Jetstar now flies to Hangzhou, China

Thanks to Jetstar’s new direct Singapore-Hangzhou route commencing Mar 22, getting to Shanghai—only a couple of hours by bus from Hangzhou airport—on a budget is now easier than ever. Not that you have to rush when you get there. Hangzhou’s famous West Lake might be overrun with tourists, but Dragon Well Manor (399 Longjing Rd., (86) 0571 8788-8777), which prides itself on using locally-sourced food, might just be the best restaurant in China. Return fares start at around $390. Log on to for more info.