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Following its successful
pop-up hotels in Tulum,
Mexico, andMykonos,
Greece, theDesign
Hotels group has just
opened a third in amid-century
homestead in Rio de Janeiro. The
Maria Santa Teresa (below left and
right) – named after its bohemian
Brazilian neighbourhood –will run
as an intimate six-roomhotel till
December 2014. It will stage events
such asWorldCup parties (Brazil
hosts the FIFAWorldCup in June
and July this year) and traditional
Brazilian celebrations where locals
and travellers can interact.
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TWILIGHT ULTRA CHALLENGE
For 16 hours, from7pm till 11am
the next day, participants in this
event run or walk as many laps
as they wish on a 10km loop – for
fitness or for fun, in teams or
as individuals. Officials will be
stationed at checkpoints along
East Coast Park to track the
number of loops completed.
twilightultrachallenge.com
RISING SON
The play – written by multi-
hyphenate artiste Dick Lee
and staged at DBS Arts Centre
– tells the story of 18-year-old
Sunny, his sister Ruby and the
friendship they develop with a
young Japanese army lawyer
who moves in next door during
WorldWar II in Singapore.
www.srt.com.sg
S I NGAPORE
MAR 27 – APR 12
S I NGAPORE
MAR 29-30
S I NGAPORE
TILLMAY 4
SECRETS OF THE
FALLEN PAGODA
View Tang Dynasty
objets d’art like
this incense burner
(left) – which
were once sealed
in a temple crypt in Xi’an, China
– at this exhibition at the Asian
Civilisations Museum.
acm.org.sg
In a city already bristlingwith
skyscrapers, NewYork has
added another. The 68-storey
Courtyard-Residence Inn
Central Park (left) is, according
to theCouncil on Tall Buildings
andUrbanHabitat, the tallest
hotel inNorthAmerica.
Locatedminutes fromCentral
Park and Times Square, it
comprises the 378-room
Courtyard on floors 6 to 33, and
the all-suite Residence Inn on
floors 37 to 65.
marriott.com
Here’s a novel way to
see Japan’s capital.
The Shangri-La Hotel
in Tokyo is offering
a “Tokyo on Two
Wheels” experience
(above) from now till
June 30. An English-
speaking guide will
accompany guests
on a six-hour bicycle
tour. Three routes
are available. One
is a tour around
picturesque Tokyo
Bay, another goes to
the Imperial Palace
and several ancient
bridges, while a third
covers buzzy Ginza
and the shopping
strips of Aoyama
and Omotesando.
shangri-la.com
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