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Left my Heart in New Zealand

Visited New Zealand for the first time recently and felt so overwhelmed by her beauty that I just didn’t know how to start blogging about the trip. Been planning to visit this paradise I’ve heard so much about for more … Continue reading

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Luala Cafe in Hanoi

Wasn’t impressed by the food in Hanoi after being blown away by what we had eaten in Ho Chi Minh, but Luala was where we had one of our better meals. The drip coffee was much stronger the way I … Continue reading

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Preferred Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

I travelled to Hanoi recently, but have hesitated to write about the trip in fears of seeming horribly ungrateful. We should never be ungrateful when it comes to travel and every new cultural experience expands our horizons. The thing is, … Continue reading

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Malacca: Nonya Lunch at Makko

Maybe it was because I was famished, but this Nonya meal at the famous restaurant called Makko was so good and I ate too quickly. There was a special type of prawn crackers that you don’t get in Singapore. It … Continue reading

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Johor Premium Outlets: Still Not Worth A Visit

B wanted to stop at The Premium Outlets in Johor on our way back from Malacca, as the Ralph Lauren store just opened for business. Didn’t think I would make a return visit after the last one. Everything was still … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Guides by Bloggers (for My Cousin)

I promised my cousin that I would plan an itinerary for her, but there are so many great guides out on blogs that I thought I would collate them for her here. Choose mostly guides written by bloggers I read. … Continue reading

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Longing for a Luxury Holiday in Bintan

Took a trip down memory lane instead. I’m old enough to not be embarrassed to say I hate roughing it out. Done it before in my early twenties. Happily even. On spartan bunk beds. My good friend E will remember. … Continue reading

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Memories of Hong Kong & Trip Planning, from My Old Journal Entries

It’s strange how details go missing as time passes. Two days ago I blogged about the Hong Kong Trip I took back in June 2007, but I came across old journal entries just after the trip and I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Our Hong Kong Trip Back in 2007: Day 4

The last day of our trip in Hong Kong. You could make a bobblehead of yourself. Glad to see we did have Hong Kong style dumpling noodles before we left. Would have been a sin not to. Ostentatiousness of a … Continue reading

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Our Hong Kong Trip Back in 2007: Day 3

So far the trip seems a tad boring, but perhaps it was because I wasn’t taking pictures with an intention to blog about the trip. It’s funny how blogging itself can make a trip more fascinating. I’m hoping it gets … Continue reading

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Our Hong Kong Trip Back in 2007: Day 2

View from our hotel – Langham Place. The room had a similar view and you can see how densely packed the city is, even more than Singapore. But at least Hong Kong has hills in the distance. I also now … Continue reading

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Our Hong Kong Trip Back in 2007: Day 1

I’ve been to Hong Kong a total of 4 times and thought I should dig up photos from my last trip with B in 2007. You see, my cousin’s going there in December and I thought I should jog my … Continue reading

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Fun & A Headache at the Same Time

I recall when I was a kid, a luxury trip meant a package trip in South East Asia through a travel agency. One of those organized tours. These days those are the stuff of my nightmares. Being hoarded with groups, … Continue reading

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Batam Spa, Day Trip (Part 3 of 3)

Beautiful night scene as we left on the van back to the Sekupang ferry terminal (there are a couple of ferry terminals in Batam depending on which spa you book). Couldn’t miss the last ferry back after the 4 hour … Continue reading

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Batam Spa, Day Trip (Part 2 of 3)

We were taken around and shown the villa facilities. Various small rooms. The private pools were cool but I wasn’t very impressed by the dark bathrooms. Seems more like a rustic chalet than a hotel, and yes I am super … Continue reading

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My JB Post, with a Bit of Nostalgia

Got a new post out at White as Milk. It’s a bit more about my recent trip to JB.

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The Taj Mahal

The framed view of the Taj was impressive. But I guess I have just seen too many photos of it to be truly awed. But I am glad I got to see one of the seven wonders of the World. … Continue reading

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The Colourful Car Ride from Delhi to UP (Uttar Pradesh)

It wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be as we had a comfortable car and the scenary was enticing. But we tried not to drink too much water so we wouldn’t have to make any rest stops. Along … Continue reading

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Trip to Delhi – Day 2 (Exploring The Taj Mahal Hotel)

I was not impressed by the breakfast at the hotel. The bacon and eggs I had in Sweden was still tops, but I guess it’s my fault. I should have gone for the Indian vegetarian items instead. However, the Hotel … Continue reading

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Trip to Delhi – Day 1 (Arriving at Delhi Airport)

Let me reveal my ignorance. Before this trip I had no idea that Delhi would experience a real winter and that it was located so near the Himalayas. But I did know that it was the capital of the largest … Continue reading

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Went to India, didn’t get Delhi Belly but returned with Bollywood Fever

I’ve never watched a Hindi movie before as I don’t understand the language, but during this trip to India, one thing changed – I got so hooked on Bollywood music videos. Finally got to see why so many people around … Continue reading

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Been Away on a Short Trip

Hope everyone has been having a good start in the year of the water dragon. I was away in a place where there was no free wifi. Really missed using my smartphone and chatting with my cousin. Will be posting … Continue reading

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