1 Year, 4 Trips: My 2020 Travel in Review

14 days. 4 trips. 3 countries; well, 4 countries if you count Singapore (I do!) Looking at my January head-start and bazillion unconsumed leave from 2019, it looked like 2020 was shaping up to be my most memorable year in travelling. 20 Dec-5 Jan: India (17D) – 5D in 2020, of which 2 leave days…

Pulau Ubin: Highlights of Singapore’s Rural Island

It may sound oxymoronic, but there is such a thing as rural Singapore! If you are looking for a piece of kampong (village) lifestyle, Pulau Ubin is an easy escape which is every bit resembling more like a Malaysian countryside than the stereotypical glitzy skyscraper that the Lion City is known for. Pulau Ubin is…

Singapore Southern Islands: St. John’s, Lazarus & Kusu Islands

Do you know that Singapore comprises of 63 different islands? Most people have explored mainland Singapore and the ever-vibrant Sentosa, but off just slightly to the south, you will chance upon a peaceful world far from the craziness of city life. One of Singapore’s best kept secrets, I have visited Singapore’s Southern Islands numerous times…

1 Year, 11 Trips: My 2017 Travel in Review

62 days on the road. 11 trips. 11 countries visited. Somehow I managed to outdo last year by two days. But as I shared on my 2018 Travel Resolutions, this is also the year I officially hit travel fatigue—not so much on the number of days on the road, but more because my poor brain is always…

Best Time to Visit Asia Pacific Countries

Every destination has its season. Bad weather, monsoon, heat wave and freezing days can ruin a vacation. But worry no more, you can now use this cheat sheet to plan a hassle-free vacation around Asia Pacific for any times of the year!