Bhutan’s national airline Drukair has begun direct flights to and from Singapore. In addition to its flights Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Dhaka and Kathmandu, Drukair now has a weekly flight from Paro to Singapore on Wednesdays and Saturdays and from Singapore to Paro on Thursdays and Sundays. Flights from Singapore to Bhutan take approximately 5 hours with a 45-minute refuelling stopover in Kolkata. Please email us for more details.
‘Simply Bhutan’ is a living muesum set in the heart of Bhutan’s thriving capital, Thmiphu. Inaugurated in late August 2012, it is a depiction of Bhutan’s ancient cultural heritage and the living ways of Bhutanese people in olden days.
Simply Bhutan has an altar, a Zhabdrung museum, photo studio where visitors can be photographed in the traditional attire of the Merak and Sakteng region, and a traditional Bhutanese kitchen with a cooking stove made of mud and stone. Demonstration stalls of textiles and handmade products and cafe offering butter tea Suja, snacks and a souvenir shop are among others.
The 11-room Uma by COMO Punakha was launched in mid September 2012, on a hillside in the lush Punakha Valley with incredible bird’s-eye views across bright green terraced fields and the bending Mo Chu river. These clear blue glacial waters flow downstream towards Punakha Dzong, one of the most important and beautiful religious temples in Bhutan, home to the head Abbott of Bhutan, Je Khempo and 1,000 monks.