I’VE LEARNED HOW tradition dies hard here. And that goes regardless of where in the city you are and how it may develop. Many neighbourhoods here have undoubtedly become prime real estate, where flats of barely 40 square metres can sell for over US$1 million. But at the same time, Hong Kong resists the temptation … More Hong Kong Hotspot: Am I Freaking You Out?
BEING WITH A local is always one of the best experiences you’ll have as a traveller. It also allows you to stop thinking for a while and just go along with the flow, as regardless of where s/he takes you, you’ll at least perceive that you’re going somewhere truly locals-only. They could probably take you … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 4: When ‘Off The Beaten Track’ Is Actually The Middle Of Everything
WE’RE RESILIENT FOLKS, Sydneysiders. We may be live in one of the most peaceful parts of the world, but after our share of trials and tribulations, we always come together to celebrate what we hold dear. So, no doubt about it, Sydney, and the way we look at Martin Place, has changed. But also make … More Sydney: 5 Things We Will Always Love about Martin Place
They’re in the suburbs, but they’re a concrete jungle on their own. A local friend once told me that they looked ‘communist’. Most of them have almost exactly the same roof height and design; if not for the perpetual sunshine and humidity, it might be the most drab urban landscape you see. Which of course, … More Singapore: what makes us dribble? (2)
MY MOTHER SAID that when she was growing up and would ever get lost among the maze of Manila’s jeepney routes, one would simply make their way to Quiapo and restart one’s journey from there. Being Manila’s largest terminus of jeepney routes, virtually the entire city was within one ride of Quiapo’s interchange at Plaza … More Quiapo: New Life in Manila’s Old Downtown
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?