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Bali is considered to be the jewel in Indonesia’s crown. This island has become incredibly popular and visitors can’t get enough of everything Bali. For great food, high end restaurants, casual cafes and even cheap and cheerful street food, shopping, the beach, the nightlife, Bali has much to offer. The agenda is simple, kick back relax and work on your tan. Come nightfall indulge in a fun night out. This is what most tourists do but if you’re up for something different then these are a couple of experiences worth exploring. VW Safari ride – Without a doubt this is…

Sunday is all about waking up late, cooking an indulgent curry, stuffing myself to the gills with it followed by a blissful afternoon snooze. This Sunday I found myself up and early giving breakfast a miss highly anticipating lunch. Mum and I had been graciously invited by our neighbour for an indulgent Parsi style seafood themed lunch. Mahrukh Mogrelia ( my new bestie ) is mum’s pal, who I soon learnt, is a wizard in the kitchen. Mahrukh is in my opinion a one woman army that manages to do a billion things in a day and I find I…

” You’re going to see the Komodo Dragon!!! You’re so lucky !” squealed a friend when I first mentioned what my trip to Indonesia entailed. I must admit I was curious about these creatures I’d heard so much about but this ear piercing level of excitement and enthusiasm wasn’t my first reaction. I’d seen a Komodo Dragon before in a zoo in Singapore and to be honest despite the fact that I was practically repulsed at the sight of it, to me it didn’t really count as seeing the reptile as it wasn’t in the wild.  So unlike my friends…

India has plenty to offer a curious traveler if only we take the time to look beyond the obvious. To call our country diverse is an understatement and people forget that there is a reason we’re called a sub continent. For many travelling to India is restricted to the usual suspects like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Goa, other popular metros and some typical tourist spots. Not that they don’t have their own unique offerings but if one takes the time and makes the effort to explore the interiors of India, you’ll be left speechless and equally impressed. A recent trip to…

I’ve such fond memories of my time spent in Bintan but most of them including working on my tan and scoffing down some delicious food. Bintan as I learned from my recent trip is much more than that. People like to visit as part of their trip to Singapore as it’s just a quick ferry ride across and it’s usually marketed as just a beach and resort destination but the truth is there is plenty beyond that. This trip I had the pleasure of staying at one of the very best hotels Bintan boasts off  the Bintan Lagoon Resort and thanks…

Despite multiple trips to my favourite Singapore, I had never heard of Haw Par Villa. What was once owned by two Burmese brothers who I’m told were the inventors of Tiger Balm is now a bizarre theme park that attracts curious tourists. There use to be a huge mansion but what remains is just the gardens. These gardens are full of various statues from Chinese mythology and oddly enough even a very random Statue Of Liberty. The park is of course quite old and not exactly maintained like other attractions in Singapore making it seem old and outdated but I…

The first time I visited Indonesia was in 2014 to the small island of Bintan. It was a quick trip to just laze and flop by the pool or the beach and do nothing. Which means that my impression of Indonesia was limited to a great view and some delicious food. It’s only when I embarked on this Trip Of Wonders with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism for a whopping 12 days, that I realised I hadn’t even seen a sliver of what the country has to offer. After two weeks of flying back and forth and exploring various islands…

People always ask me which is my favourite place to visit and I’m always stumped because really, how can you choose just one single destination. I will say that Singapore features quite high on my list of top places I enjoy visiting and to be honest it has everything to do with the Singaporean culinary scene. It’s a city that is constantly eating and eats well! There is an abundant variety of dishes and cuisines and you can find almost every single type of food here. I always tend to gravitate towards local dishes best found in hawker centers so…

Most folks are either terrified of flying or dread flights because they take them often for work trips. For me, both scenarios seem extremely odd because for this curious traveler, every single flight is an adventure. Not always are my adventures pleasant, I end up with inconsiderate people, invariably a screeching baby or a indisciplined child that kicks my seat throughout the flight. I’ve had drunks behind me fight with the cabin crew and have even had really noisy loud families talk to each other in such high decibel levels that I can hear their entire conversation though my head…

A trip to Singapore is always full of fun frolic shopping and great food. Plenty of tourist attractions and enough to occupy you. I find this small but incredibly evolving country fascinating. With four official languages ( English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil ) and is own history and heritage, Singapore has come a long way from being a tiny little speck on the map. I’ve been to Singapore a fair number of times so I’m always looking for something new. Despite visiting a couple of time earlier, it is only on a recent trip where I learnt about the original…