The best beaches in Singapore
28 Mar 2019

The Best Beaches in Singapore

This post was originally published in March 2014 / updated in March 2019 Imagine sitting in a beach bar with a cocktail in hand, listening to reggae while watching calm seas lapping onto white sand beaches. Sound familiar? If you’ve done some travel in Southeast Asia you’ll know this is

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, a must see during 2 days in Singapore
28 Sep 2014

2 Days in Singapore: The Best of Both Worlds

Having spent over 2 years in Singapore I finally feel like I’m qualified to give some advice on how you should spend your time there. When people ask me for advice on Singapore they usually only have a couple of days to kill between flights, so I’ve created a “2

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The Southern Ridges - a great place to walk if you have 2 days in Singapore
09 Aug 2014

The Best Walks in Singapore: From the Forest to the City

Singapore crams a lot of variety into its tiny borders, and there is no better way to get to know this misunderstood country than to go for a walk. Check out this list of the best walks in Singapore, which pass by beaches, mangrove forests, historical districts, skyscrapers and a

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The rat factor: What is the cleanest country in Southeast Asia?
17 Jul 2014

The Rat Factor: What is the Cleanest Country in Southeast Asia?

Everyone says not to judge books by their covers, but if you’re lazily looking for a quick way to review them then there really is no better way. I took the same attitude when trying to decide the cleanest country in Southeast Asia. Sure, I could have done a whole

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The supertrees at night during the garden rhapsody at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
04 May 2014

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore: The Coolest Gardens in the World?

Gardens aren’t usually the most exciting of places. Sure, if you are a huge flower fan or are really into ponds, they might be the highlight of your holiday, but to your average person they are just pleasant places to kill an hour or 2. Gardens by the bay is

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Kampong Buangkok, the last kampong in mainland Singapore
02 May 2014

Kampong Buangkok: The Last Remaining Traditinal Village in Mainland Singapore

The pumping pistons of the Singaporean dream machine are in full swing, turning this former rural backwater into the modern metropolis we know today. This sweeping modernisation definitely has its good points; Singapore has become the safest, cleanest and richest country in Southeast Asia, but at what cost? Turn the

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Boats getting ready to go island hopping in Langkawi, Malaysia
29 Apr 2014

Island Hopping in Langkawi, Malaysia

Can setting foot on 2 islands really be considered island hopping? That’s the kind of philosophical question I’d have to spend years meditating in an ashram to answer, but what island hopping in Langkawi lacked in islands it made up for in value. Walking down Pantai Cenang, Langkawi’s main backpacker beach,

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A bottle of Australian milk
25 Apr 2014

A Milk Bottle Just Told Me it’s Time to Get Excited About My Trip

Don’t worry; I haven’t started having conversations with inanimate objects. Anyway, if milk bottles could talk I doubt they’d be wasting their time giving me wisdom, they’d probably be more interested in talking about cows or cereal. I haven’t gone crazy just yet, but I recently received a sign that

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