We’ve been traveling to Thailand so frequent the past couple of months that we considered ourselves all “Thai’d up” already from the amount of Thai food we’ve been feeding on. But when in Thailand, eat we must! I wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity for an exquisite dining experience. This trip, I’ve booked for Nahm Bangkok, another one of Asia’s best restaurants (No.5 in 2017 by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and awarded one Michelin-star). I was really looking forward to it.
They say December’s the best time to travel Chiang Mai. I couldn’t agree more. It had always been in my top cities in South East Asia to visit. I’ve heard so much about the cool weather between November to February, and it’s even better to visit during a festive season. Besides the awesome weather, the must-see temples, and the spas, Chiang Mai is also famous for its laid-back life and café culture. All the reasons for our six nights stay where we ended 2017 and welcomed 2018.Continue reading “Baan Vartika at Ping @ Chiang Mai, Thailand”
At the beginning, I wasn’t sure about taking a long haul flight just for a short 5 nights stay in San Francisco. I’ve never been to the States, so I had to go through the whole mafan (troublesome) process of getting a U.S. visa in a short time frame since it was a last minute decision. The whole thought of it also made me sooooo malas (lazy). Of course, Mr Gadget did a very good job in convincing me, as I know he really wanted to take me there! I’m glad I went through all that visa hassle and that 18 hours flight as it was all worthwhile. Continue reading “Things To Do in San Francisco”
So tell me now, who’s your favourite Sanriocharacter? Is it Hello Kitty? Or Kerokerropi?! Ok.. Maybe not the boys but you girly girls were definitely once a big fan, right? And still is perhaps? Well, I’m going to tell you mine were The Little Twin Stars. Absolutely adored them and still do now. I had all my stationeries, probably a full set, by Little Twin Stars. Not forgetting the stickers, hand fan, chopsticks and many others I can’t even remember now. Back then, I didn’t like Hello Kitty but somehow grew fond of it a few years ago. My girlfriends and I even got ourselves a Hello Kitty tattoo as a symbol of our friendship. Yeah, we’re hardcore like that!!!
Hong Kong has got to be Asia’s busiest city and is so densely populated. It is known for its fast-paced lifestyle, competitive economy, and ridiculously overpriced tiny apartments. Their streets are constantly bustling with people, and don’t even mention the public transportation during rush hour… Over here, people eat fast, talk fast, and walk fast. It’s like, every minute wasted is considered to be a loss of opportunity. With great competition, it means you have to be really good to be able to sustain. On the other hand, that also meant they get the best of everything. At times, I do feel the high pressure and intensity in Hong Kong even when traveling as a tourist since Kuala Lumpur is still much laid back. For someone that isn’t aggressive, I must say I prefer a much relaxed environment. Continue reading “Café Corridor @ Causeway Bay, Hong Kong”
I know, I know.. My past couple of blogs have about the beautiful city of Penang. There’s just too many nice places to explore in this island that I really want to share with you. In my last post, I mentioned that we were here a few weeks back for our pre-wedding shoot. We went from one bridal house after another, and flipped through tons of albums to finally decide on Eastern & Oriental Hotel as our favourite location for the shoot. There was one condition the hotel had : in order to have our photos taken within the premise, we needed to stay at least a night here since it was strictly for in-house guests only. Continue reading “Eastern & Oriental Hotel @ George Town, Penang”
“Where in Penang are we staying this time?” I asked. As always, his response would be “It’s up to you. You know the budget, you choose.” At times a bit stressful, but most times I enjoy exploring the options. Good thing is both our preference would be in a charming boutique hotel. I’ve always had some names on top of my head as I came across them during my last stay. Given a short notice, I did a quick search on these places for the best possible deals that weekend. Most of the familiar names I knew were all booked out. Either that, or they were overpriced. Little did I know then, it was Georgetown World Heritage City Day weekend. There’s a festival held each year in the city in honour of this day. Continue reading “Loke Thye Kee Residences @ Georgetown, Penang”
Phillip Island lies in the southern coast of Australia, and is round about 1.5 hours drive southeast from Melbourne city. It has been a popular day trip destination to many for its charming scenery, nature and outdoor activities. As for me, my main reason was to experience the Penguin Parade and enjoy the tranquility of this island. Continue reading “Silverwater Resort & The Cape Kitchen @ Phillip Island, Victoria”
Singapore is not only a leading global business hub, but it is also well known for its beautiful cityscape, shopping, high end hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and all things luxurious. It is small city-country but has so much to offer. Some of the other activities that you can do are such as enjoying the best city view on the Singapore Flyer, taking a walk around Gardens By the Bay, a fun family day out at Universal Studios, or just simply sipping on a cocktail at the iconic rooftop bar at Marina Bay Sands. Continue reading “Mercure Hotel Singapore @ Bugis”
For the past few years, Penang has been sprawling with hotels ranging from backpackers’ lodges to high end luxurious chains. This is no surprise as the island has been a favourite holiday destination for many because of its heritage charm and delicious street food.