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Family Time in Singapore and Thailand – Captured on Instagram

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Our trip back home to Singapore this January/February was a very special one. It was the first Chinese New Year with my whole family together in quite a few years. Joining us for the first time in Singapore was my sister’s boyfriend Gary and their one-year-old kiddo, Dominic (also my current favorite person in the world). We spent our [...]

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Highlights of Our 6-Month Trip in Asia

Whale Shark in Cebu

We’ve been back in Spain for over a month now, taking time off to concentrate on marketing our magazine as well as working on our new app and other projects. The last six months in Asia have been quite the journey as we trotted from one country to the next, with our laptop and camera in tow. From [...]

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3 Months of Travel in Photos

haotic traffic, sizzling tropical heat, bustling street food stalls, megamalls alongside residential neighborhoods: this is Bangkok, one of the craziest – and most seductive cities in the world. We’re currently in the Thai capital, preparing for the annual Songkran festival (or Thai New Year). It’s been almost three months since we left our home base [...]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore

In the oriental world, the year has only just begun. We’re currently in Singapore, ringing in the Year of the Dragon with family and friends. It’s a great time to be here – with streets and shops splashed in red, Chinese words of wishes sprawled across hallways and an infectious festive spirit in the air. Chinese New Year is one of [...]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Nightlights of Singapore

Night lights of Singapore as seen from the 55th-storey rooftop of Marina Bay Sands.

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City Break: World’s Greatest Cities

New York Times Square

// Bright lights, skyscraping buildings and an endless flow of energy: big cities can be some of the best travel destinations. I used to be a city girl – dazed by the glitzy lights of New York and charmed by the classic English squares in London. These days, I’m more of an outdoors traveler but [...]

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10 of the Safest Destinations to Visit

aruba-beach

// While I’m out and about exploring my new city Seville, Bryant from Gustey.com is filling in as a guest blogger, rounding up 10 of the safest cities to travel. Some travelers still have qualms about traveling to certain destinations. For some,  it is a priority to know that the country you’re in is safe  [...]

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Food Galore in Singapore

Spicy aroma and sassy sauces are omnipresent in the culinary capital of Singapore. Food is quintessential in this gastronomic city where eating is our favourite past time. From economical traditional hawker centers to high-end seafood restaurants, there is so much variety to satiate your craves and thirst. The food junkie …

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BeerFest Asia 2009 – Partying under the Flyer

Crowd enjoying their beer in the Marquee

  Over the Labour Day weekend, the Beerfest Asia kicked some ass in Singapore as thousands of beer-lovers gathered at the Singapore Flyer for some ground-breaking fun. Held annually, this year’s lineup was particularly impressive, especially its venue. Partying right under the giant Ferris wheel was quite an authentic experience. Singapore’s version of the …

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7 Sexy Hotspots for Indulgence in Singapore

New Asia Bar

If you’re a flashpacker looking for some luxury and sophisticated entertainment, Singapore would be your paradise. From exquisite wine bars to soothing high-end spa resorts, there is all you need for a modern urbanite’s flashy lifestyle. We promise you Asia’s finest, in this modern and chic tropical heaven. Here are some of the best …

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You Know you Live in Singapore when…

Chewing gum banned in Singapore!

Singapore is a melting pot of the 4 main races – Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian. With our unique fusion of various languages and dialects, a local slang called Singlish is born. Many foreigners find it hard to understand our origins and heritage. But with our fast-paced life and traditional Asian values juxtaposed in this [...]

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AirAsia’s new Gimmick: turning Bloggers into Pilots

AirAsia

With several budget airlines appearing in the headlines lately, they are coming up with more new and innovative stunts to pull in the crowd. Now this new one will definitely catch you wide-eyed and salivating! Malaysia’s top budget airline AirAsia has launched a contest, ‘So You Wanna be a Pilot?’, opened to the public, …

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7 of the most Bizarre Asian cultural habits

Japanese slurping noodles

// < ![CDATA[ google_ad_client = "pub-9898648874665533"; /* in-post square */ google_ad_slot = "5737140338"; google_ad_width = 200; google_ad_height = 175; // ]]> It all started when Alberto began asking me questions, on why Asians always eat with our mouths full, or why we never bother asking ‘how are you?’. I was always intrigued by how he [...]

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10 of the Best Beaches in Southeast Asia

// Many friends have been scratching their heads for ideas on short weekend getaways from Singapore. We are after all very fortunate to be next-door neighbors with the lush tropical beaches of Malaysia and Indonesia. But thanks to over-developed tourism, most of these ‘ex-paradises’ are now crowded and touristy. Forget Bali, Phuket and Bintan, let’s [...]

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Singapore’s beautiful flowers and greenery

Aranda Melia Ann (tiger white orchids)

  Each time a friend visits from abroad, we make it a point to bring him to the Botanic Gardens of Singapore. It’s one of my favourite spots in Singapore to get away from the crowd, and immerse in nature. Despite being known for its chewing-gum ban and tall skyscrapers, Singapore has a …

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