Kota Tua, or people call it as “Old Town”, “Old Jakarta”, or even “Old Batavia” feels like a time leap through 16th century. Colonial Dutch buildings stand side by side, reflecting the Dutch colonization for about three centuries long. Exploring 1.3 square kilometres of old town is one unforgettable adventure. Hop on to your time … More Local Travel in Jakarta: Been to Kota Tua?
SYDNEY’S HISTORY FOLLOWS the development patterns of many of its North American counterparts, especially in the first half of the 20th century. Initially, the inner ring of the city was home to the working class, close to factories and warehouses. With the advent of suburbs, these areas naturally followed down the same paths of urban … More Local Travel in Sydney: Been to Chippendale?
HISTORY HAS A strange way of surviving in Singapore. In its watershed economic golden age, Singaporeans seemed to have neglected relics of their past by demolishing many of their oldest and most established areas in the name of development. Take a look at the holistic image of its skyline – build upon the site of … More Local Travel in Singapore: Been to Bugis?
AS THE OLDEST part of colonial Sydney, The Rocks are a must-see for any traveller. At the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, anyone would pass by this quaint little part of town where the Bridge presents a picturesque backdrop to the colonial streetscape. A trip to The Rocks is not solely a touristy affair: … More Local Travel in Sydney: Been to Millers Point?
THE REGULAR CROWD at Strangers’ Reunion gives the coffee joint a cosmopolitan and hipster-like feel. Step inside the refurbished peranakan terrace briefly and you would probably think you were in San Francisco or Melbourne. The prime clientele of twentysomethings with make-up and trendy accessories – bags and laptops abound – sips their cappuccinos to accompany homemade … More Local Travel in Singapore: Been to Tiong Bahru?
LOCAL TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE. When talking about travel and our experiences, my friends and I always continue to bring up the idea that travel goes well beyond holidaying and snaps. We are puzzled at how people could satisfy themselves by sleeping in cloistered hotels, only leaving on buses to voyeuristically look at tourist traps and … More Local Travel: one post, one neighbourhood, one city, one day at a time.