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 […]

Hotel NuVe Heritage – a boutique hotel in Singapore

Hotel Name: Hotel NuVe Heritage Address: 13 Purvis Street, Singapore. I stayed at Hotel NuVe Heritage in Singapore. I was here as a guest of the hotel to review the property. Hotel NuVe Heritage is a 4-star boutique hotel in Singapore. It is near near Bugis and City Hall MRT, which I rate as one […]

Singapore Airlines flight review: Sydney to Saigon with a free stopover in Singapore

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 252 From: Sydney (SYD) To: Singapore (SIN) Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 186 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) When booking flights that include a transfer of planes at an airport (a layover), it’s worth checking to see if you can turn it into a stopover (where you leave […]

Hotel NuVe – a quality budget hotel in Singapore near Bugis/Arab Street

Hotel Name: Hotel NuVe Address: 9-11 Jln Pinang Singapore I stayed at Hotel NuVe in Singapore. I was here as a guest of the hotel to review the property. Hotel NuVe is a 3-star hotel located in Bugis near the Arab Street area. Arab Street refers to the area around the Sultan Mosque, which has […]

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Saigon to Sydney via Singapore

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 177 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Singapore (SIN) Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 221 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Sydney (SYD) I flew with Singapore Airlines from Saigon to Sydney (via Singapore, of course). I compared flights with Skyscanner and Singapore Airlines had the best price range and times for my […]

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 186 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. I have flown with Singapore Airlines a few times before, including once already from Singapore to Saigon. This time it was the final leg of a journey, with the […]

Flight Review: Lufthansa – Berlin -> Frankfurt -> Singapore

Flight: Lufthansa LH 201 From: Berlin (TXL) To: Frankfurt (FRA) Flight: Lufthansa LH 778 From: Frankfurt (FRA) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew with Lufthansa from Berlin to Singapore via Frankfurt. This was part of an open-jaw ticket from Ho Chi Minh City to Europe. After numerous flight comparisons I picked a deal with a group […]

Flight Review: SWISS – Singapore -> Zurich -> London

Flight: SWISS LX 179 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Zurich (ZRH) Flight: SWISS LX 316 From: Zurich (ZRH) To: London Heathrow (LHR) I flew with SWISS from Singapore to London via Zurich. I searched for flights with Momondo, and these flights were the second and third leg of my journey (the first being Saigon to Singapore). […]

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 183 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew with Singapore Airlines from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore, which was the first of three flights to London. I compared flight options with Momondo using the multi-city flight option. This wasn’t the cheapest option but I preferred to […]