Handmade Dim Sum at Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Singapore

Asked which meal was the most special while we were in Singapore recently, and the answer can easily be the variety of hand-made dim sum at Wah Lok Restaurant at Carlton Hotel in the city center. Singapore is not short of dim sum opportunities – from old-school, red-carpeted venues, to hip and hyped places. But when it comes to the real things and the original creations, the locals would – in a perfect unison –  point to this...

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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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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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Where to Eat in Phuket City (Local + Peranakan Style) – 9 ร้านอร่อยห้ามพลาดในเมืองภูเก็ต

(ภาษาไทยด้านล่างค่ะ) The City of Phuket – UNESCO’s 18th City of Gastronomy – is the island’s preserved cluster of cultures. Old streets lined with Anglo-Portuguese shophouses, charming cafes and museums. Plus, this is the place where you can munch on their tasty Peranakan dishes, which are the local adaptations of Chinese-Malay recipes particularly perpetuated throughout the Strait of...

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