Itinerary for the upcoming Kyoto Osaka Trip June 2012. We scored a cheap return flight with AirAsia, SG to Osaka (transit KLIA) for less than SGD600 for 2, include taxes. Lets call it K.O.K.A trip, as I hope to squeeze in Kobe and a little bit of "America" in it. There is a shopping area … Continue reading our K.O.K.A Trip – Kyoto.Osaka.Kobe."America"
I saw a commercial video for the Kyushu Shinkansen. This video was supposed to be released 1 day after the March 2011 earthquake. But as it was deemed to cheery to be shown. Here it is: I wonder how many Kyushu residents are actually involved in this commercial. It can put a smile and possibly … Continue reading Kyushu Shinkansen advert
I was taking the train to the newly opened Gapyeong Station (2nd day of operation). It was in Seoul, late 2010, when I saw this: A full size 26" hardtail bike onboard the train. Probably the MTB was on its way to rough out the trail near Nami Island. If we could have this allowed … Continue reading Full size bike on public
Realized today is Australia Day, I used to be enchanted by Australia, till the day I went to Melbourne in 2010, got abused on the public train, got bumped off Lt Bourke Street twice and heard a few racist remark made by the tour guide. There were some nice people along the way, but generally … Continue reading Aus-tralia Day
I needed a bicycle with the following qualities.- hard tail for some light trail and "tiny" jumps- full size 26"- below S$1500- foldable (to roll under office desk)The last feature, ability to fold, had narrowed the search down to a Dahon and a few from Montague.Montague Paratrooper S$1499Front disc brake.Montague X50 S$850Diginexx is the authorised … Continue reading which bicycle?
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
Chatuchak Weekend Market City Hall will be managed by the State Railway of Thailand from 2 Jan 2012. They will takeover the operations from the City Hall. There seems to be plans to open on weekdays and to change its layout too. (story here)Weekdays part, I'm not entirely convinced. It's the weekenders sellers that give … Continue reading Chatuchak Market to open on weekdays?
We checked out from our hotel in Bangkok and made our journey down to Putahracsa Hua Hin. Took BTS to Victory Monument Station, walked on the circular overhead bridge facing the monument. Had a little misadventure, we walked to the right side of the circular overhead bridge, when we should have walked to the left … Continue reading charming Putahracsa, heritage Railway Station and nostalgic PlearnWan
Our last trip to Bangkok was in 2006. We were actually arranging for a Chiangmai-Ayutthaya-Bangkok-Hua Hin trip, but due to the recent flooding, we had to abort it. After some deliberation, we then decided to do Hua Hin and a night in Bangkok. We looked forward to arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport and taking the … Continue reading 1 night in Bangkok
I'm suffering from TWS - aka Travel Withdrawal Symptoms. The past year December and June school holidays, I've always sought to travel out of the country, but not this Dec 2011. Timing of some events and work and nation building does not allow us to plan for a vacation. Anyway, not going anywhere and not … Continue reading TWS – Travel Withdrawal Symptoms