One Bus Ride Away to a Quick Getaway (Malacca, Malaysia)

The first photo I have from this trip is of us when we touched down Malacca (also spelled as Melaka), Malaysia. Why? Funny story. Well, it’s funny now. It was scary then. So what exactly happened? It was my first bus ride from Singapore to Malaysia. When we got to the border, we all had…

One-Day Getaway (St. John’s Island + Lazarus Island, Singapore)

It was 10 May 2017, a Wednesday, and a public holiday in Singapore. So what would you do if you get to have a day off smack in the middle of the week? Here’s what we did. A 45-minute boat ride from Marina South Pier, which cost only $18 per person (for adults; $12 for children), brought…

Firsts (Bintan, Indonesia)

You’ll always remember your first. Yes, I remember. It was labour day weekend 2016 and it was my… First time to take a 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore to go overseas. First time to have a quick weekend getaway at Bintan, Indonesia.   First time after a long time to have a break from a backpacker’s way…

For the Kid in Me (Legoland, Malaysia)

I can’t express enough how much I’ve been waiting for this day. I don’t know either why it’s only now that I pushed for this trip when it’s only roughly an hour away via bus from Singapore. Nonetheless, I’m happy I get to experience it with my nephew Yuan to celebrate his 7th birthday! And…

Escape to Calmness (Tioman Island, Malaysia)

It took a 5-hour bus ride (including delays and going through immigration and the border) A 3-hour ferry ride (including stopovers to different drop off points)   and a 40-minute car ride to get to my home away from home for the weekend. There’s nothing much to say, really. It was simply the getaway I…

One Big Move, One Year Later (Singapore)

I went on my first solo travel in 2013. Without any itinerary and just relying on the little knowledge that blogs and websites provided me with, I braved the Northern Mountain Provinces of the Philippines by myself. It was the first of many and how it changed my life was a different story altogether. Click here…