WHERE DO YOU go to get the feeling of remoteness and being away from it all? If it is supposedly possible to reach paradise on the same piece of land as where many everyday Hong Kongers live, then surely it is possible to find paradise on an island separated from the rest of civilisation? In … More Hong Kong Hotspot:
Infrastructure may not be glamorous … unless, of course, it happens to be so stand-out it’s comical … or scary. And naturally, modern China ticks all the boxes. A few weeks ago I was taken aback by Hangzhou’s ‘legendary’ beauty. There are certainly buildings in Hangzhou that look like they don’t belong … and then there’s … More The Mothership Has Landed In China
IT’S A CLICHÉ that the New Year is a time for fresh starts. The coincidence of the New Year period with time off work brings the opportunity to get away on one of Sydney’s scenic drives and find reflection and recollection time. There was a time when Newcastle, a two hour drive north of Sydney, … More New Year, New Beginnings, Newcastle
It’s futuristic. It’s cyberpunk. It’s post-apocalyptic. And most visitors to Singapore will probably never go here, because at first sight, these suburbs all look the same. And you can be forgiven for thinking that. You could say that in HDB heartland, the streetscape is monotonous – even one Singaporean told me that it ‘looks so … More Singapore: This Feeling is Just So Cyberpunk
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?