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Copywriter, travel writer, blogger, wanderluster.

In Java: Luxury Accommodations Unmasked

(picture source: internet) The blare of horns and the buzz of the city had fallen away. It was slightly after dusk as the mini van turned into a more decidedly rustic landscape. Sporadic lamps lined the street and the night … Continue reading

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In Indonesia: risking the wrath of an active Volcano

:: View of the volcanoes shrouded by clouds from the airplane:: Flirting with the fury of one of the world’s most active volcano may not sound like the usual tourist fare, especially since just last October, Mount Merapi (or the Sacred … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway: Harmoni One Hotel

Quick confession: it was love at first sight. The new Harmoni One Hotel is a gem I recently discovered. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Batam, the 4-star hotel is designed for much needed breathing and privacy space from … Continue reading

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On the streets of Heidelberg

I trawled through some street shots taken when I was in Europe last year and found these. It had just turned Spring and the air was still chilly. These alfresco pictures (taken in Germany) reminded me so much of France, particularly the Parisian cafe culture. … Continue reading

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Old is gold

Dug through some old travel photos of Langkawi and found this candid picture of a humble, sweet, old Japanese man who cycles pass the field of purple flowers everyday, and reads like a shark still. (Taken with Canon 1000D)

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Hong Kong: When Dusk Falls

The second time to Hong Kong, I find myself taken aback by pleasant surprises. First, there was the unprecedented meeting with the relatives, a flurry of catch-up sessions, sinfully delicious foods, and an unforgettable dose of genuine hospitality. Then, there were … Continue reading

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Ballet under the stars

On Sunday, my friends and I attended a night of Tchaikovsky and Ballet under the stars at Fort Canning Green (incidentally, one of my favourite places for picnic). It was a rain or shine annual event and we were blessed … Continue reading

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