7 Easy Weekend Getaways From Singapore That Don’t Require Hopping On a Plane

7 Easy Weekend Getaways From Singapore That Don’t Require Hopping On a Plane

Malacca – Food and Culture Getway A UNESCO World Heritage site and a historic port city in Malaysia, Malacca draws crowds with promises of mouthwatering food, unique architecture and a rich heritage. Less than a 4 hour drive or coach ride from Singapore, Malacca is a close by getaway that’s perfect for a short weekend trip. Look out for Jonker’s Walk […]

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Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Explore in Kuala Lumpur

Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Explore in Kuala Lumpur

Explore – Batu Caves Just outside of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves can easily be accessed by taxi, train or bus. A visit to this Hindu shrine will bring you to a limestone hill with a series of caves and temples inside and a 42 meter/140ft high statue of Murgugan (which is the world’s tallest) outside. Climb the many steps with monkeys along […]

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Exploring Yogyakarta from The Phoenix Hotel

Exploring Yogyakarta from The Phoenix Hotel

Yogyakarta, Indonesia is a truly magical city where the past blends seamlessly with the present. Bicycle taxis and horse pulled carts are still a common mode of transport, not just a novelty for tourists. Traditional garments are worn on the streets by grandmas as are the latest fashions by the university students the city is populated by. It’s a hint […]

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Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam and the City’s Top Sights

Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam and the City’s Top Sights

European City Challenge (ECC2015) Continues After starting my European City Challenge in Amsterdam’s city centre, I then moved to the lively multicultural area of De Pijp. The neighbourhood is jam packed with students, ex-pats, artists and yuppy media types. Sounds like my kind of place. Right smack in the middle of it all is The Sir Albert Hotel. From here […]

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European City Challenge Starts in Amsterdam at The Mövenpick Hotel

European City Challenge Starts in Amsterdam at The Mövenpick Hotel

European City Challenge 2015 (ECC2015) Begins After deciding I was going to embark on a European city challenge in 2015 – visiting 1 European city a month in the year- the hardest part was cherry picking where I would go to first. I knew it had to be somewhere big and bold, with lots of character, history & charm. I didn’t […]

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5 Not to Miss Spots in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

5 Not to Miss Spots in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Isla Mujeres Located just a short 30 minute boat ride from Cancun this small Island makes for a great alternative to hard hitting Cancun. Isla Mujeres or Island of Women in English is only 7kms long and has beautiful white sand beaches and shallow turquoise waters.  Playa Norte is where most of the action is, here you can hire beach […]

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Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Explore in Yangon, Myanmar

Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Explore in Yangon, Myanmar

Explore – Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon’s shinny gold masterpiece is the sight not to be missed and some people say the only place worth visiting in the city. If this is the only landmark you visit in Yangon or one of many, give yourself a few hours to explore the many different Buddha statues and pagodas inside. This 99 meter tall pagoda […]

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Family Getaway to Phuket at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach

Family Getaway to Phuket at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach

Clean, easy and family friendly are our requirements for a getaway with our 18 month old son Liam. So we decide to head to Phuket, Thailand for family beach getaway as this meets our easy requirement. Only a 90 minute plane ride from Singapore, followed by a still manageable 50 minute car ride from the airport to Karon beach, we try out the […]

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