I didn’t choose the business life, the business life chose me
It’s not always an easy decision to make when we’re talking about our future. We always imagine it to be warm and bright, but sometimes it can be scary but it’s always full
Hospitality & Tourism - A Dynamic Industry
In 2008, I found myself at my first crossroad in life – picking a course of study in Poly. Then, Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa were just blueprints, but to an energetic and
Things to Do in Sarawak
"Do you guys have internet?"
"Are the roads like.. straight over there?"
"You don’t really live in treehouses...right?"
These are the sort of questions I get whenever I visit another state and introduce myself as a
We arrived in Taiwan greeted by chilly winds and great anticipation of the experience to come. It was our first time here and there were so many things to do! Many of my friends have raved about their Taiwan adventures
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa
How many of us volunteered in schools just to fulfil the minimum CIP requirements? Even though volunteeri
Best Shopping Spots in Bangkok
Bangkok has earned a reputation as the shoppers' haven, and rightfully so. It is a shopping paradise. But with that paradise comes chaos - a beautiful type of chaos, but a chaos nonetheless. With the endless se
50 Best Local Bangkok Food
After several solo trips to Bangkok, the TSL team decided to fly over together with one mission in mind. To create the greatest guide to Bangkok food the world has ever seen. As a team of 4, we went on to eat
About Singapore's Traditional Foods
Even with the increasing variety of food choices, traditional food in Singapore remains an indelible part of our identity and childhood. Many of these traditional foods look deceptively simple, but they're
Singapore's Young Hawkers
One of my most memorable experiences growing up was weekend breakfasts at hawker centres with my family. Our usual haunts were Ang Mo Kio or Toa Payoh, where I’d have my favourite bowl of fishball noodles or nasi le
Young Singapore Hawkers
With 20 new hawker centres - more than 800 new stalls - slated to be built over the next 12 years, Choa Chu Kang and Sengkang residents will soon have the happy dilemma of choosing which stall to patronise for breakfa
The Coastal Capital of Queensland
Sydney? Been there, done that. Perth? Boring. Melbourne? What’s new?
Known as the gateway to Queensland, the coastal city of Brisbane has some of the best tastes, sights and sounds in the country. There’s more that meets the eye to the capital of the state....
Traveling is now all the rage. It used to be exclusive to businessmen or rich families who would go on holidays twice a year. Now, it’s the year 2015 and everyone is itching to explore every nook and cranny of the globe. But instead of scrambling for the...
It's That Time Of The Month Again... When We Release A New Parody!
I'm probably the least qualified person to write this, so I'll start off with what Hayley Williams from Paramore said on Twitter about her character, The Crimson Curse, in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood music video.Yes - that...
About Pahiyas Festival
On one day every year, the sleepy countryside town of Lucban springs to life and transforms into one of Philippine’s most colourful places. Every May 15, the country’s grandest harvest festival - the Pahiyas Festival - is celebrated. Along with the similar Agawan Festival and Araña't Baluarte...
Believe It Or Not
Written by Audrey Lim and Amanda Lee. Pictures by Audrey Lim and @Nicolechangmin.
“Un-un-un-un-unbelievable” - that will be your reaction to all these amazing landmarks. We’ve shown you the mainstream places in Singapore to take your next Instagram shot. So now it’s time to get more...
Room Tour of Bellywellyjelly's Crib
In the latest episode of TheSmartLocal TV's beauty series PrettySmart, we take a peek into Christabel's bedroom in this highly requested 'ROOMTOUR' video!
If you were wondering all along how @bellywellyjelly's room looks like? This video is created specially for you. Given her job as a...
New Restaurants and Cafés to Eat at in June 2015
It’s the holidays - but not for your stomach. With hot new openings occurring left and right, there’s no time to waffle around, and we do mean literally. June’s list of cafés features way more than just ice-cream and waffle...
About Singapura: The Musical
Having grown up listening to that same old grandfather story in Social Studies, it’s common knowledge to us that the years between 1955 to 1965 were turbulent times for those living in Singapore. It was marked by bouts of social upheaval, as Singapore inched towards independence...
Things To Do In June
Congratulations, you’re halfway through with 2015! Everybody loves June - it’s the month where we take a timely, well-deserved break before embarking on the challenges the next half of the year has in store for us.
Whether you’re jetting off for a short getaway, or...
Have a really, really Extra Cold one
From the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam comes Heineken Extra Cold. A beer served at sub zero temperatures to achieve a one-of-a-kind drinking experience. This new form of Heineken has taken the world by storm and has finally embraced our sunny shores.