Enjoying Lunch Tête-à-Tête

Many good restaurants are wooing for customers in Singapore. Most of them offer very attractive lunch menus to get you in the mood for an evening return. Out of the restaurants Jannefa and myself recently visited, “The White Rabbit” deserves a mention for its good food, attentive service and the special location / settings. The carpaccio was succulent, […]

Attempting One of the Sisters (四姑娘山)

The 2015 incarnation of the annual spring-time excursion cum adventure led to us an attempt on the oldest of the Four Sisters in Aba County in Sichuan. Four Memorabilia: The drive from Chengdu to Rilong town in Aba County along the provincial road S303 lead us through a narrow valley heavily affected by the Wenchuan earthquake […]

A Pilgrimage to a Holy Lake

Over many many generations a belief runs in my family that the water of a small lake, hidden in the mountains near my hometown, has healing powers. My forefathers took long arduous journeys under their feet to reach the lake and bathe in it. During an absolutely splendid summer holiday in July 2015, I got curious and decided to […]

Tea @ Tiandi

A trip to Chongqing (for the China illiterati: Chongqing is a small village with 30 million inhabitants) brought me to the Tiandi district, where a Hong Kong real estate developer is trying to replicate the spirit of the original (上海天地) with a lot of commitment and money.                    […]

Exploring a New World

Im rather underexposed to the Levant, the Arab Peninsula and the Gulf region. I got a chance to extend a business trip by one day and spend some time meandering through Qatar (ie being chauffeured around an air conditioned Honda with a driver from Kerala…) Step 1: getting there from Singapore; flying via Dubai Step […]