Win the Wonders with 'The Right Hook' and MasterCard: The priceless cities of Singapore and Bangkok

When it comes to the two far eastern cities of Bangkok and Singapore, it’s a case of two opposites complementing each other perfectly

For decades, Singapore has been thought of as stopover city on the way to Australia or New Zealand, but now has become an envious Eden, mixing modern technology and architecture with lush and stunning vegetation. Bangkok, a party town for backpacking Europeans, bustles with life 24 hours a day. With its gilded Buddhist temples nestled amid gleaming shopping centres, spiritualism and commercialism live in Zen balance. And now, thanks to MasterCard, priceless memories can be made in both cities.

For two weeks, The Right Hook and MasterCard are running an on-air competition, with each contestant asked to name seven items within an allotted time from a chosen category. The successful few will progress to a grand finale, with two listeners qualifying every day.

And that’s when the real battle commences – with the 20 finalists battling it out in a Where in the World-style contest – with the winner earning the chance to create some priceless memories you’ll never forget.

A world of unforgettable adventures await you in both cities, and armed with your MasterCard, it’s never been easier. In Singapore, why not enjoy the sunset by cruising around the island in a yacht? With French champagne and canapés served to you, you can take in the stunning views on the southern islands bathed in golden sunlight. Then head on to Club kyō, the urban club for an urbane crowd. Located inside a skyscraper, a wild night dancing to hip hop and funk is guaranteed with complimentary guest list access on Fridays and Saturdays for some MasterCard users.

Or in downtown Bangkok, learn some local skills by taking a silk weaving course at The Loom. Over a two-hour class, with 10% off with your MasterCard, you’ll be able to design and weave your own scarf, shawl or bag, which you can bring home a souvenir of an unforgettable holiday. But if the idea of learning on holiday doesn’t appeal, why not head to the award-winning Thann Sanctuary Spa, where the hands-on therapists will make every stress melt away. And MasterCard holders can avail of a special deal on a body massage with essential oils.

Regardless of how you spend your time in Bangkok and Singapore, with MasterCard and Newstalk, the holiday of a lifetime is one you’ll remember forever.

Where to Stay:

  • The Scarlet (Singapore)
  • Naumi Hotel (Singapore)
  • The Sanchaya (Singapore)
  • Silavadee (Bangkok)
  • Serendipity (Bangkok)

Where to Play:

  • Shaolin – The ultimate display of theatre and physical prowess, Singapore visitors can avail of complimentary tickets when using their MasterCard (terms and conditions apply)
  • Universal Studios Singapore – MasterCard holders get an exclusive VIP tour of the park and its back lot (terms and conditions apply)
  • Trace Lounge, Singapore – The ultimate place to be seen, certain MasterCard holders can avail of complimentary guest list entry with up to three guests
  • Bangkok’s Nai Lert Park Heritage Home – One of the city’s best kept wonders, showcasing the family’s private collection of antiques. MasterCard holders get special access on Wednesdays
  • The Jim Thompson House in Bangkok – Home of the legendary American who helped bring Thai silk to the world, he disappeared without a trace in 1967, with his house unchanged since. MasterCard users can avail of a private visit of the museum

Where to Eat:

  • Meat Smith (Singapore) – MasterCard holders can have a one on one with the chef and 25% off meat platters and suckling pig at this beloved barbecue joint
  • The Lookout at the Customs House – Standing 23 metres above ground, this restaurant offers incredible views of the city. MasterCard holders can avail of a return limo transfer
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens – Enjoy a picnic like none other in the stunning surroundings of the botanical gardens, with free passes to the National Orchid Garden
  • The Ronnefeldt 1823 Tea Lounge in Bangkok – Partake of luxury teas, blended from leaves from all over Asia, while nibbling on complimentary macarons
  • Soneva Kiri – A truly priceless memory can be made as you dine in this restaurant’s treepods, located in the rainforest canopy and looking out across the Gulf of Siam. MasterCard holders can enjoy a personalised three-course menu

With thanks to MasterCard and Newstalk