Rosemarie John

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Where to Eat in Sydney – Part II

by Rosemarie John March 24, 2012

With a rich ethnic background that offers diners a never-ending array of food from around the world, eating out can be so much fun when you’re down under. With cultural diversity comes a spread of both European and Asian influenced bars and restaurants spread all over town! Read Where to Eat in Sydney – Part I for more ideas of where […]

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i Light Marina Bay 2012

by Rosemarie John March 21, 2012

The first quarter of 2012 is a spectacle of colours and a myriad of lights as Marina Bay displays more than 30 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations. With the use of recyclable materials and energy-efficient lighting technologies in the creation of light art installations, both local and international artists brought their significant style and presence to the festival. […]

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When History, Light and Art Meet in Singapore

by Rosemarie John March 20, 2012

Turning its already vibrant atmosphere into a sparkling area of illumination, Marina Bay located on the southern tip of Singapore is where history, light and art meet. Host to the 2012 i Light Marina Bay Festival, the event celebrates the bay’s nightscape showcasing 31 dynamic and innovative light art installations along a 3.5km waterfront promenade. The most prominent light art installation […]

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Top of the Rock, New York City

by Rosemarie John March 16, 2012

For the best 360-degree panoramic view of New York City, head up to Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center. It is also the only place where you get a breath-taking view of the Empire State Building up close. Built during the great depression as New York City faced economic catastrophe,  the on-going construction of Rockerfeller Center created […]

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A Weekend Out at the Bay

by Rosemarie John March 11, 2012

Officially opening on 9 March 2012, i Light Marina Bay is attracting a myriad of visitors to the bay area in Singapore. Lasting three weeks, the sustainable light art festival will hold a fluster of activities as it promotes its message of going green to locals and travellers alike. Dotted with lights of all kind, from LED lights to lasers, […]

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Going Green in Singapore

by Rosemarie John March 8, 2012

As sustainability is promoted through all aspects of i Light Marina Bay 2012, the festival encourages buildings around Singapore to be energy efficient by taking part in the “Switch Off, Turn Up” campaign. Over the 24-day festival period, forty-two buildings within and beyond the Marina Bay precinct will consciously commit to switching off non-essential indoor/outdoor lighting and office equipment whenever […]

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Where to Eat in Sydney – Part 1

by Rosemarie John March 6, 2012

Down under? Here are 5 unique must tries! 1. Lower Ground Food Court (below Woolworths) Open daily for lunch until 3pm, this food court is perfect for a quick lunch. Its a small over crowded air-conditioned food court in the CBD that sells an array of mouth-watering Asian cuisines at reasonable prices. It can get pretty busy during lunch time […]

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Asia’s First & Only Sustainable Light Art Festival

by Rosemarie John March 5, 2012

In its second edition, i Light Marina Bay 2012 will have the entire perimeter of the already vibrant bay area of Singapore turn into a glistening arena of light art installations. Themed “Light Meets Asia”, this shimmering event will feature more than 30 innovative and environmentally sustainable installations by both local and international artists. Yet another reason to visit the island-nation, […]

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The Wild Outdoors of Indonesia

by Rosemarie John March 2, 2012

This photo features the vast mountainous skyline of the fabled crater of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu, the only ‘drive-up’ volcano on the island of Java, West Indonesia. Located thirty kilometres north of Bandung, a sleepy city that is situated 768 meters above sea level, this active stratovolcano is considered one of the many off-the-beaten track destinations in Indonesia. For a more […]

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Going Local – Malaysian Curry Mee

by Rosemarie John February 26, 2012

Uniquely Malaysian, the Curry Mee is a dish made out of yellow egg noodles and a spicy coconut curry that is topped off with loads of bean curd, shredded pork and seafood. Found mostly in every Chinese coffee shop around the corner, the quality and quantity of ingredients can somewhat vary. For the best bowl of Curry Mee topped of […]

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