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A Rude Shock: Book Hotels Early if Traveling to Major Taiwan Cities over the New Year (Plus AsterSpring-Dermalogica Workshop)

I totally switched off from social media and blogging over the weekends because I’d received a rude shock – Taipei and Taichung hotels are up to five times more expensive during New Year’s Eve and New Year 2019. At time of writing (a full seven weeks prior to New Year 2019), many good accommodations are already fully booked. Even Airbnb units that often priced themselves low at $20 to $40 also inflated the price such that a …

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My First Airbnb Stay in Singapore, Woodlands turned out to be a horrible mistake

  Who knew I’ll be spending time writing my first Singapore Airbnb Review when I still have a huge backlog of travel posts to churn out. Sorry guys, those have to wait because I feel a strong need to do the community a service, i.e. to share about how horrible my first Airbnb Stay in Singapore was. The sooner this goes out, the better it is to provide a more balanced view of this Airbnb unit. Because …

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Next Trip Booked – TAIWAN, here I come again. Woohoo! (Plus First Airbnb Stay in Singapore)

Hey there, How’s your weekend been? I just came back from a Staycation in Singapore and sadly, it was one horrible experience. That Airbnb stay affected my mood so much I actually couldn’t sleep at all on their comfy and luxurious mattress. And I couldn’t write for a few days even though my intention was to do full-scale writing at the ‘serene’ retreat. Sadly, this bad Airbnb example had to come from my country. But I …

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Melaka Weekend Getaway

Melaka 3D2N Weekend Getaway – Getting to Melaka, Silverscape Residences & Food Around Elements Mall (Day 1)

As usual, we were feeling so bored in tiny Singapore that we decided on a whim to go for a Weekend Getaway to Melaka. This is my second visit to the historical Malaysia town that is located about 3.5 hours’ drive from Singapore. I thought it’ll be a relaxing trip because I’d been there, done that (erm about a decade ago). Furthermore, Melaka isn’t really known as a place with many things to do. I thought …

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Explored Southern Okinawa & Visited the Best Cape in Okinawa (Cape Chinen, Seifa Utaki, Oujimaimaiyu Market) – Day 2

There are so many capes in Okinawa. Which is the best? Today, I’ll share with you my Day 2 Itinerary in Okinawa. Psst, we’ll be exploring Southern Okinawa – you’ll get to see the most charming cape in Okinawa. We’ll also visit Seifa Utaki and Ouijimaimaiyu Fish Market and talk a little about the difference between MOS Burger in Okinawa and in Singapore. Which is better? Let’s find out.   MOS Burger in Okinawa | How it differs …

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Get to know Okinawa’s History at Himeyuri Peace Museum and Former Japanese Navy HQ (Plus Tsuboya Pottery & Kokusai Dori Streets) – Day 1 – Pt 2

What’re the first few things to do after arriving in Okinawa? How about visiting places that can provide insights into Okinawa’s history and learn how the island was tragically impacted during WWII? On Day 1 (Part 2), we would visit Himeyuri Peace Museum, Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters and Tsuboya Pottery Street. We’ll round up this post with lighter contents towards the end by sharing food, food and more food at Kokusai Dori Street aka “The Tourist Street”. Psst, this …

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Mr Kinjo in Mihara Okinawa Hotel

Mr Kinjo in Mihara – A Tricky Hotel in Okinawa to Check Into but worth every hassle

  Hey there, if you are heading to Okinawa, here’s a hotel you’ll wanna know about – Mr Kinjo in Mihara. Here’s a spoiler, this hotel costs only S$43 per night at time of my booking and it wasn’t a shabby hotel – it was quite good actually. I’m dedicating an entire post to Mr Kinjo in Mihara because this hotel does require a guide of its own, especially to foreigners. If you don’t want to waste …

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11 Non-Touristy & Authentic Singapore Experiences | Insider Tips from A Singaporean

I’ve been writing about Travel for a while and can’t believe that I haven’t written one on Singapore. Having stayed on this little island as a true-blue Singaporean for a few decades, it’s time I share my personal recommendations to visitors of Singapore. For this first post on Singapore, let me share 11 Authentic Singapore Experiences that a traveler can visit to experience Singapore like a local. What counts as an Authentic Singapore Experience? As a traveler, …

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