Ubud was warm, friendly and peaceful. The seamless serenity and the breathtaking backdrop serves to be a perfect retreat for our mind, body and soul. Kuta is the total opposite. The lively streets are extremely brimming with tourists, bars and retail shops. Where strangers abound and surfers set off to sunset paradise.
A Balinese holiday isn’t complete without a visit to any of the thousand temples spread around the island. Inspiration rifts through the ornate walls of this artists’ colony and infuses art in every intricate details of handmade structures. In Bali, there can never be too many temples, and I’m smitten.Continue reading
The small, heavily-urbanised land of Singapore is one of the world’s most prosperous countries and boasts the world’s busiest port. The modern subways, business hub, premier shopping and local art scene embodies the best of east and west. The Garden City provides a lush backdrop to shining skyscrapers. Enjoy this fascinating selection of Top 10 Luxury Resorts & Hotels in Singapore. Make a stopover or stay a little longer.Continue reading
Set in North-eastern part of Bali, Indonesia, about 45 minutes from Ubud, is the highlands of Kintamani. It’s picturesque view of Lake Batur and Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur) volcano makes it one of the top Bali destination for backpackers, trekkers and cycling enthusiasts.Continue reading
Whenever I feel that life is too stressful and I need to recharge before the next wave comes in to knock me off, I always resort to a little “me” time, or sometimes, “you & me” time. No matter, the need to getaway is vital, even for a short weekend of R&R, to breathe, get my perspectives in order, rest and soak into life’s bare essentials.Continue reading
Colourful journeys start with thousands of tulips. Pink, red, white, yellow and more will welcome you when you visit the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay from 29 April to 20 May 2013. Be dazzled by a colourful display of 20,000 imported tulips – the largest of its kind in Singapore.Continue reading
Mui Ne is a coastal town, five hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. Hidden somewhere is a sea of sands, weaved into stunning ridges by rustling wind. Known as the driest land in Southeast Asia, Mui Ne sand dunes changes colors from bright white to gold to red at sunset.Continue reading
Painted in 50 shades of blue, El Nido’s picturesque view offers more than a weekend sanctuary.Continue reading
Ever dreamed of breaking away against all the chaos and seek refuge in an island solitude?
Amazing how the thought of sun, sand and sea can lit up anyone’s gloomy mood. Our wandering soles were given the best of r&r beyond our usual weekend getaway in a paradise called El Nido. Indeed, It’s More Fun in the Philippines!Continue reading
The cheapest air ticket I bought for international flight cost less than $15, ticket for two, Manila-Jakarta-Manila. While the cheapest accommodation is free, if you can count staying in with relatives during travels. Or if paid, I spent only $6 for double room in Bohol. See how cheapskates work? Aha, that means more shopping money. $$$.Continue reading