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A glimpse of Brunei

Welcome to a very curious place and a lesser-known national capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. We’re in the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, the Abode of Peace. I live in a relatively small oil rich country, so it’s always interesting to see how other oil-nations are similar – or different – from my own. Specifically bearing in mind […]

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One day in Saigon – a snapshot

My first day in deliciously chaotic Saigon features an evocative visit to the War Remnants Museum, a look at Independence Hall, the colonial architecture, and dodging the mad scooter traffic. Here’s a little Saigon photo gallery.

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Silent Sunday: The Giant Buddha in Nha Trang, Vietnam

The 24-metre high white Buddha seen above the roof of the Long Sơn Pagoda in Nha Trang, Vietnam

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Silent Sunday: Dragon at the curious Haw Par Villa in Singapore

Dragon at Haw Par Villa Singapore, a curious theme park of Chinese folklore and mythology.

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Silent Sunday: Girl selling petrol near Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Girl selling petrol along the road outside Sihanoukville, Cambodia

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The Peranakan of Singapore

I’m writing this in the lobby of the wonderfully quirky Kam Leng hotel in Singapore, a country where I’ve been many times. It has always been a favourite stopover of ours, on the way to Australia or New Zealand or Bali. But for the very first time, I’m here without the girls, and I must […]

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Colours of Rajasthan, Diwali and hill forts

Wandering around Jaipur during Diwali, my friend and I came across a colony where the celebrations were in full swing. We, though complete strangers, were invited in to join.

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