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Bangkok – Where to Eat, Stay and Relax at classy Wireless Road area

Bangkok holds many special memories for me – none more so than the fact that I was proposed to at Scirocco, the world’s tallest alfresco restaurant –  over there. I used to visit Bangkok frequently at one point when my work brought me there, but haven’t been back for the past 5 years at least. […]

Sydney Opera House Pylon View

Exploring Sydney’s Hottest Hood – Chippendale

If thoughts of bare-bodied hunks gyrating to cheesy top hits come to mind when you think Chippendale, stop right there. Or don’t. Who am I to judge? Chippendale, the hottest district in Sydney right now, is not to be confused with the famous Las Vegas male striptease performers, also known as the Chippendales. Once passed […]

Sydney Chippendale White Rabbit Chinese Painting

The Food and Art Lover’s Guide to 3 days in Sydney

Day 1: Check in and take a load off at 57 Hotel: Hop on the Sydney Airport Link express train to Central Station. Takes 15 minutes and costs you much less (around A$17) than a taxi ride. Buy the Opal Card – a stored value card that is the primary payment mode for the trains […]

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Hobart Highlights – Where to Eat, Stay and Play!

Waterfront cities are the best, aren’t they? No matter where, as long as the city leads to a body of water, I’m sold! Think Barcelona, Reykjavik, Sydney, even Singapore, for that matter! So obviously, I love Hobart. Well, more like I love Tasmania’s wilderness and then I love chilling out in the “city” for a […]

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My Love Affair with Joel

[Updated 22 July] And the stars keep shining on for Joel. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Singapore has been awarded 2 Michelin stars, whilst restaurant Joel Robuchon has been awarded Singapore’s very first (and only) 3 Michelin stars by the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore. [Original Post] It all started one gloomy afternoon in London in 2012. […]

Abisko Area

My Abisko adventures in Swedish Lapland (Part 2)

On to my favourite topic, food. Well, seeing as how we were up in the arctic wilderness, having close shaves with roaming moose and reindeer, I mean, it only made sense to…you know. What do I know, you ask? Well…eat, I say. Eat moose and reindeer that is. And the lodge we stayed in, Abisko […]

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Argentina meets Japan at Sushi Samba, Iceland!

Argentina meets Japan in Iceland at Sushi Samba! Well, not quite just Argentina but as billed on their website, South American and Japanese cuisine pair up to take centrestage at this kooky, buzzy restaurant. We walked in without reservations on a busy Saturday night and no problem, they settled us in quickly. It probably helped […]

Fishmarkadurinn Desserts

Icelandic Seafood feast at Fiskmarkadurinn!

When it comes to Iceland, lamb and lobster rule – luckily they’re my favourite kind of food! Fish restaurants abound in Reykjavik, all proudly showcasing their variety of happy swimmers and amongst the best is Fiskmarkadurinn, sister restaurant to another popular restaurant, Grillmarkadurinn. You could choose amongst the many ala carte items that all sound […]

Gion Hatanaka Ryokan Dinner

Ryokan stay at Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto

Right. Ryokans. Tell me a few years ago that I should be paying $800 a night to sleep on the floor in a spartan room in Kyoto and I would have checked you into a spartan room with padded walls. But, the older, wiser me has reconsidered this. Especially the older, wiser me who has […]

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Jomon – funky izakaya at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

Jomon, a buzzing izakaya in bustling Roppongi Hills, is a quirky, fabulous find. I mean, when asked if we would like a window seat, we were promptly shown literally to a window seat, sitting on the floor, looking through a window, with our legs hanging out onto the streetside. The atmosphere too is really fun. […]