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If traditional
tours are not your
thing and you
need to work off
all the good food
you’re having in Singapore, consider
staying at The Westin Singapore.
Eddie Chang (above), the country’s very
first runWestin Concierge will lead a
group – thrice a week – on a 5km route
through some of the city’s iconic sights
like the Esplanade and ArtScience
Museum. Alternatively, guests can grab
a running map and set off on their own.
thewestinsingapore.com
R U N
A W A Y
The top tippers in the Asia-Pacific
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According to a recent survey byMasterCard*, consumers
in the following countries are the most generous when it
comes to leaving a tip after a good meal in a restaurant.
* Based on a survey of 7,932 respondents aged 18-64
in 16 Asia-Pacific countries.
E S S E N T I A L S
scoop
Heroes
Step into the action at Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
It’s a new exhibition that incorporates 140 video
screens (inset), working robotics and augmented
reality in New York City’s Discovery Times Square.
Highlights include dozens of props fromMarvel movies
– like a Chitauri alien (above), Loki’s Sceptre, the
Tesseract Portal Device, and Captain America’s birth
pod. Visitors can also learn how to operate Iron Man’s
suit. Until January 5, 2015.
discoverytsx.com
The next time
you walk by a
statue in London
and Manchester, chances are it
will talk to you. It’s part of a fun
campaign to share more about the
history of the cities through 35
statues of historical personalities.
Swipe your smartphone over a
sign beneath the statue to access
the monologue, each voiced by
a famous Brit. Fawlty Towers
star Prunella Scales voices
Queen Victoria in Manchester’s
Piccadilly Gardens, for instance,
and actor Ed Stoppard is Sherlock
Holmes (above) at Baker
Street tube station.
singlondon.org
I’M
TALKING
TO YOU
THAILAND
84%
BANGLADESH
80%
INDIA
78%
PHILIPPINES
73%
HONG KONG
56%