Go with the Flo | Through Asia and Beyond

Flores: Visiting Mount Kelimutu

Kelimutu was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. The photos I had seen online looked magical and I was really looking forward to experiencing the beauty of these three volcanic crater lakes. One can either fly into Maumere or Ende, with the latter being a little bit closer....

A week in Flores: Introduction

We had planned to take a week off over Easter and benefit from Good Friday being a public holiday. Initially we contemplated various options. We had no real preference for any particular destination. But we knew we wanted to do something that we likely wouldn’t do when based on Europe....

Hoi An

I am constantly on the look-out for weekend trips from Singapore. I think I’ve noted down just about all the possible destinations fulfilling the following criteria: direct flight less than four hours leave Friday after 5pm get back Sunday with a departure in the afternoon local time and arrive back...

Maldivian Idol

Remember that trashy <put your country here> Idol show who looked for the x-th time for someone who can sing and then we all forgot about that superstar again after they hit the charts once? And remember how the show went to the Maldives for one episode since… well, who doesn’t like...

A unique approach to university marketing

I normally associated university marketing by highlighting quality, for example through accreditation or rankings. The Maldives Business School takes a different approach… by saying you’re simply quicker if you choose them. Not sure whether that’s a criteria for me.

The Male fish & produce market

Markets are always a fascinating place to visit and offer great insights into local life. The Maldives are well known for its tuna industry and Male as the capital hosts an important fish market. While the famous fish market Tsukiji in Tokyo is still on my bucket list, I am...

Two very different sides of the Maldives – the capital

After spending a few nights in a great resort, it was time for the second part of our Maldives trip – a one night visit to the country’s capital, Malé. The capital island of Male with a population of around 100’000 is about a 10 minutes ferry ride away from the...

Singapore: tailor made clothes – level II

One of the more visited post on this blog is the one of Lai En Shirts Manufacturer. I’ve gone back multiple times for pants (so far not for shirts) and have always been happy with price and product. However their fabric selection for casual pants is rather limited. So recently...