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  • South Korea's Seafood Paradise: Things to see and do around Jagalchi Market in Busan

    Approximately 4 hours ride from Seoul, you can reach the city of Busan. Being the second most populous city in Korea, there are so many things to see and do around Busan. Busan may or may not be in your itinerary when you are traveling to Korea. But if you happened to be there or finding a reason to visit Busan, then check out Jagalchi Market. There is more to it than just being a seafood market. And we are here to break it down for you.   Where is the Jagalchi Market? Image Credit: DO KIBOCK on Unsplash As mentioned earlier, Jalgalchi Market is located in Busan. Tucked in between two train stations, Nampo and Jagalchi Stations, it is only 5 minutes walk from either station. Nampo Station is just 2 stations away from Busan Station, thus making it accessible to get from Seoul via the Korea Train Express (KTX).   What is the Jagalchi Market? Image Credit: Daniel Bernard on Unsplash Being accessible to public transports makes Jagalchi Market a recommended place to visit when in Busan. It is the largest and oldest seafood market in South Korea, with huge varieties of fresh edible sea creatures. Apart from living seafood, you can also find dried ones. Jagalchi Market is notable for its five-story building. The outdoor section already gives you a glimpse of seafood available. The ground floor of the building is no different. Most people will purchase their seafood here and head one level up to get them prepared and cooked at any one of the restaurants. As Jagalchi Market is also located just a few walks away from Nampo-Dong Shopping District, your trip here will be worthwhile and fulfilling!   What to do and see around Jagalchi Market? Image Credit: Daniel Bernard on Unsplash Heading down to Jagalchi Market wouldn't limit yourself to only the seafood market itself. Some said that if you happened to visit Jagalchi Market, you would be able to experience what Nampo-Dong has to offer you. 1. (See)Food! Image Credit: Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash It is a waste to leave Jagalchi Market without trying any of the fresh seafood. It is a heaven for all seafood lovers. You can shop for any kind of seafood available at the ground level and bring them up to any restaurants on the second floor. The downside is that there are no Halal eateries available here. Please dine at your own discretion, ensuring that the dishes are not prepared with alcohol despite alcohol being served at premises.If Jagalchi Market happens to be the last location for the day, how about bringing the seafood haul home and savor it in your accommodation? Provided you have proper storage for it, I'm sure you can still enjoy them! Also, a plus point if your accommodation has a basic necessity for cooking your own meal.   2. Enjoy the Panoramic View around Jagalchi Market from the Observatory Deck Who would have thought that a seafood market would have an observatory deck? Located on the rooftop of the Jagalchi Market, the observatory deck, also known as the sky terrace, is free! All you need to do is to take the elevator to the top level and climb up the stairs. Enjoy the panoramic view of Nampo port and also, you can spot Busan Tower from the sky terrace.   3. Get Starstruck at BIFF Square Image Credit: Ryan Bodenstein, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons If you happened to alight at Jagalchi Station and take exit 7, you would be able to see BIFF Square. BIFF is short for Busan International Film Festival and you may have guessed it right. Similar to Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars and Hollywood's Walk of Fame, BIFF Square housed the handprints of famous celebrities. It is also the main venue for the BIFF event. This street has transformed from just 2 movie theaters to a shopping complex and leisure facilities.BIFF Square is also famous for its street food. As there is no known Halal street food available here, we wouldn't leave you starving from all the walking and exploring. There is an Indonesian restaurant called Bakso Bejo, and it is Muslim-Owned! If you have yet to settle your meal throughout the trip, you can savor on their Bakso and Nasi Goreng.Address: 4, Nampo-gil, Jung-gu, Busan   4. Stroll down Yongdusan Park Image Credit: Mobius6, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons "Yongdu" in English means Dragon's head, and Yongdusan mountain is named as such to protect the area from foreign sea