Category Archives: Travel

Komtar: New Mall Next to City Square in JB

Komtar is open in Johor Bahru (JB). This new mall has many of the upmarket stores that Singapore has in Orchard Road. But I find the prices here higher and the selection smaller. I wish we had a sit down … Continue reading

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I Hardly Know Anything About Chicago

My impression of Chicago is: 1. Deliciously cold weather unlike Singapore, with snowy winters 2. Land of Oprah 3. Deep dish pizzas 4. Basketball – the Chicago Bulls? 5. Very high crime rates in some areas away from the city? … Continue reading

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Other Bloggers’ Trips: New Orleans

One way of wetting your appetite before a big trip is to read about it on other people’s blogs. I came across some gems with the most enticing photos and words that appealed to my senses: The architecture, culture and … Continue reading

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Fun Travel Lists: New Orleans

Lists are a pretty fun way to get to know a city. Before any trip I always wet my appetite with lists. Also it’s easier to read lists online than a whole chunk of text. 9 New Orleans Foods You’ve … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know Much About New Orleans

If I’ve never travelled somewhere, there’s just a vague picture of it in my mind based on what I’ve seen on TV or read in a book. If it’s not a huge city like New York for instance, and a … Continue reading

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Left my Heart in New Zealand

Visited New Zealand for the first time recently and felt so overwhelmed by her beauty that I just didn’t know how to start blogging about the trip. Been planning to visit this paradise I’ve heard so much about for more … Continue reading

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JB After the Malaysian Elections: A Sea of Blue

It was interesting to be in JB the day after the Malaysian elections. It was a sea of blue.  The streets were also pretty quiet and the traffic less heavy. Perhaps everyone was expecting it to be rowdy the day … Continue reading

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Luala Cafe in Hanoi

Wasn’t impressed by the food in Hanoi after being blown away by what we had eaten in Ho Chi Minh, but Luala was where we had one of our better meals. The drip coffee was much stronger the way I … Continue reading

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Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole

The highlight of the trip to Hanoi was the stay at the elegant Sofitel Metropole and besides the fact that it was beautiful with great service was the fact that it has so much historical significance. Recently a bomb shelter … Continue reading

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Children in Hanoi During Tet

The children in Hanoi were enchanting, posing for their parents during the Tet festival. The Vietnamese people seem to be very family oriented and I noticed they were very gentle and loving with their kids. Here were children tucking into … Continue reading

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