5 Unspoilt Southeast Asian Beach Destinations

5 Unspoilt Southeast Asian Beach Destinations

If you’re looking for a more quiet, laid back alternative to Southeast Asia’s mega beach destinations of Bali and Phuket, consider these often overlooked, harder to get to destinations. The extra travel is what keeps some of them so quaint. Lombok, Indonesia Dubbed ‘an unspoiled Bali’, Lombok is where beautiful beaches and scenery can be found without the crowds and […]

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What To Do In Singapore With Kids

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Gardens, Playgrounds and Outdoor Activities Jacob ballas children’s garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens A garden dedicated to kids. Children can play in a sand pit, explore a hedge maze, climb a tree house and walk along a swinging suspension bridge. Admission is free. Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden Catering to kids from 1 to 12 years old, the one-hectare Far East […]

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What to See, Do and Explore in Bandar, Brunei

What to See, Do and Explore in Bandar, Brunei

See – Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful mosques in Southeast Asia, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is named after the 30th Sultan of Brunei who initiated the construction of it. One of the most dominates sights of the Bandar skyline, the building was completed in 1958. If you are non-muslim, time your […]

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10 Fun and Fascinating Things to do in Yogyakarta

10 Fun and Fascinating Things to do in Yogyakarta

  Kraton Palace  The royal palace of Yogyakarta, Indonesia is where the current and past sultans of the city have lived. It displays beautiful examples of local architecture, culture and art. During a stroll around the grounds look out for free music and dance shows that are worth to have a seat and enjoy. Make sure to arrive early as […]

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10 Things to do in Bali Beyond Kuta and Seminyak

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The majority of visitors to Bali, Indonesia stay in and stick to the area around Kuta and Seminyak as well as the resort area of Nusa Dua. But there is some much more to see and do in Bali. Don’t miss out on these 10 great things to do in Bali beyond the tourist centres. Kecak Dance In the Uluwatu temple perched […]

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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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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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