Repurposing Plastic It’s always great news when a major hotel brand moves towards sustainability. Meliá Hanoi and Meliá Ba Vi Mountain Retreat are the first hotels in Vietnam to launch PlasticShreds, an upcycling initiative that aims to convert single-use plastic into chips that can be combined with bitumen or asphalt to make roads, badminton courts and other surfaces. Meliá properties have been actively working to reduce single-use plastic since 2018 and have already banned single-use plastic straws, replacing them with more natural alternatives.

Planning a family holiday for the September school break? SO Sofitel Hua Hin has a special promotion for parents and kids. “Family Fun at SO’’ includes a host of benefits for the entire family, including daily breakfast, spa and dining credits, and a 50 percent discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks at SO Sundae or children’s activities at the Kids Tent. There are family-friendly activities and facilities, too, like the “Signature Pool” with a Wibit Adventure Float, and the SO Wonderland 18-hole adventure mini golf course. Family Fun in Cha Am


Malta Meets T-Rex While the Jurassic Park franchise is better known for its lush tropical backdrops (apart from a brief but chaotic excursion in LA), Jurassic World 3: Dominion brings dinosaurs to Malta! If you’re intrigued by the movie’s new location, now’s a great time to explore the dinosaur-free country that has a history spanning over 7,000 years. And there’s plenty for everyone here. Hit the beach and explore unspoilt coastlines or take to the city and discover ancient temples and historical architecture.

Gordon Ramsay in KL We’re always on the lookout for holiday destinations near Singapore, so we’re chuffed that the five-star Sunway Resort in Kuala Lumpur is wrapping up a recent refresh. Reopening in phases, the revitalised resort has a dramatic new lobby with 24k gold leaf ceilings, landscaped pools with underwater speakers, and a vibrant New York-style diner and burger bar. The transformation also involves a partnership with culinary icon Gordon Ramsay, as the resort will play host to Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, the restaurant’s first location outside London.



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