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jetstar MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER 2016

SINGAPORE I VIETNAM I JAPAN

SANDBOARDING JAPAN

ACTIVE ADVENTURES SANDBOARDING, CANYONING, CLIMBING AND MORE – GET READY FOR THE EXTREME GETAWAY OF A LIFETIME

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november COVER: SAND SCULPTURE DENNIS MASSOUD PHOTOGRAPHY GLENN WEISS ARTWORK NICK PEDERSEN

contents NOVEMBER 2016

Discover charming Hoi An

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Cover story INSIDER 06 I NEWS

23 I 5 OF THE BEST

76 I TRAVEL TALES

What’s happening this month

Nature spots in Malaysia

Inside the life of a forgetful traveller

08 I THE HOT LIST Events across the network

27 I WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE?

11 I IN PROFILE

Take a peek inside the travel bags of a makeup artist

Meet Singapore’s creative ideas man

14 I POSTCODE Check out Hong Kong’s hippest new place to visit

16 I HOTEL TREND Check in to the best party hostels across Asia

29 I DAY TRIPPER Venture from Darwin to the beautiful Nitmiluk National Park

38 I ACTIVE ADVENTURES Get ready for the trip of a lifetime at these destinations that offer heart-pumping sports

46 I STEP BACK IN TIME

33 I SHOP IT

Discover the delightful Hoi An through pictures

Stylish passport holders to take away with you

53 I MICHELIN AND MORE

20 I INSTAGRAMABLE The top 10 Instagram snaps to get in sunny Sanya

INSPIRE

35 I BEAUTY ON THE FLY Eye liners and mascaras

Take a tour of Singapore’s Michelin-starred restaurants and their neighbours

INFLIGHT 60 I Jetstar news 61 I Quiz 63 I Winners – #StarJourneys

64 I Where we fly


Welcome I From the CEO

EDITORIAL For all editorial enquiries, please email Jetstarasia@hardiegrant.com.au Publisher Christine Dixon Managing Editor Chloe de Ridder Editor Pearlyn Tham Art Director Dan Morley Senior Designer Sue Morony Chief Sub Editor Sophie Hull Editorial and Advertising Assistant Alana Young

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NOVEMBER 2016

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Destinations for all seasons

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ome of the most popular hotspots chosen by Singapore travellers are beach destinations. Among Jetstar travellers, Bali, Phuket, Penang and Da Nang are some of the favourite beach destinations to fly to. This month, we have added sunny Sanya on Hainan Island in China to the list. Known as the ‘Hawaii of the east’, Sanya has a 40km stretch of aquamarine waters, white sand and lush, rainforested mountains that are perched on the southernmost tip of Hainan. If you’re looking for a beach destination beyond the usual, Jetstar Asia is the only airline that flies two weekly services direct to Sanya. If you’re looking for more flexibility, Singapore travellers

also have the option to choose from six weekly services to Haikou on Hainan Island and then make their way inland to Sanya. With the year-end school holidays upon us, families looking for a change in season should also consider Osaka, Hong Kong or Taipei as their winter holiday break. Once again, we wish all of you a safe flight and thank you for flying with Jetstar!

Barathan Pasupathi CEO, Jetstar Asia Airways

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Supporting community

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What a privilege it is to work with such big-hearted, caring and communityminded team members

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ou might have noticed some colour clashing at Jetstar recently. Last month team members right across our network – in Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Japan – supported breast cancer awareness month by wearing pink pins and wings on their uniforms. In doing so, they raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer foundations in the region and, importantly, raised awareness among so many more of our customers.

This month, you might encounter a bit more facial hair around our network, as teams get behind Movember, the global movement to raise awareness for men’s health issues. I’m so proud that our team members are always looking for ways to support the more vulnerable people in their communities. In Australia our teams work hard every day to raise funds for StarKids, our partnership with World Vision, helping children in the countries we fly to. And in Japan, our team recently hosted airport tours for children from the Kumamoto prefecture who had been affected by earthquakes. What a privilege it is to work with such big-hearted, caring and community-minded team members. We hope you enjoy your flight,

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

Natural wonders p23

Seeing stars Michelin hotspots p53

Party hostels p16

Jayne Hrdlicka Jetstar Group CEO

Arty treats Share your Jetstar journey with us

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J-Pop lovers, get ready – Anime Festival Asia comes to Singapore this month. On November 25–27, all things Japanese pop culture will be celebrated at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, with a line-up of well-known artists performing in a fl urry of fun and colour. animefestival.asia/afasg16

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Insider I NEWS

On the radar Be inspired for your next adventure with everything new and noteworthy across the Jetstar Asia network

Uncover a hidden world

FANCY DINNER ON A GLASSBOTTOM BRIDGE? If you weren’t already terrified enough walking across the 300m-high glass-bottomed bridge in the Hunan province, China, you can now stop for a bite. The cliff-hugging restaurant on the Shiniuzhai Skywalk tempts visitors with the opportunity to eat in the air. This is not an experience for anyone with a weak stomach.

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Jakarta hotel hits new heights The Indonesian capital is home to a new Westin hotel, slated to be the tallest hotel in Indonesia. The Westin Jakarta occupies floors 50 to 69 of the Gama Tower with some 272 guestrooms and suites – all boasting incredible city views. The hotel also features varied dining options, with the hotel’s newest restaurant, Henshin, set to offer an unusual mix of Peruvian and Japanese flavours.

Munch on lasercut macarons The ArtScience Museum recently welcomed the arrival of FabCafe Singapore, where you can enjoy a side of art, creativity and technology with your coffee. Visitors will be able to learn about fabrication technology such as 3D printing and laser cutting, while nibbling on creative treats like laser-cut macarons. marinabaysands.com/ museum

Wyndham Grand hotel to open in Phuket Phuket welcomes South-East Asia’s first Wyndham Grand at Kalim Bay this month. Just north of the popular Patong area, the hotel features 214 hotel rooms, including 152 luxury pool villas. Each villa has its own infinity pool overlooking the sea. The hotel also offers a range of restaurants, a spa, an outdoor pool and a kids’ club.

A hidden reef has been discovered behind Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef by a team of scientists from James Cook University, the University of Sydney and Queensland University of Technology. Data shows the seafloor is covered with unusual doughnut-shaped circular mounds created by Halimeda algae bioherms. These reef-life structures are made up of living calcified segments, which bond together and cover some 6,000 sq km – roughly threetimes the previously estimated size.


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Shhh... let’s rock out, in silence

The hot list This month art, in all its conceptions, is on the events calendar with the Affordable Art Fair in Singapore and Hong Kong’s Arts in the Park Mardi Gras

Hong Kong Great November Feast

Clockenflap music & arts festival

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November 25–27

This month, Hong Kong sizzles with street carnivals, masterclasses, wine tastings and, of course, plenty of culinary events. Popular events include the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair (November 10–12), the selfguided Urban Wine Walk Around Town and the Best of the Best – where award-winning restaurants dish up a gastronomic experience and showcase their meals. discoverhongkong.com/ us/see-do/events-festivals/ highlight-events/greatnovember-feast.jsp

Tickets start from HKD850 (S$149) for one day

This three-day extravaganza of music, art and culinary delights boasts a programme of movie concerts, silent discos and performances from legendary artists. This year’s line-up includes the likes of Iceland’s Sigur Rós and Taiwan’s Cheer Chen, who will be playing against the backdrop of the Hong Kong skyline. clockenflap.com

Affordable Art Fair November 18–20 Have some wall space at home? Head to Singapore’s annual Affordable Art Fair for tours, talks and paintings, prints and sculptures priced between S$100 and S$15,000. This year, artists from Singapore, Asia, Australia and Europe will show their works at the F1 Pit Building. affordableartfair.com/ Singapore

Arts in the Park

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November 12–13 Get involved with one of Hong Kong’s largest community arts events at the Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras. Thousands of young people showcase artworks and put on performances. This year’s event will celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare, with artists taking inspiration from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. hkyaf.com

The Tori-No-Ichi festival takes place in Tokyo this month, on the days of the rooster (which occur every 12 days). During the festival, you can attend Otori shrines to ask for plentiful harvests and good luck in business. Or, head to the markets that spring up around the shrines and look for the lucky kumade bamboo rakes. The largest shrine is Otori-jinja Shrine in Taito-ku.


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THE IDEAS MAN Wee Teng Wen hopes to create meaningful experiences by sharing his love for all things delicious and beautiful

INTERVIEW SASHA GONZALES

A The stunning reading room houses a tea salon and spans three shophouses

new public reading room is the latest addition to Singaporean entrepreneur Wee Teng Wen’s collection of hip restaurants and bars. It all began with one Singapore-themed rooftop bar – Loof – in 2005. Today, The Lo & Behold Group has 11 dining and drinking establishments, including the Modern European restaurant White Rabbit on Dempsey Hill and the Michelin-starred modern French restaurant Odette. The company, co-founded by 36-year-old Wee, marked its 11th anniversary this year with the opening of his latest creative concept, Looksee Looksee. The stunning reading room houses a tea salon, spans three shophouses and is located at The Lo & Behold Group’s new headquarters in the heritage district of Kampong Glam.

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way for our company to give back to the creative community.

You co-own Odette with chef Julien Royer and it was awarded two Michelin stars this year. It’s always booked out – why?

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Sit back... and relax at Looksee Looksee How did you start out in this business?

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I was working as a management consultant in Boston when I chanced upon the abandoned rooftop at Odeon Towers in Singapore. Seeing an opportunity, I took over the space and transformed it into Singapore’s first quintessential rooftop bar, Loof. That was the beginning of The Lo & Behold Group.

