To celebrate flying between Hong Kong and London for the 75th year, British Airways is hosting a competition for one lucky winner to indulge in a luxurious trip to London from April 27-May 1 for the biggest event in England this year, Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.
To win the competition, you have to answer the following question: Who would you most like to sit next to in British Airways’ First Class and why?
The winner will enjoy 2 BA First Class tickets to and from London and a 3 nights stay in a luxury room at The Langham, London.
Enjoy a 2-night stay at the Hyatt on the Bund in the vibrant city of Shanghai for CNY2,600, and get a complimentary CNY1,000 credit towards any of the hotel's restaurants, bar and spa. The offer lasts from April 24 through May 7.
Call + (86)21-6393-1234 or email email@example.com to reserve.
Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huang Pu Rd., Shanghai, www.shanghai.bund.hyatt.com
Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is opening the first all pool suite resort in Macau on May 11. Located in the heart of Cotai city, the resort houses 246 luxurious suites that features a private relaxation pools per room overlooking a city view. 10 pool villas, ranging from 450m² to 950m², are also available with their own gardens. The resort offers suites with their own spa treatment area as well.
Taipei's Big Six
Sure, just about everyone’s been to Taipei—and why wouldn’t you? A stone’s throw away from Chek Lap Kok, this kicking city has plenty to offer foodies, night owls and creative types alike. So next time you’re taking a weekend break in the ROC, be sure to check out our top six must-see destinations.
Just an hour’s flight from Hong Kong, Taipei has more hip happenings than you can shake a cup of bubble tea at.
Enjoy nightly rates of NT$5,950 until April 25 for a weekend getaway at the elegant Hotel Éclat Taipei during the International Flora Exposition.
Complimentary tickets to the flora expo are included along with breakfast, a welcome drink, 15 per cent dining discount voucher and complimentary mini-bar at the trendy boutique hotel in the Da-An district.
Planning to stay an extra night? A 50% discount is offered on the third night (available through June 30).
Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is opening mid March. Stylishly designed by Hong Kong award-winning architect, Antony Chan, this 32-storey boutique hotel is ideal for sophisticated travellers. The majority of their elegant guest rooms boast panoramic views of the Victoria Harbor.
Enjoy a scrumptious meal at the glo restaurant & lounge while you're there, this intimate restaurant offers a diversity of taste to satisfy worldwide travellers.
Play your part for the environment by supporting Chef Eugenio Iraci with his new menu prepared at low-carbon emission...which basically means food that is almost uncooked but still freakin' delicious.
Using only sustainable seafood and fresh organic ingredients, he serves dishes such as the 'sea scallop carpaccio with ginger and carrot emulsion' and 'veal tartar with gherkins, shallots, poached organic egg and black truffle vinaigrette' which are virtually uncooked with minimal or no gas or energy involved.
Available through the month of February.
Give It Some
What’s Valentine’s Day without a somethin’ somethin’ to commemorate it with? Here’s our pick of the coolest, most original gifts you’re likely to find in town.
I come from a grassroots family. My mother gave birth to five children in six years. My parents had a difficult time raising us.
I was not a shy child and I loved talking to people. In my report cards, teachers would always comment that I was a good student, but I talked too much.
In the 1970s, I finished school at form five. At that time, not many people could go to university. I had to find a job to ease the burden on my family.
Everybody in the travel industry has heard of Susanna Lau. At the age of 27, she became the general manager of Hong Thai Travel Services. In her 32-year tenure, she has helped it grow to become the biggest travel agency in Hong Kong. In August 2010, she decided to step down. Her last task, however, was to deal with the aftermath of the Manila hostage crisis, in which eight people were killed. She talks to Grace Tsoi about her career, the crisis and her current unemployment.