Trump briefly passed through the UK at the weekend and let’s just say it was hard not to notice. Never mind the fact few of us actually saw the man himself, his presence certainly left a mark in the form of the spirited anti-Trump protests that took place in London. I spent most of Friday … More London’s Anti-Trump Protests: July 2018
Those in Hong Kong who are still holding on to the values of democracy and freedom of speech are facing a fast-approaching collision with Beijing’s communist regime. And it is impossible to examine Hong Kong politics outside the context of the 1997 Handover. … More Why Hong Kong’s 1997 Handover matters now more than ever
Last night in London I attended Amnesty International’s annual Tiananmen Massacre vigil which commemorates the horrific events of June 4th 1989 and the thousands of people (namely students) who died, many of whom remain unidentified. Each year the London vigil draws together a combination of protesters and journalists who were in Tiananmen in 1989, mothers … More London’s Tiananmen Vigil: Why 1989’s Tiananmen Massacre still matters
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After a jam-packed week in Singapore, it’s time for a wrap-up post. This is my seventh post in my ‘Can I live here?’ experiment. (Check out my previous wrap-up posts here). After six collective weeks in China, Taiwan and Malaysia, let’s see how Singapore compared! Despite being the penultimate country/city on my list, Singapore was actually … More Singapore wrap-up: Can I live here?
When you’re in a foreign country or new city there are two types of things to do: the stereotypical tourist things and off the beaten track things. I think we’d all be lying if we said finding exciting things off the beaten track (ie: probably not in Trip Adviser’s top 10 ‘Things to Do’) is … More The quintessential Singapore experience: Singapore Slings at Raffles
If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll know I’m a city-addict who’s obsessed with chasing sky-high views of these urban jungles, especially at night. (Brownie points if it’s an outdoor viewing spot – shoutout to Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong). Singapore was no exception and I was delighted to find out … More Singapore: Free sky-high city views at ION Orchard
Like pretty much anywhere in Asia, you’ll never be short of insanely delicious things to eat in Singapore. Whichever meat (or fish) you prefer, you must try fresh satay. Once you’ve eaten it fresh, the packaged sauce from the supermarket back home will never taste the same. Satay originated from Indonesia but the question of … More Where to find the best satay in Singapore!
If you read my post from last week about the amazing Gardens by the Bay, you’ll have already seen a tonne of photos. I talked about the Skyway walk you can do around the top of the ‘super trees’ but I didn’t actually show any photos from it! I’ve just found a bunch that I … More Singapore: Gardens by the Bay ‘Skyway’ night photos
Singapore Zoo frequently ranks as one of the best zoos in the world (if not the best) and it’s not hard to see why. As an adult I’ve become more questioning and uncomfortable about the general concept of zoos and keeping animals in captive but, as zoos go, Singapore is outstanding when it comes to … More Singapore Zoo – I got bitten by a giraffe!