAY EVERY NIGHT ONCE YOU TUCK INTO THE FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN AT THE BIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR

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ow, who doesn’t love good ol’ fried chicken? Restaurateur and chef John Kunkel, founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, sure does. In fact, the affable 46-year-old remembers his family deep-frying poultry in large batches in big cast-iron pots every Sunday when he was growing up in Georgia. Today, he’s known as the man behind the award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar restaurants in Miami and Las Vegas – and the first in Asia, The Bird Southern Table & Bar at Marina Bay Sands. The signature dish, Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken, is made from Kunkel’s heavily guarded family recipe, passed down from his great-

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Left: Kunkel’s fusion crab cake with black pepper Below: This could be what dessert heaven looks like: fried Oreos with marshmallow and vanilla ice cream

grandmother. What he modified, though, was the addition of moreish cheddar waffles and juicy watermelon cubes tossed with appetising yuzu juice and uplifting chilli.

INTERVIEW PEARLYN THAM

Was fried chicken the first dish you learned to make at home? It was actually apple pie. I learned to bake that from my grandmother. But on Sundays, we would always have fried chicken at home – it was comfort food for me. So is Southern food just about fried chicken? Definitely not. It is a very diverse mix of French, African and Creole cuisines. Depending on where you’re from – Nashville, Georgia or North Carolina – you can also have Korean or Italian influences. Southern chefs use Southern cuisine as a canvas for the flavours of comfort food recipes. What else should we know about Southern food?

Southern cuisine [is] a canvas for the flavours of comfort food recipes Because we always used what we had in our own backyards, we still believe in making a lot of our ingredients from scratch. We make our own jams, sauces, biscuits… we do not skip steps. As we open new restaurants around the world, we ask: what’s in our backyard? So, we may use grits from the US, ham from the South, seafood from Charleston, South Carolina – or we use the best of local produce. The good thing about having our first restaurant in Asia at Marina Bay Sands is how this place operates like a mini city. The different restaurants share the best suppliers… it really empowers chefs to create their best dishes.

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Tell us more about your creative Singaporeexclusive dishes: the black pepper crab cake and the skillet-seared snapper. In Charleston, everyone has crab cakes on their menus so we did our version of it. The snapper dish is inspired by what is served in New Orleans,

but with a touch of laksa (a spicy coconut broth with noodles). What do you miss most about the South? The manners. Everyone’s very big on manners in the South, everyone’s outgoing and warm – and everyone opens the door for you.


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㼺尪ㄔ䏅껺度䀙⻌錭序⼶ 麤 〿䋑佟㣐⾺ 嚁 度꜈⻌ 錭畀" ⴀ〡姿遤紨 ⴔꛦ

蠒⚌傞ꢂ QN BN ワ♧荛ワ傈

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➃㖲嶊餩 ),% 4 4

㖑挿尪歊猒鯽勠遳䋑㣐晥 咓 〿 蠒⚌傞ꢂ QN BN ワ♧荛ワ傈

⚥梠馄➃孞㣐晥咓 䌢䌢㖈度ⶢ⚥ⴀ梡涸胿껺㔩 㣐晥咓⡙✵넞嚁㣐⾺卌用 涸⚥梠կ 赡搬溏♳⿡僽剣挿 灶傊涸罈䏅⡎嫦嫦絑鵂䚪 僽㣐䱗Ɤ륫㽠鵶衼ぜ繠굹 㹻詍愝⛲匧⸂䲀虛〭♶㼱 ➃䢏ぜ罜勻կ 䰘霹⡮俒⛙ծꛦ ꞏ嶮ㄤ꣥㤗鴽鿪僽鵯ꅽ涸䌢 㹐胿껺㔩⚺䩧涸僽殣薷寖 䏀㄂麤ꬋ䌢崽龏㔔姼勻鵯 ꅽ涸霢♧㹁銳挿⟧殣薷暋 聘㣖꣉跗Ⱆ➫꬗ծ誘薷跗鸑 磋ծ薷暋Ⱆ➫꬗䩞皾ㅷ㽂ⵌ 礵넏կ 姼㢪厾墰腚腚ծㅨ厾 ♫ծ㥗ꃁ㢴⛲僽♶ꝡ涸鷥䭊կ ➃㖲嶊餩 ),% 4

