Wouldn’t it be a crazy to just pick up and move to Bangkok? How about living on the islands of Phuket or countries even further like St. Lucia in the Caribbean? All this is and 190+ countries and cities around the world are available on accommodation rental website Airbnb. You may have heard of it before, but what is unique about Airbnb listings are how it offers travellers an opportunity to literally stay in a home away from home while catering to particular expectations. The renting process couldn’t be easier. I am a HUGE phonatic…meaning, I use my mobile like it is my PC. Luckily the Airbnb mobile app works just as seamlessly as the site itself. Since discovering Airbnb I have booked three locations to stay ranging from city central to exotic hideaways and I cannot wait!
Check out my wishlist on Airbnb. First on the list is Phuket! Doesn’t the picture just take your breath away?!?! Event the title itself “Private Rooftop Terrace with Private Pool“tantalise your senses and beckon a get-away?
After booking three locations you would think I am a bit of a connoisseur. The first location, Phuket, is a bit of a romantic get-away for me my partner Henry. It is our 4th anniversary and we decided to book an Airbnb instead of the usual star-worthy hotel to get some quality private time together. The comments left on the “Private Rooftop Terrace with Private Pool” give us convenient tips on the nearby restaurants, amenities, views, and the highlight, the beach and private pool.
The second location I booked in Bangkok is for a group of 10 girls for a bachelorette party!!!! For this occasion we chose a ‘4 Bedroom Luxury Apartment in Sukhumvit‘ so we girls could ALL stay together in one suite together. It is SO easy to book. If you are interested, simply the contact host to enquire if the dates are still available. DO NOT request to book straight off as you will need to make payment immediately (a mistake I made:). Usually if you put the dates you are staying in your search criteria will only bring up the accommodation for your preferences. I always chose an entire place to stay, but you can also look for private or shared rooms. See the price range below? Simply adjust the bar higher or lower to save time and tears.
Last but not least, my third Airbnb is in the gem of the Caribbean, St. Lucia is. Can you believe it? We found a cute place to stay for only S$93. After the exorbitant costs of flying to, quite possibly the furthest country in the world from Singapore, it was such a relief to choose an entire place to stay at under $100. In the future, if you want to get a discount on Airbnb sign up with this link at Airbnb on airbnb.com/livlo, you get S$35 off your next trip! After requesting to book you can always chat back and forth with any questions you may have to the host. They can always help book transport to-and-from the airport and set up any specifications you may require.
The ‘Morne Seaview Apartment‘ is perfect for an adventure in St. Lucia and I cannot wait until our stay! I will be updating more on my travels so come back for more to find out the WOW moments with Airbnb.
Muji Singapore just launched their online shop!!! To celebrate they are offering customers 10% on purchases totalling over $50 until March 31st. The best thing is that with Muji, you know you will get the best quality products designed with the customer in mind. It’s natural, simple, and now more convenient than ever to shop from home.
I personally am in love with their basic clothing. Especially in hot countries like Singapore, it’s important to wear real materials like cotton and linen that breathe and keep you cool. To check the latest collections look here and here. They frankly do not want to tell you what you need. They would rather keep it simple and usable. The Muji motto? [素の美 su-no-bi] Simple is beautiful.
All photographs are taken by Tawan Conchonnet for Muji Singapore
*Unfortunately the Singapore episode has been canceled. Still, Australia is worth a visit for this music festival!
Future Music Festival
is on another level. Their Sydney edition played for over 40,000 music lovers before moving on to another four cities in Australia providing food, drinks, sick beats, and wicked sets designed to give you, the festival goer, a chance to party on another level. The vibe is ecstatic. Expect to scream and laugh while grooving to tunes you love with both mates and strangers in unison. We are all fans of the experience in the end of the day.
Aside from the line up, look out for elements of #FMFA15 that make it unique.
CARNIVAL WITHIN A FESTIVAL – several carnival elements will be introduced to revellers including a Carousel, Bumper Car Ride, Gryospin Ride, Meteorite and Stage Dive!!!! Also there will be sections where partygoers can rest and recharge with hammocks and bean bags which will be located close to an extensive food village which will feature some of the best food from the country.
FOR A GREATER EXPERIENCE – PRIVATE CABANAS & THE FIRST CLASS ARENA – For those looking for an exclusive party experience, they could literally do so with the VVIP Private Cabanas going at SGD10,000 each for two days. These elevated cabanas apart from providing an aerial view of the festival 8 grounds and a fantastic view of the main stage comes with a 250 sq. ft. private area, access to the cabana for 15 people, private bars, private toilets and 4 bottles of liquor with mixers for both days.
In addition to this there will also be a VIP Lounge – The First Class Arena – which features an elevated terrace and lounge that overseas the Supernova and Future Live stages. VIP tickets are priced at SGD388. This VIP Lounge will act as a club within the festival and is indoors, air-conditioned, and also includes its own private toilets. Also there will be a variety of exclusive services in the VIP Lounge such as bottle service, foot massages and even food catering.
SUPERNOVA – THE MAIN STAGE – dubbed the Supernova Stage FMFA 2015 is multi-storey Supernova Stage will be one of the largest South East Asia has ever seen and is especially customised and built specifically for the festival. The stage includes never before seen pyrotechnics and visuals and extensive giant LED screens. Other stages include Cocoon, Future Dome and Foam – a -Rama.
For more information or to obtain updates on the festival, log on t
o: www.futuremusicfestival.asia or www.facebook.com/futuremusicasia . Follow FMFA also on Instagram and T witter: @FMFAsia
Future Music Festival Asia 2015 will be held at the 140,000 sq. metre Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore on 13 & 14 March 2015. Tickets to FMFA 2015 are available for purchase via www.futuremusicfestival.asia and are available in three categories:
Single Day – Day 1 Only (SGD148)
Weekend – Two-Day Pass (SGD208)
Tickets are also available for walk-in purchase at all SISTIC outlets in Singapore.
I have already got my tickets! SEE YOU THERE!
Update, 6.55PM, Sunday, 8 March 2015: The organisers of Future Music Festival Asia 2015 are saddened to announce that we have had to cancel the festival which was scheduled to be held this Friday and Saturday, March 13 & 14, at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore.
Full ticket refunds will now be made to all FMFA ticket buyers, details of which will be made available by Monday evening. We are also aware of the many fans overseas that have made travel arrangements into Singapore for the festival. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience you’ve been put through.
At the moment, we have also set up a care team to help answer your concerns directly. Our care team can be reached at email@example.com
.FMFA wishes to thank all artistes and event suppliers for their incredibly hard work and support during the last few days. To the fans, we thank you for your patience and support.