El Retiro Park

Prepare for Travel Emergencies

I came across an article on the guide to prepare for travel emergencies.  Following is an extract.  This article is written for Singaporeans but some of the pointers are relevant for foreigners too.  Hope you find it helpful. Before you go Buy comprehensive travel insurance that also covers acts of terrorism and war. Review the … Continue reading Prepare for Travel Emergencies

1965 Singapore Independence

Morning at Singapore River – Part III

Let's take a walk back to Kim Seng Bridge, our starting point of the morning walk along Singapore River.  If you missed the last few posts, check here.   Raffles Place - Central Business District From Esplanade Park, we made our way back to Empress Place. We cross the Cavenagh Bridge to the Fullerton Hotel … Continue reading Morning at Singapore River – Part III

1823 Establishment of commerce infrastructure

Morning at Singapore River – Part II

  After walking for more than 2 kilometers from our starting point at Kim Seng Bridge, we are at the Central Business District of Singapore. Empress Place Lawn We have arrived at the place where Sir Stamford Raffles first landed in Singapore on 28 January 1819. A white statue of Sir Stamford Raffles is standing at … Continue reading Morning at Singapore River – Part II

1819 The beginning of Singapore trading

Morning at Singapore River – Part I

9 August is Singapore's 51st Birthday, Singapore National Day, a time to celebrate, reflect on our past and look forward to our future. Singapore River has played a significant role contributing to the success of Singapore and I am bringing you for a morning walk along the Singapore River through the photos I captured using my iPhone … Continue reading Morning at Singapore River – Part I

Singapore River

Singapore River – A Story about Change

After moving to my new apartment, I started my morning walk along Singapore River.  I personally love walking as it helps to clear my mind and energise me both mentally and physically. The morning view along Singapore River is beautiful and calm. The pedestrian paths along the River bank are fully connected by bridges and … Continue reading Singapore River – A Story about Change

Harajuku Station

Spring in Tokyo – Harajuku & Shibuya

The day's itinerary was to Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and spent the rest of the afternoon at Shibuya. It was almost like a shopping day. Our first stop of the day was Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū) located next to the Harajuku Station. The shrine was completed and dedicated to Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken in 1920, … Continue reading Spring in Tokyo – Harajuku & Shibuya

Sensoji's Thunder Gate

Spring in Tokyo – Asakusa, Ueno Park, Ameyoko & Yanaka

On our day two at Tokyo, after a cup of coffee at the hotel room, we walked to Ginza Station, five minutes' walk from the hotel we were staying. We took the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Asakusa (浅草) station. Asakusa is the centre of Tokyo's shitamachi (literally "low city"), one of Tokyo's districts, where … Continue reading Spring in Tokyo – Asakusa, Ueno Park, Ameyoko & Yanaka

Stores at Tsukiji Shijio

Spring in Tokyo – Tsukiji Shijō & Akihabara

Tsukiji Fish Market (Tsukiji Shijō) was our first destination as it was just 10-minutes' walk from the hotel we stayed at. We were too tired to brave the early morning to watch the bidding, still, we managed to immerse ourselves by walking around the market and trying the freshly cooked seafood. All the seafood looked super … Continue reading Spring in Tokyo – Tsukiji Shijō & Akihabara

Entrance to Meji Shrine

Short Getaway to Tokyo

I was in Tokyo for vacation in Spring, after Lunar New Year. The weather was cool and comfortable though it was a bit early to see cherry blossom. Glad we went, any later, this trip may not have happened due to crazy business travel schedule. We finally stepped out of Narita Airport Terminal 1 to … Continue reading Short Getaway to Tokyo