㖑挿⚥梠繠鲰遳 〿䱗咓 度꜈♳梠畀" ⴀ〡姿遤 紨 ⴔꛦ 蠒⚌傞ꢂ BN QN ワ♧荛ワⰙワ傈⠅䜂

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炟㽵瀖炟㽵遳 〿$㖑♴度 ꜈帿宐㚋畀" ⴀ〡姿遤紨 ⴔꛦ 蠒⚌傞ꢂ QN BN ワ♧荛ワ傈

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Explore I INTERVIEW

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JETSTAR NEWS 72 I SPOT THE DIFFERENCE 75 I MAPS 76


Inflight I JETSTAR NEWS

CREW CHRONICLES

This is your captain speaking Jetstar pilot captain Fabian Bannister tells us why his job starts from the time he has his morning coffee at home

How do you ensure the flight leaves on time?

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We follow a robust precision timing schedule, which describes the sequence of duties for both pilots from 50 minutes before departure to when we push back from the gate. This is just a guide however; preparation often begins at home over the morning cup of coffee with a review of the weather, company memos and airport operational notes. The crew subsequently reports at our operations centre to review final flight details before walking out to the aircraft. It’s a team effort made easier by our fantastic engineers, operations staff and cabin crew.

What goes on in the cockpit before departure? We settle in, check the maintenance logbook to review the aircraft’s technical condition, set up the cockpit and calibrate the main

computers. There are two of these (one for each pilot) that help us navigate the flight and manage the aircraft; in essence they have replaced the human flight engineer. While this is happening either the first officer or I will carry out a pre-flight inspection of the fuselage, wings, engines and undercarriage. About 10 minutes before departure is the critical stage. We perform a take-off safety briefing, do a fuel check and insert take off performance figures both pilots have calculated based on weight, runway length, flap setting and ambient conditions.

Have any of your flights been held up for departure? Departure delays are an ongoing challenge for aviation around the world. Airports have struggled to keep pace with the rapid growth of passenger air travel; even the world’s best airports like Changi are not immune to the en-route

congestion in airspace outside their jurisdiction. When faced with delays, communication with the customer service manager, operations control and, most importantly, our customers, are essential.

Who do you communicate with? Apart from my team, I communicate with operations staff, engineers, despatchers, air traffic controllers, gate staff, refuellers, baggage handlers and the loadmaster. Sometimes even with inquisitive 10-year-old passengers.

Why is the actual flight time always shorter than the indicated schedule? This is to accommodate for the time between the gate and the runway.

Do you prefer take-off or landing? I prefer landing – it is the pilot’s ultimate measure of skill. Inclement weather, crosswinds, other aircraft and air traffic control are

some of the factors to contend with. A wise old instructor once told me, “You’re only as good as your last landing!”

Which are your favourite airports to fly to and why? Phuket is a popular choice for the crew. Our customers are in holiday mode and [there are] great views of the surrounding islands on descent. [In the air] no sunset is the same and witnessing the splendour of nature from our seat is a privilege never taken for granted.

Singapore’s most punctual airline That would be, drum roll please… Jetstar Asia! We are also the fourth most punctual airline in Asia Pacific, according to aviation consultants OAG. Why? 86.5% of our flights depart or arrive within 15 minutes of the scheduled time.


KEEN TO BECOME A PILOT? THEN WE WANT YOU! Together with L3 Commercial Training Solutions, we have relaunched our cadet pilot training programme. The first successful intake will undergo a six-month ground school training in Singapore with Revion Ground School from mid-2018, followed by flight training on L3 CTS’s aircraft and simulators in Hamilton, New Zealand. Upon successful completion, students will then proceed on to A320 type-rating with Jetstar Asia. For more information and to apply, visit L3AirlineAcademy.com/ Jetstar-Asia

More flights to Osaka From Tuesday 27 March, we will be flying to Osaka (Kansai) from Clark, three times weekly. Together with the flights from Manila, Jetstar Asia will be operating eight times weekly from Philippines to Osaka. From Singapore, we will now have a total of 20 flights weekly to Osaka, including services via Taipei.

Explore Himeji Castle in Osaka

LET YOUR IDEAS TAKE FLIGHT! Jetstar is proud to be part of Asia’s first ever inflight conference. Together with Tech in Asia, we’ll be hosting the conference on board a Jakarta – Singapore flight on Monday 14 May. Why waste your time sleeping on board when you can learn and engage with industry experts? Find out how you can join this exciting inflight learning experience at techinasia.com.