invaders. It is one of the three famous mountains in Busan. Every nook of this park is picturesque, not only because of the symbolic Busan Tower. You can also find the statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, Bell of the Citizens, Dragon sculpture, and Flower Clock.Address: 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan   5. Shop till you drop at Gwangbokro Fashion Street As the name suggested, Gwangbokro Fashion Street is Busan's Myeong-Dong. It is easy to spot Gwangbokro Fashion Street from the entrance of Yongdusan Park. Stroll down its beautifully decorated streets and find clothing items and cosmetics, from bargained products to renowned brands. So, fill up your shopping bag and bring home some momento from Busan!Shops at Gwangbokro Fashion Street close until late at night so you would have the luxury of your time to stroll around and find things that you fancy. And if you happened to get hungry from all the walkings, head down to Warung Jaya Mba Tia, another Indonesian restaurant in the area. You will definitely get energized to continue your day!Address: 72-1, Gwangbok-dong, Jung-gu, Busan   6. All sorts of activities await you in the Lotte Department Store Image Credit: Photo by Walter Cheung on Unsplash You would be familiar with the Lotte Department Store when in Korea. Ranging from local brands to international luxury brands, you can find them all in the Lotte Department Store. But Lotte Department Store is not just limited to shopping. If the Myeong-Dong Branch has Star Avenue, the Gwangbok Branch has plenty to see too! Your trip to the Lotte Department Store wouldn't be a wasted trip!Not only the Gwangbokro Fashion Street caters to youth fashion, but the Gwangbok Branch is also the largest youth-oriented shopping complex. Being the first seaside department store in Korea, the surrounding scenery is stunning. Enjoy the view of the entire city of Busan from the Rooftop garden, which seems to be the largest in Korea too! If you happen to be here at the right time, you may be able to witness the lifting of Yeongdo-daegyo (bridge), allowing ships to pass between the south and north ports. You can also watch the World's largest musical fountain in the mall, as recorded in the Guinness World Records.   7. Explore the winding alleys of Gamcheon Cultural Village Image Credit: Valentin on Unsplash Just about 15 minutes bus ride from Jagalchi Market lies Gamcheon Cultural Village. Known as the Machu Picchu of Busan and the Santorini of South Korea, the Gamcheon Cultural Village is a neighborhood of colorful houses and quirky artworks. Either you are doing it for the 'gram or just appreciating the beauty, you will love every single photo spots in Gamcheon Cultural Village. It is also homed to cafes and small museums. The only thing you might need to brace for is the crowd. Also, as this is a residential area, do be respectful when visiting and exploring the area.Address: 203, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan   Jagalchi Market is open every day, from 8 am to 5 pm. If you want to experience the daily and local life of the vendors, you can head down by 5 am or 6 am to watch them set up the stalls. Address: 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan...

  • A Day-Trip to Malaysia's Bukit Tinggi

    Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic when we are not encouraged to travel out of the country for very long, a lot of us might consider taking a day-trip to shake away the boredom of staying at home or just going around the town. Located just an-hour-drive away from Kuala Lumpur or Genting Highlands, Berjaya Hills at Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia might be just the perfect travel destination for you and your family. Berjaya Hills has lots of breathtaking scenery and is suitable for those who are looking for inner peace while engaging with nature. Berjaya Hills is located 2,700 feet above sea level (you might want to bring your jacket along as the temperature can get pretty cold and windy, especially at night) and offers grand, European-style architecture, lush tropical forests, and majestic wildlife, all in the area of Colmar Tropicale Berjaya Hills Resort, managed by Berjaya Hotels & Resorts. This particular resort in Malaysia has 235 rooms & suites, 8 food & beverage lounges with food variety ranging from local & international cuisine to an authentic French fine dining restaurant, as well as interesting tourist attractions. During your day-trip, here are the attractions within Berjaya Hills