A Foodie Guide to New Orleans

Anyone would easily fall in love with New Orleans. It has this captivating vibe that would make anyone indulge, if not hooked. The quaint French-inspired mansions in the Garden District. The petite, colourful shotgun houses in Royal Street. Those soulful music of jazz and blues on Frenchmen and Bourbon Streets. The magicians, the musicians and other street performers at the…

Gardens by the Bay: Quick Guide for Moms

Gardens by the Bay is one of the most stunning, one of the largest, and probably one of the most sophisticated outdoor garden landscape anyone could ever find on earth. The 32 hectare wide garden is purely man-made but the ingenuousness behind the entire master plan is simply amazing. Imagine the dome-like cooled conservatories – Flower Dome…

Chinatown Trip on Chinese New Year

There are 74.2% Chinese people living in Singapore, and with that big chunk in population, the local culture is definitely in many ways Chinese. You will surely know that it’s the season for celebration when you see beautifully decorated red lanterns in every street corner, mandarin orange or kumquat trees displayed in shopping malls, and…

Love Locks at Clarke Quay

Love is definitely in the air at Clarke Quay. It was a surprise seeing Locks of Love crammed on one side of The Central mall fence in Clarke Quay. Some even got messages and photos of sweethearts tagged in their love locks. The myth behind the love lock is that when a couple fixes a…

Travel Must-Have: Printable Emergency Contacts Card

When traveling or residing overseas, especially with children in the family, it is important to know emergency contact numbers. Imagine if you lose your passport on a temple in Cambodia or your child suffered severe jellyfish sting on a beach in Phuket, you cannot simply rely that help is just around the corner. I also…

The New Year and Fiestas in Manila

We Filipinos truly love festivities. We are known to have the longest celebration of Christmas and still, it’s seems like there is always something to celebrate all year round. In January alone, a week after celebrating New Year’s Day , people from all walks of life gather in Quiapo, Manila to join a procession celebrating…

7 Things I Love with Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport ranked first in the World’s Best Airports for this year according to the The World Airports Award and without a doubt it is the best airport a traveller would like to get stranded to or pass a layover. I, for one, would not mind having my flight delayed if I am at…

Weekend Getaway: Johor Bahru

Over the long weekend, my family went on a trip to Singapore’s closest neighboring city – Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Johor Bahru is so close to Singapore that you are practically crossing a mere 1 km causeway which is about 15 minutes of driving from border to border. Unfortunately, last Friday was a public holiday and…

Job Hunting in Singapore

Joseph, a seasoned art designer who runs his own design company in his home country, went to Singapore as tourist. He stayed in a friend’s house, actively went job hunting and got himself a job offer in less than a month. His employer arranged for his employment pass and he is still happily working with…

Malay Weddings: What to Wear, What to Give

Have you been to a Malay Wedding? What did you wear? What was your wedding gift? A few weeks ago, we went to the wedding of my husband’s colleague. Both the groom and the bride are Malays, hence, a traditional Malay wedding was held at the heart of Japanese Garden in Jurong, Singapore. It was…