Singapore: Hawkers Food

Food is one of life’s great groupie-makers. If you can share a meal with someone, you’re on the way towards some tolerance and respect. This is partly what Singapore’s hawker culture is all about. Living...

Penang, Malaysia: Miracles do Happen

“Do you believe in miracles?”our local guide Ronnie asked us in the van. We gave him curious looks, unsure of how to respond. He gave us all a smile before continuing with his story: During...

Japan: The Japanese Food for Thought

By the time I finished cramming a piece of takoyaki into my mouth, I’ve come to believe that Osaka, albeit its diligence and restlessness, has yet to relinquish its zest for life. It is...

Zamboanga: The Spirit Must Soar

As it hosts an international bird festival, Zamboanga City flies high towards ecotourism renown. Bird-watching requires patience. This was something I learned from a bird-watching assignment a few years back, just in the outskirts of...

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