How to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by train

Getting the train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur used to be a straight-forward affair. The train would leave from Tanjong Pagar railway station (near downtown Singapore), clear immigration for both countries at Woodlands, and then continue on the same train to Kuala Lumpur. I did this journey in 2009 and it was a great way […]

The Green Corridor – Singapore’s former railway line that’s now a walking path

I’m a big fan of urban walking, and Singapore – being the urban planning masters that they are – are planning to create one of the world’s greatest walks along a former railway. Singapore and Kuala Lumpur were once connected by a direct railway, which ran from Keppel Road near Downtown Singapore to the Kuala […]

Hotel Review: Oxley Hotel, Singapore

Hotel Name: Oxley Hotel Address: 44 Lorong 6 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore. I stayed at the Oxley Hotel in Singapore. I booked online and picked it for its price and location in Singapore. The rate was 41.72 SGD ($30.35 USD) per night, which is about as cheap as it gets for a private room in Singapore. […]

Flight Review: Scoot – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Scoot TR 306 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Scoot from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared flight options with Skyscanner, and there are several options for flights between the two cities. In the end I picked this flight for a combination of price, time of […]

Where I’m At: March, 2018 – Saigon edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Saigon! I spent the whole month of February on the the road, with the first and last day of the month bookended by flights at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. I have kept a […]

Hotel Review: Hotel NuVe Urbane – a luxury boutique hotel in the Lavender district of Singapore

Hostel Name: Hotel NuVe Urbane Address: 3 King George’s Ave, Lavender, Singapore I stayed at the Hotel NuVe Urbane in Singapore. I was provided a room for a night to review the hotel. The Hotel NuVe Urbane is a 4-star boutique hotel in the Lavender district of Singapore. It’s about 5 minutes walk from Lavender […]

5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1 – A hostel in the heart of Chinatown Singapore

Hostel Name: 5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1 Address: 63 Pagoda Street, Chinatown, Singapore I stayed the 5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1 in Singapore. I was a guest of 5footway.inn to review their hostel. I have stayed here previously in the private room, so this time I was trying out the dorm room experience. Travellers in Southeast Asia […]

Hostel Review: Bunc Hostel, Singapore – a modern hostel in Little India

Hostel Name: Bunc Hostel Address: 15 Upper Weld Rd, Singapore. I stayed at the Bunc Hostel in Singapore. I was a guest of the hostel, who offered a stay in order to review the property. The Bunc Hostel is in Little India, which is one of the best areas to stay in Singapore. I’ve noticed […]

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Dhaka to Singapore

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 447 From: Dhaka (DAC) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew with Singapore Airlines from Dhaka to Singapore. I initially compared flights with Skyscanner. In the end I used United points for this flight. This flight departs at 23.55 and arrives at 6.00, making it a 4 hour flight. I try and avoid […]

Where I’m At: November, 2017 – Chiang Mai edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’ve been here for nearly two weeks on a visa run from Vietnam. In that time I’ve completed a new map of current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia. [Click here for […]