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IHCL and GIC Create a RS. 4000 Cr. / USD 600 Million Platform To Acquire Hotel Assets

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia's largest hospitality company, today announced a strategic partnership with Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, GIC for an investment Platform to the tune of Rs. 4000 crores or USD 600 million over a period of three years. This Platform will be used to acquire fully operational hotels in the Luxury, Upper Upscale and Upscale segments in India.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, GIC, Indian Hotels Company Limited IHCL South Asia, IHCL

Google raises concerns about Singapore’s fake news law

Google has highlighted that Singapore’s fake news law will hurt innovation and growth of the “digital information ecosystem”, adding that the intensity of the debate over the law has highlighted the need for a full and transparent public consultation. The law allows ministers,... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Legal, News, Singapore, Policy, Regulation, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Freedom Of Expression, Fake News, Singapore Fake News Law

Plant-based pioneers in Singapore

As plant based options become the norm on menus around the world it truly is an exciting time to be vegan. Gone are the days when we would have to sustain ourselves with dishes that lacked creativity, taste and nutrition. Now we can dine at the finest restaurants and stay in luxurious hotels safe in […] The post Plant-based pioneers in Singapore appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Restaurants, Singapore, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany

What is curry and the differences

Curry isn’t actually a spice. Granted, in America, we’re used to strolling up to the spice aisle and picking between a few different jars of curry powder. Or, for the more adventurous, going to the local farmers market and picking between two dozen different curry “blends.” Yet curry on its own isn’t an actual spice but rather a mix of spices. And if you associate curry with India, well, curry powder doesn’t exist either. “Back home, we don’t have anything called curry powder; that doesn’t ex...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, UK, England, China, Singapore, India, America, Thailand, Malaysia, Norway, Jamaica, Caribbean, Curry, Guyana

How Singapore hires, pays, promotes and fires its bureaucrats – extract from NC Saxena’s book

The fine Indian bureaucrat NC Saxena shared his 2011 book yesterday that is also publicly available: Virtuous Cycles: The Singapore Public Service and National Development To me the answers to four questions determine whether a bureaucracy is high-performing or junk. Here are the answers in NC’s words: Appointment, promotion, discipline, and the public Service commission […]
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Public Policy, Saxena, NC Saxena, Singapore Public Service

#UAE's Utico submits binding offer to invest in Singapore's Hyflux: CEO - Reuters

UAE's Utico submits binding offer to invest in Singapore's Hyflux: CEO - Reuters:Utico FZC has submitted a binding offer to invest S$400 million ($294 million) in Singapore’s indebted water treatment firm Hyflux Ltd, the chief executive of the United Arab Emirates-based utility said on Sunday.Utico had submitted a non-binding letter of intent this month to invest in the Singaporean firm.Utico would provide working capital and any urgent interim funding to Hyflux as part of the offer, Richard Men...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Hyflux, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hyflux Ltd, Utico, Richard Menezes, Utico FZC

Singapore’s fake news law passes; correction and content removal orders will be directed at tech companies, says law minister; Lowdown of the Fake News Act

After an intense two-day debate, Singapore’s parliament yesterday passed the anti-fake news bill despite concerns surrounding free speech and abuse of power, reports The Straits Times. The Protection of Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill gives Singapore’s government powers, without... ...
Tags: Travel, Legal, News, Government, Singapore, Policy, Regulation, Freedom Of Speech, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Fake News

Oaky to Spur Growth in Asian Market with Launch of Singapore Office

After a strong start to 2019, Oaky announces the opening of their Singapore office for July. The goal is to create a hub from which the Dutch company can further broaden its reach in the Asian market and offer localized service for their rapidly growing customer base. Leading the new office will be industry expert Ms Vijesh Yoganathan.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Launch of Singapore Office

