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Ancient wine capital Shiraz

February 19, 2018

Celebrated as the heartland of Persian culture for over 2000 years, Shiraz has become synonymous with education, nightingales, poetry and wine. It was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic world and was the Iranian capital during the Zand dynasty (AD 1747–79), when many of its most beautiful buildings were built or …
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Baku – city of wind

February 17, 2018

Welcome to Azerbaijan! This is the Land of Fire and the Pearl of the Caucasus, a land where eastern colours combine magnificently with western progress. Azerbaijan is a country of unique nature, unmatched culture, centuries of history with its customs and traditions and fine cuisine; a place which will satisfy the expectations of the most …
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Flight review SIN-HKG

February 15, 2018

Waiting at Changi Airport to board my plane. Aircraft type was a B777-212  I reached my gate about 40 minutes in advance. I am always impressed with the efficiency of Changi Airport. From the terminal to immigration only took 20 minutes for me and I had time to wander around the shops. Walking past business …
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[Food review] Saveur

February 14, 2018

Outlet visited: Saveur @ Bugis Address: 5 Purvis Street, #01-04, 188584 Nearest MRT: Bugis or City Hall Saveur had a special Valentine’s Day set so we decided to go there to celebrate VDay. Morever, I had been to Saveur before and I was impressed with their quality of food. The cuisine is French and has never …
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Church-hopping in Armenia

February 10, 2018

Armenia is one of the oldest Christian nations in the world. Armenia, as one of the most ancient countries, not only has an ancient culture and rich history, but also ancient religious history, dating back centuries — Christianity from 301 AD, and prehistoric pagan religions dating back centuries before Christ. Armenia, also known as the “Land …
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Kerman, Iran

February 8, 2018

Kerman was not originally on my list of cities to visit in Iran. However, since I had two extra days and didn’t know where to go, my host in Yazd recommended me to go to Kashan. Bushehr and Bandar-e-Abbas were located quite far away from Shiraz, where we were going to catch our flight. Just …
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Desert Town Yazd

January 16, 2018

The desert city of Yazd is as picturesque as Middle Eastern cities come. Its well-preserved mud brick old town, distinctive badgirs, or wind-catchers, dotted around the skyline, and numerous historical sites make it a necessary destination for any tourist visiting Iran. With its winding lanes, forest of badgirs, mud-brick houses and delightful places to stay, Yazd …
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Kashan

January 10, 2018

Many travellers opt to bypass Kashan on their journeys between Tehran, Esfahan and Yazd, but this delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir is one of Iran’s most alluring destinations. It not only boasts a cluster of architectural wonders, an atmospheric covered bazaar and a Unesco recognised garden, but it also offers …
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Esfahan – Half the World

January 7, 2018

Esfahan is a city in central Iran, south of Tehran and is the capital of Esfahan Province. The Persians call it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half The World”. Due to its beautiful hand-painted tiling and magnificent public square, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. An ancient town and capital …
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Tehran

January 3, 2018

Tehran is a conservative city, but it is also home to some of Iranian society’s most liberal strands, particularly behind the closed doors of the tree-lined streets and cul-de-sacs of its northern neighbourhoods. Hugging the lower slopes of the magnificent, snowcapped Alborz Mountains, Tehran is Iran’s most secular and liberal city. Spend time here – …
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2017 in Travel Review

January 1, 2018

Once again, 2017 has been a good year for travels. Here is a recap of the places that I have visited. Jan: new year countdown in Thailand (Phuket) March: Indonesia (Bali)   April: Thailand (Bangkok) and Philippines (Pampanga) June: South Korea, Mexico, Cuba   July: Hong Kong Sept: Pakistan Oct: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Nov: Philippines …
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Boracay

November 14, 2017

While only 7km tall and at its bikini line 500m wide, tiny Boracay is the Philippines’ top tourist draw, fuelled by explosive growth and a tsunami of hype. The centre of the action is dreamy White Beach, a 4km, postcard-perfect stretch of sand lined from one end to the other with hotels, restaurants, bars and …
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How to travel from Kalibo airport to Boracay

