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Escape to Manila

short getaway to Manila

Finally I fulfilled a short getaway to Manila, after an aborted plan more than a decade ago to visit the Palawan for scuba diving. Philippines has always been on my bucket list since then. But any visit to any country is better late than never. Most of us in Singapore would have "felt connected" in some ways with Philippines through their domestic helpers, Filipino friends in professional capacities or perhaps Jollibee food outlets.

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4 Nights Libaran Island & Kinabatangan Wildlife & Macro Photography (Dep: 21 Apr 20) ALL Inclusive!

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On this trip, participants can look forward to many opportunities to capture images of indigenous wildlife like the proboscis monkey, orangutans and pygmy elephants just to name a few, including witnessing baby turtles release, on Pulau Libaran Turtle Hatchery. In addition, you will also be able to enjoy 1st hand nature experience through the eyes of Alexander Yee, a passionate conservationist and a trained Honorary Wildlife Warden, who have been featured in Discovery...

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Ha Giang, the Hidden Gem of Northern Vietnam

Photography tour exotic HaGiang

It was an eye-opening photography group tour to exotic HaGiang, Vietnam's most northerly province bordering Southern China, together with five avid photographers. In comparison to all my other trips, Ha Giang takes the trophy for its amazing mountains and tribal ethnic landscape. 

Although just 300km from Hanoi, the...

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Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch Review

This is Seagate latest edition to its portable Backup Plus series - the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch. And I am delighted to have the opportunity to have this uniquely designed external hard drive for my very 1st IT gears review. While I am not into techie stuff, reliable backup drives are a relevant and important gadget in my endeavour as a travel writer and photographer. In this era of cameras and video cameras getting ever higher specifications, having an...

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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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Off The Beaten Track to Vilnius, Lithuania.

Off Beaten Track Vilnius Lithuania

This short off the beaten track to Vilnius, Lithuania to acquaint myself with birch tree sap and its production was arranged by my business partner in early 2018. Though brief, the trip certainly opened my eyes to this Baltic state, which was a former Soviet bloc nation. 

Vilnius city does not have bustling night market nor street food like in Thailand or Taiwan. But...

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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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Kanchanaburi, one of Thailand’s most underrated destinations

Kanchanaburi Thailand underrated destinations travel blog

Kanchanaburi offers something for everyone and in my honest 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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[PHOTO TOUR] 5 Nights Hokkaido Autumn Wildlife and Nature Photography – 15Sep19

This spectacular wildlife photography tour is specially tailored for seasoned photographers to enjoy the very best in photography "bucket-list" experience that Hokkaido has to offer. We’ll be photographing Hokkaido in autumn when the vibrant fauna colours are its best. You will also be treated to whale and dolphin sightings as well as the renowned Blakiston Fish Owl photography.

More details of tour can also be found HERE

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