Property Slowdown Beckons as Next Risk for Emerging Markets - Bloomberg

Property Slowdown Beckons as Next Risk for Emerging Markets - Bloomberg:As growth worries and trade war jitters threaten to spoil any rebound for emerging markets in 2019, property markets are shaping up as a critical element to monitor for further signs of gloom.Some developing economies from Thailand to Dubai and Brazil are facing double-digit real estate sales declines on the back of weakening domestic growth. Developed countries already have shown some of the pain -- including Australia, the...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Singapore, Bloomberg, Thailand, Dubai, Switzerland, Brazil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bank of Singapore Ltd, Todd Schubert

5 Ways Indie Travel Has Changed — And Stayed The Same — Since 1999

Twenty years ago, when I set off on my first multi-month vagabonding trip around Asia, I noticed that a lot of the backpackers I met – cool indie travelers from places like Denmark and Tasmania and Oregon – were fixated with the notion of what travel must have been like in the 1970s. Indeed, as enjoyable as Thailand and India and Japan were in 1999, there was this sense that we had missed out on an earlier, purer era of travel some two decades before – a time before the advent of dial-up Interne...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Featured, Bali, Indonesia, Oregon, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Netflix, Thailand, Nepal, Middle East, Antarctica, Denmark

Alibaba-backed facial recognition startup Megvii raises $750 million

One of China’s most ambitious artificial intelligence startups Megvii, more commonly known for its facial recognition brand Face++, announced Wednesday that it has raised $750 million in a Series D funding round. Founded by three graduates from the prestigious Tsinghua University in China, the eight-year-old company specializes in applying its computer vision solutions to a range of use cases such as public security and mobile payment. It competes with its fast-growing Chinese peers, includin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Technology, China, Face, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, US, Bloomberg, Artificial Intelligence, Thailand, United States

Top 10 things to do in Singapore

The Garden City. The food capital of Asia. The New York of the East. With names like these it’s no surprise that Singapore is one of the Far East’s most popular cruise destinations. Here are our top ten things to see and do in Asia’s Lion City. Singapore Flyer & Marina Bay Views across the […] The post Top 10 things to do in Singapore appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, New York, Singapore, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel, Garden City, Far East, Lion City Singapore Flyer Marina Bay Views

Messe Berlin (Singapore) launches first MICE Show Asia 2019 to focus on APAC’s burgeoning MICE sector

Messe Berlin (Singapore), one of the world's leading trade fair companies, announced that it will be organising the inaugural MICE Show Asia 2019 in Singapore. The 3-day business-to-business travel trade show will take place from 16 - 18 October 2019 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. MICE Show Asia is under ITB Asia's umbrella of events.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, APAC, Messe Berlin Singapore, Marina Bay Sands MICE Show Asia

Round the World in Retirement

Ask new retirees about their plans, and you will almost always hear, “I want to travel.” But more and more, “I want to travel” is changing. Not all retirees are going the stereotypical “travel around the country in an RV” route. Many are thinking bigger and jumping into the long-term travel game. That’s what my husband and I decided to do when we retired. We sold our house, our cars, most of our belongings, and left town on a trip around the world. After a lifetime of working, retirement should ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Europe, Featured, Singapore, Los Angeles, Qatar, Munich, United States, Sydney, Dubai, Athens, Ethiopia, Slovenia, Tokyo, Denmark

All That & Dim Sum: The Gardens by Lotus, Darling Harbour

The Chinese Gardens of Friendship is the location of one of the newest Chinese restaurant in Sydney. At the Gardens by Lotus during the day you can eat dim sum but at night the menu is a more comprehensive affair. There is charcoal grilled wagyu beef, Singapore chilli crab and lion head dumplings along with serene views of the gardens.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Sydney, Lotus, Gardens, Lotus Darling Harbour, Chinese Gardens of Friendship

Singapore may build raft housing

Singapore is small , but it certainly crams a ton of people into its borders. Over 5.6 million people live inside 259.5 square miles, the nation is struggling to manage its ever-increasing population. To expand the amount of land available and give room to grow to its population, the country had previously created land by dumping large quantities of imported sand in its coastal waters. This practice, however, has sparked environmental concerns, causing Singapore to search for alternative metho...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Israel, All, Ocean Engineering, Housing Solutions, Floating Rafts, Raft Housing, Singapore Housing, Singapore Overpopulation, Netherlands Hong Kong

