Cassia Bintan: Nice Apartment Stay During Marathon Getaway

Breathtaking view - Cassia Bintan
Breathtaking view from the balcony - Cassia Bintan

Practically everyone I know in Singapore has been to Bintan Island. My turn was a few weeks back when I took a quick escape from busy ‘little red dot’ to enjoy a quieter ‘bigger dot’ situated in the Indonesian Riau archipelago.  Racing in Mandiri Bintan Marathon (happened in that weekend) was simply an excuse forRead more

Marriott South Beach: Luxe Hip With Heritage Flair

My experiences with any 5 stars hotel chain stay are dependent upon the type/size of the room, service received across the board, quality of facilities, the exterior, interior, and location. But beyond these factors, other elements can make any stay special. In the case of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, I inclined towards theRead more

Magical MesaStila – A Javanese Royal Retreat?

What a view while sipping a cuppa

When a friendly chauffeur greeted at the airport at an early crack of dawn, it was just a sign the holiday will be a wonderful one. Between munching on complimentary snacks and short shut-eye in about 1.5 hours journey, the vehicle made its final turn into a long driveway where the discovery of MesaStila ResortRead more

Powerscourt – Wellness Retreat in Garden of Ireland

Crescent shaped Palladian design

“Good luck with Ireland’s weather’” said bunch of British friends after dinner at Pax in Dubai as we hugged each other goodbye to end the night. “Sure will be alright’” I replied.  A week spent at one of the most beautiful place on Ireland in County Wicklow has been one of the best rejuvenating break SOTG ever had. The green countryside andRead more