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Inflight I STAR JOURNEYS

#StarJourneys

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1. Madeleine Hee @madeleinehee “Sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.” Bali, Indonesia 2. Noel Niño Castro @noelninocastro “Featuring: #kyahmisadventures” Siem Reap, Cambodia 3. Christie Prajitno @christiejojoi “Enjoying the breeze and wilderness by the sea.” Okinawa, Japan 4. Jonathan Tan @jonnydebravo “Thankful for our tour guide. She… shared many interesting stories about the local villages and geography.” Kalaw, Myanmar 5. Chloe Teo @chloekuroii “Peaceful and magical place.” Kakku Pagoda, Myanmar

If your picture is featured in the magazine, you’ll win a S$100 Jetstar voucher that can be redeemed on Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Airways flights. We reserve the right to repost these photos on Jetstar Asia’s social media accounts.

Taken some great snaps during your recent Jetstar holiday? Post them on social media, tag us at #StarJourneys on Instagram @jetstarasia, Twitter @Jetstar_Asia or Facebook @Jetstar Asia, include a simple caption – and if we feature your picture you will win a S$100 Jetstar voucher!


Inflight I PUZZLE

Spot the difference Can you spot the five differences in these photos of the temple?

ANSWERS 1_ Street lamp removed 2_ Man in the foreground: his jacket becomes pink 3_ KL Tower building appears 4_ Chinese characters on temple entrance are removed 5_ Man on right: hat becomes black

Lungshan Temple of Manka, founded in 1738 and rebuilt 1919–1924, is one of Taipei’s most popular religious sites. Come here to see elaborate woodcarvings and the unique bronze columns at the entrance.

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Inight I WHERE WE FLY

INTERNATIONAL Operated by Jetstar Airways Operated by Jetstar Asia Operated by Jetstar PaciďŹ c

Flights are operated by Jetstar Asia and commence 27 March (Clark-Osaka, Singapore-Sanya)* *subject to government and regulatory approval

Operated by Jetstar Japan

Tokyo (Narita)

Zhengzhou

Nagoya (Chubu)

Osaka (Kansai)

Shanghai (Pudong)

Guangzhou Hanoi Dong Hoi

Chiang Mai

Yangon Bangkok

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Shantou

Okinawa Taipei

Hong Kong Haikou Sanya

Da Nang Clark Siem Reap Phnom Penh

Hawaii (Honolulu)

Manila

Ho Chi Minh City

Phuket Hat Yai Penang Medan

Kuala Lumpur

Pekanbaru

Singapore

Palembang Jakarta Surabaya Bali (Denpasar) Darwin Fiji (Nadi)

Cairns Townsville

Cook Islands (Rarotonga)

Brisbane Gold Coast Perth Adelaide

Sydney Auckland Melbourne (Tullamarine) Wellington Christchurch Queenstown


DOMESTIC VIETNAM

DOMESTIC JAPAN

Hanoi Hai Phong

Sapporo

Tha nh Hoa V inh Dong Hoi Hue Da Nang Chu Lai Pleiku Quy Nhon

Phu Quoc

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Tuy Hoa Buon Ma Thuot

Matsuyama Osaka (Kansai) Fukuoka Takamatsu Oita Kumamoto

Nha Trang Da Lat

Kagoshima

Miyazaki

Ho Chi Minh City

Okinawa Operated by Jetstar Japan

Operated by Jetstar PaciďŹ c

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Auckland New Plymouth Nelson

Darwin

Cairns Townsville Hamilton Island Whitsunday Coast Mackay

Queenstown

Napier Palmerston North Wellington Christchurch Dunedin

Operated by Jetstar Airways Operated by Eastern Australia Airlines for Jetstar Airways

Sunshine Coast

Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Brisbane Gold Coast Ballina Byron

Perth

Newcastle

Sydney Adelaide

Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Auckland

Melbourne (Avalon) Operated by Jetstar Airways Flights are operated by Jetstar Airways and commence 27 March (Wellington-Queenstown)* *subject to government and regulatory approval

Launceston

Wellington Christchurch Hobart Queenstown

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Inflight I WHEN WE FLY

Jetstar Asia, together with Jetstar, operates more than 600 flights per week throughout Asia. Schedule is valid to March 31, 2018.

