Belgium, compared to its more popular neighbouring countries France, Germany and the Netherlands, tends to be an overlooked travel destination. But you should know that the country has a lot to offer – from its culture, architecture as well as its cuisine. Just their famed chocolates and waffles should be a good enough reason for you to visit!
There is no better place to start than the vibrant capital of Brussels, which is also the de facto capital of the European Union. Here’s a 48 hours guide to get you started! READ ON
Besides breathtaking landscapes, friendly locals, mouth-watering Italian cuisine and rich history and culture, what we most loved about Italy is their love for gelato. You can find a gelateria in almost every street – and sometimes, a few gelaterie side by side – and once you have tried gelato in Italy, you will never see it in the same light again.
Since you’re in Italy, you can totally afford to have a gelato a day. But make your calories count, because ain’t nobody got time for subpar gelato.
Here is our scoop on some of the best gelaterie you can find in Italy. READ ON
From waterfalls to the Northern Lights, we are no strangers to the natural beauty that can be found in Iceland. Originating from Scandinavian cuisine after the Vikings settled in Iceland, Icelandic cuisine is not common and is probably something you can experience only when you’re there.
Some might be too exotic for our taste buds, but nonetheless here are 5 foods to get you acquainted with Icelandic cuisine. READ ON
Chinatown or niu che shui in Chinese, was once home to the early Chinese immigrants of Singapore. Its Chinese name comes from the bullock carts that used to supply fresh water to the immigrants that lived in the area.
Fast forward to the present day, this ethnic enclave has transformed into an eclectic amalgamation of old and new. Think boutiques housed in restored heritage shophouses and some of Singapore’s oldest temples nestled among high skyscrapers.
From places of worship and heritage murals to Singapore’s largest hawker centre, here is our Guide to Singapore’s Chinatown. With so much to see and so many things to do, you’ll definitely be captivated by the charms of this old neighbourhood.
In an Asian society like Singapore where a lot of emphasis is put on ‘face’, there is a social stigma surrounding those with a criminal record. Some way or another, there is bound to be some prejudice against this marginalized group of people.
However, there are many eateries of second chances in Singapore which strive to integrate ex-offenders and youths-at-risk back into society.
Many of the founders of these social enterprises had a rough past too and found their calling in cooking which helped them reform. Building on the past to make a better tomorrow, here are 6 places of second chances to dine at that employs ex-offenders. READ ON
IKEA and meatballs. That’s probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Sweden. We don’t blame you, both are great. But, Sweden is much more than that. Enter fika, Swedes’ favourite pastime.
What is fika, you may ask? Essentially, it translates to “coffee”. However, it goes beyond just that – it’s a lifestyle, a culture, a ritual. It can very well be considered a social institution or even a phenomenon. READ ON
The land of fire and ice, Iceland is one place you must visit in your lifetime. From majestic waterfalls and black-sand beaches to glacier lagoons and volcanoes, Iceland has it all. This Arctic island exudes different charms from season to season but the landscapes remain picturesque.
Although photos simply don’t do justice to the beauty of the raw wilderness and natural wonders in Iceland, here are 7 things to do in Iceland that will hopefully inspire you to make a trip there. READ ON
Eating cheap at Orchard Road can be quite a feat, seeing how even the prices at the food courts are significantly more expensive.
But we’ve found a place for pretty good xiao long bao at very comfortable prices. Tucked away on the second level of International Building, Hua Yi Kitchen serves a good selection of Shanghainese cuisine.
In fact, this cosy eatery has been serving authentic xiao long bao for 20 years – even before Din Tai Fung reached our shores! READ ON