which you might be interested in paying a visit:   Colmar Tropicale Image Credit: Kat Yeoh on Unsplash Opened in 2000, Colmar Tropicale was modeled after a 16th-century small town of Colmar, northeastern of Alsace, France. The resort also incorporates architectural designs and elements from ancient surrounding villages of Riquewihr, Turckheim, and Kaysersberg. This inspiration of a so-called “French village in Malaysia” was derived from the wish list of Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, who upon his visit to the region of Alsace was so impressed by the architecture that he decided that there should be one in Malaysia. The entrance fee is only RM12 for adults and RM8 for children aged between 4 and 12 (inclusive to the entrance fee of Japanese Village). The architecture and design are so nice that you can take some pictures of yourself and your family and friends at their instagrammable spots. You’ll feel like you are in France. PS: the place is also beautiful and instagrammable at night. Among the restaurants in the area, the most famous one is La Cigogne Restaurant serving halal French cuisine.   Japanese Village Image Credit: Conny Sandland, Some rights reserved  Here you can immerse yourself in the tranquil and serene ambiance of this Japanese Village. The relaxing gurgling sounds of the waterfalls and brooks will soothe you and melt away your troubles and the manicured Zen-inspiring gardens which encircle the Japanese Tea House, Ume Tatami Suite, and Tatami Spa is the perfect antidote for your weary soul. The spa is uniquely facilitated with onsen and furo (spa bathing) and the price of services ranges from RM260 nett to RM640 nett. In addition to that, you can experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony wearing a kimono to complete your Japanese experience.   Equestrian Image Credit: Colmar Tropicale Berjaya Hills Horse Trails is a registered Malaysian and British Riding Centre, sanctioned by the Malaysian Equine Council and managed by Professional International Coaches as well as experienced horse whisperers. You can try horse riding in the vast 16,000 acres of hills, valleys, rainforest, and open countryside (with spectacular scenery) with a cool refreshing highland climate. Accompanied by professionally trained leaders through various terrains, hills and forest, saddle up and gallop away with their selected fine horses. They have various breeds of horses including the popular Quarter horse, Australian stock, unique Arab-Draft Cross, Appaloosa, Standard Bred, Argentine Criollo and the special Palomino Sisters. This place has interesting horse-riding packages including Jungle Ride, Golf View Ride, Creek, and River Ride, and Picnic Ride. Jungle Ride is a ride in the tranquil setting of hills and mountains where you can enjoy the beauty of local flora and fauna. Golf View Ride takes you to a vantage point overlooking the Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club. You will be amazed by the spectacular views of this beautiful golf course and the countryside. Creek and River Ride is a more adventurous ride on which you can enjoy a ride along the bank of a secluded mountain stream and then ride across the waterway on your horse. Meanwhile, Picnic Ride is a relaxing ride with a picnic lunch specially prepared for you by their trail guides. For those of you who never tried horse-riding before or want to learn about horse-riding, you do not need to worry. They provide progressive horse-riding lessons, horse handling, and management courses given by instructors carefully guided by a professional coach and equestrian manager where you will be trained under the NCAS EA (Equestrian Australia) teaching methods.   Sports Image Credit: Berjaya Hills If you are a sports junkie, you might want to do some sports in the area. They have sporting venues for both indoor and outdoor sports such as golf courses, swimming pool, tennis court, gymnasium, bowling, snooker/billiards, squash courts, badminton courts, archery (indoor & outdoor), pool table, and futsal.   Adventure Park Image Credit: Colmar Tropicale For those of you who are up for some adventures, there are exciting activities you can do at the resort such as flying fox, canopy walk, paintball warfare, rock climbing, and high rope obstacle course. Their flying fox facility which has a combined zip line length of over 1 km will have you speeding down at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour, flying more than 100 meters above the tropical rainforest. You can try their canopy walk where you’ll be walking 15 meters above the ground from the flying fox take-off tower. When you continue your journey along the jungle trek, you can find their high rope obstacle suspended 5 meters above the ground. You can also have a paintball match with your friends amidst the natural jungle atmosphere at the park. If you want to do something more physically challenging, they also have facilities for rock climbing. You can either partake in speed climbing or just leisure climbing.   