Yummy Potato Chips!

Some big brands are available in most parts of the world. I especially love exploring the local supermarkets in different countries to see what’s on the shelves! I went crazy in China’s supermarkets. In China, LAYS’s potato chips are quite different from what we have in Singapore. One of the things I love about travelling is checking out new flavors of familiar products. It’s true that they can’t have one standard set of flavours across the world (imagine local china…

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Beijing Roast Duck

I recommend you eat good food!! When you join a tour in Beijing, the tour groups will usually bring you to this place called Quan Ju De Roast Duck. But I can guarantee you that that’s not the best. Here, I let you in on the best. Really. *drums rolls* 大董烤鸭 (DA TONG KAO YA)(Da Tong Roasted Duck Restaurant) Let me show you what I had there! Dish #1: Braised Pigeon. Ooooo yummy. If we didn’t order too much food,…

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My Chinese Adventure – Part Two B (Beijing)

So after my GREAT trip to the Great Wall, I had a bit more time but not enough to get myself to the Ming Tombs. Dammit. (TIP!) Remember, Badaling is near the Ming Tombs but Mutianyu is not! Bye Great Wall! :( I asked the taxi driver to take me to another nearby attraction called Hong Luo Temple. Hong Luo means Red Snail. So the temple is actually called Red Snail Temple. I don’t know how true this is, but…

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My Chinese Adventure – Part Two A (Beijing)

The Great Wall of China, also known as 万里长城, is a massive stretch of strong walls built from as early as 200 BC, and then rebuilt, and maintained by the rulers of each dynasty and currently being restored by the chinese government. I made my way to Mutianyu. Located at HuaiRou, this part of the Great Wall is further from Beijing but boosts better views and less crowds. I was really excited about it. This is the second section of…

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My Chinese Adventure – Part One (Beijing)

Hello! I am back and armed with sufficient knowledge about China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengde and Suzhou) to give some advise and tips about what you can do if you were to go on a free and easy tour! Here goes! Day 1 in Beijing You can spend one whole day at Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen Gate and the Forbidden City. Just take the subway to the Tiananmen Square East/West Station for 2 yuan and get out at any exit that leads…

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Stay Tuned…

…… for my adventure at the Great Wall of China – Mutianyu Section!

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Off off and away I go

Hello world! I am at Changi Airport Terminal 3 now. It’s 12.45am and I am feeling all hyped about the trip to Beijing! I’ve never been to Beijing before. So, great, great wall of China, here I come. This, my friends, is the BEST curry/belachan brinjal dish I have ever tasted. Seriously, it was THAT good. It’s FOC at the Krisflyer Gold Lounge! =D Yeehaa, I got entry! I had like a good 4 hours to kill in the airport.…

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Life isn't always rosy prior to a holiday!

Excerpt: Mr Lim Guan Eng, party leader of DAP was quoted in the Straits Times yesterday, “We may have no experience in running a government but we have no experience in corruption and abuse of power either! So that’s one up for us.” Damn bloody zai lor. I think there could be hope! :) Yes yes, all the newspapers are reporting these couple of days are all about the aftermath of the Malaysian Elections. And with good reason too –…

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