Backpacking in Singapore: Staying at the Green Kiwi Hostel in Bugis

I was recently back in good old Singapore and I loved it. It was a sentimental journey as you might have read. This time, I had the choice of staying in a budget backpacking hostel dorm like my roots or my own room in a four star hotel. I am so glad I opted to Read more about Backpacking in Singapore: Staying at the Green Kiwi Hostel in Bugis[…]

Back Backpacking in Singapore: Reminiscing My First Visit Here

So there I was, still in my 20s, backpacking in Singapore. Smile on my face, with my travel buddy Natalja. We milked it, we sweated it like crazy and we saw as much as we could in a two day stint before getting a night train back into Malaysia. It was October 2009. I was Read more about Back Backpacking in Singapore: Reminiscing My First Visit Here[…]

Backpacking in Singapore: Top 5 Sights

For those of you who think backpacking in Singapore is an oxymoron, think again. I have passed through the Lion City quite a few times on my travels and always on a tight budget. Though having said that the term “backpacking” is too often construed as meaning just cheap. I prefer to think of backpacking as Read more about Backpacking in Singapore: Top 5 Sights[…]

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The 5 Safest Countries I Have Backpacked In

I’ve been asked a few times about staying safe when you travel and it’s definitely something I need and want to write more about. I’ve written some articles about this before including mostly health safety and also personal safety in South America. But I haven’t really delved into which specific countries I have found the Read more about The 5 Safest Countries I Have Backpacked In[…]

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Top 5 Casino Resorts in the World

While I’m not the biggest fan of casinos and gambling, there is something appealing about casino resorts themselves. I’ve visited a few down the years, and I love the vibe around them. But ashamedly and admittedly I have yet to make it to Las Vegas!! Here’s a top 5 casino resorts in the world for Read more about Top 5 Casino Resorts in the World[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: O’Bama’s Irish Pub, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore

So having been reunited with cousin Chris in May 2011 when I arrived in Singapore (for the second time), we had originally planned to go out for a few jars in the city. However my flight was getting in late afternoon so we gave the pub a miss and had a barbecue instead. I mentioned to Chris Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: O’Bama’s Irish Pub, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore[…]

Last Minute Buses, Slow Trains, Lost Passports and Sleeper Train to Kuala Lumpur

It was all a big rush leaving Singapore. We had been to Night Safari, leaving it around 8.30 pm, having to get to Keppel Road Train Station for our 10 pm Singapore to Malaysia sleeper Train across the border into Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur. WE had left it tight, and we had also left our bags at Read more about Last Minute Buses, Slow Trains, Lost Passports and Sleeper Train to Kuala Lumpur[…]

Backpacking in Singapore: Night Safari

You’re thinking what the hell is “Night Safari”? But it’s obvious. The answer’s in the title. Singapore had the world’s first night safari. So while there and with one of the world’s most famous zoos so close, we couldn’t resist the temptation to do the “Night Safari” in Singapore. It would mean being up close Read more about Backpacking in Singapore: Night Safari[…]