For Halloween, AirBnb is offering two adventurous souls the chance to spend the night in the catacombs in Paris. After a private tour of the labyrinth of bones and skulls, the winners of this contest will enjoy a meal to the sound of violins and at bedtime, a storyteller will share some catacombs' legends.

To take part, go to by Oct 20 at 11.59pm (CET) and tell the host why you think you are brave enough to spend a night in the Catacombs.


In January, Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas cruise ship will host Asia's first cosplay festival at sea. Organised by The Singapore Cosplay Club to celebrate its 15th birthday, Cosfest Sea: The Rising Tide is a three-night cruise from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) from Jan 8 to 11. It features the region's top cosplayers and cosplay entertainment. Go to to book.


Chan Brothers travel agency is having a jubilee celebration sale next weekend, from Friday to Oct 18, to celebrate winning Best Travel Agency Singapore at the TTG Travel Awards on Oct 1.

The sale is on at its office (South Bridge Road, Fook Hai Building, Levels 1 & 7). Visitors stand to win a cruise holiday, beauty treatments and more with any booking made, while stocks last.

Chan Brothers is also hosting a Worldwide Cruise Fair from Thursday to Oct 18, 11am to 8pm at Marina Square Level 2, Linkbridge Atrium (beside Muji). Admission is free and discounts include $1,500 off each cabin on a 12-day cruise to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies.

For inquiries, call 6438-8880.


Find out more about places to go in Malaysia at the Travel Malaysia 2015 Travel Fair from Friday to Oct 18 from 10am to 9pm at Hall 6A, Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre. Admission is free. For more information, go to

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 11, 2015, with the headline 'Concierge'. Subscribe