SINGAPORE – HAIKOU / HAIKOU – SINGAPORE 3 hours 30 minutes (GMT+7)

JETSTAR ASIA

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

06:15

HAK

09:45

SIN

07:30

HAK

11:10

HAK

10:45

SIN

14:25

HAK

12:15

SIN

15:55

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

SINGAPORE – BANGKOK / BANGKOK – SINGAPORE SINGAPORE – HATYAI / HATYAI – SINGAPORE

2 hours 30 minutes (GMT+7) M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

07:10

BKK

08:35

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

09:00

BKK

10:25

SIN

18:15

HDY

18:45

SIN

11:25

BKK

12:50

SIN

19:30

HDY

19:55

SIN

12:40

BKK

14:00

SIN

20:35

HDY

21:05

SIN

18:30

BKK

19:55

HDY

19:35

SIN

22:05

SIN

19:10

BKK

20:35

HDY

20:35

SIN

23:15

BKK

09:15

SIN

12:50

HDY

21:50

SIN

00:25

15:20

M

T

BKK

11:45

SIN

BKK

13:30

SIN

17:05

BKK

14:55

SIN

18:30

SINGAPORE – HONG KONG / HONG KONG – SINGAPORE

BKK

20:55

SIN

00:25

3 hours 55 minutes (GMT+8)

BKK

21:20

SIN

00:50

SINGAPORE – JAKARTA / JAKARTA – SINGAPORE 1 hour 45 minutes (GMT+7)

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1 hour 30 minutes (GMT+7)

Departure

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

07:45

CGK

08:35

SIN*

11:00

CGK

11:55

SIN

13:05

CGK

13:55

SIN

15:05

CGK

15:55

SIN

19:15

CGK

20:05

SIN

20:30

CGK

21:15

CGK

09:15

SIN

12:05

CGK*

12:35

SIN

15:25

CGK

14:35

SIN

17:30

CGK

16:35

SIN

19:25

CGK

20:45

SIN

23:35

CGK

21:55

SIN

00:45

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

09:35

HKG

13:40

SIN*

15:40

HKG

19:45

HKG

14:20

SIN

18:20

HKG*

2025

SIN

0025

M

T

W

* No Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday service from 9 Jan - 8 Feb

SINGAPORE – PHUKET / PHUKET – SINGAPORE 1 hour 45 minutes (GMT+7) Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

08:00

HKT

08:50

SIN

08:25

HKT

09:20

SIN

14:40

HKT

15:35

SIN

20:30

HKT

21:15

HKT

09:40

SIN

12:35

HKT

10:00

SIN

12:55

HKT

16:15

SIN

19:10

HKT

21:55

SIN

00:50

M

T

* No Wednesday service from 9 Jan - 8 Feb

SINGAPORE – DANANG / DANANG – SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – MEDAN / MEDAN – SINGAPORE

2 hours 30 minutes (GMT+7)

1 hour 25 minutes (GMT+7)

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

18:30

DAD

20:10

SIN

08:10

KNO

08:45

DAD

20:50

SIN

00:40

SIN

10:35

KNO

11:05

SIN

15:15

KNO

15:45

SIN

20:00

KNO

20:35

SINGAPORE – CLARK / CLARK – SINGAPORE

KNO

09:25

SIN

11:55

3 hours 40 minutes (GMT+8)

KNO

11:45

SIN

14:15

KNO

16:25

SIN

18:50

KNO

21:15

SIN

23:45

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

02:20

CRK

06:00

CRK

07:00

SIN

10:40

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

T

SINGAPORE – KUALA LUMPUR / KUALA LUMPUR – SINGAPORE 1 hour 5 minutes (GMT+8)

SINGAPORE – DENPASAR / DENPASAR– SINGAPORE

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

07:20

KUL

08:25

09:55

SIN

09:30

KUL

10:30

13:25

SIN*

12:55

KUL

13:55

SIN

18:05

KUL

19:05 20:45

2 hours 45 minutes (GMT+8) Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

07:05

DPS

DPS

10:45

SIN

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

SIN

19:45

KUL

SINGAPORE – DARWIN / DARWIN – SINGAPORE

KUL

09:05

SIN

10:10

4 hours 30 minutes (GMT+9.5)

KUL

11:20

SIN

12:25

KUL*

14:35

SIN

15:40

KUL

19:50

SIN

20:55

KUL

21:25

SIN

22:30

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN*

23:05

DRW

05:20

06:00

SIN

#

DRW

* No Monday, Tuesday and Thursday service from 9 Jan - 8 Feb

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No Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday service from 10 Jan - 9 Feb

