Enchanting Singapore

Reputed travel firm TravelPort has on offer Enchanting Singapore package. It’s a perfect gift for your beloved family to bring smile on their faces this festive season.

Here are more details of the package:

4 Days | 3 Nights
Price: Rs 28,999 per head
Singapore (3 Nights)
  
DAY 1: Welcome to Singapore

Welcome to Singapore Changi Airport. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (Overnight stay in the hotel)

DAY 2: Singapore – city tour + night safari
A panoramic Half Day City Tour, driving past the colonial buildings, government houses, Little India and Chinatown, Merlion Park. Enjoy the view from the top of Mount Faber.

Night Safari in which you will get to experience a World of Endangered Wild Animals Brought from Different parts of World.

DAY 3: Singapore – Jurong bird park + sentosa island tour
Visit to the Bird Park of Singapore Known as “Jurong Bird Park where you will come across a Collection of over 8000 Birds of 600 different species. Take a View of the Park in a Panorail. Enjoy the All Star Bird Show & the Penguin Exhibit. You will then visit Sentosa Island.

Take a cable car ride from Mount Faber (including Admission, Cable Car, Images of Singapore, 4D Magix, Song of the Sea).

Day 4: Singapore – flight back home
Take home loving Memories of Enchanting Singapore.

The memories of this trip will remain etched in your mind forever, the best gift that you can gift to your near and dear ones.

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Gift yourself and your family a break with TravelPort

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Everyone needs a break from the humdrum of daily life to rediscover charm of life outside the routine of workplace to home and vice versa. The long festive season is just round the corner, starting with Diwali, extending up to Christmas and then of course, the new year. The weather is nice and pleasant, and you are in a good mood.

This is the time to bring smiles on the face of your near and dear ones. Apart from gifting clothes and accessories, you can gift them an experience of a lifetime. We mean, a wonderful holiday package the memories of which would stay with them forever.

Of course, you need to approach a reliable service provider who will help you get the best in terms of accommodation, shopping, sightseeing and food – to make it the perfect package for you. TravelPort is one of the most trustworthy names when it comes to holidaying. Sample some of their exciting travel packages:

‘Niralo Rajasthan’

1. Desert Experience – 7 Days | 6 Nights
Bikaner (2 Nights) | Jaisalmer (2 Nights) | Jodhpur (2 Nights)

2. Golden Triangle – 7 Days | 06 Nights
Delhi (2 Nights) | Agra (2 Nights) | Jaipur (2 Nights)

3. Romantic Rajasthan – 9 Days | 8 Nights
Jaipur (2 Nights) | Jodhpur (2 Nights) | Udaipur (2 Nights) | Mount Abu (2 Nights)

Romantic

1. Himachal Package – 10 Days | 09 Nights
Shimla (2 Nights) | Manali (3 Nights) | Dharmshala (1 Night) | Dalhousie (2 Nights) | Chandigarh (1 Night)

2. Misty Himachal Honeymoon Package – 8 Days | 7 Nights
Shimla (2 Nights) | Manali(4Nights) | Chandigarh (1 Night)

3. Sun & Snow Himachal Honey Moon Package – 7 Days | 6 Nights
Parwanoo (1 Night) | Manali (3 Nights) | Shimla (2 Nights)

4. Kashmir Honeymoon Package – 6 Days | 5 Nights
Hotel Srinagar (2 Nights) | House Boat Srinagar (3 Nights)

5. Himalayan Golden Triangle – 8 Days | 7 Nights
Kalimpong (1 Night) | Darjeeling (3 Nights) | Gangtok (3 Nights)

6. Romantic Kerala Honey Moon Package – 8 Days | 7 Nights
Munnar (2 Nights) | Thekkedy(1 Night) | Kumarakom(1Night) | Alleppey (1 Night) | Kovalam (2Nights)

7. Romantic Uttaranchal Honeymoon – 8 Days | 7 Nights
Nanital (3 Nights) | Corbett (2 Nights) | Kausani (2 Nights)

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Consumers turn eco-chic, spotlight turns on jute

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The new trend is to be eco-chic. Green is in as people get more environmentally friendly and aware. Concern about adverse climate changes, rising energy costs and environmental degradation are among the main factors that are driving consumers towards clothes, fashion and other products made from environmentally sustainable materials.

Green is at a substantial crossroads, observe marketing experts who survey consumers’ shopping habits. The eco-friendly virtue of a product is a big incentive for consumers to buy it for its green connection. No surprise, more customers now like the idea of lifestyle products and accessories made from environmentally sustainable jute.

Jute is natural fibre and cheapest of all, and among the most environmentally friendly natural fibres owing to inherent unique properties. It scores over man-made fibre products on many counts like:

• Dimensional Stability: It extends merely 0.5% under stress to stable form.
• Capacity to Grip: Owing to its hairy strands of fabric that grips to any surface it cuts down risk of slippage.
• Physical Stability: It is stable up to ignition point at 193 Degree Celsius.
• Reparability, reusability, and biodegradability make it environmentally friendly. Burning emits same fumes as burning wood that have no adverse effects.

If you are really intent on being eco-chic, remember the ‘four Rs.’
• Reuse what you already have;
• Reclaim items to create something novel out of an existing item;
• Recycle to ensure an item is passed on to someone else, or has multiple uses.
• Revert to Jute.

Charming jute jewelry

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Jute jewelry is a novel accessory for women. Jute bags, fabrics, mats and wall hangings are already popular. Jute jewelry is also riding a wave of popularity. Jute is catching fancy of customers who are getting attracted by it’s qualities like durability and and eco-friendly nature. More importantly, it is cost effective.

Well-crafted jute jewelry looks magnificent. Pieces designed to enhance the beauty and elegance of the wearer boast superior finish and enchanting look. The unmatched quality of jute jewelry makes it a coveted possession. Jute jewellery is attracting buyers who earlier preferred imitation jewelry as the cost-affordable substitute for precious stones and metals. The deft designs and catchy colors of jute jewelry look superb.

Customers often find it unbelievable that such fantastic jewelry pieces can be crafted out of jute. Gold and silver jewelry retains it luster. But unconventional, eco-friendly pieces like danglers, rings and necklaces made of jute are catching up fast. Hokers, bracelets and bangles are also available to match every outfit. Jute jewelry has many takers because it fits buyers’ budget and indeed looks cool.

With gold and silver prices touching a new high, jute jewelry has emerged as a viable option. You can acquire a wide variety of trendy creations, said a visitor to the just-concluded Giftex 2008 in Mumbai where many fancy jute jewelry stalls were put up that showcased pieces with fine craftsmanship. Wooden beads, crystals, stones, pearls and stones are used to create lovely motifs on jute.

Layers of jute fabric are often cut in varied sizes and shapes. Jute jewelry is lightweight. It does not cause irritation to the skin. No surprise, exquisite jute jewelry is a favorite of eclectic buyers.

Jute: a lifestyle statement

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There is a wide array of lifestyle jute products, which you can use and gift like attractive terracotta embedded items and wall decorative pieces. Jute craft is quite unique in terms of functionality, originality and looks. Popular items like decorative bags, lamp shades and flower pots part from handmade jute wall hanging make perfect gifts for people with unconventional, albeit classy tastes. You can get many more interesting and attractive jute products for gifting this festive season.

Jute products are noteworthy for perfection in design and dexterity in finishing. The jute handicraft represents skilled craftsmanship that transforms the natural jute into perfect gifting products with immense aesthetic appeal. Luxurious home décor products made of jute like cushion covers, tablemats, tea cosies and table covers go well with eclectic lifestyles.

Jute garments come in a spectrum of styles especially for festive occasions in embroidered, hand printed and dyed features.  Jute woven fabrics are used for attractive stuffed toys. Decorative pieces blended with spectacular embroidery made from jute look fabulous. Jute is a perfect medium to keep your household lively and luxurious. No surprise, cost-effective jute articles make catchy gifts.

Customized jute pouches bear a sign of individuality. Designer jute pouches are getting popular as a lifestyle product. They offer versatility in terms of designs, colors, sizes and styles, so you can get one to suit your style quotient. For instance, richly designed striped pouches in jute might fancy someone with a bold fashion sense and who loves looking look glamorous. These pouches make a bold style statement.

Jute lifestyle products lead one into an enchanting realm of unimagined opulence, and fill one’s life with color and joy. They accentuate the home décor through their exhilarating look and fine finish. They are bound to make a mark with their captivating look and high utility value.

Check attractive jute products’ range…

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‘Me to You’ cute teddies in India courtesy Archies

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The UK based ‘Me to You’ is renowned for its Grey colored teddy with cute blue nose as its mascot. The character has been licensed for a number of products comprising apparels, jewelry, cross-stitch kits and calendars. Archies stores across in India will be hosting ‘Me To You’ merchandise.

If you are one of those regular Archies Gallery visitors for getting gorgeous gifts, there is an additional option for you. According to Archies MD Mr. Anil Moolchandani, ‘Me To You’ products will be rolled out in 50 outlets across India followed by a nationwide rollout for the well-known brand. The merchandise will also be sold through their website.

Archies have secured an exclusive tie-up with the UK’s leading brand Carte Blanche to distribute/sell its renowned ‘Me to you’ line in India. It is among the most successful non-media based character brands globally. ‘Me to you’ boasts retail sales exceeding $800 million in the fiscal year 2008.

The popularity of ‘Me to You’ has not only built a multi-million dollar brand, but has also given rise to a hugely collectable character (a registered fan base of 360,000). The character that came to life on a greeting card has now become a real-life icon through which millions of people worldwide can convey and express their feelings. They see ‘Me to You’ as part of their life.

Mr. Richard Edmondson, commercial director of Carle Blanche Greetings has been quoted as saying: “It is important for the growth of the brand that we work with partners who can help us achieve our objective of making ‘Me to You’ a global brand. Through our tie-up with Archies in India, we hope to create a mark with our brand.”

Their focus has been to increase the brand’s dominance in international markets. ‘Me to You’ was first launched as a collection of greeting cards. It has since graduated to encompass wonderful, wide range proprietary and licensed products like gift dressings and accessories, jewelry, collectible figurines, plush toys, confectionery and cakes, crafting, party ware, posters, fashion stationery and other lifestyle products.

The brand’s website boasts 150 million hits every year. Users can download screensavers and games for mobile phones; leave messages and stay tuned to new product launches. Cuteness and sentiment drive the famous brand’s appeal cutting across all age groups and demographics.

Do not miss out this opportunity to gift a cute ‘Me To You’ teddy. Know more about ‘Me to You’ collectibles here….

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Loy Mendonza, Sivamani & Louiz Banks inaugurate a new store to make gifting western musical instruments easier

If one of your friends, relatives or colleagues love music, or someone you know is an aspiring musician, your search for an apt gift ends with Furtados Music. 

“The Indian audience is tuned to the global market and western music is gaining acceptance. Our aim is to create a stimulus for learning and propagating music,” Mr Philip Rodericks, Managing Director, Furtados India said.

Taking a step forward, they have associated with the musical instrument manufacturing firm Yamaha as core dealer in key territories, and have just launched the first exclusive Yamaha showroom at Ambience Mall in Gurgaon. Their Gurgaon showroom was inaugurated by celebrities in the field of music, namely Loy Mendonza, A. Sivamani and Louiz Banks.

The new generation of youngsters is embracing Western Music. To tap this emerging market, Furtados Music has gone for this tie-up. With youngsters patronizing Western music in a big way, Furtados is firming up plans to expand its retail presence to become India’s most comprehensive music instrument superstore chain.

The Furtados retail the entire gamut of musical instruments, accessories, music books and music software. As their website mentions: “We carry leading brands like Steinway, Yamaha, Samick, Mapex, Pearl River, Digitech, D’Addario, Ritmuller, PRS Guitars, ESP, Greg Bennett, Kramer Guitars, Taylor, Takamine , Fishman Amplification, Seymour Duncan, Dunlop, Hofner, Laney, Marshall, Wittner, Thomastik & Pirastro Strings, Cherub Tuners, Hercules & Ultimate Stands, Zildjian, Hohner, Viscount, Cakewalk & Sibelius software and many more.”

They plan to take a number of stores across India. The company will stock grand painos, electric guitars, and violins beside other musical instruments. Loy Mendonza, Sivamani & Louiz Banks inaugurate a new store to make gifting western musical instruments easier.

If you are looking to gift a sophisticated instrument to a beginner seeking to self-learn an instrument or perhaps even for professional pursuits, Furtados Music will fulfill all your needs. It is your perfect one-stop solution for gifting western musical instruments.

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