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 […]

Southeast Asia current and proposed railways [2017]

Current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia – every line mapped In 2016 I compiled every current and proposed railway in Southeast Asia and created the Future Southeast Asia Railway Map, which depicted all current and proposed railways as a subway map. [Future Southeast Asia Railway Map – 2016 version (Click for larger image).] I’ve […]