Redefining Singapore Culture vultures planning to visit Singapore might like to check out the newly reopened National Museum of Singapore, which has undergone a three-year refurbishment and extension. The building, on Stamford Road, was the home of the Raffles Library and Museum when it opened in 1887, and in its new incarnation promises 'cutting edge and varied ways of presenting history to redefine the conventional museum experience'. It's open daily from 10am to 6pm, with adults charged S$10 (HK$50) for entry, which is hefty considering it has been dubbed a 'people's museum'. Westminster Travel is offering a cheap two-night package to Singapore for travel between now and February 10, starting from HK$1,380 with accommodation at the Fragrance Hotel Crystal ( www.fragrancehotel.com ). This place is a bit out of town - about halfway between the airport and the city centre - but is not a bad choice if you're on a budget. If you're not, The Oriental ( www.mandarinoriental.com ), at HK$2,390 for weekends and HK$2,550 in midweek, is a much better option. Both prices include round-trip, economy-class flights with Cathay Pacific and daily breakfast. For more details and reservations, call Westminster Travel on 2313 9800, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , quoting reference number 5322. You can take a virtual tour of the museum at www.nationalmuseum.sg . Wedding beds The Metropolitan Bangkok's (left) new Urban Honeymoon package comes with accommodation, a bottle of champagne, chocolates and fresh flowers, a 'romantic dinner', a 90-minute spa treatment, breakfast and airport transfers for US$350 a night (plus 17 per cent), with a two-night minimum stay. Accommodation at this price is in a Metropolitan room, but the penthouse suite is available for US$700 a night. This package will be available throughout the year, so could be worth remembering if you find yourself in need of a honeymoon in a hurry. For details, see www.como.bz . Economy drive It's summertime Down Under and Swire Travel has a four-night fly-drive package on its books that includes accommodation at four hotels around the southern part of the state of Victoria and five days' car hire with unlimited mileage from HK$7,390 a person, twin-share. A suggested itinerary is provided for points of interest between each of the accommodation stops, which include: The Mantra Erskine Beach Resort ( www.erskinebeachresort.com.au ), on the Great Ocean Road; the Sundowner Mid City ( www.sundownermotorinns.com.au ) in Warrnambo; Halls Gap Colonial Motor Inn (hallsgapcolonial.bestwestern.com.au), in Grampians National Park; and Sovereign Hill Lodge, at the Sovereign Hill gold mining museum (above; www.sovereignhill.com.au ) in Ballarat. The car at this price is a Toyota Echo hatchback, but you can upgrade to a Mitsubishi Lancer or Magna for HK$7,490 and HK$7,690, respectively (these prices are per person, twin-share; solo traveller rates are HK$9,890, HK$9,990 and HK$10,390). Prices include round-trip, economy class flights with Cathay Pacific and will be available until March 29. For details and reservations, call 3151 8833, or e-mail email@example.com and ask about the Great Southern Touring Route package. Back to Phuket Dragonair relaunched its Phuket service last month, this time with daily flights, and now has a three-night Phuket Dragonair Holidays package available, with 10 resorts to choose from between now and the end of March (with peak season surcharges around Lunar New Year). The cheapest choice is the Allamanda Laguna Phuket ( www.allamanda.com ) for HK$3,390, with upper-end resorts on offer including:the Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa (above; www.sixsenses.com ) from HK$4,480 to HK$7,830; Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club ( www.starwoodhotels.com ) from HK$4,850 to HK$5,450; and the Banyan Tree ( www.banyantree.com ) from HK$6,760 to HK$8,610. All prices, quoted per person, twin-share, include economy-class flights with Dragonair, private airport transfers, daily breakfast and travel insurance. Visit www.kaholidays.com or call 3193 3338 for reservations. Deal of the week A two-night package to Kota Kinabalu is available from Farrington American Express Travel, with accommodation at Le Meridien ( www.lemeridien.com ), for HK$2,890 per person, twin-share. Available dates at this price are from now until February 17, and from February 24 to March 31. Other properties on offer include the Nexus Resort Karambunai ( www.nexusresort.com ) for HK$3,050 until February 15 and from February 26 to March 31, and Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort ( www.shangri-la.com ) for HK$2,990 on the same dates. These prices also include economy-class flights with Malaysia Airlines, daily breakfast and travel insurance. For details, call Farrington American Express Travel on 3121 3000 (Hong Kong), 3121 3900 (Kowloon), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , quoting Package ID: L2007FSP0011. It should be noted that away from the beach, Kota Kinabalu isn't bulging with attractions. Sleep wear The Selk'bag is a new concept in sleeping bags that looks more like a giant romper suit for adults than the traditional sleeping bag, but which seems a lot more practical. The one-piece, hooded design is filled with a duck-down filling said to be effective in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius, and since it's worn as a one-piece suit - a kind of bulky ski-suit with arms and legs - you won't have to get out of bed, as it were, in the middle of the night to answer the call of nature when camping. It might also come in handy for long winter flight delays, at least for those who don't mind looking like the Michelin Man's trendier cousin. Priced from #60 (HK$915), it is available at www.musuchouse.com .