Concierge: Travel news and deals

The Changi Airport Group's overseas Wi-Fi rental service, ChangiWiFi, can now be used in Russia (left), one of 13 new destinations on its global Wi-Fi network.
The Changi Airport Group's overseas Wi-Fi rental service, ChangiWiFi, can now be used in Russia (above), one of 13 new destinations on its global Wi-Fi network.PHOTO: CHANGI RECOMMENDS


Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be showing its new cabin products, housed in two customised trucks, at locations across Singapore until May 30.

On display are the airline's new suites and business-class seats in its Airbus A380 fleet, as well as its new business-class seats on its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet.

The trucks will be at VivoCity today and tomorrow. They will then head to Ocean Financial Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday, Tanjong Pagar Centre on Thursday and Friday, and Ion Orchard on Saturday and Sunday. They will also be at Fusionopolis on May 28 and Suntec City on May 29 and 30.

Viewing is open from noon to 8pm on weekdays and public holidays, and 11am to 10pm on weekends.

At the venues, members of the public can join a Spin & Win game to bag exclusive SIA collectibles and stand a chance to win a pair of A380 business-class tickets to Sydney and a pair of 787-10 Dreamliner business-class tickets to Osaka.

Until May 30, those who apply for the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer credit card at the product showcases will get an SIA umbrella and $50 worth of CapitaVouchers upon their first spend on the card. Terms and conditions apply.

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Changi Recommends, a one-stop travel concierge under the Changi Airport Group, has expanded its global Wi-Fi network to 13 new destinations - New Zealand, Cambodia, Laos, Russia, India, Brazil, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Puerto Rico and South Africa.

This means that its overseas Wi-Fi rental service, ChangiWiFi, is now available in 60 countries in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the United States, Africa and the Middle East.

The rental rates for the new destinations range from $8 a day in Cambodia and Sri Lanka to $14 a day for South Africa, Egypt and Morocco.

An ongoing promotion lets customers who rent the device for a minimum of four days enjoy two days of free rental (includes the day of collection), with the promo code FOC2WIFI. It is valid for travel by Sept 30. Terms and conditions apply.

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The Residence Mauritius, a luxury resort which is part of international bespoke hospitality company Cenizaro, has two new packages.

The first is an afternoon tea delight package, which includes a 30 per cent discount on spa treatments, complimentary access to the gym, sauna and hammam (Turkish bath) and a set menu lunch at the resort's The Dining Room restaurant. It costs 4,000 Mauritian rupees (S$155) a person.

The Friday night indulgences package, priced at 3,200 Mauritian rupees a person, comes with a welcome cocktail on arrival, a dinner buffet at The Dining Room and 25 per cent off beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) before 11pm.

The packages exclude accommodation and are valid only with stays at the resort. For more information, go to

Benson Ang

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Concierge: Travel news and deals'. Print Edition | Subscribe