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
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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 email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.