Boutique Hostels In Singapore
Lonely Planet named Singapore the world's number one country to travel to in 2015, and it's not hard to see why. Our streets are among the cleanest and safest in the world, we have some of the most unique food o
Talking To Random Strangers In Singapore
When I was in Bayuex, a small town in France a couple of years ago, I made a very interesting observation. The people there were not only gleefully happy, but they were all talking. Not just to thei
Seeing Sungei Buloh In A Different Light
Let’s be honest - Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) isn’t the first thing in our minds when we talk about attractions in Singapore. Sure, we’ve been on excursions to the Reserve when we were in sc
Chiang Mai - The “New City”
One can call me a city girl. The exciting bustle of a concrete jungle, sophisticated buildings, and how the city goes up in lights once night falls - I love it all. But one place is about to shake things up.
Farms in Singapore
If you long for something more than the dreary Singaporean cityscape, you'll enjoy taking in the fresh air at Singapore’s underrated countryside. Yes, we actually have one. It’s a little known fact that Singapore has
About Pan Pacific Singapore
Pan Pacific Singapore is the perfect example of why you should ‘never judge a book by its cover’. The hotel looks unassuming from the outside, perhaps even a little too ordinary. But that will change the moment yo
Non-Surgical Beauty Enhancements
Let’s face it. Us girls will always try to find problems with our bodies one way or another. We’re either unhappy with how we look, or how we don’t have enough of what other girls have. Some women even go to
Best Halal Eateries In Malaysia
Halal food is abundant in Malaysia since our country is dominated by Muslims. Unfortunately, there's a disappointing lack of quality, making the foodie's quest for good halal food challenging and tiresome. Whi
Group Outing Ideas You Never Thought Of
Besides finding a way to block Pirate Kings game requests for an eternity, having nowhere to go in Singapore is another perennial first world problem that haunts us to no end.
Planning a group o
10 Singapore Off-Shore Islands To Visit
You just concluded your year-end trip yet you’re itching to get away again. Plus, the monsoon season is coming to a close! As sunny days creep back up on us, here are 10 islands off the Singapore
14 Must-Try Petaling Jaya Eateries
If you’re a native PJ kid, you’d have either been to these places (some even on a weekly basis) or heard of them from a friend during yum-cha sessions. Most of the places mentioned on this list are all-time favourites and though they may lack...
10 Best Hangover Breakfasts on Pakington Street
Anybody who is privileged enough to call Geelong home (please also see: ‘Geetroit’, ‘G-bangers’ and ‘G-town’) will know that Pakington street (affectionately known as Pako by the locals) is the go-to destination for a quality feed, good coffee, and the esteemed phenomenon...
Sydney's 7 Inner City Cafes Worth Visiting
Whilst the inner city suburbs may be renowned for the cafe culture they provide to locals everyday, the western suburbs are developing a considerable reputation for the great eating establishments popping up throughout the region.
From the close pockets of the inner west...
About Wedding Festival 2015
I’ve always known what my perfect wedding would be like: a gorgeous beach under the stars, with gentle fairy lights and white tablecloths littering the shore, and people dancing to rhythm of the waves. Alas, it always struck me as something too complicated to pull off.....
Hip Dating Spots Back in the Day
Before Resorts World Sentosa, before world-class shopping at Orchard Road, and before Marina Barrage, where did our parents and grandparents go to paktor? It may be difficult for us millennials to conjure an image of a fun date without glitz, grandeur and advanced...
Explore Istana Woodneuk
Hidden in the mass of vegetation between Holland Road and Tyersall Avenue lies Istana Woodneuk, an abandoned mansion once belonging to Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor. The mansion is said to have been built in the late 19th century for the Sultan’s fourth wife, Sultana Khadijah.
Affordable Luxury in the Heart of Bangkok
Ahhh Thailand, the Land of Smiles, cheap clothes, great food and elephant riding. As much as we'd like to be, we can't all be James Bonds, sipping our martinis as we're chauffeured to our mansions. But thanks to the Singapore dollar's strength, luxury...
Local Singapore Powerfoods
Powerfoods are the healthiest types of food in the world. They hold superpowers thanks to their high nutrient and vitamin content. There are many powerfood lists around that cater to the Western community but we've never seen one with a local, Singapore focus.
And we’ve also seen...
#AskBellywellyjelly: Let's get personal.
In the latest episode of TheSmartLocal TV's beauty series "Pretty Smart", we got YOU involved! We invited you to ask Christabel anything through the hashtag #AskBellywellyjelly & get to know her a little better as she shares personal stories about her journey as a blogger and...
Healthy Alternatives To Local Malaysian Food
Just because you eat clean don’t mean you don’t miss it. T-Swift knows the struggle and we do too. Every Malaysian loves their nasi lemak but most can’t afford to eat it on a regular basis because of the sheer amount of oil, salt...