Street Food In Bangkok Chinatown with Chilean Journalist

I still remember the faces of my Japanese friends when they slurped into the spicy, sour, and herbal fragrant soup of tom yum and some other ubiquitous Thai dishes for the first time. I was perhaps in my senior year and thick in excitement for joining series of cultural-exchange programs at the Bangkok YMCA. It was then, at around the age of 19, that I learnt how Thai food, which I grew up eating and thinking nothing of, can be...

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Top Views of Singapore, The Pinnacle @ Duxton

Singapore, as you know, is expensive. Even locals, ones making a good living and enjoying life in the island country admitted how costly it can be for some recreational activities like going to the themed Sentosa island or enjoying tourist-packed places such as rooftops of many famous buildings. But here is a choice, the one that will give you a glimpse of the real Singaporean life and a good expansive top view of Singapore from 50th floor that...

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Breakfast in Singapore – Nanyang Tea and Bak Kut Teh | อาหารเช้าแมนๆ แบบชาวสิงคโปร์

Above: Tea packing at Pek Sin Choon is still being done traditional ways. By hands and two masterful ladies. Apart from poached eggs and kaya toasts, it’s the tea and Bak Kut Teh that make up for a real traditional Singaporean’s hearty breakfast. FIRST, THE TEA An old-time habit of drinking tea together with slurping a bowl of ‘Bak Kut Teh‘ is a kind of thing that defined a real Singaporean treat. The tea itself is no...

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จองตั๋วเครื่องบินกับ Traveloka (Singapore Airlines)

อ่านเรื่องการจองที่พักกับ Traveloka ได้ที่นี่ Air Ticket – การเดินทางไปสิงคโปร์ครั้งนี้ของเราเริ่มต้นที่การจองตั๋วเครื่องบินและโรงแรมกับ Traveloka...

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Ocken Bangkok – Casual, Fine, and Inspiring

SUMMARY – The newly-opened Ocken Restaurant on South Sathorn of Bangkok is the latest venture by the folks who founded The Commons, Roast and Roots. Small menu, inspired by memories and journeys of the founder and head chef whose affection and attachment to the US Pacific Northwest reflect in the looks and tastes of all the dishes. Also, their green philosophies, and back-of-the-house environmental endeavours that they are doing make them...

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Where to Eat in Singapore (Part 2) | ร้านอร่อยสิงคโปร์ ตอน 2

This is the part 2 of what/where to eat in Singapore. orders not arranged by preferences. Hokkian-style congee at tian ji porridge at maxwell food centre Tian Ji Porridge is run by a husband-and-wife team, and in my view they serves the BEST porridges I had ever eaten (second only to my own haha). The local foodie guru who told us about this place explained that Hokkian porridge is thicker, grainier than Cantonese style congee. And more...

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Where to Eat in Singapore (Part 1) | ร้านอร่อยสิงคโปร์ ตอน 1

During our week in Singapore, we experienced deliciousness in great magnitude. And still we missed out on so many. This is the first post in our Singapore series. These are most scrumptious foods of Singapore that we would very much like to recommend. And with this post, we thank our good friends over there. You know who you are 😀 orders not arranged by preferences.  Hokkian-style Prawn Mee at Tekka Food Centre This long-standing...

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Astoria, Oregon – A Guide | เที่ยวแอสทอเรีย โอเรกอน

A friend is going to Astoria, Oregon, and asked for my advice, hence an excuse to repurpose this story I have published in Thai a while ago. Astoria is a port town, a cannery town, and a town where the cloudy mist is perennial. People who like it sunny and vibrant might find this place too wet and sludgy. But if you like it murky, dreamy, rainy, and cloudy, and adore the squeaky sounds of the squeegees, Astoria will be a perfect choice for a...

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