The Life magazine: Get into the swing of holiday travel

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen is the most famous Christmas market in Europe.
Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen is the most famous Christmas market in Europe.PHOTO: TIVOLI GARDENS
Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux, France, and  its famous vineyards and winery.
Life food editor Tan Hsueh Yun stayed at the Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux, France, and toured its famous vineyards and winery.ST PHOTO: TAN HSUEH YUN
Soneva Fushi Resort in the Maldives
Readers of the December issue of The Life can take part in a contest to win one of two luxurious holidays, including a seven-day stay at Soneva Fushi Resort in the Maldives worth $22,300. Contest details are in the magazine.PHOTO: SONEVA FUSHI
Readers of the December issue of The Life can take part in a contest to win one of two luxurious holidays, including a four-night trip through Vietnam and Cambodia aboard Aqua Expeditions luxury vessel, the Aqua Mekong, worth $6,900. Contest details
Readers of the December issue of The Life can take part in a contest to win one of two luxurious holidays, including a four-night trip through Vietnam and Cambodia aboard Aqua Expeditions luxury vessel, the Aqua Mekong, worth $6,900. Contest details are in the magazine.PHOTO: AQUA EXPEDITIONS

SINGAPORE - The December issue of award-winning digital magazine, The Life, focuses on travel for the holiday season.

Life writer Ankita Varma visited one of the most famous Christmas markets in Europe, Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. The market oozed old-world charm with its traditional carousel, thatched-roof shops with chimneys, and twinkling fairy lights.

For a different kind of holiday, Life food editor Tan Hsueh Yun lived it up when she stayed at the luxurious Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux in south-west France. She toured its famous vineyards and winery, and feasted on gourmet French country cooking.

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The Life also interviewed chefs and restaurant owners, including Ms Cynthia Chua, chief executive of the Spa Esprit Group, and Mr Ignatius Chan, owner of Iggy's at The Hilton Hotel, to find out where they will be travelling to next year to eat.

Readers can take part in a contest to win one of two luxurious holidays: a seven-day stay at Soneva Fushi Resort in the Maldives worth $22,300, or a four-night trip through Vietnam and Cambodia aboard Aqua Expeditions luxury vessel, the Aqua Mekong, worth $6,900. Contest details are in the magazine.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2015, with the headline 'Get into the swing of holiday travel with The Life'. Print Edition | Subscribe