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SINGAPORE – OKINAWA / OKINAWA – SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – PHNOM PENH / PHNOM PENH – SINGAPORE

5 hours 10 minutes (GMT+9)

2 hours (GMT+7)

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Arrival

Time

Departure

Time

Arrival

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SIN

01:50

OKA

08:00

SIN*

06:20

PNH

07:20

OKA

08:55

SIN

13:15

SIN

13:25

PNH

14:25

SIN

18:30

PNH

19:30

PNH*

08:15

SIN

11:20

PNH

15:10

SIN

18:15

PNH

20:15

SIN

23:20

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SINGAPORE – MANILA / MANILA – SINGAPORE 3 hours 35 minutes (GMT+8)

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* No Friday service from 9 Jan - 8 Feb

Departure

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Arrival

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SIN

06:25

MNL

10:00

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SIN

16:35

MNL

20:10

SINGAPORE – SIEM REAP / SIEM REAP – SINGAPORE

SIN*

16:55

MNL

20:30

2 hours 10 minutes (GMT+7)

MNL

10:40

SIN

14:20

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Arrival

Time

MNL

20:50

SIN

00:30

SIN

14:40

REP

15:15

MNL*

21:15

SIN

00:55

REP

16:00

SIN

19:25

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* No Friday service from 9 Jan - 8 Feb

SINGAPORE – YANGON / YANGON – SINGAPORE SINGAPORE – MANILA – OSAKA / OSAKA – MANILA – SINGAPORE 3 hours 35 minutes (from SIN to MNL); 3 hours 55 minutes (from MNL to KIX) (GMT+8/GMT+9) Departure

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Arrival

Time

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2 hours 55 minutes (GMT+6.5) Departure

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Arrival

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SIN

09:10

RGN

10:35

SIN

02:20

MNL

05:55

SIN

17:30

RGN

18:55

MNL

06:55

KIX

11:35

RGN

11:30

SIN

16:05

KIX

13:20

MNL

16:40

RGN

19:35

SIN

00:10

MNL

17:40

SIN

21:20

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SINGAPORE – PALEMBANG / PALEMBANG – SINGAPORE 1 hour 05 minutes (GMT+7)

SINGAPORE – PENANG / PENANG – SINGAPORE 1 hour 20 minutes (GMT+8) Departure

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Arrival

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SIN

10:40

PEN

12:05

SIN

15:10

PEN

16:35 21:15

SIN

19:50

PEN

PEN

12:45

SIN

14:10

PEN

17:15

SIN

18:40

PEN

21:55

SIN

23:20

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Time

07:10

SGN

08:15

SIN

14:00

SGN

15:05

SIN

19:20

SGN

20:30

SGN

08:55

SIN

12:00

SGN

15:45

SIN

18:50

SGN

21:10

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00:10

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09:25

PKU

09:30

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13:50

PKU

13:55

PKU

10:10

SIN

12:05

PKU

15:10

SIN

17:15

13:40

PLM

14:20

SIN

16:30

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Arrival

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01:20

TPE

05:55

SIN

01:20

TPE

06:00

SIN

07:10

TPE

11:50

TPE*

06:55

KIX

10:25

TPE

07:00

KIX

10:25

TPE

12:45

KIX

16:10

KIX*

11:35

TPE

13:50 19:25

KIX

17:10

TPE

TPE*

14:50

SIN

19:35

TPE

20:20

SIN

01:05

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SINGAPORE – PERTH / PERTH – SINGAPORE 5 hours 25 minutes (GMT+8)

1 hour (GMT+7) Time

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* No Monday service from 9 Jan - 8 Feb

SINGAPORE – PEKANBARU / PEKANBARU - SINGAPORE Departure

Arrival

13:25

4 hours 45 minutes (from SIN to TPE); 2 hours 40 minutes (from TPE to KIX) (GMT+8/GMT+9)

2 hours (GMT+7) SIN

Time

SIN

SINGAPORE – TAIPEI – OSAKA / OSAKA – TAIPEI – SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – HO CHI MINH CITY / HO CHI MINH CITY – SINGAPORE Departure

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Arrival

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17:55

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23:10

PER

00:10

SIN

05:20

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SINGAPORE – SURABAYA / SURABAYA – SINGAPORE 2 hours 15 minutes (GMT+7)

