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Windmill Viewpoint Phuket

6 Days Phuket Itinerary: Things to do in Phuket Other than Island Hopping

Is Phuket worth a second visit? Today, I’ll share with you a 6 Days Phuket Itinerary as a second-time visitor. The question you may wonder – are there enough things to do in Phuket after having done those popular island-hopping tours and night shows?  Well, there certainly are. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have visited it again and chosen to stay for …

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Marina Bay Sands Skybar

Marina Bay Sands SkyBar offers such a stunning sky view in Singapore (even a local is impressed)!

What’s one of the best places to take in a bird’s-eye view of Singapore’s skyline? I’ve just spent a lovely evening at Ce La Vi, a SkyBar at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and had a great time. As compared to other places that offer panoramic views in Singapore such as The Singapore Flyer and The Pinnacle Skybridge, I thought MBS …

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Melaka Street Art

15 Melaka Attractions you can visit in a day (Melaka Itinerary)

How to visit 15 Melaka Attractions in a day? Well, it isn’t really difficult because many attractions in Melaka are compactly located around Jonker Street. A google map and a working GPS on your phone are all you need to wander around Melaka like an expert. Of course, you’ll have to first mark down these locations as part of your travel …

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Mount Katsuudake Summit

Mount Katsuudake: Enjoy this gorgeous 360-degree summit view with just a 30-min climb (Okinawa)

Looking to do some real hiking in Okinawa? How about Mount Katsuudake, a mountain that takes just 30 minutes to get to the summit. Psst, this place offers one of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen. You’ll be blown away by the 360-degree sweeping view of Nago city!  Update (Jun 2022): This post was first published in Sep 2019, …

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Bukit TImah Truss Bridge

Guide to hiking Rail Corridor in Singapore (Includes Route map & tips)

I’ve had an enjoyable time hiking the Rail Corridor in Singapore and am eager to share my experience with you. Hope this can help you navigate the most interesting and photogenic part of the green corridor.  Before I begin my sharing, let me give you a brief intro of this relatively new attraction in Singapore.   What is the Rail …

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Century Street Food Court

Here’s why Grand Paragon Hotel Johor Bahru may appeal to food lovers! (Part 2 of Review)

This is a continuation of my earlier review on Grand Paragon Hotel Johor Bahru, and I will share about the hotel’s recreational facilities, food options, as well as overall recommendation. If you’ve missed Part 1 of the review, check it out here before you continue. For info, Part 1 of the review talked more about the hotel room’s design, layout …

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Grand Paragon Hotel Johor Bahru Standard King

Yes, Grand Paragon Hotel JB is cheap. But is it worth it? (Johor Bahru Hotel Review)

Grand Paragon Hotel JB is one of the hardest hotel reviews I’ve ever written. I stayed there for 3 nights and my thoughts of it were mixed…very mixed. This is similar to online reviews that you see on hotel booking portals, that can vary from good to bad. So, is this 4-star hotel in Johor Bahru (Malaysia) worth a stay, …

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Trove Hotel JB Twin Room

What I think of Trove Hotel JB after staying for 2 nights (Johor Bahru Hotel Review)

Finally, it’s time to travel! I’ve recently stayed in Trove Hotel JB (Malaysia) for two nights and will share my thoughts on whether I think this affordable hotel is worth a stay. If you want a quick answer, then yes, I would recommend Trove Hotel for budget traveler. It has no major flaws and you can have a decent stay …

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Things to buy in Malaysia

25 Things to Buy in Malaysia (2022): A Singaporean’s Perspective

What are the things worth buying from Malaysia? As many of you know, I travel to Malaysia frequently, at least twice a month. Over the years, I’ve figured out what are the stuff worth lugging back to Singapore. Obviously, with Singapore being the most expensive city in the world, many things may seem worthwhile to bring back from Malaysia, right? …

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Marine Parade Hawker

What we did on Day 2 at Village Katong Hotel (It’s relaxing!)

Continuing from Day 1 post, I’m going to share what we did on Day 2 at Village Katong Hotel. I’ll also provide a summary of pros and cons of this hotel that is located in the Eastern part of Singapore, before ending with an overall recommendation.  If you haven’t read the previous post, check it out as it shares a …

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