Category Archives: Asia

September 18

Moving on to

Dear readers, In case you have not been added to my subscriber list, I wish to notify you that I have moved! to Some of you who may have been with me for a while would notice that this domain has since returned to as I have moved on to self-hosting. You will […]

August 21

Chasing a field of sunflowers: Lopburi, Thailand

One of my great loves is sunflowers. Something about them, their beautiful bright yellow, their great big openness, how seriously large they can grow, and how their main function is to find and face the sun just makes me happy every time I see them. There is a Malay word that describes this well, ceria, […]

August 09

Celebrating Eid in Malaysia

On the 8th of August this year, Muslims from around the world will come together to celebrate the end of Ramadan and the fasting month. I myself have bought one of those super expensive plane tickets home (seriously, the flight is only 40 minutes) in a celebration frenzy that can only be described like that […]

July 22

In a nutshell – Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  (Sunrise over Borobudur Temple) Yogyakarta (or pronounced Jogjakarta/ Jogja) sits in the middle of Java, to the south of Singapore. From a tourism perspective it is famous for its two landmarks and UNESCO sites, the amazing Borobudur and Prambanan temples. It is also home to the Javanese culture, and you will find a wonderful array […]

July 06

Hiking the MacRitchie Trail, Singapore

To those visiting Singapore, you will inadvertently be impressed by the city skyline. The amazing skyscrapers dotting the Central Business District (CBD), the Singapore flyer (a giant ferris wheel), and even the well preserved old colonial architectures that you will find in little pockets strewn all across the country. In terms of development, I do […]

June 24

In a nutshell: Xi’an, China

The first time I travelled to China, I decided to mix it up a little by heading to Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an. I’ve been back to Beijing a few times for work ever since, and Shanghai is a major gateway city with easy access, so the big question is. What was there in Xi’an? Xi’an […]

June 05

The Taj Mahal: Agra, India

“Only let this one teardrop, this Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever.” – Rabindra Nath Tagore Tha Taj Mahal is a beautiful building. The height of Mughal architecture. But there are many beautiful buildings around the world. So what makes this one so special? I waited in line […]