SINGAPORE – SHANTOU / SHANTOU – SINGAPORE 4 hours 5 minutes (GMT+8) T

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SIN

11:55

SUB

13:25

SIN

12:55

SUB

14:25

SIN

18:40

SUB

20:10 20:20

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Arrival

Time

SIN

11:50

SWA

15:50

SIN

18:55

SUN

SIN

13:45

SWA

17:50

SUB

14:05

SIN

17:30

SWA

16:50

SIN

21:00

SUB

15:05

SIN

18:30

SWA

18:50

SIN

23:00

SUB

21:00

SIN

00:25

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Inflight I WHEN WE FLY

JETSTAR

JETSTAR PACIFIC

MELBOURNE – SINGAPORE / SINGAPORE– MELBOURNE

HO CHI MINH CITY – SINGAPORE / SINGAPORE – HO CHI MINH CITY

7 hours 45 minutes (GMT+11)

2 hours (GMT+7)

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Arrival

Time

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S

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Time

Arrival

Time

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11:10

SIN

16:50

SGN

07:10

SIN

10:10

SIN

21:00

MEL

06:20

SIN

11:00

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12:05

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PERTH – DENPASAR – SINGAPORE / SINGAPORE – DENPASAR – PERTH 2 hours 35 minutes (from SIN to DPS); 3 hours 45 minutes (from DPS to PER) (GMT+8/GMT+8) Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

PER

17:50

DPS

21:25

DPS

22:15

SIN

01:00

SIN

05:00

DPS

07:40

DPS

08:30

PER

12:10

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SAFETY, SECURITY & COMFORT Carry-on baggage Liquids, aerosols or gels (LAGs) must be in containers with a maximum capacity of 100ml each. Containers must be placed in a transparent resealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity not exceeding one litre.

Safety first Please ask the cabin crew for an infant seatbelt if your child is under two years old. Return the infant seatbelt to our cabin crew upon disembarkation. Sleeping on the aircraft floor is not permitted. Please read the safety instruction card in your seat pocket, noting emergency exits and location of life jackets. Please watch the safety

demonstration prior to take-off. In an emergency, the crew will give specific instructions. They may speak assertively and will require your cooperation.

from the lower legs. During your flight, move your legs and feet three or four minutes per hour, and move about.

Cabin pressure Smoking Government regulations prohibit smoking on all flights. There are smoke detectors in all toilets and penalties for regulation breaches.

The importance of blood circulation and muscle relaxation during flights Compression stockings can assist in preventing swelling of the ankles and feet, and they may improve the blood return to the body

To “clear” your ears, try swallowing and/or yawning. When you are flying with an infant, give them a dummy or feed them during the aircraft’s descent. Sucking and swallowing will help the infant equalise the pressure in their ears.

Cabin humidity / dehydration Low humidity in the aircraft cabin can cause drying of the nose, throat and eyes, and can irritate wearers of contact lenses.

Do: • Drink water frequently. • Drink coffee, tea and alcohol only in moderation. • Remove contact lenses if your eyes are irritated. • Use a moisturiser to refresh skin.

Jetstar security policy Jetstar has a strict policy on denying boarding to any passengers who are inappropriate in flight or on ground in comments or behaviour. Jetstar does not accept any inappropriate comments as “jokes”. All matters are referred to relevant authorities for prosecution. Jetstar will seek to recover all costs incurred as a result of inflight incidents from those involved.


More legroom to be yourself. Because you can. Enjoy extra legroom* on our first and emergency row seats for a more comfortable flight! Rows 1, 12 and 13 at SGD32 or equivalent per seat.

*Please approach our cabin crew should you wish to upgrade your seat. Jetstar Asia Airways Pte Ltd BRN:200403570D.


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Surabaya TRI WAHYU UTAMI Room division manager Wyndham Surabaya, wyndhamsurabaya.com If you are only there for a day, a must-do is to… Take the city’s free shuttle tour which makes it easy to go sight-seeing around Surabaya city. Some interesting historical sites are the House of Sampoerna, Submarine

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Monument and Jembatan Merah district. The most scenic spot in the city is… The Cheng Hoo Mosque located in Jalan Gading, Genteng. The mosque has an interesting historical background which can be seen in its Chinesestyled Architecture.

