Must Do in Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien (花蓮) is a county situated on the east coast of Taiwan. It faces the Pacific Ocean to the east, Central Mountain Range to the west. It is the largest county by area yet with the lowest population in the country due to its mountainous terrain. Hualien is known for its natural and scenic environment … Continue reading Must Do in Hualien, Taiwan

Umagase & Cape Hyuga, Kyushu

My First Trip to Kyushu 九州 

If you have been following my Instagram, you would have seen my posts on my visits to the various prefectures at Kyushu in October last year. Before my vacation, I burnt my weekends to catch up on my work, that I may have a minimal backlog. I had one amazing time there. This trip was … Continue reading My First Trip to Kyushu 九州 

Ruins of St Paul's Macau

6-Day Getaway to Macau & Hong Kong

After reading Rogelio's trip to Macau and the beautiful photos that he took, I thought it was time to revisit Macau. If you are following my Instagram, you would have seen my posts on my meals in Macau and Hong Kong.  The last I was in Macau which was also my first visit was more than six … Continue reading 6-Day Getaway to Macau & Hong Kong

Sensoji's Thunder Gate

Looking Back on My First Trip to Tokyo in Spring

If Japan is not on your list of countries to visit, perhaps is time to put it there. I have been transiting at the Narita Airport multiple times over the years on my way to the US and only stepped out of the airport into Tokyo in February 2016. It was my first visit to Tokyo … Continue reading Looking Back on My First Trip to Tokyo in Spring

Ninomaru Palace

5-Day Autumn Getaway to Kyoto, Osaka & Nara Itinerary

Kansai region (関西地方) lies in the southern-central region of Japan. It is the cultural and historical heart of Japan, the earliest beginnings of Japanese civilisation. It is where Kyoto, Nara and Osaka are situated.  Nara was Japan's first permanent capital (710-794) that saw the spread of Buddhism to Japan. During the Heian period (794-1185), the capital … Continue reading 5-Day Autumn Getaway to Kyoto, Osaka & Nara Itinerary

Osaka Castle

6-Day Autumn Vacation in Kansai, Japan

Kansai Region Travel Series - Day 0 After visiting Tokyo, Japan, for the first time early this year, I was back in Japan for another vacation. I was on a 6-day vacation in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, part of Kansai region, in November. This trip was planned less than two weeks before we left, glad we managed … Continue reading 6-Day Autumn Vacation in Kansai, Japan

HCMC People's Committee Building Square

Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (2)

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) Following from my last post on visit to the Independence Palace, next to visit would be to Saigon Opera House, Central Post Office and Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica Saigon. They are situated at District 1, within a short walk away from each other. The visit at each place should … Continue reading Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (2)

HCMC Independence Palace

Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (1)

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) I have been to Ho Chi Minh City multiple times but only for business. I usually stay at Sheraton Saigon at District 1, the heart of the city. It is within walking distance to most of the tourist attractions like Independence Palace, Saigon Opera House, Central Post Office and … Continue reading Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (1)

Da Nang Beach

5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Day 5 and Parting Thoughts

Central Vietnam After spending 4 days at Central Vietnam, it was time for us to fly back to Singapore. We checked on the weather again in the morning as there was a likelihood that typhoon may hit Da Nang. Glad the weather was fine and we flew back safely as scheduled. Parting Thoughts on the Trip … Continue reading 5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Day 5 and Parting Thoughts