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My Weekend in Tioman as Two Legs of The Amazing Race, Part Two

My Weekend in Tioman as Two Legs of The Amazing Race, Part Two

This is the second part of my weekend trip to Pulau Tioman, Malaysia, reimagined as two legs of The Amazing Race.
My Weekend in Tioman as Two Legs of The Amazing Race, Part One

My Weekend in Tioman as Two Legs of The Amazing Race, Part One

Last weekend, I took a quick trip from Singapore to Pulau Tioman, Malaysia. Here is what happened on my trip, presented as a fictional leg on The Amazing Race.
Picture of the Week: Water Cube (Beijing, China)

Picture of the Week: Water Cube (Beijing, China)

This week's Picture of the Week is of the Beijing National Aquatics Center, better known as the Water Cube. It was the site of the aquatics (swimming and diving) competitions at the 2008 Olympics.
Visiting Olympic Stadiums: A Travel Mission

Visiting Olympic Stadiums: A Travel Mission

When I travel, there are a lot of things I try to look out for. But there's one particular travel goal that perhaps sets me apart from many other travelers. I love visiting Olympic stadiums.
5 Reasons Why I Keep Going Back to Bangkok

5 Reasons Why I Keep Going Back to Bangkok

Bangkok is my first trip of 2012. This would be my fifth trip to the Thai capital since I first visited in February 2010. Here are some reasons why I keep going back to this city.
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TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Graffiti and Posters on a Berlin Street (Berlin, Germany)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Graffiti and Posters on a Berlin Street (Berlin, Germany)

What I liked best about Berlin, Germany was the vibrant and open culture. This wall I passed by on the streets of Berlin probably best embodies that city’s vibrant spirit.
How My Night at a Hospital Was Better than a Night at a Hostel

How My Night at a Hospital Was Better than a Night at a Hostel

Yesterday, I was sent off to Singapore General Hospital, which decided I needed to stay for a few nights for observation. After spending a night, I’ve found that it’s not so bad. My stay has so far been better than most nights at a hostel.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Netherlands

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was originally built to be the Town Hall. It is now used by Queen Beatrix for official functions during state visits and other official receptions.
7 Awesome Things I Did in Beijing (and 1 I Passed On)

7 Awesome Things I Did in Beijing (and 1 I Passed On)

I’d previously come up with a list of things I wanted to do in Beijing. I’m happy to say that I did most of those things on the list, but with one notable exception.
8 Things I Want to Do in Beijing

8 Things I Want to Do in Beijing

On Wednesday morning, I’ll be flying to Beijing. This will be my first ever trip to China, so naturally I’m more than a little excited. It seems like there’s so much to do in Beijing. Here are some things I definitely want to do while I’m actually there.
The Three-Hour China Visa

The Three-Hour China Visa

Last Thursday, I woke up hungover shortly before 11am. Upon gathering my senses, I decided I was going to China on the following week. Three hours after waking up and making that decision, I got my Chinese visa approved. Incredible? Sort of.
Visiting Home

Visiting Home

After nearly two years since moving to Singapore, I'm finally flying home. But this isn't a tourist trip; it's almost strictly a social visit, with its own challenges and perks.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Wat Phra Si Sanphet (Ayutthaya, Thailand)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Wat Phra Si Sanphet (Ayutthaya, Thailand)

Wat Phra Si Sanphet was built in 1448 by King Borommatrailokanat in the ancient Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Singapore National Day at Marina Bay Sands

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Singapore National Day at Marina Bay Sands

9 August is Singapore's National Day. At last year’s celebrations, Marina Bay Sands was lit up in Singapore’s colors, red and white, as well as the crescent and five stars seen on the national flag.
My Singapore Neighbourhood: Toa Payoh

My Singapore Neighbourhood: Toa Payoh

Here’s a little photo tour to give you a taste of the neighbourhood in Singapore I live in: Toa Payoh.
Greetings from Georgetown

Greetings from Georgetown

I have touched down in Penang, Malaysia! After trouble getting out of the airport, I made a new friend and tried some delicious curry mee!
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Canals of Hamburg, Germany

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Canals of Hamburg, Germany

Along the waterways of the canals of Hamburg are old buildings and warehouses that have been preserved through the years.