The Forest Suite at the Bisma Eight resort in Ubud, Bali.
The Forest Suite at the Bisma Eight resort in Ubud, Bali.PHOTO: BISMA EIGHT


Today is the last day of Chan Brothers Travel's Spring Around The World Sale. There are a dozen new itineraries, including a six-day tour of Japan's scenic Alpine route starting from $2,688 with up to $800 off for the second traveller.

Travellers who charge $3,500 or more in new bookings to their Citibank credit cards will receive a free limited-edition 24-inch trolley luggage while stocks last.

To book or for more information, call 6438-8880 or go to Chan Brothers Travel Powerhouse, Levels 1 and 7 Fook Hai Building, 150 South Bridge Road.


Celebrate the Year of the Monkey among the lush treetops and emerald jungle of Ubud, home to the famed Monkey Forest and Bisma Eight, a luxury retreat which blends Ubud's natural calm with contemporary design.

Guests can enjoy the heat-controlled infinity pool with panoramic views of the jungle and fresh produce from the hotel's organic farm and garden. They can pick their own vegetables for resident chefs to use in their meals.

A large Japanese-inspired cedarwood tub for soaks is a highlight in every room. Guests who book by Friday will save almost 20 per cent on rooms between Feb 6 and 9 in the Chinese New Year Early Bird Special of US$175++ (S$252) a night.

Book between Feb 1 and March 8 to reserve a Nyepi Holiday package, available for stays from March 8 to 10. The package includes a two-night stay in a Forest Suite, one dinner, lunch and afternoon treats for two and return airport transfers for US$480. There are no arrivals or departures on Nyepi (March 9), which is a day of silence and fasting and is a public holiday in Bali.

There is also a Honeymoon special, which includes a four-night stay in a Forest Suite (usually US$308++ a night), a romantic dinner with champagne, an afternoon treat, a 60-minute in-room massage for two, a Balinese instrument session and return airport transfers. The US$1,155 package must be booked by July 10 for stays between now and July 15 and from Sept 1 to Dec 20.

To book and for more information, go to


Today is the last day of Qatar Airways' Travel Festival, with discounts of up to 45 per cent, two-for-one tickets, family and group discounts and access to special deals on car rental and hotels.

The deals are available for more than 150 destinations for economy and business-class travel between Tuesday and Dec 15.

Travellers who book online via by the end of today will be entered into a lucky draw and stand a chance to win 150 prizes given out daily, including Qmiles, complimentary flights, upgrades and shopping vouchers.

For more information, go to festival.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 17, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe