Couple of shots from The Fullerton Suite, 5 years ago

You would love these shots because it is so different now! The whole landscape of Singapore has changed in the last 5 years. See the cranes on the right? That's the beginning of the Marina Bay Sands. Taken from the Fullerton Suite balcony.

And this is our Champagne breakfast (or the part thereof)


Unique tour of Singapore

I have been in Travel industry for over 13 years before I changed my profession. Travel is my passion and so I am happy to share my knowledge with you.

Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is brimming with diversity, as well as an array of culture, language, arts and architecture.
Singapore is romantic, elegant and breathing with high spirit. This city can show you its modern glass and steel, and then it will capture your heart forever with its old bumboats and the last of the Kampungs (Malay style old settlements).
What Singapore is really about – warmth, enriching and unforgettable experience.
Let me take you on a very rare, uncommon adventure around one of my favourite cities in the world.
The program that I prepared for you makes Singapore experience wholesome and personal, drawing the allure from the breadth and richness of attractions many have grown to love here in Singapore.

8 days, 7 nights in Singapore

Plan: Arrival - Singapore city, past and present - Modern Gardens, Cloud Forest - East Coast Park, bicycles, walks and food  - Kampung villages - Backyard of Singapore, Ubin island by bumboats

What can be in the tour:
-         7 nights accommodation at The Fullerton Hotel, room of your choice
-         Transfers from and to the Airport
-         Breakfasts on the mornings of the Tour
-         Tours as described below, with all ticketing, guiding and transportation
-     Singapore Sling at Long Bar, Chilli Crab dinner, and late lunch after Ubin island
-         Your personal host for the group, all through the ‘on-the-ground’ journey

Not included in the tour:
-         International air fares
-         Any other meal expenses associated with the tour that are not listed above
-     Entries to Viewing Platforms at Marina Bay Sands or any other entry tickets not prescribed in the program
Day 1 Arrival.
Transfer to the Fullerton Hotel. Built in 1928, it used to be the General Post Office, Chamber of Commerce and the Singapore Club.  Once upon a time, the Fullerton Hotel protected the harbour.  On its rooftop stood the lighthouse, whose beacon safely guided ships into the harbour.  The restoration and conversion of this beautiful old building into a 400 room luxury hotel cost over $300 million.
Relax at the pool and enjoy the views of the river, the old Esplanade bridge, and the Old Government quarters.

Day 2 Modern Singapore
Wake up to the view of the Singapore Flyer and just in time for a scrumptious buffet breakfast with brilliant selection of hot food, fruit and baking.
We start our journey around Singapore from dazzling Marina Bay Waterfront. You will visit the amazing complex of Marina Bay Sands. People say that the boat on the top symbolises Singapore’s fishing village past. Others say, it’s a Dragon, sitting at the mouth of the sea, protecting the wealth of Singapore.
In the evening, before you retire to have a wonder of the city by yourself, we invite you to the city’s old bar, Raffles bar. You will be pleased with the relaxed atmosphere here: get a bowl of peanuts, sprinkle shells as you’re pleased, on the floor. Noone will even tell you off. Ah, and of course, this is the place to try the one and famous Singapore Sling cocktail, right where the recipe was born!

Day 3  The Gardens and the Local Spirit
The Gardens captures the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City with the perfect environment to live and work. It is just 5 minutes from your hotel.
Monet once referred to his garden as his most beautiful masterpiece. Singapore’s new icon, a 101-hectare horticultural attraction, certainly seems to be the nation’s most beautiful with more than 250 thousand rare plants in huge domed conservatories.
Enter the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world veiled in mist. A 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000-metres above sea level.
You will have a few hours free time in between the activities of the day.
Later on, we will spend the afternoon at the East Coast Park, doing what the locals do: rent a bicycle, or just enjoy the stroll along the waterfront park. We will finish the day with a delicious Chilli Crab meal and a refreshing local beer or sugar-cane juice at a very special foodcourt, right on the beach.

Day 4 Kampong and Kampong Glam
We are now getting closer to the real old Singapore culture. In Malay, the word "Kampung" means "village or settlement". It’s one of the two last surviving kampongs in the modern mainland of Singapore, Kampong Lorong Buangkok.  The kampong was built in 1956 and is still a privately owned piece of land.   This is one of not so many places in Singapore where you will see REAL life and see REAL smiles.
We then visit the Kampong Glam. The name originates from the Gelam Tree, which once grew abundantly in the area. In 1822, the land in Kampong Glam was officially allocated to the Malays and others in the Muslim community, including a small but successful community of Arab traders.