How do you explain Loof’s ongoing success?

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We opened Loof when foreign-branded bars were a big part of our local nightlife scene. Loof was different as it celebrated Singaporean culture. That, I believe, is what keeps people coming back. The food, drinks and decor all have a local twist – and even the name ‘Loof’ is a play on the way some Singaporeans pronounce ‘roof’.

What’s the idea behind Looksee Looksee?

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Looksee Looksee is both a reading room – carrying books that have inspired the creative leaders we admire – and a tea salon, run by specialty tea company A.muse Projects. We wanted a space where creative entrepreneurs could come in, relax with some tea and be inspired. It was also designed as a sanctuary for our employees, as The Lo & Behold Group’s offices are right upstairs.

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Who selects the titles?

The leaders of Singapore’s creative industries – Priscilla Ong Shunmugam from fashion label Ong Shunmugam, Wayne Lee from Zouk, Cynthia Chua from The Spa Esprit Group, and chef Willin Low from the modern Singaporean restaurant Wild Rocket, to name a few. We’re always

Top to bottom: the lounge area at Looksee Looksee; the warm, bright and welcoming interior at Odette; the rose-flavoured Bandung Bloom cocktail at Loof

It’s a way to give back to the creative community reaching out to new contributors, though. We hope to add new books at least every six months.

Looksee Looksee is free for public use. Why?

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It was never meant to generate revenue. It’s a space for the public to experience The Lo & Behold Group and a

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What’s next for The Lo & Behold Group?

We will launch our Warehouse Hotel at the end of the year. We’re excited because we’ll run the hotel’s restaurant and bar. The site was once a merchant warehouse along the Singapore River. It’s steeped in history, which we hope to bring to life for our guests.


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Oldie, but a goodie Known affectionately as ‘the Pun’, the historic area of Sai Ying Pun on Hong Kong Island is the new place to be, with its range of bars, eateries, boutiques and cool street life

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Get.Give The sleek black shopfront contrasts with the natural wood interior of this stylish eco homewares shop. Founders Kate Jones and Seanne Ducat have sourced bespoke and artisan eco products from like-minded designers, indie suppliers and craftspeople. The goods are sustainable and built to last – think handcrafted Japanese wooden dustpans by Asahineko Studio and pot-scrubbers by Redecker. 14 Po Tuck St, +852 2858 0225; get-give.co

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Ping Pong Gintoneria Three years ago, the idea of a cocktail bar in the then-quiet residential area of Sai Ying Pun would have been lost on most visitors – and even locals. Not anymore: now Juan Martínez Gregorio has opened Ping Pong, a specialist gin and tonic bar known as a ‘gintoneria’. The industrial-look bar also pays tribute to old Hong Kong with neonpink signage and a big red Chinese-style front door. 129 Second St, L/G Nam Cheong House, +852 9835 5061; pingpong129.com


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Thorn & Burrow Take the lift up to this boutique that packs a colourful punch with its unique, handpicked homewares. The bright and cheery interior features a mountain of cushions in assorted fabrics, Moroccan rugs, ottomans, retro Hong Kong posters, and Chinese sideboards and armchairs updated with a lick of glossy paint. There’s also kitchenware in store and designsavvy souvenirs such as dumpling-shaped salt and pepper shakers. 1/F, 30 High St, +852 2559-9338; thornandburrow.com

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Winstons Coffee The aromas from Winstons’ La Marcozza coffee machine waft through the Pun from 7am, creating its own breed of local traffic. What’s popular here: flat whites and piccolo lattes served with pastries, baps (bread rolls) and sandwiches. At the end of the day, coffee martinis are popular with locals – a novelty that evokes neighbourhood conviviality akin to coffee shops of old, says director Simon Disler. Fu Kwok Building, 213 Queen’s Rd West, +852 2559 5078; winstonscoffee.com

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Potato Head Cocktails at the Potato Head Beach Club in Bali are a must do. The same goes for the Indonesian group’s new Hong Kong outlet. The space includes a beachware boutique, a coffee counter, a festive tropical bar and a light and airy casual dining area with lovely hanging pot-planters. The restaurant, Kaum, lined with handcrafted woodcarvings, has a menu that’s inspired by Indonesian tribal cuisine. 100 Third St, +852 2858 6066; ptthead.com

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Dried Seafood Street The old ways have quickly moved on, but Hong Kong’s timehonoured cooking traditions are still revered in the city-state. The heady aroma of salted fish or haam yu (an age-old Cantonese staple) permeates the air here, and the sound of customers haggling gives the street a distinctly local feel. Clock your eyes on jars of shark fins and sea cucumbers, tubs of dried abalone and bags of whitebait and anchovies. Des Voeux Rd West

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Okra Kitchen This izakaya, which serves sashimi and charcoal-grilled small plates, uses ingredients from all over the world to create its traditional Japanese cuisine. It’s a cool hidey-hole space with exposed concrete ceilings, moody downlights, a great mural and bar stools lined up in front of the open kitchen. Seventies funk tunes play on rotation, and a line-up of artisanal sake brands ensures a lively mood. 110 Queen’s Rd West, +852 2806 1038; okra.kitchen

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WHERE’S THE PARTY? NO, THE FUN TIMES ARE NOT AT THE HOTTEST BARS AND CLUBS IN TOWN, BUT AT THESE PARTY HOSTELS. EXPECT DJ NIGHTS, LIVE MUSIC, DRINK SPECIALS AND PUB CRAWLS. SIGN US UP! 16

Top to bottom: there’s a nightly party at Reggae Mansion; find great tunes and party vibes at the Prince of Wales

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here are hostels, and then there are party hostels, where backpackers can get a taste of travel and let their hair down. Party hostels are like regular hostels: they offer budget-friendly accommodation, and essential facilities and services like wi-fi and breakfast. But they also boast an on-site bar, organise pub crawls and other events, or host weekly themed parties and live music performances. If you consider yourself outgoing and adventurous, love to socialise and enjoy a drink, you’ll feel right at home.

SINGAPORE Prince Of Wales

If you are outgoing and adventurous and love to socialise, you’ll feel right at home

This hostel is located in the colourful enclave of Little India and is about a 10-minute bus ride from the other cultural hubs of Chinatown and Kampong Glam – so if you’re craving mee goreng or murtabak after a night of partying, you needn’t go too far. The hostel is air-conditioned and has both private and dorm rooms.


Insider I HOTEL TREND

Left and right: aside from bright hues, Pink Manila Hostel is known for rooftop revelry

Top party safety tips DO ● Travel in groups of at least

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two or three when heading out to bars or clubs. ● Leave your valuables and passport behind; only take an ID if you need it to enter the bar or club. Most of the hostels featured have safety deposit boxers or lockers to store valuables. ● Tuck some emergency cash in your pocket or shoe, in case your wallet gets lost or stolen. ● Let the host or organiser know if you intend to leave the pub crawl early.

DON’T ● Accept drinks from

strangers or leave your drink unattended. ● Drink too much. ● Drink on an empty stomach – have something to eat before or while you’re drinking. ● Allow strangers to walk you back after a night out. ● Go swimming if you’ve been drinking.

Dorm beds start from S$18 per night. Party factor: The downstairs pub has been a popular live music venue since it opened in 2004. Here, guests can listen to local indie bands, compete in beer pong tournaments and take part in weekly quiz nights, all while enjoying affordable drinks (we’re talking S$9.50 for a glass of housepour red wine and S$9 for a bottle of imported beer).

KUALA LUMPUR Reggae

Mansion

Located just steps away from Chinatown and Merdeka Square, Reggae Mansion offers shared dorms, private rooms and a Mansion Suite, with a living room and kitchen. For privacy and peace, the dorm beds have a capsule-like design and the rooms boast soundproof ceilings. Dorm beds start from RM48 (S$16) per night. Party factor: The Rooftop Mansion is the hostel’s rooftop bar. There’s something happening here every night, from talent and karaoke competitions to themed events, like 70s and Twister nights. Sip a range of cocktails, wines, beers and non-alcoholic drinks while enjoying spectacular views of the Petronas Towers, the Kuala Lumpur Tower and the city skyline.

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Tired from a late night? Recover in the Pink Manila Hostel’s relaxing pool

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The Hideout Hostel Saigon If you love nightlife and shopping, this hostel is perfect as it’s in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant and central District 1. The rooms are all airconditioned, spacious and clean, and feature sturdy metal beds and lockers. Dorm beds start from US$8 (S$11) per night, including breakfast. Party factor: The Hideout bar next door is where guests can enjoy drink specials and meet for pub crawls. The bar’s frequent events include trivia, reggae and bingo nights. The pub crawl usually includes popular bars such as Miss Saigon, Pho Tay and Mad Dog.


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Find it Prince of Wales, Singapore 101 Dunlop St, +65 6299 0130; pow.com.sg

Reggae Mansion, Kuala Lumpur

DANANG Funtastic Beach Hostel, Danang

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You’ll find cheap street food on every corner

The hostel is just a oneminute walk from the popular My Khe Beach, and near all the main restaurants, cafés, bars, convenience stores, car and bike rental agencies and tour agencies, in a busy part of town. Start the morning with a complimentary breakfast on the rooftop, with views of the beach and mountains. Choose between a dorm bed and a private room. Dorm beds start from US$6.65 (S$9) per night. Party factor: Check out the underground bar, which offers drink discounts for all guests. The hostel management also organises pub crawls that include a driver and a guide.

walk from many popular bars, restaurants and attractions, and about a 15-minute train ride from the Lan Kwai Fong party haven in Central. Select from a dorm bed or a private room with an ensuite; the dorm bathrooms even feature rain showers. Dorm beds start from HKD$150 (S$26) per night. Party factor: Check out the regular pub crawls, games and ladies’ nights. These events, organised by the hostel’s party planners, take place on-site as well as at bars in Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong.

