The last time I visited Ho Chi Minh City was probably 7 years ago. It was also an impromptu trip with a couple of my uni mates. I can still remember us staying in a cheap guesthouse (which is basically like the top floor of someone's house), having pho at the famous restaurant that Bill Clinton … Continue reading Weekend in tropical Phu Quoc
I have always wanted to visit the famous Songkran Festival in Thailand, especially so after I met Mai and Cheer, my two besties from Thailand. So when I finally decided to go, I was all psyched up to get soaked! Of course, nothing can ever prepare you for the real thing - being out with the … Continue reading Showers of Blessings at Songkran
Gunung Datuk is my first hike ever and is also one of my favourite hike. Situated in Negeri Sembilan, it is relatively accessible from Singapore. Its difficulty is comparable to Mt Ophir and Gunung Belumut, and although it is nowhere as tall as Mt Ophir (884m vs 1,276m), the views are so much more rewarding. … Continue reading Weekend Hike at Gunung Datuk
If you love driving miles and miles on a straight road, vast lands, with cloudless blue skies above you, then you will love this trip to Perth. It was a impromptu trip, born out of an after-work ranting session, with the sudden urge to just go somewhere. I had casually mentioned Perth, and since F … Continue reading Summer Weekend in Perth
So each year, we'd do a festival trip where we'd go to a famous festival - be it music, party, cultural or religious, to soak up the local fun and festivities. Back when I was living in Japan, festivals are a huge thing. The entire local community would put in time, effort, resources to plan, … Continue reading Sinulog – The Most Colourful Festival in the Philippines!
So this year (or rather last year, since it is passed New Year. I am indeed a true procrastinator...), I turned 30, and I can hardly believe that the year is coming to an end. For months, I have procrastinated writing a significant piece for my 30th birthday, but hey! Better late than never! Traveling … Continue reading the big 3
Without a doubt, Manado is a famous dive destination. When we first planned to go to there for diving, we only thought about diving at Bunaken island - clear blue waters with visibility that go on miles and miles, great marine life diversity.. we didn't even know about the great wall dives! But after more research, … Continue reading Diving at Manado – Bunaken vs Lembeh