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Oil prices steady as coronavirus-related demand concerns weigh - Reuters

Oil prices steady as coronavirus-related demand concerns weigh - Reuters:Oil prices were little changed on Monday as concerns of falling fuel demand caused by the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China were offset by expectations that output cuts from major producers will tighten crude supply.Brent crude LCOc1 was at $57.27 a barrel, down 5 cents by 0754 GMT after rising 5.2% last week, the biggest weekly gain since September 2019.U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 rose 3 c...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Singapore, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Fading Hope for Emergency OPEC+ Meeting Caps Oil’s Advance - Bloomberg

Fading Hope for Emergency OPEC+ Meeting Caps Oil’s Advance - Bloomberg:Oil was steady after the biggest weekly gain since September as hopes for an OPEC+ emergency meeting on the virus faded, while investors assessed Chinese stimulus measures to soften the outbreak’s economic impact.While Saudi Arabia hasn’t given up on its push for the gathering this month, OPEC and its allies are likely to stick with a scheduled meeting in March after Russia balked at the idea. China, Hong Kong and Singapore h...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Singapore, Opec, Beijing, Hubei, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, China Hong Kong, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OPEC Meeting Caps Oil, Advance Bloomberg


Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia

A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countr...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, Bali, Australia, China, Singapore, Uncategorized, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, Phnom Penh, Guam, Holland America Line


Why This Thai Event Never Stop Impress Us

Why This Thai Event Never Stop Impress Us We recently visited Singha Park Balloon Fiesta in Chiang Rai and it is getting bigger and better. While many events in Malaysia and Singapore is either postponed or cancelled, it didn’t stop the annual International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Singha Park Thailand. While most travellers are thinking whether it is safe to travel to Thailand, the Singha Park Balloon Fiesta 2020 never stop impress us by having one of the biggest events in Thailand despite ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Singapore, Events, Thailand, Malaysia, Headline, Bangkok, Others, Thailand - Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Suan Tung Lae Khom Chiang Rai Park, ` Khon, Singha Park Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Singha Park, Mae Korn Amphoe Chiang Rai


Singapore: the perfect halal-friendly escape in the heart of the city

Singapore has become a popular holiday destination for many all around the world. Not only is it home to a beautiful culture, friendly faces, and delicious Singaporean cuisines, but it’s also full of luxuries and relaxing getaways perfect for Muslim couples, families, and travellers looking to unwind. Complete with various world-class attractions, halal-friendly hotels, and […] The post Singapore: the perfect halal-friendly escape in the heart of the city appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Singapore, Accommodation, Regions


The most remote train journeys

Train travel has a fresh spotlight on the tourism stage thanks to movements in slow and sustainable travel. One of our greenest choices, trains make us nomads back on the ground level. It’s a strange, meditative speed with ample time to process and daydream. Trains also allow us to roam where roads don’t go and gaze on things planes don’t see. These epic train adventures epitomize this spirit, giving us the best of both journey and destination. 1. Trans-Siberian Railway — Russia, Mongolia, a...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, China, Trains, Russia, Singapore, Africa, Toronto, Thailand, Beijing, Malaysia, Moscow


Best local ski resorts near Zurich

Zurich, the financial capital of Switzerland, is home to world-class universities, multinational companies, and hip neighborhoods. The city has a lot going on, but during winter weekends, many Zurich residents leave town to hit the slopes. The Swiss Alps are home to many resorts, both big and not so big. Some you may have heard of — and many probably not. From this picturesque little city, it’s crazy easy to explore a huge variety of places loved by both locals and international visitors. We...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, California, Singapore, Davos, Skiing, Switzerland, Alps, North America, Ski Resorts, Zurich, Arosa, Andermatt, All, Klosters


What is the Wim Hofmethod

I look down to see that my toes are a striking shade of vermilion. Upon closer inspection, my feet, legs, and the rest of my body, all the way to my shoulders, match the color of my toes. I’m in nothing but my soaked bathing suit and my woolen hat dancing to an upbeat tune, and after about one minute of a fun-filled, ungraceful jig, I can feel my body getting warmer. The 12 people similarly shaking it on Que Caliente beside me must be heating up again, too — everybody has a huge smile on thei...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, US, Netflix, Czech Republic, South Africa, Poland, Tanzania, Crossfit, Gwyneth Paltrow, Grace, All, Mount Kilimanjaro, JEFFREY, Jeffery, Wim Hof


Notes on Bengaluru (The Garden City) – Old city mayhem, transport apps, and fancy airports

Bengaluru is the third largest city in India, located in the middle of the Deccan Plateau in South India. I was in Bengaluru on the way to somewhere else. I visited Bengaluru in 2007 during my first trip to India, so I would have preferred to visit a new city. 13 years between visits is long enough to warrant a revisit, so instead of flying straight through I made a stopover here. With a population of over 10 million people Bengaluru qualifies as a megacity, and that qualifies me to have anoth...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, Australia, Singapore, India, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Vietnam, Madrid, Lonely Planet, Bengaluru, Bangalore, Travel Blog, Kolkata