HONG KONG Urban

MANILA Pink

Guests love this hostel for its central location in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It’s a short

This four-year-old hostel is located in a hip college neighbourhood, near Makati City and about a

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five-minute walk from the Vito Cruz LRT station. Hungry? You’ll find cheap street food on just about every corner. There are common spaces to lounge in, play pool or make new friends. Both dorm beds and private rooms are available. Dorm beds start from PHP450 (S$13) per night. Party factor: The rooftop, with its well-stocked bar, pool and hammock area, is the setting for many of the hostel’s nightly events, like the splashtastic Pool Party Saturday.

Manila Hostel Top to bottom: social space at Reggae Mansion; fun antics at Pink Manila Hostel

53 Jalan Tun HS Lee, +60 320 726 877 or +60 320 726 878; reggaehostelsmalaysia.com

The Hideout Hostel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City 281 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, +84 838 389 147; hideouthostels.asia/saigon

Funtastic Beach Hostel, Danang K02/5 Ha Bong, +84 903 561 777; funtasticdanang.com

Urban Pack Hostel, Hong Kong 14F Hai Phong Mansion, 53-55 Hai Phong Rd, Kowloon, +852 2732 2271; urban-pack.com

Pink Manila Hostel, Manila 2551 Don Pedro St, Malate, +63 905 573 0736; pinkmanilahostel.com


NANTIAN HOT SPRINGS The high-mineral, high-salinity Nantian hot springs are perfect for some R&R. Soak in one of the 34 hot spring pools that are nestled within a quiet, calm coconut grove. @rosieroester

SANYA’S TOP 10 INSTAGRAM SHOTS

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NANSHAN TEMPLE Built in 1998, the Nanshan Temple complex is Sanya’s centre of Buddhism. Its centrepiece: the white and gold, three-sided Guan Yin Buddha statue perched by the South China sea. @whyiotter14

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@claire_ykj

#STREETSCENE While Sanya has a reputation of being a resort town, it also has a local soul that’s best captured through street photography – like this black and white shot of a fruit vendor.

Sanya, located on tropical Hainan island and known as the ‘Hawaii of China’, is home to palm-tree-lined beaches, coral reefs brimming with fish and hills surrounded by lush rainforest. Definitely #nofilter needed

WUZHIZHOU CORAL ISLAND This nature-lover’s paradise in Haitang Bay is covered with some 2,700 plant varieties and also boasts scenic coral reefs rich with conches, sea urchins and tropical fish.


YANODA RAINFOREST

SUNSET SNAPSHOT No tropical adventure would be complete without a fiery, sunset photo – either at the beach or from the top of the hills.

@charlottegammon

Yanoda Rainforest – lush with banyan trees, lingzhi mushrooms, upas trees, orchids and sugar palms – is one of China’s rainforest areas and a must-see on the Sanya circuit.

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YALONG BAY

@fionabest

With turquoise waters fringed by rainforests, this is the place for a #picturesque beach shot. For a great bird’s eye view, take a hike up the surrounding hills. 21

@brian_xian

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For an air-conditioned escape that comes with international designer brands, visit the world’s largest duty-free shopping mall.

@stanley_mok

HAITANG BAY INTERNATIONAL SHOPPING COMPLEX

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TAG US Don’t forget to tag us @jetstarasia #jetstarasia when you’re sharing your travel snaps.

TIANYA HAIJIAO The white sandy beaches and large boulders here are the reason newlyweds flock to this Instagramable spot – the name of this beach has a romantic connotation in Mandarin.

LUHUITOU PARK Hike up to Luhuitou Park for a panoramic view of the blue sea, jungle-covered mountains and Sanya’s city centre. Feeling hot and sweaty? Take a dip at Luhuitou Bay and snap a #selfie.


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Insider I 5 OF THE BEST

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OF THE BEST

At one with nature That’s how you’ll be feeling in Malaysia, home to lush rainforests, wildlife species, ancient limestone formations and more

Float through Langkawi’s Kilim Karst Geoforest Park to see animals in the wild

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1. LANGKAWI UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK Contact: +604 960 0600; langkawigeopark.com. my/en Langkawi is home to one of the most diverse tropical ecosystems in the world, with more than 550 million years of geological history – and with the region’s oldest rock formations alongside rainforests, mangroves and beaches, there’s plenty to do. The Geoforest Park is also home to wildlife ranging from eagles and otters to reptiles and macaque monkeys. Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi (from

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S$690++ per night) can enjoy free access to the Geopark Discovery Centre to learn more about the area. At the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, guided tours are the best way to discover towering limestone karst formations. The Four Seasons offers private boat excursions (S$375++ per person) with an in-house nature guide. You’ll get up close to flying lemurs, monkeys, large monitor lizards, tree snakes and lush tropical flora. You’ll also catch red-brown tinged Brahminy kites soaring over the water, which are said to have inspired the island’s name. You can get to Langkawi by ferry from Penang. The trip takes about 2 hours 45 minutes.

2. ENTOPIA BUTTERFLY FARM, PENANG Contact: +604 8888 111; entopia.com If you’re travelling with children who want to play

2 little scientist for a day, visit the Entopia Butterfly Farm – the tropical world’s first butterfly and insect sanctuary. You’ll be taken on an adventure trail that allows you and the little ones to come into contact with myriad insect species. The Natureland area is a living garden vivarium that’s home to insects, invertebrates and small reptiles as well as more

than 15,000 butterflies. Housed in the Cocoon area, Lumino City is Malaysia’s first indoor firefly sanctuary to observe the lifecycle of these bugs, from bioluminescent eggs to glowing adult bugs. Continue through the Cocoon area to get behind the scenes of breeding butterflies and learn about the lives of creepy crawlies through the interactive displays.


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Go from city sightseeing to a rainforest adventure at KL Forest Eco Park

Try some monkeyspotting in KL

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Contact: +603 2070 6342 Need a little respite from the hustle and bustle of the city? Kuala Lumpur is the only city in the world with a natural rainforest situated right in its centre. Formerly known as Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill), it is the oldest protected jungle in Malaysia and was gazetted as a forest reserve in 1906. Traverse the 21m-high canopy walkway and take in the rich flora that thrives within this tropical forest, also home to silvered langur and long-tailed macaques. Both the Merbau Trail (360m long) and the Jetutong Trail (300m long) offer short but pretty walks.

most popular nature parks in Sarawak, with 16 clearly marked trails that offer views of waterfalls and sandstone rock formations such as the famous Sea Stack. Some trails finish at secluded beaches where you can have a pre-arranged boat waiting to pick you up once you arrive. There are options to stay overnight in the park lodges or do a guided night walk.

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5. KINABALU PARK, SABAH Contact: +608 8487 466; sabahtourism.com/ destination/kinabalu-park This UNESCO Heritage-Listed park is a must visit for orchid lovers. The 754sq km of forest surrounding the Mount Kinabalu area is home to diverse flora and fauna, with insect-eating plants and some 1,000 species of orchids, including the enigmatic Rothschild’s slipper orchid – one of the rarest orchid species in the world. The park’s headquarters is the starting point of intense hikes up to Mt Kinabalu, including to Mountain Torq, the world’s highest via ferrata (a safe climber’s route including steel cables and ladders) at 3,776m above sea level. If that’s not enough adventure for one trip, you can also attempt paragliding or mountain biking.

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4. BAKO NATIONAL PARK, KUCHING Contact: sarawaktourism. com/attraction/bakonational-park Nature lovers will enjoy the seven complete eco-systems found within the national park here. See everything from indigenous plants and rare proboscis monkeys (found only in Borneo), to bearded pigs and saltwater crocodiles that live in the mangroves. Bako National Park is one of the oldest and

Travel Info Jetstar flies up to five times daily from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and twice daily from Singapore to Penang. Learn about Malaysian flora and fauna at Kinabalu Park

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DATE SMARTER James and Suri are stronger every day s a managing director with a highly demanding job, James Leonard wanted a solution to find his soul mate in a safe way. Little did he expect the result to come quite soon.

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physical descriptions that were misleading, and the list goes on. That’s why the concept of IJL appealed to me. It was the professional approach and ability to deliver high-quality results with no hassle. Their matchmakers delved deep into my requirements and worked to send me out with women who were my intellectual equal.

What was your impression of the process? It was interesting – instead of ticking the usual boxes and answering some multiplechoice questions, the interview conducted in their office was very personal and comfortable. I realised they were trying to get past the walls we all have, especially after a failed relationship. My interviewer was sophisticated in her line

Re-entering the dating scene can be daunting – but James Leonard took matters into his own hands. He worked with the experts at It’s Just Lunch (IJL) in Singapore to help him save time and find his soul mate

of questioning and I was made to really prioritise what was important to me. Our conversations went beyond the superficial and I had to really reflect about ‘what made me dateable?’

How did IJL help you find your partner? I had gone on two previous dates, which were lovely, but with Suri everything seemed to click. We’re now celebrating six years of being together and every day we’re going strong! I felt the instant spark and chemistry with Suri because she was genuine, grounded and unpretentious. Just like me, she’s been married before, but what was most important was the fact that IJL made me realise common values and aspirations can really draw two individuals together.

