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15 Virtual Travel Experiences You Can Enjoy from Home

Travelling is an irreplaceable experience, and for some, it’s our form of escapism from reality amidst stressful times. While leisure travel is slowly picking up, certain borders are still. However, this doesn’t mean the explorer spirit in us should cease. Let us bring the world directly to you - live vicariously through these 15 virtual experiences and discover places you’ve been wanting to visit from the comfort of your couch.1. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, JapanTravel to the Land of the Rising Sun virtually through a VR movie created by the Japan National Tourism Organisation. For the full experience, watch “Japan – Where Tradition Meets the Future VR” from the Google Cardboard VR goggle and admire the colossal Tokyo Tower in Shibakoen, walk across crowded Shibuya, hike through magical Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto and many more. The best part is, you won’t have to compete with a throng of tourists to get the best shot for Instagram.Admire the beauty of the ancient ruins with the best screen quality from Lenovo and Razer Singapore.Read: 15 Hidden Gems in Singapore You Never Knew Existed2. Sakura Cherry Blossoms in Osaka, JapanThere’s nothing quite like experiencing the Sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom in Japan. Immerse yourself in this 360 degree video featuring Japan’s world-famous “Hanami”, or also known as flower viewing. This is a Japanese tradition that celebrates the coming of spring. For the best experience, use headphones.Vlog your travel experience with DJI.Read: Best Hiking Trails in Singapore Suitable for All Ages3. Niagara Falls, CanadaWatch these 360 degree videos and take your pick on how to see the best of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Get a bird’s eye view from a helicopter, take a journey behind the falls, get your adrenaline pumping on a zipline or feel the water splash against your skin on the Hornblower Niagara Cruise.Experience surround sound with Harman Kardon.Read: Best Things to See & Do in East Singapore4. Machu Picchu, PeruA UNESCO World Heritage site deep in the Andes Mountain, Machu Picchu is now virtually accessible directly from your couch. It is a symbol of the Incan Empire, built around 1450AD and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Witness the stellar Machu Picchu with this 360-Degree Virtual Tour that is truly out of this world.  5. Stonehenge, EnglandBuilt about 5,000 years ago, Stonehenge is a famous prehistoric monument and it is now a World Heritage Site in the United Kingdom. Stonehenge is a unique landscape that has been of interest to archaeologists around the world, and a sacred place for religious and cultural significance.Read: Best Family-Friendly Activities in Singapore to Enjoy with the Kids6. Petra, JordanLocated in Jordan’s City of Stone, Petra, lies a breathtaking ancient ruin called Al Khazneh (The Treasury) that draws millions of visitors every year - for its most elaborate tomb in the ancient Nabatean Kingdom. One thing for sure, Petra will have your jaw drop for its magical beauty. This ruin is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World.Ensure you’re well-protected online with ESET, McAfee Antivirus and Norton Antivirus Plus.7. Van Gogh Museum, AmsterdamBe blown away by the artworks by Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This museum carries the largest number of artworks by the famous painter which includes over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and more than 750 letters. They even have an app that you can download to project the artwork in your room.Sit back, relax and order food from AirAsiaFood SG or GrabFood SG.Read: Singapore Islands You Can Explore to Escape from the City8. The Vatican Museum, Vatican CityExplore and learn Christianity through a 360° video of the Vatican’s seven popular sites. Start with Michelangelo’s masterpiece at the Sistine Chapel – look up and be awe-inspired by the painted ceiling. Make your way around and visit Raphael’s Rooms, Niccoline Chapel, Room of the Chiaroscuri and many more.Apply our exclusive foodpanda promo code for New Users to enjoy $8 OFF.9. Musee d’OrsayBe enamoured by the classic works of Monet, Cezzane and Van Gogh at the world-renowned Musee d’Orsay in Paris. Located in the former Orsay Railway Station, which was built in 1900, the museum is a work of art itself and sees a throng of tourists every year. But you can beat the crowd with this online tour here by going on a virtual gallery walk.10. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkOne of the largest museums in the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located in Midtown Manhattan and is home to 17 curatorial departments that span across 2.2 million square feet and has more than 2 million works of art. Be impressed by the exquisite Roman Emperor or immerse yourself in non-Western art collections, where you’ll meander your way through a 14th century colossal Chinese mural that reaches up to a height of 7.5 metres. Experience six short video series with The Met 360° Project here.Experience the best audio with headphones and speakers from JBL.11. The British Museum, LondonWith collections that go beyond 2 million years of history, The British Museum virtual tour allows you to see some of the famous archaeological findings and ancient discoveries. It’s no wonder this museum sees more than 6 million visitors every year! Discover some of the best things to see at The British Museum by checking out The Rosetta Stone, Samurai Armour and Mummy of Katebet.Unwind with the finest wines from Temple Cellars, Carecci and Vivino.12. The Louvre, ParisBesides the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower as Paris’s main attractions, The Louvre is also a must-visit - a museum that is known for more than just the portrait of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Here, you’ll get to vicariously experience the ancient Roman & Egyptian Antiquities, Napoleon’s Apartment and Tuileries. This pyramid museum attracts more than 10 million visitors every year. The best part? With this virtual tour, you can bid goodbye to huge crowds blocking your way.Shop the freshest groceries from FairPrice Online and AirAsia Grocer.13. Central Park, New York CityTravel to the Big Apple (virtually of course) and visit one of the most famous parks in the world. A must-see attraction when you’re in New York City is Central Park. It is a hotspot location for movie scenes such as Home Alone 2, Spiderman 3, Wall Street and 500 Days of Summer. With this virtual experience, you’ll witness the beauty of the Bethesda Terrace, Conservatory Water and the picturesque Bow Bridge and Lake Shore.14. Kruger National Park, South AfricaGet up close and personal with lions, tigers and bears at Kruger National Park. This wildlife park is one of Africa’s largest animal reserves that lets you see the beauty of wildlife. With the Djuma Dam Cam, a 24 hrs LIVE camera, witness incredible sightings of the African animals in real time.15. Northern Lights, CanadaCatch the elusive Northern Lights from the comfort of your own home here, where you’ll experience real time Aurora Borealis (also known as Northern Lights), from Manitoba, Canada. Northern Lights are luminous displays when the Earth’s magnetic field interacts with charged particles from the Sun. It is a magical sight to behold and will take your breath away.

