Posts Tagged: Southeast Asia

Style
Fabric of Life: Batik Textiles
May 24, 2018
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Fabric of Life: Batik Textiles
Traditional batik textiles are exquisitely decorated resistance-dyed cloths, produced by a time consuming, and hand-cramping technique. These revered threads have a long history, and make the perfect souvenir of travel in Indonesia and broader Southeast Asia.
Travel
Vietnam Highlights
March 14, 2018
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Vibrant Vietnam Highlights
A pictorial of vibrant Vietnam highlights from two weeks of exploring a country filled with exquisite colour, amazing food, lush landscapes and welcoming people. From the glazed tiles of Hue’s Imperial City and the spiraling incense of Hoi An’s Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, to the tropical fruit and flowers of the Mekong Delta – here are some highlights […]
Travel
Hot Air Ballooning Over Bagan, Myanmar
October 24, 2017
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Hot Air Ballooning Over Bagan, Myanmar
There is a spiritual nature to hot air ballooning over the Bagan Archaeological Zone. To drift quietly above the patchwork farms and ancient temples at the mercy of the breeze is a meditative experience. Watching the first golden rays of light bless the rural townships, farms and plethora of ancient temples is a sight to […]
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How to Wear a Sarong
September 21, 2017
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How to Wear a Sarong
I love a wearable souvenir; to translate my travels into everyday life with a little globetrotter glam. The sarong is not just a beach accessory, but a traditional dress piece of many island and coastal cultures. In this post, we share how to wear the summer staple and why it’s a must-pack for any traveller. […]
Culture
Foreign Cuisine Finder: Singapore
March 23, 2017
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Foreign Cuisine Finder: Singapore
During a three-year expat stint living in Singapore, I had a lot of mealtimes to spend investigating the local food scene. The country’s gastronomic offering is as diverse in flavour as it is in price. However, if you want to experience the culture and save a bundle, stick to the local dishes served at hawker centres throughout […]
Travel
Singapore Secrets
March 16, 2017
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Singapore Secrets
Shhh! After three years of living in Singapore as an expat, I have a few locals’ secrets to share with travellers. These tips will make your trip to the Little Red Dot more enjoyable, affordable and authentic.
Travel
Creative Corners – Things to do in Singapore
March 9, 2017
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Singapore
Singapore, affectionately known as the Red Dot, is unique to the world as the only island city-state. The island nation known for Hianese Chicken Rice and Tiger Beer is worth a brief visit, but you need to know what you’re looking for – that’s where I’m here to help.
Style
How to Kill it in a Nyonya Kebaya
June 23, 2016
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How to Kill it in a Nyonya Kebaya
The most likely place you’ve seen a kebaya (and maybe not known it) is the impeccably dressed Singapore Airlines’ female flight staff, in their figure hugging uniform. This uniform is a modern adaption of the traditional dress worn throughout much of South East Asia and the work of French fashion designer Pierre Balmain in the 1970’s. However, the […]
Nature
Things to on Boracay Island, Philippines – Art by Nature
September 17, 2015
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Things to on Boracay Island, Philippines – Art by Nature
There are not many things to do on blissful Boracay – and that’s a good thing! This is the kind of island escape you make to laze in nothingness for a few days. Even go-go-go cultural travellers like us need a place of great natural beauty, excellent food, cocktails, tropical weather and a sun lounger […]
Travel
Packing Tips For Southeast Asia
August 27, 2015
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Packing Tips For Southeast Asia
Depending what time of year you are travelling and how many locations you are covering, Southeast Asia can range from shivering snow-laden mountains to balmy tropical beaches. Add to that various dress requirements for visiting religious monuments, and annoyingly inconsistent luggage allowances across local airlines and you have the recipe for a packing nightmare. After two […]
Architecture
Hot Spots for Colonial Architecture in Southeast Asia
August 13, 2015
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Hot Spots for Colonial Architecture in Southeast Asia
There is nothing like tropical colonial architecture to inspire the feeling of being in an exotic seaside locale, yet with all the luxuries of home. Southeast Asia has historically fallen under the influence of a variety of colonial powers. Here are four locations you can view the best of European colonialists’ architectural legacy in Southeast […]
Nature
5 Reasons To Check Out Gardens By The Bay
July 30, 2015
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5 Reasons To Check Out Gardens By The Bay
Stopping over in Singapore? Looking for a unique attraction to visit? Honestly, don’t bother with the Botanic Gardens, you’ve probably seen it all before. Gardens By The Bay is where it’s at! Whether you are a nature lover, admirer of art or more of an architecture enthusiast, Gardens By The Bay will satisfy them all. The […]