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My iPhone needs to stay powered up

My personal makeup kit is a must

Practical makes perfect

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Makeup artist Larry Yeo believes in packing smart – so he’s never without his first-aid kit and weatherproof jacket

Larry Yeo Makeup artist IG @LarryYeo

I LOVE MY Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel because – even though it seems small – it can definitely fit in more things than you would expect. I pack lots of practical items, like a first-aid kit, because I’m an ex-Red Cross member and because I have so many allergies. I also bring along my Taoist and Buddhist charm bracelets for ease

of mind. And because skincare is my soul, my bag always includes products such as my Sunplay Skin Aqua Sarafit UV SPF50+/PA++++. My personal makeup kit is a must so that I don’t look like death; and so is my lightweight, weatherproof Timberland jacket. Finally, my Coach tote bag gives me the chance to throw in whatever I need for easy reach, and to quickly get going for

my appointments. In my carry-on bag I will always pack an extra set of clothes, a pair of comfortable shoes, skincare products, something beauty-related to read and an iPhone charger – just in case my luggage gets misplaced (because you never know!). And what do I always buy in every city I visit? A fridge magnet for my mum.

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KATHERINE Just three hours’ drive south of Darwin, this culturally rich town offers easy access to the natural wonderland of Nitmiluk National Park Top to bottom: the beautiful Katherine river; take in the serenity of Southern Rockhole

WORDS GEORGIA RICKARD PHOTOS ALAMY; NITMILUK TOURS; TOURISM NT

6AM CRUISE UP A BILLION-YEAR-OLD RIVER Rise and shine – this morning’s cruise up the Katherine River with Nitmiluk Tours is worth every pre-dawn minute. Settle into your seat and follow the lazy river upstream through the famous, 1,650-millionyear-old cliffs of Katherine Gorge, which crowd over the river like ancient, wizened Enjoy a scenic cruise up the Katherine River

sentinels. The river, located in Nitmiluk National Park, is about 25 minutes’ drive from Katherine’s town centre, but feels a million miles from anywhere. You’ll also visit 10,000-year-old rock art, enjoy a light breakfast, tea and coffee – and snap a million pics. The tour costs A$90 (S$92) per person. nitmiluktours.com.au

9AM STRAP ON YOUR SHOES FOR ADVENTURE It’ll take you about 90 minutes to walk from Nitmiluk National Park’s carpark to the turquoise serenity of Southern Rockhole – but it’s worth it. The Windolf Walk leads you up some very steep stairs to a beautiful vantage point over the Katherine River, before

levelling into a scenic stroll through escarpment country. Take your time swimming in the fresh, bright green waters of the (seasonal) rockhole before walking back. Prefer less effort? Nitmiluk Tours offers a ferry service to and from the rockhole at regular intervals, departing from the same wharf as the dawn cruise, for A$13 (S$13.30) per person each way. Both options are memorable.

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Insider I DAY TRIPPER Coco's Backpackers is the unlikely home to a collection of beautiful Indigenous art

How to get there It takes just over three hours to drive from Darwin to Katherine, with several roadhouses and petrol stations along the way. Nitmiluk National Park is roughly 25 minutes from the centre of town. All roads are sealed.

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1PM SLIP IN SOME SHOPPING A youth hostel might seem like a strange place for an art gallery, but Coco’s Backpackers, located in town, is not your ordinary stay. It's also home to some incredible art. Owner Coco – who won’t give his real name – has developed close connections with the local Indigenous community. So, inside his tin shed you’ll find an unlikely collection of beautiful Indigenous art, including pieces by an artist whose work is hung in the United Nations Headquarters. Prices for art pieces start from A$50 (S$51). Where: Coco’s House, 21 First St, Katherine, +618 8971 2889; cocos-house.com.au

There is really nothing quite like a helicopter ride over Katherine Gorge. Strap in and take off on a daring adventure with your skilled local pilot from Nitmiluk Tours, who’ll point out hidden waterholes, water buffalo, wild brumbies and stunning waterfalls as you soar high over the national park’s breathtaking, prehistoric scenery. Depending on which experience you choose, you may also fly to the edges of Arnhem Land, before landing at an unnamed waterhole to swim in rubyAbove right: canapés from Cicada lodge; Below: soar over the edges of Arnhem Land

black waters so slippery and clear you can barely believe it. Tours start from A$99 (S$101) per person. nitmiluktours.com.au

Travel Info Jetstar flies four times weekly from Singapore to Darwin. To book visit JETSTAR.COM

7PM DINE IN STYLE Mushroom tortellini in bush tomato broth. Eggplant stack with sweet potato purée and wattleseed. Smooth-as-a-silkslip sorbet that’s flavoured with native lemongrass. The five-star eco-resort Cicada Lodge isn’t just located inside Nitmiluk National Park – with its dining offering featuring plenty of bush ingredients, it tastes like it, too. Owned and operated by the local Indigenous community, the Jawoyn people, the restaurant at this special place serves up sustainably minded and socially progressive experiences (with a great wine list to boot) surrounded by the thick bushland of Nitmiluk, Jawoyn for ‘cicada country’. Listen for their chirrups as you stroll back to your room under the glittery outback sky. You’ll sleep well tonight… Where: Cicada Lodge, Gorge Rd, Katherine, +618 8971 1022; cicadalodge.com.au


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Counter measures FLASH YOUR PASSPORT AT THE IMMIGRATION DESK IN STYLE WITH THESE DESIGNER HOLDERS

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Why shouldn’t your passport holder be just as fashionable as your luggage, handbag or wallet?

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The Louis Vuitton monogram is a classic print 1. THE CASE FACTORY printed lizard-effect leather passport cover, US$126 (S$171.50), from net-a-porter.com. 2. DOLCE & GABBANA printed, textured leather passport cover, US$294 (S$400), from net-a-porter.com. 3. LOUIS VUITTON Damier Graphite passport cover, S$435, from 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-38/39 & B2-36/37/37A Crystal Pavilion North. 4. LOUIS VUITTON Monogram passport cover, S$435. 5. MONTBLANC Meisterstück full-grain leather passport cover, £146 (S$258), from mrporter.com. 6. SAINT LAURENT textured leather passport holder, £129 (S$228), from mrporter.com.

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The eyes have it For statement eye make-up on your sojourn, take note of these tips

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Whether you want a feline flick or a fuller flutter, a quick slick of liner and mascara can make an eye-catching impact. When travelling to humid climates, opt for waterproof or smudgeproof mascaras, while gel and liquid liners last the distance. Here’s how to get the look.

1. A CAT’S EYE A cat’s eye is universally flattering and a cinch to achieve. Gel liners work best as they’re easy to use and stay put. Using an angled brush, start by creating the tail at the outer edge of your eye. Then, draw dashes along the upper lashline to the inner corner and connect them. Clean up any imperfections with a cotton tip and make-up remover.

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A smoky eye is a classic after-hours look. Get it in seconds by smudging black or brown kohl eyeliner across upper and lower lashlines, and create a ‘haze’ by blending with an eyeshadow brush.

3. FULLER LASHES For fuller fringing sans extensions, dust baby powder over top and bottom lashes using a cotton tip before coating with mascara.

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WE LOVE 1. M.A.C Fluidline, S$31 For the precision of a liquid liner in a creamy, gel consistency, dip your brush in this. It’s longwearing and smudgeproof. Available at all M.A.C counters. 2. RIMMEL LONDON Magnif’Eyes Double Ended Shadow & Liner, S$15.50 This multipurpose pen has a crease-proof shadow at one end and a 24-hour kohl liner at the other. Available at all Rimmel London counters. 3. BURBERRY Cat Lashes Mascara, S$52 This hourglass-shaped brush coats, extends and separates with each swipe. The result? A dramatic false-lash effect that’s clump-free. Available at all Burberry Beauty counters. 4. LANCÔME Grandiose Liner, S$45 For those intimidated by liquid liner, this is for you. The 35-degree curved handle makes achieving a pigmented, precise line a breeze. Available at all Lancôme counters. 5. GIVENCHY Noir Couture Volume Waterproof Mascara, S$54 Best for poolside definition, this contains a blend of resin and polymers to coat lashes with a supple-yet-waterproof film. Available at all Givenchy counters. 6. REVLON Super Length Mascara, S$22 Want longer lashes? Boasting a lengthening formula, brush this from the lash base to the tip and layer to amp up the intensity. Available at all Revlon counters.

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Magical Hoi An awaits you. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town and immerse yourself in bustling market life, where locals sell fresh produce and flowers – photo essay, p46.

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EXTREME measures If you’re looking for the outdoor adventure of a lifetime, these destinations are where all the action’s at – and the best thing is, they’re all just a short flight away WORDS SASHA GONZALES

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Work it like James Bond! Take flight on a flyboard for a real adventure

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t’s always nice to chill out on a relaxing escape, but if you want a dose of serious adrenaline, book yourself an actionpacked holiday. It’s the perfect opportunity to try the coolest new extreme sports, like canyoning, flyboarding, sandboarding and cable skiing. These activities are a great way for you to keep fit, uncover physical capabilities you never knew you had, make new friends, get in touch with nature, explore the breathtaking natural surroundings and add a new perspective to your holiday destination.