Rabbit Park Image Credit: Pahang Tourism This fun attraction is for you animal lovers and those of you bringing along your little ones. Your kids will love the 40 rabbits from various species that they house over at the park. Pet, cuddle, and feed these adorable rabbits while they freely roam within the area. They also have facilities on site including a small outdoor playground and indoor playpen, restrooms, and snacks & beverages for the visitors. Besides rabbits, they house other animals as well including guinea pigs, peacocks, and donkeys. If your children are too scared of the animals, there are drawing and painting classes for them to participate in to join in all the fun.   6D Motion Ride 6D Motion Adventure is an entertainment presentation system combining 3D film with physical effects that occur in the theatre in synchronization with the film. Here you can experience watching the shows in custom-built theatres with the effect of actual rain, snow, air bubbles, wind, strobe lights, and vibration. The seats will vibrate and move a few inches during the show and other common chair effects include air jets, water sprays, and leg ticklers. Talk about a fully immersive experience!  Please note that seats are limited and subject to a first come first serve basis.   Botanical Garden Image Credit: Berjaya Hills Located near the Japanese Village, the Botanical Gardens is a garden with a variety of exotic plants, flowers, trees, and herbs. Here you can find rare plants such as the Tiger Orchid which happens to be the largest orchid in Malaysia or if you are lucky, you might catch the legendary Rafflesia in full bloom.   How to get to Bukit Tinggi? Image Credit: Eric Ding on Unsplash Other than driving your own car, there’s a shuttle service from Berjaya Times Square in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur where tickets are priced at RM60 for adults and RM55 for children for a return journey (inclusive of entrance fee for Colmar Tropicale and Japanese Village). Alternatively, you can opt for hotel transfer services at Genting Highlands, KLIA, and Petaling Jaya....

  • 10 New Halal Food Places You Need to Try This Weekend

    1. Hajah Maimunah Mini Image Credit: Hjh Maimunah Restaurant & Catering on Facebook If you’re an east-sider who’s craving some good ol’ Nasi Padang and just can’t seem to bring yourself to beat the crowd at Hajah Maimunah’s OG outlets at Geylang Serai or Jalan Pisang, check out the all-new Hajah Maimunah Mini at Tampines Mall Kopitiam. Hold up, how cute is that name? Hajah Maimunah Mini. This is their second food court outlet with their first being at City Square Mall. If there’s one place we’d bring our overseas friends to when they’re in Singapore, it would definitely be Hajah Maimunah!  Their Tahu Telur will always be our favorite! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Address: Tampines Mall Kopitiam, #04-27/28/29 4 Tampines Central 5 Singapore 529510  Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm Daily   2. Straits Teppanyaki Image Credit: @thestraitsteppanyaki on Instagram Rumi Vibes Only. The Straits Teppanyaki has officially joined the hit and hip Kampong Glam district as of 22 October, 2020. The Japanese steakhouse-style restaurant takes up a notch on the dining experience with Teppanyaki table-style seats so diners will be involved in the cooking experience. The Straits  Teppanyaki features a menu of carefully curated fusion recipes taken from across Asia. Pair your meal for the night with the artisanal drinks from Rumi The Poets Cup and take in the night breeze at their rooftop bar. Take your pick from their three categories – The Dairy Collezione, The Mocktails, and The Frizantea. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Address: 16 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199437  Opening Hours: TBC (check @thestraitsteppanyaki or @rumithepoetscup respectively) Contact: +65 9150 4672   3. Suki-Suki Thai Hot Pot Image Credit: Suki Suki Thai Hotpot The Halal Thai Hotpot that was recently trending in Singapore, Suki-Suki Thai Hot Pot brings a fresh take on the whole Halal Hotpot to Muslims in Singapore. Suki-Suki Thai Hot Pot serves a number of Tom Yum variants, ingredients, and desserts which will definitely satisfy anyone's appetite. Even if you don't like spicy food, there is a broth for you! Good news! If you are looking to try this restaurant, Suki-Suki is having a promotion where the 4th person dines free!  Halal Status: Certified Halal Address: HomeTeamNS Khatib Club House, #01-01, 2 Yishun Walk Singapore, Singapore 767944 Opening Hours: 11AM to 3PM, 6PM to 10PM (Monday to Thursday) | 11AM to 10PM (Friday to Saturday) We checked out Suki Suki to see what the hype is all about! Read it on our blog "[New Halal-Certified!] Suki-Suki Thai Hot Pot At HomeTeamNS Khatib".   4. The Grunge Brunch @ (working title) Image Credit: Working Title on Facebook The one thing we’re looking forward to this weekend – The Grunge Brunch While we don’t know much about the new feast, we sure know that the (working title) will be launching it on the 31st October 2020. The Grunge Brunch will only be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM to 3PM Halal Status: Muslim-owned Address: 783 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198751 Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm (Sunday to Thursday) | 12PM to 11PM (Friday & Saturday)   5. The Fortune Cookie Image Credit: The Fortune Cookie on Facebook After the success of The Malayan Council, serving fusion Malay cuisine, The Fortune Cookie is next on your list.  The new restaurant serves Chinese cuisine with a twist. Each recipe is specially curated to give you an elevated dining experience like their Beef Ribs Bak Ku Teh and Char Kway Teow Kobe to name a few.  Don’t forget to grab a fortune cookie to complete your meal! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Address: 11 Bussorah St, Singapore 199432 Opening Hours: Daily: 11am to 11pm (Kitchen closes at 10:30pm)   6. Co-Op Image Credit: The Co-op on Facebook Whether you're an east sider or a west sider, Co-op has got you covered! With a branch in Tampines and Bukit Batok, Co-op brings your favorite foods from Arab Street, straight to the heartlands of Singapore. Halal Status: Halal Certified Address: The Co-op @ Bukit Batok2 Bukit Batok West Avenue 7, #01-07 A/B, HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, Singapore 659003 Opening Hours: 11AM to 10PM daily The Co-op @ Tampines1 Tampines Walk, #03-04, HomeTeamNS Tampines, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523 Opening Hours: 12PM to 10PM daily   7. Birdhaus By Project Warung Image Credit: Birdhaus by Project Warung on Facebook From the same team that brought you Burgs, Project Warung now brings you a whole lot of Chicken with their project Birdhaus. This newly opened fast food restaurant offers you Fried Chicken to Birdhaus Rice Geprek, there looks to be a whole lot to try over at Birdhaus by Project Warung. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Address: Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-40 Singapore, 151119 Opening Hours: 11.30AM to 9.30PM Daily   8. Gerill Bab Image Credit: Gerill Bab on Facebook If you're into Korean BBQ, then we have news for you. A newly certified Halal Korean Grilled Meat Ricebowls has entered the chat! Choose from Gerill Chicken, Gerill Beef, Gerill Garlic Butter Prawn, and more. Just the thought of meat on the grill makes us all longing for more! Halal Status: Halal Certified Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #B2-19 Ang Mo Kio, Singapore 569933 Opening Hours: 11AM to 9PM (Mondays to Sundays)   9. PerghChicks Image Credit: PerghChicks! on Facebook A new welcome addition to the Halal food scene in Singapore, PerghChicks offers all that BBQ chicken that we all miss from the bazaars. With a clever name like that and chicken wings that look that good, they're definitely worth a try! Halal Status: Muslim-Owned Address: Blk 414 Jurong West Street 42 (Tang Tea House) Jurong West, Singapore 640414 Opening Hours: 1PM to 9.45PM Daily   10. Farah Diana Steamboat & Grill Announcement! Farah Diana Steamboat & Grill, is opening in Kaki Bukit on 1 November 2020. This is their second outlet after their first at Changi. Check out the video we did below! Prices: Adult (S$25.90 nett) | Child (5 to 12 years old) (S$14.90 nett) Halal Status: Muslim-Owned  Address: Makan Empire 11 Kaki Bukit Road 4, Bartley Biz Centre, Singapore 417806 Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (3PM onwards, Last serving at 10.30PM)...

