Got that constant wanderlust? We feel you. So, say hello to Wanderfolk, City Nomads’ new bi-weekly feature on special airfare promotions, hotel deals, and exciting new openings in the region curated by us. In this first edition, not only do we have cheap(er) airfares on year-end travel, on Singapore’s national carrier, check out Koh Samui‘s first co-working space, and read more about the first semi-submerged art gallery in the world.
Special 2-To-Go Fares on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir with UOB Cards
If you’re planning your year-end travels, there’s no way you should miss out on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir promotional fares with UOB Cards. From now till 23 August 2018, enjoy exciting fares to destinations worldwide such as S$148 to Phuket on SilkAir and S$208 to Bangkok on Singapore Airlines. If you’re planning to travel further afield, why not head to Seoul (from S$598) for a dose of Korean culture and heavy duty shopping or San Francisco (from S$1188) for modern art and iconic sites like Alcatraz or the Muir Woods National Monument?
Visit the World’s First Semi-Submerged Art Gallery in the Maldives
British eco-artist Jason deCaires Taylor has worked with Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi to bring more to the honeymooners’ paradise. Opened this month, The Coralarium was created as a coral regeneration project that brings art and marine life together. A short swim away from the shore, the semi-submerged stainless steel cube at a depth of three meters in the lagoon features rooftop sculptures placed at the top, underwater art pieces and sculptures placed on plinths at various heights to highlight tidal movements. The best part? Materials, textures, and the structure of The Coralarium were designed to become an artificial reef that will eventually become a sanctuary for oceanic critters like fish, octopuses, marine invertebrates, and crustaceans.
Watch the experience here.
Stone Brewing Tap Room Shanghai Now Open
One of the pioneer breweries that inspired the resurgence of craft beer in the United States 22 years ago, Stone Brewing is yet making history again by being the first independent American craft brewery to open a tap room in China. Open seven days a week in the largely residential Changning district, craft beer enthusiasts can look forward to 30 taps hosting Stone’s beers as well as rotating guest beers from the world’s most sought-after breweries. The taproom will also be serving craft sodas, eclectic wines, locally-roasted cold brew Nitro coffee from Sumerian, and a menu of world-inspired cuisine.
See here for more information, .
Meet Koh Samui’s First Dedicated Co-Working Space
The digital nomadic community in Koh Samui finally have their prayers answered. Mantra Samui Resort in the Maenam district has opened the Work | Lounge to which visitors not staying at the resort can also access. Priced from THB 300 (US$9) for half a day to THB 12,000 (US$375) for a monthly pass, those working at the space get access to a light-filled air-conditioned environment, high-speed WiFi, the pantry stocked with a selection of drinks and snacks, an IP telephone for free international calls, hot desks, and a blackboard. Oh, and for a bit of recreation time, there are also sofas for lounging, a billiard table, TV screens, and a PlayStation!
See here for more information.
Flower Power in Sydney
Cherry blossoms in Japan might be the most famous of them all; but it doesn’t mean they don’t look as good elsewhere. For one, the Auburn Botanic Gardens is hosting the annual Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival from 17-26 August 2018, but if you miss it, there’s Tulip Time happening at Corbett Gardens in Bowral, Southern Highlands, from 18 September to 1 October 2018. The latter is one of Australia’s oldest floral festivals, and speaking from personal experience, is truly a sight to behold. When it hits late October and November though, the jacaranda trees will start blooming, so even central Sydney – the Royal Botanic Gardens, Circular Quay, and the Rocks – will see this phenomenon of dreamlike, lavender-hued domes.
Top Image: Bangkok, courtesy of The Travel Insider.