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FLYBOARDING WHERE TO TRY IT: Bali, Indonesia

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If you’ve ever wanted to ‘fly’ over water like Iron Man, here’s your chance. Using the power from a jet-ski engine, this thrilling sport propels riders five to 10m above the water. Just step into a special pair of boots that have jet nozzles and a flyboard beneath them; the underfoot nozzles propel you upward when you tilt your feet and the flyboard. This underfoot propulsion lets you stay jumping and diving for 20 minutes. Why flyboard in Bali? The vast waters surrounding the island give you all the space you need to practise and show off those mid-air stunts. Flyboard Bali offers 20-minute flyboarding sessions. Prices start from US$60 (S$82) per person. CONTACT: booking@ watersports-bali.com, Jl Pratama, No 60-112, Tanjung Benoa, +62 822 2666 7339; watersports-bali.com

CANYONING WHERE TO TRY IT: Dalat, Vietnam This activity requires you to hike, swim, rock-climb, zipline and abseil your way through a canyon. The journey may also involve cliff jumping and water sliding at certain points. Canyoning takes place in and on various natural environments like dry and wet cliffs,

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Top to bottom: Thrill seekers will love jumping off waterfalls while canyoning – there’s never a dull moment; flyboarding pros can soar high and dive like dolphins

waterfalls, mountains and rivers, all of which Dalat is known for. Strong arms and legs are essential, as are basic abseiling skills, which you can pick up during your first lesson. Dalat Canyoning Tours runs canyoning excursions priced from US$30 (S$41) per person, including guides, entrance fees, a picnic lunch, travel insurance and equipment. CONTACT: 6A Tran Khanh Du St, +84 962474023/ +84 938070234; dalat-canyoning.com

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Safety tips VERIFY FIRST Always read the vendor’s safety rules. Check if the vendor has an excellent safety record and if all guides are qualified, experienced and trained in first aid.

DON’T PUSH YOURSELF If you experience pain at any point during the activity, stop. If you have a medical condition, make sure you get clearance from your doctor first.

DON’T FORGET THE INSURANCE

The vast waters give you space to show off those mid-air stunts

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Snowboarding too cold? Try sandboarding the Tottori dunes for the same adrenaline rush in a stunning coastal environment

SANDBOARDING WHERE TO TRY IT: Tottori, Japan Sand dunes aren’t what come to mind when you think of Japan, but just a two-and-a-halfhour train ride from Osaka you’ll discover the imposing sand dunes of Tottori. Every year, hundreds of adventure-seekers flock to these awe-inspiring dunes to sandboard. You don’t need any special gear or shoes, just a sandboard and comfortable clothing like board shorts and T-shirts. An elastic strap keeps one foot in place on the back of the board, allowing you to turn, jump and spin down the dunes. Exhilarating as the activity is, it’s also a great way to let go and connect with nature in a beautiful environment. Sand Sports Japan offers two-hour sandboarding sessions with an instructor for ¥3,500 (S$47) per person, including the board rental and insurance. CONTACT: 2-8-17 Shinjuku SY Bldg. 9F, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, +81 36912 1677; sandsportsjapan.com


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Take it easy For some of us, it’s more about winding down than heart-pumping action. These options are just the ticket if you want to stay active but in a more relaxed way.

YOGA It’s been practised for thousands of years, but in today’s high-stress world, yoga is more relevant than ever. The various stances help to centre your mind and improve your posture and breathing. TRY IT: Yoga Movement, Singapore. 31A & 33A New Bridge Rd, +65 65344670; yogamovement.com

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ROCK CLIMBING WHERE TO TRY IT: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Batu Caves is just 20 minutes by train from the KL Sentral station, but once you’re there, you’ll feel like you’re in a completely different world. The famous limestone cliff, which is also a religious shrine, hides a labyrinth of caves, and you may even come across species of animals that are not found anywhere else – like rare spiders and bats. With its numerous crags and highly accessible climbing routes, Batu Caves is a popular spot for rock climbers of all ages and abilities. Verticale conducts rock-climbing services, starting from MYR118 (S$39) per person for a half-day session. The cost includes

the climbing equipment rental and a guide. CONTACT: 2-105, Jl Prima SG 3/2, Taman Sri Gombak, Batu Caves, +60 3 6178 4348; verticale.my

Named after its founder, Joseph Pilates, this system of exercises uses mats and special equipment to strengthen the body and improve core strength, flexibility and posture. TRY IT: Studio 2 Pilates, Hong Kong. 1/F World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley St, Central, +852 2868 5170; studio2pilates.com

BUSHWALKING Flex your legs and enjoy a leisurely walk through national parks, and spot wildflowers, waterfalls, ancient rock formations and more along the way. TRY IT: Willis’s Walkabouts, Australia. 12 Carrington St, Darwin, +61 8 8985 2134; bushwalkingholidays. com.au

COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING Hop on a bike and let the dirt roads lead you on two wheels through picturesque villages and rice fields. TRY IT: Grasshopper Adventures, Cambodia. House 586, St #26, Wat Bo Village, +855 1246 2165; grasshopperadventures.com

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CABLE SKIING

Hold on tight as you manoeuvre your way across the water

WHERE TO TRY IT: Phuket, Thailand

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Cable skiing is a form of water-skiing or wakeboarding – with a difference. Instead of being pulled by a motorboat, your rope and handle are pulled by an electrically driven cable overhead. Hold on tight as you manoeuvre your way across water obstacles and attempt various tricks in mid-air. Phuket is home to a number of good wake parks (a lake with an overhead cable system) which have everything you need to try this action-packed sport. Phuket Wake Park is a good place to start. A one-hour lesson costs THB1,000 (S$39) per person. CONTACT: 86/3 Moo 6 Vichitsongkram Rd, Kathu, +66 7620 2527; phuketwakepark.com

STANDUP PADDLE BOARDING WHERE TO TRY IT: Perth, Australia Also known as SUP, standup paddle boarding is not only a fun sport; it also strengthens your abs and improves your balance. It looks easy enough – all you have to do is get up on the board and paddle your way through the water, right? But to actually avoid toppling over, you do require a few skills,

including board control, foot placement and stance, prone and knee paddling, basic paddle turns and dismounting. Fortunately, these are all covered in your first SUP lesson. And Perth’s scenic Swan River is the ideal location to try this activity – the waters are flat and calm, so SUP newbies won’t have too much of a problem staying on their boards. Elemental SUP offers two-hour introductory lessons starting from A$50 (S$52.50) per person. Equipment is included and the lessons take place on the beautiful Swan River. CONTACT: Leighton Beach, 14 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle, +61 410 142 878; elementalsup.com.au

Stand-up paddle boarding is an active but relaxing way to get in touch with nature

TOP TIP: Bringing your own gear? On Jetstar flights, your surfboard, skis or snowboard can all be included as part of your checked baggage allowance, as long as they’re packed in a bag designed for that equipment. No single item or bag can weigh more than 32kg.


A local woman enjoys her breakfast while selling a fragrant spice mixture at the markets in Hoi An’s Old Town. Opposite page, top to bottom: Cheery, bright yellow chrysanthemums for sale at the markets reflect the colours of the town’s buildings; the pink jambu fruit is a refreshing treat on a warm day.

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The charming riverside town of Hoi An oers a glimpse into the past – and a vibrant array of experiences

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The quaint streets of Hoi An exude charm and overow with heritage buildings which make the city a veritable living museum.


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Left Food-obsessed locals share meals on the streets throughout the day and late into the night. Middle The market’s vendors have an endless bounty of fresh produce, spices and flowers for sale. Right In deep discussion with his friend about his boat, this man is seated next to Hoi An’s picturesque river.


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EAT, PLAY, Clockwise from top: chef Ivan Brehm at The Kitchen at Bacchanalia; setting the scene at Shisen Hanten; S.E.A Aquarium; Chen Kentaro’s Original Spicy Noodle Soup at Shisen Hanten

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he Lion City has been seeing stars over the past few months. Michelin stars, to be exact. After all, the famous Michelin Guide, which was established in 1900, finally launched its inaugural Singapore edition in July this year. Over 12 months, food establishments island-wide were assessed by the guide’s inspectors – on an incognito basis – on factors including the quality of ingredients used, how the chef’s personality was expressed in the cuisine, consistency between visits and value for money. In the end, the Michelin stars were awarded to a total of 29 establishments in Singapore, while 34 others received the Bib Gourmand rating, an acknowledgment for serving a tasty meal under S$45. Here, we not only reveal what’s good to eat; we also show you what to see and do close to these award-winning restaurants and eateries. Because everyone loves a winning combo, right?

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A Michelin-starred bowl full of flavour... for only S$10

ONE STAR ✪ EAT AT: Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle Along with Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, this is one of only two hawker stalls to get a Michelin star. This bak chor mee (minced pork noodles) stall was first started on Hill Street by Tang Joon Teo in the 1930s, and only moved to its current premises in 2004. The stall is now run by his son, Tang Chay Seng, and the dish of springy egg noodles tossed in a savoury, vinegary sauce and served with meatballs, minced meat, tender pork liver slices and dumplings remains a local favourite. A regular bowl costs just S$5 and a large bowl costs

S$10 – making it one of the cheapest Michelinstarred meals in the world. Be ready to queue for at least 45 minutes.

VISIT: Tolido’s Espresso Nook

Top to bottom: the S$10 regular bowl of noodles at Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle; food preparation in action at the popular stall

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ONE STAR ✪ EAT AT: The Kitchen at Bacchanalia

Locations ✪ Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle Blk 466 Crawford Ln #01-012; taihwa.com.sg Open daily 9.30am–9pm. Closed 1st and 3rd Monday of the month

Tolido’s Espresso Nook 462 Crawford Ln #01-63, +65 6648 0178; facebook.com/tolidosnook Open Tuesday–Friday 8am–6.30pm, Saturday– Sunday 9am–6.30pm

✪ The Kitchen at Bacchanalia 39 Hong Kong St, +65 9179 4552; bacchanalia.asia Open Tuesday–Friday noon–2.30pm, 6pm– 10.30pm

Executive head chef Ivan Brehm describes his restaurant as “an intimate kitchen inspired by the world” so be prepared to tuck into food sparked by his travels. The open-concept kitchen in this 36-seat restaurant lets diners catch all the action as chefs prepare the food. There’s no à la carte menu here so go for the three-course lunch menu (S$48++). For dinner, choose from the five-course (S$125++) or seven-course (S$165++) menus. Expect the likes of bafun uni (sea urchin) with buckwheat and chocolate pasta and basil vierge.