  • A Local's Guide: Top Things to do in Casablanca, Morocco

    Casablanca, the beating heart of the Kingdom of Morocco, a city too majestic to go unnoticed by any traveler seeking a profound Moroccan experience. Once called Casa Branca by the Portuguese, Casablanca is as charming as its name may suggest. Casablanca is the largest city-port in Morocco, located on the Atlantic ocean coast, representing Morocco’s industrial power. Here are the best things to do in Casablanca!   Visit the King Hassan II Mosque! Image Credit: Hans-Jürgen Weinhardt on Unsplash Beyond any doubt, Hassan II mosque, one of the largest mosques on earth, is Casablanca’s most spectacular landmark; it is the pride and joy of the Moroccan people as Muslims. Built on the ocean itself with a minaret that extends out above the clouds, this sacred structure stirs spirituality and admiration of flawless architecture and craftsmanship. There is certainly a religious symbolic reference to God’s throne being over the water as mentioned in the Quran. The interior of the mosque is a splendid manifestation of the remarkable Moroccan artisanship known worldwide: Moroccan zellij tilework paving the walls and pillars, hand-made wood carvings, mosaics, and meticulously sculptured marble. Such dedication in work is the witness of a strong attachment to the Islamic religion. Visiting King Hassan II mosque is certainly one of the best things to do in Casablanca!     Experience a unique culture in Casablanca! Image Credit: Wei Pan on Unsplash One of the best things to do in the city of Casablanca is to experience its lively and unique culture rooted in the Islamic tradition. Although characterized by the modern urban lifestyle, Casablanca has a traditional feeling to it. The architecture is a blend of the French Art Deco style and the medina’s Riyads and ancient mosques. There are plenty of restaurants and the food is simply very delicious! Tajine and Couscous are probably names you have heard of, now is your chance to savor these exotic delicacies.   Image Credit: Annie Spratt on Unsplash In Morocco, all food is halal! Visiting markets like the Marché Central and Morocco Mall is a satisfactory adventure. Of course, you can buy anything in Casablanca! Take time to check the traditional Moroccan clothing styles: djellaba and caftan are unique garments! If you seek adventure, do not hesitate to get lost in the streets of the medina and perhaps meet some of the locals and treat yourself to a nice cup of Moroccan mint tea in one of many budget-friendly cafés and restaurants, why not visit the famous Rick’s café, a reminiscent of the classic 1942 movie ‘Casablanca’. Hotels in Casablanca offer a wide range of accommodations and vacation ideas for couples and honeymooners. In organized excursions, you can take a short journey to one of Morocco’s imperial cities: El Jadida, home of the famous Portuguese cistern and the Fortress of Mazagan.   Visit the Moroccan Hammam: One of the best things to do in Casablanca! Image Credit: Annie Spratt on Unsplash The Moroccan Hammam or spa is a unique destination for those who seek healthy relaxation. Hammams are places for cleaning, massage, and healing. They are mostly low-priced but depending on your budget, you may be tempted to try out a high-quality hammam.   Ain Diab beach: A romantic destination in Casablanca! Image Credit: Youssef Bouhsini on Unsplash Visiting Ain Diab beach is one of the best things to do in Casablanca. The beach has many cafés where families come to enjoy food and the air of the ocean in the summertime. Not so far from this beach is the beautiful beach of Mohammedia. Young travelers come to enjoy some of the most beautiful sunset sceneries. That’s not all! There are so many more things to do in Casablanca. Whether you are a young enthusiastic adventurous traveler or seeking a diverse cultural experience, Casablanca is your destination! It is no surprise that the name Casablanca has become synonymous with Morocco, for this city is the gateway to Morocco and the perfect destination for YOU!...

