Jakarta in a nutshell

Jakarta is not what you would call an aesthetically pleasing city. Dilapidated buildings, shacks and dirty concrete sprawls for miles along heavily traffic-clogged roads with little greenery interspersed. Most people completely skip Jakarta altogether. I must admit, Jakarta was not on my list for any particular reason, I was merely there as a matter of […]

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Travel Life & Love

I spent long enough in the wrong relationship to appreciate being alone. Ok, perhaps that should be “wrong relationships”. Ah, typical. The classic “girl falls for boy, boy turns out to be a sociopath/narcissist/alcoholic” story. That old chesnut. I started to question myself and my judge of character and think, “maybe it’s me?” or “perhaps […]

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Travel Life & Death

During the first month of my trip to Asia, I received some very sad news. A friend of mine from college had passed away. I won’t profess that we were the best of friends, but we got on well. We didn’t speak daily but we stayed in touch and I had fond memories of him. […]

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There’s a shopping mall in Singapore that has its own river and gondolas!

“The Shoppes” at Marina Bay Sands is Singapore’s largest luxury shopping mall. Part of the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel complex which is known for its iconic ship theme and skyline infinity pool. Not only does the mall play host to a wealth of designer shops (featuring the likes of Dior, Armani, Bvlgari, Christian Louboutin […]

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Little India – Singapore

I had the pleasure of meeting up with two lovely ladies from Taiwan via a social networking group for female travellers. Coincidentally, they were staying very close to me and it was easy for us to meet up for a meal or drinks. We all wanted to go and check out the Little India quarter […]

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Gardens By The Bay & Supertrees in Singapore

So, after my early wake-up and having explored 3 temples in 2 hours, I still had plenty of time on my hands for the rest of the day… I have wanted to go to Gardens By The Bay in Singapore for a long time, and I figured since it was still nowhere near lunch, I […]

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3 temples in 2 hours – Singapore

I was glad that I chose Chinatown to stay in whilst I was in Singapore… As soon as you step off the MRT and get on the escalator for the Chinatown stop, brightly painted colonial buildings rise to greet you on both sides. Strings of crimson and white paper lanterns zig zag above you all […]

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