The Airbus MAVERIC aircraft’s unique design helps reduce drag while providing more cabin space

Before we address the Airbus MAVERIC’s unique blended-wing form, let’s take a minute to appreciate Airbus’s abbreviation skills and the fact that MAVERIC stands for Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls.Unveiled at this year’s Singapore Air Show, the Airbus MAVERIC features an almost singular form where the main body and wings blend into each other, rather than being visually distinct forms. This blended-wing design, according to Airbus, significantly he...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Singapore, Automotive, Airbus, Airplane, Jean Brice Dumont, Blended-wing Body, BWB, MAVERIC


Aila confirmed to head DHHL, first person in Hawaii is quarantined in coronavirus prevention, bill would prohibit Red Hill fuel tanks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coffee beans on drying floor in Ka'u ©2020 All Hawaii News all rights reserved Hawaii Lawmakers Are Showing A Little Love For Kona Coffee. A bill that would require coffee labeled with a Hawaiian name contain at least 50% Hawaii-grown beans has so far faced no opposition. Civil Beat.Aila confirmed as head of DHHL. William Aila won confirmation as chairman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on Monday by a 21-3 vote of the state Senate. He will serve through Dec. 21, 2022. Star-Advert...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, China, Singapore, Fbi, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Pearl Harbor, North Shore, Waikiki, James Comey, Kauai, Maui, Hubei


Singapore braces for plunge in visitor arrivals this yearSingapore braces for plunge in visitor arrivals this year

STB chief predicts a decline of up to 30 percent
Tags: Travel, Singapore, STB


Travel News: February 7, 2020

Reservations for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Open Late 2020 Travel PulseThe official Disney Parks Blog has just revealed that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, scheduled to open at Walt Disney World in Florida in 2021, will start accepting reservations later this year. The details on specific dates and pricing have yet to emerge, but fans can register online to receive email updates as new details become available. South Africa Airways chops routes but keeps U.S. service Travel...
Tags: Travel, Florida, London, Australia, China, Singapore, Beijing, Amsterdam, Brussels, Walt Disney World, News And Deals, Accra Ghana, Disney Parks Blog, South Africa Airways, Travel Weekly South African Airways, Johannesburg New York


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UPDATED: Airlines canceling China flights over Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

As we've been blogging here at Boing Boing, the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, and airlines have begun suspending flights to and from China, where most confirmed cases are located. • As of Friday, 11AM Eastern time, the Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak has killed more than 200 people and infected an estimated 10,000. • On Friday, the U.S. issued a travel warning telling Americans to stay out of China. • The Chinese government replied by calling the U.S. 'mean' for the travel adviso...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Post, Business, Japan, News, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Turkey, Public Health, Beijing, United States


Eight nights in Singapore Part 1

Happy New Years Eve We all got MMR shots and new passports. It's time for a 17hr flight with a 9monthold This will be Ys first international trip. I researched about baby jetlag and longhaul flights. I guess the bottom line is to bri
Tags: Travel, Singapore, MMR


25 Best Cities to Visit in Asia

Not only the largest continent on Earth but the most populous too, Asia is home to some of the most astounding and alluring cities in the world. The sheer variety and diversity means that each city has its own unique look, feel, and identity, with something new to discover wherever you go. While some are
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Jerusalem, Earth, Culture, Mumbai, Hong-kong


Over 4 Million Malaysians Visit Thailand in 2019

Over 4 Million Malaysians Visit Thailand in 2019 This could be another new record for the number of Malaysians visiting Thailand in 2019. According to Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand, they projected 4.16 million Malaysian tourists visiting Thailand in 2019. This is up 3.65% from 4 million Malaysian tourists recorded in 2018 and 3.35 million Malaysian tourists in 2017. For other ASEAN countries, the projected tourist arrival from Singapore is 1.05 million (-1.22%), Vietnam is 1.04 mill...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Headline, Bangkok, Asean, Chiang Rai


Kuching to Singapore

While Kuching was a bit of a bust when it came to wildlife it was also full of pleasant surprises. It is the capital city of Sarawak which in turn is a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. The city is built beside the Sarawak River and has a wide walk
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, Sarawak River


Dog-friendly hotels around the world

Dogs are part of the family, and as that group dynamic has evolved, it’s only natural that our vacationing style has too. More of us are traveling with pets, and to meet this demand, hotels around the world are not only catering to this market, but they’re also creating a whole new genre of doggy-lux. Embroidered blankets at Le Meurice in Paris, designer leashes and collars at London’s exclusive Rosewood Hotel, and an entire VIP dog floor at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco have raised the bar in...
Tags: Travel, London, Germany, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Austria, United States, Paris, Sydney, San Diego, Salvador Dalí, Montreal, Pineapple, NICK, Botanic Gardens




