Tag Archives | South East Asia

Singapore’s Merlion – Which Is The Original?

Singapore (Singapura) is known as the “lion city”, and its famous Merlion statue is the symbol of this tiny South East Asian city-state island. Currently, there are five Merlions around Singapore recognized by the STB (Singapore Tourism Board). But which one is the original statue? Although there is a 37-metre-tall gigantic replica on Sentosa Island […]

Luxury Hawker Food At Straights Kitchen Grand Hyatt Singapore

Luxury-hawker food sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? To me, and others alike, hawker food in Singapore is luxurious; it’s the ultimate foodie paradise. Like Anthony Bourdain so accurately proclaimed on No Reservations, “If you love food, Singapore just might be the best place on earth”. And it’s a measure of how food crazy they […]

Sentosa Luge & Skyride In Singapore

Sentosa Island, or “Asia’s favourite playground” as it if often known, offers plenty of activites for those young and old. Situated on the Imbiah Lookout cluster opposite the Tiger Sky Tower, Sentosa’s Luge ride is an attraction enjoyed by younger children and adults alike. Part go-cart, part toboggan, the Luge offers a truly unique outdoor […]

Photo Of The Day: Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Beautiful, shallow cove in the crystal clear Andaman Sea – Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Toast Box At Singapore’s Wisma Atria Food Republic

Kopi tiams (or kopitiams) are very popular traditional breakfast and coffee shops found in parts of South East Asia. Toast Box, owned by the BreadTalk group, is a chain of modern kopi tiam style cafes in Singapore, and we happened to visited the location at Wisma Atria Food Republic, across from one of the smallest […]

Ice Cream (Literally) Sandwiches On Singapore’s Orchard Road

After seeing the Amazing Race contestants run ice cream sandwich carts in Singapore, we wanted to try one while we were in the city. Why? Well these tasty treats are not your regular ice cream sandwiches, they are literally sandwiches – with real bread! While shopping on Orchard Road, we noticed King’s Ice Cream cart […]

Executive Pastry Chef Alejandro Luna Has A SweetSpot

Allow us to introduce you to one of Singapore’s top ten pastry chefs, Alejandro Luna. Luna is the über talented Executive Pastry Chef at high-end SweetSpot pâtisserie located in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Casino. Luna has spent the past 15 years in the upscale pastry business. He landed in Singapore last year via some of the […]