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15 Virtual Travel Experiences You Can Enjoy from Home

Travelling is an irreplaceable experience, and for some, it’s our form of escapism from reality amidst stressful times. While leisure travel is slowly picking up, certain borders are still. However, this doesn’t mean the explorer spirit in us should cease. Let us bring the world directly to you - live vicariously through these 15 virtual experiences and discover places you’ve been wanting to visit from the comfort of your couch.1. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, JapanTravel to the Land of the Rising Sun virtually through a VR movie created by the Japan National Tourism Organisation. For the full experience, watch “Japan – Where Tradition Meets the Future VR” from the Google Cardboard VR goggle and admire the colossal Tokyo Tower in Shibakoen, walk across crowded Shibuya, hike through magical Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto and many more. The best part is, you won’t have to compete with a throng of tourists to get the best shot for Instagram.Admire the beauty of the ancient ruins with the best screen quality from Lenovo and Razer Singapore.Read: 15 Hidden Gems in Singapore You Never Knew Existed2. Sakura Cherry Blossoms in Osaka, JapanThere’s nothing quite like experiencing the Sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom in Japan. Immerse yourself in this 360 degree video featuring Japan’s world-famous “Hanami”, or also known as flower viewing. This is a Japanese tradition that celebrates the coming of spring. For the best experience, use headphones.Vlog your travel experience with DJI.Read: Best Hiking Trails in Singapore Suitable for All Ages3. Niagara Falls, CanadaWatch these 360 degree videos and take your pick on how to see the best of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Get a bird’s eye view from a helicopter, take a journey behind the falls, get your adrenaline pumping on a zipline or feel the water splash against your skin on the Hornblower Niagara Cruise.Experience surround sound with Harman Kardon.Read: Best Things to See & Do in East Singapore4. Machu Picchu, PeruA UNESCO World Heritage site deep in the Andes Mountain, Machu Picchu is now virtually accessible directly from your couch. It is a symbol of the Incan Empire, built around 1450AD and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Witness the stellar Machu Picchu with this 360-Degree Virtual Tour that is truly out of this world.  5. Stonehenge, EnglandBuilt about 5,000 years ago, Stonehenge is a famous prehistoric monument and it is now a World Heritage Site in the United Kingdom. Stonehenge is a unique landscape that has been of interest to archaeologists around the world, and a sacred place for religious and cultural significance.Read: Best Family-Friendly Activities in Singapore to Enjoy with the Kids6. Petra, JordanLocated in Jordan’s City of Stone, Petra, lies a breathtaking ancient ruin called Al Khazneh (The Treasury) that draws millions of visitors every year - for its most elaborate tomb in the ancient Nabatean Kingdom. One thing for sure, Petra will have your jaw drop for its magical beauty. This ruin is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World.Ensure you’re well-protected online with ESET, McAfee Antivirus and Norton Antivirus Plus.7. Van Gogh Museum, AmsterdamBe blown away by the artworks by Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This museum carries the largest number of artworks by the famous painter which includes over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and more than 750 letters. They even have an app that you can download to project the artwork in your room.Sit back, relax and order food from AirAsiaFood SG or GrabFood SG.Read: Singapore Islands You Can Explore to Escape from the City8. The Vatican Museum, Vatican CityExplore and learn Christianity through a 360° video of the Vatican’s seven popular sites. Start with Michelangelo’s masterpiece at the Sistine Chapel – look up and be awe-inspired by the painted ceiling. Make your way around and visit Raphael’s Rooms, Niccoline Chapel, Room of the Chiaroscuri and many more.Apply our exclusive foodpanda promo code for New Users to enjoy $8 OFF.9. Musee d’OrsayBe enamoured by the classic works of Monet, Cezzane and Van Gogh at the world-renowned Musee d’Orsay in Paris. Located in the former Orsay Railway Station, which was built in 1900, the museum is a work of art itself and sees a throng of tourists every year. But you can beat the crowd with this online tour here by going on a virtual gallery walk.10. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkOne of the largest museums in the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located in Midtown Manhattan and is home to 17 curatorial departments that span across 2.2 million square feet and has more than 2 million works of art. Be impressed by the exquisite Roman Emperor or immerse yourself in non-Western art collections, where you’ll meander your way through a 14th century colossal Chinese mural that reaches up to a height of 7.5 metres. Experience six short video series with The Met 360° Project here.Experience the best audio with headphones and speakers from JBL.11. The British Museum, LondonWith collections that go beyond 2 million years of history, The British Museum virtual tour allows you to see some of the famous archaeological findings and ancient discoveries. It’s no wonder this museum sees more than 6 million visitors every year! Discover some of the best things to see at The British Museum by checking out The Rosetta Stone, Samurai Armour and Mummy of Katebet.Unwind with the finest wines from Temple Cellars, Carecci and Vivino.12. The Louvre, ParisBesides the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower as Paris’s main attractions, The Louvre is also a must-visit - a museum that is known for more than just the portrait of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Here, you’ll get to vicariously experience the ancient Roman & Egyptian Antiquities, Napoleon’s Apartment and Tuileries. This pyramid museum attracts more than 10 million visitors every year. The best part? With this virtual tour, you can bid goodbye to huge crowds blocking your way.Shop the freshest groceries from FairPrice Online and AirAsia Grocer.13. Central Park, New York CityTravel to the Big Apple (virtually of course) and visit one of the most famous parks in the world. A must-see attraction when you’re in New York City is Central Park. It is a hotspot location for movie scenes such as Home Alone 2, Spiderman 3, Wall Street and 500 Days of Summer. With this virtual experience, you’ll witness the beauty of the Bethesda Terrace, Conservatory Water and the picturesque Bow Bridge and Lake Shore.14. Kruger National Park, South AfricaGet up close and personal with lions, tigers and bears at Kruger National Park. This wildlife park is one of Africa’s largest animal reserves that lets you see the beauty of wildlife. With the Djuma Dam Cam, a 24 hrs LIVE camera, witness incredible sightings of the African animals in real time.15. Northern Lights, CanadaCatch the elusive Northern Lights from the comfort of your own home here, where you’ll experience real time Aurora Borealis (also known as Northern Lights), from Manitoba, Canada. Northern Lights are luminous displays when the Earth’s magnetic field interacts with charged particles from the Sun. It is a magical sight to behold and will take your breath away.

