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Asia Singapore Travel

The Old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station circa 2011

Despite being in plain sight in a well-populated area, surprisingly few people knew that we had a functional railway station. Specifically, one that brought us to Malaysia. I must have passed by this building a million times but have always thought that it was some government building due to its atas colonial exterior. It might […]

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Asia Hong Kong

Urban Exploration in Cheungchau, Hongkong

Don’t get me wrong. Cheung Chau is a beautiful place, off the beaten track from the hustle and bustle of business Hong Kong. For about US$4-5, you’ll take an ~ hour ferry ride from the Central ferry terminal to a totally different side of Hong Kong. If you enjoy urban exploration, you’re in luck. My […]

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Asia Dinosaurs South Korea

South Korea Had Dinosaurs but Nobody is Impressed

On my first visit to South Korea, transport options across the country were not great. You’d have to fumble around getting to a bus terminal in Dongseoul which no one could tell you was still kind of Seoul but not really. Google Maps was still a new concept so you couldn’t just navigate yourself around. […]

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Asia South Korea Travel

D*** Pics at Haesingdang Park, South Korea

Your typical K-dramas usually feature some picturesque parks. Equally-spaced trees would arch over paths , sheltering some doe-eyed, well-powdered lovers from the sun because God knows love’s greatest enemy is prematurely ageing skin. Everyone needs a visit to a Korean park/forest in their travel itinerary. So I went to Haesingdang Park. Because you would obviously […]

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Canada Musing North America

Flashback 2008. Or Why We’re Here Today.

A decade and a delusional amount of self-confidence ago, I managed to convince 2 other equally deluded friends and a complete stranger from halfway across the world to head to Nova Scotia, Canada to sign up for a 800km unicycle relay race called Ride the Lobster. We called ourselves the Masticating Bunnies from Hell. Youth […]

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Travel

A History of Tourist Photos For the Solo Traveller

People ask why I don’t take many photos when I travel. Well as it turns out, getting strangers to take your photos is like asking a kindergartner to take your wedding portrait – it usually doesn’t turn out well and sometimes, you lose your camera. If you ask me, I think selfies came about after […]

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Musing

#yolo

2015 was the International Year of Light. 2015 was also the year I took off on a series of very long backpacking trips. Most involved lugging a not-very-light unicycle around. Obviously I didn’t get the memo. A bit of history – over the last decade or so, I’ve developed a bit of wanderlust where I […]