Concierge: Travel news and deals

Japan's Mount Fuji rising up behind the skyscrapers dotting the skyline of the Shinjuku area of Tokyo at sunset.
Japan's Mount Fuji rising up behind the skyscrapers dotting the skyline of the Shinjuku area of Tokyo at sunset. PHOTO: AFP


Luxury serviced residence Ascott Marunouchi in Tokyo is offering an opening promotion.

From now until June 28, room rates start at 35,000 yen (S$444) a night.

Complimentary daily breakfast will be provided and guests can choose a complimentary bottle of wine, late check-out or a voucher for their next stay.

The 130-apartment residence is located in the Marunouchi-Otemachi district in Tokyo and is surrounded by tourist attractions such as the Imperial Palace East Gardens and the famous Ginza shopping district. Apartment types range from studios to three-bedroom units.

After the promotional period, daily rates start at 37,000 yen. For more information, go to


SilkAir will be hosting a roadshow from tomorrow until April 16 at the atrium of Junction 8 mall.

Visitors can look out for discounted return fares to destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Langkawi and Vientiane. Fares start at $99.

Those who buy air tickets or package tours to Australia, China, India, the Maldives, Nepal or Sri Lanka at the roadshow will get a fixed airfare of $79 to selected destinations on their next booking with SilkAir.

Pioneer Generation cardholders who buy air tickets or travel packages may also upgrade to business class at a discounted rate of $189. This rate is valid only for flights to South-east Asian countries.

The roadshow is open from 11am to 9pm. Junction 8 is at 9 Bishan Place.


Tomorrow is the last day for Jetstar Asia's one-for-one deal.

The discount applies to every two passengers travelling together to 21 selected destinations. Each pair pays for one economy fare, but both travellers have to pay taxes and other miscellaneous fees.

One-way promotional fares for two passengers are $70 to Kuala Lumpur, $95 to Bangkok, $113 to Denpasar, Bali, and $153 to Taipei.

The promotion is valid for travel from July to December. Both passengers must be included in the same booking. For more information, go to

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 09, 2017, with the headline 'Concierge Travel news and deals'. Print Edition | Subscribe