A visit to the tulip festival in Canberra is included in Chan Brothers Travel tours to Australia.
A visit to the tulip festival in Canberra is included in Chan Brothers Travel tours to Australia.PHOTO: CHAN BROTHERS TRAVEL


Crowne Plaza Changi Airport was named World's Best Airport Hotel and Best Airport Hotel in Asia for the second consecutive year at the annual 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards in Cologne, Germany last Thursday. The 320-room hotel is set to expand with the addition of 243 rooms later this year.

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Chan Brothers Travel is holding its Eggs-Traordinary Travel Fair on Saturday at Suntec Singapore Exhibition Hall 404 from 11am to 9pm.

There are tours to Australia, which include ski holidays to Mt Buller, Victoria, and a tour of the tulip festival in Canberra, with starting prices below $1,000.

There is also a five-day package to Okinawa (free-and-easy option is available) that starts at $1,288. A special SilkAir charter flight to the Japanese island halves the travel time for travellers, who can enjoy the beaches and coral reefs and visit World War II sites.

Travellers who pay with a Citibank credit card will get up to $50 off for selected package tours and a limited-edition 24-inch piece of luggage with a $3,500 charge.

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Potato Head Family - the group behind Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak, Bali, and Potato Head Folk in Keong Saik Road in Singapore - is venturing into the hospitality business.

It is opening the Katamama hotel in Bali at the end of this month.

The 58-suite boutique hotel is located on one of the last open parcels of land in Seminyak, Bali's trendy ocean-front district.

Each suite features rare art and Balinese artisanal craftsmanship and has its own outdoor space in the form of a balcony, garden or private pool.

Showcasing the best of modern architecture influenced by Balinese handcraft, the design-centric hotel will also house the Akademi cocktail bar by award-winning British mixologist Dre Masso in the lobby and Spanish restaurant MoVida.

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Celebrate Mother's Day on board Voyages of the Seas with a four-day, three-night cruise to Kuala Lumpur organised by Star Cruises.

The Mother's Day offer starts at $409 a person, with 50 per cent off for the second passenger, and children cruise for free.

The cruise on South-east Asia's largest ship will take place from May 7 to 10 and passengers can enjoy amenities such as an ice-skating rink, mini golf course and rock-climbing wall.

The Mother's Day programme includes a Mother Beauty Contest, a special variety show and contest prizes up to $1,488.

For booking and information, call Citystate Cruises on 6222-9222 or e-mail

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 20, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe