Hostel Review: Plush Pods Hostel, Singapore

Hotel Name: Plush Pods Hostel Address: 2 Tan Quee Lan Street, Bugis, Singapore I stayed at the Plush Pods Hostel in Singapore. I booked online which worked out to approximately $23 USD (I paid in AUD). I selected this hostel out of the dozens that are available for it being a “pod” hostel. This concept […]

Flight Review: SilkAir – Makassar to Singapore

Flight: SilkAir MI 141 From: Makassar (UPG) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew as a guest of SilkAir from Makassar to Singapore. This was the return leg of my flight from Singapore. SilkAir fly to Makassar three times a week, and I flew on the monday flight both times. Before my flight I received an email […]

Flight Review: SilkAir – Singapore to Makassar (Indonesia)

Flight: SilkAir MI 142 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Makassar (UPG) SilkAir is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, flying to short-haul destinations in Southeast Asia, India, China, and Australia. The airline operates mainly to regional destinations beyond the busy capital city routes covered by Singapore Airlines I flew as a guest of the airline […]

Hotel Review: Bay Hotel Singapore

Hotel Name: Bay Hotel Singapore Address: 50 Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore This is a review of the Bay Hotel Singapore, where I stayed as a guest of the hotel. The Bay Hotel Singapore is a four-star hotel opposite VivoCity, the gateway of Sentosa Island. The hotel is a popular alternative to staying on Sentosa as […]

Hotel Review: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Hotel Name: Shangri-La Hotel Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore If you had shown me this photo of a hotel swimming pool and palm trees and gave me ten guesses, I would not have picked Singapore. I knew that the Shangri-La was an iconic luxury hotel but I didn’t know that their Singapore hotel was […]

Hotel Review: Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Hotel Name: Mandarin Orchard Singapore Address: 333 Orchard Road, Singapore I stayed at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore as a guest of Meritus Hotels and Resorts. The Mandarin Orchard Singapore is a five-star hotel on Orchard Road and was awarded as the Best Hotel in Singapore at the International Hotel Awards 2013/2014. The hotel is a […]

Singapore Airlines: Premium Economy Review – London (LHR) to Singapore

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 317 From: London Heathrow (LHR) To: Singapore (SIN) Class: Premium Economy Singapore Airlines have launched a Premium Economy service on their Singapore to London A380 flights. On the 29th of August I flew as a guest of Singapore Airlines on the inaugural flight of this new cabin class. The following flight […]

ArtScience Museum, Singapore

The ArtScience Museum in Singapore is the world’s first ArtScience museum. It exhibits a combination of permanent and touring exhibitions from other museums. The building is built to resemble a a lotus flower and it is next to the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Singapore Travel Resources Singapore travel guide Singapore hotels Singapore photo gallery

Telok Ayer Market – The historic hawker centre in downtown Singapore

One of my favourite hawker centres in Singapore is the Telok Ayer Market. This food court – also known as Lau Pa Sat – is in a heritage building that is worth a visit in its own right. While a Singapore foodie might tell you there are a dozen other hawker centres that are better, […]

My best ever airport immigration experience

There are so many stories online of horror airport immigration experiences that you could start a Tumblr and never run out material ( is free if you want to be the person to start that Tumblr). In my years of international travel I’ve had some memorably bad border control experiences (some of which were my […]