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Spinelli Coffee Review: Freshly Roasted Coffee with Savoury and Sweet Treats Near You

If you’re on the move for that next meeting and prefer something quick yet hearty, try the array of sandwiches made for grab-and-go, from Chicken, Ham & Cheddar, Nacho Tuna Sandwich and many more at Spinelli Coffee. For a healthier option, the salads are just as satisfying – we recommend the all-time favourite Tuna Nicoise and Caesar Smoked Chicken Salad.Beat the heat with our 1-for-1 offers on Frappe – whether you prefer caffeinated or non-caffeinated, they’ve got all the options here. Take your pick from Iced Café Mocha, Matcha Tea ($7.20), Rouge Cocoa Spin Frappe and many more. Grab a muffin ($3.80 per pc) for a teatime snack – try the Apple Vanilla Muffin (fresh apples with Biscoff crumble and a hint of vanilla) or Triple Chocolate (dark chocolate mixed with chocolate chips and couverture).Brew your own cup of Spinelli coffee at home with the 2KG Coffee Beans (Original Blend). With a hint of aromatic spice that is rich but balanced, the flavour is enhanced by a mild acidity that’ll delight any coffee lover. Exclusively on meREWARDS, redeem this 1-for-1 offer for $98 – now you can taste the premium and robust flavours in the comfort of your home.If you prefer something quick but still delivers a potent flavour, opt for the Drip Coffee ($16). Freshly roasted, grounded, and packed in a local roastery, the beans are 100% sustainably sourced Arabica beans. Each box includes 10 sachets which are sealed for extra freshness and can be kept for up to a year. Redeem your 1-for-1 Drip Coffee via our app here.Enjoy our 1-for-1 dining offers at One Raffles Quay, The Aperia Mall, The Strategy & IBM Place 2.Food: 5*Ambience: 4*Value for money: 4*Address & Contact Number• Spinelli The Aperia Mall: 12 Kallang Avenue, #01-34 S339511 / 6702 1845• Spinelli The Strategy: 2 International Business Park, #01-26 S609930 / 6316 7051• Spinelli One Raffles Quay: 1 Raffles Quay, #B2-01 S048583 / 6536 6354• Spinelli IBM Place 2: 9 Changi Business Park Central 1, #01-03 S486048 / 6783 1825All images are credited to Spinelli Coffee Singapore

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