Star Wars:Tomorrowland Takeover
Show your undying love for the galaxy far, far away at Star Wars:Tomorrowland Takeover. From Jun 11, Hong Kong Disneyland has transformed its Tomorrowland zone into a Jedi/Empire paradise, complete with a Hyperspace Mountain ride (formerly the Space Mountain) that immerses you in a battle between X-wing Starfighters and TIE fighters. Aspiring Jedi can do battle with Darth Vadar and then refuel at a cafe serving Star Wars-themed nosh. Tickets start from HK$539 (SGD95.75) for one day and HK$739 (SGD131.28) for two days. Book affordable flights to Hong Kong now!
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cinephiles and human rights advocates take note—the Freedom Film Fest 2016 will be showing at PJ Live Arts in Jaya One, Selangor from Aug 20-28. This year’s theme, “What Lies Beneath”, touches on pressing human rights and public interest issues, with the aim on shedding a deeper insight into these hot button topics. There will also be workshops and talks by international filmmakers and experts on social and documentary filmmaking, as well as an awards ceremony celebrating the best documentaries and short films. Book affordable flights to Kuala Lumpur now!
New South Wales, Australia
Tegan and Sara
Music lovers should not miss Splendour in the Grass, an outdoor cultural, arts and music festival with a set up similar to Lollapalooza and Coachella. Held from Jul 22-24 at North Byron Parklands in Yelgun (New South Wales), this event boasts an impressive line up of headliners such as The Cure, The Strokes, Sigur Ros, Tegan and Sara, and Band of Horses. It’s also where you can party to live electronic music at outdoor dance space The Tipi Forest, check out local and international world fusion acts and laugh out loud to standup performances by Australian comedians.
Prices range from AUD159 (SGD157.81) for a single day ticket to AUD375 (SGD372.19) for a three day ticket. Those planning to camp on the grounds have to purchase an additional five-night camping ticket at AUD$120 (SGD119.10) per person. Additional booking and transaction fees apply. Book affordable flights to Australia now!
Bangkok may have the famed Chatuchak market, but Phuket is not far behind with the new Chillva Market, a 10-minute drive from Phuket’s Old Town. The outdoor market on Yaowarad Road has two zones—a container market (open daily, 4-10pm), which houses shopping and food stalls in refurbished shipping containers and an open-air flea market with vendors selling local crafts, design products and food. Both sections feature a massive 300 stalls and if you’re feeling up to it, you can even get yourself a tattoo. Book affordable flights to Phuket now!
Photo credit: Keiichi Yasu
Visitors to the sprawling Akasaka Palace can now roam its hallowed halls during 150 days this year, through August. Previously only opened to the public for 10 days a year, the property was originally built in 1909 as the Imperial Palace for the Crown Prince. The 15,000 sq-meter National Treasure of Japan has the opulence of France’s Versailles, with lush gardens and Neo-Baroque interiors, making it a must-visit for interior design enthusiasts and history buffs. Book affordable flights to Tokyo now!
The nation’s former official capital draws visitors from all over for gorgeous attractions like the Shwedagon Paya and its colonial-era buildings. The fast-developing city has recently unveiled a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service, making it a lot easier to explore Yangon on foot. The system comprises three lines: Hyauk Kyant to Pyay, Kabar Aye to the city center and Hkaing Tharyar to Botahtaung Pagoda, and boasts a fleet of 120 buses that cover nearly 80 percent of the city. Ticket prices start at 300 kyat (SGD0.35) per person, and transit cards from 1,000-10,000 kyat (SGD1.17-11.69). Backpackers, rejoice! Book affordable flights to Yangon now!
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