Page 1

jetstar MAGAZINE

SEPT–OCT 2017

MAGAZINE

OSAKA I BALI I SIEM REAP

SEPT–OCT 2017

PERTH ON A PLATE 8 essential eats in Western Australia


The check-in list From ocean-facing suites in Bali to a business hotel near Jakarta’s airport, Wyndham Hotel Group has Indonesian stays covered

For first-time visitors to Surabaya The 292-room Wyndham Surabaya makes a good starting point for you to explore the city, as it’s located in the heart of the city’s financial district. Good news for shopaholics, too: it’s minutes from Tunjungan Plaza, the largest mall in Surabaya, boasting five plazas and brands including Kate Spade New York, Coach and Michael Kors. Jalan Basuki Rahmat 67–73, Surabaya, East Java

Hello, beach lovers Step out of Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach Bali and within minutes you’ll be on Bali’s most famous beach. You’re also within walking distance of Bali’s top cafés, bars, markets and shops. Pick from Deluxe Pool Access rooms just a few steps from the infinity pool or the luxurious Ocean Suite that offers, of course, ocean views from your balcony. Jalan Pantai Kuta No. 99x Kuta, Badung, Kuta, Bali


ADVERTORIAL

If you’re doing a family vacay Going from airport to hotel can be a stressful experience if you’re travelling with young (read: fidgety) kids. Heave a sigh of relief: the Ramada Bali Sunset Road Kuta is a quick shuttle ride away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. You’ll also enjoy easy convenience to all of Bali’s famed attractions, including the popular Waterbom and Circus waterparks. When you feel peckish, head to the hotel’s rooftop for classic Indonesian fare at Angsoka or feast on tapas and pizzas at Sandekala. Jalan Sunset Road No. 9, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

For special occasions Imagine chilling out on your private balcony that overlooks the sea or the iconic rice fields of Bali and having direct access to a black-sand beach. This is what the Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort Bali offers as it’s tucked away on the eastern coast of the Indonesian island in Klungkung. There are eight exclusive 120sqm Pool Villas that come with your own private plunge pool and deck – ideal for a romantic escape. The relaxation continues with great treatments available at Tirta spa. Pantai Lepang Jl. Subak Lepang No. 16, Klungkung

When you’re in Jakarta for business When time is money, it makes perfect (business) sense to be near an airport. Stay at the 119-room Days Hotel & Suites Jakarta Airport, located near the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, and make the most of your time. You can hold your business appointments in the hotel itself, with eight meeting rooms offering banqueting services. The hotel also provides the full works including an all-day restaurant, a bar and a pool, meaning you can recharge before your next flight. Soekarno Hatta International Airport Integrated Area, Jl. Pembangunan 3 No. 17, Tangerang, Jakarta

Make your reservation at wyndhamhotels.com/hotel-deals/apac-hotels

Clockwise from top left: Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort Bali; Ramada Bali Sunset Road Kuta; Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach Bali; Wyndham Surabaya


contents SEPT–OCT 2017

15

20

48 03

44

22

Foodie finds in Western Australia INSIDER

䱲程僤됮

10 I THE HOT LIST

22 I FIVE OF THE BEST

40 I WELLNESS

64 I ❇崍䎂⟟碛Ⱖ卌

Events across the network

Imaginative city tours

Top tips for beating travel fatigue

66 I Ⱒ銯餝暟⛙

12 I ON THE RADAR

Creative spots in Osaka’s Nakazakicho neighbourhood

What’s happening this month

15 I 24 HOURS Hungry? Here’s your food hitlist in Bali

24 I POSTCODE

27 I TRAVEL TREND Discover market heaven in Siem Reap

30 I SHOP IT COVER ARTWORK LISA LLOYD

34

19 I WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE?

Gear to make travelling even easier

A colourful boutique owner shares the eclectic fashion inside her luggage

32 I BEAUTY ON THE FLY Cute kid-safe toiletries

20 I INSTAGRAMABLE

34 I ESSENTIAL EATS

Make your friends jealous with pics from this tropical paradise

Eight dishes you have to try in multicultural Perth

44 I TRADITION TALKS Taipei’s colourful Dream Parade

48 I PHOTO ESSAY Photography capturing the beating heart of Yangon

56 I ROAD TRIP Touring New Zealand’s stunning South Island in spring

88 I TRAVEL TALES Confessions of a germaphobe

INFLIGHT 70 I Jetstar news 72 I #StarJourneys winners

75 I Quiz 76 I Where we fly 82 I Destinations


Welcome I From the CEO

EDITORIAL For all editorial enquiries, please email Jetstarasia@hardiegrant.com.au Publisher Tiffany Sayers Group Editor Justine Costigan Managing Editor Sophie Hull Commissioning Editor Pearlyn Tham Art Director Dan Morley Senior Designer Sue Morony Publishing Executive Alana Young

Welcome aboard SEPT–OCT 2017

ADVERTISING Managed by Phar Partnerships Pte Ltd. One George Street, 10-01, Singapore 049145 Singapore Mairianne Reardon m.reardon@pharpartnerships.com +65 8323 9775 Malaysia Senthuran Mohan sen.mohan@pharpartnerships.com +60 16 972 7995; +603 2242 1230 Indonesia Vikhram Radhakrishnan vikhram.r@pharpartnerships.com +62 8131 5814 690; +65 932 058 30

HARDIE GRANT MEDIA Managing Director Nick Hardie Grant Jetstar Asia magazine is published for Jetstar Asia Airways by Hardie Grant Media Level 7, 45 Jones Street, Ultimo, New South Wales, 2007 Australia +61 02 9857 3700 hardiegrant.com.au

For reservations, call the 24-hour Jetstar contact centre below (please only call the number of the country you’re dialling from):

Singapore +65 6499 9702 Australia +61 (3) 9645 5999 / 131 538 China 4001 201 260 Hong Kong +852 3192 7451 Indonesia 001 8036 1691 Japan 0570 550 538 Malaysia 1800 813 090 Myanmar +95 9 42111 6662 Philippines 1800 1611 0280 Thailand 001 800 611 2957 Vietnam (Jetstar Pacific Airlines) +84 839 550 550 All other countries +613 9645 5999

PHOTO LESTER LEDESMA

For hotel bookings and holiday packages call Jetstar Holidays on one of the above reservation numbers and follow the prompts, or visit jetstar.com/hotels

© Hardie Grant Media. All material in Jetstar Asia magazine is strictly copyrighted and all rights are reserved. Reproduction without permission of the publisher is strictly forbidden. Every care has been taken in compiling the contents of this magazine, but we assume no responsibility for the effects arising therefrom. The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher or Jetstar Asia Airways. All information is correct at press time. MCI (P) 061/11/2015 Jetstar Asia magazine is printed by Times Printers Private Limited.

New flights, food and festivities

T

he team at Jetstar Asia will be flying you to three exciting new destinations in November. For island hoppers and culture vultures, our three new weekly services to Okinawa in Japan and four weekly services to Hat Yai in Thailand will give you the only reasons you need to take off for the long weekends and holidays ahead. Our third destination of Clark International Airport will open up another international link to the Greater Manila Area. From the end of November, travellers from Singapore will be able to choose from 19 services to Metro and Greater Manila. You might want to know that we have recently launched a membership programme called Club Jetstar. Club Jetstar gives you early access to sales, exclusive fares and discounts

on bags and seat selection. More details can be found on Jetstar.com. While you are on flight, don’t forget to try our new hot inflight meals and refreshing beverages. We look forward to also introducing seasonal menus to enjoy. For first-time visitors to Singapore in September, don’t miss out on the local festivities associated with Hari Raya Haji on 1 September and Deepavali on 18 October. For returning visitors to the F1 Singapore Grand Prix in September, we welcome you back on our flights and hope you have a roaring good time!

Barathan Pasupathi CEO, Jetstar Asia Airways

05


Welcome I Group CEO note

Direct, affordable air travel with Jetstar

06

We’re always on the lookout for new opportunities as we continue to grow

W

hen Jetstar began flying more than 13 years ago, we operated 800 flights every week. Today, there are 800 Jetstar flights each day. That’s one every two minutes! We now fly to 85 destinations through 171 direct routes across Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Our everyday low and affordable fares have helped more people to travel more often. A testament to that is the simple fact that of the 37 million people we transported last year, two-thirds flew for under $100. Every year as our network expands and we work hard to improve your experience flying

with Jetstar, we find ways to offer you even more low fares. Great examples of this are the direct flights from Dong Hoi, Vietnam to Chiang Mai, Thailand that Jetstar Pacific recently launched. And starting this month, customers will be able to fly directly from Osaka, Japan to Da Nang and Hanoi in Vietnam. We’ve also recently added more services out of Singapore with flights to Hat Yai in Thailand and Okinawa in Japan. Providing low fares to some of the world’s most exciting and unique destinations is just part of what we do, and we’re always on the lookout for new opportunities as we continue to grow. Stay alert for new and exciting Jetstar destinations coming later this year. And please do keep us posted on how we are performing – we love to hear from you. We look forward to having you on board again soon.

Jayne Hrdlicka Jetstar Group CEO

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

Magnificent musicals p10

H to have How a healthy flight

Beat travel fatigue p40

Get fit with fido p12

Share your Jetstar journey with us

Shopping inspiration FOLLOW: @jetst

arasia

Fun packing must-haves p19


Bio Island is dedicated to providing your family with premium quality ingredients.

Helping support your general wellbeing through life’s journey!

Full range available in pharmacies

For more information, visit:

Always read the label and use only as directed. Vitamin and mineral supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. CHC72346-0717

www.bioisland.com.au or facebook.com/bioislandaustralia


World’s Largest free-flight walk-in aviary

Come a nd discover this

exciting world of feathered friends and enthralling sights for yourself!

9.30am - 5.30pm Bird Photography

10.00am - 5.00pm Ostrich Feeding

11.30am Hornbill Feeding

2.30pm Eagle Feeding

10.00am - 5.00pm Lory Feeding

10.30am Free Flying Birds Feeding

12.30pm & 3.30pm Bird Show

4.00pm Milky Stork Feeding

* All activities are subject to change due to uncertain weather conditions.

www.facebook.com/klbirdpark

* Ostrich feeding: while vegetable stocks last.

www.klbirdpark.com

For enquiries: KL Bird Park

For reservations & enquiries:

920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: +603-2272 1010 Fax: +603-2273 5428 Email: info@klbirdpark.com Opening Hours: 9.00am to 6.00pm daily

Hornbill Restaurant @ KL Bird Park Tel: +603-2693 8086 Email: hornbillrestaurant@klbirdpark.com Opening Hours: 9.00am to 8.00pm daily


KIDDING AROUND In Singapore, Children’s Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October – this year on 6 October – and lucky local children get the day off. That means more time to play!

PHOTO SINGAPORE TOURISM

09

BALI CAFÉS 15 I OSAKA HITLIST 24 I BEAT TRAVEL FATIGUE 40


The hot list Cheer on world-class tennis and esports stars in Singapore, attend a concert on the ocean and learn the secrets to a sustainable life in Bali

Game, set and match!

West Side Story comes to SG 13–24 September Two lovers with ties to rival gangs in 1950s New York set the scene for West Side Story, an award-winning musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Coming to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands for a strictly limited season, it features the US cast and a live orchestra and is the only production worldwide currently featuring the breathtaking original choreography of Jerome Robbins. Tickets from S$55. entertainment.marinabaysands.com/events/westside1017

See tennis hot shots

10

Vegan paradise

It’s time to play

One for the books

6–8 October Dedicated vegans and the vegan-curious alike will love the Bali Vegan Festival, which aims to inspire a sustainable and animal-cruelty-free lifestyle. Enjoy talks, cooking classes and lots of yummy plant-based food. Tickets IDR$600,000 (S$62) per day. Paradiso Ubud; baliveganfestival.com

14–15 October Get your hands on the best new and upcoming games at GameStart 2017. Watch the best esports athletes compete in live tournaments and see cosplayers dressed as your favourite gaming characters walk the floor. Tickets from S$10. Suntec Convention Centre; gamestart.asia

25–29 October Biliophiles, head to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival to hear from leading authors, from crime-writing guru Ian Rankin to Malaysian activist Marina Mahathir. Also expect workshops and book launches. Tickets for international visitors start at IDR$480,000 (S$49). ubudwritersfestival.com

The greatest stars in women’s tennis will be serving up incredible entertainment at the Women’s Tennis Association Finals at Singapore Sports Hub. The top eight singles players and top eight doubles teams will face off for record prize money of US$7m (S$9.7m). Still hungry for more? See Asia’s next big tennis names battle it out in the WTA Future Stars tournament and get player autographs in the fan village. wtafinals.com

WORDS ALANA YOUNG PHOTOS NARDUS ENGELBRECHT

22–29 October


Insider I EVENTS

Songs at sea 17–20 November

2,500 The number of Swarovski crystals decorating the giant shoe onstage in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The extravagant musical also features more than 500 brilliantly colourful costumes and 200 outrageous headdresses.

