AN UNFORGETTABLE roadtrip and one that we almost had to forgo given the difficulties liaising annual leaves for everyone. It started out as a casual talk about going on a Trans-Siberian railway – but we felt it was too pricey and we didn’t have enough leaves from work to spare. So a 16D15N trip to […]

MY TEN-MINUTE of so-called fame on television was probably the highlight of my weekend.  I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity for an interview by the malay primetime news Berita on Suria channel (only because I was malay-speaking haha). It has come to the attention of the reporter about the rising incident of accidents […]

I HAD NEVER thought of visiting Oman and not known any friends who have done so. But boy, was it a trip that was absolutely breathtaking. I travelled with my long-time friend Nazurah (Billabong-bag-buddies since 2003 haha!). After a pampering 5 days in Dubai, we took a 5-hour bus ride down from Deira to arrive in Muscat city […]

LOOK MA! I climbed an active volcano! My first time on an extended hiking trip. It was one that was planned 6 months prior, so we had time for lots of stairclimbing training. But no one can ever be truly prepared for what’s coming… the element of surprise! And that is what makes a trip so […]

THIS VESAK DAY saw us trekking a route less travelled. Known as the pipeline trail, the 10km route took us parallel to Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on the outskirts of protected area – starting from Zhenghua Park in Bukit Panjang, via Mandai, to Woodlands. The water pipes are mostly covered beneath ground, but there are […]

UPON ARRIVAL in Narita Airport, we headed straight to Shinjuku and caught the highway bus to Yamanashi prefecture on a 2-hour journey. The bus had us dropped off at Kawaguchiko station – a lovely sight with its trains and railway tracks. Kawaguchiko station The small town of Kawaguchiko Ramen anyone? The town of Kawaguchiko was quiet. […]

IT STARTED OUT as a session rendering my therapy training to provide in-water assessments for children. Ten sessions later, these children have graduated from the paracanoeing development programme. The programme is an initiative by Canoeing Cares, supported by the Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) and Asian Women Welfare Association (AWWA) TEACH ME Services. The young participants […]

JANUARY 2012: Final year internship in Malaysia. 7 occupational therapy students. During the 7-week long placement, we took a short break and travelled up to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Via our lecturer, we managed to liaise with the occupational therapy staff from Chiang Mai University. Earlier in the day, we were fortunate to have been able […]

DANIAL AND I have always wanted to experience Italy, but our days were short in December so we decided to make do with a taster trip vowing to return again someday! We decided to start off in the south and worked our way up: Naples – Rome – Florence – Pisa – Venice (via Milan).  […]

NETLEY ABBEY is thought to be one of the most haunted places in Southampton. Not that we were hunting down spirits, but my friends and I took a hike one Saturday morning. More so for some outdoor time amidst all the school assignments. To get to Netley train station was an hour’s train ride from […]

20km hike = 30,000 steps From Southampton Central → South Western Railway to Lymington via change at Brockenhurst (30mins) → Wightlink ferry to Yarmouth (40mins) SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

DANIAL AND I booked a staycation for our 6-month wedding anniversary. But what is a getaway without family and friends? So we had our cousins, niece and nephews over in the afternoon. My girlfriends came by in the evening for a picnic and to catch Films@The Fort – an annual favourite of ours! Blessed youthful […]

HE DID IT again with a surprise birthday treat! A lovely staycation in the heart of Katong! What a wonderful way to celebrate turning 27… spending a quiet weekend with my love. Hotel Indigo was a definite 👍 for me as I absolutely adored the Peranakan theme! View from our room, the perfectly lined streets of Joo Chiat […]

THE HOLIDAYS didn’t end after our trip to South Africa. We stopped over in Singapore for a night, and headed for a 4-day trip to Bali! From the rainy Cape Town to sunny Seminyak. We spent the days lounging about and going for massages. My tan was undeniably noticeable! Grand La Villais Villa and Spa […]