Arty Es­cape

Lux­ury Lon­don ho­tel The Con­naught has launched The Artist in The Apart­ment, a project in col­lab­o­ra­tion with dis­tin­guished art store Green & Stone. Guests who check into the ho­tel’s sev­enth-floor pent­house suite will be equipped with art ma­te­ri­als to chann

Expat Living (Singapore) - - Travel -

1– J Fin­negan

In­vest in good walk­ing shoes! The most spec­tac­u­lar views are of­ten from points that are harder to get to, and one of the best ways to reach them is by walk­ing. The De­part­ment of Con­ser­va­tion keeps tracks well main­tained, but sup­port­ive footwear is still a must. Be open to new ex­pe­ri­ences. Whether it’s a leisurely fly fish­ing trip along a quiet river, or an ex­treme bungee jump off the Kawa­rau Bridge, NZ is the best place to push your com­fort bound­aries. When in doubt, take a he­li­copter. Yes, the roads are prob­a­bly more beau­ti­ful than any you’ve been on be­fore, but if get­ting a he­li­copter from A to B is ever an op­tion, we prom­ise you won’t re­gret your de­ci­sion! New Zealand’s nine Great Walks. Scat­tered across both North and South Is­lands, these walks take in na­tive forests, rugged moun­tains, rivers, lakes and val­leys. Take a half-day tramp or a five-day ex­pe­di­tion, ac­com­pa­nied by an ex­pert lo­cal guide to help you make the most of ev­ery­thing you see. Fly into Mil­ford Sound. While the drive through Fiord­land Na­tional Park is sen­sa­tional, the flight into the Sound is mes­meric. The aerial views of the moun­tains, val­leys and wa­ter­falls – in­clud­ing in­cred­i­ble Suther­land Falls – sim­ply have no com­par­i­son.

Book our Scott Dunn Flag­ship New Zealand Ex­pe­ri­ence, and you’ll get a pri­vate guide, stay in world-class lodges, travel by he­li­copters, lux­ury yachts and mo­tor launches, and en­joy ex­quis­ite food and award-win­ning wines.

all tastes. What else: A special rate of MYR 894 (around S$280) per night is avail­able for res­i­dents of Sin­ga­pore and Malaysia – in­clud­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion in a Deluxe Rain­for­est Room, wel­come drinks on ar­rival, daily break­fasts, free Wi-fi, late check­out and more – from now un­til 22 De­cem­ber 2017. Call +604 959 1088 or visit the web­site to book.


Where: On the scenic western coast of Koh Sa­mui, tucked away on pic­turesque Lipa Noi Beach. Why: In­spired by a fusion of mod­ern Thai and Ja­panese aes­thet­ics, this five-suite pri­vate res­i­dence blends seam­lessly into the trop­i­cal land­scape and of­fers com­plete barefoot lux­ury – a per­sonal but­ler, an on­hand masseuse and an ex­ec­u­tive chef to wait upon your ev­ery culi­nary whim. The aim at Akat­suki is to har­monise omote­nashi, the Ja­panese spirit of hos­pi­tal­ity and ser­vice, with the heart-warm­ing Thai smile.

The res­i­dence is avail­able for ex­clu­sive hire all year round for groups of up to 15 guests. It en­cour­ages only one group book­ing per stay, as this will al­low you the free­dom, com­fort and lux­ury of your own haven in which to max­imise your pri­vate time with fam­ily or friends. Plenty of sea and land ac­tiv­i­ties are avail­able, too – from shop­ping at food mar­kets to yoga and muay thai. What else: Read­ers of Ex­pat Liv­ing can en­joy an ex­clu­sive 10 per­cent dis­count un­til the end of Novem­ber 2017. Men­tion “EX­PATLIV­ING” when book­ing at reser­va­tion@akat­suk­ Visit the web­site for more de­tails.

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