You’ll be singing more than sea shanties at It’s the Ship, a four-day music festival out on the ocean blue. Come aboard the Dream Cruise Line’s Genting Dream at Marina Bay Sands and party to Phuket and back. Between sets, take advantage of the onboard waterslides, rock-climbing wall, mini golf course and more than 35 restaurants and bars. Tickets from US$518 (S$716) plus fees. itstheship.com

All hail the queen 29 September–15 October Get ready for a good time with Priscilla Queen of the Desert, a feel-good Aussie musical about three friends travelling across the outback in a run-down bus. Be dazzled by the flamboyant performers belting out hit songs like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “I Will Survive”, and by the gorgeous leading “lady”: a 10m-long bus. Tickets start at HKD$445 (S$78.80). Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. priscillahk.com

Singapore Grand Prix 15–17 September

Ready, set, go! Watch the world’s best Formula 1 drivers race at speeds of up to 320km/h around the Marina Bay Street Circuit. This is a car-lover’s delight, with appearances by the Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull Racing teams. Calvin Harris will headline the offtrack entertainment, alongside performances by Ariana Grande and The Chainsmokers. Single-day grandstand tickets start from S$128. singaporegp.sg

11


Insider I NEWS

On the radar

Score a deal on an eco-friendly hotel stay, run a race with your pet and meet the majestic mammals of the sea

Have a whale of a time

Run a petfriendly race Go for a 3km run with your pet anywhere in the world between 21 September and 4 October to be part of the Score Pet Virtual Run. Record your results with your GPS tracker and share them and a picture of you and your furry running mate to the event’s Facebook page with #scorepetvirtualrun to receive a finisher T-shirt and medal. Fee is RM$70 (S$23) for Malaysian runners or USD$28 (S$39) for international runners. score.my/events/scorepet-virtual-run-2017

New Zealand has a secret

Stay in your Element

Red Light District, a cocktail bar styled as a Chinese opium den, has opened in Christchurch. Thirsty patrons can track down the entry to the bar hidden behind a clothing rack at Charlie Winston’s of Chelsea Drycleaners on Victoria Street. Once inside, you’ll find an extensive and inventive cocktail menu plus Asian-inspired dishes. facebook.com/ redlightdistrictbar

Need eco credibility for your travel checklist? Stay at the new Element Kuala Lumpur, the ideal hotel for greenies. With lots of natural light and open spaces, Element is Green Building Index Certified. It also offers a captivating view of the city and a restaurant with healthy food. Book and stay before 1 November to get complimentary wi-fi and gym access. elementkualalumpur.com

Welcome Oakwood Premier to Singapore Why sacrifice style while you travel when you can stay in Singapore’s latest luxurious serviced apartments? Located in the heart of the CBD in the OUE Downtown skyscraper, Oakwood Premier offers an outdoor infinity pool, Jacuzzi and barbecue area. The Se7enth restaurant offers contemporary dining under the direction of Dickson Fung. oakwoodasia.com

WORDS ALANA YOUNG

12

Between September and December every year, humpback whales swim, splash and frolic past Perth on their journey back to Antarctica. It’s the perfect time to go on a whalewatching tour to see these majestic animals in real life. Whale Watch Western Australia operates tours out of Fremantle featuring underwater camera views and a hydrophone so you can hear the whale song. They also offer a Mandarin translator and guide on select cruises. whalewatchwesternaustralia.com


o f e r t he a c e k a t trave You l, and we’ll take care of you! With products suitable for the whole family, Bioisland is dedicated to providing premium quality nutritional ingredients. Discover more at: www.bioisland.com.au or facebook/bioislandaustralia


SINGAPORE +65 6604 6909

MALAYSIA 1700 81 9900 www.universaltraveller.com

INDONESIA +62 21-2962 9542


Insider I DAY TRIPPER

24 HOURS IN

Food-loving Bali Amazing cafés have sprung up everywhere on the Indonesian island of Bali. Isabel Leong spends a day in the company of acai bowls, tacos and cold beers

9AM Supercharge your breakfast Sisterfields, with its all-day dining and stylish indoor and outdoor spaces, offers everything you would expect in a classic Australian café. You’ll have a difficult time choosing between salads, yoghurts, smoothie bowls, pancakes and even a hearty breakfast burrito. Where: Jl Cendana No.7, Seminyak; sisterfieldsbali.com

WORDS ISABEL LEONG PHOTOS THE SHADY SHACK; SISTERFELDS

12PM Relax in the shade

Grab your friends, or make some new ones fast, to try as much as you can on Shady Shack’s menu

Relatively low-key from the outside, The Shady Shack transforms into a cosy backyard garden once you step inside. Wide chairs with plush cushions make this the perfect spot for an afternoon’s reading. Enjoy healthy vegan food in the whitewashed wood surrounds. Don’t leave without ordering a coconut cappuccino and an acai bowl. The sight of the full colour spectrum in a bowl of nutritious goodness is an instant mood booster. Where: Jl Tanah Barak No.57, Canggu; facebook.com/ Theshadyshackbali

15


Insider I DAY TRIPPER

4PM Rainbow fruits Inspired by Hawaiian surf culture (nalu is Hawaiian for wave), Nalu Bowls was Bali’s first smoothie bowl shack and it’s hard to resist its acai bowls. Mavericks, its signature bowl, is topped with a mountain of nutritious goodness: granola, bananas, strawberries, coconut flakes and honey. The granola and shredded coconut certainly add crunch to the dish. Nalu Bowls also has outlets in Uluwatu, Canggu and Berawa, as well as in Jakarta. Where: Jl Drupadi 1 No.2A, Seminyak; nalubowls.com

16

5PM Catch the sunset On the clifftop overlooking the legendary surf break at Uluwatu, Single Fin’s balcony is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean. Founded by former pro surfer Made Kasim, Single Fin is a prime spot to hang out after a long afternoon riding the waves. The vibe is totally laid-back as you chill with a cold Bintang beer in hand while listening to international DJs and live acts. Where: Pantai Suluban, Jl Labuan Sait, Uluwatu; singlefinbali.com

7PM Tacos for dinner It’s hard to resist Motel Mexicola, which jolts your senses from the moment you walk past the fairy lights at its entrance and into the neon brightness of the restaurant. It’s impossible not to be infected by the energy here with the staff bopping to the music, which is never

Smoothie bowls at Sisterfields (above) and Nalu Bowls (below) look and taste so good you won’t mind being healthy

anything but upbeat. The tacos and quesadillas are not to be missed, while the cocktails promise to tingle your senses – especially the refreshing Tropicosa Cooler, a cocktail mix of bourbon, dark beer, passionfruit, falernum (spiced syrup) and lime. Where: Jl Kayu Jati No.9X, Seminyak; motelmexicola bali.com

Travel Info Singapore Denpasar up to three flights daily. jetstar.com


18


Insider I WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE?

This brooch was handmade in Japan

19

Fun-tastic shopper

PHOTO JENNIFER SOO STYLING CAROL SAE-YANG

Wanting Zhao, whose Instagram followers love her eclectic style, travels often to find inspiration and new brands for her Sydney boutique

Wanting Zhao Entrepreneur, wantingcollection.com, @wantingcollection

I TRAVEL ONCE EVERY TWO MONTHS to countries like China, Japan, South Korea, the US and Thailand where I get my shop stock, meet my suppliers and find new ones. Bangkok has good weekend markets like the Chatuchak Market and the JJ Green Market. Japan is great for inspiration; the many independent designers make edgy stuff and everything is so new

and fresh. In Japan, the Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto stores inspire me, and the Harajuku district is a great place to visit. China and South Korea have good-quality products for my shop. And the pop culture and vintage shops in the US inspire me too, and Los Angeles has some good flea markets like the Rose Bowl Flea Market. I don’t really pack

much for my trips. Instead I like buying clothes at my destination so I look more like a local. But I always make sure that I have at least one pair of comfortable shoes for all-day walking; also, a handbag that is big enough for my passport, bottled water and keys. I need to get my items out of my bag easily as I visit a lot of busy markets so I like to sling it on my chest.


BUGGING OUT Phuket Weekend Market, also known as Naka Market, is a great place to try local foods. They may not look appetising to some, but these fried insects make for an interesting and memorable snap. @natagarbuzzova

PHUKET’S TOP 10 INSTAGRAM SHOTS Thailand’s largest island owes its popularity to movie-worthy beaches and bays, historic architecture, vibrant markets and awe-inspiring religious sites

@christopher_funk

TYPICAL THAI EATS Don’t pass up the opportunity to sample tropical fruits like hairy rambutans, bright-red lychees and smooth-skinned longans. You’ll find these and other yummy eats at Jungceylon mall in Patong. @mrsgianmarie_

20

@kev.su

BEAUTY FROM ABOVE The neighbouring Phi Phi Islands are among Phuket’s top attractions. With their beautiful beaches, stunning rock formations and turquoise waters, they are the definition of tropical paradise.

BEACH SUNSET Phuket sunsets are simply spectacular, like this one overlooking a bay. For the best view, find a quiet spot on a hilltop and then wait for the sky to put on its show.


GIANT ON A HILL

ORNATE TEMPLE Wat Chalong, in the Mueang Phuket district, is the biggest and most important and one of the most visited temples in Phuket. Built in 1837, this colourful temple makes a pretty picture with its decorative spires and red and gold design elements.

@editha_1210

The Big Buddha is one of Phuket’s most visible landmarks. It sits atop the Nakkerd Hills on one of the island’s highest points. From here, you get views of Chalong Bay, Kata Beach and Phuket Town.

@stanielleee

Insider I INSTAGRAMABLE

STREET ART IN THE OLD TOWN This is just one of the many colourful art murals you’ll come across on Phang Nga Road in Phuket Old Town. This painting depicts a Thai street food vendor – a common sight all over the island. @dollinwonderland

21

WORDS SASHA GONZALES

@figentuncsav

@passport_paz

MARKET TREATS Phuket’s vibrant night markets are where you’ll find delicious local foods. These bowls are filled to the brim with all kinds of ingredients – you can’t help but take a picture and then sample the dish on offer.

@virginiedewets

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

IN THE CLEAR You won’t believe how clear the waters of the nearby Phi Phi Islands are. This photo shows off the beautiful emerald tones of the sparkling water of Maya Bay, with stunning limestone cliffs in the background.

SINO-PORTUGUESE ARCHITECTURE Stroll Old Phuket Town and you’ll notice quaint shop-houses, many of which date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This shop-house is characteristic of this era.


5

OF THE BEST

City tours with a twist From exploring the back alleys of Ho Chi Minh City to kayaking in Hong Kong, these tours will take you off the beaten track

1. KAYAK, NOT SHOP, YOUR WAY ROUND HONG KONG

22

When the locals need a break from Hong Kong’s frenetic pace of life, they head to the outskirts of the island to seek respite in nature. One such spot is the Sai Kung Country Park, a sprawling nature reserve where you can explore, via kayak, uninhabited islands and pristine beaches. With a total duration of about eight hours, the Geopark Paddle is definitely an active trip, but the chance to paddle through breathtaking arches and sea caves will make it well worth the effort. Where: Wild Hong Kong, HK$800 (S$142); wildhongkong.com/ kayaking-tours.html

2. ENJOY VIETNAMESE CRAFT BEERS With its booming craft beer scene, Ho Chi Minh City is a great place to go bar-hopping, and a Saigon Craft Beer tour makes it easy to do so. The four hotspots on the 4.5-hour itinerary feature beers and ciders ranging from smallbatch home-brewed tipples to some of the most popular Vietnamese labels. A variety of beer-pairing bites – including Vietnamese-inspired tapas –

Explore, via kayak, uninhabited islands and pristine beaches


Insider I 5 OF THE BEST

Debis aut quiscimus as ut volorrum ipsae cupta dolupicium faceped natem venisquam de

are also on the menu. Best of all, you’ll be navigating the bustling city streets in style, riding pillion on a vintage Vespa. But don’t worry about the busy roads because you’ll have an experienced rider taking charge of the bike and all you’ll need to do is enjoy the ride. Where: Vespa Adventures, US$89 (S$123), Ho Chi Minh City; vespaadventures.com/ product/saigon-craftbeer-tour

23

WORDS KAREN TEE

3. SOLVE A BANGKOK “MURDER” MYSTERY For an Amazing Race-style adventure, sign up for this exciting tour, which is set up like a murder mystery. You will solve a series of clues and perform some fun tasks to progressively figure out who the villain is. But the real revelation on this tour is the opportunity to observe Bangkok’s traditional street vendors going about their daily lives while exploring atmospheric Chinatown on foot. Along the way, you’ll also interact with friendly locals and discover exceptional street art in the most unexpected places. Where: Riddle of the River City Hunt, Walk In Bangkok, THB1,890 (S$77), Bangkok; walkinbangkok.com/riddleof-the-river-city-hunt

4. DISCOVER OLD SINGAPORE TRADES Take a trip back in time to see some of Singapore’s last remaining traditional workshops. On this four-hour tour, you will meet some of the country’s last surviving master craftsmen, such as a paper house maker, who creates the intricate paper houses that Chinese burn to pay respects to their ancestors. Foodies will enjoy the opportunity to take in the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional bakery and a kopi (local coffee) roasting factory where local versions of these favourites are produced.

Hungry yet? You also get to taste samples of freshly baked bread and aromatic kopi “O” (black coffee). Where: Disappearing Trades Tour, Tribe Tours, from S$65, Singapore; tribe-tours.com/ tours/disappearing-trades

5. FEAST ON PROPER PENANG FOOD As one of the street food capitals of the world, Penang has much to offer intrepid gastro-travellers. Narrow down the myriad choices by signing up for this food trail (pictured above) where a Penang-born guide will lead the way to some of the food

haunts that locals love. Feast on a selection of Penang’s signature delicacies including roti canai (fried Indian flatbread), nasi lemak (coconut rice with condiments), apom (rice pancakes) and teh tarik (pulled tea). To ensure hearty appetites all round, the four-hour tour includes stops at a heritage Chinese clan house, a viewing of a private Peranakan Baba and Nonya antiques collection, and a chance to learn about jossstick making. Where: Penang Harmony Food Trail, Simply Enak, RM250 (S$81), Penang; simplyenak.com/tours/ penang-harmony-food-trail


4 1

2 5

3 24

6

Hipster haven A stone’s throw away from Osaka’s bustling Umeda area, the narrow streets of the Nakazakicho neighbourhood are packed with cafés, art and crafts stores, and small boutiques

1

Hukulou Coffee The cat café trend is showing no sign of abating in Japan. At Hukulou, besides bonding with some of the café’s dozen or so cats, you can also sip coffee in the company of owls, guinea pigs and ferrets, depending on the day you visit. As for the coffee, Hukulou use its own Hukulou brand coffee blends, which range from a delicious cinnamon brew to the caramel notes of an Indonesian Toraja. Nakazaki Nishi 1-9-8; hukuloucoffee.com

2

89 Cafe Set in two almostneighbouring buildings, the colourful 89 Cafe serves up coffee, yuzu (citron) tea, homemade cakes and simple dishes like pasta and hearty loco moco (a Hawaiian-inspired meal consisting of a hamburger patty and fried egg on white rice drizzled with brown gravy). This quirky café also does kimono day rentals so you can dress up in traditional gear to explore the old streets of Nakazakicho. Nakazaki Nishi 1-9-3


Insider I POSTCODE

It’s a healthy alternative to the area’s cafés, and just as cool 5

Green Pepe 7

You can’t have a hipster area without vintage fashion and accessories, and Green Pepe, another store that has breathed new life into one of the old houses here, delivers with its 70s styles mixed in with retro toys, kitchenware and other bits and pieces. It’s a great spot to pick up a vintage handbag. Nakazaki 3-1-12; greenpepe3104.com

