Fine Wine and Steak with a Woman’s Touch at Arossa

Fine Wine and Steak with a Woman’s Touch at Arossa

  Blending Australian and New Zealand fine meat and wine with the first Japanese female chef in Singapore who has a background in Italian cuisine, creates a very unique dining experience that is Arossa Wine & Grill. On a Thursday evening, I venture out to Scotts Square just off of Orchard road, to try out the cuisine. My meal starts with Fritto Di Frutti […]

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November 30, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Serena Williams Serves Apple Tart Normand at Sofitel So Singapore

Serena Williams serves Apple Tart Normand at Sofitel So Singapore

  Tennis legend and world #1 Serena Williams in town for the WTA Finals, hosted an exclusive event at Sofitel So Singapore for members of Le Club Accorhotels and showcased her passion for French culture. We enjoyed a special Apple Tart Normand dessert created by Serena Williams and the hotel’s resident culinary designer and Singapore’s first female hotel executive chef, Anne […]

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October 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Foreign Correspondents Club Phnom Penh

Foreign Correspondents Club Phnom Penh

Ask around about what to do when visiting Phnom Penh, and Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) is sure to come up several times. Located in the prime river front district, this is Phnom Penh’s original drinking hole where back in the day foreign journalists and aid workers came for a cold beer at the end of the day. Today, the building is an […]

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September 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Eight Hours in Chennai

Eight Hours in Chennai

After my connection from Chennai to Hyderabad was delayed by hours, I found myself with 8 hours between flights on my way to speak at a conference. That’s a long enough time to get bored sitting in an airport, but is it long enough to really see anything? Once I arrived at the Chennai airport and realised there is absolutely […]

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March 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Sunrise Over Mount Batok and Mount Bromo

Sunrise Over Mount Batok and Mount Bromo

There are only 3 reasons to wake up at 2AM. The first is feeding a newborn (can you guess I’m a new daddy?), the second is making babies and the third is watching the sunrise and viewing Mount Bromo from the the top of Mount Batok. Can you guess why I woke up at 2AM? I went to sleep at […]

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October 15, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Organic Farming Experience at Kaliandra Eco Resort

Organic Farming Experience at Kaliandra Eco Resort

After arriving at Surabaya Airport at 10PM, we began the 1-hour drive to Kaliandra Eco Resort, located on the slope of Mount Arjuno. The first thing I noticed, getting out of the van, was how chilly it was. OK, by chilly, it was probably 20 degrees Celsius. Yes, I’m Canadian, born in Ottawa and have withstood -30 degree Celsius winters. […]

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August 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Inaugural Garuda Indonesia Flight from Singapore to Surabaya

Inaugural Garuda Indonesia Flight from Singapore to Surabaya

Garuda Indonesia invited me to join them in making history. This was their inaugural flight between Singapore and Surabaya (Indonesia) and since my surname is Abbott, I was probably the first passenger on the flight manifest. History. I got to the airport by 6:30PM (8:45PM flight) to check-in and met the other bloggers and travel agents joining the trip. The […]

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July 22, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Joget High Tea at Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by Shangri-La

Joget High Tea at Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by Shangri-La

Experience a unique high tea concept at the Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by Shangri-La in Penang Malaysia, with their fortnightly Joget High Tea. Enjoy either a traditional English High Tea set of scones with whipped cream and strawberries, a selection of gourmet sandwiches and cakes or a Malaysian High Tea set of chicken lorbak & cucumber, curry puff,  cucur […]

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May 29, 2012 at 3:01 am