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    72 hours in Seoul

    by  • November 16, 2014 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    Some pictures from a short trip to Seoul. Love the blend of old and new, BBQ meat, streetside stalls, trendy cafes, chic fashion and gorgeous girls. Yummy pancake at Gwangjang market   You’ll never go hungry in Seoul, street side stalls are everywhere.   Patbingsu at Dalsuga, Seoul     On the way to...

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    Noryangjin Fish Market, Seoul

    by  • October 29, 2014 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    One of my favorite ways to spend the morning – pottering around wet markets. Noryangjin is not a huge market. If you have time to spare, it’s a nice way to spend a couple of hours. This is a wet market, literally. If you decide to visit Noryangjin, do leave your favorite shoes behind. Navigating...

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    Singapura, oh Singapura

    by  • March 2, 2014 • - Asia • 0 Comments

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    Going down south always feels a bit like coming home. After all, this is where I spent a good decade of my life. Despite the crazy rise in property prices, food here remains quite affordable. I’m surprised that a bowl of noodles still cost SGD2.50 and you can even get ice-blended juice for SGD1!...

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    Taiwan, a new year, a new beginning

    by  • January 13, 2013 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    Xiaoling – East Metro Mall, Zhongxiao Road, Taipei   I’ve always had a soft spot for Taiwan ever since my first visit here years ago. When I think of this charming country, I think of delicious street food, lovely sights, and most of all, warmth and friendliness. It was great having the opportunity to spend...

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    Snacks from Bangkok

    by  • October 31, 2012 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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      On a recent trip to Bangkok, I took the opportunity to pick up some snacks since my stock pile back home was running low. Lay’s potato chips are a must whenever I’m in Thailand. There is so much more variety here and some of the flavors are not available back home in Malaysia....

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    Warorot market, Chiang Mai

    by  • October 19, 2012 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    I didn’t mind waking up early to visit Warorot market. We had a full day ahead and the only way I could sneak in a visit was to sacrifice some sleep. Which I gladly did. It was barely dawn when I made my way to Warorot. The streets seem unusually sombre and deserted.   ...

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    Minced pork rice in Mong Kok

    by  • September 23, 2012 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    It was one of those short work trip to Hong Kong and thankfully, we had one night free. Weng, my colleague, was looking for a certain transformer figurine to add to his ever-expanding collection and conned convinced me to go to Mong Kok with him. There were quite a few anime shops in Mong Kok...

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    A day out in Chiang Mai

    by  • October 23, 2011 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    When I saw the words ‘Full day ATV adventure’ on my Chiang Mai itinerary, my immediate response to Teddy, my travel buddy, was “I am not joining you guys“. I’m never an outdoor person. To me, the idea of a full day out in the sun is sheer punishment. Teddy, ever so persuasive, somehow...

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    Yunnan Restaurant, Chiang Rai

    by  • October 16, 2011 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    This restaurant serves excellent Chinese dishes with a local twang. Each dish we ordered was delicious. Not to be missed is the stewed pork leg with preserved vegetables – the meat was extremely tender and flavorful. Do order some of their fluffy mantou to scoop up the gravy.     The tom yam is full of...

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    Sight-seeing in Chiang Mai

    by  • October 9, 2011 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 2 Comments

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    Our first stop in Chiang Mai was the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, a Buddhist temple located 15 km from the city of Chiang Mai. It is a sacred site to many Thai people. The temple is said to have been founded in 1383 when the first chedi was built. Donation boxes for specific causes – there is even one for feeding the temple dogs....

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