25

6

Irorimura This enclave of half a dozen small galleries, studios, classrooms and event spaces on the edge of Nakazakicho is the ideal place to check out up-and-coming local artists across a range of genres, from photography to pop art. Better yet, the galleries are free and very welcoming. Nakazaki 1-4-15

3 WORDS ROB GOSS ILLUSTRATION KAT CHADWICK

Granda Familio One of the shops that came about in Nakazakicho as part of the Amanto Project, which was started in 2001 to revitalise the neighbourhood’s old buildings, Granda Familio is all about homemade organic granola (that comes with flavours like chai and Earl Grey) and super-fresh, vitamin-rich smoothies – a healthy alternative to the area’s cafés, and just as cool. Nakazaki Nishi 1-1-18; grandafamilio.com

4

Jam Pot Like many of Nakazakicho’s shops, Jam Pot is not much bigger than your average bathroom, but it crams in as much as it can. The striking white wooden interiors here are home to all sorts of accessories, trinkets and bits of jewellery, all of which are made by Japanese artists. The store also puts on regular exhibitions that showcase the work of local creatives. Nakazaki 3-2-31; jampot.jp

7

Tengo Nakazaki-dori Shotengai Running east away from Nakazakicho Station, this covered shopping street (shotengai) is classic old Japan. With modernisation, many shotengai across Japan are dying out, but this one is still vibrant. It’s home to 60 or so cafés, small restaurants and mom-and pop-stores that range from grocers to craft shops so give yourself at least an hour to explore it. Nakazaki 1-6-1

025


27

Top markets in Siem Reap There’s so much more to this Cambodian city than temples and history. For the full experience, check out the colourful markets that proliferate in this lively town

Old Market (Psar Chas) Located in the old town, Psar Chas (also known as Psar Chaa) is your best bet for an authentic peek into everyday local life. In the early morning you’ll see locals getting their shopping done and the sellers vying loudly for attention. This is the only market in Siem Reap that combines fresh produce, a wet market, cooked food and tourist souvenirs in the same space. By late afternoon the food and fresh produce sellers have mostly shut down, leaving just the trinket, silver and souvenir vendors.

Made in Cambodia Market This market will appeal to hipsters, artsy types and anyone who


Insider I TRAVEL TREND

Previous page: Produce at Psar Chas Top to bottom: Handmade earrings at Made in Cambodia Market; souvenirs at Art Center Market; colourful bowls found at Psar Chas

appreciates handmade originals. Although small, with only about 25 or so stalls and shops, it is very clean, with wide-open, breezy cobblestone pathways perfect for an unhurried stroll. English is widely spoken and the prices here reflect the more upmarket items available. This market is a personal favourite for its hand-sewn purses, unique jewellery, resplendently coloured silk scarves and flowing dresses. Prices for a wallet start at US$12 (S$17), and a dress or top will set you back at least US$25 (S$35).

Siem Reap Art Center Market The Art Center Market sells similar items to Psar Chas, which is just across the road and connected by a quaint wooden bridge bedecked with fairy lights. However, the wares here seem newer and in slightly better condition – and you don’t have to put up with the smell of the wet market. You’ll usually find street musicians playing in front of the market and inside you’ll find multiple stalls selling pieces of local art and woodwork, some of it with the paint still wet.

Original Angkor Night Market You can easily get lost in the sprawling and eclectic Original Angkor Night Market. Here you’ll find clothes galore – everything from cheap T-shirts to wrap-around pants and hipster clothing – plus eco-friendly and recycled wares. This is also the place to taste and buy sombai, the famous fruit-flavoured, infused rice wine liqueur local to Siem Reap.

BB Angkor Night Market Spacious but small, this market is located right at the corner of Siem Reap’s famous Pub Street, making it perfect to visit if you want a drink or two after browsing. You’ll find the usual souvenirs and clothes you do everywhere else, but there’s also a great swimwear store and a small reasonably priced outlet store for original sportswear.

WORDS AND PHOTOS CHRISTEL GERALYN GOMES

28


T MEET US A

LEVEL 5, ARE IMES SQU BERJAYA T MPUR KUAL A LU


Insider I SHOP IT

Excursions made easy THESE CLEVER INNOVATIONS WILL MAKE YOUR NEXT TRIP CONVENIENT, COMFORTABLE AND STYLISH

This will ur upgrade yop plane na

2 1

4 30

3

1. CABEAU Evolution Pillow, US$39.99 (S$55), from cabeau.com. Sleep comfortably on the plane with this memory-foam travel pillow that offers all-round plush support for the head and neck. 2. GHD Flight Wanderlust Collection Travel Hairdryer, S$95, from Sephora at #B2-09 Ion Orchard. This hairdryer is lightweight but powerful (at just 422g). 3. BAN.DO Super Chill Cooler Bag Happy Face, US$34 (S$47), from bando.com. This chiller bag will keep your food souvenirs safe until you get home and it doubles up as a cute handbag. 4. VITAJUWEL PHIOLINO Travel Droplet, S$98 (plus S$25 for the case), from vitajuwel.sg. This has amethyst, garnet and clear quartz that are said to boost immunity and energy levels, and lower blood pressure. To use, leave it in your drink. 5. HENTY CoPilot Messenger, from S$329, from henty.cc. This holds tech devices, two pairs of shoes, gym gear and more, and when rolled up, also stores clothes with little creasing.

WORDS PEARLYN THAM

5


RANDY ADRIANSYAH A Student (2016) (20

BE APPRECIATED FOR EMPOWERING LIVES THROUGH SCIENCE. BE A MONUMENTAL SUCCESS MDIS SCHOOL OF HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES Science enhances our quality of life. Gain practical experience in our well-equipped laboratories as you hatch discoveries to improve and protect lives. Ranked 55th in The Complete University Guide 2017 for the University Subject Tables for Biological Sciences Ranked 32nd in The Guardian University Guide 2017 for the League Table for Health Professions

Master of Science in Health Sciences (Management) (Full-time / Part-time)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical Science† (Full-time) Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) in the UK

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology (Full-time) Awarded by Northumbria University, UK

To find out about School of Health and Life Sciences programmes, SMS SHLSJS06 <space> Name <space> Email Address to 9753 9522

International Foundation Diploma in Biomedical Sciences^ (Full-time / Part-time) Awarded by MDIS ^Use your S$500 SkillsFuture Credit* to offset course fee *Terms and conditions apply

THINK SUCCESS. THINK MDIS. (+65) 6247 9111 / 6372 1000 etc@mdis.edu.sg

SINGAPORE OHSAS 18001

CERT NO.: OHS-2010-0307 BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

www.mdis.edu.sg


Insider I BEAUTY

No kidding CHILD-PROOF YOUR YOUNG ONES’ BEAUTY ROUTINES WITH THESE TOILETRIES MADE JUST FOR THEM

1

2

32

5

4

3

This cute packaging makes bathtime fun

1. KIEHL’S Nurturing Baby Cream for Face and Body, S$45 from Kiehl’s, #B1-33, Ngee Ann City. Hydrates skin with a blend of rice bran, apricot kernel and more. 2. PIGEON Comb and brush set, S$4.90 from guardian.com.sg. Designed to be gentle on your little one’s head and hair, with soft nylon bristles on the brush and rounded teeth on the comb. 3. EARTHWISE Goat’s milk baby shampoo, S$14.50 from watsons.com.sg. This has no sulphates, parabens or harsh chemicals. 4. BRUSH BABY Ziggy KidzSonic electric toothbrush, S$19.90 from mothercare.com.sg. This cute brush will make dental hygiene fun. 5. KALOO Scented water set of five miniatures, S$55, from Jetshop. These don’t only look cute; they are alcohol-free and come in various scents. Ask your Jetstar flight crew for more details. 6. LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios DermoPediatrics SPF50+ Multi-positions Spray, S$36.90 from major pharmacies. This is water-resistant – perfect for a day out by the pool.

WORDS PEARLYN THAM AND MITCH BROOK

6


eShop

Want to take charge of your well being? 3 reasons why you should choose BlackmoresÂŽ. ä&#x;?é&#x160;łă&#x201E;&#x201E;䍥č?&#x2C6;ä&#x160;š 朸 ⨴ ä?&#x20AC; ď&#x2DC;˝ 顼ä­&#x160; #MBDLNPSFTmć&#x2026;&#x152; â˘&#x2022; ăš&#x2C6; 朸 â&#x2122;˛ ăŁ? ć¤&#x161; ć­&#x2039;  BlackmoresÂŽ takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, providing diet and lifestyle advice as well as tools including action plans to help you on your path to wellbeing #MBDLNPSFTmć&#x2026;&#x152; â˘&#x2022; ăš&#x2C6; 来 ćť&#x161; â&#x153;ľ ⨴ ä?&#x20AC;î&#x2122;ťę&#x2026;ˇ 揽 â°&#x152; ęŹ&#x2014; ä&#x161;? ĺ&#x20AC;° ĺ˛ î&#x2122;ťâ&#x161;š ä? 䲿 âŁ&#x2DC; č&#x2039;&#x2021; ęľš ĺ&#x20AC;° ĺ&#x2018;Š Վ揰 ĺ´&#x17E; ĺ&#x20AC;° ä&#x2019;­ ä&#x2019;&#x160; é&#x203A;ł â&#x;&#x201E; âżş ⺍ ä­? é ¤ â¸&#x201C; é&#x203A;Ś â´˘ ă&#x2013;&#x2C6; â°ť 朸 ă ? ç&#x152;Ť âĽ&#x201A; ⨴ ĺ&#x20AC;° ĺ˛ î&#x2122;ť â¸&#x201D;ä? ă&#x2013;&#x2C6;⨴ä?&#x20AC;â&#x203A;&#x201C;é¨&#x;â&#x2122;łăž?梥霴â&#x17E;&#x192;꾼ę&#x2026;ˇŐŻ

BlackmoresÂŽ believes in high quality. All BlackmoresÂŽ products go through a rigorous process to check for quality. #MBDLNPSFTmć&#x2026;&#x152; â˘&#x2022; ăš&#x2C6;  ĺ&#x2018;&#x201D; 㢪 岤 ę&#x2026;ž ë&#x201E;&#x17E; ă&#x2026;ˇ é¤&#x2DC; կ䨞 ĺ&#x2030;Ł#MBDLNPSFTmć&#x2026;&#x152; â˘&#x2022; ăš&#x2C6; â?Ą ă&#x2026;ˇ 鿪 çľ&#x2018;éľ&#x201A;â&#x153;Ťâ&#x161;&#x161;ĺ&#x2018;&#x201D;朸é¤&#x2DC;ę&#x2020;&#x20AC;ĺ&#x201D;Źë&#x201A;&#x2030;ĺ´¨ç&#x17D;?ŐŻ

BlackmoresÂŽ has a comprehensive range of products spanning a wide range of needs such as everyday health, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, bone and muscle, immunity, stress relief, sleep support, digestive health and skin health. #MBDLNPSFTmć&#x2026;&#x152; â˘&#x2022; ăš&#x2C6;  朸 â?Ą ă&#x2026;ˇ ⟧ â´&#x201D; â&#x161;Ş ăş˘î&#x2122;ťă&#x20AC;ł ĺż&#x2DC; é§&#x2C6; ĺ&#x201A;&#x2C6; ä&#x152;˘ ⨴ ä?&#x20AC; ŐŽ âŻ&#x201E; ç&#x2022;&#x2122; ⨴ ä?&#x20AC; ŐŽăĽ&#x17D; ä&#x161;? ⨴ ä?&#x20AC; ŐŽć­&#x2018; ä&#x161;? ⨴ ä?&#x20AC; Վ⨴ ë&#x201A;§ ă&#x;&#x17E; č ? Վ䲿 ë&#x201E;&#x17E; âŻ? ć°&#x2039; â¸&#x201A; ŐŽ č&#x17D;&#x17E; çś&#x2022; âž&#x201C; â¸&#x201A; Վ䲿 ë&#x201E;&#x17E; ćź&#x2013; ćş­ é¤&#x2DC; ę&#x2020;&#x20AC; ŐŽâ¸&#x201D; ĺś&#x160; âť&#x160; ă&#x201E;¤ 桟 č&#x201A;&#x152; ⨴ ä?&#x20AC; ç&#x2DC;? ă ? 碍 ꨽ ĺŽ ŐŻ

op * resÂŽ eSh Blackmo ere in the world  h anyw ă&#x2030; ă&#x2026;ˇć­§ę?&#x2C6; ships to çľ ă&#x2030; ä?&#x2026;î&#x2122;ť ăš&#x2C6;ă&#x2013;&#x2C6; SFTmć&#x2026;&#x152; â˘&#x2022; â&#x161;&#x2020;ć­˛ă ?ă&#x2013;&#x2018;

#MBDLNP

Join BlackmoresÂŽ and get 30% off\RXUĆ&#x201C;UVWSXUFKDVH Start shopping at www.blackmores.internationalWRGD\ â¸&#x2C6; â°&#x2020;#MBDLNPSFTmć&#x2026;&#x152; â˘&#x2022; ăš&#x2C6;î&#x2122;ťęťˇ â˝&#x20AC; é¤? ć&#x161;&#x; ă&#x20AC;ł â?§  â ? ä&#x;&#x192; ď&#x2DC;¸  ç&#x201D;¨ â˝° ⾸ ä&#x2013;&#x192;XXXCMBDLNPSFTJOUFSOBUJPOBM 顼 é¤? ď&#x2DC;¸ *Terms and Conditions apply. * 䨞ĺ&#x2030;Łé&#x203A;§â˝&#x20AC;ă&#x2013;˛ă&#x20AC;&#x152;Őˇ é¤?â&#x153;&#x2C6;ĺ&#x2039;ľĺŚ´ ո紨ĺ&#x2039;˛ ŐŻPayment by MasterCard, Visa & Alipay. ä˝&#x2026;â&#x17E;°ĺ&#x20AC;°ä&#x2019;­ď&#x2DC;ťâ&#x2122;°â&#x153;˛é´Şâ˝&#x201C;ŐŽ7*4"ă&#x201E;¤ä˝&#x2026;â&#x17E;°ăš&#x2C6; ŐŻ


Western Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital city is worth the trip for the food alone, with a multicultural mix of cuisines and a reputation for quality fresh produce words pearlyn tham

34


FAB FOOD I PERTH

eing a very foodcentric person, each time I meet someone from Australia, I like to ask: “So, what exactly is Australian food?”. And I always get the sheepish answer that there’s no one defining dish and that it really depends on which city you grew up in or what your family cooks at home. Since the continent is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, the idea of an Australian meal can mean Thai curries or Japanese sushi for some, and beer-battered fish and chips or organic kale salads for others. On a recent trip hosted by ExperiencePerth.com, I ate my way through the West Australian capital and realised that if there had to be a common factor linking all the Australian nosh that we feasted on, it had to be the use of super-fresh ingredients, from succulent seafood and crisp greens to the creamiest cheeses. And if you’re the sort who likes to document your meals on Instagram, you’ll be happy to know that Australia produces the most photogenic food: we’re talking about pretty plating, coffee art and hipster power bowls.

