Concierge: Our guide to travel deals and prices

The Zvartnots Cathedral (left) in Armenia.
The Zvartnots Cathedral (above) in Armenia.PHOTO: DYNASTY TRAVEL

Fish for a million dollars

Go fishing in Australia's Northern Territory in October and you could win a million dollars. The Northern Territory Government is organising a fishing campaign called Million Dollar Fish. Seventy-six barramundi will be tagged and released at multiple locations such as Willigi, Nhulunbuy and Bathurst Island.

Only one fish will net the catcher the million dollars. Those who catch the other 75 fish will each win $10,000. The first fishing season will run from Oct 1 to Feb 29 next year.

Entry to the competition is free and entrants must be aged 18 and above. Go to for details.

Cheaper rides to Bintan

Guests staying at Bintan Lagoon Resort enjoy a 17 per cent discount off its return direct ferry service to and from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal this month. The resort is offering a rate of $50 an adult (usual: $60). But the offer is not available from Friday to next Monday (the Jubilee Weekend) and Aug 21 to 23. A maximum of 10 guests is allowed for each booking.

E-mail or call 6223-3223 and quote SG50 Direct Ferry Promotion when making ferry arrangements. Go to for details.

Luxury homestays

Britain-based hospitality service onefinestay specialises in high-end luxury houses and apartments you can book for holidays in Paris, New York, London and Los Angeles.

There are different categories for the types of homes, such as those catering to families or in upscale neighbourhoods.

A one-bedroom apartment in Central Kensington can cost about US$455 (S$626) a night while a four-bedroom house in Santa Monica in Los Angeles costs about US$1,400 a night. Guests are provided with towels, toiletries and iPhones for local calls, among other extras.

Go to for more information.

New tour

Travel agency Dynasty Travel has rolled out a new 15-day Azerbaijan/Georgia & Armenia tour. The highlights include visiting The Walled City (Old Town of Baku) and Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, both in Azerbaijan; Gori in Georgia where Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was born and Zvartnots Cathedral in Armenia.

Prices start at $5,688 a person, excluding taxes and surcharges. The package is valid for travel from September to June next year. For inquiries and bookings, call 6532-3833 or e-mail

Deborah Lee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 02, 2015, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe