The city-state of Singapore is a true marvel of the modern world: a highly urbanised, cosmopolitan economic powerhouse where skyscrapers and high-tech infrastructure blends seamlessly with an interesting cultural mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Known as the Garden City due its extraordinary amount of parks and urban greenery, Singapore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, welcoming well over 10 million international visitors each year.read more/less
Singapore is also one of the most popular destinations in the world for expatriate workers, and although many foreign visitors to Singapore are there for long-term stints, it remains a beguiling holiday destination as well. This is especially the case for families travelling with children in tow: a survey of Singapore’s most-visited tourist attractions, including the Singapore Zoo, Universal Studios Singapore and the Singapore Discovery Centre, reveals its status as a premier family vacation destination.
Phuket is Thailand’s original recipe for tailor-made fun in the sun where the island’s affinity for luxury far outshines its other stereotypes. Jet-setters breeze through in droves, getting pummeled at classy spa sessions, sipping sundowners on rented yachts or just chilling at swish nightspots. With high-end dining, luxury shopping, deep-sea diving, white sandy beaches, friendly locals and some of Thailand’s best resorts at your fingertips, you might be tempted to stay awhile.read more/less
Familiarize yourself with the island’s natural beauty as you drive along the Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai beaches, each offering a different type of holiday experience. Photo opportunities abound at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the Buddhist Temple of Wat Chalong.The nearby Phi Phi Islands are surely one of the world’s wonders: an archipelago of lush, tropical isles set in a turquoise sea. On a day trip from Phuket, adventure seekers can explore this top snorkeling spot with its spectacular underwater scenery and white, sandy beaches. Experience the ultimate extravaganza at the Simon Cabaret Show or spend an evening at one of the best shows in Thailand; Siam Niramit – a magnificent stage production that features incredible stage sets with vibrant depictions of Thailand’s Arts and Cultural Heritage.
The tiny Thai province of Krabi, 500 miles (800km) south of Bangkok, is a magical, as yet unspoilt paradise and one of the country’s most enchanting coastal holiday resort destinations. The tranquil Krabi coast is made up of pristine, coral-fringed white beaches, a myriad of caves and waterfalls, and numerous exotic islets washed by the azure sea. Beyond the Krabi beaches lie lush jungles where giant trees trail lianas, and rivers fall over high cliffs or swirl lazily through mangrove forests.read more/less
Visitors spend their holiday scuba diving in the Andaman Sea, climbing the cliffs above Ao Phranang and Railay beaches, hiking to mountain-top pagodas, discovering hidden temples set in the valleys, exploring caves, seeking out offshore paradise islands, or simply relaxing beneath a palm tree on an unspoiled stretch of white sand. The small city of Krabi can be flown to direct from Bangkok and a number of other cities, with flights landing at Krabi Airport, which is situated conveniently close to the city.
BANGKOK, PHUKET & KRABI
Since opening in 1991, Phuket Simon Cabaret has established itself as one of the must-see entertainments whilst in Phuket. You’ll be downright wowed by the outstanding set designs, extravagant costumes and glamorous performers. The show features modern and traditional acts from across the globe, set within an intimate theatre with hi-tech sound and lighting equipment, and accompanied by upbeat songs and Thailand’s famed *kathoey* (‘ladyboy’) dancers. Probably the biggest “transvestite” cabaret show to be found locally. This show features a spectacular musical floor show performed by the world famous “ladyboys” of Simon Cabaret. See for yourself. Guys, can you tell the difference? And ladies – wouldn’t you just die for a figure like that? Stunning costumes, bright lights, excellent sound system and expensive sets are all part of this theatrical extravaganza. Not to be missed!
Return airfare from Johannesburg with taxes
Share twin accommodation with breakfast
2 nights in Bangkok at the Centara Watergate Pavilion
3 nights in Phuket at the Centara Kata Resort
2 nights in Krabi at the Centara Phu Pano Resort
Ferry between Phuket Phi Phi Krabi
FREE Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket
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