Da Nang

Da Nang

I’ve been longing to visit the central Vietnamese cities of Da Nang and Hoi An for some time. But Covid19 had put a more than 2 years hiatus on all overseas trips until now. With the reopening of unrestricted tourism in most Southeast Asian countries it was time to plan my visit this August.

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The Tower of Medan

The Tower of Medan

With the cautious reopening of South East Asian countries to international visitors, it was time that air travel started to resuscitate this year. Business travel is more or less going full throttle as we start to meet business partners and colleagues in person rather through a Zoom call. So I took the first flight out without the need for any Covid tests or quarantine. It almost felt normal again.

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Gin Distillery Tour

Gin Distillery Tour

Singapore isn’t especially known for it’s spirits, and I mean the alcoholic type. Besides the world famous Tiger Beer which has been around for ages since my grand parents’ time, there aren’t any other well known Singapore based spirits that have made a name worldwide. With almost all of the country’s spirits imported, you wouldn’t think that there will be local breweries and distilleries around the island.

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An Unlikely Hot Spring

An Unlikely Hot Spring

Normally, we would associate hot springs in areas with volcanic activity. So for Singapore to have a hot spring seems very unlikely. But we actually have 2 hot springs; one which is located on the main island, and the other which is located on Pulau Tekong, which is used by the military and not accessible by the public. So if you can’t travel to Japan due to Covid and you miss soaking in an onsen, then this might a good place to visit.

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Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

It’s close to 2 years already and with most people still not being able to travel for leisure due to Covid, we have been finding creative ways to keep our travel lust in check. One of these has been finding locations in Singapore which are unspoilt and doesn’t look like you are inside a city. So here are some places which have been enjoying rising popularity for surreal sunrise and sunset photos, while we pretend that these are scenes from another country.

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