The Batam Maniacs

The Batam Maniacs 

I met SOS threesome Max Eugene and Alan at our rendezvous point in Batam after work on Friday 5 April.

We had no special intention in visiting the Indonesian island – a place where……

Beautiful Kyoto: Day 3

Day #3 Beautiful Kyoto

We checked out from Ibis Style at 830am, marched towards Shin-Osaka station and took a 30-min express Hikari 514 to reach Kyoto at about 10am.


Outing in Osaka: Day 2

Day #2 Outing in Osaka!

With knapsacks on our back, we whistled, giggled and hopped towards the Osaka castle, 1 km from Osaka Business Park station.

Tokyo to Osaka: Day 1

Our ANA 804 landed in Narita Airport on Sunday, 15 April, 06:30 after a bumpy night flight that saw us cracking necks and wearing sheepish smiles.

It was my wife’s first trip to Japan, my first time to Tokyo and Eugene’s first vacation with……

Shanghai in January

Ariel view of Shanghai by night

A second business trip to Shanghai in mid January 2018 refreshed my impression of this city they called 午夜城 or the midnight city.


Adventure Penang II

I had a chance to roam the streets of George Town for a second time this year during a company workshop in Penang last week.

Nothing much has changed, really, except that this time I wasn’t on my own – I had 2 side……

Osaka-Kyoto in Late Spring

It was 6:20 am when my plane landed at Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (KIX).

At 13 degrees Celsius, Osaka was sunny, windy and welcoming.

Lady Spring has past her prime, but her sweetness and radiance lingered. 

Adventure Penang

The idea of a weekend adventure to somewhere nice but not-so-far away, has been incubating in my head for a long long time.

It eventually materialised last week when I decided to take a Friday’s leave to regain my sanity.

Haw Par Villa’s 10 Courts of Hell

Haw Par Villa is a ‘uniquely Singaporean’ attraction in our modern city.

Immensely popular in the 80s, it was the RWS for the Generation X.

We were brought up and instilled with the Asian values popularised by the park,……

The Wua Lai Walking Steets

Wua Lai Walking Street

With an evening to spare on my recent business trip to Chiang Mai, I decided to go where most locals would on typical Saturdays……