What You Can Do With Just 3 Days in Guilin.

Guilin Itinerary 3 Days

China is one huge country and among its 674 cities, Guilin is one of the most popular destination. But what you can do with just 3 days in Guilin? In this travelogue, I like to share my 3 Days Guilin itinerary and some travel ideas for a quality short trip. Most who have yet to visit this city will surely have seen its spectacular scenery of karst mountain landscape and the ubiquitous 'old fisherman with cormorant' plastered...

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Broome – Photographers’ Heaven in Western Australia

Broome - Photographers' Heaven Australia

This exploratory trip to the laidback resort town with Alvin Foo (Principal, Canon Imaging Academy) and Cindy Loo (Jetabout Holidays) convinced me that Broome is certainly a photographers' heaven in Western Australia.

For cityfolks with a penchant for non-touristy, serene and unhurried pace of life or photography enthusiasts looking for spectacular nature, wildlife and landscape or couples planning pre-wedding...

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New Zealand North Island Self-Drive Road Trip

This 1-week road trip to the North Island of New Zealand, was like a sequel to my South Island road trip, also a year ago in May 2018.  Most travel reviews cite South Island as the 'prettier' of the two - more scenic and less crowded with highlights like the spectacular Mt.Cook and Milford Sound or Fiordland National Park while the North Island has the beautiful Hobbiton Movie Set, thermal 'hotbeds' in Rotorua and the Bay of...

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Kanchanaburi, one of Thailand’s most underrated destinations

Kanchanaburi Thailand underrated destinations travel blog

Kanchanaburi offers something for everyone and in my humble opinion, is certainly one of Thailand's most underrated destinations. Blessed with natural and historical attractions, this laid-back town features many sightseeing opportunities that would please nature lovers and history buffs alike. World War II memories dominate a large portion of the town, with a number of museums and war memorials dedicated to the many lives lost during the Japanese occupation, while nature parks and its...

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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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