You know the ennui that comes with waiting in transit at an airport? I know it too, and it doesn’t go away no matter how much lounge booze I consume. However, some cities and airlines are attempting to change that by offering free stopover or transit visa, a free sightseeing tour, or even free overnight […]
If you think it’s difficult for Singaporeans to travel long-term or work abroad, nothing could be further from the truth. Under New Zealand’s Work Exchange Programme, up to 200 Singaporeans between the ages of 18 and 30 may work and stay in the country for six months on a New Zealand Working Holiday visa. Unlike other schemes that you […]
I had a close call with a food allergy abroad recently. I was craving a pork chop bun in Macau and managed to get hold of one in a neighbourhood shop. V, who was with me, saw how much I enjoyed it and got one for herself too. I didn’t think about the eggs that […]
Have you seen anyone write about how they spent two weeks in Singapore? Two weeks in Singapore without leaving the country? You mad, bruh? I’ll die of boredom there. Perhaps I am. The average visitor stays in the country for 3.5 days. The Lonely Planet guidebook provides only a one-day itinerary. Even the Tourism Board […]
Last updated: If you’re reading this, you’re probably heading to the Singapore Grand Prix. I’m looking forward to it as well! For visitors, there is no lack of options around the city for breakfast and lunch, and the race organisers bring a good variety of street food vendors and celebrity restaurants to the Marina Bay […]
You’ve probably read articles that tell you how to save on your travels. I have written those before too; this time, I’ll tell you what’s worth spending more on. It can save you a world of pain or simply make you a more responsible traveller.