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Next stage of Museum of Underwater Art unveiled in special on-land exhibit
Ultimately destined for the Great Barrier Reef, five of the Museum of Underwater Art's next stage of sculptures will be launched at an exciting display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, in Townsville North Queensland, before they are installed in their underwater home.
Museum of Tropical Queensland presents the Museum of Underwater Art's Ocean Sentinels above the surface exhibit provides a unique opportunity for locals and visitors to connect with the artworks and experience their grandeur before they begin to transform into their own micro reefs when placed on the Great Barrier Reef.
MOUA Board Director, Paul Victory, said the exhibit is about connecting with as many people as possible, to spark meaningful conversation around the Great Barrier Reef and its future.
The global pandemic meant artist Jason deCaires Taylor was unable to create the pieces on Australian soil, instead creating them in his studio in the United Kingdom.
The artworks were carefully loaded and shipped to Townsville where a selection of them have been installed in the Museum of Tropical Queensland where they will be on display to the public, starting from 12 March to 15 May.
For more details on the MOUA project visit moua.com.au. For information on visiting the exhibition including Museum of Tropical Queensland admission and opening hours head to mtq.qm.qld.gov.au
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove Presents: Whiskey Business at SKIRT
At W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, guests can have their booze, and eat it too. SKIRT Sous-Chef Eddie Gan is ready to fire up the grill house's signature parilla grill for a unique whiskey-infused dining experience with a select menu of bourbon-centric recipes from 1 April to 31 May 2022.
Guests are invited to revel in the robust flavors of caramel and smoky vanilla notes from Chef's 1kg Aged Black Angus Tomahawk (SGD240++), a delicious masterpiece 21 days dry aged and infused with Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Every bite succulently tender, and perfumed with subtle undertones of bourbon that deliver nicely balanced flavours of charry oak.
Wrapped in a bourbon-soaked cloth and aged for 21 days in the dry-aging chambers with slabs of pink Himalayan salt bricks, the tomahawk steak is prepared and flame-kissed to perfection on the centerpiece parrilla grill.
For guests with a sweet tooth, Executive Pastry Chef Edwin Leow brings to the table a delightful treat with the Baked Alaska (SGD24++) dessert, using a Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon-infused vanilla gelato and Italian meringue, and served tableside for a fiery visual indulgence.
Paradox Hotel Group and TA Global Berhad announced that Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore has been rebranded to Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay commencing 1 April 2022.
The launch of Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay represents the birth of a new identity in hospitality – one that is both highly anticipated and refreshingly unconventional. The Paradox brand was developed by a team of experienced hoteliers in Vancouver, BC Canada; both the hotel and global brand focus on creating a unique guest experience. The hotel's opening welcomes the global return to travel and tourism in Singapore with an approach to hospitality that is true to its roots – one that delivers a genuine, attention-to-detail service experience that combines recreational amenities alongside an authentic and relatable human touch.
Tapping into its 20-year experience as a global hotelier and developer of some of the most exclusive properties across North America, Australia and Southeast Asia, TA Global has plans to steadily expand Paradox's international presence in the next decade, launching new boutique lifestyle hotels and resorts in taste-making destinations around the globe. https://www.paradoxhotels.com/singapore
Celebrate Easter at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Easter is a time to connect with family and make ever-lasting memories; and Four Seasons Hotel Sydney provides many family-friendly options - from a decadent chocolate high tea to an in-room experience with a custom tent – creating an egg-cellent Easter tradition.
Win the Golden Ticket at Mode's Easter High Tea
Savour a variety of carefully crafted menu that will treat your palette to a truly memorable experience. The three tiers of handcrafted sweets, savouries and scones on the Easter High Tea menu are made 100% in-house.
Just for the Easter holidays, kids are invited to take part in decorating their very own chocolate Easter egg but the sweetest is what's inside! Pastry Sous Chef Quentin Zerr has created a large chocolate egg that is nestled on top of a fluffy bed of Pariyas Persian fairy floss accompanied by edible chocolate paints for the kids to create a delicious masterpiece. Once it's painted, they will quickly want to dive inside to see if they're a golden ticket winner. Two lucky winners will receive an overnight accommodation in our Family Fun package.
Served in the relaxed ambience of Mode Kitchen & Bar, High Tea is available Friday through Sunday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; and the Easter themed high tea is available the weekends of 8 – 10 and 15 – 17 of April.
