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7 Things to Do in Singapore in January 2012

7 Things to Do in Singapore in January 2012

A new year is about to begin, and if you find yourself in Singapore on the first month of the year, here are a few events you can look forward to during your stay here.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: New Year’s Wish Balls at Marina Bay (Singapore)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: New Year’s Wish Balls at Marina Bay (Singapore)

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 in 12 Pictures: My Year in Travel

2011 in 12 Pictures: My Year in Travel

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.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Giant Lantern (San Fernando, Philippines)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Giant Lantern (San Fernando, Philippines)

This is an annual festival featuring 20 feet high Christmas lanterns. The Giant Lantern Festival Competition will be held on Saturday, 17 December 2011, 6pm at Robinsons Starmills.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia began construction in 1866. It has served as the royal residence of the King of Cambodia since its completion.
7 Things to Do in Singapore in December 2011

7 Things to Do in Singapore in December 2011

Are you in Singapore during the December holiday season? There’s more than enough excitement happening on the Little Red Dot this month, including Christmas shows, New Year's Eve parties, ZoukOut, and Wicked.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tiananmen Gate (Beijing, China)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tiananmen Gate (Beijing, China)

Tiananmen Gate is one of the most iconic landmarks of Beijing. Originally built in 1420, it now famously features a portrait of Mao Zedong.
Travel Massive Singapore on 21 November

Travel Massive Singapore on 21 November

This month’s Travel Massive Singapore meetup will be held this Monday, 21 Nov, 7-11pm at the Siem Reap I in Holland Village. It’s a great networking event with a good mix of bloggers, writers, startups, and industry people. See you there!
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Patuxay (Vientiane, Laos)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Patuxay (Vientiane, Laos)

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.
One Night in Shanghai

One Night in Shanghai

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.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Golden Garuda at Monas (Jakarta, Indonesia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Golden Garuda at Monas (Jakarta, Indonesia)

The Garuda Pancasila is the national emblem of Indonesia and features plenty of symbolism. This Golden Garuda can be found at the Independence Room of the Monas in Jakarta.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kapitan Keling Mosque (Penang, Malaysia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kapitan Keling Mosque (Penang, Malaysia)

Kapitan Keling Mosque is perhaps the most recognizable mosque in Penang. It was believed to have been established in 1801.