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 […]

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 […]

TOOK A QUICK getaway at a kelong lodging last weekend with my co-workers.  It was an all-inclusive package via Megasix (on hindsight it was cheaper to have skipped the middleman) which paid for our return van Singapore-Malaysia, return boat ride and 2D1N stay with 4 meals.  Kelong Acheh is situated off the coast of Penyabong, which is North of […]

THERE WAS ALOT more time spent on land than in water I must say. Was still unable to get pass a quarter of the pool at the end of the afternoon. Nevertheless, great fun and great company… and at least I tried! 😜 Cable Ski Batam was a good consideration for a weekend trip away from Singapore […]

AFTER A 4-DAY climb of Mt Rinjani, we took to Gili Trawangan to unwind ourselves. Gili Trawangan is the largest of 3 Gili islands off Lombok, and it felt like being on Bali’s Kuta beach just on a much smaller scale (the number of white tourists streaming in). The speedboat was a mere 15-minute ride from the […]

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 […]

A ONE DAY stopover in Kyoto simply just wasn’t enough. I was mesmerised by its old and new, and a strong reason to return again someday – next time with an abundance of time exploring its every nook and cranny. What did the fox say? My my, what red cheeks you have! Seeing red at Inari […]