This is the second part of my weekend trip to Pulau Tioman, Malaysia, reimagined as two legs of The Amazing Race.
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.
For the past three New Years that I’ve been in Singapore, wish balls have been floating in Marina Bay. Here are these balls floating in front of the Merlion and Fullerton Hotel.
2011 was a fruitful year of travel for me. I visited a few more new cities and countries, and revisited old favorites. Here is a collection of twelve photographs - one for each month - that captured what my 2011 in travel was like.
Patuxay, which means “victory monument,” is a memorial for the soldiers who died fighting for the independence of Laos from the French. It is in the center of Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
The temptation of taking off to Shanghai for even a short trip was too great for me to ignore. With the new high-speed train in operation, it would be very easy to hop on a train, see a bit of Shanghai, then head back to Beijing.
Masjid Istiqal (also known as Istiqal Mosque) is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Located in Jakarta, Indonesia, it was built to commemorate Indonesia’s independence from the Netherlands; “Istiqal” is an Arabic word that means “Independence.”