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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Mesmerizing Holidays with Your Family in Singapore

Singapore may well have been designed to suit visiting families. Safe, friendly and compact, hi-tech yet exotic, the country is easy to get around and filled with attractions. A great option for kids of every age and plenty of activity and shopping to keep the adults busy, Singapore ranks high in our list of family breaks.

  • The Culture of Singapore:

Singapore is one of the most developed places in South East Asia and a place you should see once every 3 years because Singapore is rapidly changing every 3 years because of the infrastructure development over there. There is also a real estate boom in Singapore which means a lot of people are now migrating to Singapore and the Asian Population has favored Singapore as a travel destination despite it not being cost effective.
Poetically Lee Kuan Yew ruled Singapore for 3 decades and is the founding fathers of Modern Singapore. The spoken languages in Singapore include Malay, Chinese, Tamil and Mandarin. Some of the major religions of Singapore include Buddhism, Christainity, Islam and a few Hindus and Atheists.

  • Food:  

 You will find all types of cuisine in Singapore .You will find the best local cuisine at the local eateries and joints.

  • Activities:  

 On the whole, activities in Singapore are not that expensive. Some, like the Singapore Botanical Gardens and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, are free.
Retail: Singapore is one of the best places to shop. It has a wide variety of international and Asian brands to choose from
Places to See:
Visit Singapore Zoo:  
This zoo is one of the best in the world and also one of the top attractions in Singapore.  Covering an area of 28 hectares, this place is huge and has a vast array of animals: over 3,600 mammals, birds and reptiles

Sentosa Island is a theme park to enjoy for kids. It is a great place to go and enjoy on a weekend getaway.  It is open to people of all age groups but it is specially made for children. Adults are a tag along. It is a theme park replete with pool, Restaurants and with other games to play

Thian Hock Keng Temple:  
Is a Taoist temple Thian Hock Keng is one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. It was visited by Chinese immigrants giving thanks to Ma Zu (Goddess of the Sea) for their safe voyage.  It is very sacred and it is given special Heritage status in 2001 by UNESCO.

The Merlions are the mascot of Singapore. The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish

Timah Nature Reserve:  
The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a small 1.64 square kilometer nature reserve near the geographic centre of the city-state of Singapore, located

Chinatown is the Chinese neighborhood of Singapore. It is a house to the Chinese population of Singapore. Chinatown has architecture of both Baroque and Victorian architecture

Sri Mariamman Temple
The Mariamman Temple is situated in China Town and is made of Dravidian Architecture. The Dravidians settled in South India and they apparently built a Mariamman Temple in Singapore. It is a Hindu Goddess.

Pulau Ubin:  
Palau Ubin is an island situated in the North east of Singapore.  There are some popular mythological tales about Ubin.

Little India Restaurant: 
 Little India offers Indian Cuisine at economic rates.Dont forget to eat with your hands. It’s a custom.

A tripto Singapore with Orient Travels will cost you AED 1970 per person. It is a pleasant experience that you will love.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Orient Travel Wins World Travel (2014) Awards in Three Categories

Orient travel is an international tour company operating in the UAE. Started in Dubai in 1963 Orient travel moved to Sharjah in 1965, Orient Travel has grown today to become one of the Top Travel Management companies in the UAE. With over 50 years of experience and quality services Orient travel have positioned itself as a market leaders and trendsetters in the region.

World Tour awards are the travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars. Orient travel won the awards in three categories:

  1. •2014 UAE's Leading Business Travel Agency
  2. •2014 UAE's Leading Travel Management Company
  3. •2014 Dubai's Leading Travel Management Company

Orient travel also got nominated as UAE's Leading Travel Agency.

Orient travel operate and arranges tours outside the emirates. The tours are in destinations encompassing Asia, Europe, and Americas-both north and South. A range of packages include summer holiday packages, Christmas Packages, Honeymoon Packages, Family Trips and retreats at popular resorts. Recently Orient Travel Introduced a revamped website with improved navigation and search. Added benefits on the website include discounted flights, hotels, travel services and amazing offers and promotions.

With one of the largest networks in the UAE and an efficient workforce of over 300 travel professionals Orient Travel  has carved a niche for itself within the corporate and leisure travel markets.
The awards which are a feather in the cap for Orient travel are not something new for the company. Previously too Orient travels was nominated and won in various categories for the same award

Orient travel was also nominated in 2014 as UAE’s leading travel agency

Asim Arshad , CEO of Orient travel recently speaking in an interview said “We have a lot of differentiators. We are a people‘s driven organization and we believe in people. The World Travel awards are meaningful. They (The world travel awards) are stamp. They have a brand. They are recognition to our efforts. As an organization we want to retain the competitive edge, keep innovating and invest in technology and in people. The award belongs to the employees of orient travel as they have made the difference”
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