An email giving holiday advice

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From: Janet Hill
To: Sunny Chen
Subject: Hi!

Hi Sunny!

How are you?

We're finally coming to Singapore so I wanted to ask your advice on what we should do while we're there. What shouldn't we miss? We'll have our two kids aged 6 and 8 with us so ideally we want to do things we can enjoy as a family.

We've already got a hotel booked in Marina Bay and we arrive on 12 May for a week.

I hope you're around so we can meet up!

See you soon,


From: Sunny Chen
To: Janet Hill
Subject: Re: Hi!

Hi Janet!

Lovely to hear from you and how exciting that you're coming!

You've picked a great area to stay in as it's right next to a must-see attraction, Gardens by the Bay. They light them up at night and the kids will love it. Another place to take the little ones is the zoo, and the Night Safari is really worth doing. The animals are much more active at night than during the day, so it's pretty special.

As for food, there's quite a variety here. I'd recommend trying laksa and kaya toast – they're both really typical Singaporean foods. You can also eat well and cheaply at street markets. You should definitely check them out.

Can't wait to see you all!


P.S. My number here is +65 1234 1234.


  1. Start informal emails with Hi + name instead of Dear + name.
  2. An informal email can be like a conversation, so you can start with How are you?
  3. If you're replying, you can start with Lovely to hear from you.
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    ... is worth doing / seeing / going to.
    ... is a must-see (attraction).
    I'd recommend ...
    You can ...
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  6. You can add something at the end using P.S.


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Submitted by I.es91 on Tue, 11/04/2023 - 21:21


In My city we have a lot of great places. first of all, the red sea is one of the famous places to visit, historical city is a worth seeing especially if the weather is nice and a little bit cold. In historical city you can discover the old city and the how they live in the past everyone will interested. for the food we have so many restaurants and coffee shops everywhere, but I suggest trying local food from the food truck.
Hope you enjoy there.

Submitted by anissa_karami on Sun, 26/03/2023 - 02:03


Hello from the country of chocolate 🍫, chips 🍟, waffles 🧇, honey 🍯, beer 🍺 (I don’t like but maybe you do 🤫).

I am Anissa and If you didn’t discover it, I am Belgian 🇧🇪
Currently I am living in Brussels, but actually I am from the south part of Belgium. I am born in a small town near the border of France 🇫🇷.

First of all, you should come to my country because the capital (Brussels) is also the one of Europe 🇪🇺. I’d recommend to visit the Atomium. It’s a must see attraction with an important heritage value. It’s definitely worth going to.
Secondly, as It’s a little country it will be easy for you to travel around without doing a 5 hours trip to go to one city of my country to another. (By the way, it’s quite fast to visit some parts of Netherlands, France, Luxembourg and Germany as these countries are encircled my little country.) There is several cute places worth seeing apart from Brussels like Bruges, Gand, Anvers, Dinant, and so on. Also, you have famous beach like Ostende, Blankenberge or, for more luxury, La Panne.
Besides of that, I think you will feel welcome as we tend to be very happy to see people coming to visit our country for a while.

If you need others recommandations or informations, feel free to ask.

I really hope you will have a great time and enjoy my lovely country!

See you soon!


Submitted by rose0595 on Mon, 13/03/2023 - 08:19


I'm live in the Philippines since birth for about 27 years. I remember I only had a chance to visit EL Nido in Palawan for work purposes. Walking beside the sea was so relaxing. I saw a lot of tourist. Most of the restaurant are open starting 6pm, foods are so delicious. Watching the see at night was so good. I felt that my mind was refreshed. You can only live once, so it better for you to enjoy your life, like travel, eat delicious food, spend time with your loved ones.

Submitted by Rita25 on Thu, 13/10/2022 - 02:40


Hello Everyone

I'd like to introduce you to my hometown, It's a magnificent tropical island in the Pacific Ocean. Weather here during the day is extremely hot but we do experience lots of rain. If you're planning to have your summer holidays here then you've made the right choice as we have so many magnificent white sand beaches, breath taking scenery. Mouth watering local food is must try, I'd recommend lechon which is a popular festive dish, It's basically a roasted sucking pig glistening with oil and fats, If you don't mind the extra calories then you should give it a try and you'll probably love to indulge yourself with varieties of tropical fruits, Mango is a must try here as well as our fresh coconut juice which is perfect refreshment in a hot sunny day. Scuba diving and water skiing is worth doing. You can definitely do tons of fun things while you're here.

Hi Sharon,
How's your day going?

I'm planning to visit **** for a week, I'd like to ask for your advice on what should we do while we're there. I'll be visiting with my fiance Steve, We're newly engaged so ideally we want to do things we can enjoy as a couple.

We're on fence whether which hotel should we booked, Any recommendation?

