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
Errr, hello again. Long time no see… I’ve really missed blogging and I want to get back into it. And actually keep at it this time… But before we jump back into things, I want to do a life update. Not necessarily because I expect anyone to actually read this but because I just want … More Life update: What have I been up to?
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!
Without a doubt the thing I was looking forward to doing most in Singapore was visiting Gardens by the Bay. I had been to Singapore once before, in 2011, when the Gardens hadn’t even opened yet. A lot had changed for Singapore in six years! But it was nice to see some familiar places I … More Singapore: Gardens by the Bay
I’m a bit sad that I didn’t spend more time in Kuala Lumpur’s Little India so I wanted to make up for it and see plenty of Singapore’s Little India. Perhaps it was the time of day I went (about an hour before sunset) but there was hardly anyone there compared to KL’s Little India! … More Little India: Singapore’s most colourful place?