There's no denying that summer is almost here. While we're already used to the hot, humid weather because we live in the tropics, we sure can't help but notice the rise in temperatures. The heat sure makes us want to jet off to pristine beaches and just enjoy the sun and water. Lounging by the pool or by the sand while waves are crashing as you sip a cool drink is an image we're sure you'd like to turn into a reality. If you're hankering for resort time but don't know where to go, below are destination resorts you'd want to visit again and again.

Amanpulo Luxury Resort in Palawan, Philippines

A private island retreat in the pristine island of Palawan, Amanpulo is the perfect haven for people who want to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and just let things be. They have 42 accommodations that range from beachfront villas and treetop and hillside casitas. Aside from enjoying the beauty of nature, you can also indulge in various wellness activities such as getting a massage or participating in a yoga class. Discover Filipino food like no other when you visit as well.  

The Datai Langkawi in Kedah, Malaysia

Malaysia's iconic resort, the Datai Langkawi, is one destination you shouldn't miss when you visit the country. While the resort was already captivating, it underwent a renovation that will surely make anyone's stay remarkable. The resort, which will reopen in July, will now also feature a dedicated Nature Centre, inspired by tribal bamboo longhouses. A treatment room will be an added venue for relaxation, and the fitness centre will be relocated to the beachfront to inspire wellness not just of the body but also the mind. 

Capella in Singapore

Nestled on the island of Sentosa is the 5-star resort-hotel of Capella. This urban luxury resort is where you should head to for a quick but fulfilling vacation. From lounging by the pool area to treating yourself to a relaxing spa session, you'll find that there are so many ways to ease your stress effectively in this place. Plus, you'll have a dining experience like no other with their authentic and seasonal culinary offerings, whether you're looking for something Mediterranean or Chinese.

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu City, Philippines

Dubbed a "lush garden retreat in a tropical paradise," Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa is a hotel, resort and spa in one. Aside from the pristine waters of Cebu, you'll also find yourself wanting to take a dip in their pools. That is if you can nudge yourself away from your bedroom or the buffets of food in their restaurants. Aside from the spa for relaxation, they also have a beauty salon for when you want a little more pampering.

Gaya Island Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Set amidst a rainforest, the Gaya Island Resort is the perfect spot for communing with nature. Their villas are set carefully amongst protected mangroves, giving you an experience like no other. The adventure with nature doesn't stop there, though. Snorkel or dive into the water near the area and explore the many marine wonders it offers. You can also have the resort's experts take you on a fishing journey to Megalum Island. Cap off the day with a massage at the Spa Village and indulge in exquisite food in one of their five restaurants.

SO Sofitel in Singapore

Located in the central business district of Singapore, SO Sofitel Singapore is a haven amidst a bustling city life. Imagine being transported to a scenic destination just by entering the hotel's premises. You'll get revived and energised just by looking at the neo-classical architecture of the building. Lounge by the rooftop infinity pool or go ahead and take a dip while skyscrapers serve as your view. And of course, any trip to Singapore would not be complete without indulging in good food. Enjoy pastries galore at Patisserie in the morning, have lunch at Xperience restaurant and enjoy a taste of the city's nightlife at the HI-SO Rooftop Pool Bar.

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Among all the bold primary colours, bright and sunny yellow can be difficult to style or wear due to its overwhelming vibe. But fear not as this joyous hue can easily be donned with just the right style inspiration. Below, our current favourite yellow looks from the Community. 


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Polka fun

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We're capping off the week with lots of love in the air. Here's the hottest — and sweetest — pieces of news you need to know right now. 

K-love is in the air

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It's confirmed, friends! Two pairs of Korean celebrities are dating. Park Shin Hye and Choi Tae Joon's agencies have confirmed the news, saying the two started off as friends and eventually started dating late last year. Lee Dong Wook and Bae Suzy are also confirmed to be an item. Dong Wook's agency shared the news, saying they had just started dating and are in the process of "getting to know each other."

See the Surface

Marvel at the newly released members of the Microsoft Surface Family — Surface Book 2, Surface Laptop and Surface Station — at the new Surface Store at the Harvey Norman Millennia Walk Flagship Superstore, which will open on 10 March. 

Petite Heat is here

We can finally get our hands on the mini version of the coveted — and award-winning — Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, the Urban Decay Petite Heat. The palette, which has five scorching hot matte shades, is now available at all Sephora stores and Urban Decay Freestanding stores at Ngee Ann City, Vivo City and Bugis Junction in Singapore. You can also get it online at

Happy Anniversary, Petal Skin Foundation!

The Shu Uemura Petal Skin foundation has turned one. In conjunction with the celebration, Shu Uemura also released the Petal Skin Cushion and the limited edition Sakura Pink Petal 55 brush. The new releases are now available at Takashimaya and will be available island-wide from 12 March onwards.

SM Summer

Summer's almost here, and SM Woman's got you covered. Featuring trends straight from the runway, such as ruffles and hyper botanicals, summer is going to be a fun and stylish season.

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Here's what happened earlier this week.