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 […]

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!¬†ūüėú¬†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 […]

SOME PEOPLE HATE having to pack for a trip. I on the other hand, absolutely adore the process. Because it means rummaging¬†through the store room for gears that see daylight only¬†a couple of times per¬†year. And a chance to put on my hiking boots, yay!¬† The Black Diamond Bolt 22-litre Pack is an ultimate doll. […]

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. […]