Bagan Massage – Two Massage Shops I Have Tried in Nyaung-U, Bagan

After a long day of sightseeing in Bagan, I really needed a good massage to soothe my tired muscles.  Even though Bagan is not as developed as other parts of the country, there are 3-4 massage shops in Nyaung-U where I stayed. I have personally tried out 2 of these massage shops. Siam Body & […]

Myanmar Overnight Train – Mandalay to Bagan Overnight Train

I like to travel by train, it is a great way to see the country and interact with the locals. I have taken the train in Sri Lanka and Vietnam and I really wanted to try taking the train in Myanmar.  Taking a train in Myanmar is not as easy as just booking a ticket […]

Health Blessing – Clean and Reasonably-Priced Massage in Yangon

I love massage, especially after a long day of sightseeing. When I was planning for this Myanmar trip, I also searched for massage parlors near HOOD Hostel. There were many listings on TripAdvisor and Health Blessing was in 6th place, which means it should be pretty good. The sun sets early in Myanmar, by 6pm […]

Yangon Night Market – What to Eat at Yangon Night Market

I love night markets, they are the best places to sample the local street food. When I was doing research for this Myanmar trip, this article caught my attention. A night market in Yangon? I definitely have to check it out. According to the article, Yangon Night Market is supposed to stretch from “Strand Road […]

Istana Open House – See The President’s Residence and Office Up Close

The Istana is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore. The word “Istana” means “palace” in Malay, this is where the President receives state guests. The Istana is also the office of the Prime Minister of Singapore. The Istana is closed to the public and only open on 5 public holidays in […]

Singapore Zoo – Voted “Top 3 Zoos in the World” by TripAdvisor

It’s ironic that I have visited Taronga Zoo Sydney and Chiang Mai Zoo, but I have never been to Singapore Zoo. I might have visited the zoo on school trip in primary school, but I have absolutely no memory of that.  I decided to rectify the situation and paid a visit to the Singapore Zoo.  […]

Hike Up Lion Hill on Kapas Island – Challenging but Doable Hike

On Kapas Island, besides snorkelling, banana boat and other water activities, another activiy to consider is hiking to Lion Hill. I did it on a recent Kuala Terengganu and Kapas Island Weekend Getaway and I conquered it.  You can choose to either take a boat (RM$15-20 per person) or hike to Lion Hill. I would […]

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Did you know that there is actually a natural history museum in Singapore? I have lived in Singapore for more than 20 years and I have only recently discovered that Singapore has its own natural history museum. It is nowhere as big as New York City’s American Museum of Natural History featured in the movie […]

Pattaya Floating Market – Touristy Attraction For Time-Strapped Tourist

It’s ironic that I have never visited a Thai floating market even though I have been to Bangkok quite a few times. My travel companions were only interested in shopping.  I made it a point to visit at least one floating market on this Thailand trip.  Pattaya Floating Market is another of those “incidental findings”. […]

Suriya Land – Vintage Japanese Knick-Knacks and Second-Hand Goods

My girlfriend and I discovered Suriya Land by accident. We arrived too early at Pattaya Floating Market and it was not open yet. We decided to explore the surrounding area on our rented motorcycle and chanced upon Suriya Land. The quirkiness of this place appealed to us so we decided to check it out.  Suriya Land, […]