Singapore and Hong Kong have recently announced a travel bubble between the two cities, which will exempt travelers including for leisure from quarantines or serving stay-home notices. According to media, the travel bubble might start sometime by late November although details are still vague at the point of writing.
The first cruise ship that sets to return in Singapore will be Dream Cruises’ World Dream (aka Genting Cruise Lines) on November 6, 2020 followed by Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas on December 1, 2020 (the first Royal Caribbean cruise to resume in Asia).
Two months, I was two months late. After registering my stay at a public service bureau, I took a Didi (think Uber) to 80,000-ton Silo in Minsheng Wharf, which had been turned into a cultural / art space (check this site out for the photos). However, the transformation was only temporary for the Shanghai Urban … Continue reading Shanghai, Part 3 – Getting Lost: Oriental Fisherman’s Wharf and Power Station of Art
It has been more than a half year since my last post. Life has been hectic; this is a difficult time for all of us. Readers who are seeking for latest updates and happenings will be disappointed because this post is mostly about my experience visiting Shanghai two years ago. Having said that, it still … Continue reading Shanghai – Part 2: Longhua temple and registering AirBnB stay
Recently, I came across articles about the rise of racism and xenophobia against Asians because of the COVID-19 pandemic. By all means be vigilant and take necessary precautions, but don't let fear and hate dictate our actions. Diseases recognize neither race or nationalities, neither should we. The COVID-19 pandemic is a humanitarian crisis. All of … Continue reading Shanghai: Pearl of the Orient, Part One – Canton 8
Every city in the world has a place where its residents could easily escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The usual suspect in Manhattan, NYC is Central park, but there is a gem located about four minutes away from midtown via aerial tramway. At Roosevelt Island, there are no blaring horns, wailing … Continue reading Escape from Manhattan.
Kellie’s Castle, Batu Gajah, Malaysia. In the past one year, I’d been travelling with two cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, a digital camera; and Olympus OM-2n, a film camera. This is until I struggled to juggle between the two during a holiday in Guangzhou last month. I hesitated which camera to use on multiple … Continue reading Leaving the digital at home.
Being an amateur photographer (or enthusiast, hobbyist or whatever terms that mean I don’t make a living out of it), I started taking photography a bit more seriously about 2 ½ years ago. Naturally (says who?), I began showcasing my work on social media, but in the process of doing so, I’d spammed my friends … Continue reading Watching You Make Coffee: There is a story behind every name.
Ah, big cities, didn’t grow up in one, but spent most of my adult life there. Walking, or commuting some may say, is the part and parcel of everyday life in big cities. Some geniuses at Stanford University had even compiled how much we walk on average. Hong Kong was at the top of the … Continue reading The beautiful back. Photowalk at The High Line, New York
The Two Guards. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei - 2017. I took this photo sometime in the summer of 2017, during a rare solo trip. Opportunities to travel solo could be difficult to come by especially when one is attached, I suppose. The guards at this memorial change shift every hour, so these two super … Continue reading Words are not needed.