Din Tai Fung (Xinyi Branch), Taipei Review

Food, Taipei

The journey of a thousand miles start with a first step. Din Tai Fung is famous all around the world; it is not unusual to see long queues at its restaurants, but it all began from a little shop at the junction of Xinyi Road and Yong Kang Street. When we vere in Taipei, one […]

March 30, 2019

Jiyugaoka, Tokyo Review

Attractions, Tokyo

Jiyugaoka is a beautiful neighborhood located in southern Meguro, Tokyo. It is easily accessible by train from Tokyo, just take a train on the Tokyu Toyoko Line from Shibuya station for Jiyugaoka station. The journey is approximately 20mins. In this area, there are lots of cafes, bakeries, boutiques and pet shops. As this is an […]

March 29, 2019

Tower Club Gym Review

Lifestyle, Singapore

This is a review of the Tower Club gym. Tower Club spans levels 62-64 of Republic Plaza in the heart of the Raffles Place commercial district. The gym is located on level 64. When you arrive you will be greeted with an inviting door that hints at luxury beyond. I am going to set right […]

March 26, 2019

Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe, Tokyo Review

Food, Tokyo

Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe is a themed cafe. It is located at Jiyugaoka, an affluent neighbourhood in the south of Meguro. You can head for Jiyugaoka station from Shibuya station on the Tokyu Toyoko line (about 20mins). The cafe was within a 5-min walking distance from Jiyugaoka station. You won’t miss it as there were […]

March 3, 2019

American Express Melbourne Lounge Review

Lounges, Melbourne

This is a brief review of the American Express Melbourne Lounge. It felt very inviting with soft lighting and the interior decor was contemporary and employed a lot of natural wood materials, consistent with the other American Express lounges around the world. There were not many people around and it felt very peaceful. A wide […]

March 3, 2019

Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory, Tokyo Review

Food, Tokyo

Kawaii! Shirohige’s  Cream Puff Factory is a cute cafe tucked away in the quaint Tokyo suburb of Setagaya. Before the trip, my wife was waiting for this day to come. For her, it is a must-go destination. If you are a fan of Studio Ghibli, don’t miss this cafe. Getting here was not a walk […]

March 3, 2019

Singapore Airlines A380-800 Premium Economy SQ231 SIN-SYD Review


(photo credit: Singapore Airlines) This is a review of the Singapore Airlines A380-800 Premium Economy SQ 231 SIN-SYD (0045-1150) flight experience. The bulk of this review was written during the flight itself as I could not sleep well. What happened? Read on. It did not help that I had an extremely choppy airport transfer in […]

March 2, 2019

Capital Cafe, Hong Kong Review

Food, Hong Kong

We were recommended to visit Capital Cafe in Hong Kong. It is a Hong Kong style cafe or Cha Chaan Teng (literal meaning: tea restaurant). Hong Kong style cafes are a common sight in Hong Kong, you can find simple staples like noodles with luncheon meat and egg to some Western-style dishes too. Apparently, the […]

March 2, 2019

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Review

Hong Kong, Hotels

We stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong after staying at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel during our vacation in December 2018. The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is the group’s first flagship property, so we were excited to experience it. The hotel did not have a big entrance as it was located along […]

March 2, 2019

Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Review

Hong Kong, Hotels

(photo credit: Renaissance Hotel) When we visited Hong Kong in December 2018, we stayed first at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel. The hotel is connected to the Wan Chai MTR station via a long elevated and covered walkway (15 mins walk). During the check-in, the reception staff was unfriendly and hurried us through […]

March 1, 2019