VISIT: Lockdown Singapore Before lunch, work up an appetite at this escape room game. Pick from six realistic-looking themed rooms, analyse the scene for clues and then try to make your escape. Each game lasts 60 minutes and costs S$19–S$22 per person. Bookings are recommended.

Lockdown Singapore 6 Eu Tong Sen St #02-33, +65 6222 6100; lockdown.sg Open daily 11am–10pm

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Diners catch all the action as chefs prepare the food apartment block and next to a hardware store. The coffee beans are ground in-house and used in the artisanal coffee (S$5.50 for a regular latte), which comes decked out with pro latte art. For dessert, there’s the fluffy pandan pancakes with kaya jam (S$10.90). Wait for it: these confections are also laced with gula melaka (palm sugar) syrup and coconut ice cream. Yum.

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Top to bottom: Taste a delicious dessert at Tolido’s Espresso Nook; get involved with the action at Lockdown Singapore


Sample Kok Sen’s aromatic signature prawn dish

TWO STARS ✪✪ EAT AT: Shisen Hanten

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Chen Kentaro, whose father is Japan-born Chinese chef Chen Kenichi, has put together a menu of classic Sichuan fare showcasing Japanese precision. Signature dishes include Chen’s Mapo Doufu with fiery tofu (S$22), Chen’s Original Spicy Noodle Soup (S$12) and Sautéed Szechuan Chilli Peppers and Chicken (S$24).

VISIT: Emerald Hill Road Strange but true: you can take a break from the bustling action on Orchard Road simply by turning into this lane that’s sandwiched between Peranakan Place and Orchard Gateway. Once the site of a nutmeg plantation, this quaint neighbourhood of colourful shophouses and charming terraces was declared a conservation area in 1989. Take a relaxing stroll or stop by one of the trendy bars for a drink (or two). Then pop by One Price Store, an antiques shop with a bright red shopfront.

TWO STARS ✪✪ EAT AT: Shoukouwa Seating only up to 14 guests at any one time, this intimate Japanese restaurant flies its ingredients in from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji

Clockwise from left: Emerald Hill Road makes a great pit stop; the signature Big Prawn Hor Fun at Kok Sen; edible art at Shoukouwa

Market every day so you can be guaranteed the freshest, tastiest seafood (hint: it’s so flavoursome you won’t need soy sauce). The chefs also prepare your food right in front of you. Star dishes include the seasonal omakase-style menu, which may include awabi (abalone), ankimo (monkfish liver) and nigiri sushi.

VISIT: The Souvenir Shop Looking for the perfect Singapore souvenir? Don’t expect to find conventional ones here. At The Souvenir Shop, every product is either designed or made locally.

Our pick? The Hungry Liao T-shirt (S$29.90), which lists seven of the most popular local dishes – in case you miss the taste of Singapore when you’re back home.

THREE STARS ✪✪ ✪ EAT AT: Joël Robuchon Restaurant You’re in good hands here. This fine-dining French favourite is the first (and only) recipient of three Michelin stars in Singapore. For a taste of the winning culinary experience, try the 16-course degustation menu of exquisite


SINGAPORE I MICHELIN & MORE

Locations French classics (S$498). The à la carte menu features must-tries like the wild salmon tartare with Imperial caviar and saffron crisps, and the beef châteaubriand with foie gras. There’s also an extensive wine list here, with more than 1,200 labels to round out your dining session.

VISIT: S.E.A Aquarium Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of more than 800 species, the S.E.A Aquarium is made up of 49 habitats such as the Red Sea, Open Ocean and Shark Seas. The Open Ocean – the largest habitat on the site – boasts a panoramic viewing panel that’s 36m wide. Want an even more upfront experience? Sign up for the scuba diving session that will let you swim alongside manta rays, leopard sharks and groupers under the supervision of professional instructors. The session is available only on Fridays for S$148 per person (bookings are recommended). An adult day pass to the aquarium costs S$34.

BIB GOURMAND EAT AT: Kok Sen This zi char eatery (Hokkien for ‘cook and fry’ and a colloquial term used to refer to home-style Chinese cuisine) is run by the third generation of the founding family. We

✪ ✪ Shisen Hanten Mandarin Orchard, Level 35, 333 Orchard Rd, +65 6831 6262; shisenhanten.com.sg Open daily noon–3pm, 6pm–10pm

Emerald Hill Road Peranakan Place and Orchard Gateway

✪ ✪ Shoukouwa One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd #02-02A, +65 6423 9939; shoukouwa.com.sg Open for lunch Tuesday– Saturday noon–3pm (omakase menu 11.30am– 3pm), dinner Tuesday– Sunday 6pm–11pm

The Souvenir Shop

Top to bottom: Gourmet sweet treats at Joël Robuchon Restaurant; the restaurant’s delicate king crab and avocado cannelloni

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✪ ✪ ✪ Joël Robuchon Restaurant Hotel Michael, Level 1, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, +65 6577 7888; rwsentosa.com Open Tuesday–Saturday 6pm–10.30pm

S.E.A Aquarium 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, +65 6577 8888; rwsentosa.com/Homepage/ Attractions/SEAAquarium Open daily 10am–7pm (subject to change – check website for up-to-date information)

Kok Sen 30 Keong Saik Rd, +65 6223 2005 Open daily 12pm–2pm, 5pm–11pm. Closed alternate Mondays

Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple 73 Keong Saik Rd, +65 6221 4853; sttemple.com Open daily 6am–12.15pm, 4pm–8.30pm

Three stars for this cannelloni recommend the signature Big Prawn Hor Fun (S$16) – slightly charred thick rice noodles covered in aromatic brown gravy and topped with greens and large prawns. If you want something more indulgent, order the deep-fried Prawn Paste Chicken.

VISIT: Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple Built in 1925, this

colourful Hindu temple located at the junction of Keong Saik Road and Kreta Ayer Road is dedicated to Ganesha, the elephant deity. Feel free to walk around the compound, but remember to be respectful and adhere to the temple rules, such as removing your shoes before entry and dressing modestly. Entry is free.


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jetstar.com/business Introductory price. The FlexiBiz bundle is an add on to your Economy Starter Fare and only available if you are registered at Jetstar’s Business Hub. ^Terms and conditions apply. *Fare difference may apply. ~Refund of full amount in Jetstar credit vouchers. Conditions apply. Bundle price may vary, depending on sector. For full details visit jetstar.com/business.


November is one of the best times to visit Japan, and this Itime of year also Explore INTERVIEW sees Osaka alight with the colours of spectacular autumn leaves. There are many attractions and events for the whole family to enjoy, with Osaka Castle Park and Meiji-no-mori Minoh Quasi-national Park and the surrounds being particular highlights.

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Inflight I JETSTAR NEWS

READY, SET… RACE TO THE GATE

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Are you a keen race walker? Are you an avid user of our Straight to Gate service? Do you have a competitive streak? If you said “yes” to all three questions, then we want you! We’re looking for contestants to join our inaugural Gate Race. It’s an exciting race through Changi Airport Terminal 1, right from the airport entrance to the departure gate, where a real flight, destination and fantastic prize await. Follow us on social media to see how you can participate and be in it to win.

New Jetstar Travel Shop Customers in Indonesia are now spoilt for choice when it comes to booking Jetstar flights and products, with the opening of the latest Jetstar Travel Shop (JTS) in Medan. The new Medan shop is the eighth outlet in the country – the others are located in Jakarta, Surabaya and Palembang. JTS Katamso-JL. Brigjend Katamso No. 29H Medan

#FRIDAYFREEFLIGHTS = #FRIYAY It was a fun October. Thanks for all the creative lovey dovey, goofy, photobomb and face-swap passport selfies! It certainly spiced up our Fridays, and we hope you had an exciting time perfecting those challenging selfies. Congratulations to all 20 winners from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines – enjoy your flights and happy holidays!

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Inflight I QUIZ

QUIZ TIME Get set to test your travel knowledge with this month’s quiz 1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared as which video game character at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony? 2. Which Asian city is home to the populous district of Mong Kok? 11

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3. Which Japanese city is known as ‘the nation’s kitchen’? 4. Indigenous to Indonesia, what is the world’s largest living lizard?

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13. In which month of the year does the annual Darwin Festival take place? 14. Which Asian film star provides the voice of Monkey in the animated comedy Kung Fu Panda? 15. Which New Zealand tourist destination is nicknamed ‘Sulphur City’?

6. What does the ‘E’ stand for in the regional organisation acronym ASEAN?

16. Which of these destinations does not stage an annual full-length marathon? A) Bali, Indonesia B) Fukuoka, Japan C) Halong Bay, Vietnam D) Angkor Wat, Cambodia

7. In what decade of the 20th century was mountaineer Edmund Hillary born in Auckland?

17. The lyrics of which Asian country’s national anthem were adapted from a 19thcentury Spanish poem?

8. Which nation finished highest on the final medal board at the 2016 Rio Olympics – the Philippines, Vietnam or Malaysia?

18. A 2005 film starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, shot on New Zealand’s South Island, is The World’s Fastest... what?