B

Broccoli salad at Petition Kitchen

Munch on moreish, sophisticated share plates at Petition Kitchen

Who would have thought that the plain old cruciferous vegetable could taste so extraordinary? Well, head chef Jesse Blake obviously did. This broccoli salad is a wholesome yet moreish mix (AU$17; S$17.90) with a nutty

35


crunch from the generous topping of toasted grains and walnuts, and a salty-milky aftertaste from a sprinkling of feta. Chef Blake’s menu is skewed towards sharing plates but you should have this scrumptious salad all to yourself. Other menu highlights include roasted pork knuckle with black vinegar, cavalo nero and buckwheat, and beef short rib with kohlrabi. If you are thirsty for a beer, pop into the neighbouring Petition Beer Corner where there are 18 taps and a separate food menu. State Buildings, corner of St Georges Tce and Barrack St; petitionperth.com

Honey cake at The Honeycake 36

There were two ways we knew The Honeycake deserved our money and calories: it’s named after the only item that it sells and tourists and locals alike gasp excitedly and ask you for directions to the shop when they spot you carrying its paper bag. Honey cake is said to originate from the Czech Republic – as do The Honeycake founders Jiri (George) Blazenec and Simona Kapounova – and this multi-layered confection is made with mainly walnuts, honey and caramel. Think of it as a denser and sweeter version of the kueh lapis cake from Southeast Asia. Kapounova’s centuries-old recipe is from her aunt and she does not use preservatives as honey acts as a natural one. Prices start from AU$20 (S$21). State Buildings, Basement, corner of St Georges Tce and Barrack St; thehoneycake.com.au

Dark chocolate brownies at Sue Lewis Chocolatier It might sound blasphemous to rave about the brownies, and

not the handmade chocolates, at a chocolatier. But Lewis’s dark chocolate brownies (AU$5 each; S$5.30) are otherworldly. A gardenvariety brownie tastes like a moist chocolate cake with a crunchy top. Lewis’s version is a whole new level of decadence: is a sinful slab of rich, dense fudge that is also almost pillowy like a thick marshmallow. State Buildings, corner of St Georges Tce and Barrack St; suelewischocolatier.com.au

Mixed seafood ceviche at Nobu Perth Plan your visit here at lunch hour from Tuesdays to Sundays when you can snag the Nobu Bento Box for AU$45 (S$47). What you’ll get: a main of black cod miso, beef tenderloin or chicken served with a sashimi salad, a chef’s choice of sushi, tempura, sautéed vegetables and miso soup. Not a bad deal considering Nobu Matsuhisa is an internationally renowned celebrity chef. And if you’re lucky, the fresh, succulent, tangy ceviche dish that we tried on our visit might still be on the menu. Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood; crownperth.com.au

A local treasure Petition Kitchen, Sue Lewis Chocolatier and The Honeycake are located in the majestically restored State Buildings, made up of three heritage buildings that were formerly known as the Lands, Titles and Treasury buildings. Situated in Perth’s CBD area, the 140-year-old compound has previously housed a post office, public offices and even a police cellblock. Now, it is home to the 48-room luxury hotel Como The Treasury, restaurants, cafés and homegrown businesses.


FAB FOOD I PERTH

Bircher at Odyssea Beach Café

Clockwise from top: one of the fancy breakfast options at Odyssea Beach Cafe; incredible seafood at Nobu; The Honeycake’s signature sweet treat

Beware, this is a highly Instagramable venue, with a sunlight-flooded dining area and long wooden tables, plus insanely delicious modern Australian grub. The café, which opened in 2016, is in a beachside suburb of Perth and faces the Indian Ocean. It is open from 7am every day so you can catch the Perth sunrise on the outdoor deck in most months. When we visited early on a weekday morning, the sunlit restaurant was already filled with customers – businesspeople in suits, yummy mummies and joggers with their dogs. Along with your piccolo latte or hot chai, have the very pretty Bircher muesli (AU$14; S$14.70), which comes with yoghurt, strawberries, almonds, coconut and every food Instagrammer’s fave: edible flowers. The café serves up much more than the usual breakfast choices, though – you’ll have a hard time choosing between the likes of potato hot cake with forest mushrooms and a slow-poached egg, and baked ricotta with avocado and jalapeño lime dressing. 187 Challenger Pde, City Beach; odysseabeachcafe.com.au

Lamb momo at Auntie G Located in the historic and eclectic port town of Fremantle, this whimsically named Indian restaurant was one of the stops on our Fremantle Food Tours itinerary (fremantlefoodtours.com). Our knowledgable guide Megan Yazdani ordered a mix of Indian dishes for us, including crispy, tangy and spicy turmeric-cured cauliflower (AU$16; S$16.80) and lamb momo (dumplings at AU$3.50 each; S$3.70 each). The meat in these dumplings was tender and beautifully seasoned with chilli oil and ginger. 75–77 Market St, Fremantle; auntieg.com.au

37


38

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky, the fresh, succulent, tangy ceviche that we tried might still be on the menu


FAB FOOD I PERTH

Bread and butter at Bread in Common Like its name suggests, this is a bread heaven. In fact, they are so serious about their bread-making here that they have two wood-fired ovens. A selection of bread, pastries and sandwiches is sold at a small deli at the front of the restaurant. Step inside and get a seat on either the first storey or the second level, from where voyeuristic diners can watch the action take place in the huge open kitchen on the ground floor. The breads are served with delicious creamy vegetable butters. 43 Pakenham St, Fremantle; breadincommon.com.au

PHOTO TOP RIGHT TOURISM AUSTRALIA

Seafood board at Bathers Beach House If you love seafood, this enormous platter (A$79; S$83) will up the game for you. It includes a whole grilled snapper, chilli mussels, tiger prawns, oysters, octopus and more. Order a beer and a side of hearty sweet potato wedges to go with it, then sit back and watch the rolling waves and seagulls on the nearby Bathers Beach. Bliss. 47 Mews Rd, Fremantle; bathersbeachhouse.com.au

39

Did you know? Fremantle, or Freo to the locals, was named the seventh-best city in the world to visit by Lonely Planet last year. The port city is just a 35-minute drive away from Perth and can also be reached by ferry, bus or train. As the city was an epicentre of the late 19th-century Gold Rush, you can spot lavishly built heritage houses. It’s also home to the former Fremantle Prison, Western Australia’s first World Heritage-listed building.

Clockwise from left: Sip on sake at Nobu Bar; carb heaven at Bread in Common; delicious dumplings at Auntie G

Travel Info Singapore Perth up to three flights daily. jetstar.com


Beat travel fatigue Even short flights can make us feel lethargic, moody and foggy-headed. Here’s how to land feeling relaxed and ready to go

40

f flying leaves you feeling the worse for wear and looking like something the cat dragged in, you’re not alone. Travel fatigue is a very real problem for many people, no matter how short the flight. Here are some of the reasons why, and tips on how to beat the symptoms.

I

Decreased oxygen levels The air pressure in airline cabins is generally kept low to accommodate the increase in altitude. According to Joelle Touchette Bradford, a naturopathic physician at the Integrated Medical Institute in Hong Kong, less pressure means that your body gets less oxygen per cubic litre. The result? Your brain feels like it’s in a fog, you’re tired and you find it hard to concentrate. Lower oxygen levels can also affect your mood,

causing you to feel irritable, adds Dr Low Chai Ling, medical director of The Sloane Clinic in Singapore. At higher altitudes, just as the air around you expands, so does the air inside of you. Bradford says that expanding gasses can cause all kinds of unpleasant sensations, from congested sinuses and abdominal bloating to constipation. out, and then hold your breath again for a couple of seconds. Repeat this exercise five times.

Dehydration

Remedy: Bradford says breathing exercises can help bring more oxygen to the brain. Take a deep breath in, hold it for up to five seconds, breathe

Dr Lily Wong, a general practitioner at The London Medical Clinic in Hong Kong, says that the humidity level on most aircraft can be as low as 20% – this is much lower than that on land. “(The low humidity) can dry out your eyes, nose, mouth and throat,” she explains.

“And when you’re dehydrated, you also tend to feel lethargic.” Combined with the low air pressure in the cabin, the low humidity level can also strip your


WELLNESS I TRAVEL FATIGUE

Your brain feels like it’s in a fog, you’re tired and you find it hard to concentrate

WORDS SASHA GONZALES MAIN ILLUSTRATION GRACE LEE

ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalane and aloe vera. Once you land, keep your water intake up, especially if you’re arriving somewhere warm. skin of moisture, making your complexion dry and rough, adds Dr Low. If the climate at your destination is warmer than where you normally live, you will perspire more as your body acclimatises to the new environment. Loss of water and sodium can cause your body’s electrolyte levels to go off-balance, leaving you feeling drained. Remedy: During your flight, avoid alcohol,

Decreased blood circulation

coffee and tea, as these have a dehydrating effect on the body. To keep your skin moist, Dr Low says to drink plenty of water, wear minimal makeup (or skip it entirely) and apply a moisturiser with hydrating, nourishing

Sitting for hours at a time can affect your blood circulation and posture, says Bradford. Poor blood circulation increases swelling in your lower legs, ankles and feet, increasing your risk of the serious condition deep vein thrombosis. It also limits the amount of oxygen to your muscles, making you feel even more fatigued.

Remedy: While on-board, get your blood pumping with short walks up and down the aisle or with stretching exercises: rotate your ankles, do leg lifts if you have space, stretch your hamstrings (the muscles on the back of your thighs), and flex your toes and feet. Sip on ginger tea or nibble on a piece of crystallised ginger – Bradford says ginger has anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that may reduce the effects of blood stagnation. When you land, a massage can ease your muscle aches and pains.

41


WELLNESS I TRAVEL FATIGUE

Anxiety Believe it or not, factors like flight delays, having to wait in line at the airport and worrying about getting to the gate on time can cause your anxiety levels to skyrocket, says Dr Wong. Stress and anxiety can make you feel emotionally exhausted when you land.

42

Remedy: Before your flight, get some light exercise as this will help you feel more relaxed on the plane. Also download some mindfulness or meditation podcasts to your phone to listen to once on board.

Air pollution The air on-board is cleaner than the air outside, so once you step off the plane your body may feel the effects of the polluted air – especially if the pollution is worse at your destination than at home. “Air pollution can irritate the eyes, lungs and other mucous membranes

and can exacerbate pre-existing conditions like asthma, allergies or sinusitis,” says Bradford. Dr Wong adds that when our lungs are congested, it can affect our uptake of oxygen, which can in turn cause fatigue and sleepiness and reduce mental sharpness. Remedy: Bradford suggests taking a food-based vitamin C supplement to help your body cope with pollution. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can process any toxic airborne particles. Alternatively, use a nasal saline rinse, which can help dislodge any airborne particulates that may have accumulated in the mucous membranes of your nasal passages. Use the rinse morning and evening when you’re in highly polluted areas.

Jetlag This temporary sleep disorder applies only to

medium- and long-haul flights, which can disturb your body’s internal clock. Dr Wong says jetlag causes you to feel excessively drowsy and tired as your body tries to adjust to a different time zone. “Flying west to east has a greater effect on your body clock,” she adds. “Flying east to west increases the hours of daylight you experience, making the recovery from jetlag easier.” Remedy: Dr Wong suggests adapting to your new time zone as soon as possible – so if you arrive early in the morning, try to stay up instead of sleeping the rest of the day away. Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeinated beverages in-flight – the former is dehydrating, which may increase tiredness, while the latter have a stimulating effect, making it difficult for you to fall asleep and affecting jetlag recovery time.

The luxe remedy These spa treatments are designed to refresh and rejuvenate your weary body and soul after a flight. Jet Lag Treatment The Excelsior Hong Kong, 281 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; mandarinoriental.com/ excelsior Feeling fuzzy-headed and sluggish? This 60-minute treatment relaxes your muscles and mind, ensuring that you’re back on your feet in no time. HK720 (S$127). Jet Lag Revival Ikeda Spa, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, Clarke Quay Central #05-22 ; ikedaspa.com Reset your natural body clock with this indulgent treatment based on Japanese massage techniques. It comprises a 30-minute Kiatsu head and scalp massage, a 60-minute Inyou relaxation massage and a 30-minute Ashitsubo thigh and calf massage. S$248. Power Nap Program Devarana Spa, The Dusit Thani Building, 946 Rama IV Rd, Bangkok; devaranaspa.com Landing at night? Prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep. This luxe two and a half hour treatment starts with a soothing lavender body scrub, followed by a relaxing hot milk bath and an aromatic lavender and camomile oil massage. THB4,900 (S$200).


