Often referred to as one of the best beaches in Vietnam, Sao Beach or Bai Sao in the local language, does not disappoint at all. Beholding the swaying palm trees, azure waters, pristine and powdery white sands, and the picturesque island is very popular day […]
When I found out that Chinatown is one of the must-see places in Singapore, the first thought that came to my mind was, Chinatown in Singapore? Really? Why? My notion of Chinatown was a place where you can buy cheap products at cheap prices. What else was there to see?
And then I found out that Chinatown in Singapore is more than a place where you can buy souvenirs and other trinkets at cheap prices. Amidst the throng of tourists, the smell of bak kut teh wafting through the air from one of the tiny kitchens to the streets, and noisy vendors calling out tourists with the prices of their wares; Chinatown is also a reminder of the country’s short, albeit controversial history. It is a still life of Singapore then and Singapore as it is now.
Getting to Chinatown was quite easy, thanks to Singapore’s efficient transport system. Straightforward and reliable, getting to one’s destination should not be difficult, even for a first-timer. My friend had already told me which train to board and where to alight so I got to Chinatown smoothly.
Ho Chi Minh is a lovely and historical city with quirky, little cafes tucked in alleyways and nondescript dilapidated buildings. The unassuming facades of the buildings, where these cafes are located, do not warrant a second glance so I suggest you read up on them […]
Singapore is a tiny city-state and admittedly there isn’t much to explore, especially if you are someone who has been living in the city for more than four years. However, I am a person who tries to see things with a new pair of eyes. There is still so much to see if you are just to explore.
Fast forward to Good Friday and my friends and I didn’t really have anything planned so we ventured to the newly opened Coney Island Park. For people who have not heard of the island, it is an actual island located on the Northeastern part of Singapore.
Every now and then I look for a place to clear my mind, a place for solace and a place for calm. Life in the office can be too much sometimes. All the demands and all the deadlines can send you spiralling to toxicity beyond you can ever imagine.
I never thought that I would be in a situation like this; happy to have work which pays the bills, buys me the things I want and pays for my trips but at the same time I also abhor all the long hours in the office and the incessant tasks which seem to pile one on top of the other. No, you do not have to quit to travel but you at least have to love your job for you to stay sane.
It seems that all I ever do nowadays is think of my next trip; plan the itinerary and think of all the goodies I will be eating and all the quirky cafes I will be visiting. So, what do I do to stay sane when my next trip is still just a few months away?