Singapore : Dempsey Hill

One of my weekends getaway recently was to Dempsey Hill.  This place is actually very close to the city.  From Orchard Road to Dempsey Hill only take about 10 mins.  This place is near to the city but it is actually very quiet and exclusive, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. …

Self Drive in UK : Finding Great People’s footsteps in Cambridge University

Cambridge University Town is the place that I most wanted to see in England. The buildings here are so ancient and a study place for many great people, including Sir Issac Newton, Founder of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew and early 20th century Chinese Poet, Xu Zhimo/徐志摩, Steven Hawking and many more.  The prestigious university also …

Exploring Singapore Oldest Neighborhood – Tiong Bahru

This is actually one of the oldest neighborhoods in Singapore. The meaning of “Tiong” is dead, 塚 – Hokkien for cemetery and Bahru is Malay word for new. Tiong Bahru means New Dead/New Cemetery.  Now Tiong Bahru is a place for a mixture of western Ex-Pats and Singaporean hipsters but still consist of big portion …

Singapore : d’Kranji Farm Resort – experience some tranquility of this “ulu-ulu” place!

d’Kranji Farm Resort is located at Kranji Singapore.  Well, to be frank, it is a bit hard to find the place if you don’t have the address.  It is actually hidden in the countryside of Kranji.  If you need a short getaway without flying out from the country or without going through all the hassle …

Self Drive in UK : 2000 years of History and Heritage of Lincoln City, England

Lincoln City was not in our planned itinerary, it was another impromptu visit in England.  After our first discovery in Jedburgh in Scotland, we believe UK has so much treasure hidden in every corner which await us to explore. This is a small town which is about 150 miles north of London, a Cathedral City. …

Self Drive in UK : York in England

York is an old city with its cobbled streets and beautiful architecture, about 4 hours drive from London. From Edinburgh, the distance is also about 4 hours drive. York is also an important historical city in England which is believed to be the most haunted place in Europe.  Many Ghost Trail, Ghost Walk you can …

Singapore : Bras Basah Road Top Attractions

I was here on one of the Sunday morning exploring Bra Basah Road Singapore, this road is a one-way street with many interesting history and houses several important landmarks in Singapore. Bra Basah is a Malay name, Bras is actually short form of “beras” meaning rice and “basah” means wet. So after the translation the …

Singapore Railway Track History and Heritage

I visited two iron railway bridges recently, one located at Bukit Timah and the other at Upper Bukit Road near to the Railway Mall.  I went there simply to preserve some memory before it was totally gone. Bukit Timah Railway Track Wonder how to go to Bukit Timah Railway station?  If you go by car, …

Self Drive in UK : Newcastle England

I always wanted to find out how does Newcastle in England look like?  Is it similar with Newcastle in Australia?  I did my undergraduate at University of Newcastle in Australia and during my student exchange program to Japan, students from other part of the world would ask which University I came from. The minute I …

Self Drive in UK : An Impromptu Stop at English-Scottish Border

Scotland UK consists of 4 countries, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The size of Scotland is about the size of Hokkaido Island in Japan.  It is located the northern part of UK.  Alexander Graham Bell, the great inventor who is actually a native Scottish, invented telephone who immigrated to North America.  And if you …