44

DRUMMERS DANCERS

&

TAIPEIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ANNUAL DREAM PARADE IS A CACOPHONOUS RIOT OF COLOUR AND PAGEANTRY

words & photos mark daffey


DREAM PARADE I TAIWAN

45

G

ordon Tsai isn’t your average businessman. Almost as if to prove it, the Taiwanese property magnate included an unusual clause in the purchase contract for each and every person who bought an apartment in an alternative real estate development of his called the Dream Community, located east of Taipei, in Shijr. The clause stipulated that purchasers agreed to organise teams of 10 – under a unified theme – to

participate in an annual street parade paying homage to indigenous communities and villages around the island nation. The reasoning behind the clause’s insertion is that Tsai firmly believes that anyone can be creative and that art should be inclusive. Creating an idea and seeing it through to its conclusion also promotes a positive community vibe. To demonstrate his conviction behind the concept, Tsai leads from the front. In past years, he’s smothered himself in white powder


DREAM PARADE I TAIWAN

46

while dressed only in running shoes, an oversized diaper and a baby bonnet. And he’s participated as a fire-breathing fighter, drowned in purple body paint. The Dream Parade has become a free spectacle annually since its introduction in 2001. It is typically scheduled to take place on the third Saturday of October (21 October this year) commencing beneath the gates to the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and culminating outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building on Ketagalan Boulevard. Drawing on Tsai’s experience attending international festivals such as New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, Rio’s Carnival and Nevada’s Burning Man Festival, the parade showcases giant papier-mâché puppets, stilt walkers, laughing clowns and floats up to three storeys high. Tsai dips into his own pocket to invite specialist artists from all around the world to the event, particularly those appearing prominently on the global festival calendar. New Orleans marching bands, Berlin troubadours and Brazilian samba queens have all featured in past years. The highlight is arguably the number of teams vying for first prize in the samba drum competition. Contestants are typically school children from aboriginal villages around Taiwan, each first having gone through an elimination process before undertaking the journey to Taipei. The young and old are celebrated: elderly participants, who Tsai collectively labels his ‘samba grannies’, dance energetically, and a prize is awarded to the most beautiful samba girl. Long may they party on.


47

New Orleans marching bands, Berlin troubadours and Brazilian samba queens have all featured


This page A conductor climbs back aboard at the busy bus stop on Maha Bandula Road, as the evening sun glows on Sule Pagoda’s golden roof. Opposite Theingyi Zay Market is increasingly busy as dusk falls. It’s a one-stop shop for fresh fruit and street-side noodles, fabrics and T-shirts, mobile phones and flowers.

48


49

YANGON I MYANMAR

Burmese bustle Glimpse the daily life of Yangon locals as they make their way to market and around their city photos mark parren taylor


Yangonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last operating public jetty (near Nyaung Pin Lay market) is busy at the end of the day as workers cross the Yangon River to the Dala district. Larger ferries are available for tourists at Pansodan Jetty.

50


YANGON I MYANMAR

51


This page A fruit trader heads down a street in Chinatown. Like many local women, she wears thanaka paste on her face, a natural cosmetic. Opposite, clockwise from top left A man sets up his tea stall on Merchant Road; kun-ya (betel nut) being prepared in standard Burmese fashion: a betel vine leaf is moistened with a mint-ďŹ&#x201A;avoured lime slake and topped with areca nut, tobacco and crushed spice; men wearing the traditional longyi cloth; ohn no khao swe (chicken and wheat noodles in a curried coconut gravy) a popular breakfast dish.

52


YANGON I MYANMAR

53


YANGON I MYANMAR

Up close and personal Photographer Mark Parren Taylor, who shot the preceding images of Yangon, shares more about Myanmar’s largest city… and a popular teatime haunt

Explore the buzzing street life… that is mostly free of international fastfood chains that make everywhere else look the same. I first visited the city in 2006 when the atmosphere was a little different from what you see today. It’s one of those places where change is in the air – you can feel it, smell it, taste it. I actually don’t know Yangon too well… and that’s refreshing in some ways. As I walk from district to district, there’s always something new to surprise and interest me. If I reach a crossroads, I always take the least obvious option. The images you see in this photo spread are from two recent trips to Yangon, the latest at the start of this year. I took them over three to four days pounding the streets. The Burmese are polite people. If I think a person or a street scene makes for a good shot, I start taking photos from a distance, show the locals that I’m interested in the area or in what they are doing, and then I move closer and ask if I can take more shots. Sometimes, they

Change is in the air – you can feel it, smell it, taste it can be so welcoming they end up posing for me. The beating heart of the city is around Chinatown’s 19th street market in the morning. In the late afternoon and evening, it shifts about 10 blocks east to the Thein Gyi Zay market. These are fascinating places where you can get an insight into some of the things that the Burmese love: mohinga (fish noodle soup), betel nuts and books.

Visit Lucky Seven tea shop on 49th Street. This is a good spot to start exploring the local cuisine with a fusion of Indian and Chinese influences that are both homegrown and regional. It’s busy at breakfast and lunch but it’s also ideal for a reviving, mid-afternoon Burmese tea alongside savoury snacks such as samosas, curry puffs and steamed buns. You might even get to chat with some of the locals.

Londoner Mark Parren Taylor once worked as an illustrator and also a book designer but gave up the nine-to-five routine and started doing what he loved as a teenager: taking photos. “Someone told me everyone has three careers in their lives. They were so convincing that I thought if it’s a rule, I’d better follow it.”

ntaylor

kparre Follow: @mar

Travel Info Singapore Yangon up to two flights daily jetstar.com

INTERVIEW PEARLYN THAM

54

About the photographer


BECAUSE HAIR.ÂŽ THINK HAIR. THINK DR HAROLD. For all your hair loss concerns â&#x20AC;&#x201D; FUE. ARTAS 3K Robotic Hair Transplant. Do you feel you look years older because of your hair loss? Do you wish you had a full head of hair? Have you always wanted facial hair / beard? If this sounds familiar, it is time to consider our range of hair restoration surgery, one of the most effective means to restore your hairline. Many men and women suffer from hair loss. Most common causes are genetic, hormonal, nutritional, stress and aging. Left untreated, hair loss could be permanent, leaving you looking aged and sickly. We have a complete UDQJHRIVROXWLRQVWRPHHW\RXUVSHFLĆ&#x201C;FQHHGV

What is Hair Transplant? Our safe and effective hair transplant procedure involves moving hair from healthy scalp to thinning areas on the head or face, allowing hair to grow in a natural and permanent way. At Freia, our most popular procedures are the manual Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique and the upgraded ARTAS 3K Robotic Hair Transplant System, known to increase graft quality and yield.

Speak to us today about Hair Restoration. Start looking younger, PRUHFRQĆ&#x201C;GHQW and rejuvenated with a thicker hairline

What makes our hair restoration uniquely Freia? â&#x20AC;˘ Dr Harold Ma is an established Singapore hair transplant doctor; performing numerous hair transplant procedures since 2008, including revisional transplant patients. â&#x20AC;˘ Every graft is personally harvested and every site is designed/personally made by Dr Ma. â&#x20AC;˘ Our procedure yields are consistently above 95%. â&#x20AC;˘ Backed up by a strong highly competent team of in-house hair technicians, all trained by Dr Ma in the strictest Freia protocols.

About Dr Harold Ma â&#x20AC;˘ Passionate about restoring a natural hairline for patients of all ages and ethnicities â&#x20AC;˘ Sees regional and global patients â&#x20AC;˘ Routinely performs 2 techniques of hair transplant: FUE and since 2013, the ARTAS robotic hair transplant â&#x20AC;˘ Member of the International Society

of Hair Restoration Surgeons, FUE Europe and Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons Other Services: â&#x20AC;˘ In-clinic and home maintenance Laser Hair Growth Systems â&#x20AC;˘ Bespoke Scalp treatments â&#x20AC;˘ Laser and Hybrid permanent hair removal â&#x20AC;˘ (NEW!) Original Zeltiq Cool Advantage Dual Sculpting â&#x20AC;&#x201D; body and double chin contouring in half the usual treatment time. Treat 2 areas at the same time â&#x20AC;˘ Medlite Depigmentation Laser â&#x20AC;˘ Ulthera Skin Tightening Treatment â&#x20AC;˘ Botox and Fillers â&#x20AC;˘ Dual-yellow laser for total skin rejuvenation â&#x20AC;˘ Full range of Clinical Rejuvenating facials

As featured on National TV, Radio and The London Times

2UFKDUG5RDG:LVPD$WULD2IĆ&#x201C;FH7RZHU6LQJDSRUH7HO+RWOLQH info@freia.com.sg freia.sg facebook.com/freia.sg instagram.com/freia.sg


56

SPRING INTO THE SOUTH WHEN THE SNOW MELTS IN MACKENZIE COUNTRY ON NEW ZEALAND’S SOUTH ISLAND, IT’S TIME TO JUMP ON A BIKE, HIKE OR FLY THROUGH SOME OF ITS DRAMATIC SCENERY

words & photos kelly lynch


ROAD TRIP I NEW ZEALAND

A

t Lake Ohau Lodge, Mike Neilson has no problem admitting he’s stuck in the 60s. In New Zealand’s Mackenzie region, a threehour drive from Christchurch, the wild, sparsely populated landscape is brushed in strokes of bronze, green and tawny tussock, broken by mystical blue waters. The double wooden doors to Lake Ohau Lodge open to a large lounge with timber-panelled walls replete with a mounted deer head above a hissing, crackling fireplace. Beyond is a reading room, a bar and a games room. “The lodge’s mission is for every guest to feel like it’s their home,” says Neilson, the lodge’s owner. Mission accomplished: the delicious, generous three-course meals are legendary. Here, children eat together at 6pm and, having made friends, they run off to play hide and seek, leaving adults to relax and eat, uninterrupted, an hour later.

Hit the road

The Hooker Valley Track

As Ohau ski field closes for another season, the first spring cyclists roll into Mackenzie Country. They’re cycling the spectacular Alps 2 Ocean bike ride beginning at Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park. The four- to six-day 360km ride is broken into nine sections; one is 38km from Twizel township to Lake Ohau Lodge. For a taste of the journey we are dropped at Lake Pukaki with hire bikes from The Jollie Biker. We pedal along a gravel track, passing cones of soft pink, purple and mauve lupin flowers that bloom by the water’s edge. By summer their colour will dominate the region and the tranquil turquoise lake will no longer be framed by the cap of snow on the surrounding mountains. Leggie at the Hydro Café in Twizel serves up a mean burger and a top coffee. Down the road at High

57


ROAD TRIP I NEW ZEALAND

58

Country Salmon, try a platter of smoked salmon slices, accompanied with locally made cheese, and rhubarb chutney. Dramatic scenery fills the windscreen on the one-hour drive from Lake Ohau Lodge to Aoraki/ Mt Cook Village. Families stop on the roadside to skim flat stones, breaking reflections across Lake Pukaki.

Dramatic peaks At Aoraki/Mt Cook Village the mountain experience intensifies as the highest and most dramatic peaks converge. Nearby, the Hermitage Hotel captures the views, too. The hotel’s ground floor is a museum dedicated to the feats of mountaineer and adventure hero Edmund Hilary, who used the park’s high peaks as his training ground. In its Alpine Restaurant (temporarily closed for renovation at the time of publication) we devour a delicious meal inspired by local produce as the light moves

The wild, sparsely populated landscape is brushed in strokes of bronze, green and tawny tussock Top to bottom: On the road to Mt Cook village; a Mt Cook Ski Planes aircraft flying above the alps


ROAD TRIP I NEW ZEALAND

Try these 60

Top to bottom: Lake Pukaki looking towards the Southern Alps; a red hut perched above Tasman Glacier

deep shadows into the mountains’ ridges and a crimson sunset glows. Multiple hiking tracks leave from the village. The Hooker Valley Track, suitable for all ages and abilities, is a three-hour return walk. At Hooker Lake the clear views of Aoraki/ Mt Cook, peaking at 3,754m, leave us in no doubt why the Maori named it Aoraki, meaning “cloud piercer”. Mt Cook Ski Planes offers a scenic flight over a weaving river, passing jagged peaks, dusted with ice and snow, at eye level. The snow plane lands on Tasman Glacier, at 27km the country’s largest. We wade about in ankle-deep powder snow, and the only sign of human existence is the deep-red hikers’ hut in the distance. To complete the experience, book a professional nighttime tour to gaze in wonder at the sky, at the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

STAY Lake Ohau Lodge A lakeside stay with great meals and hospitality. ohau.co.nz Glentanner Park Self-contained units and campsites in a sheep station near Mt Cook Village. glentanner.co.nz CYCLE Cycle with The Jollie Biker. thejolliebiker.co.nz Take the Alps 2 Ocean Trail. alps2ocean.com FLIGHT Mt Cook Ski Planes Take a flight over Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park. mtcookskiplanes.com

Travel info Singapore Christchurch via Melbourne. jetstar.com

HIKING Choose from walks of all levels from the village. doc.govt.nz/aorakiwalking-tracks OBSERVATORY Stargaze in wonder at Mt John Observatory. tekapostargazing.co.nz


⼪ꅽⰟ㮱㫱 ⚥猧蒜〳靘僽⼶➃剒ꅾ錠涸 ⠛絡蒜傈⛓♧կ ⤺霢霹 剢 㕐➃㔙㕐 ⚥猧僽㣐㹻㔙翸 涸⢕蒜㹻➃剦⿼䚪⠔㖈♧ 饰く剢껝ծ 餿剢❭㼭㷛⟌⛲ ⠔䲿抧瘇絕⠶梖⛙⚹蒜傈 㟞幑Ⳝⴔ蒀䕙կ 饿满⚥猧蒜涸ⵌ勻倝⸈㗗 涸忡嵳弩蔄㔩⛲⠔雮➃䠭「 崽崽涸⚥猧孞䜂կ

PHOTO MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2016, GARDENS BY THE BAY

63

䱲筻儘랓 66 I鸔康Ⱒ銯馰㄂䏅I 64 ⟄♴涸❇崍碛Ⱖ卌繠굹


❇崍䎂⟟碛Ⱖ卌 ♧湬⟄勻⡲⚹繠굹䭷叻涸碛Ⱖ卌♶➑〫⚹㣐 㹻䲀虛넞紩귬⾍雽㢴遳㣢繠굹⛲䧭⸆ 䶰僤 涬♳㣐꧈⛓㛔կ 鵯ꅽ㽠⚹⡹➝絏4㽠腊ㅷ 㽂ⵌ涸僤紩❇崍繠굹կ

64

じ咕㣢㣐⼶枽聘礷勵磋䭆剣馄鵂 䎃涸⾎〷㄂麤ꬋ䌢㥩 〸곜✫ⳝ껺度屘뚃껎꬗虽涬Ⰼ 椕剒䎂⟟涸碛Ⱖ卌♧僤繠굹


䱲程僤됮

4 կ 됮赢✻ふ곾곾崻㕐 껒忘됮赢넞寖崽罜♶艓Ⳝ ⛖僽䨾剣굹㹐勻鵯ꅽ䗳挿涸 ⢕肮կ 姼㢪⛲〳ㅷ㽂鵯ꅽ涸 礀ㅷծ䎁拯暋屎ծ蠄⽋祧瘝 ♧妃㽂㽴㢴猫度䒭繠굹կ ⡦峿雵礀꬗⚁㹻 )P)VOH,FF$POHFF /PPEMF )ZTBO1MBDF '  )FOOFTTZ3E $BVTFXBZ #BZ )POH,POH

