I recently went on a week long trip to Hong Kong, and during my time at The Peak, I thought about how similar my hometown in Penang was to Hong Kong – what with its furnicular trams, prestigious hillside residences and traces of colonial Britain. Here are some postcards I found at home of PenangContinue reading “Vintage postcards of Penang in the 1960s”
On Saturday 20th July 2013, I spent my last day in Hong Kong visiting the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin in northeast Kowloon. This museum was not on my bucket list, but I saw it in a brochure given to me by a hotelier that a Bruce Lee exhibition was opening on myContinue reading “The Spirit of Hong Kong”
Here is a summary of my first experiment with the Holga camera, where I’ve managed to make my relatives (and myself) look like ghosts.
The airport is both a happy place and a sad place. It is happy because people are going on a journey, and it is very likely they are meeting a loved one at the end of that journey. But it is also sad because one could be leaving and never know when one would beContinue reading “The Airport”
For my Christmas trip back home this December, I had the chance to wander around Georgetown at night with my trusty Olympus EP3. It’s always a surreal walk around this part of old Penang, as it’s so dead and quiet at night with the exception of a few bars. The backpacker scene centred around ChuliaContinue reading “Georgetown at night”
How is it that a few Saturday nights ago I found myself at the Presidential Suite of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore? In a very unlikely scenario where two deluxe rooms got upgraded to a presidential suite for free, 8 of us girls met up to celebrate a friend’s hen night. The girls checked inContinue reading “One night in a presidential suite”
As a 3-year-old in Singapore Zoo (1989) I dug through some of my old photo albums, and found that I visited Singapore often as a child. Some of my fond memories include: • Watching a cousin play video games in his air-conditioned room on Eng Guan Avenue • Visiting Haw Par Villa and seeing theContinue reading “Childhood in Singapore”
On my recent trip to Saigon, I realised that: • Pho in Australia tastes much better than in Vietnam • I like the idea of living in a chaotic Third World country • I like riding motorcycles • I hate shopping and fear bargaining • I like to wander around, to the extent that IContinue reading “Hello Vietnam”