World’s best airport has new $1 billion shopping, entertainment hub with indoor waterfall.
Singapore Changi Airport, ranked the No. 1 airport in the world, is opening to the public a new shopping and entertainment hub called the Jewel, on April 17.
Inspired by Singapore’s reputation as a “city in a garden,” Jewel features a sprawling indoor forest, 280 retail shops and restaurants and the tallest indoor waterfall in the world. The complex cost $1.7 billion SGD, or nearly $1.3 billion US, to build.
Take a look inside:
The centerpiece of Jewel is the Forest Valley, a tropical four-story garden with a large plant collection.
Walking trails lead guest to Canopy Park, a separate section opening in June 2019, which features activities like a 160-feet suspended bridge with glass floor, a bouncing net (to jump up and down on), a walking net (82 feet high above the greenery), a hedge maze, a mirror maze and slides.
In Jewel’s Rain Vortex, another self-contained section, there is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, which is over 130 feet high. The water cascades from an oculus in the roof. (Previously, nature park Gardens By The Bay, also in Singapore, held the title of world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 115 feet.)
Le Parisien reported that the main pilots union in France, SNPL, has called off a strike scheduled for May 14-19
The agreement, which came into effect in November, will enable Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel from Doha to any Cyprus Airways destination via Larnaca.
Similarly, Cyprus Airways’ passengers will be able to continue their journey from Larnaca to Doha and beyond, to more than 150 destinations, across six continents, with Qatar Airways flights.
“We are very excited about this agreement. Our partnership with Qatar Airways is a pillar of Cyprus Airways strategy to diversify services with the aim of offering our passengers more travel opportunities and to establish Cyprus as a hub,” said Natalia Popova, Chief Commercial Officer of Cyprus Airways.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “As one of our key gateways to the Eastern Mediterranean islands, Larnaca is a significant part of the Qatar Airways network.”
“We are delighted to partner with Cyprus Airways to provide a greater choice of travel opportunities to passengers travelling through Doha and Larnaca.”
This latest agreement by the Cypriot-based airline follows a codeshare deal with Romania’s Blue Air for popular flights to London and Greece.
Cyprus Airways recently became a full member of IATA.
“Membership enables the company to collaborate with other international member airlines for codeshare and interline agreements and provide a seamless travel experience through an extended global network to travellers to and from Cyprus,” said Popova.
In July 2016, Charlie Airlines Ltd, a Cyprus registered company, won a tender competition for the right to use the trademark Cyprus Airways for a decade.
The company launched flights in June 2017.
Cyprus Airways operates flights to Europe, Russia and Middle East. All Cyprus Airways flights operate on modern Airbus A319 aircraft with a capacity of 144 Economy Class seats.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta because it’s one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world.
Emirates named Best Airline Worldwide, sweeps up five awards at Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2019
The airline was also crowned Airline with the Best First Class, Airline with the Best Economy Class, Airline with the Best Frequent Flyer Program and Best Airport Lounge in the Middle East
Dubai, UAE: 29 April 2019 – Emirates continued its winning streak when it took top honours by sweeping five awards last night at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2019. The airline took home the highly regarded industry accolades for Airline with the Best First Class, Airline with the Best Economy Class, Airline with the Best Frequent Flyer Program and Best Airport Lounge in the Middle East. Recognised for its operational excellence and exceptional products and services – the world’s largest international airline also took home the coveted award of Best Airline Worldwide.
Four hundred years after the Bard’s death, we’re still using the same words he gave us to get stuff done and make money.
He is , William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.
While most of us know Shakespeare for his extensive repertoire of plays like Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet, few are aware of the profound impact he had on the evolution of modern English.
One scholar has identified as many as 15,000 different words that Shakespeare used in his plays, several of which he invented himself by combining existing words and borrowing words from foreign languages.
In fact, Shakespeare added hundreds of new words to the English language, including many commonly used words and colorful expressions that we still use today. While many of these words may have already been in use in the daily speech used at the time he was writing his plays, the Oxford English Dictionary credits 2,000 of them to Shakespeare.
Businesses may be looking for more leaders these days, but they still rely on managers to get things done. Who would have thought this bread-and-butter word we use – mostly unconsciously – dozens of a times a week, came from Shakespeare? Yet you can find it in two of his plays, including Love’s Labour’s Lost and Midsummer’s Night Dream..
4. Leap-frog (Henry V )
5. Employment (Two Gentlemen of Verona)
6. Investments (Hamlet)
7. Outsell ( Cymbaline)
8. Undervalued (The Merchant of Venice)
Remember that cute little blue bird from the movie “Rio?” Sadly a new study says the Spix’s macaw is now extinct in the wild.
Looking for buried treasure? You might want to take a trip to northern Italy, where archaeologists just unearthed hundreds of Roman gold coins.
Meet the man who says he’s learned the vocabulary of turkeys. No, really. (Click to view)