Taiwan Guides: 5 Reasons to Visit Chiayi 

This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Taiwan Guides” Chiayi is an often overlooked city on the Western side of Taiwan. Foreign tourists typically spend their time commuting through Chiayi’s High Speed Rail, TRA station or its airport at Shueishang, to landmark destinations like Alishan mountain and Penghu island. A waitress at a…

Taiwan Guides: Alishan + Fengqihu (One-Day Itinerary)

This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Taiwan Guides” Alishan is a mountainous region in Taiwan which is famous for its forests, tea and trails. If you only had one day to spend here without staying overnight (because the hotels here are more expensive), here is how you can do it. How to…

Taiwan Guides: Penghu + island hopping (4D3N itinerary)

This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Taiwan Guides” Penghu is a beautiful place. It is an island just a short flight away from Taiwan mainland. Penghu is also surrounded by many islands each with their own unique geological landscape and attractions. I’ve found Penghu to be kid-friendly and suitable for all ages….

Taiwan Guides: Yangmingshan Hiking Trail + Beitou Hot Springs (*Directions & Google map links included!)

This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Taiwan Guides” If you only had one day to squeeze in a visit to Yangmingshan and Beitou Hot Springs in Taipei, Taiwan, you can consider this itinerary. I’ve included Google map links which you can star as favourites and track your location via GPS.  You can…

Petition Asks Singapore’s PM To Apologise To China

An online petition, which has garnered 30 signatures so far, has proposed that Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong should apologise to China and ask for safe return of our property (the 9 armoured vehicles from Taiwan which were seized in Hong Kong after passing through Xiamen). Source: Straits Times Here are some excerpts from the…

Taiwan July 2016 [Day 6 – Hualien, Taipei]

This is post 6 of 7 in the series “Taiwan Summer 2016: North, East Coast” ​Taiwan Day 6 – Hualien, Taipei Puyuma train to Taipei, Maokong Gondola, sunset at Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail, Tonghua and Linjiang Night Markets This is a relatively short and easy day because we were exhausted from all the walking from…

Taiwan July 2016 [Day 3 – Taitung, East Coast Ocean Road]

This is post 3 of 7 in the series “Taiwan Summer 2016: North, East Coast” Taiwan Day 3 – Taitung, East Coast Ocean Road Breakfast at 早點大王, Jhihben Recreation Park, National Museum of Prehistory, Seafood Lunch at 漁港小吃部(富岡), Xiao Yeliu, rock pool exploring, Water Running Upwards, Dulan Sugar Factory,纏記舊街東河包子, Sanxiantai, Oyster mee sua, Tiehua Music Village…

Taiwan July 2016 [Day 2 – Jiaoxi, Taitung]

This is post 2 of 7 in the series “Taiwan Summer 2016: North, East Coast” Taiwan Day 2 – Jiaoxi, Taitung:  Breakfast at Hu Xü bun shop 鬍鬚包子, TRA train to Taitung plus lunch, dessert at Minoice 美濃冰品, Xin Yuan Chang tea shop and museum 新元昌製茶廠,Luye hot air balloon, Taitung Night Market, Carrefour and dinner…

Taiwan July 2016 [Day 1 – Taoyuan, Jiaoxi, Toucheng, Yilan]

This is post 1 of 7 in the series “Taiwan Summer 2016: North, East Coast” Preamble This is a couple trip my husband and I took to Taiwan. We self-planned everything (no tours, no packages), just a credit card, internet, Changi Recommends WiFi router or Taiwan Sim card, international driving licence (get yours from AAS),…

Why Living In Singapore Isn’t As Horrible As You Think

We’re still pretty angsty when it comes to whether Singapore is the place we wanna stay in or not. I know many people who hate Singapore, fellow Singaporeans and the whole shitty system here. I also know many people who love Singapore regardless of the imperfections they encounter, and count their blessings every day that…