When Poul was flying to Brisbane, I checked in at Mandarin Oriental. I’m not very faithful when it comes to hotels. I usually make reservations through booking sites like Hotels.com and I’m not a member of any reward programs. This
I was in Singapore just in time for the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival. The Mid-Autumn festival is also called the Moon Festival, and among the Chinese, it is customary during this time of the year that friends, family and business acquaintances bring each
I’m not much of an outdoor person, but under controlled circumstances, nature can be nice, and Gardens by the Bay is indeed a really nice version of the wilds. You get the feeling that you’re out in nature, but without
Singapore: Hot pot at Ting Yuan - Liang Seah Street
Liang Seah Street in Singapore is a great place for foodie adventures. The cozy street is packed with restaurants and cafés, and if you’re into affordable hot pot buffets, there’s a good selection down Liang Seah Street. An old friend
Singapore: Din Tai Fung and How to eat a soup dumpling
Taiwanese-grown Din Tai Fung is probably among the world’s most famous xiao long bao (soup dumpling) restaurants.
It was my friend AC who introduced me to DTF and the whole soup dumplings concept. She’s also a huge DTF fan, and her favorite
In Singapore, I also visited the Flower Dome, which is a giant conservatory at Gardens by the Bay. On an ordinary day, the 28SGD admission would probably have kept me away, but it was raining outside, and I had a
Singapore chilli crab is delicious. It’s probably one of the most famous Singaporean dishes, and something I had been looking forward to, ever since this trip was spiked. Throughout the city, chilli crab is available at restaurants, hawker centers and
Before I developed a taste for Bellinis, Singapore Sling used to be my favorite drink, so of course I had to visit Long Bar at Raffles Hotel, when I was in Singapore. If you don’t know, what I’m talking about,
During my trip to Singapore, it was hazy every single day. At first I thought it was just due to the seasonal air humidity, but I later found out that the haze is actually from forest fires in Indonesia.
When I asked AC where to stay, she suggested that I either chose Orchard Road or Geylang. Orchard Road is a really posh, touristy area, and one of those areas all the travel sites would suggest that you stay in.