Some must-eat food in my city is… Visitors must try Surabaya’s many culinary delights which include traditional foods such as rujak cingur (beef with fruit and a thick sauce). The best place to go shopping is… Pasar Atom. The market was established in 1972 and today it is one of the biggest and oldest shopping centres in Surabaya. The interesting

part of shopping there is the bargaining between buyers and sellers. It is also well known as the centre of gold and jewellery shops. Visitors can find almost everything there, from fashion, food and beverages to homewares. The best place for a selfie is… Suramadu Bridge – Indonesia’s longest bridge linking the islands of Java and Madura. Other good spots are the Church of the Birth of Our Lady and the Bamboo Forest in Keputih.


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Nha Trang

PHOTOS ISTOCK

HECTOR CASTELLO MANSILLA Fusionista, fusionresortnhatrang.com The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… Po Nagar. This is a Cham temple built before 781AD. The views are astonishing and the whole place brings positive energy. I love going there after a busy day at work

VIETNAM

to admire this beautiful temple, collect my thoughts and relax in its calm atmosphere. The best place for a selfie is… The beach at Fusion Resort Nha Trang. During sunrise, the breathtaking view of the calm sea and the white sand will guarantee many likes on Facebook and Instagram. A secret place that I love going to in my city is… Binh Lap beach outside the city centre. It is cleaner and more laidback than some of the other beaches. Here, you can see local kids running around.

The best freebie a visitor can get in my city is… A tour to the Long Son Pagoda, followed by a visit to the 14m-high white Buddha seated on a lotus blossom. The best place to go shopping in my city is… Dam Market, the biggest market in Nha Trang, is full of local products ranging

from food and juices to clothes and souvenirs. You shouldn’t leave without buying handmade coconut and bamboo products. What’s a good souvenir to buy? If you go to Hon Chong landmarks, the tranh cat (sand art in a glass) is a must. The best place for a drink or meal with a view? Skylight rooftop is the best place to have a drink with a view of the entire city, as it is 151m above sea level.


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Kuala Lumpur MOHAMED RIZAL BIN ROSLY Chief concierge, Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, sofitelkualalumpur-damansara.com The most scenic spot in the city is… Heli Lounge at Menara KH where visitors can enjoy spectacular views of Kuala Lumpur at dusk. In the day it is an active heliport, and at

night it transforms into a rooftop bar. The best place for local eats is… Jalan Alor, a unique food destination that comes to life after 6pm. There are plenty of authentic food options, from street snacks to foreign cuisines.

M A L AY S I A

The best place for a drink or meal with a view? Le Bar at Sofitel KL Damansara. Catch up on the latest news with a cup of coffee, or have a classic French goûter (snack) amid lush garden views. The best place to go shopping in my city is… The Golden Triangle shopping area has an amazing collection of stores, from affordable brands to luxury labels.

The best place for a selfie is… Merdeka Square, a historic site where the Malaysian flag was hoisted for the first time in 1957. The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… Changkat Bukit Bintang, previously a street of primarily two-storey pre-war colonial buildings and now one of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous nightlife districts. If you’re only there for a day, what’s one must-do? Visit KL Tower and take in the magnificent view of Kuala Lumpur or enjoy a meal at the revolving restaurant.


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Singapore FREYA GAZDER Concierge manager, Mandarin Oriental mandarinoriental.com/ singapore The best place to go shopping in my city is… With eclectic boutiques scattered through the shophouses in Haji Lane, you can find plenty of hidden gems. The shops differ greatly from the luxury stores on

Orchard Road, and the colourful walls and street art make the perfect selfie backdrop. What’s a good souvenir to buy and where do I get it? The thing tourists will miss most about Singapore is the food, and The Cookie Museum has managed to

infuse local flavours into bite-sized cookies. Try the Chicken Rice or Chilli Crab cookies. The best place for local eats is… The Old Airport Road Food Centre is the ultimate hawker centre experience. Otherwise, True Blue Cuisine beside the Peranakan Museum is a good introduction to Peranakan cuisine. If you’re only there for a day, what’s one must-do? The City Sightseeing bus is one of the best ways to get a good feel of the island and its tourist attractions in a short amount of time.

The most scenic spot in the city is… Marina Barrage. During the day the sky is filled with kites, and at night you’ll be treated to a breathtaking view of the city skyline with glittering lights from Gardens by the Bay. A secret place that I love going to in my city is… Lorong Buangkok, Singapore’s last kampong or traditional village.


