Animal Cruelty in China


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That was an early chill November morning. I was still living in that apartment in Shanghai having my regular morning routine (whatever that was.) Yet, what was unusual that day was the dreadful sound coming from outside. It was the kind of sound a sad puppy would make. I tried to ignore it, but the despair…

Spend Less: A Quick Singapore Budget Guide


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It isn’t news that Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in Asia. Similar to Hong Kong, most of the expenses go to accommodations and food in Singapore. I was in Singapore for 3 days, and I enjoyed my time there, but my wallet didn’t agree! However, there are ways to get around without breaking…

Explore China’s Dali Old Town: A Little Travel Guide


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Dali Old Town (大理古城) is a historical city in Yunnan Province of southern China that was first emerged as the capital of Nanzhao Kingdom in the 8th century. I learned about Dali when I was a kid. Dali was one of the places that played a significant role in my favourite Chinese martial arts and chivalry…

Chill Things To Do For 2 Days in Seoul, Vol. 2 – What To Skip & The Must


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Before you continue reading, have you read my Chill Things To Do For 2 Days in Seoul, Vol. 1? There are useful travel tips and my favourite places during my short 2 days in Seoul. In this article, I’m going to share places I thought were overrated in Seoul and the interesting spots worth visiting in…

Chill Things To Do & Travel Tips For 2 Days in Seoul, Vol. 1 (Vlog)


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Are you living in Asia and want a quick weekend Getaway, or if you’re travelling in Asia and planning to make a transit in Seoul flying from the west to other Asian countries. Consider spending your 2 days in Seoul. I made a spontaneous decision about going to Seoul last month, and it was some of the best 2-days…

Watch Out, Skyscanner Users: Don’t Book Through eDreams


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I’m a loyal Skyscanner user. Ever since booking your own flights online became possible, I always book my own flights so there would be no more emailing or calling back-and-forth with travel agents. Sometimes, I book directly on airline websites if they got better deals, but usually, Skyscanner is my go-to. It is just a…

May 2018 Blog Round-Up: Seoul, Suzhou, ITB China, and Backstreet Academy


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In my last blog round-up, I mentioned that I booked a last-minute flight to Seoul, South Korea while I was still in Hong Kong in which made my May 2018 full of travels! It was a month of reminding myself who I am – A person who continuously looks for new experiences and embraces life…