Once filled with coconut plantations and used as a weekend retreat by wealthy city dwellers, Katong developed into a residential suburb by the early 20th century. It became populated by a growing English-educated middle class, including Peranakans and Eurasians.
The neighbouring Joo Chiat area is named after Chew Joo Chiat, a wealthy Chinese landowner in the early 20th century. The area’s identity is especially shaped by its unique pre-war architecture – colourful two-storey shophouses and terrace houses with ornate facades, intricate motifs and ceramic tiles.
Katong in the east of Singapore is like a time capsule with gorgeous old buildings everywhere. It’s one of my favourite places in Singapore and somewhere I rarely frequent since giving up yoga teaching even tho is just down the road from us.
Where’s your favourite part of Singapore/your city?
I would certainly say this is the best Cantonese Seafood Restaurant in Whompoa. Got this recommendation from a post by a famous hk food iger.
Unfortunately the restaurant's signature charsiew ran out. Would certainly return again. A very pleasant experience indeed.
Must try dish: 辣子雞丁
Some years ago in Leh, surrounded by all that Himalayan beauty. ⛰ (Time for a re-visit, perhaps?) #weekendvibes
1 437 September, 2019
So far this is my favourite dim sum place...It's a MUST TRY for all dim sum lovers! It's either a love it or hate it affair because their dishes are so creative. It may not be enjoyed by the traditional dim sum fanatics out there. I really do love the fusion amd contemporary Chinese elements in this restaurant. You will know that a dim sum place is good when you see some elderly plucking the bones of the roasted squab and sipping away their tea alone.
1) roasted squab: young pigeon (must try)
2) truffle cold chicken
3) eggplant with sambal
4) mala glutinous siew mai
5) salted egg lava bun
6) vegetables dumpling
Total damage: $372
This is a MUST TRY in HK both for locals and tourists...Many celebrities have been here and this shop is famous for its French toast and pork liver noodles. Unfortunately, pork liver is out today.:( Also tried this signature shrimp roe noodles forming millions of tiny brown spots on my egg noodles.
The French Toast is to die for!!! It's not the typical deep fried toast you find on the streets. The main body of the toast was made with some amazing pancake mix batter which gives it a soft souffle texture.
1) shrimp roe noodles
2) French toast (must try)
Best polo bun 菠蘿包 in Mongkok and some say HK! I'm not a big fan of polo buns but after trying this for the first time, I will always be down to try this crispy bun crust with a slice of butter wedged in middle. The savoury notes of the butter complements so perfectly with the sweet caramelized crust! They have won several awards for their French toast too. Service was surprisingly good too.
1) Polo bun (must try)
2) French toast (must try)
3) Pork chop rice with mid wing, with a side of sunny side up, served with dark sauce
Karola Glacier | 卡若拉冰川 • 5,039metres high, it’s one of the 4 holy mountains in Tibet. It was also amazing how we went from bright sun with an abundance of green to snow-capped mountain within minutes. The view is breathtaking and the altitude also took my breathe away. The moment we reached, I felt like I was suffocating. The guide constantly reminded us ✨mind over body✨ the entire journey up. Guess this applies in life as well 😊 altitude also took my breathe away. The moment we reached, I felt like I was suffocating. The guide constantly reminded us ✨mind over body✨ the entire journey up. Guess this applies in life as well 😊 #tibet#tibettravel#sgtraveller#sgtravels#travel#travelgram#traveldeeper#asia#china#karolaglacier
It took us 2-3hours to get up to the temple even though it was only 13 stories high because of the altitude. We were lucky that the weather was gloomy because that meant that one element (the ☀️) was not going to affect us. The view down was great tho 💯 Will be sharing more on my IG stories so look out for my highlights ☺️ The data here is really slow so it’s taking some time. #tibet#tibettravel#sgtraveller#sgtravels#travel#travelgram#traveldeeper#asia#china#potalapalace
2 904 September, 2019
The annual @sgnightfest gets bigger and more exciting as the years go. Most of the years, we would visit but with kids in tow, we can never complete all the installations.
This round, impromptuly, gathered with my cousin's family, we headed for the installation at the @natmuseum_sg and the show was so impressive! I really love it!! After the show ended, we didnt go far. Hung around the museum and there's much to see in the museum. The kids has a blast travelling to the oldies, the time we adults grew up from. They probably cannot relate to the triangle packet milk we used to drink, the dialling telephone, the sor ta piah tin that every household seems to own. But its all so nostalgic for us adults.
While we didnt manage to do much, it was kinda fulfilling and importantly educational and entertaining for the kids. 👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks to the team for the wonderful planning for this annual event.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations! Just like Moldova! 🥰👍🏻
But the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched! 😍👍🏻
It must be felt with our hearts! ❤👍🏻
29 years ago my parents made a wise commitment. Today, I know I'm not just pursuing knowledge but wisdom is even more important. 🤩👍🏻
I wish I'm home today to celebrate the 29th years of opening day. I'm here in Moldova wishing all fellow brothers and sisters to have a blessed celebration. Happy cultivation and more wisdom! ❤👍🏻
Thanks to @firstname.lastname@example.org for showing me the authentic Modolva.
27 1,3311 September, 2019
Apparently the must try crab porridge in Macau for hkgers.
