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A short recommendation piece on Inlake Hostel in Hangzhou, right on Westlake, a stunning historical site turned into a beautiful, bright and airy zen hostel. I’d consider it more a hotel than a hostel and it’s tastefully put together. Emperor Qin Shi Wang and his entourage stayed here three times (the guest dormitory extension of […]

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The highlights of my trip to Monaco was an unforgettable meal at Alain Ducasse’s Louis XV and the Oceanographic museum. It’s large and extensive as you get to learn about the behaviour and nature of all the little living creatures that make the eco system under the sea. I don’t have a padi licence as […]

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We’ve had many lovely meals at the Restaurant and Mr chef stocks up on his wine collection at “Le Nez” the wine shop just behind the restaurant. We always pop in here for lunch when we’re visiting family in the south in Carpentras. We’ve dined more casually al fresco in the Summer, but it seems […]

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For the December 2018 of Travel + Leisure, I did a 6 page feature story on Macao on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat in the city I called home for 4.5 years. Download PDF here.  

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It’s been a while since I was back in Shanghai without rushing between meetings with little opportunity to re-discover the city. You may have read my Shanghai Escapades Story in the Singapore Straits Times, or my review of The Middle House for D+A magazine, here’s my round up of the best 5 new Shanghai hotel openings […]

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My story, a double page spread was out in yesterday’s Straits Times, it’s behind a paywall so I’m sharing it here as I always believed travel tips and info are best shared to enhance other people’s trips and experiences. All the photos were taken by me except the Starbucks Roastery and Bvlgari hotel’s pool.   […]

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After living in Macao for over 4.5 years, I have to say that Morpheus hotel is the only casino hotel that doesn’t make me feel like I’m in Macao. I could be anywhere – Barcelona, Singapore, London. You feel like you’re anywhere but Macao. View this post on Instagram Perspectives. Riding the glass capsule elevator […]

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If you’ve never seen Southeast Asia by train, here’s your chance. The Eastern & Oriental Express is Southeast Asia’s answer to the famed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the world’s most luxurious private trains transporting travellers between London and great European cities, including Venice. Filled with old-world grandeur, colonial influences and indigenous charm, the luxury sleeper […]

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I had a couple of days after Vipassana meditation camp in Kyoto to explore the city. There are plenty of expert Japanese travel guides and fantastic list of things to eat/see/do, but I didn’t get caught up in the FOMO (fear of missing out) in a frantic rush to get through list of places and activities […]

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  Discover the best of Taipa Village in Macao from century old churches and temples to the rich culinary legacy Portuguese and Macanese food. 

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