Dubrovnik: The Walled Wonder of the Mediterranean

Dubrovnik: The Walled Wonder of the Mediterranean

Dubrovnik, Croatia is by far one of the most fascinating places I have travelled. It is a port city located on the southern Croatian coast, sitting along the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the few medieval walled-cities of the world. The tall stone walls surrounding the city once acted as protection for the citizens in times of war. Today, […]

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March 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm

City Escape at Grand Park Orchard

City Escape at Grand Park Orchard

On a Saturday morning, my husband Tom and I pack our bags. I pack up my makeup and bathroom goods, while he packs up a couple nice shirts and slacks. This is the first time I’ve pulled out my duffle bag in over 6 months since the birth our my son, and it feels good to be getting ready for […]

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March 19, 2014 at 2:37 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

The Intan – A Homey Peranakan Mueum

The Intan – A Homey Peranakan Mueum

The Intan is not your typical museum with high ceilings and white walls, instead Museum curator Alvin Yapp, invites you into his home and to view his private collection of all things Peranakan. Realising the importance of preserving his Peranakan culture at a young age, he has been collecting since the age of 15 from sources as near as Singapore […]

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March 3, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Contest: Win Lunch for Two at Swissotel’s Merchant Court (Singapore)

Contest: Win Lunch for Two at Swissotel’s Merchant Court (Singapore)

Hello fellow food lovers! This month we would like to reward one of our lucky readers with lunch for 2 at Swissotel’s Ellenborough Market CafĂ©. As you probably know, we frequent this restaurant during their culinary promotions, and especially love their Peranakan section. I have even taken my parents, and my dad can’t get enough of the Durian Pengat. If […]

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February 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Exploring Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand

Exploring Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand

Renowned for it’s golden sand beaches, crystal blue waters, lush vegetation and being a hikers paradise, this national park has a little something for everyone. Being only accessible by boat or on foot keeps New Zealand’s smallest national park in its pristine condition. With numerous ways to explore and relax in and around the national park, pick your vice and […]

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February 2, 2014 at 10:10 am

Lunar New Year Feasting at Jade

Lunar New Year Feasting at Jade

With Lunar New Year around the corner, it’s time to start planning for prosperous feasting. This year, Jade has some very special dishes to make gatherings and reunion dinners memorable. Jade’s Yu Sheng is not to be missed with calligraphic drawings and auspicious greetings drawn on the plate with cinnamon. When you toss for good fortune, you will be tossing […]

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January 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm

8 Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner Options

8 Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner Options

As families are looking forward to welcoming the year of the horse and gathering over reunion dinners, restaurants throughout Singapore are getting ready to welcome them. Here is our roundup of top spots to celebrate Chinese New Year 2014. Jade – Culinary Feast Welcome the year of the horse with special Lunar New Year delights at Jade restaurant at The […]

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January 4, 2014 at 5:33 pm