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, itโ€™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 wouldย 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 rideย from Marina South Pier, which cost only $18 per person (for adults; $12 for children), brought…

No Studying Allowed! (Singapore)

I think I was just on my 2nd month in Singapore when I first encountered this sign at a cafe: Being the newbie, noob foreigner that I was, I was thrown off. No studying allowed during peak hours? How exactly does that work? Are they going to kick students out of the premises if they…

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.ย Click here…