1) crab poriddge
2) sir fried squid with broccoli
3) deep fried fish and squid balls
4) deep fried frog legs
5) sour and salted chicken feet
The way to lead a contented and happy life is to keep your heart free from hatred, your mind free from worries, live simply, expect little and give more. ❤👍🏻
Somehow I really love this photo, it is simple but is peaceful and beautiful. There are no structure, no expectation from beautiful mountains or even cloudy skies. Just a simple sky and water makes the photo beautiful! 😍👍🏻
Do you like it? Simplicity is gold! Wish you a beautiful week ahead. 🥰👍🏻
62 1,20519 August, 2019
Life is just about finding yourself, life I'd about creating yourself.❤👍🏻
Did you guess correctly where am I right now? Yes, majority of you guess it right from Instastories post. I am now in the beautiful country of Moldova. 🇲🇩🇲🇩🇲🇩 😍👍🏻
Not a lot of people heard or know about this little gem sitting in the Eastern Europe, a former Soviet republic, blessed with beautiful terrains, including forest, rocky mountains, and the home of world largest cellars and vineyards. 🥰👍🏻
Here in Moldva, you get to see a complete different feel from mainstream european cities, it has it's own unique taste and speciality to offer. 😍👍🏻
The Moldivan are very hospitable and beautiful too. Haha Definitely an underrated country! 🇲🇩🇲🇩🇲🇩
I've seen many people living in a humble life, Moldova tho poor, but is authentic. It's rare to find such places anymore. More stories to come... stay tuned. Now enjoy this hidden gem orthodox church! 🇲🇩❤👍🏻
Thanks to @ways.travel & @cultural.romtour for showing me the authentic Moldova. 🥰👍🏻
77 1,19131 August, 2019
Sometimes in life there are challenges, but I wont forget beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies too! 😍👍🏻
It's been challenging but I'm glad I've my family, friends and supportive followers like yourself who supported me unconditionally. ❤👍🏻
I may be posting lesser but exciting journey is coming soon! Real soon! Haha cant wait and it's gonna be another exciting adventure. 🥰👍🏻
First, let's welcome weekend! TGIF!!! 😘👍🏻🍻
95 1,25616 August, 2019
Been busy in UK and missing out a lot of posts. Time to catch up a bit with everyone. 😍👍🏻
I realise if I wanna go faster I must first slow down my pace. 🥰👍🏻
Always remember to slow down in life at times, live, breathe and learn. Take a look around and never forget everything, every person, that has place in your heart. ❤👍🏻
Hope you are well. ❤🙏🏻 from 🇪🇦
69 1,38328 August, 2019
7 steps to happiness! ❤👍🏻
Think less, feel more! .
Frown less, smile more! .
Talk less, listen more! .
Judge less, accept more!
Watch less, do more! .
Complain less, appreciate more! .
Fear less, love more! .
There's a bonus 8th step to happiness from @travelinspiration360 , which is weekday less, weekend more! Hahaha 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣❤❤❤👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
79 1,30514 September, 2018
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present! ❤👍
. #Shenzhen is a very innovative and developed city! By combining its fascinating history and marvelous plan for its future, Shenzhen today has become 1st tier city in China and a well known & mega city in the world. 😍👍
I actually worked in Shenzhen for half a year in 2002, this city has changed so much beyond my recognition. I believe Shenzhen will continue to grow and prosperous into a futuristic city of the world. 🥰👍
69 1,46920 June, 2019
Traveling gives you in thousand strange places then leaves you a stranger in your own land! 😍👍🏻
Actually, there are no foreign lands, it is the traveller only who is foreign! 😎👍🏻
The secret of traveling is to depend on the kindness of strangers. ❤👍🏻
Taking a photo with the tribes is tough, despite asking them to look at the camera, they absolutely ignored me and went for lifestyle shot! 😂😂😂 haha
54 1,81713 hours ago
To rest is to go further! Having a good rest on a trip is very important. ❤👍
A lot of people underestimated the amount of work needed to be a travel writer or content producer. Being constantly on the run, besides travelling and filming during the day time from early morning to late night. I also need to create daily posts on social media, replying to emails, comments and messages. Editing photos and videos, writing articles and solving internet issues every single day! 😅👍
So, having a good quality rest and a nice environment for working is important especially on longer trips. 😴👍
I'm grateful to @accorhotels@accorhotelsau@accorhotels_apac@swissotelsydney for giving me a beautiful place to stay in Sydney. 😍👍
The @swissotelsydney is a centrally located 5-stars luxury hotel situated right in the heart of business, retail and entertainment district! This place is a heaven for business man and especially shoppers. All famous brands are within the vicinity! ❤👍
I've gotten the Signature Skyline Room at executive level with great views. 🥰👍
The hotel also have many beautiful lounges and bars where you can mingle with your business partners or friends. I particularly love the executive lounge where they serve delicious vegetarian food and pre-dinner drinks. 😍👍
Every details are well thought out, even the welcome drink and sweets were an impressive surprise for me. 😎👍
Have you stayed in Swisssotel before? Share with me your experience. ❤👍
69 1,42616 May, 2019
Hot springs allow me to let my talent spring off, refresh myself in nature, keep new ideas bubbling, stay active in the beautiful summer weather, have depth like the water, receive warmth and happiness, and most importantly, let off a little steam! ❤👍
These are what the hot springs and beautiful beaches in #Jiangmen China taught me. 😍👍
Covering so much work in China can be really quite hectic. Fortunately, I got to slow down just a little bit in Jiangmen due to the islands culture and natural hot springs. 🥰👍
. @gudouhotspringtown is definitely one of my favourite past time in Jiangmen! ❤👍
73 1,37310 June, 2019
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