Tag: Travel

The journey begins

Cat Sitters organised and have already visited Lola a few times. She likes them, so that is good. They love her, everyone loves her but they love her which is also good. The trip I wasn’t going to take is one I am now taking. Booking last minute and then changing my flights on the weekend to leave earlier than I intended. All done, … Read More The journey begins

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Returning to our old neighbourhood

I don’t mean in Australia, I mean 200m from where we now live and the Andaz. Between Kampong Glam and Little India we had to make a stop in for a photo of the “Gotham” building. Why not get the Duo complex which houses the Andaz in as well? Actually, it was my uncles request but with my new phone I gave it a … Read More Returning to our old neighbourhood

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Dazzling visitors

One thing for sure about Singapore is they really know how to put on a show. Multiple free shows a night. At a world class level. I might even suggest they are the leaders. Our visitors arrived later afternoon and we were all hungry. They specifically wanted a Satay and one of the things on their list was Gardens by the bay. Perfect, we … Read More Dazzling visitors

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Queen and New York

So, I booked tickets to see Queen at Madison Square Garden in August. We debated about sitting up on the stage, the tickets left for that were hard to come by. So we settled for New York as those dates worked well with catching other acts around the same time. Metallica in Vienna and Foo Fighters in Belfast. All part of one trip. The … Read More Queen and New York

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Cherry Blossom Festival – Sakura Matsuri – Gardens by the Bay

Saturday we went to Gardens by the Bay but TW forgot his membership card and we took so long to walk there we missed most of the 7:45pm supertree grove light display. It wasn’t a waste of a walk because it is always nice to be in the Gardens but I wanted to see the cherry blossom festival in the flower dome. Plus the … Read More Cherry Blossom Festival – Sakura Matsuri – Gardens by the Bay

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Fort Canning Park

Yesterday we decided to explore Fort Canning Park. What a wonderful oasis in the heart of everything. There is no shortage of public and green space in Singapore and that is part of the reason I love it so much but Fort Canning is one of the only hills in Singapore. The country is pretty flat to mildly undulating so this hill is pretty … Read More Fort Canning Park

Contacting travellers – ie us – while they are travelling.

I think just about everyone knows about WhatsApp who reads our blog. We certainly told people it was our best bet for contact. Buuut I know many people haven’t yet installed it so we can’t call you. KR, I am looking at you. We can tell if you have it because on the app it will have your name. The app pulls details from … Read More Contacting travellers – ie us – while they are travelling.

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First real hotel upgrade – 6 years ago. Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Roughly this time in 2013 we had just checked in at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. After a big trip, by big I mean status run with 10+ flights from Hawaii to Peurto Rico we had landed back in Hawaii to have the holiday part. I was ill on arrival at the Hyatt in Kauai. We asked about a doctor but due to the time … Read More First real hotel upgrade – 6 years ago. Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Managing investment properties while living overseas

Investment properties are a great idea but how stressful is it really, to keep them while you live abroad? Well, in our first month living in Singapore we had to:1. Buy and have a new air conditioner installed as the compressor blew at one of our properties.2. Buy a new stove top for our unit because it started smoking from the buttons when in … Read More Managing investment properties while living overseas

Joo Chiat and East Coast Park

Joo Chiat We thought about going up to Malaysia for the day or to Universal because we had no plans. TW’s work bonus was oversold and under delivered so we ended up going with the budget-friendly option of exploring places we haven’t been to yet. What the Pandan? had mentioned the area in a comment. I then read their post about eating in Joo … Read More Joo Chiat and East Coast Park