Top 7 Things To Do In Singapore

So Singapore celebrated its 50 years of independence last week and the jubilee weekend was spent with great firework shows, shopping deals, eating out and pretty much having fun. Since my visit to Singapore, I’ve gone through all my pictures a hundred times, shared previously unpublished pictures, and just reminisced about my wonderful trip. It…

Nature Trail at Thonikadavu Hills, Kerala

During my short stay in Kerala, I spent half a day exploring a gorgeous, family owned property at Thonikadavu Hills. It is #2 on the list of things to do in Kasargod, Kerala. The three hour trek started off with an hour and a half drive from the Lalit Resort at Bekal. Armed with my…

Bars In Singapore

From eclectic bars to entire areas dedicated to night revellers – Singapore has it all.

Kerala Diaries: The Lalit Resort and Spa, Bekal

It was 6 am on a Saturday. I was wide awake and staring at myself in the mirror – puffy eyes, dry hair, and sore muscles. I picked up my toothbrush to begin my day. All I needed was a mildly scalding hot shower to wake me up.  I braided my hair and slipped into…

Singapore Diaries: SATS Tour

When I was 9 years old, I decided to be a cabin crew. I had seen one of my neighbours leave for her flight once. She was dressed in a beautiful uniform, with perfect hair and makeup. Her little suitcase indicated she would be away for a couple of days. I wanted to do that….

Photolog: Yakshagana Performers

I tried to capture the way in which Yakshangana performers prepare for their role. They sit under a single light bulb or a candle light and paint their faces to transform themselves. Forget professional makeup tools; kalpavriksha is the core here. Organic colours are mixed with coconut oil to make the base, lip-liner, lipstick, and…

Learning To Cook In Singapore

When I was about eight years old, my mom brought home a can of Nestle Milkmaid. The sweet condensed milk  with its beautiful texture and sugary sweetness, was a novelty food product I had ever seen. The best thing about it was the paper wrapping around the tin which had dessert recipes. Every time we…

Photolog: Universal Studios Singapore

Being an avid fan of movies, Universal Studios was high on my list of things I wanted to do in Singapore. The thrill of rides, being a child all over again interacting with some of my favourite movie characters, experiencing a theme park for the first time outside of India was all very exciting. My…

Restaurants in Singapore: Lolla and PS. Cafe

Singapore is well-known for its food and especially its street food, like I mentioned in my previous blog post. I went to many hawker centres and randomly stopped at food courts to see what was being served. Everywhere I went I found something new. On some nights I skipped these hawker centres and dined at…

Hawker Centres in Singapore

To understand a country’s people, you need to eat what they eat. Food is the universal language we speak and luckily for me, I have no barriers. The last time I visited South East Asia, I was living a lie as a vegetarian. Two years of going green put me off everything meat. Surprisingly, I…

Old World Charm: Tea Chapter & Ya Kun Kaya

Singapore is a modern, city-state that lies at the tip of the Malay Peninsula. For centuries, it was a meeting point for traders from all corners of the world. Singapore saw Indian vessels, Arab dhows, Chinese junks, Portuguese battleships, and Buginese schooners. This was the old Singapore. Modern Singapore came about when Sir Thomas Stamford…

New Travel Plans: Singapore

I’m packing my bags once again and this time it’s not a backpack. My neat little stroller is ready to travel six hours by flight to the Far East and land in Singapore. I cannot express how excited I am to embark on this solo adventure. A dear friend visited Singapore last year and came…