I hope you're so we can meet up.
See you soon,

Hi Claire,
Lovely to hear from you, You've blown me away with this great news. Anyway Congratulations on your engagement.

I'd like to recommend Plaza Hotel as its near the city centre and must see attraction. You'll definitely love to stay there, It's a perfect and romantic place for couple. You can try book a suite room with a jacuzzi room.

As for the attractions, Beaches are worth going for, we have so many beautiful white sand beaches here. Scuba diving and Para sailing are worth doing, Oops not to mention the night pool party that will definitely sets the mood Hehe. Another place to visit is the night market, You should try out mouth watering local cuisines there. You can see them for yourself when you get here

Can't wait to see you all,

P.S. Let me know your flight schedule.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Wed, 07/09/2022 - 06:58


Hi Guys,
Great to hear that you are coming to XY with your new bride.
I should recommend you to stay in the honeymoon hotel near the mountains, the area has nice weather in the summer, and the night is more romantic because of the live music.
as you like cable cars there is a must-see and attractive one over there, and you can try it.
as for the food, there is a wonderful restaurant and their food is worth eating.
P.S Let me know if you need anything from my side.

Submitted by ivanricardo07 on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 01:43


I´ve been living in Cartagena for 32 years. I´d recommend tourists go to the old town and do a walking tour. The San Felipe Castle is a must-see attraction, but non least funny that touring all of the city while you´re partying, taking the party bus tour around the city is worth doing. Another thing that´s worth seeing is the delightful beaches on Baru´s Island.
They should try the local typical food, especially a meal called "Posta Cartagenera" as well as Frie Fish with Coconut rice accompanied with Patacón and Avocado salad.

Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Sun, 26/06/2022 - 12:10


I have been living in İstanbul for six years. I visited many parts of İstanbul. İstanbul is divided into two parts as one side is Anatolian the other side is the European side. I live on the Anatolian side. Tourists who visited this side can see places like; Kadıköy, Cadde bostan, and Beykoz. I'd recommend staying in the Kadıköy because the transportation is fairly developed and tourists can visit every location easily. Kadıköy has beautiful cafes and pubs. You should see Thales. Thales is a pub which is located in Moda. Although the European side has a lot of historical places if ı have to say one side ı have chosen the Anatolian side. Anatolian side is very quiet and peaceful. You can unwind at the Moda beach.

Submitted by Van wong on Sat, 28/05/2022 - 14:14


I would recommend visiting Yuen Long Park, there are various facilities. It's also suitable for a family to play. Aviary Pagoda is a must-see attraction, which has many kinds of varieties of birds. I recommend you to visit.

Submitted by sempresere on Wed, 30/03/2022 - 11:48


Hi everyone!
I’m Serena and I live in Italy.
Italy is a beautiful country, here you have mountains, sea, sun and special food!
If you are planning to come to Italy, I have some recommendations for you.
First of all, if you come to Italy you can’t be on a diet. Food is part of our culture and if you want to know Italy you have to try our food. On the top of the list there is obviously pizza, but a special food that I love and that you have to try is “gelato”, ice cream! I really love ice cream.
Talking about places to visit, I really recommend you to visit Venice. Venice is a really gorgeous city in Veneto. The most typical thing of Venice is that in this city you wouldn’t find cars, but only boat, because Venice is an island and the road of this city are made by water instead of asphalt.
In Venice there are so many places that are worth seeing, but if you really want to know the city I recommend you to walk in the street, in particular those that are far from the most touristic zone, like San Marco Square or Rialto Bridge. Venice is divided in six district, the one that I love the most is Castello, because here you can see the real Venice, not the touristic one. In Castello the air smells of water and the streets aren’t always full of people like in the touristic zones. In the streets of Castello you can hear Venetian people talk, with their special and adorable accent.
Finally, a thing that I love about this district of Castello is that the Venetian people hung the laundry outside the window, on pulleys.
I really hope that you come to visit Italy and Venice, and that you’ll try gelato of course!
Have a great journey

Submitted by hanhvo on Wed, 23/03/2022 - 14:03


Dear everyone,
I'd like to introduce all of you about my beautiful Viet Nam country. Viet Nam is on a tropical climate. So that means the climate here is hotter than cold but you mustn't worry about that because you will have amazing experiences under weather here. In addition, tropical fruits have known-well about variety and abundance. I bet you will feel pleased to visit some of local fruit gardens and try tropical fruits. Besides, Vietnam is ideal destination for travellers if you want to explore new lands in Asia. Under tropical climate, almost regions aren't snowy. The only one is snowy in the highest region in the north. There is Sapa where is wonderful with step rice fields. Amazing when you stand on the highest place and overlook step rice fields in green, it's cool feeling as you let the gentle breeze cool your face. Sapa is not only wonderful place. We have many beautiful places where are waiting you to discover. Hope my sharing help you to know more about Viet Nam. Thanks for reading.