Easter at Mode Kitchen & Bar - Executive Restaurant Chef Francesco Mannelli and his talented culinary team have unveiled an extensive menu to appeal to all appetites and preferences with a special set menu dinner on Easter Sunday.
To make reservations, please contact Hello@ModeKitchenanBar.com.au or call the hotel directly at +61 2 9250 3160.
Michinoku Coastal Trail - Explore the Wild Seaside of Tohoku's Pacific Coastline
Hike along a scenic path reconnecting communities after the 2011 tsunami.
The Michinoku Coastal Trail is one of the Japanese Ministry of Environment's series of initiatives aimed at community-led, sustainable reconstruction following the tsunami of March 11, 2011. Stretching more than 1,000 km from Fukushima Prefecture to Aomori Prefecture, the wildly scenic Michinoku trail runs like a thread along the rias coast, stitching together communities and taking adventurers on an extraordinary trek they won't soon forget.
Hike along sections of the trail in Iwate and Aomori prefectures, passing through small villages and fishing harbors, where you'll encounter long stretches of easy terrain, followed by challenging climbs and tricky descents. Traverse white sand beaches and stand on rocky outcrops overlooking the churning waters below.
From Tanohata to Kitayamazaki, use ladders to descend to the shore, walk across the rocks, and emerge from a dark tunnel connecting you to the next cove, where the path may be determined by the tide.
On the Tanesashi Coast, cross the sprawling Tanesashi Natural Lawn, progressing through pine groves and past rock formations, before walking the long expanse of Shirahama Beach and the Osuka Coast, a 2.3-km stretch of singing sand.
Accor launches 'For the love of cuisine, colour and culture' campaign in Singapore
LOCALS AND TRAVELLERS CAN REDISCOVER SINGAPORE AND SAVE UP TO 30% ACROSS 27 HOTELS AND RESORTS
To reignite the joys of local discovery and city escapades, Accor has launched its 'For the love of cuisine, colour and culture' campaign with savings of up to 30% on accommodation at 27 hotels and resorts across Singapore.
With vibrant cuisine options, inspiring cultural diversity and a colourful spirit of discovery awaiting travellers and locals alike, Singapore has reopened with safety measures and SG Clean certification, making it the perfect time to explore the Lion City minus the crowds.
Accor offers a variety of hotel experiences to suit the needs of every guest, with hotels and resorts under the Raffles, Fairmont, SO/, Sofitel, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, Mercure, Novotel, ibis, ibis Styles brands, and ibis Budget brands.
For a luxurious experience near Marina Bay, Fairmont Singapore invites vacationing jetsetters to relax in a private sanctuary with unparalleled views of the city from a private balcony. Swissôtel The Stamford offers a Swiss-Singaporean fusion experience with distinctive dining options for every gourmet, such as the Michelin-starred JAAN by Kirk Westaway, and finely-crafted grill with a view at SKAI.
Playful local touches are infused with an edgy Parisian twist at SO/Singapore. Housed within a heritage building, the hotel is a spot for stylish socialisers to enjoy the dynamic blend of culture, cuisine and art. For those who look to indulge in the spirit of French art de vivre, Sofitel Singapore City Centre offers the luxurious comfort of French refinement. Within a short walking distance, a cultural connoisseur can explore the modern culture around the vibrant Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood.
Perfect for a tranquil retreat away from the city, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa is a hidden gem set on a cliff above Tanjong Beach. Inspired by Paris' Jardin du Luxembourg and surrounded by luscious greenery, the resort brings a touch of French flair to Sentosa. To soak in the laidback charm of Singapore, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxylies in the heart of historical Katong, a heritage suburb nearby Changi Airport and a home of the Peranakan culture.
A few minutes from the famous shopping boulevard of Orchard Road sits a new lifestyle hub, Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens. With a creative architectural design inspired by Singapore as the Garden City, the hotels will transport visitors into the lush urban paradise. The outdoor pools overlooking urban greenery are not to be missed.
At ibis Singapore on Bencoolen, bamboo bicycles are available for guests to cycle around the trendy Bugis and colourful Little India and see Singapore's street life in a fun and sustainable way.
Travellers can now book their stay in Singapore with Accor's For the love of cuisine, colour and culture and save 30% off with flexible booking conditions. The offer is valid for booking from now until 15th April 2022 for stays from 14th March until 31st July 2022. Members of Accor Plus receive an additional 10% discount.