A day of silence in Bali!

SO WHAT IS NYEPI DAY? ‘Nyepi’ is a very important Hindu holiday in Bali and is generally referred to as the ‘Day of Silence’. It is held at the start of the Balinese year, which is typically around March or April.  In 2018, the silence begins at 6 am (sunrise) on 17 March 2018 and will run for 24 hours. In simple terms, ‘Nyepi’ is

‘Year of the Dog’ 2018

THE YEAR OF THE DOG Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, start on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The festival lasts for about 23 days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year in the Chinese calendar. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal, according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is

Treasure hunting in Hong Kong!

TREASURE HUNT IN OLD TOWN CENTRAL From traditional antiques and vintage treasures to innovative design and modern art, Old Town Central is a treasure hunter's dream! Roaming through the streets and alleys of this unique district, you'll find a melting pot of all that is old and new, with something for everyone to discover. Packed full of stores and markets, Old Town Central

ITB Berlin 2018 – Travel Trade Show

THE WORLD'S LEADING TRAVEL TRADE SHOW (7TH - 9TH MARCH 2018) Yes - it's that time again!  Trade show time in Berlin!  Let's hope there is no repeat of the baggage handler strike this time round, as 2017 was badly affected by major issues at Schoenefeld Airport. Despite all, Select Representation will once again be attending ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse) in Berlin between

Myanmar…. A Photographers Paradise

DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA WHEN VISITING MYANMAR! It’s true to say that Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a country in transition.  Today this beautiful south east Asian nation is on the threshold of great change and finally it’s people have the opportunity to join the modern world.  The change in regime, the release of Aung Sung Suu Kyi from house arrest and

The Passage Samui Joins Select Representation

THE PASSAGE SAMUI VILLAS & RESORT - NEW FROM 01JAN18 Select Representation is delighted to welcome The Passage Samui Villas & Resort to the family.  Escape to this exotic natural hideaway beach resort located on tranquil Laem Yai Beach in Koh Samui. Just 30 minutes from Samui International Airport, this upscale boutique resort overlooks a beautiful national marine park, with nearby snorkelling, kayaking, biking

Hotel Feature Of The Month – Regal Airport Hotel

ONE OF HONG KONG'S FINEST HOTELS The 5* Regal Airport Hotel (Hong Kong) has regularly been recognized as the 'World's Best Airport Hotel' by Business Traveller magazine. This superb property is directly connected to the Arrival Hall A of Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport by an enclosed link bridge and is just a 2 minute walk away.  The hotel is ideally located

Flash Sales Are All The Craze

DO FLASH SALES WORK? You may have noticed over the past 10 years that the term ‘Flash Sales’ has become big in the world of commerce.  This shopping trend has grown at such a pace that many customers simply now wait for the best deals to arrive. So what is a flash sale? A flash sale is a discount or promotion offered by

Is Singapore The Smallest Country In Asia By Area?

THE ANSWER IS .....NO The continent of Asia covers an extensive area of the world, occupying almost 30% of the landscape of earth's surface. Interestingly, it is the most populated continent and is home to around 60% of the total world’s population (4,470,000,000 estimated). Close to 50 nations make up what is regarded as Asia, as listed alphabetically below. A Afghanistan Armenia Azerbaijan

Staying in Phuket? Kata, Karon or Patong?

AND THE WINNER IS.....KARON BEACH Karon has one of the best and longest beaches in Phuket (Thailand). Located in the south west of the island, between bustling Patong to the north and popular Kata to the south. The central zone of Karon offers a reasonable choice of dining, shopping and bars. Many visitors like the fact that the nightlife is fairly sedate and family orientated.

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