Monthly Archives: October 2013

All About Singapore

44810Situated in the heart of South East Asia, this tiny island nation blends the technological advancements of the modern world, with a rich a history, colorful multicultural heritage, and is easy to understand why it is the world’s most famous and most popular destination.

This relatively new country is now the leading center of commerce and is the 5th busiest port in the entire world and Singapore is the world’s fourth-leading financial centre. One of Southeast Asia’s most developed and most beautiful cities, Singapore has a lot to offer. This could make choices difficult. Hence, Flight Courtier brings you the best of Singapore.

Marina Bay
Marina-Bay-Sands-Hotel_2Marina Bay is a highly visited area in Singapore, by locals and visitors. It has numerous high-end residential, commercial spaces and vibrant entertainment activities. The neighborhood is home to the legendary Merlion and ‘The Durian’ theater. Marina Bay is home to the world’s largest Casino with over 500 tables and over 2,300 slot machines. On top of the Marina Bay Sands is the infamous infinity pool. On top of the three towers, 55 stories above ground, the pool looks like a surf board. 150 meter infinity pool is one of world’s highest and has panoramic views of the city.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens
singapore_botanic_gardens_photo_stbThe Singapore Botanic Gardens were established in 1859 and while other historic sites in Singapore were tore down for new high rises, the Botanic Gardens survived. The city’s oldest national park occupies 183 acres of land, right in the heart of the island. The Botanic Gardens opens at 5 a.m. and closes at midnight. it’s free, but you do need to pay admission fee to the National Orchid Garden. It’s home to more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids and it spectacular to see. There are dozens of themed gardens in the park. Regardless if you want to learn about plans on a guided tour, smell the flowers, or enjoy the space, Botanic Gardens is a must.

Chinatown is one of the nicest districts that you’ll find in Singapore and certainly a historic oasis in the middle of this growing, modern city. The buildings that line the street are being preserved to capture their 100 year history. The streets are filled with temples, craft shops, stalls and restaurants for 2 square kilometers. Singapore’s excellent subway makes Chinatown extremely assessable, from any point. Chinatown is a mecca for food lovers and the streets are lined with food stalls after another, selling Singapore’s most popular local dishes.

Sentosa Island
This small island getaway is popular with locals and tourists alike, as there is something for everyone. The Underwater World aquarium is the main attraction with walk through tunnels to view all sorts of underwater creators such as sharks, piranhas and eels. Asia’s tallest observation tower is located on Sentosa Island, Tiger Sky Tower. At 131 meters, it offers amazing views over Singapore and beyond. Visit the former British naval base of Port Siloso, for a more cultural experience. Also, there is Universal Studios.

Singapore Zoo
orang_singapore_zooThis is another tourist attraction in Singapore and it’s easy to understand why. The Singapore Zoo is home to thousands of rare animals and this is what gives Singapore’s zoo it’s uniqueness. The zoo has a different concept than most. All animals live in their natural habitat, with open cages and all other animals, which makes this zoo experience quite authentic. You can also enjoy the Night Safari.

Boat Quay and Clarke Quary
Boat Quay and Clarke Quay are filled with restaurants, pubs and clubs. The atmosphere is lively with a nice mix of the group. At any time, you can see young business executives who just got off work, locals, tourists, or even couples who want to enjoy a romantic dinner.

All About Paris, France

france Whether it’s the Eiffel Tower, the Grands Boulevards, or Louvre, Paris leaves an impression on everyone. Paris is full of spectacular scenery and has the most stunningly beautiful urban landscapes in the world. The French capital or ‘the city of cities’ as Victor Hugo said, has been growing and changing for over 2,000 years and is rich in history.

Paris is situated on the River Seine, in northern France, with a population of 2,153,600 with in the administrative districts, but another 9.92 million is added if one includes the Paris unité urbaine. It’s one of the leading world business and cultural centers. The Paris Region hosts 36 of the Fortune Global 500 companies in several business districts and also international organizations, such as UNESCO. Paris is also the leading influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts .

France is divided into six regions and each has their own beauty, charm, and attractions. The beautiful French Alps, Loire Valley, Brittany, and the seductive Mediterranean coastline. Despite all the charm and magic France has to offer, Paris is a mandatory stop for visitors, considering all of its landmarks, monuments, museums, art galleries, night life, and fine dining.

Whether found in Michelin-starred restaurants or small bistros, French cuisine is the undoubtedly the best in the world, and has become a major attraction. Service in France is friendly and professional across the board. Even though France is by far not the cheapest European country to visit, but it offers quality and value, especially in the food and wine industry. A wide range of accommodation can be found, from luxury resorts to self-catering cottages.

One of the beauties of a French holiday is that, it’s comparatively easy to get around, even in remote districts. Given the variety of things to do and see in France, a holiday can be anything. Whether for sightseeing, shopping, and playing in Paris to sunbathing on a Southern beach, no one could ever be disappointed.