Buy tickets to overseas attractions at Changi Recommends, Mr & Mrs Smith sale and more

Alila Ubud.


Changi Recommends, a subsidiary of Changi Airport Group, now offers advance purchase of tickets for overseas attractions.

By pre-purchasing tickets at the Changi Recommends website or at one of its five booths at Changi Airport, travellers can skip ticket queues and receive discounts of up to 40 per cent for popular attractions such as Ocean Park, Madame Tussauds and The Peak Tram in Hong Kong, as well as Everland and Lotte World in South Korea.

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Boutique hotel expert Mr & Mrs Smith is offering 25 per cent or more off a selection of hotels booked through its website by July 30, for stays till Sept 30.

For instance, guests will receive 25 per cent off three-night stays at the Alex Hotel (, located in the heart of Perth's Cultural Centre and the trendy Northbridge neighbourhood.

Three-night stays at the Lyall Hotel and Spa ( in Melbourne's exclusive South Yarra neighbourhood will also be at 25 per cent off, while three-night stays at the hill-top resort of Alila Ubud in Bali are at 30 per cent off.

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts has a new Family Offer, where families will receive a second room for their children at 50 per cent off the best available rate (breakfast is included), at its hotels in Paris, Istanbul and Makkah Palace, Saudi Arabia.

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris also offers the Le Petit Royal children's programme, which includes child-friendly in-room amenities. For details, go to


On Oct 23, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will start non-stop flights between Singapore and San Francisco and add a second daily service to Los Angeles.

The airline flies to San Francisco twice a day, with one flight via Hong Kong and the other via Seoul. With the launch of the direct flight, the flight from Seoul's Incheon Airport will be re-routed to Los Angeles, adding to SIA's current daily service to Los Angeles via Tokyo's Narita Airport.

The 13,600km journey between Singapore and San Francisco will take between 14 hours 35 minutes and 17 hours 45 minutes, depending on the direction and time of year. It will be the longest flight in SIA's network until 2018, when the airline will relaunch direct flights between Singapore and both Los Angeles and New York.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 19, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe