Category Archives: Travel

Avoiding regrets

Sometimes you don’t feel like doing something when you have the opportunity. Should you do it anyway? Last time I was in Sydney (in 2005), I skipped the chance to see The Polar Express at the Darling Harbour IMAX, which … Continue reading

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Missing out

When you travel, you typically need to spend money. Taking time off a job also means less money coming in, a double hit. When you travel internationally over a birthday, you also miss out on some birthday benefits back home. … Continue reading

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The important things

I arrived at Sydney Airport 3 hours before my flight. Since I had to check out of my hotel by 11am, I might as well go to the airport instead of walking around town with my luggage. Maybe I could … Continue reading

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A birthday holiday

When I was planning this trip over 7 months ago, I knew I was going to spend a birthday alone and away from home. I’m good with that. I decided to be in Sydney, as it is one of my … Continue reading

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Rules are rules

It costs around SGD$1.72 to take the MRT between Changi Airport and the nearest stop to my hotel. The night before I left, I had $2.14 on my transit card, which you think would have worked. But the minimum on … Continue reading

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Cheap can be good, sometimes real good.

This is the Soya Sauce Chicken Rice from Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodles (now called Hawker Chan, which is easier to say) in Singapore’s Chinatown Complex. Quite possibly the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal at SGD … Continue reading

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They really mean full service

This hotel apparently provides refreshment to people who decide to jog in near 100% humidity. Not sure if it is just for hotel guests or open to anyone, but I would not be surprised if it were the latter. I … Continue reading

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