Meguro River: sakura and street food pink heaven

Meguro River: sakura and street food pink heaven

I was only in Singapore for a week – but the sakura had already bloomed and were beginning to fade into nothingness. The whole time I was back home, my friends in Japan were annoying me with pictures of sakura on Facebook. I personally prefer autumn to spring – but missing out on sakura season is a sacrilege. Whether you like it or not – you have to celebrate it. Continue reading Meguro River: sakura and street food pink heaven

Day 1 in Taipei: an ancient museum, a modern tower and an elephant mountain?

Day 1 in Taipei: an ancient museum, a modern tower and an elephant mountain?

I woke up to a landscape that was neither old nor new. That was neither ancient nor modern. I’m not quite sure how to describe Taipei – except that it reminds me so much of the Singapore of my childhood. Shophouses. Tall buildings. The MRT. The sound of Mandarin, Hokkien, English and Tagalog at the main train station. People working hard. People playing hard. The old heritage and the new ways coexisting with one another. Continue reading Day 1 in Taipei: an ancient museum, a modern tower and an elephant mountain?