5 Things You Should Know This Week: 08 August 2017

Just the latest news in anything home and family to start your week off right

Updated on August 10, 2017 20:08 pm

Cromly Editor

A couple a the Club Med Finolhu Villas' swimming pool overlooking the ocean

1. Club Med’s best travel offers this season

If you’re thinking of an indulgent holiday, then the upcoming NATAS Travel Fair 2017 on 11 to 13 August will not only promise you a memorable Club Med holiday, you will also enjoy savings of up to 50% at any of the resorts for a summer or winter vacation of your choice. A holiday for the family—prices start from S$348 per adult and S$207 per child—can guarantee a satisfying trip to Cherating Beach, Malaysia, or, an idyllic getaway at the picturesque Finolhu Villas, Maldives from only S$2,394 per person. One can also Sail for Free at the newly refreshed Bintan Island!

Be amazed by the following travel fair offers:

A couple a the Club Med Finolhu Villas' swimming pool overlooking the ocean

Club Med Finolhu Villas

For couples seeking the trip of a lifetime, or planning a romantic getaway: Best of Two in Maldives—from S$3,570* per Adult (*price includes SQ Flight without airport taxes). Offer includes 2 Nights in Finolhu Villas and 2 Nights in Kani. Booking Period: Until 13 August 2017.

A room with a view at Club Med Cherating Beach, Malaysia

Club Med Cherating Beach, Malaysia

For active couples and thrill-seeking families: Club Med Sun Resorts—from S$348* per Adult (*based off promotional rates for a 4D3N stay at Club Med Cherating Beach, Malaysia). Resorts: Bali, Bintan, Phuket, Cherating Beach, Kani, Finolhu Villas and Sanya. Booking Period: Until 13 August 2017

A dipping pool at Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido

Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido

Best value snow holiday: Club Med Snow Resorts—from S$621* per Adult (*based off promotional rates for a 4D3N stay at Club Med Beidahu, China). Resorts (ASIA): Beidahu, Sahoro Hokkaido, Tomamu Hokkaido. Resorts (EUROPE): The Alps (France or Italy). Booking Period: Until 13 August 2017

2. Maki-San celebrates the spirit of togetherness this National Day with Harmony Maki

maki-san's harmony maki for national day 2017

Just in time for Singapore’s 52nd birthday, Maki-San shines the spotlight on local flavours with the launch of its latest sushi roll, Harmony Maki. It is an abundant mix of chicken char siew, boiled egg, shredded cucumber, fried shallots, sesame seeds, and Japanese white rice, topped with creamy coriander mayonnaise and delicately wrapped in nori. A creation of four talented students from Spectra Secondary School—Qi Rui, Sri Ram, Chong Xian, and Dayana—Harmony Maki is Maki-San’s way of commemorating this year’s National Day theme #OneNationTogether. It will be available at Maki-San outlets until 31 August 2017, priced at $8.90.

3. IDCS launches Design Excellence Awards 2017 with 12 new categories

The 2017 edition of the Interior Design Confederation Singapore’s (IDCS) Design Excellence Awards (DEA), one of the region’s most anticipated interior design competitions, is now open for entries. The DEA sets to recognise the best of commercial, residential and public design in Singapore and Asia Pacific, endorsing and celebrating the achievements of practitioners and students alike. With DEA, IDCS seeks to champion design excellence, as well as elevate and promote the quality and standards of interior design.

The 5th cycle of the Awards is marked by the introduction of 12 new categories across the two competition tracks: Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for interior designers and firms; as well as Spatial Design Awards (SPADE) for students. Notable new categories include Exhibition Design, Sustainable Design, Environmental Design for both tracks; and IDEA Project of the Year, Emerging ID Firm of the Year, Top 3 ID Firm of the Year and AkzoNobel Colour Award, which are exclusive to IDEA.

Entries to the Design Excellence Awards 2017 are now open and the submission deadline is 31 October 2017. For more information, visit: www.idcs.sg.

4. Hong Leong Assurance Singapore announces travel insurance package Travel Protect360

Hong Leong Assurance Singapore, a multiple award-winning insurtech and approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to underwrite its own products, is pleased to announce Travel Protect360, a travel insurance package offering elements unprecedented and not available at other insurers. Travel Protect360’s baseline features include flight delays of up to $1,000, loss and theft of cash, personal travel documents, air tickets, baggage, personal accident of up to $300,000, overseas medical coverage of up to $500,000, unlimited emergency medical evacuation, hospitalisation, surgery, physiotherapy, ambulance services, dental treatment as a result of injuries sustained overseas, and continued medical treatment in Singapore. The maximum cover length per single trip is up to 182 days.

Kelvin Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Assurance Singapore, says: “Travel Protect360 is a superior travel insurance product underscored by strong service components, and is especially affordable. I know for a fact there are features exclusive to us that cannot be found by competing insurers in Singapore: Our free overseas WiFi and Changi Airport lounge access are native to Hong Leong Assurance Singapore. Other star features include unlimited medical evacuation, high medical protection, extensive travel inconvenience coverage and rental car excess.”

5. Qingjian Realty’s Le Quest fully sold on first day of launch

Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd (Qingjian Realty) opened for sales to an overwhelming response. Two hundred units released for booking in Phase One were snapped up within hours, with close to 280 units sold on the first day of launch on 5 August 2017. Le Quest will house 516 studio and one- to four-bedroom units and over 6,000 square metres of commercial space. Studio to 3-bedroom units were the most popular among buyers who booked their units on the first day of launch. As the only mixed-use development in Bukit Batok, Le Quest will bring heightened convenience to homeowners and residents in the neighbourhood with close to 100 F&B, services and lifestyle retail units.

le quest singapore

Details on the next phase of sales will be announced later. The development is expected to receive Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) by end-2021. The Sales Gallery and show units at Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 are open daily from 10 am to 7 pm.

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Cover photo courtesy of Club Med Finolhu Villas


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