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Yangon SOE MOE HTWE Bellman/concierge, Pan Pacific Yangon, panpacific.com/en/hotelsresorts/myanmar /yangon.html The best freebie a visitor can get in my city is… On weekend evenings, you can catch water and light shows at the main fountains at People’s Square and Park.

M YA N M A R

If you’re only there for a day, what’s one must-do? There are a lot of impressive sights to see in a day, including the Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… The Shwedagon (Golden) Pagoda is one of the most sacred sites of the Buddhism faith. It’s the oldest Buddhist stupa in the world. The best place to go shopping in my city is… Bogyoke Aung San Market has antiques, traditional

handicraft, jewellery jewellery, art and clothing. A secret place that I love going to in my city is… Our very own Teak Bar on level six. The views are one of the best here for evening cocktails. The best place for local eats is… Barbecue on 19 Street in Chinatown comes to life at night with both

sides of the street lined with barbecue stalls and restaurants serving skewers, seafood, local delights, beer and fruits. The best place for a drink or meal with a view? Our Pool Bar, which is next to our outdoor pool, has a great atmosphere.


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Phuket CHAYADA SOIRUNGRUENG E-commerce manager, phuket.holidayinnresorts.com The most scenic spot in the city is… Promthep Cape is Phuket’s most southerly point and also one of the island’s most photographed locations. The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… Popular seaside park

THAILAND

Saphan Hin. There is local street food nearby, and all day you’ll find people jogging or just enjoying the sea breeze. If you’re only there for a day, what’s one must-do? Go on a Phong Nha Caves day tour and cruise through the limestone karsts that jut out of the emerald-

green waters, then visit the famous James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay. A secret place that I love going to in my city is… Baan Roengjit at Surin Circle, Phuket Town. It is great for people-watching. Chill out with the locals and enjoy a coffee or a beer. The best place for a selfie is… Sarasin Bridge in northern Phuket, the only bridge which connects Phuket to mainland Thailand. It’s great for fishing and sunset photos. The best place to go shopping in my city is… The weekend night market, or Naka

Market, where you’ll find second-hand items, a huge selection of jeans, souvenirs such as carvings and local food stalls. The best place for a drink or meal with a view? Open since the 1970s, Tunk Ka Hilltop Café and Restaurant at Rang Hill serves Thai fusion dishes and offers some of the best views of Chalong and the harbour.


Inflight I TRAVEL TALES

Terrible travellers There are five terrible travellers you do not want to meet on your holiday, says NIKI BRUCE

The Talking Traveller The Talking Traveller is one of two types: the lonely solo, or the gregarious group member. If the first, they need to tell you their entire life story; or conversely, tell the whole plane everything you’ve never wanted to know about a stranger.

The Twitchy Traveller On a plane there are some basic courtesies: you don’t spread out of your seat, you don’t kick the person in front and you don’t bump your seatmates. So the Twitchy Traveller can be the worst of the lot. They just can’t sit still. Elbows in, elbows out, leaning forward, leaning back, legs crossed, legs not crossed. They don’t even stay still when they sleep. The Tardy Traveller Sometimes the Tardy Traveller has no control

over their lateness, but there’s a type of frequent flyer who feels entitled by their experience and is deliberately the last one on. They are on laptops during the last boarding call or at the bar when everyone else is going through the scanner. They will always have a window seat, making it more inconvenient for all. The Toilet Traveller Related to the Twitchy Traveller, the Toilet Traveller is always

There is always one person on your plane who wants everyone to feel their personal pain hopping up to go to the loo, and always at the most inconvenient times (from their window seat, of course) – right as the food trolley gets to your aisle or before the plane is about to land. How to deal 1. Breathe in; breathe out. 2. Pop a sleeping pill.

3. For the Tantrum Traveller, offer to swap your seat with them. It’s likely the only way to get some peace, plus you’ll get some good karma. 4. Invest in a good set of earphones. If a chatty person is solo, just pretend you don’t speak their language, plug in, and tune out.

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The Tantrum Traveller There is always one person on your plane who wants everyone to feel their personal pain. They can’t fit their luggage in the overhead compartment; they didn’t get the seat they wanted; they can’t sit next to a child because they’re allergic to baby powder. Whatever the reason, you will hear every little detail, repeatedly.




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