Exploring Taichung: Taichung Second Market
Did you know? Taichung has an interesting way of naming their markets – First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Markets. This naming convention apparently came out in the past based on the order they were founded – very different from the naming conventions we are used to, but very practical. Only the second, third,…
Dihua Street – a gem in Taipei
I love visiting old streets – the vibrancy and the old, low-rise buildings just give them a nice and welcoming vibe. Over the past weekend, I visited such a street in Taipei City – Dihua Street. While it is not considered an old street, it certainly gave a similar vibe! Located near Dadaocheng, Dihua Street…
Flying (again) during the pandemic
Having flown to Taipei earlier in August on China Airlines, here’s a short update on my flight back to Singapore on Scoot just last week. The journey back on Scoot was a fairly smooth one. I booked the flight a month before my date of travel and was delighted to find out that Scoot resumed…
Changi Airport: A tourist attraction
Singaporeans normally view Changi Airport as a place to board a plane for exotic tourist destinations. But, with travel curbs in place, the airport has itself become a tourist attraction. Kudos to the folks running the airport for the immense efforts to draw people to the airport for reasons other than travelling. Well, if you…
Finding comfort food in a foreign land
When chicken rice doesn’t taste like chicken rice..
Jurassic Mile rocks!
With travel almost non-existent, many in Singapore are suffering from a massive withdrawal. While the government is trying to encourage local tourism, it just doesn’t feel like the real thing of hopping on to a plane, landing in another country and taking in the sights and food! As we struggle with the travel withdrawal symptoms,…
Still one of the best ramens out there – Ichiran Ramen
Makes you want to keep coming back for more!
How flying has been made harder due to COVID-19
COVID-19 has thrown the aviation industry into chaos and travelling during this period has changed a lot. Here’s my personal experience on just how hard flying is during this pandemic. Purchasing airplane tickets is a lot more difficult. A usual search on Skyscanner and Google Flights (prior to the pandemic) always showed many results –…
MOFT X: A must-have smartphone stand if you can get it
Smartphone stands come and go. Over the years, I’ve used so many different phone stands that I have lost count. One reason for the constant change is the evolution of smartphones — with each generation comes a new size that renders the previous generation’s mobile stand obsolete. Hence, I was intrigued when I heard about…
5 reasons why I choose Airbnb when travelling
Airbnb > hotels? Here’s why I choose Airbnb when travelling!