The harbour city in bloom
Oh, glorious spring! The beautiful time of year when the sun’s rays are warm, the birds sing, and flowers bloom in gardens across Sydney.
If you’re craving for the perfect springtime experienc
Staycaytions in Singapore
Ahhh, staycations. Waking up to a place away from home. Waddling in unreasonably long bubble baths. Only having to worry about a lack of stamina to eat up the entire buffet spread. How’s that not the dream?
Keep warm with Korean BBQ this winter!
It’s hard to come up with plans when it’s just too cold outside. All you want is to stay warm with a good grill with a buffet of meat already set up just for you. You might even go for a hot pot, a side
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
“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
Home away from home
We always miss the food back home whenever we travel overseas. Yet local cuisine abroad has a reputation for being costly and substandard. While in Auckland, my cravings for hawker fare led me to the worst chicken rice ever. It cost me $15 - and I...
Not your typical KFC
Step aside Kentucky, the only thing that KFC is going to stand for nowadays is Korean Fried Chicken. Korean fried chicken is best known for its double deep frying technique, served with a generous amount of sauce and flavoured toppings. Chi-mek, short for chicken and beer (맥주mek-ju)...
Things To Do In Bali
Before I visited Bali, I thought that all there was to do in Bali was go to the beach, and I'd ignorantly think to myself, "Whatever, I can just go to Sentosa." And to past me, I say, "You have no idea what you're talking...
Best dim sim in Sydney
Yum cha literally means “drink tea” in Cantonese, but this has evolved to a brunch where you are fed tons of delicious Chinese dim sim or dim sum (點心). One sign of how cosmopolitan Sydney is how Sydneysiders (and Australians in general, even those not...
Escape the crowds!
With locations like Krabi and Boracay increasingly drawing in the tourist dollars, it’s hard to find a secluded location for a vacation nowadays. Most popular destinations are overcrowded with people, and nobody wants to jostle for space on a crowded beach - there are far better things...
Romantic Melbourne getaways
Winter is upon us, tax-time is looming, and on the rainiest of days, sometimes not even coffee can make you get out of bed. But what if I told you there were so many places in our glorious state that will re-energise you, re-start those July batteries...
Local Malaysian snacks
As Malaysians, we are always willing to go the distance when it comes to food. Be it rain or shine, you will always spot eager foodies roaming around every day of the week just to get their hands on their favourite meals or snacks.
It could be...
Favourite Travel Buys From Europe
In the latest episode of PrettySmart, Christabel shares her favourite buys from her travels in Europe with STA Travel Singapore!From a fruit-infused water bottle to chocolates and a canteen, find out what wacky buys she hand-carried all the way home from the different European cities.Watch...
It's the Second Half of the Year!
Welcome to the second half of the year! If you haven’t done anything productive yet, don’t worry - there are 6 months left in 2015. Besides taking the time to kickstart your ‘new year’s resolutions’ again, this is the month to step out...
Discover the magic
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the hidden workings behind beloved DreamWorks films such as Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon or Shrek? From now till the end of September, you can!
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is making its first stop in a...