Scoot boosts Thailand – Japan services

Singapore-based airline, Scoot, has introduced a daily flight to Tokyo, via Bangkok.

The route complements the airline’s existing daily service between Singapore and the Japanese capital via Taipei.

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Chief Commercial Officer, Leslie Thng, said the addition of the Bangkok route allows the airline to better serve “increasing demand for air travel between Thailand and Japan”

“At the same time, we are preparing for the launch of our three-times-weekly Singapore-Taipei-Sapporo services on October 1, which will bring our Japan network to three cities – Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo.”

Scoot is the low-cost, medium haul offshoot of Singapore Airlines and boasts an entire fleet of 787 Dreamliners.

For details of the airline’s new Singapore – Bankok – Tokyo route, check FlyScoot.com.

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See Singapore’s wings of colour

A remarkable multi-sensory attraction known as the ‘Wings of Time’ remains at the forefront of Singapore’s growing reputation as a state of colourful lights.

Set in an open sea village or Kampung off the island of Sentosa, ‘Wings of Time’ combines water jets, lasers, flame bursts, fireworks and a live cast.

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We watched from the beachside open-air gallery, which can hold up to 2,500 people and provides a perfect view.

The open ocean setting creates an extraordinary backdrop to showcase the show in all its colour and glory.

‘Wings of Time’ show is one of the many highlights of Sentosa Island, which is located about half a kilometre south of Singapore’s main population centre.

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Sentosa is said to host about 20 million visitors a year, most of whom visit attractions such as Imbiah Lookout; two golf courses; 14 hotels; the restored World War II guns at Fort Siloso; two casinos; the world’s biggest oceanarium; and the theme park, Universal Studios Singapore.

The island also has extensive areas of secondary rainforest and more than three kilometres of white sand beach.

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Some of the best views on the island can be found from the 37-metre Sentose Merlion, which boasts two viewing galleries.

Sentosa Island and the ‘Wings of Time’ show can be reached along a short causeway or by using a monorail or the Singapore cable car that runs from Mount Faber across Keppel Harbour to Imbiah Lookout.

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When it was opened in 1974, the cable car was the first aerial ropeway system in the world to span a harbour.

A convenient way of catching the cable car to Sentosa Island is to board as it passes through the central area of Singapore known as Harbourfront.

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Have a break in the Gulf of Thailand

There’s an eye-opening resort on one of Thailand’s most popular islands, Sumui.

Novotel Samui Resort is situated close to Samui shopping and nightlife areas – and only 10 minutes from the island’s international airport.

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Featuring 183 spacious beachfront and garden rooms, the Accor resort is the first Novotel on Samui Island, a premier destination in the Gulf of Thailand.

AccorHotels says the rooms have balconies, LCD Television and complimentary Wifi.

There are three restaurants; two pools; a spa; meeting room; and fitness centre.

Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia. said the  Novotel Samui Resort reinforced the company’s commitment to development in Southern Thailand.

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Mr Basset said the firm was proud to offers travellers an international four-star brand known for its spacious rooms, consistently high service standards, commitment to guest well-being and modern meeting rooms.

For additional information and reservations visit www.accorhotels.com email H9931@accor.com or call +(66) (0) 77 428 888.

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