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Sky-on-57 Experience

At 9:26pm, I stepped unto the 57th Floor of the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore; where Sky-on-57 is located. This is the same floor as the famed SkyPark except that you will need to pay S$50 to enter SkyPark (free for hotel guests). Entrance to Sky-on-57 is free but in order to have a meal there, you will need to book in advance — way in advance. I chatted with the manager and was told that the restaurant is fully booked for the next 2 weeks.

I had a seating in the open area overlooking Singapore’s Business District — ordered a few drinks — and watched the light shows. The sight was just amazing. Gaze in front and you see the CBD; to the left, the Marina Bay Financial Centre; and to the right, the Esplanade and beyond.

This is an excellent place to have a group of close friends and business associates gather together. The setting is casual and relaxed thus encouraging the patrons’ eyes to be fixed onto Singapore’s night lights and the skyline.


Budget Airlines From Seoul To Jeju Island

If there’s anyone of you wanting to book some cheap flights from Seoul to Jeju Island, you can do so on:

  1. Jeju Air –
  2. Hansung Airlines –

Note that both websites are in Korean and I am unable to find any English translations. Also note that both airlines flies from Gimpo Airport to Jeju International. Only Hansung flies from Cheongju Airport to Jeju International.

To get from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport, you have a choice of bus or train.  Both takes about the same time (40 mins) unless the traffic slows the bus down.

Good luck in your quest. I’m taking out my Korean dictionary ;)

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Past Charm of Greek’s Rhodes

If you have not already known, Greek’s Rhodes is an island with a very rich history.  It’s old city of Rhodes is today’s World Heritage Site; you don’t get a lot of cities being declared heritage sites.  Today, Rhodes is bustling with international tourists, who is enjoying her offerings; sunny gravel beaches for a sun tan, Filerimos Hills for medieval chapel/monastery, Kamiros for ancient ruins, Valley of the Butterflies for moth viewing and many other attractions.  Travelling to and hotels in Rhodes are relatively cheap (according to WikiTravel) which may be the reason for flocking tourists.

Rhodes Collosus

In the past, the Colossus of Rhodes stood at a towering 30 meters, making it the tallest statue in the world at that time. The statue was built after the Greek god Helios by the Rhodians to celebrate their victory over a city siege.  The Colossus of Rhodes was made of marble, iron and bronze.  It stood tall for 54 years until it was destroyed by an earthquake in 226BC.

Just like the artist impression above, the Statue of Liberty is based roughly on what engineers imagined the Colossus of Rhodes to be.  It was also thought that the great statue was placed at the breakwater.  If the statue stood where it was today, I really wouldn’t mind taking a short break to fly in, check into one of the Rhodes hotels, take a boat, row right under the statue and look up. :D

Today, the Colossus of Rhodes is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and an engineering marvel.  What’s left of the ancient Rhodian world is awaiting your visit to the Greek island.  To experience the Rhodian hospitality, fly to Greece and check yourself into a Rhodes accomodation either through a homestay programme or a simple bed & breakfast.


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