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
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
The main draw of the Cameron Highlands is undoubtedly the beautiful green mountains full of tea leaves, which look like something lifted straight out of The Shire. I went to a tea plantation site myself, and it didn’t disappoint, but you’ll have to wait until my next post to see all those photos! This post … More Malaysia: Countryside walks in the Cameron Highlands
And so ends my time in city number five as part. It’s wrap-up time once again to see how Kuala Lumpur compared to all the other places as part of my ‘Can I live here?’ experiment as I travel. (I’ve already done wrap-up posts on Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo and Taipei so check those out too ). To be completely honest, when planning my trip around Asia … More Kuala Lumpur wrap-up: Can I live here?
My two favourite things to do any city involve finding the highest views I can: looking down upon the city from the comfort of a sky-high bar or watching the sunset over the city from a mountain (if any exist, that is!). If possible, I’ll always do both! (I’m looking at you, glorious Taipei and Hong … More Kuala Lumpur: Sky-high views from ‘Marini’s on 57’ bar
Oh what a surprise, I ended up in another temple again! (I’m not sorry). This time around it was the somewhat hidden Kuan Ti Temple in Chinatown. I love tiny quirky temples just as much as the big lavish ones! Kuan Ti is a Taoist temple and was built 121 years ago. It’s largely dedicated to … More Kuala Lumpur: Kuan Ti Temple
As per usual wherever I go in Asia, I found myself in yet another temple. I’m not at all religious so I’m still at a loss to explain why I love temples so much! Generally, I just find them really peaceful and visually beautiful places which have a tonne of interesting history and cultural significance. I think I also love … More Kuala Lumpur: Thean Hou Temple