Go with the Flo | Through Asia and Beyond

Mountain Bike trail at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Singapore has a number of parks and reserves where one can escape the noise and crowds. My favorite spots to go cycling are East Coast Park and Coney Island. Ubin Island is also great. However so far, we’ve only gone cycling in a casual way which was about to change...

Watching ‘Kabali’ – this year’s Kollywood blockbuster

Most of you are probably familiar with Bollywood movies. However, what few non-Indians know is that besides the Bollywood movies coming from Mumbai, there is a second movie capital in Chennai. The Tamil film industry, nicknamed Kollywood after the Kodambakkam area of Chennai, is famours for its movies with action and...

A Sunday afternoon stroll along the Kallang River to Bishan

The past weekends have been very sunny (and well… hot) and we used the opportunity to do some exploring in our (extended) neighborhood. We’ve walked/ran a couple of times along Kallang River. While the riverbanks haven’t been upgraded as nicely as Rochor Canal, Kallang River is much longer and wider...

A weekend in Vientiane

A few weeks ago I was playing around with Kayak, looking for cheap weekend getaways. The usual options below the SGD300 mark are Indonesia, Malaysia and maybe Thailand. This time however I was surprised that both Vientiane and Luang Prabang popped with with Lao Airlines. I ended up booking Vientiane...

From Johor Bahru to Singapore (via China)

Over the past year I’ve traveled to China twice – Qingdao and Hangzhou. Both were weekend trips and yet they required a proper visa which meant going down to the visa center to drop off and pick up my passport and fork out around SGD100. For a while I’ve been...

Hoi An food

Who doesn’t like Vietnamese food. Famous for the tasty noodle soups, Pho, I appreciate it for being  less reliant on deep fried dishes than other South-East Asian cuisines. Apparently, Central Vietnam is renowned even within Vietnam for its cuisine and I can confirm that the food is indeed really, really...

Seraya Hotel

Flores: private beach feeling at Seraya Kecil

After the mountains and hills around Kelimutu and Bajawa as well as the diving in Komodo National Park, we wanted to end the trip relaxing at the beach for a few days. While doing research, we stumbled upon the Seraya Hotel located on Seraya Kecil (9 out of 10 islands...

View from Rinca Island

Flores: Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park

After a couple of relaxing days around Bajawa, we were ready to move on. The last day was rainy and while we enjoyed the cooler temperatures, we were looking forward to shorts and t-shirts again. As outline in my introductory post, we opted to fly from Bajawa to Labuan Bajo...

Kids playing football at the neighboring Luba village

Flores: Bajawa, Gunung Inerie and Ngada Villages

Before coming to Flores we knew that roads would be winding and the pace at which you’re driving slow. So we opted to spend three nights in the mountainous Bajawa area to enjoy cooler temperatures and relax. Accommodation standards in Flores (maybe apart from Labuan Bajo) are not very high...

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....