Jewel Changi Airport review – An architectural marvel at the world’s best airport

In March 2019 Singapore Changi was crowned the best airport in the world for the seventh year in a row. That was just before Jewel Changi Airport opened. After previewing this architectural marvel I can’t see how any other airport is going to take this title in the foreseeable future. Jewel Changi is a mixed […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Snow Lavender – Singapore

Hotel Name: Hotel Snow Lavender Address: 26 Cavan Rd, Singapore. I stayed at the Hotel Snow Lavender in Singapore. I booked it for it’s price and location in Singapore. I got a single room with a private bathroom for the rate of $32.05 USD, which is an amazing deal for Singapore. There are hostel beds […]

Where to stay in Singapore

The city-state of Singapore is the most modern country in Southeast Asia. While it sometimes feels like a western city, it’s Malay, Chinese, and Indian heritage makes it a cosmopolitan Asian city. If you’ve been travelling in the region then Singapore can be a shock to the system when it comes to accommodation prices. There […]

A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the […]

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 […]