5. In what decade was the original Godzilla film released in Japan?

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12. Psychedelic rock band Tame Impala was formed in which Australian city?

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9. The national flag of the Philippines comprises how many colours? 10. True or false: Koh Samui is Thailand’s largest island.

19. Which British singer found success in 1984 with the song ‘One Night in Bangkok’? 20. Beginning with ‘A’, which sea is home to the island of Phuket?

11. Which is higher: the Eiffel Tower, Auckland’s Sky Tower or the Great Pyramid of Giza?

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QUIZ ANSWERS 1_ Super Mario 2_ Hong Kong 3_ Osaka 4_ Komodo dragon 5_ 1950s 6_ East 7_ 1910s 8_ Malaysia 9_ Four 10_ False 11_ Sky Tower 12_ Perth 13_ August 14_ Jackie Chan 15_ Rotorua 16_ D) Angkor Wat, Cambodia 17_ The Philippines 18_Indian 19_ Murray Head 20_ Andaman


Inflight I BUSINESS TRAVEL

A bundle of business sense The new offering from Jetstar offers corporate travellers hassle-free flexibility and value for money

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etstar has always been a popular choice for business travellers, but our new FlexiBiz business package makes it even more efficient and affordable. Businesses can now sign up for a FlexiBiz bundle in the Business Hub at jetstar.com/sg/ en/business. From just S$32, you’ll get a whole lot of features to make corporate travel flexible, including: ● If your meeting runs early or late, you can change your flight time for free. ● If your meeting is cancelled, you can cancel your flight for free

and get credit vouchers to use on your next trip. ● Waiting on a lastminute meeting confirmation? No problem – hold a confirmed booking for 48 hours before payment while you finalise the details. ● Because we know you’re in a hurry, we’ll offer extra carry-on luggage allowance and an upfront seat so you can be one of the first passengers to disembark. All this plus daily flights to crucial business centres including Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and more, plus easy mobile boarding passes.

Business benefits Companies among the first to sign up for FlexiBiz have found it very useful. Geoffrey Dickman, head of marketing at Auto General, says the new corporate travel product “makes sense” for the company, which uses Jetstar every month. “The ability to change to another flight on the same day or cancel a flight and receive a credit for use rather than lose the fare becomes a really attractive proposition.” Dickman says the package’s flexibility will prevent a lot of hassle. “The benefits of free flight move, cancellation etc are great – but the

idea of being able to hold a seat without payment for 48 hours is really valuable, especially when meetings are organised at short notice,” he says. Ms Lim from Focus Marine Asia says the offering is perfect for professionals who need to travel at short notice. “The FlexiBiz bundle gives us the flexibility to confirm at a later time, as my husband and his business partner often cannot decide on the spot due to pending jobs. “Free cancellation and flight move [are valuable] as we often encounter having to purchase additional return tickets for earlier flights due to urgent jobs back in Singapore,” she says. Will Tipping, senior manager, accounting advisory services at KPMG, says his team flies several times a week. “Given the volume of travel taken within the team, I thought FlexiBiz would be a worthy consideration for future Jetstar flights,” he says, adding the best benefit is being able to change flight time for free. VenturesOne Asia has also signed up for the offering, which office manager Stephanie Hassel says will make travel booking “easier and quicker” than ever. She predicts the company will be booking flights with Jetstar every week.


Inflight I STAR JOURNEYS WINNERS

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

Michael Tan, @jxtan1987 “What an impressive Imperial City! It feels like going back in time!” Hue, Vietnam

Ong Zhi Li, @ice_kube “Feeding time with my fishy friends.” Erawan National Park, Thailand 63 Ian Lee, @iantertain “Twinning at the Twin Towers with my favourite travel buddy!” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Maye Rianne Javier, @mayeesshh “We didn’t know Disney princesses were great photo-bombers too!” Hong Kong

about #StarJourneys SHARE YOUR GREAT TRAVEL SNAPS WITH US AND STAND TO WIN S$100 JETSTAR VOUCHERS. VOUCHERS! Simply tag @jetstarasia (Instagram), @Jetstar_Asia (Twitter) or @Jetstar Asia (Facebook) and include #StarJourneys in your photo caption. 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.

Bernice Lim, @bernicelps “Happy Wednesday! Hang in there guys, the weekend is on its way!” Siem Reap, Cambodia


Route maps I WHERE WE FLY

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

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Osaka (Kansai) Guiyang Hanoi

Shantou

Hong Kong Haikou Sanya

Yangon Da Nang Siem Reap Bangkok Phnom Penh

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Taipei Hawaii (Honolulu)

Manila

Ho Chi Minh City

Phuket 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

Sapporo

Hai Phong Thanh Hoa Vinh Dong Hoi Hue Da Nang Chu Lai Pleiku Quy Nhon

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Matsuyama Osaka (Kansai) Fukuoka Takamatsu Oita Kumamoto

Tuy Hoa Buon Ma Thuot

Phu Quoc

Kagoshima

Nha Trang Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh City Okinawa Operated by Jetstar Japan

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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) Wellington Christchurch

Launceston Operated by Jetstar Airways

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 November 30, 2016.

SINGAPORE – HONG KONG / HONG KONG – SINGAPORE 3 hours 55 minutes (GMT+8)

JETSTAR ASIA

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SINGAPORE – HAIKOU / HAIKOU – SINGAPORE SINGAPORE – BANGKOK / BANGKOK – SINGAPORE

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SINGAPORE – PHUKET / PHUKET – SINGAPORE

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1 hour 45 minutes (GMT+7)

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18:30

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19:55

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SINGAPORE – MEDAN / MEDAN – SINGAPORE

1 hour 45 minutes (GMT+7)

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SINGAPORE – KUALA LUMPUR / KUALA LUMPUR – SINGAPORE SINGAPORE – DANANG / DANANG – SINGAPORE

1 hour 5 minutes (GMT+8)

2 hours 30 minutes (GMT+7)

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SINGAPORE – DENPASAR / DENPASAR– SINGAPORE 2 hours 45 minutes (GMT+8) Departure

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SINGAPORE – GUIYANG / GUIYANG - SINGAPORE 4 hours 20 minutes (GMT+8)

SINGAPORE – DARWIN / DARWIN – SINGAPORE 4 hours 30 minutes (GMT+9.5) Departure

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SINGAPORE – MANILA / MANILA – SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – PHNOM PENH / PHNOM PENH – SINGAPORE

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2 hours (GMT+7)

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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) SIN

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SINGAPORE – YANGON / YANGON – SINGAPORE 2 hours 55 minutes (GMT+6.5)

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

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SINGAPORE – PALEMBANG / PALEMBANG – SINGAPORE

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11:55

PER

00:10

SIN

05:25

TPE

12:45

KIX

16:15

PER

08:30

SIN

13:45

SIN

01:15

TPE

06:00

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08:20

SIN

13:35

TPE

06:55

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10:30

TPE

07:00

KIX

10:30

KIX

17:10

TPE

19:30

TPE

20:20

SIN

01:15

KIX

11:30

TPE

13:50

TPE

14:50

SIN

19:45

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

SINGAPORE – HO CHI MINH CITY / HO CHI MINH CITY – SINGAPORE 2 hours (GMT+7) Departure

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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

SIN

00:15

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T

W

T

F

S

S

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Time

09:25

PKU

09:30

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13:25

PKU

13:30

PKU

10:10

SIN

12:05

PKU

14:10

SIN

16:05

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T

F

S

S

2 hours 15 minutes (GMT+7)

1 hour (GMT+7) SIN

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SINGAPORE – SURABAYA / SURABAYA – SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – PEKANBARU / PEKANBARU - SINGAPORE Departure

SINGAPORE – TAIPEI – OSAKA / OSAKA – TAIPEI – SINGAPORE

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S

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11:55

SUB

13:25

SIN

12:55

SUB

14:25

SIN

18:40

SUB

20:10

SUB

14:05

SIN

17:30

SUB

15:05

SIN

18:30

SUB

21:00

SIN

00:25

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

SINGAPORE – SANYA / SANYA – SINGAPORE SINGAPORE – SHANTOU / SHANTOU – SINGAPORE

3 hours (from SIN to SYX) ; 3 hours 10 minutes (from SYX to SIN) (GMT+8)

4 hours 5 minutes (GMT+8) Time

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SIN

13:45

SWA

SWA

18:30

SIN

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Time

SIN

07:00

SYX

09:55

17:50

SYX

10:50

SIN

14:10

22:40

SYX

12:00

SIN

15:10

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T

W

T

F

S

S

M

T


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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T

W

T

F

S

S

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12:00

SIN

16:50

SGN

07:10

SIN

10:10

SIN

20:00

MEL

06:20

SIN

11:00

SGN

12:05

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T

W

T

F

S

PERTH – DENPASAR – SINGAPORE / SINGAPORE – DENPASAR – PERTH

HO CHI MINH CITY – BANGKOK / BANGKOK – HO CHI MINH CITY

2 hours 35 minutes (from SIN to DPS); 3 hours 45 minutes (from DPS to PER) (GMT+8/GMT+8)

1 hours 30 minutes (GMT+XX)

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

PER

17:35

DPS

21:15

SGN

13:10

BKK

14:40

BKK

15:25

SGN

17:05

DPS

22:45

SIN

01:25

SIN

05:20

DPS

08:00

DPS

08:50

PER

13:20

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

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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.


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Inflight I DESTINATIONS

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Hong Kong SANDRA WONG Founder of Lola’s Ice Pops and Lily & Ran Artisan Ice Cream; lolasicepops.com

The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest to is… the Australia Dairy Company in the Jordan area for a unique local vibe – not to mention the best scrambled eggs in the whole universe.