鷥䭊㢴呋⻊涸 度䒭挿䗱

〷♳剒⤑㹆 碛Ⱖ卌繠굹 ⿡䎃痦♧劥ⴀ拝涸倝⸈㗗 շ碛Ⱖ卌䭷⽂ո ꤑ✫㢴㹻넞 紩귬⾍♳嚸㢪Ⱖ⚥⚙㹻㼭 餙䶗⛲蜦䖤婋虽䧭⚹Ⰼ椕 剒䎂⟟涸碛Ⱖ卌♧僤繠굹կ 䔲⚥⡙✵暋鲨宐涸㣐⾺涸✫ ⳝ껺度屘뚃껎꬗䬸晥涸屘 뚃껎ㄤ屘뚃꬗銳⟟㾀搬鿪 ♶馄鵂4 屘뚃涸暵蒀 㖈✵聘餘됮㳄㄂麤⨊欫կ ⟄ 䖃蕯銳♧㽂繠굹⡹〳銳剣 駈㢿涸罣䗱㔔⚹♧菚涸瘝 䖉傞ꢂ荛㼱ⴔꛦկ ⡎㥩嶊 䜂僽罈匣꣥缦ꜵ➚䎃䪈㾝 ✫欰䠑䒓霃✫㢴Ⳝ㹻귬껧 梠㞯侮峇鵮霃剣ⲇ孞կ 赡搬 ⟟呔玕⨞靈侮 屘뚃껎4 屘뚃꬗4 ⡎偽꨽ⱄ䱗 Ɤ륫瘝䖉繠굹絟㼆⧩䖤 ✫ⳝ껺度屘뚃껎꬗ )POH,POH4PZB4BVDF $IJDLFO3JDFBOE/PPEMF 4NJUI4U 4JOHBQPSF

WORDS MEIZ

⼱⚆紬罈㶶〿聘膊꬗ 〥♧㹻㋐蜦碛Ⱖ卌♧僤涸倝 ⸈㗗遳㣢繠굹㽠僽鵯㹻⡙ ✵狣遳䭆剣䎃⾎〷涸じ 咕㣢㣐⼶枽聘礷勵磋կ ⾲劥 欰䠑㽠䖎㥩涸鵯㹻䏅㖈虽

⼮⚹♧僤繠굹たꤑ✫⾲ 剣涸罈곥㹐㢪⛲鵓勻刿㢴 涸倝굹㹐կ 㸐涸䬸晥聘膊꬗ 㼭 4⟄ꃁ屘ծ嵄ꃲծ鳯嗊 ꃁ⚹靈㄂ꂁ♳聘⚶ծ聘膊ծ 聘晙瘝ꂁ俱ꃑꃑ鳯鳯㹊㖈 㥩㄂կ 枽聘礷勵磋ꅷ欽⠛絡 涸倰䒭勻ⵖ⡲굹勞倝됮ꃁ 实⛲僽⽰傞靈ꂁ㾝梡杝暵 涸굥㄂կ じ咕㣢㣐⼶枽聘礷勵磋 )JMM4USFFU5BJ)XB1PSL /PPEMFT $SBXGPSE-O  4JOHBQPSF

♧坾掔뚧 :BU-PL 3FTUBVSBOU $POXFMM)PVTF  4UBOMFZ4U $FOUSBM  )POH,POH

㖑麤됮赢✻ふ꬗ ⽀➢䏅꬗涸梡➿⻊鄳惂溏 勻䖎ꦼ䟝韌⡦峿雵䎃⵸ ⾲勻僽歋遳鴝咓饰㹻⳪满 굥㄂㖑麤涸✻ふ꬗〄㾝䧭 㥵➚匧Ⱘ錞垷涸귬껧կ 傁搬 ⟄✻ふ꬗衼獦齡⛎勻ⵌ鵯 ꅽ荈搬♶腊♶勻♧⟧䬸晥涸 姻놽늫軋ꨢふ락 㼭 ),

肍繠淼腚涸度䒭掔뚧 ⡙✵껺度⚥梠涸♧坾掔뚧 溏⡃♧㹻♶饰滚涸㼭䏅⡎ Ⱖ㹊鵴鵛끭ぜ涬♳鵂ぐ㣐 㯮⡤䫣畎䊺絑鵶絯Ⳝ䎃虽 蜦碛Ⱖ卌♧僤կ 䰘霹♶㼱㣐 僈僤㥵⴬㎗梤ծワ嶹〄ծ咿㹻 鳋瘝鿪剎絑⯕곥կ 勻ⵌ鵯ꅽ 〳挿♧⟧腚淼掔뚧껎), 4 䧴僽絑Ⱙ涸뚃艙뚧 艙䯿꬗), 4 կ 㸐 㹻涸掔뚧㢪淼ꬋ䌢屘腚淼 ♴剣♧㽻謭謭涸屘腒ㄤ肍⾩ 涸뚧聘属♳ꃑ欫涸랕哆ꃁ ♧饰く㄂麤㹊㖈♶䖤✫կ

腚淼⿸掔⺫ 4磜

僽幑㥩鵘涸䬸晥繠굹

ⵌ✫껺度⿶㿩腊ꝡ鵂度➃ 剒昶涸挿䗱ャ䎃涸度 慌շ碛Ⱖ卌䭷⽂ո⚥挿䗱⚁ 䏅幑㥩鵘㽠剣⚙㹻ⴔ䏅⻌ 錭ㄤ帿宐㚋♳嚸կ ♶㼱➃ 鿪⚹㸐涸僈僤挿䗱ꂬ淼⿸ 掔⺫), 4磜 䢏 ぜ罜勻կ 㸐涸㢪淼ꂬ腚聘껦 䌄欫♧㹁銳雵䖤饿掚く姼 㢪⛲ⵆꝡ鵂Ⱖ㸐涸挿䗱⫸ 掔⽁ծ磋肃ծ赢껛ծ끩䬘祧瘝 ⛲鿪僽♶ꝡ涸鷥䭊կ 幑㥩鵘5JN)P8BO ⻌錭4IPQ# $ %  4FBWJFX#VJMEJOH  8IBSG3E /PSUI1PJOU  )POH,POH 帿宐㚋'VL8JOH4U  )POH,POH

65


Ⱒ銯餝暟⛙ ♶雿僽荈歋遤䧴僽䶀㹻ⴀ康勻ⵌⰢ 銯ꤑ✫銳⿬錜牟爢〢鶺㢪䔲搬⛲♶ 腊ꝡ鵂䔲㖑涸餝暟兞挿կ 繠㥿ծ굹暟ծ 傈䌢欽ㅷ瘝㢴㹻暵蒀涸傈䒭㼭䏅⺫ 盗⡹㽴❧餝暟涸⛙馰

馄➃孞ꂬ鲱蓏㡦㝜

66

勻ⵌⰢ銯⡹㽠♧㹁♶腊ꝡ 鵂㣐ꢼ欫挿䏅1BCMPկ 㸐㖈麤 곦䱡ծ䗱俙咕瘝㖑倰鿪剣ⴔ 䏅կ 䬸晥涸蓏㡦㝜暵挿㽠僽 껝淼ꬋ䌢ꂬ腚⼱擿涸蓏㡦 ⰻꤴ鲱絷絈徾僽䖎㢴康㹐 勻ⵌ㣐ꢼ䗳く涸欫ㅷկ ⛓た 鵮〳餝✈㥗屘䧴綁蘡〡㄂涸 ⼪㽻崣㔐㕂䔲⠶䩛爞կ 㣐ꢼ䋑⚥㣛⼓䗱俙咕瘡

涰䎃エ屘꬗紺

䩛た⚹ㅷ晥鵳遤✫㣐佖ꬠ 䒓〄✫3"",ծ⟻Ⱕ⽡*IFF瘝 䏅⟄⿺4IJOBODJFO瘝ⶰ絁 䲀ⴀ㢴妴ㄤ굥霃雦涸䩛郍ծ 㔵䋌ծ䌨㶩瘝欰崞㼭暟⥂殆 ⠛絡涸傈劥暵蒀ず傞輑Ⰶ ✫倝⴯䠑կ 剣瑟涸霢雵䖤♧ 㹁銳鵳⿡溏溏կ ❩鿪䋑⚎㿋⼓爴㔩歖⻌⣩ 

俒Ⱘ䱽⚁䏅

❩鿪䋑⚎㿋⼓爴㔩歖⻌⣩ 

尵ꝡ勻ⵌ❩鿪♶腊♶鸔涸 㽠僽俒Ⱘ䏅կ 傈劥➃稇勻雷 瑕❡ㅷ涸⺫鄳鵯挿㸤Ⰼ⿿ 僥㖈➭⟌傈欽涸俒Ⱘ⚥կ ♶雿歑㥎罈㼱〫銳勻ⵌ ,BXBDIJ鵯㹻罈䏅肤㹁⠔ 鄄㸐礵荝剣馰涸俒Ⱘ欽ㅷ絛 エ䒸կ 㸐㖈㣐ꢼ䭆剣㢴㹻ⴔ 䏅⚺銳㈒⽁繠助欽ㅷծ紺脸 䌄ծ雵✲劥瘝կ ⡙✵䗱俙咕涸 䚪䏅欨荛⽑㖑♲㽻嚁넞絟 㼆雮⡹✈ⵌ䩛鲱կ 蕯⡹僽俒 Ⱘ䱽 齡⛎♶㧎ⵌⰦ㸐衼ぜ 涸俒Ⱘ䏅㥵4IJNPKJNBծ뚂 㾀㛔ծ⟻⚎㾋瘝肤㹁⛲⠔㣐 剣佐蜦կ

䎃䩛䊨蒌罈䏅

❩鿪䋑⚎㿋⼓爴㔩歖⻌⣩ 

昶繠涸㥎欰⼪♰♶腊ꝡ鵂 :PKJZB鵯㹻馄鵂涰䎃⾎〷涸 繠㥿罈䏅կ 랱涯傈劥㪲㪲 䬸晥湱䔲ꄀ湡湡⵸䚪䏅⡙ ✵❩鿪剒掚ꢇ涸蔄錛㼭騟կ 䏅ⰻ剒掚꡶涸㉁ㅷ♶僽♧ 菚涸䫡肌ㅷ罜僽䖎㢴㥎欰 ⴀ꡶鿪⠔䶀䌄ⴀ꡶涸エ屘꬗ 紺կ ꤑ✫紺餘⠏葻㽠鵶❡ㅷ 涸⺫鄳霃雦⛲湱䔲礵繠կ Ⱖ 㸐䲀虛餝✈涸㉁ㅷ鵮剣꣈ 儮ꥬ猌꩹ծ厴㶩䫡㇛芁ծ鶴⡹ 껺芁瘝կ

⴯用荛➚䊺絑剣㢴䎃涸 䩛䊨蒌ㅷ晥宕⛙㾋剎僽絉 歊⥌Ɤ䖵欽涸唼䋒㉁⾎〷 ꬋ䌢䝐⛉կ 痦➿䱍菮➃䱹

,BUF.PTT⸈䭯涸䌨㶩 饥㖈❩鿪涸㣐遳⡹⠔〄梡 䌨㶩僽傈劥➃♶〳䧴緃涸鄳


䱲程僤됮

67

䊩荛〸 $"-"傞㼿䌨ծ :PKJZBエ 屘꬗紺ծ 㣐ꢼ㖑叻呔⸂넞➃䕎溏 晥ծ 1BCMP蓏㡦㝜

껑暟կ ➃孞湱䔲넞涸$"-" 㽠⟄㈒⽁넞餘䠭⚂傞㼿涸 䌨㶩ꢉぜկ 㸐㈒⽁涸猫碫籖 㢴ꤑ✫♧菚涸歑㥎鄳䌨㶩ծ 鷓ざⵌ㿨㼭㷛涸⯄留䌨ծ ❵㶩䌨欨荛鵶㭵爞䧴崣㼆 ♳⢆䨥涸㣢껑ծ㣢紳ծ紳緸 蔄䌨⛲剣⧩䖤♧䲿涸僽 馄垷,BUF.PTT⛲剎絑䨥 满$"-"涸䌨㶩涬♳薉㕂晜 շ7PHVFո 駈錛ㅷ晥涸㹊⸂կ

WORDS MEIZ

㣐ꢼ䋑⻌⼓哆歊♲♨湡

⚥〢䞔䙕椕ꭑ ⵆ⟄⚹餝暟〫僽㥎➃涸✲ ㋐妅椕ꭑ涸歑欰㖈鵯ꅽ肤

㹁⛲腊䮔ⵌ㹈կ 椕ꭑ惐䏅 4LJU涸㸺傋㽠僽佐꧋⚆歲 涸ꭑ㶩կ ⴯⸅➃梠康⚆歲 佐꧋椕ꭑ䎃姻䒭䒓 䏅կ 湡⵸㖈㣐ꢼծ⚎❩ծ犷 ⰿծ㹡㙹鿪剣ⴔ䏅կ ꅾ挿僽 㸐涸㶸䎽湱䔲䞞➃♶雿僽 /JLF7JOUBHFծ"JS+PSEBO鵮 僽/FX#BMBODF鵯ꅽ涸呋 䒭溫涸僽䎾剣㽴剣կ 蕯僽⡹ ㋐妅㢕〢涸ꭑ妴♶㧎⯕곥 鵯ꅽ♧馫䧴雽⠔䪪ⵌ⡹ㄐ 㹁涸椕ꭑկ 㣐ꢼ䋑銯⼓⽂㛒寐  


ADVERTORIAL

68

General manager Jonathan Goh shares how he juggled a full-time career, business trips and a part-time degree in Business Administration eciding to go back to school was easy. As general manager of sales at KS Distribution, Singaporebased Jonathan Goh felt he could really benefit from a structured learning environment to develop his management skills. The bigger decision was where to find the right programme – one that he could manage with frequent work trips while still affording quality time for his family.

D

What made you choose Kaplan for the Business Administration programme with Birmingham City University (BCU)?

