After watching a detective noir series “Serangoon Road” set against the tumultuous backdrop of 1960s Singapore I thought it would be nice to share some of my memories from Singapore.
I also would love to recommend an amazing book written by the first prime minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew called “From Third World to First: The Singapore Story”.
1. Singapore old style streets
2. Singapore at night from Marina Bay
If you’re visiting Malaysia and searching for a few days getaway, Tioman island is a perfect place! A very beautiful wild tropical island completely covered with rainforest. You can enjoy there some activities like jungle trekking (there is one road across the island), surfing, snorkeling and diving (only during season time) and just walking around and watching some wildlife.
1. Juara Beach is famous for surfing and turtles project
2. Berjaya Beach resort
3. Fight between two giant lizards
Amazing vibrant Honk Kong! So many interesting places to go and delicacies to try! Super nice and friendly people! Breathtaking views! One of my favorite places! Enjoy this virtual walk 🙂
1. Victoria Peak
2. Ferry transfer to Kowloon
3. Hong Kong’s symbol
Mount Kinabalu is one of the tallest mountains in Southeast Asia. If you visit Malaysian part of Borneo, it’s really worth to visit this beautiful Kinabalu park.
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1. The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
To climb the mountain you need two days in total. On the first day you start from Kota Kinabalu town with local bus, shared or private taxi which drives you to the park entrance. There you pay an entry fee and receive a compulsory guide (some local people) who goes with you all the way up. Then you simply start hiking!
2. Giant worm
Most likely you take the trail starting at Timpohon Gate (6 km). The trail has about 7 stops until you reach your overnight spot named Laban Rata. It is a basic hostel where you can have a cold shower and three warm and very tasty meals: dinner and two breakfasts (a small one at 2:30 am and a big one upon return at about 9 am). It depends on your trekking skills and physical endurance, but on average you arrive in Laban Rata in 5-6 hours after start. Some people try to get there as fast as possible then take some rest, some people do regular stops for snacks and water. I personally prefer the latter way, so I can enjoy the trail without stressing too much.
3. Rhododendrons forest
If you are in Paris and would like to go somewhere for a weekend, I may suggest you a couple of charming towns in Lower Normandy – Trouville-sur-Mer and Deuville. You enjoy there a beautiful beach, amazing seafood, refreshing cidre on a hot day and a wonderful atmosphere of Atlantic ocean (English Channel). It’s a bit hard to get a hotel on a short notice, then you can stay in Blonville-sur-Mer, which is just 10 minutes from Trouville/Deuville by a local bus.
To get there take a train from Paris Gare St. Lazare in the direction of Trouville/Deuville. It takes about 2 hours to get there. On Sunday you’ll find local farmers markets both in Deuville and Trouville, so don’t miss a chance to enjoy real French delicacies!