Author - Joseph Ellis

24 Hours in Singapore – Stay at Novotel Clarke Quay, Take a FunVee Ride & a River Cruise

24 Hours in Singapore – Stay at Novotel Clarke Quay, Take a FunVee Ride & a River Cruise

Most often than not, we come across visitors to Singapore who just have a whole day to sample the many sights that Singapore has to offer. This can be a daunting task considering the myriad of attractions that the city has on offer. So if you are visiting or have time to see Singapore in just one day read on. Where to Stay? Novotel Clarke Quay in Singapore is one of...

An Invigorating Experience at Tanjong Jara Resort Spa Village – Terengganu, Malaysia

An Invigorating Experience at Tanjong Jara Resort Spa Village – Terengganu, Malaysia

I had passed by the Spa Village at Tanjong Jara Resort on the first day I arrived. It looked very inviting and serene. I was waiting for my chance to sample some of the great massages they have listed there on their menu. And so the next day around late morning I scheduled a date with the Spa Village and headed dreamily down the small pathway from my room that led...

Nepal – Why We Shall Never Return

Nepal – Why We Shall Never Return

During the course of our travels, we have forborne many euphoric moments… but there have been some nightmarish experiences as well. But the one that towers over them all is the one we experienced at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport. It is harrowing enough to make us never want to visit that country ever again. Nepal is a beautiful country. Its people are some...

Off the Beaten Path Thailand – Wat Phu Khao Thong

Off the Beaten Path Thailand – Wat Phu Khao Thong

It was our maiden trip to Bangkok and we decided to explore Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Our first stop after a 2 hour ride in a stuffy van brought us to Wat Phu Khao Thong, a stupa or chedi as it is called in Thai built in 1387. If you’ve seen Borobudur, then this monument may not impress you. Nevertheless, this temple with its white...

Hello Kitty Town – Rekindling Memories of Childhood

Hello Kitty Town – Rekindling Memories of Childhood

Some forty years ago, Yuko Shimizu created a cute character called Kitty White for Shintaro Tsuji the founder of Sanrio. This cute kitten is known the world over as Hello Kitty and has inspired a themed restaurant and maternity hospital in Taiwan, a couple of theme parks in Japan and now a Hello Kitty Town in Nusajaya Johor, Malaysia. Fresh off an exciting experience...

Legoland Malaysia – Childlike Delight Awaits

Legoland Malaysia – Childlike Delight Awaits

Ever imagined yourself as Gulliver among Lilliputian buildings?  It’s even more exciting if those buildings were famous world landmarks like the Taj Mahal,  The Great Wall of China, Forbidden City or the Petronas Towers. And what if I have to tell you that this fantasy is possible indeed. On a rather humid morning recently, Rosemarie and I decided to embark on...