November 6, 2017

Boracay is a tropical island surrounded by stunning white sand beaches and clear blue waters located about an hour’s flight from Cebu or Manila just off the larger Philippines island of Panay. For Singaporeans, we are lucky enough to have direct flights from Singapore to Kalibo, the main airport in the region. There are two …
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Changi Airport Terminal 4 opening

November 1, 2017

Changi Airport Terminal 4 has finally opened for operations, amid much fanfare. T4 is a flagship terminal for innovation, new technology and new operations concepts. Passengers can continue to look forward to the facilities, amenities, dining and F&B offerings that they expect from Changi Airport. At the same time, there are improvements to productivity and operational …
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[Food review] FATCAT Ice cream bar

October 21, 2017

Address: Blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2 #01-25, 460416 Nearest MRT: Bedok station It is open everyday except on Tuesdays. An ice cream bar that serves chef-made ice-cream made from fresh ingredients using modern cooking techniques. A unique frozen dessert experience that never fails to tantalise your taste buds. Even the name FATCAT itself seems like …
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Deepavali

October 18, 2017

Happy Deepavali to all my Hindu friends around the world! I was lucky to be invited to my friend’s house today to experience the festivities, not forgetting the delicious briyani, curry mutton, murukku etc. freshly prepared by the mum. It was a lovely day indeed! As one of the major cultural festivals in Singapore, Deepavali …
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Opening of General Post Office

October 9, 2017

Singapore Post today launched the General Post Office (GPO) at the new SingPost Centre mall located at Paya Lebar, the flagship of a new Smart Post Office network that will serve Singapore’s postal needs in the digital age. Showing the future for the post office, the GPO is SingPost’s first Smart Post Office, in which …
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[Food review] D’zerts cafe

October 3, 2017

Address: 30 Jln Pari Burong, Singapore 488696 Nearest MRT: Tanah Merah (change to bus 2, 9 or 48 and alight at Jln Pari Burong) Located in the quiet neighbourhood of Simpang, this cafe specialises in desserts, which is evident in its name. It is a small family-run cafe started by an ex-naval chef along with …
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Exploring Mount Austin

September 30, 2017

After having explored most of the cafes nearer to Johor Bahru (JB) customs for a while, plus walking several rounds around City Square Mall, we decided to venture further out to Taman Mount Austin. This is one up and coming neighbourhood to check out while in JB, with several cafes and restaurants springing up. A …
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How to apply for a Pakistan visa in Singapore

September 28, 2017

Besides Russia or India, Singaporean passport holders require a visa to be applied in advance before being allowed to enter Pakistan. This can only be done at the home embassy of the applicant, so for travelers who are in the region now, they must send back their passport to their home country in order to …
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[Food review] Birds of Paradise

September 21, 2017

Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique 63 East Coast Road #01-05, Singapore 428776 Tel: +65 9678 6092 Sun, Tue to Thu: 12pm – 10pm Fri & Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm Nearest Station: Paya Lebar/ Dakota. It is more accessible by bus 10, 12, 14, 32, 40. Who would have thought of Birds of Paradise as being a …
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The Shangri-La of Pakistan

September 17, 2017

Embracing many of the planet’s highest peaks, Pakistan is the incredible confluence of four great mountain ranges: the Himalayas, Karakoam, Hindukush and Pamir mountains. For adventure-loving tourists, there are few places in the world that can compare to northern Pakistan for unspoiled natural beauty. Visiting Skardu is like a trip to Narnia land, where the …
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Flight Review of Pakistan Airlines

September 10, 2017

PK369 ISB-KHI 13:00 – 14:55 PK896 KHI-KUL 16:30 – 01:30 (+1) Here is my review of one domestic and one international flight operated by Pakistan Airlines which I had taken recently. After seeing that the past three flights of PK369 were cancelled, I was quite worried that my flight today (9 Sept) would be cancelled …
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From city centre to check-in

August 5, 2017

Guest post from oneminute.com When coming off long flights, you want to get into the thick of it as soon as possible. Whether it be a taxi or a bus ride, discover the cost and time it takes to hitch a ride in a variety of modes of public transport that will have you exploring …
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