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Young Chefs Cook Up A Stir in Singapore

Young Chefs Cook Up A Stir in Singapore

By Rosemarie John – With Singapore being a synonym for food-adventures these days, the island is booming in up and coming new and trendy restaurants. As more eating spaces appear, the demand for enthusiastic chefs increase each day. It isn’t a strange occurrence to find new eateries opening up every week on the island. Culinary schools have also found an...

Monkey Business in Thekkady, Kerala

Monkey Business in Thekkady, Kerala

Adorable but sometimes menacing macaques loiter just outside the Periyar Lake Boat Cruise entrance. Bold and unafraid of people, bags with food or any bag for that matter are their only targets. This macaque managed to snatch a bag containing drinks from a passer-by. Unfortunately with only one arm, it struggled to get the cap opened. With wit and ingenuity this...

Coffee & Toast Malaysian Style – Where to Have It?

Coffee & Toast Malaysian Style – Where to Have It?

By Rosemarie John– Well known as a kick-start to the day ahead, a cup of hot piping frothy goodness tastes different in every country. Discovered by an Ethiopian Goatherd, roasted and brewed in Arabia and spread across Europe, Asia and the Americas, coffee has become a staple need in everyday households. Though much of coffee in Asia is cultivated on the Indonesian...

A Harris Hotel Jakarta Review

A Harris Hotel Jakarta Review

By Rosemarie John – If you’re looking for accommodations that are reasonable yet not too dingy in the bustling city of Jakarta, a good option would be Harris Hotel. Located in the residential area of Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, Harris Hotel is situated adjacent to the entrance of Mall 5 of the Kelapa Gading Mall. Boasting an all out orange themed...

Fire Walking at the Theemithi Festival in Singapore

Fire Walking at the Theemithi Festival in Singapore

By Rosemarie John – A swarm of bare chested Hindu devotees, jasmine flowers adorned on women clad in bright lemon yellow sarees and the beat of drums fill the elaborately lantern-lit part of  Chinatown  ! Situated in the heart of Singapore’s Chinese roots, is the Sri Mariamman Temple that plays host to the annual Fire Walking (Theemithi) Festival in...

iCame – iSaw – iFly

iCame – iSaw – iFly

By Rosemarie John – What is the first thing that pops up in mind when you think of flying? Long hours, cramped space within a fuselage, bland food and repetitive announcements. “Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned off the Fasten Seat Belt sign, and you may now move around the cabin”. That’s as good as its ever going to get, walking to...

Shopping at Art Markets in Bali

Shopping at Art Markets in Bali

By Rosemarie John – Eclipsed with Frangipani trees everywhere that one would think its indigenous to the Island of the Gods, Bali is known for its hot spots such as Legian, Kuta, Sukawati & Ubud that boasts a variety of shopping experiences for those with a keen eye for the exotic and rustic design. You would find most markets along the beach or a short...

Light a Candle at St. John’s Cathedral – Kuala Lumpur

Light a Candle at St. John’s Cathedral – Kuala Lumpur

With the Kuala Lumpur Tower as backdrop, the twin spires of the St. John’s Cathedral reach for the clear blue skies in the middle of Malaysia’s capital city. Established in 1883, the cathedral is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur. Starting out as a simple long wooden hall with a few windows built on a forested area of...

Golconda – Echoes from an Ancient Kingdom

Golconda – Echoes from an Ancient Kingdom

Deep within the Old City of Hyderabad lie the ruins of the magnificent Golconda Fort. A city that gave the world the famous Koh-i-Noor and Hope diamonds… A city that time forgot. Over four hundred years old and situated on a hill 400 feet high, the fort of Golconda reaches for the sky gleaming in its past glories. Originally a mud fort and later constructed in...

Great Taste Dim Sum in Selangor, Malaysia

Great Taste Dim Sum in Selangor, Malaysia

Tucked away in the corner of an over-crowded and ever growing residential area of USJ in Selangor, is a delectable Dim Sum restaurant that offers some of the best bite-sized portions of pork, chicken and more. Not as famous as it should be, Great Taste Hong Kong Dim Sum truly lives up to its name. Offering a variety of dishes either steamed, fried or baked, this...