Asia's premium lifestyle festival ups the ante to feature never-been-seen
performances over the 10-day event
The Singapore Sun Festival returns on the 3 to 12 October 2009 to celebrate
the Art of Living Well. Featuring over 190 international artists and
celebrities in more than 90 events, the Festival, which is held at some of
Singapore's leading venues, will also be presenting new elements and several
"first experiences" this year.
The Singapore Sun Festival also works with a group of selected travel
agents around the region to offer special packages which include hotel
accommodation and Festival tickets. Details of these ticketing agents can be
found at the end of this release.
Kicking off with a gala performance at the Esplanade Concert Hall on
Saturday, 3 October, audiences will be treated to a stunning world premiere
ballet performance starring principal dancers of the renowned Bolshoi Theatre
and Mariinsky Theatre sharing the stage for the first time.
Classical music highlights include concerts by one of the world's finest
radio orchestras - Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra - visiting
Singapore with its chief conductor and artistic director, Jaap van Zweden. The
Orchestra will perform with glamorous soloists like Sir James Galway (8
October); 14 year-old prodigy, Conrad Tao and Russian Cellist, Nina Kotova (9
October); and a Singapore premiere performance by opera superstar Angela
Gheorghiu (10 October) with tenor Marius Manea.
Another 'first' is the indoor film screenings with multi-talented and
highly-respected Film star and Director, Joan Chen. Joan will select eight
unique films that depict the Art of Living Well for screening will also be
conducting an on-stage interview facilitated by film writer Ben Slater at the
Singapore Airlines Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts - a brand new
programming element that's included in this year's Festival.
Other 'first' celebrity appearances at the Festival include prolific author
and spiritual advisor, Deepak Chopra, who will enlighten Festival-goers on
physical and mental wellbeing; whilst Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, will expand
the horizons of literary aficionados and playwrights as he shares his insights
on writing for the stage; singer-songwriter, Elvis Costello, will be rocking
Singapore at the Esplanade Concert Hall with his greatest hits at his
one-night-only Singapore premiere concert!
Experimental chef Floyd Cardoz, executive chef of groundbreaking New York
restaurant Tabla, will be serving a myriad of sensational flavours during the
exclusive signature dinner and cooking class.
"The genius of modern French cuisine", Thierry Marx will be using the
finest produce to express his avant-garde cuisine in Singapore! The two
Michelin star chef will prepare gastronomic treats that perfectly match the
finest Bordeaux wines, ensuring a unique and sumptuous experience for his
diners at the Fullerton Hotel.
The Festival also celebrates Singapore's rich Peranakan heritage offering
interactive guided charity tours at the Baba House. Festival-goers can also
enjoy a showcase of over 300 pieces of intricately crafted Peranakan jewellery
at the Peranakan Museum.
Jeff Fuhrman, Global Chief Operating Officer of IMG Artists, said, "In
keeping with our aim to deliver premium international music and lifestyle
events that are exclusive and fresh, we are proud to offer festival audiences a
series of "firsts" in the Festival's 3rd year. The programme for the Singapore
Sun Festival 2009 will have a spectacular line-up, featuring world-renowned
celebrities and artists, boosting Singapore's position as a truly global
entertainment and lifestyle destination."
Furthermore, in an effort to bring added enjoyment and magnificent
experiences of fine living to Festival-goers, ticket prices to various events
have also been reduced from the previous year and more free events have been
The Singapore Sun Festival is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board.
For latest updates, visit http://www.singaporesunfestival.com and sign up on
our mailing list today!
For enquiries on travel packages to The Singapore Sun Festival please
SRI SUTRA TRAVEL SDN BHD
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Dubai Shopping Festival in 2010 runs from January 28 to February 28, and is bound to dazzle and wow the shopper in you.
Getting there will a breeze as Sri Sutra Travel has worked hard and created an extremely value for money travel package that includes Qatar Airways as the official airline to fly you to Dubai for a minimum 4 Days 3 Nights stay in comfort that includes point-to-point transfers and other goodies. Definitely a super deal not to be missed.
Dubai, with its scores of malls and atmospheric bazaars is a shopping haven. Besides duty free prices, there are huge discounts, exciting promotions, and alluring offers, that should get you excited. Hot on its heels are street fairs with food stalls, nightly fireworks, and at the Heritage and Diving Village, traditional performances and cultural activities. The weather at this time of year is also lovely. As expected traveling to Dubai at this high season period is expensive, but not so with Sri Sutra Travel Dubai Shopping Festival travel package is priced affordably. You are invited to take advantage of this current promotional by booking early well ahead. Like, now.
