Review: Tea Appreciation at Tea Chapter, Singapore


I fell in love instantly with this little teahouse tucked away on 9 Neil Road in an old row of shophouses. It’s rustic, peaceful and meditative – a haven from the endless rush of the city. Mum is currently still reeling from the effects of chemotherapy, and I thought a serene environment would do her […]

Travel: A Beautiful Day in Zürich, Switzerland


It’s no secret why Zürich is regarded as one of the most liveable cities in the world. It’s incredibly clean, safe, culturally rich, and its bustling urban activity is balanced perfectly by the azure calm of the crystalline Zürich Lake. Everything moves like clockwork in Switzerland’s largest city. But it’s not just where the world’s richest park […]

Musings: Flea Market Fraternity


“Watch out for him. He just got discharged from the mental hospital,” said a white-haired, wrinkled man in a black polo shirt, as he dragged his wares around in a rusty shopping cart. Plastic toys, old VCDs and antique rings — a pile of carefully-foraged treasure. He was referring to the younger vendor grinning widely at me in earnest. Aside […]