Paris : Versailles Palace

Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. It was first used as a hunting lodge by Louis’s father, then expanded by Louis XIV also known as Louis the Great or the Sun King!  The Sun King has a sentimental reason for choosing Versailles and make it as …

Singapore Toa Payoh Park has become a party ground for the Domestic Helpers!

Toa Payoh seems to a typical Singapore neighborhood towns, but do you know it s actually the grandfather of all public housing towns in Singapore? Even Queen Elizabeth II visited Toa Payoh town in 1972 and again in 2006. Chinese ex-Premier Wen Jiaboa also visited the town in 2007, as this is one of the …

Malaysia : Malacca Trip – Historical trail in Bandar Malacca

Coming to Melaka is more like coming back to my home, catching up with old school mates.  It is only 3 hours drive from Singapore if there is no traffic jam at the Singapore and Malaysia customs.  There are so many changes every time I visited this place, especially after Melaka city added to Unseco …

Tanjong Pagar also known as Little Korean Town in Singapore!

What I like most about Tanjong Pagar is the historical bright color shophouses, and exploring the alleys with interesting culinary selection, from cheap to expensive fine dinning. Tanjong Pagar means “Cape of Stakes” – it refer to the wooden stakes (kelong) that hold up fishing villages in water. Yes, this place is used to be …

Yunnan : Shangri La/香格里拉 the Little Tibet!

Shangri-la is located at the northern border of Yunnan Province, with Tibet to its west and Sichuan to it east. Our next stop after Lijiang is Shangri-la, only about 200 km north of Lijiang. Have you wonder how did the name came about? The original name is called Zhongdian/中甸 but then renamed to Shangri la …

Singapore : Mid Autumn @ Garden By The Bay

The Mid-Autumn festival is back again at Gardens by the Bay and this year theme is Autumn Abundance. It was a Sunday evening when I visited the place. If you are driving, go by 6.30 pm in order to secure a car park. Indoor Pumpkin Lantern Sunflower Field There are few scenes of harvest abundance …

Sentosa Island Singapore – Planning before you go to maximize your day!

Your Singapore travel would not be completed if you did not step foot in Sentosa Island, the man-made island that was built for fun and recreation. There are plenty of things to do in Sentosa Island and depending how much time you want to spend in the island. I would say you can stay up …

Malaysia : Lexis Hibiscus at Port Dickson

Dubai has Palm Island, Port Dickson boasts a “Hibiscus Island” which has a great landscape of a hibiscus flower shape if you seen from above. Want a short getaway? Go check out the Hibiscus Island!It is only 3.5 hours from Singapore, providing there is no traffic jam on both side of the customs. Air Keroh …

China : Dali in Yunnan, dominated by Bai Minority People!

The Name of Dali/大理 Dali/大理 is a famous city to visit in Yunnan. The name of Dali is coming from a local regime in history called Kingdom Dali, meaning a state of great order. Many of the buildings of the city were build of marble /Dali Stone that is why it is also called a …

Singapore : Asian Civilization Museum

Visiting museum make you happier, it true. In the museum you found interesting history and also it offer a dynamic opportunity to expose us to experiences and explore new things. Museum is not just about the past, it also a place for us to see the future. I love being in the museums as museums …