Don’t Forget…

This post is a shout out to a good friend of mine who is traveling to Hong Kong to spend her birthday there on Saturday. To survive Hong Kong, don’t forget…. Don’t forget to shop till you drop, Don’t forget to eat to your hearts contentΒ (just don’t send me the photos to tempt me, I’ll…

When Things don’t Go as Planned

I was supposed to fly to Jakarta on Friday. I woke up realising that I had instead missed my flight. I jumped out of bed and rushed around in a panic, trying to think of my next step to take. And then I woke up. It was all a dream. I can still remember the…

Little Known Facts about Singapore

Friends from overseas sometimes ask me about my hometown in Singapore. Often, I had to explain that there is no such concept of a town in Singapore like in any other countries. This is because, despite being a cosmopolitan city with a population of 5.4 million people, Singapore is still essentially a very small island.…

Best Way to Travel?

I came across a discussion recently on the best way to travel, to experience a place, a country. Among the discussed methods, I was skeptical to note that many readers recommended cycling as the best way to travel. β€œReally?” Β I had to think for a moment. That’s because I did a cycling tour once in…

Importance of Managing Expectations

They say ignorance is bliss. I would say instead that my common sense failed me that day. That day, I embarked on one of my longest walks ever on a whim, walking from Bondi beach to Coogee beach in Sydney. Wonderful reviews were written, lavishing praises on the stunning views along the walk. Sure, I…

Quirky Habits when Traveling

I’ve been reading and watching so many packing lists for my intended Europe trip that it’s all becoming a blur. So instead, to refresh my mind, I decided to remind myself of my own habits that I carry with me when I travel. MUST HAVE CHILI!! Is this typical of an Asian? I’m not sure.…

The Art of Eating Alone when Travelling

…is to pretend! Eating alone is all about pretending and ignoring everyone else! Pretend you are confident and not feeling self-conscious of eating alone. Don’t hide behind your book or phone, food is meant to be savored and enjoyed without any distractions. Look around, make up stories about the people around you. I do this…