If you’re looking for a unique, locally-inspired stay in Singapore, check in at Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, a new boutique hotel that draws inspiration from the local neighborhood of Joo Chiat or Katong, the country’s first heritage town renowned for its Peranakan (Straits Chinese) heritage, evidenced by the exquisitely preserved shophouses in the area. Throughout the hotel, one can find Peranakan culture and heritage interpreted in a contemporary manner – a refreshing break from the standard modern hotels you findRead More→
Flytpack Pocket Wifi Rental: Unlimited Internet in Singapore and Malaysia For As Low As PHP 180 Per Day!
With destination research, bookings and socialization done online, the internet has become essential to independent travel that more and more people need to always stay connected on the go. As a travel journalist and blogger, staying online while in transit is part of the job, and can be cumbersome at times when one has to rely on spotty wifi signals, switch local SIM cards for every country I visit, or worry about exorbitant charges when availing of roaming services from yay mobile serviceRead More→
Who says going on a cruise ship is boring? I recently joined a three-night cruise aboard the Superstar Gemini by Star Cruises, traveling from Singapore to Penang and Langkawi islands and back. I looked forward to the trip because it was my first time on a cruise ship, but wasn’t expecting to have as much fun as we had in the company of my blogger friends! Here are the most fun things we did during our trip on the Superstar Gemini:Read More→
One thing I love about Singapore is that while it’s bent on becoming one of the world’s most modern cities, it doesn’t forgo its cultural and historical roots. AMOY Hotel by Far East Hospitality is reflective of this mindset. Named after the old name and dialect of Xiamen, it’s a stylish boutique hotel located at the heart of Chinatown just outside the Telok Ayer MRT Station, making it a premier home base for either exploring the attractions of this historic area, if you’reRead More→
Ramada & Days Hotels at Zhongshan Park: Staying at the Heart of the Balestier Heritage Trail in Singapore
Ramada Singapore and Days Hotel Singapore are two reputable hotels – both under the global Wyndham Hotel Group – located in a modest public green space shaded by old banyan trees called Zhongshan Park, along the historic Balestier Road in the Novena district of Singapore. I spent two nights at both hotels on a recent visit to Singapore. Days caters to leisure visitors, while Ramada targets business travelers. The rooms at both hotels are comfortable and well-appointed. In terms ofRead More→
Before my two-week trip to India last summer, one of my biggest concerns was in what form I should take my money. Should I bring cash, credit or traveler’s check? I decided to take them all with me, missing out on another convenient option: paying in debit. A business-slash-leisure trip last week to Singapore gave me the opportunity to try VISA Debit, my blog’s first sponsor, while traveling for the very first time. With the VISA logo, your ATM cardRead More→