Hyflux in Talks With Middle East's Utico for S$400 Million Funds - Bloomberg

Hyflux in Talks With Middle East's Utico for S$400 Million Funds - Bloomberg:Singapore’s Hyflux Ltd., the water and power company battling for survival, said it is in talks with Middle Eastern utility Utico FZC about securing S$400 million ($294 million) of funds, disclosing the identity of the potential investor after receiving a non-binding letter of intent.Hyflux’s legal and financial advisers are in discussions with Utico on the details of the investment, with a view to set them out in a bin...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Bloomberg, Middle East, Hyflux, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hyflux Ltd, Utico, Utico FZC

Extracts from a superb article on Singapore – must read this snippet

I’ve written an article on the Singapore model for TOI which is expected to be published in a few weeks. Then, while researching some other issues, I came across this which I’m extracting. A brilliant article in The Economist written in 2011. Go East, young bureaucrat   – Emerging Asia can teach the West a […]
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Public Policy

Spotlight on... hotels in Asia-Pacific | By Alisa Voitika

Filmed at the inaugural Direct Booking Summit in Singapore, the series explores challenges that hoteliers in Australia, Indonesia and Thailand expect in 2019.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Australia Indonesia, Alisa Voitika

7 Unusual Tourist Places to Visit in Singapore- The Island City

The Republic of Singapore, is a city of the future, often referenced to as the smartest city in the world, due to its technological and economic prowess. Home to some of the tallest architectural marvels, luxurious restaurants, and extravagant shopping malls, Singapore is also blessed with beautiful and scenic islands. Plan a family trip to scintillating Singapore and use flight coupons and save on Makemytrip bookings. The glitz and glamour of the city are on full display at the ‘Gardens By Th...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Singapore, New Zealand, Universal Studios, Marina Bay Sands, Koi, Clarke Quay, Kranji, Republic of Singapore, Ferrari California, Straits of Johor, Jurong, Haw Par Villa, Aw Boon Haw, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

Where I’m At: May, 2019 – Nha Trang edition

Greetings from Nha Trang and another edition of Where I’m At – my monthly summary of where I’ve been and other site news. I’m in Nha Trang as I booked a cheap international flight from here, and I’m about to embark on a RTW trip. I’m often a month behind on this blog, so follow along on Instagram for live updates. Where I’ve Been Bangkok The month began in Bangkok where I had just been to a railway conference collecting leads and information for my Southeast Asia railway guide. I was goi...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Paris, Bangkok, Changi, Pahang, Kelantan, Kl, Phnom Penh, Where I'm At, Saigon, Changi Airport, Nha Trang

5 Cycling Trails You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

Cycling is an exciting outdoor activity. It provides people with several physical and mental health benefits. It also allows you to meet other people and explore other places as well. While cycling, you’ll be able to pass through places that awaken your curiosity or take your breath away. Have you ever made a travel bucket list of cycling trails or routes? Here are some of the most beautiful cycling trails you must add to your travel bucket list. Track 15 in Singapore According to TimeOut , Tr...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Australia, Montana, Singapore, Cnn, Amsterdam, Heineken, Holland, Torquay, Victoria, Banff, Victoria Australia, Quebec Canada, St Jerome, Canada USA

Why South East Asia Travelling is All About the Food

Southeast Asia is a paradise. Backpackers will find there all they seek: nature, culture and the third super factor: delicious food for incredibly low prices. The amazing adventure of discovering scents and colours radiating from endless Asian dishes has been attracting travellers from all over the world for ages. Are you going to Asia soon? Do you like celebrating meals? Get inspired by this overview of the most striking Asian dishes. Indonesia The Rendang This dish is made from a hefty pie...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Little India, Chinatown, Singapore Singapore, MMM, West Sumatra, Malaysia Malaysia, India Every

