Mohinga, Samosa Salad and that black fish

We visited Yangon during a rather hot and humid season. Besides pagodas, railway trip, how can we miss out the cheap beer and street food?  First up is the national dish Mohinga!  What: Rice noodles, fish broth Where to find it: Every other stall by the street $$: 500 kyats or so (SGD$0.60) You can’t leave…

Staying in Yangon || 仰光住宿好介绍

选择去缅甸,因为现在不去,就不知道等何时。 旅行,总是需要一股冲动嘛。 可是去仰光,住哪里,吃什么?我起初还真的不知道。 To be honest, I had zero knowledge of Yangon / Myanmar besides the famous pagodas and Aung San Suu Kyi. It was a rather impromptu decision to make a weekend trip to Yangon, for a taste of the Burmese culture. 初到缅甸,我爱上了饭店里这道Shan Noodles Salad。虽然我不知道它是否道地,但是对于缅甸饮食非常陌生的我,它真的挺美味的。 Do remember to get your visa done. If you are…

Bathing boxes along the Brighton beach

Bathing boxes? Well they are actually beach huts which went way back into the late 19th century when Brighton was the destination beach for many Australians. These iconic colourful bathing boxes are located on Dendy St beach and the stretch of beach was really pretty despite the gloomy weather in July. Out of the current…

探索达塔斯马尼亚布鲁尼岛|Wildlife haven Tasmania Bruny Island

澳大利亚达塔斯马尼亚(Tasmania)堪称野生天堂,沿海地带和离岛的野生生态丰富。 布鲁尼岛(Bruny Island),位于塔斯马尼亚南部。那里除了可以品尝新鲜生蚝,一定还要出海寻找成群的野生毛皮海豹(fur seals)。 从充满文化气息的市中心Hobart开车出发,大概需要一小时。 Tasmania is a wildlife haven. Whales that were not seen for long periods in this area have returned to breed. If you are traveling from Hobart, it will take an hour before reaching Kettering Pier. Bruny island is a 15-minute boat ride away. Kettering码头 抵达Kettering码头后必须再要15分钟的船程,才能达到布鲁尼岛。想参考渡轮时间与价表可点击这里。Check out the timetable in the link!…

搭仰光列车 体验慢生活 | A slow ride around Yangon

不期而遇的惊喜,令人回味无穷。 今天,同样不期而遇的惊喜,发生在火车站。 炎热的缅甸午后,汗流浃背的我们,在市集闲逛。决定到仰光度过周末,其实除了参观Shwedagon Pagoda,体验以下当地的生活与饮食文化,我们并没有特定行程。逛着、逛着,看到了铁轨。 It was a humid afternoon and we were spending time at the Bogyoke Market, with no agenda for the day till our late afternoon visit to Shwedagon Pagoda and a sumptuous seafood dinner at night. 顿时间,我们都成了小孩子,从天桥往下走,随着当地人的脚步,寻找列车站与售票处。 Spotting the railway turned us into kids instantly. We were happy to follow the locals,…

金碧辉煌Shwedagon Pagoda

Every Yangon visit should include a trip to this magnificent pagoda. Shwedagon Pagoda is the country’s most famous attraction, and the most sacred. Enter the Pagoda compound, take a long flight of steps up to the boundary where you are required to take off your shoes. Either leave it at the boundary where you are required…

Tips to Myanmar tourist visa application

Mingalaba! Was super excited about the weekend trip to Yangon back in September, so I thought what’s the most useful tip I can provide for fellow Singaporean travellers? – Visa application! I was very intrigued by how the system works, but since then, things have changed! If you are Singaporean, please get an electronic tourist…

巴厘岛斗鸡场 惊吓指数暴表 | Cockfight in Bali

从乌布回返Nusa Dua的路上,我们经过了一座开放式的庭院,里头除了有群贩卖蔬菜水果与肉类的小贩外,还有一群嚷嚷的围观者。好奇的我们请导游停车,下车前往人群走去。 在印尼,斗鸡这违法活动,仍然受当地人欢迎。 We were on our way back to Nusa Dua from Ubud, and happen to spot this open-air market where there were crowds of frenzied men. Despite being banned since 1981, our guide told us that cockfighting (Tajen) is still very popular in Indonesia, especially among the middle-aged and elder folks.    主持人邀请参赛者(主人们与他们的斗鸡)到场中央,然后请观众下注,把气氛炒得沸沸扬扬。…

槟城名香泰 伴手礼好去处 |Penang Traditional Pastry Ming Xiang Tai

槟城之到处乱走,我们步行时就路过了这件人气很旺的名香泰饼家。 从1979年开始,第二代老板,现年38岁的Au Meng Kit小时候在霹雳州以三轮车代步,沿街卖着手工制作的蛋挞为生。 2002年,开始在霹雳州经营Teck Kee点心楼,后来才到槟城展开自己的传统糕饼事业。 吃着点心,同时吃出经由一代代的师傅传承的传统好滋味。 饼家外头的壁画勃有幽默感,适合喜爱搞怪的我哈哈! We must have passed by Ming Xiang Tai at least two times while doing our mural hunt, and each time, the shop seems to be bustling with people. On the morning of day 2, we decided to drop by for some snacks after a simple breakfast at…

The Bali villa experience | 巴厘岛住宿贴士

A private villa experience – Kayumanis (Nusa Dua) Bali wouldn’t be complete without the villa experience, we decided to check out of Courtyard (read about the experience here!) after two nights. Previously in my trip preparation, Kayumanis popped out in my search on Agoda and the reviews seemed pretty positive. The pictures and description promised…

Tips to booking Bali stays | 巴厘岛住宿贴士

As a first-time Bali traveller, I was pretty torn between getting a resort or a villa, and where exactly to stay? Kuta seems like the place-to-be for clubbing and an action-packed holiday. According my diver friend David, who frequents Bali for diving, who frequents Bali for diving, Seminyak is the place for the arty farty plus a…

Camera Museum Penang and The Double Exposure Cafe

For the curious photographers (and wannabes), and some crazy paparazzi friends, drop by the Camera Museum if you like retro funky photography-related items along Lebah Muntri. Things to do include, taking funny photos using the photo props or along the wall mural (which was done by Ernest’s team). 朋友们又开始搞怪了!哈哈! Admission to ground level exhibition, souvenir shop and…