  • Travel News Wrap: 19 October Week

    Singapore Airlines relaunches the World’s Longest Flight Image Credit: Isaac Struna on Unsplash From 9 November 2020, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will operate from Changi Airport to JFK International Airport in New York. SQ23 and SQ24 will fly thrice a week on this route, both ways. Due to the demand for flights to New York, this resumption of flights to JFK International Airport will help with a mix of passenger and cargo traffic. Flying the A350-900, this route will replace the Singapore-Newark route that was suspended due to the climate of the global pandemic. Currently, SIA is operating non-stop services to Los Angeles, USA.    Traveling to Thailand is now possible for Singaporeans Image Credit: Dan Freeman on Unsplash Traveling to Thailand for Singaporeans have been made possible again with the recent developments in Thailand. However, this border-reopening comes with certain conditions that must be met in order to enter Thailand. Since October 7, Thailand requires a Special Tourist Visa (STV) for anyone to enter their country.  Similar to earlier reports, Singaporean residents will have to meet strict conditions in order to be eligible for entry to Thailand. You can view these conditions here. Some of the conditions that have to be met are that visitors must stay in Thailand for a minimum of 90 days and must not have any criminal record either in Thailand or Singapore. Additionally, visitors must also only fly with Singapore Airlines in order to gain access to the country. Please refer to the Thai Embassy’s website for more details.   Germany-Singapore Green Lane Arrangement Image Credit: Håkon Sataøen on Unsplash As announced in a joint press statement, Germany and Singapore have recently agreed to set up a Reciprocal Green Lane for essential business and official travel. Similar to the other existing reciprocal green lanes, visitors traveling under this arrangement will have to abide by the COVID-19 safety measures which have been agreed on by both countries. The decision of this announcement came as both countries have shared that they are planning to use the green lane as a model for similar arrangements between Singapore and the European Union in the future. The details of the arrangement have not been released yet, at the time of writing. Please check with the respective authorities for more details.   Australia is currently in talks with Singapore, Japan, and Korea Image Credit: Paul Carmona on Unsplash In other news, Australia has also been busy with the establishment of their own travel arrangements. Recently, Australia is in talks with Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and the South Pacific nations on the reopening of travel. This development came after a steady decline in infections since early August. The countries selected for this have been limited to countries that have been performing well on the health front, according to the authorities in Australia. It has been reported that the arrangement to resume travel between Australia and the countries in question will help businesses on both sides of the arrangement. Currently, no dates have been set for the launch of the travel agreement. Please refer to the respective authorities for more details. Singapore Tourism Board (STB) partners with Airbnb Experiences Image Credit: Zhu Hongzhi on Unsplash Virtual Tourism has been the talk of the town in recent times. Now, the Singapore Tourism Board is partnering with Airbnb Experiences to promote Singapore with the help of Virtual Tourism. The partnership will offer a range of online experiences that are said to be “one-fo-a-kind activities designed and hosted by locals” to the global audience. These Virtual Trips experiences will include cooking sessions with locals, guided museum tours, and dance classes, a virtual visit to The Intan (Peranakan home museum), and a sustainability-themed tour of the Cloud Forest in Gardens by the Bay amongst others.   United Kingdom Quarantine List Update Image Credit: Eva Dang on Unsplash Some recent changes have been made to the United Kingdom’s travel corridor list.  Escaping the cold winter has is now a reality with the addition of Spain’s Canary Islands, The Maldives, Denmark, and Mykonos being added to the ‘safe’ destinations list. Travelers will not be required to be quarantined upon their return to the UK from these locations from the morning of Sunday, 25 October. However, there are still some safety requirements that have to be met in order for travelers from the UK to enter these destinations, except for Mykonos. Please refer to the respective authorities for more information on the safety requirements of traveling...



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    Wow did u actually go there it so pretty and amazing