Go with the Flo | Through Asia and Beyond

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...

Where do you draw the line to not visit a country?

A beautiful thing about traveling is that no matter where you go, there is always something to explore (ok, there may be some exceptions…) – be it landscape, structures or culture. And when you travel, you are bound to spend money, no matter small or big. In many cases, this...

Impressions from the Thaipusam procession in Singapore

This past weekend the Hindu festival of Thaipusam was celebrated in Singapore (as a matter of fact, everywhere with a sizable Tamil population). I had missed it last year and wanted to make sure to get a glimpse at it this time. I won’t go into much detail regarding the...

Travel pr0 tip #3: leaving touts elegantly behind you

Who doesn’t know this feeling: you’re exploring a place on the (very much) beaten path and every ten metres you are approached by a tout. Now, the five second pick up line varies by country but usually starts with “hello friend / brother” (my favorite being in the Philippines “Hello...