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If you’re only there for a day, one must-do is to… enjoy high tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong for a taste of this enduring legacy from the city’s colonial days. The best place to go shopping in my city is… the small local designer shops, often hidden in the narrow alleys of local malls in Causeway Bay, Prince Edward or Mongkok. My favourite street in the city is… Queen’s Road, which spans from the East Side of Hong Kong all the way to the West Side. Along the way, you can find every

aspect of Hong Kong, from the local (Wan Chai) to the ultra-modern (Central) to the eclectic (Sheung Wan). The best place for local eats is… Temple Street after midnight, when all the restaurants set up tables on the street. The

offerings range from clay pot rice to seafood, and everything is best washed down with beer. The best place for a drink or meal with a view is… Sevva, on the top of the Prince’s Building in Central. As well as the view, you can feast your eyes on the stylish people of Hong Kong there.


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Taipei VICTOR LEE Sales and marketing at Sweethaven Cakes and Pastries; sweethavenshop.com

A great place in the city visitors might not be aware of is… the second floor of the revamped Taipei Main Station for food. The best freebie a visitor can get in my city is… drop by the SunnyHills cake

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shop where they will generously serve you tea and pineapple cake free of charge. The best place to go shopping in my city is… Guang Hua Digital Plaza for electronics, or the everpopular Chung Hsiao East Road for pre-loved designer handbags.

If you’re only there for a day, one must-do is to… visit the National Palace Museum to see priceless Chinese artefacts which can’t be seen anywhere else. My favourite street in the city is… Fujin Street in the Minsheng Community area for its laid-back, tree-lined streets and trendy cafés. A good souvenir to buy is… the many exclusive knickknacks at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, which will be sure to satisfy even the most jaded shopper. The best way to get around the city is… the Metro,

without a doubt. It’s clean, fast and efficient and it connects to most of the city. Or, if you prefer to pedal, the ubiquitous YouBike is a great way to get from A to B. The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest to is… Longshan Temple in the Wanhua District, because Taiwanese religious traditions are alive and well here.


Inflight I DESTINATIONS

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Bali

INDONESIA

CLIVE EDWARDS General manager at Ayana Resort; ayanaresort. com; rimbajimbaran.com

The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest to is... somewhere to enjoy Jimbaran-style seafood. Stretched along Jimbaran Bay, there’s an area filled with local cafés serving seafood ranging from crab

and clams to king prawns and barramundi. Enjoy a seafood dining experience on the beach while watching the sunset. A place visitors might not be aware of that I love going to is... Gunung Payung beach in the Nusa Dua area. I come here quite often to unwind while watching

seaweed farmers and sea urchin collectors performing their livelihoods. The best place for a selfie or groufie is... Sky at Ayana. You’ll enjoy 180-degree cliff-top views of the ocean and sunset. The best place to go shopping in my city is… Sukawati Art Market, the best souvenir market in Bali. It offers many handcrafted art objects like paintings. The best place for local eats is… Babi Guling Ibu Oka, opposite the former Royal Palace in

the heart of Ubud. This restaurant serves babi guling, one of Bali’s most famous dishes. This is pork infused with local spices and traditionally spit-roasted to create todie-for crackling. The best secret in town is… Gusto Gelato & Caffé – one of the best gelato places outside Italy. There are so many flavours, but my favourite is the Snickers gelato.


Inflight I DESTINATIONS

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Kuala Lumpur RANITA Withlocals host; withlocals.com The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… Restaurant Sin Kee, if they like Chinese food. You can get a variety of food here and the staff are very friendly. The Bangsar area is where many locals hang out.

A place in the city visitors might not be aware of that I love going to is… KL Forest Eco Park. It’s a quiet spot, where you can hike or work out and connect with nature without leaving the city. The most scenic spot in the city is… The Perdana Botanical Garden is a lovely place to relax and take pictures. There’s a

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lake and it’s connected to many other tourist spots like the KL Bird Park, the Orchid Park and Entopia Butterfly Park. My favourite street in the city is... Jalan Telawi in Bangsar. I love the finedining food experiences here, and the atmosphere of the place – it’s perfect for a night out. If you’re looking for clubbing, Changkat is a good place

to start as Jalan Alor (a street full of food places) is very close by. The best place for local eats is… Brickfields – it’s an easily accessible place. The streets near NU Sentral have lots of restaurants and street food – it’s a perfect blend of Indian, Chinese and Malay food in one place. The best place for a drink or meal with a view is... SkyBar, but make sure you book in advance. You can see the Twin Towers, and if you feel like swimming, there’s a huge pool in the centre.


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Singapore JONATHAN CHIA Freelance creative director; mrsoundandvision.com; @mrsoundandvsion The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest to is… The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, where you can shop at designer boutiques and dine at famous restaurants. Also, Gardens by the Bay where you can enjoy nature.

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Both places let you marvel at the beautiful skyline. I love how the scenery changes as the sun goes down and the lights in the buildings come on. My favourite street is... the East Coast Road stretch from the Katong area to Still Road. There are

charming old-world shophouses here, yet you also find hip cafés and restaurants. I love the Birds of Paradise gelato boutique there for its botanicalinspired flavours, like chrysanthemum. A place visitors might not be aware of that I love going to is… Millenia Walk for its good dining options. Despite its location near the City Hall area, this mall isn’t very crowded and is easy to get to. The best place for local eats is… a busy coffee shop called Soy Eu Tua on

Upper East Coast Road. You can get the best chicken rice here and also mee pok (flat yellow noodles in a sauce or soup) as well as cendol (a shaved ice dessert with coconut milk, red beans and jellies) for dessert. The best way to get around the city is… public bus. It’s still one of the best ways to explore Singapore.


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Sanya WANG FEIFEI Deputy director at Sanya Tourism; sanyatour.com If you’re only there for a day, a must-do is to... just relax and wine and dine. Enjoy fresh seafood and local dishes at the Yilong seaside restaurant in Sanya Bay. For something luxurious, go to the Mandarin Oriental’s

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seaside restaurant. Also, the Sanya Bay sunset is something every visitor should experience. The most scenic spot in the city is… Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. Nanshan has long been called a blessed place by Buddhists with a legendary story tracing back to the Tang Dynasty. A 108m-tall Guan Yin

statue stands in the sea, blessing every visitor. A place in the city visitors might not be aware of that I love going to is… Hou Hai, a beautiful bay with clear water and nice waves for surfing. I also like the Seven Fairy Hot Spring. The best place for a selfie or groufie is… anywhere, as long as you are by the seaside or in the rainforest. Sanya is located on the southern tip of Hainan island, so one side of the city is against mountains and the other three sides are surrounded by the South

China Sea. You get the best natural backdrops. The best place to go shopping is… Sanya Walking Street for local souvenirs. Also visit Sanya Haitang Bay International Shopping Mall – the world’s biggest duty-free shopping mall.


Inflight I TRAVEL TALES

LOST, BUT FOUND GEORGIA RICKARD has left a long trail of laptops and jewellery behind on countless trips. But these forgotten items may just have an upside…

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IT WAS HAPPENING AGAIN. There I was, tired and more than a little bit cross, the last one at the gate. Not because I was late – I’d had 30 minutes to tear from one end of Singapore Changi Airport to the other – but because I’d just smiled at the hostess, handed over my boarding pass, and realised: my laptop. Again. It doesn’t matter how many times I check the hotel drawers: I can’t seem to travel without leaving a trail of personal breadcrumbs in my wake. Sometimes they’re smaller items (a phone charger or a pair of earrings). Other times, they’re bigger: I once locked my only set of house keys inside a rental car and didn’t realise until reaching for them at my front door. I’ve left a cash-stuffed wallet on the seat of a plane. A whole suitcase on a collection belt. Another three laptops left behind in airports (seriously). There are worse things to leave behind, mind you. Famous musician Yo-Yo Ma reportedly left a $2.5 million cello in the boot of a New York taxi. Lost urns of ashes and a samurai sword are just some of the things you’ll read about in the global papers. As long as I

don’t leave my mortgage papers floating in the breeze, I like to think I’m doing well. One of the best and worst aspects of travel, though, is that it amplifies your bad habits. Away from your comfort zone, you’re forced to confront parts of yourself you may gloss over in everyday life. One thing I’ve faced is that I’m not good with details. Despite the rather extraordinary number of pairs of sunglasses I’ve lost, I think there’s an upside to this purported personality flaw. An easy-

I’ve left a cashstuffed wallet on the seat of a plane going mentality might be maddening when I’m turning yet another taxi around to pick up the new pair of shoes I’ve left at the hotel, but it’s great when plans go awry when you’re travelling. Missed connection? I’ll shrug and go shopping. Car broken down? Then it’s time for an adventure. And my laptop? A few minutes later, it was

returned to me (filled with countless hours of writing work) for the umpteenth time. Impulsively, I hugged the surprised ground control staff member who’d pelted across the airport to deliver it to me, and said thank you. That’s the other thing travel has taught me, by the way: things usually turn out okay in the end. Samurai sword in hand, or not. Georgia Rickard is an occasionally absent-minded, sometimes forgetful, travel writer.


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KĐƚŽďĞƌϮϰ͕ϮϬϭϲ ^ŝŶŐĂƉŽƌĞ/ŶĚŽŽƌ^ƚĂĚŝƵŵ ǁƚĂĮŶĂůƐ͘ĐŽŵ

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NOVEMBER

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SINGAPORE BIENNALE

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