Asia

First Flight with BB

We hope you have had a great start to the Year of the Monkey!

It’s a yearly affair to travel up north during the Lunar New Year festive season. We would drive from Singapore to Ipoh to visit relatives. The long journey can take more than 8 hour, thanks to longer queues to clear customs […]

By |February 27th, 2016|Asia, Ipoh, Malaysia|1 Comment

InterContinental Hong Kong

Words & Photos by Sharon Tan

Intercontinental Hong Kong perched right on the edge of Kowloon offers magnificent views of the famous Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.

This 17-storey hotel clad with red granite may not look like much from the outside but step inside and you will be greeted by sweeping harbour views from […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Asia, Hong Kong, Kowloon & HK island|1 Comment

Dinner with the Entertainer at Club Meatballs

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

With thanks to the Entertainer for their dinner invitation to the Club Meatballs, it was a meat-licious night where diners can have a choice to mix-and-match between 5 types of meatballs, 5 types of sides and 5 types of sauces – a ballsy menu indeed.

Located at China Square Central, […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Asia, Food & Drink, Singapore|0 Comments

Huang Ah Ma, The Oriental Spa Chamber

Huang Ah Ma, The Oriental Spa Chamber is owned by homegrown wellness chain Mary Chia, providing face and body spa therapies for both men and women. Just a stone’s throw away from Chinatown MRT (Pagoda St exit), Huang Ah Ma is conveniently located at Porcelain Hotel, nicely tucked away from the hustle bustle of […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Asia, Lifestyle, Singapore|2 Comments

The Muslim Quarter of Xi’an

Owing to its history as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, traders and students from the Arabic countries arrived in Xi’an 1,000 years ago. Locally known as the Hui ethnic people, they settled down on the present Moslem Street aka Huimin Street (回民街) or Muslim Quarter – now a must-visit of Xi’an […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Asia, China, Xian|0 Comments

Sights & Flavours of Jakarta

Continuing from Places to Eat and  Shopping in Jakarta (contributed to Jakarta Savvy), here is a list of places we visited during the weekend holiday in the city.
Taman Fatahillah, Kota Tua
For a dose of cultural and historical experience, Taman Fatahillah (Fatahillah Park) takes you back to the colonial times with preserved architectures of European style. The City Hall […]

By |January 11th, 2014|Indonesia, Jakarta|2 Comments

Places to Eat in Jakarta

Jakarta is one of the world’s most populous cities, a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, celebrating diversity through food! The capital and commercial hub of Indonesia has brought together international cuisines and traditional delicacies from all over Indonesia including Javanese, Sumatran, Surabayan and Chinese, just to name a few.

In less than 2-hr flight […]

By |December 31st, 2013|Indonesia, Jakarta|5 Comments

The Land of Toraja

Makassar is the bustling capital of South Sulawesi, one of Indonesia’s fastest growing cities. Also known as Ujung Pandang, Makassar consists of various ethnic groups including Bugis, Mandar, Chinese, Javanese, Buton and Toraja, offering a multitude of historic gems, cultural experience and sightseeing opportunities. It is the gateway to the nearby pristine islands and […]

By |August 10th, 2013|Indonesia, Makassar|2 Comments

SilkAir’s inaugural flight to Makassar

On 1 August, SilkAir’s inaugural flight to Makassar departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0805 and arrived at Sultan Hasanuddin Int’l Airport in 3 hours. Makassar is SilkAir’s eleventh destination in Indonesia, after an earlier launch to Semarang on 29 July. SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, operates flights to Makassar three times weekly […]

By |August 5th, 2013|Indonesia, Makassar|0 Comments

Bali: Sunset & Goodbye Indonesia

Time flies and it was the last night of our 14-day Int’l Travel Blogger Trip. I was surprised that the farewell dinner was held at such a lovely spot that we could watch the beautiful sunset in Bali. Potato Head Beach Club it is.

Often, I go on trips that I know no one. The […]

By |December 4th, 2012|Bali, Indonesia|3 Comments