Day 21: Young, Adventurous and (looking to be) Trendy

A China-based Japanese arranges with an Australia-based Southeast Asian to host a Hong Konger and his two Chinese comrades at a Korean restaurant. The waiters and waitresses are a mix of Chinese and Korean (but mostly Korean). The Japanese, Southeast Asian and Hong Konger are friends or acquaintances; but the Japanese and the Southeast Asian … More Day 21: Young, Adventurous and (looking to be) Trendy

Sydney is back to school, back to the future

No matter how laid back Australians might be, there is undoubtedly a competitive spirit within its universities. But although they may may not have names like Harvard or Oxbridge, the culture still echoes those who have gone onwards to lead Australia and the world, and those who will. And they’ll always remember the traditions; for … More Sydney is back to school, back to the future

Local Travel in Singapore: Been to Tiong Bahru?

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?