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?
Arguably the most iconic place in Singapore is it’s Marina Bay. It’s a large area (1.4 square miles) that surrounds part of the Singapore River and is adjacent to Singapore’s Central Business District. In Marina Bay you can find a variety of developments; sports stadium, shopping centre, residential property, the stunning Gardens by the Bay … More Singapore’s iconic architecture: Marina Bay
Singapore may be a tiny and, to some, an unassuming country but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of beautiful nooks and crannies to explore and things to do. One of those places is Clarke Quay. Along the Singapore River sits Clarke Quay; a collection of multicoloured Disneyland-esque shopfronts that house a variety of restaurants, bars, … More Clarke Quay: Singapore’s rainbow ‘village’
Visiting Singapore again after six years away gave me a big case of deja vu, but in a good way. Plenty had changed but plenty had not. Some of the big things and places I didn’t remember without looking at my old holiday photos, and then small things and places I remembered so perfectly and … More Singapore: A colourful wander through Chinatown
There’s been six years between my first trip to Singapore and my most recent trip. I can’t believe it’s been that long but it definitely didn’t feel it! However, Singapore is such a fast-developing city so there were plenty of noticeable changes. When I first went, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel had only just opened … More Long time no see, Singapore!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you’ll know that one reason I embarked on my Asia trip was to see where else I could live in the world. At the end of a visit to every new city I’ve been to, I’ve done a summary to see how it compares with … More Cameron Highlands wrap up: Can I live here?
Aside from its tea, the Cameron Highlands are famous for their juicy strawberries. I headed to the aptly named ‘Big Red Strawberry Farm‘ to try them for myself. You can pick your own but, like a local Canadian man told me, it’s not really any different to strawberry picking back in your native country, except … More Malaysia: Cameron Highlands strawberry farm
It’s time for the main event; the reason why I came to the Cameron Highlands! Beautiful, bouncy, leafy mountains!! Honestly, I defy anyone to not want to go after seeing photos of them. The mountains are actually plantations of tea leaves, rather than just wild greenery. There are several different tea plantations you can visit but … More Malaysia: Boh Tea Plantation in the Cameron Highlands