Dubai’s best buys are the things we associate with the Middle East – carpets, textiles, perfume, spices, gold, frankincense, and myrrh. There are also tiny boxes of saffron, incense burners, and do-it-yourself henna kits besides bellydancing outfits, traditional costumes, sheesha pipes, handicrafts, and gold jewelry in white or yellow gold.
Aside from shopping, Dubai also has lots to offer in terms of places to eat, theatres, art galleries, historical attractions and architectural wonders.
For further information on Dubai Shopping Festival travel packages and to book, please call your friendly Travel Designer at 03-23827575 / 03-40266677 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The Launching of the Sri Sutra Travel Business Franchise and Signing Ceremony with AMADEUS Malaysia as GDS Partner
The top management of Sri Sutra Travel Sdn Bhd, Datuk Wira Syed Ali Al Habshee, Dato’ Syed Mohd Razif Syed Yasin, Dato’ Syed Osman, and Mohd Nasir Mohd Tahir shall be hosting the event. Entrance is strictly by invitation only. Members of the Press & Media, related Government Agencies, Travel Partners, and entrepreneurs are expected to grace the event.
This SUTRA Event marks an important milestone in SUTRA’s expansion plans in the travel industry.
“Growth and the ability to grow has always been a key indicator of our success, and we are happy to make a statement through this event that we are positively confident that more business-minded people shall benefit from the Sri Sutra Travel Business Franchise once they are presented knowledge of it; especially now that the economy is on its way to recovery and investors are looking at business opportunities. The Sri Sutra Travel Business Franchise is based on a sound business model with an impressive track record since 1988. 0ur appointment of AMADEUS Malaysia as our GDS Partner serves to strengthen our technology backbone in supporting the business,” said Dato’ Syed Mohd Razif, Group Managing Director of SUTRA.
Founded in 1988, SUTRA has a rich history of service and experience in the travel and tourism industry. SUTRA currently is ranked among the top in terms of sales, products, and services with service locations thru-out the country and is a member of several associations, including the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents and BUMITRA Malaysia under the name "Sri Sutra Travel". SUTRA is also a registered member of the International Air Transport Association.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
From now until 31st December 2009, travelers seeking the services of Sri Sutra Travel can expect to receive up to a maximum of 20% discount savings when they travel with Sri Sutra Travel; provided of course if it's not already discounted. Since 1988, Sri Sutra Travel has celebrated its success and experience in the Travel & Tourism Industry with high quality, priced reasonably, and good variety of travel products. The purpose of this promotion is to maintain its role of in promoting travel and tourism.
This year's favorite destinations by demand are the vibrant Middle East, Indonesia, Europe and Australia.Sri Sutra Travel takes opportunity to honor its customers and looks forward to 2010 for increased opportunities to serve.
Please visit its newly renovated store at Level 4, Suria KLCC for further details. Call 03-23827575.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Years later, his vision is paying off. SUTRA, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is one of the leading full service travel agencies and a multiple excellence award winner, with more than 70 full-time employees and approximately $80 million in total revenue. In last few years, the company has grown by 100%. Razif attributes his company’s recent success to several key factors:
The experience and expertise of his team in providing customary, and yet excellent customer service to a wide range of customers in a variety of businesses.
The focus of the company on solving the problems of customers and helping the customer make the right choice.
A rapidly growing demand for service-focused full service travel agents among mid- to hi-market corporate companies who travel frequently and often in the best comfort. “We’re seeing a big wave in the emerging and mid market areas of companies who are traveling more and in greater frequency,” Razif says.
The resilient characteristic of the travel industry, making it the 2ND largest industry worldwide. “Even when the economy is sluggish, the growth of the industry is still approximately 4%,” Razif says.
It was at his former company that Razif first recognized the vast potential that the travel industry offered and how it would enable him to expand his vision and passion. Razif then bought over a small travel ticketing agency and commenced on a major restructuring of the agency’s operations infrastructure and acquired the new technologies of that time to help spur the business forward.
Today, SUTRA is a travel conglomerate under the SUTRA GROUP. Well established with a large corporate and non-corporate clientele. Over 1000 specific designed Travel related Products and Services that encompass all the Travel components. Corporate Products that include M.I.C.E. and Corporate Ticketing. An ever expanding Retail Network supported by valued partners consisting of SUTRA franchisees, travel centres, and retail centres. Important ventures include travel management, software development and education.
