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Don’t SWEAT! Self-Defense for Solo Travellers

In Learning, Singapore, Sponsored by Jaclynn Seah1 Comment

One Saturday afternoon, I spent an entire hour fending off a knife-wielding assailant. That is definitely not something you do every day. I was down at SWEAT!, a little gym studio along Cantonment Road, where I had been kindly invited down to check out their self-defense classes. As a solo traveller, and a female one to boot, one common concern people always express about my solo journeys is the matter of safety. Is it really safe, for lil’ ol’ me, fairly small Chinese girl, to be facing the big bad world on my own where I could get robbed/raped/attacked/etc.? I …

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Scuba Diving On Your Period

In Go! Girl Guides, Indonesia by Jaclynn Seah4 Comments

Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go! I just got back from a great week of diving in Manado with fabulous underwater critters and great weather, and I spent most of my days out on a boat diving in the ocean. Everything was fine and dandy, except for the fact that my period came about two days into my trip! When you’re spending most of your time in the ocean, wearing a bikini and an assortment of wet clothing, it is not fun …

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Shopping for Beauty Products in Seoul [Go! Girl Guides Article]

In Go! Girl Guides, Korea by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go! If there’s one thing you notice about the Koreans from their celebrities, other than their perfectly symmetrical faces, it’s their  flawless skin. Beauty is big business in Korea – for the locals and the tourists alike. Just walking around Myeongdong one evening, there were beauty shops every few steps. You can always tell that the beauty shops are around – because of their very prominent and enthusiastic promoters each shop employs – whether it’s costumes, …

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How to Pack for a Shopping Trip [Go! Girl Guides Article]

In Go! Girl Guides, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand by Jaclynn Seah2 Comments

Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go! Singapore, where I hail from, is a land of malls. We have new shopping malls sprouting up every year, and a recent survey found that shopping was second on the list of the average Singaporean’s favourite past times (the first was eating!). Being centrally located in South East Asia is a blessing for my wardrobe and a curse for my wallet – I love Bangkok, Taipei and Seoul for a huge range of affordable shopping! …