Tips for better rest when you travel

Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, getting a good rest can be challenging. We’ve got five tips for you on how to get better rest when you travel!

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Avoid caffeine

If you’re on a daytime flight, you’ll find it much harder to sleep if you have caffeine coursing through your veins. This is especially so when the view out the window can be a distraction too. Skip the temptation to have a cup of coffee or a soda before boarding, and stick to water or juice when the drink cart comes around.

Dress comfortably

If you plan to sleep on the plane, we suggest to dress for the part before departure. Think sweatpants, short sleeves – a tshirt perhaps, and a hoodie or sweatshirt. Comfort over fashion, or even a happy medium of both, is important to ensure that your body is comfortable enough for you to get some shut eye.

Stay hydrated

On the plane, in high altitudes, along with the air purification, our body and skin will likely get dehydrated. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you increase your liquid intake before departure, about a day or two before. Say hydrated throughout your flight as this will prevent grogginess when you awaken from rest on the plane.

Modify your sleep

This one is important! Ensure that you tailor your sleep a couple of days before leaving to prepare yourself for the impact of a new timezone. This includes tailoring your bedtime, a couple of days before departure, to that of your new location. Doing this will shift your eating habits and ensure that once you get to your hotel, you will be ready to tackle the new time. Once there, you will be able to wake up naturally to get yourself adjusted fully with the new timezone.

Free your feet
Some people choose to slip their shoes off as soon as they get on a plane while others wouldn’t think of it – there’s the issue of keeping your circulation flowing; going barefoot permits your feet to swell.

We say – wear shoes you can slip on and off easily. This way you’re not pulling at shoelaces and flinging elbows mid-flight. On overseas flights, some airlines give you socks that will keep you warm and encourage circulation in your feet.

With that, we wish you a pleasant flight! Safe travels!

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In the meantime, here are some of the pics we’ve posted…

 

In clockwise order:

1. Spicy seafood capellini
2. The new spread of delectable desserts at Delite cafe
3. A mixologist making cocktails at the pool party to celebrate our launch
4. The drummer for Dylan Foster & Band playing at our Grand Opening

 

5. Gym with a view
6. Sweet treats
7. Flash mob dancers at our Grand Opening
8. Cool deck chairs by the pool

Magical Marine World

Image from wikipedia, credit to Smuconlaw

Have you ever wondered what would it feel like to be submerged underwater and to interact with all the amazing marine life? Most people of all ages would love to explore the planet’s diverse variety of marine life but would not really know how..

Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore as to how to discover the mysterious beauty of the spectacular underwater. With the new oceanarium at Resorts World Sentosa, you can discover the awe-inspiring world of life in the ocean!

A far cry to its Underwater World days, the Marine Life Park now contains two world-class attractions: S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark.

S.E.A. Aquarium

Image from wikipedia, credit to Smuconlaw

Filled with more than 800 species of marine life, including eels, fish, sharks and even dolphins, the S.E.A. Aquarium provides an immersive experience of the magical marine world.

The aquarium comprises 49 habitats imitating different areas in Southeast Asia. One can explore the fascinating world beneath the different geographies like Strait of Karimata & Java Sea, Persian Gulf & Arabian Sea, Red Sea, East Africa, with their native plants and animals respectively.

Image from wikipedia, credit to Smuconlaw

Also don’t miss out on touring the underwater reef community as well as seeing the enchanting jellyfish displays and the majestic sharks and synchronized fishes.

Adventure Cove Waterpark

This is a good way to spend a lazy hot afternoon – Just head down to the Adventure Cove Waterpark for a relaxing and full-filled day ahead!

You could choose to jump aboard the many thrilling water slides (there’s even a Duelling Racer station where one can race a friend down a long water slide), or simply enjoy the afternoon floating down the different habitats on the Adventure River… Along the way, you’d even get to experience an underwater tunnel, where marine life just floats around.

Image from wikipedia, credit to Smuconlaw

If you’re craving for more hands-on experience with the marine life, there’s even a Ray Bay where you get to personally interact with dozens of rays in a wading pool, and the Rainbow Reef which allows you access to over 20,000 friendly fish while snorkelling.

If you’re in Singapore, the Marine Life Park will be an amazing experience that’s not to be missed!

Marine Life Park is located at Resorts World Sentosa. Operating hours are from 10AM to 7PM daily.

One day passes for children (under 12 years old) and seniors (60 years old and above) are $20; adult passes are $29. For more info, visit: http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/ThingsToDo/MarineLifePark/SEAAquarium

Getting here from Capri by Fraser

From Changi South Avenue 2, head to New Upper Changi Road East and continue on straight to Kampong Bahru Road. Turn left into Keppel Terminal Avenue, then right to Keppel Road, then slight left to Sentosa Gateway.

If you’re going by public transport, just alight at Harbourfront Station and take the Sentosa Express into Sentosa.

March on, March school holidays!

It’s nearing the middle of March, and we all know what that means… yes, the March school holidays are soon to be upon us!

This year, the holidays start on the 16th to the 24th of March.

For the children, of course it’s good news. No school for a week! But for parents of these younger school-going kids, sometimes it can be quite an ardent task, to keep the little ones gainfully occupied and happy.

Although one option is just to let the child stay home  & study/do homework or play (and watch TV), many like to enrol their kids into educational, fun programs and activities. After all, this is a break to refresh the kids, and what better way to rejuvenate than being outside the home, exploring new places and doing different things!

Here, we list out some fun activities suitable for everyone and definitely great for family bonding!

 

Gardeners’ Day Out

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Leighblackall

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Leighblackall

Learn all about gardening and plants! There are plenty of fun activities which the whole family can participate in – from vegetable harvesting, garden tours, and craft workshops to make your own terrarium. Highlights also include a gardening bazaar and the butterfly garden open house.

Where: HortPark

When: 16 March, 9am-6pm

Cost: Free, but for some activities there’s a cost

For more info, visit: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=397

 

Mangrove Boardwalk Walk

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Lip Kee

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Lip Kee

A guided walk by The Naked Hermits exploring the fascinating mangroves in Singapore. Catch sightings of rarely seen creatures like the tree-climbing crab, mudskipper, and the dog-faced water snake!

Where: Pasir Ris Park

When: 23 March, 5pm-630pm

Cost: Free

For more info, visit: http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.sg/2013/02/march-and-april-free-pasir-ris-mangrove.html#.UTlibByLAeo

 

Sentosa KidZ Flea Market

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Sengkang

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Sengkang

Great for honing those entrepreneur skills! Children aged 7-12 can set up little stalls to sell or trade pre-loved toys, books, accessories etc. There will also be funfair games, manicure services and performances such as magic shows and puppet shows to keep everyone entertained.

Where: Beach Station, Sentosa

When: 16-24 March

Cost: Free

For more info, visit: http://www.sentosa.gov.sg/sentosa-kidz-flea-market-is-back-this-march-school-holidays/

 

Staycation

Frasers Hospitality

It might be too late/pricy or too short a duration to bring the whole family on an overseas vacation during this period, so why not treat your kids as well as yourself to a relaxing and family bonding staycation right here in Singapore?

With Capri by Fraser’s full range of facilities like a swimming pool, spa, gym and Spin & Play rooms filled with Wii, Kinect games on every floor, kids and adults alike will be spoilt for choice for entertainment!

Whatever you decide to do, we wish all our readers a fun-filled March!