He is also the Chairman of the BUMITRA the association for Bumiputra Travel Agents in Malaysia. On 24 October 2009, the title of Dato' was bestowed upon Tuan Syed Mohd Razif Syed Yasin by His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Pahang on the occasion of HRH 79th Birthday. Tuan Syed Mohd Razif Syed Yasin is now Dato' Syed Mohd Razif Syed Yasin...Congratulations on your achievements past and current Dato' and may this honor spur Dato' and the SUTRA Group of Companies to greater heights...kudos
Friday, October 23, 2009
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (October 22, 2009) – The SUTRA Group, a travel group with businesses in the travel industry, today announced that they welcomed a study visit from Kolej Komuniti Kuala Langat comprising of 2 lecturers and 14 students of Tourism Studies. The study group was led by Puan Aishah Binti Mohd Nor, a lecturer of Kolej Komuniti Kuala Langat. The objective of this study visit was to enable the students to understand and obtain an insight into the operations of a travel agency.
“Sri Sutra Travel (the travel agency arm of the SUTRA Group) has been a key player in the local Travel & Tourism industry for over 20 years, and we are always thrilled to share our experience and knowledge of Travel & Tourism with like-minded individuals who share the same passion for this dynamic industry. It is also part of our philosophy and corporate responsibility to encourage the growth of the industry through active education, and we openly welcome study visits organized by places of higher learning,” said Syed Mohd Razif, Group Managing Director of the SUTRA Group.
SUTRA, is a travel conglomerate active in the Travel & Tourism industry with successful business models that include Travel Agency (Corporate, Retail, and Franchise), Travel Industry Software Application Development, Travel Business Management, and Representative Services for Hotels and Airlines. SRI SUTRA TRAVEL SDN BHD a Full Service Travel Agency, registered with the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, MATTA, and IATA, located at No. 22A, Persiaran 65C, Pekeliling Business Centre, Off Jalan Pahang Barat, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan and its Retail Branch at Lot 401H-A, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, and provides the following Products & Services: Worldwide Ticketing, Global Hotels Reservation, Meet & Greet, Airport Transfer & Ground Transportation, Visa Application, Travel Insurance, and Travel Packages.
For further information on SUTRA, its business, and/or Product, please kindly contact Puan Sharifah Asma (Corporate Affairs) at 03-40266669 or email her at email@example.com, alternatively you may visit www.srisutra.com.my
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Located now on Level 4, Sri Sutra Travel @ Suria KLCC represents the essence of Sri Sutra Travel’s commitment to you. Besides its location in Malaysia’s top tourist and shopping attraction, Sri Sutra Travel extended service hours allow it to serve customers till late. Walk-in, call, or e-mail Sri Sutra Travel @ Suria KLCC today for your travel needs and ask for your friendly Travel Designer.
Walkin to Sri Sutra Travel @ Lot 401H-A, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50888 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone 03 - 23827575 or e-mail Sri Sutra Travel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you travel for business, leisure, family vacation or any other purpose, easily find rooms and accommodation of your choice and book...budget to luxury with Sri Sutra Travel...Your Travel Designer. Sri Sutra Travel is connected globally to hotels, resorts, service suites, and apartments. Reservation is easy; peace of mind a certainty, when you book with Sri Sutra Travel. Call 03-40266655 or e-mail email@example.com for further information, quote Global Hotel.
Founded in 1988, SUTRA has a rich history of service and experience in the travel and tourism industry. SUTRA currently is ranked among the top in terms of Sales, Products, and Services with service locations thru-out the country and is a member of several associations, including the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents and BUMITRA Malaysia under the name "Sri Sutra Travel". Sri Sutra Travel is also a registered member of the International Air Transport Association.
SRI SUTRA TRAVEL is a full service travel agency dedicated to the provision of supreme Travel Products and Services. Evolving together with the needs of the modern day traveler, Sri Sutra Travel realizes that it has become increasingly necessary to reach out to its customers with value that ultimately bring satisfaction. Travel, with its majestic expanse is rich in all kinds of resources; Sri Sutra Travel has made it possible to serve these resources to its customers. Worldwide Airline Ticketing, Global Hotel Reservation,
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Malaysia offers you all this and more! Malaysia is one of the top holiday destinations in South East Asia because of its position, topography, amiable people and its warmth. Malaysia such a fun place to visit is in the center of South East Asia, bordered by Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines and Indonesia. This location makes it easy to reach Malaysia from any of these five countries. Apart from this, Connected by air to all other parts of the world. The national carrier Malaysian Airlines and the low cost carrier Air Asia have their base in Malaysia. So the capital city Kuala Lumpur is connected to a vast network of cities in all countries. Get great deals on Kuala Lumpur flights from London, Australia and all countries in Asia on the low cost carrier Air Asia. Travel to Malaysia on board the friendly Malaysian Airlines from USA, London, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand or any country in Asia. - Accommodation Accommodation in Malaysia is very inexpensive when compared to other similar countries. You can book a good five star accommodation at less than $60 per night. And if you are a budget traveler, there are lots of decent low frills hotels available at very cheap rates. Most of the hotels offer free breakfast. The staffs are friendly and service is invariably good wherever you go in Malaysia.