I found BCU’s programme at Kaplan to be most interesting, and the course length and pace were just right. Plus, classes were mainly on weekday evenings so that freed up weekends for my family. What was it like going back to school? It was tough, definitely. After more than 10 years away from school, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to cope, but after adjusting my mindset and cutting back on social activities, things became smoother. I tried to schedule work trips on days I didn’t have classes, and I was lucky that classmates lent me their

ain Challenge your brning with further lear

notes whenever missing school was inevitable. At 35 I was one of the oldest students in my class but I’ve forged some great friendships. Do you think qualifications still matter, especially for people who’ve chalked up a lot of experience? It’s always important to stay competitive and improve your skillset. You’re showing employers you have the willingness and aptitude to learn. How did the curriculum help you? I had some very experienced lecturers who frequently used historical

and current examples to explain the theories; they made learning truly interesting. There was also a module on change management which was very relevant in this economic downturn. What advice do you have for other working adults looking into studying? Communicate clearly to your superiors about the course you’re taking, and put in extra effort to ensure your work doesn’t suffer. You’ll be surprised how supportive your colleagues are.

Find out more about Kaplan Singapore’s programmes at kaplan.com.sg.

WORDS MIA CHENYZE PHOTO ALAMY

BACK TO SCHOOL AT 35


Explore I INTERVIEW

69 69

JETSTAR NEWS 70 I WHERE AM I? 75 I MAPS 76


Inflight I JETSTAR NEWS

Explore the sub-tropical beaches of Okinawa, Japan

Who wouldn’t want to be here?

Konnichiwa Okinawa

70

We’re super excited to launch non-stop flights from Singapore to Okinawa in southern Japan, beginning Friday, 17 November. Okinawa is home to 160 islands as well as endless beaches, tranquil waters and beautiful nature. It’s perfect for a self-drive holiday, with fun attractions like Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Pineapple Park, Orion Beer Factory and Hiji Falls that will have you enthralled for days. Non-stop flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

SAWASDEE-KRUP HAT YAI Another southern city is coming onto our radar. Hat Yai, in the south of Thailand, is a bustling town full of markets and known for its valuefor-money local delicacies. Ride on Thailand’s first and only cable car at Hat Yai Park, or travel further out to Samila Beach to meet the Golden Mermaid statue. Flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Mabuhay Clark A warm mabuhay (welcome) to Clark airport, in northwest Manila, which we are flying to from Tuesday 28 November on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Refer to p 78 for flight schedules of all Jetstar destinations.

Best travel lobang ever – introducing Club Jetstar Been on jetstar.com recently and seen even lower fares in purple? That’s our way of giving you instant gratification. Sign up for the revamped Club Jetstar membership at just S$48 a year to receive:

• Access to member-only fares throughout the year

• 20% off seat selection and bags • Access to the biggest sale events • Add up to four passengers to receive same benefits in the same booking • Partner offers The Club Jetstar membership is open to all, but only flights originating from Singapore, Japan, Australia and New Zealand are eligible for member fares, if available.

FOLLOW US FOR TRAVEL, INSPIRATION AND MORE JetstarAsiaAirways @jetstarasia @Jetstar_Asia


CREW CHRONICLES

Please fasten your seatbelts Sit back and relax while an industry insider shares with us different flying conditions, including a certain type of cloud with a five-syllable name

W

elcome on board, we hope you’re enjoying the smooth flight so far. It’s always a pleasure to lean back, and watch the clouds ‘fly’ by. To most of us, clouds are just a great subject for Instagram. However, to the trained pilots, clouds are a telling sign of the weather, so using information from the radar, they’ll decide on the flight path that ensures maximum safety and comfort. Captain Jeffrey Pang sheds light on this.

What causes a flight to get bumpy? There are a number of factors which can cause turbulence, including strong winds from a severe thunderstorm

or when cold and warm air come together. The latter is known as clear-air turbulence and occurs most commonly at altitudes between 7,000 and 12,000m. Jet streams, which are extremely strong winds at high altitudes, can be another factor.

Do clouds affect the flying route? Yes. Huge cumulonimbus clouds, which are associated with thunderstorms, can cause moderate to severe turbulence. All our Airbus A320 aircraft are equipped with weather radars that can detect these clouds, which can then be avoided by the pilots. At night, the weather radars are especially useful because it’s difficult to see the clouds in the dark.

Can you share more on the different kinds of clouds? Clouds are generally classified as low, medium and high level. The cumulonimbus clouds

are generally considered a low-level cloud. They are big and towering, and can grow from a low level to as high as 10km. These clouds are often accompanied by heavy rain, lightning and strong winds.

Should I be worried when the seatbelt sign is on? Our pilots are well trained to steer through different weather conditions, so you’re in safe hands. In most cases, passengers may experience a slight drop or rise of the aircraft during light turbulence, which is hardly noticeable. However, it is our utmost priority to ensure the safety of our passengers and crew, so when the pilot turns on the fasten seatbelt sign, do quickly return to your seat and be belted up. In fact, we recommend that you keep your seatbelt fastened whenever you’re seated.

Can you avoid bad patches of weather completely? Before each flight, pilots

receive meteorological l i l data to assist them in planning the smoothest flight possible. This includes the weather forecast, information on jet streams and the severity of reported turbulence along the route. Pilots will plan the optimal route and altitude to minimise inflight turbulence. However, clear-air turbulence cannot be accurately forecasted. We will do our best to avoid it, but there are times when light to moderate turbulence cannot be avoided.

And which is the most ideal cloud form to fly into? There are really no ideal clouds to fly into but pilots generally avoid flying into a thunderstorm cloud or a cumulonimbus cloud. Personally though, I prefer to be on cloud nine.

71


Inflight I STAR JOURNEYS

#StarJourneys

1

72

4

2

3

5

1. William Kelly Effendy @williamkellye “Hello from the happiest place on earth.” Tokyo Disneysea, Japan 2. Chow Wailing @samarpan214 “May our wish come true.” Taipei, Taiwan 3. Alan Yeoh Wee Beng @alan.yeoh.33 “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” Mt Sibayak, Sumatra, Indonesia 4. Melissa Pang @insta__pang “I’d be Merlion if this actually cooled me down.” Singapore 5. Mary Grace Desacula @grace_chilll “Fill your life with adventures not things.” Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

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

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


A

with minimum spend of SGD88 on any item when you shop on board with

B

Find your autumn must-haves with these special picks! A BIOTHERM

Aquasource Duo Travel Exclusive. The gel boosts skin natural water reserves, keeping them ideally hydrated for hours despite the environment. Skin is waterplumped and radiant as if newly moisturised. 2 x 50ml. SGD146 | Page36

B NO!NO! C

Micro Hair Removal Travel Set Travel Exclusive. Uses advanced Thermiconâ&#x201E;˘ technology that transmits heat to remove facial or body hair instantly. Comes with a one-year international warranty. SGD240 | Page29

C INFINITY & CO.

Dianna Leather Bracelet and Interchangeable Earrings Set Travel Exclusive. The Dianna bracelet combines casual platted leather with highly polished roseplated cuff, and enhanced with pave clasp and solitaire charm. Match this with interchangeable earrings for different look. SGD150 | Page65

For more lovely products, please refer to the JetShop Inflight Catalogue in your seat pocket. Terms and conditions apply.


Inflight I PUZZLE

Where am I?

ANSWERS 1_ Khao Phing Kan – Phang Nga Bay, Thailand 2_ Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur, India 3_ The Peninsula Hong Kong – Hong Kong 4_Himeji Castle – Himeji, Japan

Can you guess the location based on these photos? All spots this issue have been featured in a film with Bond, James Bond

Fun fact: Eon Productions has made 24 Bond movies since 1962.

75

1 Clue: Featured in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). After appearing as a villain’s lair it is now affectionately known as James Bond Island.

3 Clue: Featured in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). This hotel’s fleet of green Rolls-Royces was a clue in 007’s mission, and the colour of the fleet is so recognisable that it has been popularly renamed after the hotel.

2 Clue: Featured in Octopussy (1983). Originally built as a palace for a royal family, this hotel appears as if it is floating in the middle of Lake Pichola.

4 Clue: Featured in You Only Live Twice (1967). A maze of paths leading to this castle was traditionally intended to confuse and delay attackers, and even today some tourists get lost in the convoluted passageways.


InďŹ&#x201A;ight 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)

Shanghai (Pudong) Guiyang Shantou Guangzhou Hanoi Dong Hoi

Chiang Mai

Yangon Bangkok

76

Flights are operated by Jetstar Asia and commence 17 November (Singapore-Okinawa), subject to government and regulatory approval. Flights are operated by Jetstar Asia and commence 28 November (Singapore-Clark), subject to government and regulatory approval.

Okinawa Taipei

Hong Kong Haikou Sanya

Da Nang Clark Siem Reap Phnom Penh

Flights are operated by Jetstar Asia and commence 3 November (Singapore-Hat Yai), subject to government and regulatory approval.

Hawaii (Honolulu)

Manila

Ho Chi Minh City

Phuket Hat Yai Penang Medan

Kuala Lumpur

Pekanbaru

Singapore

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

Cairns Townsville

Cook Islands (Rarotonga)

Brisbane Gold Coast Perth Adelaide

Sydney Auckland Melbourne (Tullamarine) Wellington Christchurch Queenstown


DOMESTIC VIETNAM

DOMESTIC JAPAN

Hanoi Hai Phong

Sapporo

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

Phu Quoc

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Tuy Hoa Buon Ma Thuot

Matsuyama Osaka (Kansai) Fukuoka Takamatsu Oita Kumamoto

Nha Trang Da Lat

Kagoshima

Ho Chi Minh City

Okinawa Operated by Jetstar Japan

Operated by Jetstar PaciďŹ c

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Auckland New Plymouth Nelson

Darwin

Cairns Townsville Hamilton Island Whitsunday Coast Mackay

Queenstown

Napier Palmerston North Wellington Christchurch Dunedin

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

Sunshine Coast

Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Brisbane Gold Coast Ballina Byron

Perth

Newcastle

Sydney Adelaide

Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Auckland

Melbourne (Avalon) Flights are operated by Jetstar Airways and commence 14 November. Operated by Jetstar Airways

Launceston

Wellington Christchurch Hobart Queenstown

77


Inflight I WHEN WE FLY

Jetstar Asia, together with Jetstar, operates more than 600 flights per week throughout Asia. Schedule is valid to October 28, 2017.

SINGAPORE – HAIKOU / HAIKOU – SINGAPORE 3 hours 30 minutes (GMT+8)

JETSTAR ASIA

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

07:35

HAK

11:05

HAK

12:00

SIN

15:25

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

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

SINGAPORE – BANGKOK / BANGKOK – SINGAPORE 2 hours 30 minutes (GMT+7) Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN SIN

07:20

BKK

08:45

09:15

BKK

10:40

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

10:10

HKG

14:10

SIN

15:45

HKG

19:45

HKG

14:50

SIN

18:40

HKG

20:25

SIN

00:15

M

T

W

SIN

10:45

BKK

12:10

SINGAPORE – PHUKET / PHUKET – SINGAPORE

SIN*

12:50

BKK

14:15

1 hour 45 minutes (GMT+7)

SIN

16:50

BKK

18:20

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

19:15

BKK

20:40

SIN

08:20

HKT

09:10

BKK

09:25

SIN

12:50

SIN

11:10

HKT

12:00

BKK

11:40

SIN

15:10

SIN

15:00

HKT

15:50

BKK

12:50

SIN

16:15

SIN

15:25

HKT

16:15

BKK*

15:15

SIN

18:40

SIN

17:00

HKT

17:45

BKK

19:00

SIN

22:25

SIN

20:30

HKT

21:20

BKK

21:20

SIN

00:40

HKT

09:45

SIN

12:40

HKT

12:40

SIN

15:35

HKT

16:40

SIN

19:40

HKT

16:55

SIN

19:50

HKT

18:40

SIN

21:35

HKT

22:00

SIN

00:50

* No Thursday and Sunday service from 1 Sep - 28 Oct

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

78

Departure

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN SIN

M

T

W

T

F

S

08:15

CGK

09:10

13:35

CGK

14:30

SIN

15:45

CGK

16:40

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN*

18:50

CGK

19:45

SIN

08:15

KNO

08:40

SINGAPORE – MEDAN / MEDAN – SINGAPORE 1 hour 25 minutes (GMT+7)

SIN

20:00

CGK

20:55

SIN

08:40

KNO

09:05

09:50

SIN

12:40

SIN

09:30

KNO

09:55

CGK

15:10

SIN

18:00

SIN

15:15

KNO

15:40

CGK

17:20

SIN

20:10

SIN

20:30

KNO

20:55

CGK*

20:25

SIN

23:20

SIN

20:35

KNO

21:05

CGK

21:35

SIN

00:25

KNO

09:20

SIN

12:00

KNO

09:45

SIN

12:20

KNO

10:35

SIN

13:10

KNO

16:20

SIN

18:55

KNO

21:35

SIN

00:10

KNO

21:45

SIN

00:20

* No Tuesday service from 1 Sep - 28 Oct

SINGAPORE – DANANG / DANANG – SINGAPORE 2 hours 30 minutes (GMT+7) Departure

Arrival

Time

SIN

18:00

DAD

19:40

SIN

17:25

DAD

19:05

DAD

20:20

SIN

00:10

DAD

19:55

SIN

23:45

M

T

W

T

F

S

1 hour 5 minutes (GMT+8) Time

Arrival

Time

07:05

KUL

08:10

SIN

09:05

KUL

10:10

SIN

09:35

KUL

10:40

SINGAPORE – DENPASAR / DENPASAR– SINGAPORE

SIN*

12:50

KUL

13:55

2 hours 45 minutes (GMT+8)

SIN#

17:55

KUL

19:00

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

19:35

KUL

20:40

SIN

10:55

DPS

13:40

KUL

08:50

SIN

10:00

SIN

11:00

DPS

13:40

KUL

10:50

SIN

12:00

SIN

15:10

DPS

18:00

KUL

11:20

SIN

12:30

DPS

14:25

SIN

17:10

KUL*

14:35

SIN

15:45

DPS

19:20

SIN

22:05

KUL#

19:40

SIN

20:50

KUL

21:20

SIN

22:25

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

* No Friday service from 1 Sep - 28 Oct

SINGAPORE – DARWIN / DARWIN – SINGAPORE Time

SIN*

23:05

DRW

05:10

DRW#

06:00

SIN

09:05

* No Monday, Tuesday and Thursday service from 1 Sep - 28 Oct

#

M

T

W

#

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

T

F

S

S

No Thursday flight from 1 Sep - 28 Oct

SINGAPORE – GUIYANG / GUIYANG - SINGAPORE

4 hours 30 minutes (GMT+9.5) Arrival

T

SINGAPORE – KUALA LUMPUR / KUALA LUMPUR – SINGAPORE SIN

Time

M

S

Departure

Departure

T

S

CGK

Time

M

T

No Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday service from 2 Sep - 28 Oct