How Can India Increase its Share of Inbound Leisure? | By Manav Thadani

India received over 10 million international tourists (excl. NRIs) in 2017, but how in association with CAPA India many of them travelled for leisure? Based on an in-depth research and analysis by CAPA, it turns out that only 2.5-3 million tourists visit India each year for the purpose of a holiday, with the USA and UK contributing a major chunk of the total (Figure 1). For a country this size, which has rich and diverse tourist offerings, the figure is dismally low. To offer some perspec...
Tags: Travel, Usa, UK, Singapore, India, Thailand, Capa, CAPA India, Manav Thadani

Happy 10th Birthday to LA BELLA LINGUA!

Whether you're a parent or an author, your first born always remains close to your heart. This month marks a landmark birthday for my first book on Italy and its culture: LA BELLA LINGUA: My Love Affair with Italian, the World’s Most Enchanting Language. My publisher is celebrating with a not-to-be-missed offer: a digital copy for just $1.99 — less than the price of, well, almost everything —downloadable here or at other online book retailers until May 5. A book that keeps selling long after pu...
Tags: Travel, New York, Australia, La, Singapore, South Africa, New York Times, Paris, Italy, Sydney, Vancouver, Florence, Leonardo, United States Canada, Dianne Hales, LA BELLA LINGUA

Getting the train in the troubled deep south of Thailand

As a frequent traveller to Thailand I’m familiar with the troubles of the deep south of Thailand, where many countries have advisories to not travel there. As part of my Southeast Asia railway project I took a train through the southern provinces. This is my trip report and what to expect. What this isn’t is advice if you should go through there yourself. Thailand to Malaysia by train There are two ways to get from Thailand to Malaysia by train, both of which go via Hat Yai. The most popula...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Northern Ireland, West Coast, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Penang, Buddhist, Pattani, Southern Thailand, Yala

Going Off the Beaten Path in Singapore

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Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Active Travel

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 19 April 2019

UIC Acquires Marina Mandarin Singapore and Part of Marina Square Complex for SGD675.3 Million, Heeton-led Consortium Acquires Crowne Plaza London Kensington Hotel for SGD148.9 Million, HPL Acquires Weligama Bay Marriott Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Unveils New Look with Multimillion-dollar Refurbishment, YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport Opens.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, UIC, Marina Square, London Kensington Hotel, Weligama Bay Marriott Resort, Sri Lanka Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Kuala Lumpur Style Hokkien Noodle at Malaysian Food Street Sentosa

There is a huge difference between Singapore’s Hokkien Noodle and Kuala Lumpur’s Hokkien Noodle. Singapore’s Hokkien Noodle is soup based and the taste comes with the prawn broth while Kuala Lumpur’s Hokkien Noodle is dry, sweet and flavourful using thick yellow noodles. We have tasted a few Kuala Lumpur style Hokkien Noodle in Singapore and the best so far is from Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa. ( = || []).push({}); As we we...
Tags: Travel, Food, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Headline, Singapore Food, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Tetsuya Wakuda, Lau Pa, KTM Railway Tanjong Pagar, Food Republic Vivo City Singapore, Chef Yonemura Resorts World Sentosa Review, Kuala Lumpur Style Hokkien Noodle, Malaysian Food Street Sentosa, Hokkien Noodle, Hokkien Noodle Singapore

A Dispassionate Commentary on the Notre Dame Fire

The huge blaze at Notre Dame dominated the evening skyline in Paris on Monday. Social media erupted in a frenzy of virtue-signaling this week, with people who wouldn’t normally be seen dead in a church professing their absolute utter grief at the Notre Dame fire in Paris.People who have visited France once, and seen the cathedral only from the outside while on a lunchtime river cruise along the Seine are now boasting about being inconsolable and feeling that something inside them died.  And so o...
Tags: Travel, Apple, London, France, Singapore, Church, Current Affairs, Paris, Dubai, Strasbourg, Jesus, Bangkok, Notre Dame, Seine, Destination, Versailles

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