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Beijing Holidays: 5 Tours To Help You Discover China’s Capital

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May 21 forbidden city beijing china sunset with view of bridge and canal

You may be aware that “Beijing” means “northern capital” in Mandarin. However, do you know how “Beijing” is pronounced? English speakers commonly say “Beizhing,” but there is a more accurate pronunciation: The “j” sound in Beijing is certainly closer to “jingle bells” than it is to “beige”…but pronounced properly, it sounds more like “dzj” — somewhat sharper than “j” and pronounced with the tip of the tongue in between your...

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Welcome to Perth: Why Perth is The Best Place to Visit in 2018

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May 15 swan river perth

Step aside, Melbourne and Sydney, because Australia has a “new capital of cool,” and it is none other than Perth. Of late, the Western Australian capital has found itself at the centre of much media attention, and the adulation is long overdue: as a thriving city, Perth has acquired the cultural substance to satiate any modern traveller. For outdoor adventurers, Perth will always remain a gateway to Western Australia, while...

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7 Fun Facts About Singapore Rugby 7s 2018

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April 23 venue of the singapore rugby 7s

The kick-offs for one of the most exciting and fast-paced games have begun. Come 28 and 29 April 2018, Singapore will be set to rock, ruck, and rumble, as the HSBC Rugby 7s rolls into town. Sixteen teams from across the globe will flock to Singapore for this event, along with rugby fanatics. For the uninitiated, Rugby 7s is played on a full-size pitch by teams of seven players. Unlike...

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The Best Things to See, Eat, and Buy in Suzhou

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April 9 suzhou city view

Trumpeted as the “Venice of the East” or “Paradise on Earth,” Suzhou—the city of classical gardens and historic waterways—is perfectly capable of lulling you into a silent reverie. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and you will find much evidence of urban vitality here. If you are planning your Suzhou holidays, read on for the best places to eat, shop, and discover the local way of life in this quaint Chinese...

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