Travel deals from AirA­sia and more

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The Asean low-cost air­line is launch­ing Sin­ga­pore-Ipoh, its first in­ter­na­tional route from Malaysia’s Bougainvil­lea City, start­ing Dec 2.

The four times-weekly di­rect flights from Sin­ga­pore to Ipoh marks AirA­sia’s 16th route from Sin­ga­pore.

It is of­fer­ing a spe­cial pro­mo­tional all-in-fare from $48 on aira­ and the AirA­sia mo­bile app from now till to­mor­row for travel be­tween Dec 2 and March 30.

AirA­sia Malaysia CEO Riad As­mat said: “This new in­ter­na­tional route re­it­er­ates our com­mit­ment to fur­ther ex­pand air con­nec­tiv­ity to Ipoh while strength­en­ing our Sin­ga­pore net­work, and we are pos­i­tive it will con­tribute to the num­ber of vis­i­tors from Malaysia to Sin­ga­pore and vice versa.”


From Nov 16 to 18, the Hong Kong travel agency is launch­ing the first-ever Travel Pawn Shop pop-up at Bugis+ Atrium, where 10,000 ex­pe­ri­ences will be given away.

Sim­ply post an old travel me­mory on In­sta­gram or Face­book with the hash­tag #klook­trav­el­pawn­shop, and flash your post at the en­trance to re­ceive a pawn shop ticket which can be traded for a mys­tery ex­pe­ri­ence at five des­ti­na­tions (Ja­pan, Korea, Thai­land, Tai­wan and Hong Kong) – from go-kart­ing down the streets of Ak­i­habara, Tokyo, to cook­ing classes in Bangkok or just ex­plor­ing the bustling Ji­ufen district in Taipei.

Klook credit, which can be used for more than 250 des­ti­na­tions, will also be up for grabs.

Open from 10am to 10pm, the pop-up is lo­cated at Level 2 of the shop­ping mall and ad­mis­sion is free.


The Bali re­sort is cel­e­brat­ing its recog­ni­tion by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the 58 Most Lux­u­ri­ous Ho­tels in the World by of­fer­ing 30 per cent off its usual rates from now till Nov 30.

The Cel­e­brate With Us pack­age (US$580++ per night, or S$800) fea­tures a lav­ish stay at a Pool Villa with Sea View and gourmet break­fast for two at the Bambu restau­rant.

Guests can also en­joy the world-class Swig & Nib­ble Soiree at Ju-Ma-Na, Bali’s best French-Ja­panese fu­sion restau­rant.

Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali of­fers 71 stun­ning pool vil­las perched on the pris­tine south­ern­most cliffs and is within reach of lo­cal at­trac­tions such as Uluwatu Tem­ple and the cov­eted beaches of Nusa Dua.


The UK-based lux­ury ex­pe­ri­en­tial travel com­pany in­tro­duces its in­no­va­tive In­dia Mo­bile Camp­ing Small Group Jour­ney (US$7,999 per per­son, or S$11,000) for small group trav­ellers set in some of In­dia’s most re­mote wildlife and cul­tural des­ti­na­tions.

High­lights of the 11-day itin­er­ary in­clude vis­it­ing Delhi’s Old City, ex­plor­ing the spec­tac­u­lar Kha­ju­raho Tem­ples and en­joy­ing a sa­fari at the Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary.

The andBeyond tour will be led by Hashim Tyabji, one of In­dia’s most ex­pe­ri­enced pri­vate guides who has served as con­sul­tant on var­i­ous doc­u­men­taries, in­clud­ing films by the BBC and Na­tional Geo­graphic.

It caters for just four to eight guests, en­sur­ing a pri­vate and flex­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence, and book­ings are now open for the Nov 29 de­par­ture date.


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