Something as simple as coffee can be quite expensive if you're out of the country. That's why bringing instant coffee or hot chocolate packets, as well as small snacks you can chew on during the mornings (or at night once you're back in the hotel) can help not just your budget, but can also get you all charged up at the comfort of your hotel before heading on to another day of sightseeing.
Setting a budget before you even plan out your activities can be quite restrictive and can result to an unfulfilling travel experience. That's why, as much as you want to keep track of your expenses, maximising your trip should always be a priority. List down all of the activities you would want to try out and start checking how much it will cost beforehand (entrance fees, souvenirs, etc.). That way, you can see which ones can you skip out on and which ones will definitely give the most value for your travel.
The word "research" may not sound fun at all, but it's one of the things that will truly make your travel experience worth it. A simple Google search will show you all the places that are truly Instagram-worthy without even costing you a single buck.
Always remember that spoiling yourself a little especially after months and months of hard work is definitely acceptable and spending a little more than what you expected won't immediately make your wallet break. If it's for food or exclusive memorabilias, it's okay to spend a little more as long as it's satisfying. What's important is that you enjoy, relax, and feel the magic of travelling.
...for the Grand Finale of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016
Sometimes, all we need is a helping hand to catapult our careers. Which is what AirAsia's Runway Ready Designer Search competition is all about -- in its 2nd year, they continue with their efforts to develop and empower young and talented designers across the region and create a platform to help them with their careers in the fashion industry.
And after the announcements of the representatives from the Philippines and Singapore last April and May, now three aspiring Malaysian designers are closer than ever to their dreams as they have been chosen to compete and represent their home country in the Grand Finale of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016.
The 3 designers were revealed after undergoing two rounds of judging during the Kuala Lumpur auditions, further deliberations, and the opportunity to meet and learn from Andrew Tan, founder of KL Fashion Week Ready To Wear 2016, and Alia Bastamam, renowned fashion designer.
Ryan Alexander Tan Shaur-An from ESMOD Kuala Lumpur, Ng Yi Xuan from SML Fashion Academy, and Loh Teik Lim from ESMOD Kuala Lumpur complete the list of the Top 15 in this region-wide competition and will battle it out this August in Kuala Lumpur with 12 other contestants from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
Plus, they will also stand a chance to walk away from the Grand Finale as AirAsia’s Most Promising Young Designer 2016 and prizes worth RM350,000 -- which include a confirmed show segment to showcase his or her full collection at KLFW RTW 2017.
For more details about the AirAsia Runway Search, visit www.klfashionweek.com
Just as May was all about celebrating women and mothers everywhere, this June is all about the men in our lives – our dads, brothers, boyfriends, and best friends. And there is no better way to show our knights in shining armour how much they mean to us than with gifts that will make them feel extra special.
But if you’re having trouble thinking of gifts to give the man who means the most to you, don’t worry! This month, Rustan’s has partnered with HSBC to dedicate an entire month to the “Urban Man” with special promos and exclusive collections that are perfect for gifting and will cater to each individual's style.
So if you want to make your dads, brothers, and boy friends feel like the men of the hour, here are our gift picks that will delight them all!
Babette Wasserman Navy Enamel Knot Cufflinks
When it comes to giving men gifts, you can never go wrong with cufflinks. And these excellently crafted navy ones will complete all his formal and business looks for an elegant and dashing finish!
A timepiece which will go with any outfit he sports for a polished look all day, everyday? Yes, please!
S'well Water bottle in Teakwood
Is your man an explorer? Then these S’Well water bottles will be his ultimate adventure partner as it will ensure that his drinks are always cold or hot to quench his thirst!
Kikkerland Bartending Glass
Sisley Gentle Facial Buffing Cream
Is your man a skincare buff? Then this exfoliator is the perfect gift for him – its delicate microparticles gently removes impurities and dead skin cells for a polished and refined complexion!
Oli13 Slip On Navy Blue and White
Give your man the gift of style and comfort with this exquisite pair of navy slip ons as its subtle curve allows more freedom and ease to move, while complementing all his casual and formal ensembles!