Trip Journals

Tips, thoughts and tales for your trip planning

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Here's where you can find most of my recent holidays, including practical tips to guide you on your own adventures.

SHORT TRIPS

Looking to make a quick escape from work? Here are places within 6 hours flight of Singapore that would make great destinations for extended weekend holidays, or just to get a breath of fresh air.

LONGER TRIPS

Taking more time off from work for that one special trip every year. I enjoy spending more time immersing in a country's culture and the travel way of life. The longest stretch I've been overseas though is a little over two weeks!

SOLO TRIPS

I tried solo travel for the first time in 2011 and loved it so much that I have to do take at least one solo trip every year! I often get asked where I go on my own, here is the answer in chronological order.

SCUBA DIVING

I try to scuba dive at least once every year and prefer the warm currents of Asian waters. I dream of checking out Iceland's Silfra one day though!

MAGNET WALL

My family tradition is to bring back a meaningful magnet souvenir from every place that we visit. Here are my contributions and their stories.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Traditional Balinese wooden carving; A gift from Mutiara Bali, the villa in Seminyak where we stayed in.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Visiting the Falcon Hospital was one of the unexpected highlights of my time in Abu Dhabi.

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay is a sight definitely worth seeing. I'm glad I got to jump in!

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Traditional Vietnamese style clothing; bought in the streets of Hanoi

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

This magnet shows you Gyeongbokgung is the main palace of Seoul, one of the places I visited in my solo trip there.

Nice, France

Nice, France

The promenade along the rocky beach is the most famous scene of Nice. Pity it was raining when i was there.

South Island, New Zealand

South Island, New Zealand

We sat crouched nearby, peering down onto the beach below to see these rare penguins make their appearance as the sun set.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

You can't miss the colourful onion domes of St Basil's Cathedral when in the Red Square, there's nothing quite like it.

Granada, Spain

Granada, Spain

I love the colourful moorish architecture and tile patterns. This is probably not the best example though.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia stands tall and is one of my favourite Gaudi works in Barcelona. I hope I will live to see it completed.

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France

A beautiful little town in the south of France where my friend R was studying, and I went up to visit her for a week.

Lyudao, Taiwan

Lyudao, Taiwan

I never did realize that the magnet was shaped like the map of Lyudao itself! One of my favourite Taiwan memories ever.

Cebu, Philippines

Cebu, Philippines

This represents all the turtles that we saw while scuba diving in Moalboal.

Sabah, Malaysia

Sabah, Malaysia

I dived Sipadan as a relatively new diver, I would love to go back again to this beautiful place now that I think I can better appreciate it.

Where do you want to go?

AUSTRALIA : brisbane . daylesford . margaret river . perth | CHINA : shanghai | CZECH REPUBLIC : kutna hora . prague | ENGLAND : london | FRANCE : nice . paris | GERMANY : munich | HONG KONG : central . cheung chau | INDONESIA : bali . manado | IRELAND : dublin . tipperary | JAPAN : hokkaido . kyoto . osaka | MALAYSIA : cameron highlands . dayang . penang . tioman . sipadan | MONACO | NEW ZEALAND : queenstown | PHILIPPINES : cebu . malapascua | PORTUGAL : lagos . lisbon . porto . tavira | RUSSIA : moscow | SPAIN : barcelona . chipiona . figueres | SOUTH KOREA : seoul | TAIWAN : taipei . hua lien . lyudao . taitung | THAILAND : bangkok . koh samui . phuket | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES : abu dhabi . dubai | VIETNAM : halong bay . hanoi . hoi an . hue |