A holiday to Malaysia would be absolute if you visit all the important destinations - Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Johor, Malacca, Sabah and Terengganu. Your holiday to Malaysia should ideally start from the capital city Kuala Lumpur. To travel to other destinations in Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur, it's ideal to use the public transport system which is very reliable. Take a ferry or flight to go to Langkawi. Taxis are very reliable in Malaysia. So it's better to take a taxi to travel to your destination than driving on your own which can be tedious.
Places to see:
Kuala Lumpur “The capital city of Malaysia has a lot of attractions to offer. Take a day trip and see the city sights â€“stroll through Chinatown, see the Petronas tower, visit National Museum, take the life to the top of the KL city tower for a superb view of the city and visit Batu caves. Spend a full day in Genting Highlands; get to experience the world's fastest cable car and enjoy the theme parks in the city of entertainment.
Langkawi - a charming archipelago of islands that can be reached by ferry or flight from the mainland. Make sure to book a resort for your accommodation here and have fun in the sun and the beach.
Penang - a dream destination for a holiday with lush green mountains and lovely beaches. There are lots of things to do in Penang for the adventure minded like snorkeling, surfing, hiking, sailing and cycling. Visit Georgetown, Penang National Park, botanical gardens ad Penang Beach. Penang's a great place for cheap shopping. apart from this, visit Terengganu for its marvelous beaches, the Royal Abu Bakar Museum in Johor, Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu bird sanctuary in Sabah and ort Margherita and Sarawak Museum in Sarawak. Sri Sutra Travel can get you cheap holiday packages that covers accommodation, travel and sightseeing. So, if you want a cheap tour to Malaysia, contact Sri Sutra Travel and get holiday package details from us.
So have a wonderful time in Malaysia, Truly Asia!
Sri Sutra Travel is pleased to announce that its KLCC Outlet is now at Level 4 of Suria KLCC.
For a limited period from now until December 2009, Sri Sutra Travel is offering all Libur readers special travel privileges previously enjoyed by a select few.
Under this instant savings program, Sri Sutra Travel is offering the following benefits to ANY Libur reader who walks-in to its new KLCC Outlet located at Lot 401H-A on Level 4, Suria KLCC with their latest copy of Libur:
A 5% discount on selected Travel Packages.
A RM50 discount for every purchase of selected travel packages valued at RM1500 and above.
A FREE One (1) Additional Night Stay on selected Travel Packages.
Sri Sutra Travel established since 1988 is a reputable and reliable full service travel agency. From budget to corporate to luxury travel and for everything travel related, Sri Sutra Travel is the traveler’s best choice for real value.
Call 03-23827575 today and ask for your Travel Designer or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for your travel needs now. Better still walk-in and take immediate advantage of Sri Sutra Travel @ Suria KLCC’s Triple Promotion.
Welcome to India the land of timeless temples, fascinating culture, ageless monuments, lush green forests, peerless palaces & a proud race of people. Travel across India on the latest Indian Maharaja Train Tour, the "Golden Chariot" which offers an insight into treasure trove of archaeological wealth, abundant bounty for wildlife seekers and a kaleidoscope of culture. Explore and indulge in a mix of heritage, culture, eco-tourism and beach life. Recline & relax as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty.
Sri Sutra Travel in partnership with Jet Airways present the Golden Chariot - a fine balance between a glorious yesterday and an omnipresent tomorrow in a magical land ... that is Karnataka.
The Eight Days Train Adventure of a Lifetime departs from Bangalore every Monday evening.
DAY 1 BANGALORE (Monday) – Check-in at the Leela Palace followed by lunch at Jamawar or Citrus, Depart for Bangalore Sightseeing (Tippu’s Palace, Bull Temple, and Lalbagh, Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station Platform No. 6 to a traditional Indian welcome and be escorted to your cabin, Dinner on board, Depart and arrive at Mysore.
