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Sunrise at Mt Batur, Bali


This family vacation to Bali had been planned by my sons, the first in a decade that all five members would be going. They were excited and we parents were happy to leave it up to them, until I heard … Continue reading

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Royal Karma Sanur Resort


Owning a timeshare resort is a liability, with high maintenance fees which increases annually. We had once enjoyed using the exchange when the kids were younger, staying at nice apartments in USA and Australia, but now with Airbnb, it’s no … Continue reading

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Greening Bali


Royal Karma Sanur, the resort where I am staying, has almost zero plastic use. I was in awe at the effort to be green and this motivated me to also reduce my waste during my 5-day stay here. Firstly, all … Continue reading

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Scrimping at Shrimpies


Let’s go for seafood, the sons suggested. They googled for one which was nearby and with good ratings and we ended up at Shrimpies Restaurant in Badung, located along a touristy street with lively restaurants and shops. Almost all business … Continue reading

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One night in Malacca


There are two things the majority of Singaporeans do when they drive across the causeway into Malaysia – to shop and eat. To Europeans visiting this part of the world, there’s nothing obviously different between the two countries except perhaps … Continue reading

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Winford Manila Resort & Casino – a review


Here I am in my hotel room, waiting to check out after four days here. Outside my window of my 20th storey room, I hear the beeps of motorcycles and roar of traffic from Quezon City. Every 18 minutes or … Continue reading

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Kingfisher Townhouse @ Dublin


See the red door? We didn’t expect the hotel/B&B to have such an inconspicuous entrance that when our GPS announced we had arrived, we couldn’t locate it and drove round and round. To make the situation worse, the hotel is … Continue reading

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