Concierge: Chan Brothers Sale

The Grand Canyon is one of the stops on Chan Brothers' 11-day Ultimate Race of West America tour.
The Grand Canyon is one of the stops on Chan Brothers' 11-day Ultimate Race of West America tour.PHOTO: CHAN BROTHERS TRAVEL
The Grand Canyon is one of the stops on Chan Brothers' 11-day Ultimate Race of West America tour.
Flynn McGarry.PHOTO: REGENT TAIPEI

CHAN BROTHERS SALE

The Chan Brothers Deals Of The Season Travel Fair is on today at Suntec Singapore Level 4, Hall 404, from 10am to 8pm.

Learn about the travel agency's itineraries to Croatia and Slovenia, Hokkaido and Yamagata, Britain and Ireland, as well as the best ways to see Iceland's aurora and cruise Europe's Danube river.

Promotional deals include up to $1,100 off for a second person on the 11-day Ultimate Race of West America tour and up to 50 per cent off for the second person on the eight-day Fun Venture Taiwan tour.

Customers who book a Chan Brothers tour from now till Aug 21 stand to win a pair of tickets to Taiwanese singer Terry Lin's ONEtake World Tour concert in Singapore on Aug 26.

They can also win branded cookware in an hourly draw from noon to 6pm and get a goodie bag (while stocks last), ice cream and a head-and-shoulder massage with any booking.

Citi Credit Card members who charge $3,800 in new bookings will get a limited-edition 24-inch trolley suitcase, while stocks last.

For more information, call 6438- 8880.


NATIONAL DAY DEAL

Samujana resort in Koh Samui is offering a last-minute National Day weekend getaway special.

Book a four-night stay in one of the luxury villas from Aug 5 to 9 and get the first night free. The package also includes a Thai Street Food dinner, valued at $60 a person; Thai massages; return airport transfers; daily breakfast; high speed Wi-Fi access and late checkout, subject to availability.

For more information, go to www.samujana.com, e-mail reservations@samujana.com or call +66 7-7423- 465.


FLYING WITH BOOKS

Jetstar, joining forces with the National Reading Movement, started what it calls the world's first flying book exchange yesterday.

During the Big Book Swap, more than 500 books and best-selling titles donated by the National Library Board, MPH Bookstores, Select Books, Book Point and Write Editions were distributed to passengers at the boarding gates of select Jetstar flights at Changi Airport Terminal 1 yesterday.

Passengers could read their books inflight and on their holiday and place them in the seat pockets on their return flight for the next group of passengers.

The Big Book Swap will take place on all Jetstar Asia flights till Aug 31. Passengers can contribute their own books to the flying book club by collecting Book Swap stickers from the Jetstar crew and leaving their books onboard.

For more information, go to www.jetstar.com.


CULINARY PRODIGY AT REGENT TAIPEI

Wunderkind chef Flynn McGarry will helm the kitchen of the Regent Taipei hotel from Sept 1 to 3.

The 17-year-old American culinary prodigy started cooking for family and friends when he was 10 and by 12, he was hosting curated tasting menus at Eureka, a supper club he operated out of his mother's home in Los Angeles.

He became the youngest honouree on Zagat's 30 Under 30 Los Angeles list in 2014 and was named one of the top 25 most influential teens by Time Magazine.

He will be serving his contemporary American cuisine at the hotel's renowned Robin's Grill steakhouse, where guests may opt for a five-course set lunch menu at $159 a person or an eight-course set dinner at $368 a person, inclusive of selected wines.

The Regent Taipei will also launch an exclusive Dine With Flynn McGarry room package, which includes a one-night stay in a deluxe room, a breakfast buffet at Brasserie and a five-course set lunch cooked by Flynn, for $293 a person.

For more information, go to regenttaipei.com.

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 31, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe