Say 'June' and the school holidays come to mind, especially if you're a parent with children of a certain age. For us at Singapore Tatler, our June 2017 issue was also big on travel.
Case in point? Features writer Chong Seow Wei and contributing fashion director Desmond Lim jetted off to exotic Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan, China; deputy editor Karishma Tulasidas visited Kyoto for the first time; digital editor Elizabeth Lee explored the biggest outdoor museum (a.k.a Rome); while group editor Kissa Castañeda traisped the Mediterranean coast and beyond.
Here's what they had to say about their adventures.
"I'd never been to Japan before, so I was suitably excited about exploring Kyoto. With its many temples, shrines and wooden houses, each historic building looked even more beautiful and intricate than the last. Equally amazing was the must-see Mastery of an Art: Van Cleef & Arpels – High Jewellery and Japanese Crafts exhibition."
- Karishma Tulsidas, Deputy Editor
"Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan, China, has been on my bucket list for years, and I'm so glad I got the chance to visit this breathtakingly beautiful location, thanks to our June 2017 cover story with the ever gracious Georgia Lee. This trip, in particular, was an unforgettable one, because there were plenty of unexpected adventures along the way!"
- Chong Seow Wei, Features Writer
"Rome at dusk is dreamy—it's incredible. At the invitation of Bulgari, I was whisked away to the Eternal City. Nothing is more iconic (and touristy, I admit) than a picture of yourself on the Spanish Steps, but when it's been closed off specially for the launch of the Italian brand's latest perfume, 'Goldea, The Roman Night', you jump at the chance."
- Elizabeth Lee, Digital Editor
"Santorini was one of the ports of call on my Mediterranean cruise aboard the Silver Muse, Silversea's newest luxury ship. It's seriously like a postcard come to life! While Oia (photographed) is a must, there's a lot more to discover. I left with a smile, a tan and, of course, a strong resolve to return."
- Kissa Castañeda, Group Editor
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