Day 5 Pulau Ubin – Away from the Big World
Pulau Ubin is in essence, the last of the 2 'kampong' (villages) in Singapore. A stroll through Ubin takes you back to Singapore in the 1960's with the simpler pleasures of life. The slow lane starts as soon as you join the queue for the bumboat at Changi. As you arrive, all cares are left behind.

Ubin is a great day trip spent walking or pedalling through rustic roads under swaying coconut palms, exploring shady trails in overgrown rubber plantations, checking out secluded beaches and flourishing mangroves. On Ubin, the air is fresher and sights and sounds so soothing to the soul.

Day 6 Wetlands and Kranji Farms
We relocate to the real wild world of this region.
The beautiful 130ha Reserve includes mangroves and freshwater wetlands.

The Reserve is a home to an amazing diversity of all sort of interesting plants and animals. Among the stars of the Reserve are a family of wild otters! The resident crocodile also results in some excitement. Lively monitor lizards abound, as do all manner of other wild creatures, like large lizards, herons and even some resident snakes. Don’t be afraid though: it is totally monitored and safe in the Park.
We then relocate to Kranji Countryside. You’ll see the lesser known side of Singapore, with a variety of different farms available for exploration. Learn about their farming practices, with farms for eggs, milk and fruits, and others that breed fish, dogs, goats and other animals.

Day 7 Free time
We’ve had a busy few days. Singapore is a large little city. You might have had a few more dream visit points in mind… Digest the information received over the last week, and visit the city – your way.

Day 8 Departure
We transfer you to the airport, saying “We will see you again” and knowing that a part of your heart will love Singapore, forever.

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Unique Aotearoa, New Zealand Tour 13 days

Kia Ora and welcome to Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud… 

This trip is concentrated on the beauty and people of New Zealand, most unique landscapes and accommodation.

Learning curve, throughout this travel, has its focus on re-setting your goals and values, becoming happier.
Even most New Zealanders regard it as "life-changing, bringing new emotions and experiences" (Ian and Marge Walker, Queenstown, New Zealand).

New Zealand’s scenery is breathtaking and dramatic, New Zealand is green and quiet – we all know that! But what makes this country, Aotearoa, really unique?

Kiwis! New Zealanders. Relaxed, easy going, yet very determined and successful nation.
Throughout this trip we will visit the best of the best, the most unique spots that not every New Zealander knows. We will meet local experts and simple people who will teach you to enjoy and love your life, from the heart.

This 13-days journey around Aotearoa offers you:
Kia Ora - Welcome in Maori
-          3 days in Auckland, the City of Sails – in-taking New Zealand spirit.
-          Tour briefing, meeting with all the group, talking about each other’s aims and hopes for the Adventure.
-          Getting familiar with the country and people. You will visit a historic Maungawhau volcano, 196 meters high with a 50 meter bowl-like crater, get onto a highest viewing platform in the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere
-          Visiting the most laid-back and artistic island of Waiheke, with some iconic vineyards
-          2 days in the Bay of Islands, where you will be amazed with the freedom and space of the 90-mile beach.
-          3 days in Rotorua/Taupo area, where you will enjoy the eye-opening half day workshop and
where you will be exposed to some mid-level extreme activities that require a good team spirit. Geyserland with nature’s awesome features also awaits you.
-          2 days in Christchurch, learning about ‘not giving up’ spirit of Canterbury people; see the city raise from the earthquake ashes.
-          2 days over in Kaikoura, joining a local family who will share over 800 years of unbroken Maori history and tradition. It’s a half day tour combining laughter, learning and storytelling with hands on activities like weaving. We will discover traditional uses of trees and plants as food and medicine and spiritual connections to the natural world.
-          We then return to Christchurch to reflect on the new findings discovered throughout this amazing journey, before spending the final night in the Land of Aotearoa. The last day in NZ will help you to re-establish your values in life, set your goals for the next few years to come.

-          Haere Ra (Good bye in Maori)

We travel by mini-busses and planes (Air New Zealand) throughout our Adventure. 
We stay at 4-5* unique accommodation that reflects New Zealand spirit.  

I am happy to assist you with booking your New Zealand trip, since I have been in the industry for over 13 years and every corner of New Zealand