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Lake Ginninderra and Its Inhabitants

by Rosemarie John May 27, 2014

It was a cool evening when we decided to take a stroll around Lake Ginninderra. A beautiful man-made lake that sits adjacent to the Belconnen Town Centre. Her beauty is spread across a surface area of 1.05 square kilometres and is home to Black Swans, ducks, Moorhens and many more. As we walked through canopied walkways we couldn’t help but […]

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How to Rent a Long-Term Residence as New Migrants in Canberra

by Rosemarie John May 22, 2014

As new migrants to Canberra, we found rental procedures very different from back home in South East Asia. In Malaysia or Singapore, you will find real estate agents who will pick you up and take you around to several properties that are available for rent. You don’t really do the running around yourself. But here in Canberra, it’s a whole […]

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Our First Farmers Market Experience in Canberra

by Rosemarie John May 21, 2014

It was 6.30 a.m. and fog had blanketed Lake Ginninderra. The black swans with its bright red beak cleaned its feathers on the calm waters. Sulphur-crested Cockatoos and its strident call were loud and clear. We stood in awe as we have never lived so close to such natural beauty! We were up at the crack of dawn to make […]

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Beyond Kuta Beach, Bali

by Rosemarie John May 16, 2014

Bali, peppered with its volcanic hillsides, sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and ancient temples has always conjured up an exotic getaway image for travellers worldwide. If you’re done getting a tan and surfing up the waves, here are a few of my favourite places to go… What to See 1. The sacred springs at Tirtha Empul (Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar) […]

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Fairmont Singapore – Tranquillity Redefined

by Rosemarie John April 23, 2014

I just love hotel rooms that are not designed in the insipid square or rectangular formats. Our Premier Room in Fairmont Singapore was simply unique; it had a diagonal entry way that ushered us through a hallway that housed a large closet, a pantry and ingress into the bathroom. As we passed through, we were surprised with the large room […]

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Anti:dote – Creative Cocktails and Clever Bites

by Rosemarie John April 20, 2014

As we entered the lounge, we found ambient lighting, large unique geometric tiles reflecting off orange and golden décor and cosy seating a welcoming sight after a tiring flight into Singapore.  We were at Anti:dote, the island’s newest bar that features a fine selection of handcrafted cocktails and modern tapas. The swanky bar counter looked like a fun place to […]

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Changi Airport Singapore – A Shoppers Delight

by Rosemarie John April 19, 2014

Shopping at the Changi Airport for us has always been a magnificent experience. Even though most times we check in 3-4 hours in advance, we always find that time just flies and we find ourselves rushing to the gate to board the flight. This happened even during the last visit and we have now promised ourselves to check in perhaps […]

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Migrating to Canberra, Australia – Discarding an Old Life(style)

by Rosemarie John April 4, 2014

In about three weeks, Joseph and I embark on a big move to Australia and the first huge step towards our new life down under was to  decide what to take along with us and what to leave behind.  It’s honestly easier said than done. We first tackled the question on how to transport what we would choose as things […]

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

by Joseph Ellis March 23, 2014

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. […]

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Winning Singapore’s Best Travel Blog of the Year Award 2014

by Rosemarie John March 23, 2014

Best Travel Blog in Singapore! Yay! The first quarter of 2014 has been a great year for our blog. We not only won the Skyscanner Singapore’s Best Travel Blog of the Year Award but also bagged the Skyscanner Asia Pacific’s Best Travel Blog of the Year Award as well. This has been made possible not just because of our travel […]

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