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Kyoto Market Guide: Nishiki Market

February 22, 2018

If you love wandering around food markets like i do, then be sure to make your way to Nishiki Market in Kyoto. What started out as a wholesale fish district in the early 1300s has now become a bustling retail market for locals and tourists alike. More than 100 shops and restaurants line this long and narrow street, and many of the stores have been operated by the same families for generations. Here you can find all things food; from fresh seafood and…

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Hong Kong Diary

September 15, 2017

What We Did Day 1: Central, Sheung Wan & Lan Kwai Fong Melissa and i have always talked about visiting Hong Kong together, so it was a little surreal when we finally put plans into motion, despite being so spontaneous. Our flight got in at 9am and since we were only allowed to drop our bags off at noon, we took our time and had brunch at our first Michelin-star restaurant at the airport. Unlike Singapore’s humidity, it was that…

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London Diary

August 5, 2017

So I finally made my way to that part of the world after 26 years. The journey there seemed like forever; travel time itself was 29 hours from Sydney and it took another 6 hours before i could settle in to Portsmouth (where i spent a week). I managed to get a business class upgrade on the flight from Dubai to London (i flew Emirates) and my gosh, the liberation my knees felt when i had so much leg room. And…

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Columbia Road Flower Markets

July 12, 2017

It’s no secret that i love flowers. From my weekend flower runs to visiting flower markets around the world, i am indeed that sucker. Which comes as an advantage for the boyf – we had a major argument once and he sent me a bouquet of rainbow roses as an apology, and all was forgiven. When we arrived at the Columbia Road flower markets early one Sunday, i made myself feel like a local. Though you could tell otherwise by…

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Mong Kok Street Markets

February 18, 2017

Our second location in Kowloon was the area of Mong Kok. There are so many things to see here, which is ironic because the last time i visited Hong Kong with my family, we were actually staying around the area and we never stumbled across this. Kudos to the 6-years-younger me, who never did any research or took any pictures whatsoever. We walked through Tung Choi St first, otherwise also known as the Goldfish Market, and the sight of all the…

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Kota Kinabalu Market Guide: Tamu Donggongon

April 2, 2016

You are never an early riser until you start working. When i was young, morning markets meant waking up really early so my mom would already have done her rounds by the time i got up, which was great cause i got to wake up with food already on the table. Funny enough, i was more keen on tagging along her market runs this trip and she told me a good place for pictures would be the Donggongon Street Market,…

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