Top Travel Spots: Perth & Margaret River

Last November I had the chance to visit Perth & Margaret River with not just my husband, but also my lovely parents who flew over from the United States. What followed was a wonderful attack on the senses - fresh sea air, crisp wines, exquisite foods, and views that would take anyone's breath away. Read … Continue reading Top Travel Spots: Perth & Margaret River

A morning at the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

Sometimes you don't need to wander too far to find peaceful, exquisite places - especially in a city like Singapore. Venture three stops on the MRT past the bustling Orchard Road to find yourself face to face with a 120 year old Buddhist temple and monastery, founded in 1898 and completed in 1907 by Low … Continue reading A morning at the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

The yellow streets of Phnom Penh

Most people would rather not visit Phnom Penh. Most would rather not visit the Killing Fields and face the dark side of humanity. Most would prefer to head straight for the sunrise at Angkor Wat & Siem Reap. To see the beautiful temples, the ancient history and the stunning architectural feats. Which is no doubt … Continue reading The yellow streets of Phnom Penh

A lazy weekend in Langkawi

I've lived in Singapore now for going on four years, and had heard of Langkawi here and there in conversations with friends over this time. However, for some reason, when planning sun/sea/sand weekend vacations away it had never made the list. On a spur of the moment weekend solo trip late last year, I did … Continue reading A lazy weekend in Langkawi

Home away from home in Ubud, Bali

It's been a year and a half since I moved to Singapore with work, and for all the travels around South East Asia, Ubud in Bali is still my favourite home away from home. From affordable spa treatments, to yoga classes, vegan cuisine, friendly people and the overall calm you feel when you are there … Continue reading Home away from home in Ubud, Bali

San Francisco: the second time around

As I started the in-depth planning process for my latest trip to San Francisco, I found that my searches were vastly different to how I had done them on my first trip out years ago.  Instead of searching for the top tourist spots, top things to do, best clubs/bars, etc - my search took a … Continue reading San Francisco: the second time around

Tioman Island – not much has changed since the days of South Pacific

A recent browse for idealic beaches just a stone's throw from Singapore led me straight to an island off the coast of Malaysia called Tioman.  As a seasoned traveller, I had preconceived ideas about what this long weekend away might look like.  Being Easter weekend, I imagined hoards of tourists crowding on boats, full hotels … Continue reading Tioman Island – not much has changed since the days of South Pacific

Basel: The best European weekend away

What comes to mind when imagining the perfect, quintessentially European weekend away? I tend to image cobblestoned streets, long walks, age old cathedrals, galleries, museums and history galore.  But take a trip in any of the top European cities – think Paris, Prague, Madrid, or Rome – and you’ll find the long, quiet walks and … Continue reading Basel: The best European weekend away

Rome: Top highlights

Rome. What can be said. Rome is a feeling. A state of mind. A state of being. It seems hardly appropriate to call it a mere city. On that note, I will try my best to detail one of the best weekends I've had in a long time, without littering the sentiment with cliches and/or … Continue reading Rome: Top highlights