When shopping overseas or making purchases from a foreign website, you may be asked which currency you would prefer to pay in – Singapore dollars (SGD) or the country’s local currency (e.g. USD; EUR). Which do you choose? SGD? Wrong answer. You should always pay in the local currency of the country you are in, […]
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A series of strikes by airline, airport and rail workers is continuing to disrupt travel across France and Germany this week and through the rest of April. In Germany, the ver.di labor union has announced plans for a strike at the airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen on April 10, with mainly airport security and ground handling staff participating, according to Lufthansa. As a result, the […]
MANILA: The Philippines has announced its best-known holiday island Boracay will be closed to tourists for six months over concerns that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a “cesspool” tainted by dumped sewage. Photo source: Asisbiz Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the shutdown to start Apr 26, his spokesman Harry Roque said late Wednesday (Apr […]
Fear of flying is a real phenomenon called aviophobia. Everything about flying is unnatural – sitting in cramped quarters, not being in control, being literal miles up in the air – and serves as proof that humans are not meant to be airborne. Luckily, fear of flying is treatable, and there isn’t a shortage […]
Visiting any new country for the first time comes with a learning curve. Not knowing the language, currency, or local customs makes you far more susceptible to unscrupulous individuals who are eager to take advantage. Like the rest of Southeast Asia, Vietnam has its share of scams that target travelers. Generally these scams are old, […]