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Photo: montaguespirit @ Flickr Tune Hotel, Penang

The low-cost hotel chain Tune Hotel which  is claiming to provide a “5-star sleeping experience at a 1-star price” is a side business from the owner and founder of AirAsia.

They have just launched their Year End sale providing very cheap accommodation  in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand but also in London, UK.

The prices are only applicable for Sunday to Thursday and when booking a minimum 2 night stay

  • Rooms in Indonesia from RM28 (Rp88,000++)
  • Rooms in Thailand from RM50 (THB499++)
  • Rooms in Philippines from RM51 (PHP688++)
  • Rooms in UK from RM124 (GBP25++)

For more information and booking please visit www.tunehotels.com

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Some of you might be old enough to remember the 1987 hit “Living in a box” from the British band with the same name and some people unfortunately live the reality of living in a cardboard box as they sang.

But for those of you who want to live in a tube, that is now possible, for a small fee of course.

In a small village called Tepozitan, some 45 minutes south of Mexico City, the doors are open to TuboHotel. It consists of 20 large concrete tubes that previously was used as drain connection and after severe rain storms. When the use of the tubes were discontinued the tubes were just left lying around as trash until a British guy came up with the idea for TuboHotel.

It has already become a new tourist attraction, especially among backpackers.

And for a nights price you get a bed (queen size), a small storage space, lighting, and perfect views of the surrounding mountains nearby because one end of the tube consists of a “panoramic window” as well as the entrance.
Shower and toilet doesn’t fit in, but is available in a common space nearby.

For more info and pictures visit their page www.tubohotel.com

If you are currently in London or planning to visit London soon you should check out the Rain Room, a technical wonder by contemporary art studio rAndom International. The free installation, which runs at the Curve at the Barbican in London from 4 October until 3 March 2013, uses 2,500 litres of water, falling at 1,000 litres per minute. You walk in the middle of the “rain” but you dont get wet!

Check out the video