DAY 2 MYSORE/KABINI/BANDIPUR (Tuesday) – Depart for Kabini/Bandipur after breakfast, Reach Jungle Lodge and have lunch, Indulge in Jungle/Boat Safari, Return in the evening for wildlife filming, Dinner and stay overnight at Jungle Lodge.
DAY 3 MYSORE (Wednesday) – Breakfast and depart for Mysore, Back onboard the Golden Chariot and Lunch, Mysore Sightseeing (Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam), Reach Brindavan Gardens for cultural show followed by dinner at Hotel KRS, Back onboard the Golden Chariot.
DAY 4 HASSAN (Thursday) – Depart and arrive at Hassan, Depart for Sightseeing at Shravanabelagola, Lunch on board the Golden Chariot, Depart for Belur and Halebid Sighseeing, Back on board the Golden Chariot, Depart to Hospet and have dinner on board the Golden Chariot.
DAY 5 HOSPET (Friday) – Arrive at Hospet and have breakfast on board the Golden Chariot, Depart for Hampi Sighseeing (Virupaksha Temple, Queen’s Bath, Elephant Stables, Local Crafts Bazaar), Return to Golden Chariot for lunch, Depart for Sightseeing (Royal Enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple, Illuminated Vittala Temple), Back and have dinner onboard the Golden Chariot.
DAY 6 BADAMI (Saturday) – Depart and arrive at Badami. Depart after breakfast for sighseeing (Badami Caves and Pattadakal), Return to the Golden Chariot for lunch. Depart for Goa and enjoy the facilities on board (Spa, Gym Dinner).
DAY 7 GOA (Sunday) – Arrive at Goa and have breakfast on board the Golden Chariot, Depart for Sighseeing (famous churches of old Goa, Old Portugese House – Sola Souto Maior for Tea/Coffee and cookies and shopping at the emporium), Depart for Sahakari Spice Plantation, Ponda for lunch and tour of spice farm, Depart for and arrive at Utorda Beach to watch the sunset, Return and have dinner on board the Golden Chariot, Depart and arrive at Bangalore.
DAY 8 BANGALORE (Monday) – Breakfast onboard the Golden Chariot, Reach Yeswanthpur Railway Station and farewell by the entire Golden Chariot crew. Depart for Kuala Lumpur.
The Golden Chariot Train is a joint venture of State Government of Karnataka & Ministry of Railways.
Facilities on Board
Designed & operated on along the lines of World famous Palace On wheels Train Tour; the Golden Chariot Train offers Eleven luxuriously furnished Air-Conditioned Saloons of 4 sleeping chambers (Cabins) each, Two Dining Cars, One Bar Lounge & onboard facility of state of art Conference room, Business Centre, Mini Gymnasium & Ayurvedic Spa.
The Interiors of the Saloon are inspired by the intricately carved Hosalya temple architecture dating back to 12th century. An amazing total of 44 Air Conditioned cabins in 11 inter-connected saloons are combination of 26 Twin Bedded Cabins, 17 Double bedded Cabins & One Cabin for Physically Challenged. Each Cabin offers small wardrobe, vanity desk, LCD Televisions, Electric sockets with 220 AC for recharging batteries; with a private washroom decked with 5 Star Hotel accessories.
The interiors of the Two Dining Cars (called Nala & Ruchi) are inspired by the royal aesthetics of Hampi & Halebid temples. There is a wide spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights available.
Lounge Bar Coach:
The plush & royal interiors of the Cigar Bar Lounge (called Madira) are modeled after the early 20th century Mysore Palace.
The state of art Conference Room has seating capacity of 25-30 guests & provision of 42 inch LCD Television with DVD player. The business centre offers high speed internet surfing area.
Spa & Gym Facility:
There are Two massage rooms, for the traditional & age old Ayurvedic massages, said to offer definite cures for modern day fatigue & stress. Also available is a fully equipped Gymnasium.
Sri Sutra Travel recommends the romantic getaway for couples that are priced at an affordable RM 19800. Price is inclusive of Air Travel and Ground; Kuala Lumpur – Bangalore – The Golden Chariot – Bangalore – Kuala Lumpur. Corporate Meeting and Group Bookings can also be easily arranged. Call Sri Sutra Travel at 03-4026 6677 today for a memorable experience of a lifetime. Alternatively you may also e-mail us at email@example.com and let us take the lead...