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PLEASE TAKE NOTE of Travel Restrictions & Advisory News due to COVID-19 Coronavirus. #WearaMask #SocialDistancing 

Accor Welcomes International Travellers Back to Amazing Thailand

The long-awaited getaway to Thailand, dreamt of by millions of people across the world, is finally becoming a reality with the country officially reopening to international travelers from 1st November 2021. Fully vaccinated travellers from 63 countries can now visit Thailand without quarantine, bringing the world even closer to Thailand's lush landscapes, sparkling beaches, renowned food, and hospitable locals. To welcome travellers back, Accor has launched its 'For the Love of Amazing Thailand' campaign with savings of up to 30% at more than 70 hotels and resorts across the Land of Smiles.

To celebrate of the return to travel, the reopening of Thailand and the joy of great hotel stays, Accor has also launched a short film entitled 'Unveil Thailand', to inspire travellers to rediscover the country. The video is part of Accor's global campaign which encourages people to experience the beauty, depth and meaning that travel brings to their lives. American dancer and choreographer Lil Buck leads the campaign as he unveils a hotel lobby, ready to welcome guests again. Lil Buck said: “We're showing you in our own artistic way that you'll be able to unveil and enjoy your world. This summer make sure you give yourself an opportunity to enjoy yourself, go fly, go somewhere you always wanted to go, go to your dream place because we never know when we will be stuck in the house again.” To watch the short film, please visit

Travellers can now book the holiday with Accor's For the Love of Amazing Thailand offer and save 30% off for stays of 7 nights or more or 20% off for shorter stays. The offer is valid for booking from now until 31st December 2021 for stays until 31st March 2021. Members of Accor Plus receive an additional 10% discount. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit:

The recently launched ESTA prepares for Singles’ Day 11.11 with Bundles

Singapore - ESTA, the latest brand in town to have pocket friendly plant based hand sanitizers that is non-toxic and gentle with a refreshing scent and no harsh chemicals.  ESTA Hand Sanitizers have long lasting 24 hours continuous protection with its active ingredient “UltraBactech” and are reliable as this patented technology UltraBactech kills 99.99% viruses, bacteria and germs, with high efficacy validated by international testing agencies. ESTA products are marked as a clean label that is eco-friendly and sustainable.

On top of this the ESTA’s pocket friendly and stylish Hand Sanitizers, make effective and attractive gifts, for those on remote and need something sleek to fit into their bags, packs and pockets, and with refillable cases base on seasonal limited-edition collections. Customers could embrace ESTA Singles’ Day to Black Friday and Christmas with deals at their e-store for their purchase.  

ESTA develops reliable products for the community by blending nature and science.
ULTRABactech™ by ESTA incorporates their plant derived antimicrobial into different personal
protection products, such as sanitizers and now soaps and more. ESTA products are reliable and strongly backed by science for its efficacy by international testing agencies.
These are the qualities:

  • Derived from natural botanicals
  • Clean label extraction process
  • Potent antimicrobial potency
  • Superior biocompatibility
  • Eco-friendly
  • Excellent processibility

What is unique is that ESTA Technology has innovated and with the UltraBactech that was launched in May 2021, the scientific technology has provided for ESTA hand sanitizer to be non-toxic and natural, with long lasting continuous protection for 24 hours, and its rapid action is proven to be able to kill 99.99% microbes within seconds of exposure. And if one is cleaning with one application and surface left untouched, ESTA’s UltraBactech lasts up to 90 days on surfaces. It is proven and tested on surfaces like wood, plastic, metals, leather, fabric, and silicon.
What is likeable is the pocket-friendly customizable bottle is available for corporates and businesses looking to have hand sanitizer bottles as gifts with customization allowed to tailor to their needs, they make ideal appreciation gifts to Festive gifts.

Ms. Felicia Gan, CEO of ESTA Technology and Ghim Li, says, “Sustainability is heart of ESTA’s mission to innovate. This pandemic has made us realised how toxic our world has become and we need to continue to innovate and look towards nature for natural solutions to safeguard our future generations. Our UltraBactech is just an example of how answers can be found in nature and how strong botanicals can be, there isn’t really a need to rely on toxic chemicals to have an effective and efficacious anti-microbial solution, and that is non-toxic, eco-friendly with continuous protection. Having launched UltraMask with the UltraBactech as its fabric coating, the need for hand sanitizers to cleaning liquids such as Disinfectants, and now our newly launched Foaming Hand Soap are  community essentials with the Covid-19 pandemic, and we hope to continuously support the protection of our Singapore community with our plant-based products. Let Nature be your Guard”.