Two more Chinese cities on lockdownTwo more Chinese cities on lockdown

New cases confirmed in Singapore and Vietnam
Tags: Travel, Singapore


California Raisins Evening with Chef Emmanuel Stroobant

California Raisins Evening with Chef Emmanuel Stroobant Happy Chinese New Year everyone! A few weeks ago, the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) ushered in the auspicious new year with a sweet repertoire of specially-crafted delicious recipes using California Raisins at the Samplings On the Fourteen Restaurant at Berjaya University College this evening with Michelin 2 Starred Celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant. Chef Emmanuel Stroobant needs no introduction as the Belgian’s 2-st...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Food, Asia, California, Singapore, Events, RAC, Malaysia, Michelin, Richard, Headline, Bangkok, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Asian Food Channel


Singapore dental success and on to Ao Nang

So after a terrible nights sleep counting the hours until the first dentist opened and making plans B C and D possibly involving superglue I was all packed up and in the foyer of Central 2 10 minutes before 9am. It was unanticipatedly raining when I
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Ao Nang


Ya Kun Kaya Toast Opens in KLIA

Ya Kun Kaya Toast Opens in KLIA Remember we blogged about why so many shops closed at KLIA last year? They were revamping their retail spaces and they open more food and beverages outlets this year. Some of the notable ones are Costa Coffee, Din by Din Tai Fung and Ya Kun Kaya Toast at the Departure Level of KLIA. Ya Kun Kaya Toast is a popular restaurant in Singapore and it is popular for their drinks and toasts. In short, they have similar concept to our Old Town White Coffee ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Singapore, Malaysia, Airport, Headline, Klia, Din Tai Fung, Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Old Town White Coffee, Kun Kaya Toast Opens, KLIA Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Kun Kaya Toast, Ya Kun Toast, Ya Kun Toast Singapore, Kuala Lumpur International Airport Durian Puff


London to Singapore and dental woes

Plan for 2020 London Singapore KrabiAoNang Ko Lanta Ko Muk Ko Lipe Langkawi meet Gill back in Singapore Melaka KL Penang Singapore and home.Time to be off again having hung on until November to see if I got any work didnt
Tags: Travel, London, Singapore, Gill, Singapore Melaka KL Penang Singapore


Hyflux’s Suitor Says ‘Willing to Walk Away’ From Embattled Firm - Bloomberg

Hyflux’s Suitor Says ‘Willing to Walk Away’ From Embattled Firm - Bloomberg:A Middle Eastern suitor for Hyflux Ltd. said it is willing to walk away from a deal with the embattled water treatment company, after a little-known firm made an offer for the utility’s debt.The development is an added complication in Singapore’s highest-profile restructuring case, which has left some 34,000 retail investors in the lurch, with few signs of a resolution emerging after more than 18 months. Hyflux is separa...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Hyflux, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hyflux Ltd, Utico FZC, Aqua Munda Pte


The new Bangkok metro to Chinatown and the Old City, and future old city metro plans

Bangkok is slowly but surely building out its metro railway system to help ease its infamous traffic problems. In July 2019 the western extension of the MRT Blue Line opened, making it the first railway of any kind in the Bangkok old city area. The extension is from Hua Lamphong (the main railway station), through Chinatown, Rattanakosin (the old city), and then under the river to western side of Bangkok. The Blue Line has now been extended and is a circle line (or more like a lopsided b or q ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Tokyo, Bangkok, Little India, Chinatown, Travel Blog, Metro, Old City, Khao San Road, MRT, Sukhumvit, Siam Square


How Street Food is the Ultimate Travel Guide: 50 Favorite Street Food Dishes

Food and travel, one of life’s great experience intersections. Although we enjoy our share of refined cuisine and elaborate meals at restaurants, it’s often our street food quests around the world — raw on-the-ground journeys that convey authenticity — that yield some of life’s most revealing moments and enlighten us in unexpected ways. Here are our 50 favorite street food dishes from around the world. Food generally serves as a natural gateway to a more profound understanding of cultu...
Tags: Travel, Food, Bali, Australia, Mexico, China, Berlin, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Iran, Ukraine, Uganda, Colombia, Thailand, Hungary


Singapore 2019 1

Lyn and I arrived here on Christmas Eve at around 5.00pm. Met by Pip at Changi Airport after an initial flight leaving from Wellington at 6.55am to Sydney a 3 hour transit then the flight to Singapore by QANTAS. Uneventful and not too bad as both flights
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Sydney, Qantas, PIP, Wellington, Changi Airport, Lyn



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