Singapore Flyer suspends operations as ‘precautionary measure’ after technical glitch

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Flyer has suspended operations since Nov 19 after a technical issue involving one of the spoke cables. In a statement announcing...

Stars help turn Airbnb into a luxury brand

NEW YORK • For one week in the summer of 2015, consumers of celebrity gossip news could not escape Mariah Carey's trip to Malibu,...

Winter storms set to foul up Thanksgiving

DENVER (Colorado) • A cluster of powerful storms is set to disrupt Thanksgiving holiday travel for the western United States, with heavy snow leading...

Cruise industry takes first ‘green’ steps

HALF MOON ISLAND, ANTARCTICA (AFP) - The cruise industry, long criticised for polluting the environment, is slowly trying to go greener by exploring new...

Airfares are lowest in first week of November and December, says Adobe Analytics

SINGAPORE - If you're about to book your year-end holiday, you might want to wait one or two more days. You might just be...

Check in, be green: 5 earth-friendly hotels for your staycation

The property in Raffles City got a facelift this year with a multi-million-dollar refurbishment of its south tower that wrapped up in August.Rooms are...

Airfares are lowest during first week of November and December

If you are about to book your year-end holiday, you might want to wait one or two more days. You just might be able...

Think you know New York? Check out fragrant coffee, hip-hop and virgin forests in...

The Art Deco majesty of the Empire State Building and its newly renovated observatory. The sprawling 280ha Central Park. Lady Liberty, that gleaming icon of...

Wild about Australian flowers

Western Australia is famed for its extraordinary natural scenery - from old-growth forests to vast deserts, flawless beaches and dramatic gorges.While these are etched...

What if all that flying is good for the planet?

A growing movement known as "flight shame" and popularised by well-meaning climate activists is gaining momentum around the world. Its premise: Flying is bad...

Not just any grandparents’ holiday: Seniors are getting fitter, going faster and wandering farther

Mr Lim Tiong Jee, 71, is fitter now as a retiree than he has ever been his entire life."I wanted to gear up to...

US authorities warn of USB outlet-charging scam that steals private information

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Many thoughts can go through your mind at the airport as your phone's battery dwindles from green to yellow to...

Not just any grandparents’ holiday

Mr Lim Tiong Jee, 71, is fitter now as a retiree than he has ever been his entire life."I wanted to gear up to...

Super-fit seniors who trek, cycle and run are changing the face of travel

SINGAPORE - Mr Lim Tiong Jee, 71, is fitter now as a retiree than he has ever been his entire life."I wanted to gear...

Hangout with ST: World Toilet Day is no small business, and S’pore’s obsession with...

SINGAPORE - Hangout with ST, a video series by The Straits Times, is broadcast live at 8pm every Thursday on the publication's Facebook and...

Five-year partnership to draw 623,000 fly-cruise tourists

More Quantum-class ships, the second-largest class in cruise operator Royal Caribbean's fleet, will be based in Singapore over the next five years under a...

On board Qantas’ ultra-long haul test flight

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - When I signed up to join a trial run of the world's longest commercial flight, I expected an exercise in endurance...

New excuses to visit the Big Apple

For lovers of modern art and architecture, there is no shortage of reasons to come to New York City - from the bevy of...

Singapore ranked world’s 11th most beautiful city

Singapore was recently named the 11th most beautiful city in the world, in a list of 50 cities compiled by Canada-based online travel agency...

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