Singapore : Rows of Pastel-colored Peranakan Terrace House in Katong

About just 10 mins drive from the city center, you will find a vibrant neighborhood in Katong.  What make this place unique is the multi-color Peranakan houses and the scattering of colonial bungalows.  I had my first visit in this charming neighborhood, discovering eateries and old fashions stores. Peranakan Nyonya Batik Kebaya I passed by a …

Turkey 6 : Cappadocia – The Alien Town

Cappadocia City Cappadocia is the highlight of Turkey I would say.  We woke up at 5 am in the morning and booked for a hot air balloon ride at 7 am.  I had no clue what it would look like at the top.  It was my first experience on the hot air balloon, both excited …

Turkey 5 : Konya – Getting to know more about Rumi!

We were departing early in the morning, on the way to our next destination – Konya. Konya is situated south of Ankara and Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. Morning view on the highway to Konya Konya is about 3 hour driving south of Ankara.  Konya is the seventh most populous city in Turkey. …

Turkey 4 – Pamukkale – The Cotton Castle & Hierapolis Ancient City

House of Virgin Mary The House of Virgin Mary is located on the top of the “Bulbul” mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesus, we went there early in the morning before leaving Ephesus. The house of Virgin Mary is an example of Roman architectural building entirely made of stones back in the 4th AD.  The …

Southern Ridges Bird View Walk in Singapore Forest

I spent three Sunday evening to explore the Southern Ridges & the Hortpark in Singapore, spent about 1.5 hour each time.  If you like to enjoy a panoramic view of the verdant greenery in these parks, this is the unique outdoor experience for you.  The parks are HortPark, Kent Ridges, Mount Faber and Telok Blangah …

A Sunday morning stroll in “Little India” Singapore!

One of the most vibrant district in Singapore, the Little India.  It is located east of the Singapore River—across from Chinatown, located west of the river—and north of Kampong Glam. There is a huge beautiful peacock sit at the intersection before entering Little India District.  Peacocks are often used in Indian folks stories.  It symbolize grace, …

Turkey 3 : Pergamon vs Ephesus – You can do two in a day!

Aegean Sea/爱琴海 We departed very early in the morning and passed by Aegean Sea, truly beautiful.  Aegean Sea is located in eastern Mediterranean, a very comfortable climate which is an ideal destination for cruises and holidays.  The Aegean Sea lies between the coast of Greece and Turkey. Sunrise at Aegean Sea The Aegean sea hold …

Turkey 2 : City of Troy – Canakkale

Istanbul to Canakkale We took a ferry, about an hour then continue with our bus ride to Canakkale. What do you have in Canakkale?  It is the second largest province in Turkey.  It is a major historical site that show both ancient and recent history.  Troy is here. Sea of Marmara Some morning view of the …

Turkey 1 : Istanbul City – Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia & more!

Turkey Is Turkey Asia or Europe country?  Turkey is located where Asia meets Europe and geographically has land on both continents but 97% of it lands is sit on the Asian side. Istanbul – biggest city in Turkey Istanbul is the only city in the world that connects two continents, Europe and Asia.  That is …

Life is like a rainbow in Kampong Glam & Malay Heritage Center in Singapore!

It was a wonderful discoveries on the Malay quarter in Singapore few weeks ago.  Places of interests are Kampong Glam, Malay Heritage Center/Museum, Masjid Sultan mosque and few colorful alleys around the neighborhood. Masjid Sultan – Oldest Mosque in Singapore Masjid Sultan is the landmark in Kampong Glam and also one of the most important mosque …