Taming the Jewel @ Changi Airport

shooting a new landmark as iconic as the Jewel at Changi Airport

When shooting a newly minted landmark as iconic as the Jewel at Changi Airport during the preview days prior to the official opening on the 17th April 2019, any photographers at whatever level of experience will face a steep learning curve. One of the key challenges comes from the immense human traffic as 500,000 preview visit passes were issued for the 1-week event. But we went through a shooting session and came away with some tips that might just help those planning a photo trip...

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Ride the Wave with Thermal Gliding in Canberra District, Australia

Adventure Activities Canberra Region Australia

Australia has always been one of the world's powerhouses for exciting activities that adrenaline junkies swear by - skydiving, shark diving, kite surfing, hang gliding, bungee jumping, just to name a few. Coming from a tiny highly urbanised country like Singapore, where land and airspace are extremely limited, the opportunity to enjoy thermal gliding is non-existent as huge tracts of land and airspace with the right conditions are required.

Being an aerial enthusiast when I was an avid...

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33 Things to Do, See, Eat on a Road Trip to Canberra and Regions

Canberra Regions Road Trip Itinerary

This one week exploration trip to Canberra - the capital of Australia and the surrounding regions reveals one thing - Australia is consistently beautiful, whichever the region. Just slightly different with each having its own 'personalities and flavours'. Most of my friends' impression of Canberra, being the seat of political headquarter, is 'less exciting' though they did not visit before. They could not be more wrong.  

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Khao Kho – Northern Thailand’s Hidden Gem in the Highlands

Thailand is a big country - 513,120 km² to be exact. Most travellers would know or have visited Bangkok, beach resort of Phuket, seaside town of Pattaya or the northern cities of Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. But the name Khao Kho may draw a blank as most people may not even heard about it at all. I hope with this travelogue, readers will get know Khao Kho better and plan a vacation to this lovely place that's off the beaten...

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Thailand Self-drive Vacation Series – Khao Yai and Ayuttaya

Thailand Self Drive Khao Yai & Ayutthaya

Khao Yai is one of Thailand's most popular places to visit as it's easily accessible from Bangkok. This region is home to Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and many farming plantation. Most readers might have heard of Khao Yai via various media extolling its vast fields of sunflowers and vineyards. However, anyone planning to visit this area will quickly realise that public transportation is not well developed. There is no Grab, Uber or...

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First Timer Road Trip to Coral Coast – Western Australia

Western Australia has always been many Asians' (especially Singaporeans) fave destination in Down Under. It's just a quick 4.5-hours flight away with the same time zone and we are ready for a fabulous vacation. Perth is the gateway to the Coral Coast, which is ideal for travelers who enjoy long drives, beautiful scenery, wildlife and adventures away from touristy location. You can observe wild dolphins up-close at...

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The Hidden Valley Resort – Shangri-La (Yunnan) Best Kept Secret

Tibetan Experience Hidden Valley Yunnan

There are countless resorts in exotic locations all over the world vying for tourists dollars offering unique experiences, great service and vibes. Indeed, it's a boon time for the intrepid travelers as they are awash with innumerable choices. Having traveled consistently to many places over the last couple of years as a travel writer and photographer, I have to admit I am getting more, for want of a better word, "jaded" as the adventures stacked up. But the amazing Hidden Valley Resort...

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5 Nights Ha Giang Landscape and Culture Travel Photography (Oct 2019)

Photo Tour Ha Giang

HIGHLIGHTS
>> During this trip we will visit some of the most spectacular landscape in Northern Vietnam!
>> Explore the tree lined streets of the Old Quarter in Hanoi.
>> Photograph and enjoy the hospitality of some of Vietnams' ethnic minority peoples in their villages and homes.
>> Walk through rugged mountain valleys and busy markets filled with colour and motion.
>> Visit quiet villages and experience rural life on the Vietnam / China border

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6 Tips On How to Choose Your Ideal Resort in the Maldives

Tips Select Perfect Maldives Holidays

6 Easy Tips On How to Choose Your Ideal Resort in the Maldives

Having travelled to the Maldives four times and experienced ten resorts over the course of two years, it opened my eyes sufficiently to pen this article, so it can help readers to better cut through the "clutter' and make a more informed decision when choosing their ideal resort. A trip to the Maldives certainly don't come cheap and so getting that "perfect" resort with the best bang for your hard-earned money is...

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Tips on Flying Drone in the Maldives

Some useful tips droning in the Maldives

Some useful tips for droning in the Maldives

In this short article, I would like to share some practical tips about drone photography in the Maldives. The gorgeous seascape and immense beauty of the oceanic location make drone photography and videography a compelling endeavour. Droning opens up angles of view not available to eye level photography. With a well-made drone, you are like an eagle in skies, taking in the bird's eyes view of the paradise.

Question: Is...

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