Dr. Lim Kaiyang, CSO of ESTA Technology says, “Mother nature always has the answers to our problems, it is just whether we look hard enough. At ES-TA Technology, we are committed to finding and developing a more natural solution to solve some of our most pressing issues. The ES-TA products, including the new launch of ES-TA Foaming Hand Soap, will provide the natural antimicrobial protection and is proven to be able to kill 99.99% microbes within seconds of exposure, as a guard for  you and your loved ones against the threats of microbes.”
Overall, ESTA Hand Sanitizers are Eco-Friendly and uses a refillable twist and spray bottle to reduce single use plastic.  ESTA Hand Sanitizer is also multi-purpose and can be used to disinfect products that are commonly used with high touchpoints such as handphones, wallets, keyboards, bags.

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Fairmont Maldives Achieves Green Globe Certification

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, a secluded island hideaway in the archipelago's Shaviyani atoll, has been awarded the prestigious Green Globe Certification for its notable sustainability efforts. The Maldivian resort is the first Fairmont property in the world to achieve the coveted certificate, having reached an impressive 85% score in the assessment, based on 380 individual performance indicators.

At Fairmont Maldives, sustainability projects are spearheaded by resident Marine Biologist, Samuel Dixon, and General Manager, Andrew Steele, who aim to make the resort the first carbon neutral destination in the Maldives by 2030. With the belief that is never too late (or too soon) to learn about how to best preserve our planet and the seas, the resort invites guests of all ages to partake in its many pioneering, eco-friendly projects:

NEW: Sustainability Lab

The soon-to-launch Sustainability Lab will allow guests to craft bespoke gifts and souvenirs using plastic, glass and aluminium waste generated by the resort, as well as ocean-salvaged pollution.

The Coralarium

The Coralarium is the Maldives' first and only coral regeneration project in the form of an underwater art installation, conceptualised by British eco-artist, Jason deCaires Taylor.

Turtle Ranger Programme

This engaging project invites guests to join the resident marine biologist, Samuel Dixon, to monitor Hawksbill Turtles and take part in activities to protect the critically endangered species.

Aurora Expeditions Unveils Updated Health & Safety Program

Australia's award-winning adventure cruise company, Aurora Expeditions, has today unveiled its updated Health & Safety Program in preparation for the resumption of expedition cruising. Every aspect of Aurora Expeditions' Health & Safety program has been strengthened to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure the company is able to cruise in the safest, most enjoyable way possible for its guests.

Aurora Expeditions' health & safety policy now includes mandatory vaccination prior to embarking on any of its voyages, with this policy applying to all guests, crew and Expedition Team members.
“Aurora Expeditions is excited about the world emerging from COVID-19 and is looking forward to the resumption of cruising and returning to doing what we do best – small ship expeditions – in our 30th year of operation,” commented Monique Ponfoort, CEO of Aurora Expeditions.

“The health and safety of our guests, staff and crew remains our number one priority, and we are committed to providing the best opportunity for our guests to fully enjoy the small ship expedition experience offered with Aurora Expeditions,” Ponfoort continued.

“Our Health & Safety program has been strengthened and will be precisely followed, including the highest level of pre-cruising preventative measures, the capability for PCR testing on board if required, and a robust Response Plan and protocols onboard designed to bring peace of mind to all of our guests and crew.”
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A Local's Guide to Enmore

Sandwiched between Newtown and Marrickville in Sydney's inner west, Enmore is quietly cool – a compact neighbourhood that offers rich rewards. It's home to excellent coffee, dining options that range from vegan Thai to dependable pub grub and a thriving nightlife scene of cocktail bars and live music venues. Musician Will Wood, of psych rock trio Grinding Eyes, calls the grungy enclave home.

Here, he shares his favourite spots and what he loves most about the Inner West suburb.
One of the best things about Sydney is the sheer variety of what's on offer – from the stunning coast to the incredible culture and the world-class food scene. What do you personally love most about the city?
There's a lot to love about Sydney. For me, it's the bars, cafes, pubs, live music, breweries, markets and the small pockets of communities that just make you feel at home.

Enmore has a reputation for excellent coffee, with a long list of great cafes both on the main strip of Enmore Road as well as in the back streets. What is your go-to caffeine fix in Enmore?
My go-to for a coffee in Enmore has to be Black Market Coffee Roasters on Enmore Road; quick, straight to the point and great tasting. They have a simple menu, but it always hits the spot.

There's quite a mix of eateries in Enmore, with everything from Malaysian banquets to traditional Turkish and fine dining Italian. Do you have a favourite restaurant in Enmore?

My favourite restaurant in the area is definitely Little Turtle. It's a fantastic vegan restaurant serving home-style Thai favourites with a playful twist. The baked Tom Yum rice is delicious and they serve one of their curries in a coconut!
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