F

S

S

4 hours 20 minutes (GMT+8) Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

09:40

KWE

14:00

KWE

14:50

SIN

19:45

M

T

W


SINGAPORE – MANILA / MANILA – SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – PHNOM PENH / PHNOM PENH – SINGAPORE

3 hours 35 minutes (GMT+8)

2 hours (GMT+7)

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN*

06:20

MNL

09:55

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

13:30

PNH

14:40 20:40

SIN

16:45

MNL

20:20

SIN

19:35

PNH

MNL*

10:35

SIN

14:15

PNH

15:25

SIN

18:25

MNL

21:00

SIN

00:45

PNH

21:30

SIN

00:30

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

T

F

S

S

T

F

S

S

* No Friday service from 1 Sep - 28 Oct

SINGAPORE – MANILA – OSAKA / OSAKA – MANILA – SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – SIEM REAP / SIEM REAP – SINGAPORE

3 hours 35 minutes (from SIN to MNL); 3 hours 55 minutes (from MNL to KIX) (GMT+8/GMT+9)

2 hours 10 minutes (GMT+7) Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

11:35

REP

12:50

11:50

SIN

13:55

REP

15:10

16:05

REP

13:45

SIN

17:05

REP

15:25

SIN

18:25

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN*

02:20

MNL

05:55

MNL*

06:55

KIX

KIX*

12:50

MNL

MNL*

17:05

SIN

20:40

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

T

W

* No Saturday service from 1 Sep - 28 Oct

SINGAPORE – PENANG / PENANG – SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – YANGON / YANGON – SINGAPORE

1 hour 20 minutes (GMT+8)

2 hours 55 minutes (GMT+6.5) Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN*

08:55

RGN

10:25

16:35

SIN

17:05

RGN

18:35

21:00

RGN*

11:15

SIN

15:50

RGN

19:15

SIN

23:50

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

09:45

PEN

11:10

SIN

15:10

PEN

SIN

19:30

PEN

PEN

11:50

SIN

13:20

PEN

17:15

SIN

18:45

PEN

21:40

SIN

23:10

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

T

W

* No Tuesday service from 1 Sep - 28 Oct

79

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

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

Arrival

SIN

16:30

PER

21:40

SIN

03:30

PER

08:40

PER

00:05

SIN

05:25

PER

09:30

SIN

14:50

Departure

Time

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

11:20

PLM

11:25

PLM

12:05

SIN

14:10

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

SINGAPORE – TAIPEI – OSAKA / OSAKA – TAIPEI – SINGAPORE 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

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

07:10

SGN

08:15

SIN

13:50

SGN

14:55

SIN

19:50

SGN

21:00

SGN

08:55

SIN

11:55

SGN

15:35

SIN

18:40

SGN

21:40

SIN

00:40

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

07:00

TPE

11:50

TPE

12:40

KIX

16:30

SIN*

01:10

TPE

06:00

TPE*

06:55

KIX

10:45

TPE

07:00

KIX

10:45 19:25

KIX

17:20

TPE

TPE

20:20

SIN

01:10

KIX*

12:15

TPE

14:25

TPE*

15:25

SIN

20:10

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

* No Monday service from 1 Sep - 28 Oct

SINGAPORE – PEKANBARU / PEKANBARU - SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – SURABAYA / SURABAYA – SINGAPORE

1 hour (GMT+7)

2 hours 15 minutes (GMT+7)

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

07:35

PKU

07:35

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

11:10

SUB

12:30 20:05

SIN

16:35

PKU

16:35

SIN

18:45

SUB

PKU

08:15

SIN

10:20

SUB

13:20

SIN

16:40

PKU

17:15

SIN

19:15

SUB

20:45

SIN

00:05

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) Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SIN

13:40

SWA

17:50

SIN

07:00

SYX

09:50

SWA

18:50

SIN

22:50

SYX

11:00

SIN

14:10

M

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)

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

MEL

11:10

SIN

16:50

SGN

07:10

SIN

10:10

SIN

21:00

MEL

06:20

SIN

11:00

SGN

12:05

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

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

Time

Arrival

Time

PER

17:50

DPS

21:25

DPS

22:15

SIN

01:00

SIN

05:00

DPS

07:40

DPS

08:30

PER

12:10

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Flight durations are estimates only, departing from Singapore. Information correct at press time. Operated by Jetstar Asia Airways Operated by Jetstar Airways Operated by Jetstar Pacific Airlines 80

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Inflight I DESTINATIONS

82

Bangkok CHRISTIAN ZUNK General manager, Akyra Thonglor Bangkok; theakyra.com/bangkok The best freebie a visitor can get in my city is… Visit Lumpini Park to enjoy the breeze, chill out and spot the monitor lizards by the lake. There are also free concerts or local artists performing here from time to time.

THAILAND

The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… Thonglor Street is filled with great restaurants, bars, boutiques and family venues like The Commons community mall and Eight Thonglor luxury shopping mall. All offer an excellent experience of modern-day Bangkok. The best place for a drink or meal with a view? Any one of Bangkok’s many riverside restaurants comes with a great view of the city’s lively waterway. A dinner cruise is also a fantastic way to include amazing sights like the Temple

of Dawn (Wat Arun), especially at sunset. The best place to go shopping in my city is… EmQuartier and Emporium, two exciting upscale malls right opposite each other. And head to Sukhumvit Soi 55 for boutique shopping. What’s a good souvenir to buy and where do I get it? Anything from the Jim

Thompson silk boutique at Emporium mall. A secret place that I love going to is… J Boroski Mixology in Thonglor – one of many “hidden bars” in the neighbourhood with a great atmosphere and a good selection of drinks.


83

Jakarta

PHOTOS ISTOCK; ALAMY

JACOB BURRELL Executive chef, Attarine; attarine.com

The most scenic spot in the city is… One of the restaurants at Altitude The Plaza to enjoy the amazing view at night. The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… You can get a sense of Indonesia’s colonial

INDONESIA

roots in the Kota Tua neighbourhood. Explore historical buildings, landmarks and museums, and Fatahillah Square. Finish the day at Cafe Batavia, on the northwestern corner of the square, which is set in a 200-year-old building. The best place for a selfie or groufie is… Inside the little green car in the Attarine Jakarta dining room. Take a selfie behind the wheel or pile all your friends in… I’m shocked this hasn’t taken off yet. The best place to go shopping in my city is… The Grand

Indonesia mall. It’s like a maze and so big. Each time I go there, I feel like I discover a new wing. The best place for a drink or meal with a view? Potato Head, at Pacific Place, has a large patio with seating. When the place is bustling, there’s much to take in – both from the dining room and patio and from the sidewalks. A secret place that I love going to in my city is…

Lola, an underground bar that plays soulful, funky live music on some nights. There’s no signage from the street so you have to know what to look for. The best place for local eats is… The street carts selling grilled corn. Ask for the chilli butter.


Inflight I DESTINATIONS

84

Darwin FELIX PREVAL Artistic director, Darwin Festival; darwinfestival.org.au A secret place that I love going to in my city is… My favourite evening spot is the Deckchair Cinema (April–November). A local restaurant serves dinner each night and the films are a fascinating selection of current and

AUS T R A L I A

arthouse movies, plus cinema classics. The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… If you’re here in August, then it’s all about Festival Park, where Darwin Festival transforms Civic Park in the city into a twinkling, tropical

wonderland. It’s the perfect place for a show or a band under the stars. The most scenic spot in the city is… The dripstone cliffs at Casuarina Beach are hard to beat – head there at sunset and see them transform as the sky and land turn red and purple. The best place to go shopping in my city is… Darwin is synonymous with market

shopping, and my pick of the bunch is Parap Market. Every Saturday morning hungry hordes mingle over fresh juices and hot laksa while they peruse the stalls. If you haven’t had the pawpaw salad from here, you haven’t lived. What’s a good souvenir to buy and where do I get it? A piece of Aboriginal art – good art lasts a lifetime. If you’re here during Darwin Festival then the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is your first stop; otherwise, head out to Nomad Arts in Parap.


Inflight I DESTINATIONS

85

Manila MAIDA PINEDA Writer; maidastouch.com The best place to go shopping in my city is… For decades, Greenhills Shopping Center has been a favourite among balikbayans (Filipinos returning home). They go there for bazaars, where you can get bargains on pearls, clothes, bags, native crafts and food.

THE PHILIPPINES

What’s a good souvenir to buy and where do I get it? The culinary world is finally becoming interested in Filipino food. Famous international chefs have fallen in love with the local citrus called calamansi. Try Manille Liqueur de Calamansi,

an after-dinner digestif similar to Italian limoncello. You can get this in stores like Kultura. The best place for local eats is… Head to weekend markets for a taste of local food, fruit and budding entrepreneurs. On Saturday mornings, Salcedo Market is a great place to taste rice cakes and barbecued pork. The best place for a drink or meal with a view? Drinks at Vu’s Sky Bar at Marco Polo Ortigas offers a great view of the eastern side of the city from the 45th floor. It’s a great spot to catch

the sunset and listen to the band play. The best freebie a visitor can get in my city is… The National Museum houses the masterpieces by Filipino national artists like Juan Luna, Felix Hidalgo, Vicente Manansala, Arturo Luz and Pacita Abad. It houses the Philippines’ most famous painting, Juan Luna’s Spoliarium. It’s now free to visit.


Inflight I DESTINATIONS

86

Singapore KENNIE TING Director, Asian Civilisations Museum; acm.org.sg The best freebie a visitor can get in my city is… The many free performances and concerts at The Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay. While you’re at it, admire the view of the Singapore skyline. The most scenic spot in the city is… Palm Valley at

the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This is a beautiful, tranquil spot. The Botanic Gardens are Singapore’s only UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. The best place for a selfie or groufie is… Outside the Peranakan-style shophouses along Joo

Chiat Road. They have been immaculately restored and painted in a variety of pastel colours. If you’re only there for a day, what’s one must-do? View the Tang Shipwreck Collection at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Admire a 1,000-yearold cargo of porcelain, silver and gold carried on an Arab ship leaving China in the 9th century. The cargo shows how the world was already globalised then. The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… Tiong Bahru, for the

1930s–1950s Art Deco and Modernist architecture. And MacRitchie Reservoir – it’s the closest you can get to pristine rainforest in urbanised Singapore. The best place for local eats is… Chinatown Complex Food Centre, an oldschool hawker centre where you can get a variety of local dishes at affordable prices and also experience the sounds and scents of real Singapore.


87

Kuala Lumpur LAI SHEN YI Director, Modern Society; facebook.com/ modernsocietyasia The best attraction or local hangout to take a guest is… The National Mosque (Masjid Negara), where everybody is welcome, but take note of the visiting hours and dress codes. The interior design and exterior architecture

are fantastic plus it’s very rich culturally. The best place for local eats is… It has to be Lot 10 Hutong, hands down. My personal favourite is the char koay teow (fried flat noodles) because they use duck eggs, which take this dish to the next level.

M A L AY S I A

The most scenic spot in the city is… The National Monument, because not only is it beautiful, it represents a very important chapter in Malaysia’s history. If you’re only there for a day, what’s one must-do? Definitely Batu Caves, a beautiful Hindu Shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga nestled on magnificent limestone hills.

A secret place that I love going to in my city is… Kopenhagen Coffee for some cosy quiet time. The best place for a selfie or groufie is… Modern Society Bar and Kitchen – there are special light features along the walls and ceiling that add a great glow to your photos. The best place for a drink or meal with a view? Not only does Cantaloupe offers great views of the skyline and the greenery of KLCC park, it serves great food, especially the foie gras satay and squid ink bread.


Inflight I TRAVEL TALES

Discomfort zone

88

THERE ARE GERMS all around us and just as many germophobes. Some people I know wear masks when they fly so that no weird flu strain leeches onto them. Others have been known to take along their pillow cases (and even pillows, bath towels, blankets… you name it) from home because they just don’t trust the hotel’s laundry. Then there are those who feed on this fear and share gory tales of how someone’s uncle’s neighbour’s colleague’s best friend’s sister once witnessed the housekeeper using the guest toothbrush to scrub the sink. That’s just the sort of spooky urban legend that would keep a germophobe up all night. The most extreme case I’ve come across? Someone who does not go on vacations at all because everything about travelling is unsanitary, and wearing a Hazmat protective suit would just look too uncool. We can all have germophobe tendencies at some time or other. These traits can lie dormant in most of us until a special event sets them off. For me, it’s travel. My OCD process begins even when I’m packing. I always slip in an

indiscriminate number of hand sanitisers and wipes. When I board, I have a “uniform” of something ankle-length, whether it is a long dress, jeans or tights. Plane seats – and cinema and theatre ones, too – tend to make my legs really itchy. It could be psychological or not, depending on how much you know about the bugs that can grow in upholstery. Throughout the flight I also like to hold onto a little bag of wet wipes because that tiny slip of a paper napkin that comes

My OCD process begins even when I’m packing with your airline lunch is never enough for the cursory bread crumbs left on your meal table by the previous passenger. But my greatest fear is at the departure gate: when I spot, or hear, a fellow passenger, who’s obviously never heard of the word tissue, wheezing merrily into the air. I pray for a safe flight, meaning

that he or she’s not seated within a 10m radius of me. Sometimes my prayers aren’t answered. On a recent flight to Bali, an elegantly dressed lady was coughing at the gate – and she didn’t think of covering her mouth. And, of course, she had to end up sitting next to me on the plane. My next three hours were spent trying to dodge her ricocheting spittle, tuning out her one-cough-a-second symphony and mentally willing her face away from mine. It was turbulent, indeed.

ILLUSTRATION KURT PARTON

Flying and travelling can bring out the germophobe in you, says PEARLYN THAM


Jetstar Asia September/October 2017  

The September/October issue of Jetstar Asia's in-flight magazine.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you