Archive for December, 2009

Mango Sago – Hong Kong Goodness in Singapore

December 22, 2009  

Mango Sago – Hong Kong Goodness in Singapore

Nobody is entirely sure where the dessert goodness of the Mango Sago originated from. Hong Kong is probably as good a guess as any, with the famed Hui Lao Shan dessert shop sprouting in the island-state at a rate reminiscent to that of Starbucks in the USA. This dessert is now a personal favorite of mine whenever visiting Singapore, where a host of traditional dessert stall has upped the ante, producing local creative mixtures combining various old-school ingredients.... [Read more of this review]

Shanghai’s Hip Hotspots – Xintiandi

December 19, 2009  

Shanghai’s Hip Hotspots – Xintiandi

Just north of Shanghai’s oldest neighborhood lies its newest modern quarter, Xintiandi. This nightlife and fashion district, which is nestled inside a series of restored tenement stone houses known as shikumen, is a hotspot of entertainment, shopping and nightlife that really lives up to it’s name, which means “new heaven and earth”. Photo credits - yngwiemanux Unlike some of Shanghai’s other urban districts, Xintiandi is compact and navigable. Narrow cobbled... [Read more of this review]

Mysore Dasara

December 15, 2009  

Mysore Dasara

Mysore Dasara is a popular event in Karnataka State, South India, a world famous festival lasting all through 10 days. The city of Mysore will look at its best during the festival, with all the major roads in the city, heritage buildings, palaces, historical monuments, ancient temples and shops illuminated. Here the Dasara is an elaborate affair and attract a large audience including both local and foreign tourists. Photo credits - antkriz Photo credits - kkalyan According... [Read more of this review]

KL’s New Buzz

December 12, 2009  

KL’s New Buzz

Kuala Lumpur is juxtaposition of old and new. The city is too big to be negotiated on foot, but there is an efficient metro system, including many elevated lines. Cleaner than Bangkok, yet not quite as orderly as Singapore, the nation’s capital is a thriving metropolis where you can fill your suitcases with affordable fashions and tickle your taste buds with a cornucopia of mouth-watering cuisine. Photo credits - Christopher Chan The Petronas Twin Towers Start your... [Read more of this review]

7 Top Attractions in Siem Reap

December 8, 2009  

7 Top Attractions in Siem Reap

Siem Reap, a former outpost of a pariah state run by the bloody Khmer Rouge, has risen admirably into an international tourist destination, one that boasts the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and host to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Only twenty years ago, the region was still off limits to tourists, its local denizens ruled over by terror and fear of the atrocities of one of the bloodiest regime in the world. Now, Siem Reap is a booming city alongside... [Read more of this review]

The Islands of South East Asia

December 7, 2009  

The Islands of South East Asia

We are very pleased to unveil our most recent project, a travel publication focusing on Lifestyle, Culture and Attractions all around Asia. If you’re in the region of South East Asia, do pick up a copy and don’t hesitate to send in your comments and thoughts. Download PDF       Browse Online In this issue + The Islands of South East Asia + Raja Ampat, Phuket, Puerto Princesa + Koh Pha Ngan, Bali + New Zealand’s Splashing Lake Taupo +... [Read more of this review]

Capital Adventures in Canberra

December 4, 2009  

Capital Adventures in Canberra

Despite the southeast coast of Australia being the most populous and the most popular with tourists, many visitors speed by Australia’s capital city of Canberra on their travels. Others don’t even realise that Australia built Canberra in 1913 for the purpose of being a new capital to stop the rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne. But no true Australian itinerary is complete without a peek into the orderly streets of Canberra. Photo credits - Sam Ilic Photography... [Read more of this review]