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The Butcher, The Baker and the Merrymaker

by Rosemarie John June 27, 2016

Our experiences at Pialligo Estate have always been lovely. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… Pialligo Estate is a place where your senses are ignited and curiosity teased with each creative dish presented. A place where food is a journey. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend their recent reveal and we thought we just had to share […]

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport – Combining Comfort with Convenience

by Rosemarie John May 20, 2016

I lay still in the quiet of the night with the distant sound of aircrafts taking off.  My legs, stretched out comfortably. The soft bed caressing my tired back and gently sucking out flight fatigue. I heaved a sigh of relief… Crowne Plaza Hotel was home for the night. I had journeyed for more than ten hours before I could […]

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The Canal Cities of Suzhou and Wuxi

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis May 8, 2016

A little dog sits perched on a maroon window sill, street vendors barbeque plump sausages by the canal, the vibrant colours of lanterns and futuristic buildings dot the grey skyline and colourful electrical bikes zoom by. This is Suzhou, a city steeped in historical charm amidst the vicissitude of the millennium age. Suzhou was an ancient trading city with a […]

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Enigma Fine Chocolates at the Old Bus Depot Markets

by Rosemarie John March 17, 2016

Easter is about love. Easter is about life. Easter is also about chocolates. I have fond memories of my dad returning from a flight with cream filled chocolate Easter eggs. When I was little and growing up in Malaysia, it was hard to come across Easter eggs. With my dad flying to London each week, I was fortunate to have […]

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Prambanan – Where Ancient Kingdoms Once Worshipped

by Rosemarie John March 17, 2016

As my aircraft descended onto the vast plains of Yogyakarta on the island of Java, Indonesia, the first thing that struck me was the majestic sight of the Prambanan Temple standing tall, proud and somewhat mystical surrounded by lush green paddy fields and plantations. Located 19 kilometres or a 15 minute drive from the city, Prambanan is a complex of […]

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Enlighten 2016 – Culture and Creativity Illuminate Canberra

by Rosemarie John March 6, 2016

The one thing we love about Canberra is it’s festivals. Enlighten 2016 and the Night Noodle Markets always get us into a frenzy. Held from 4 to 12 March, Enlighten 2016 is a stunning festival with culture and creativity illuminating the capital. When architectural projections and an array of food is combined, you know that one night around the Parliamentary […]

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Enlighten Night Noodle Markets 2016

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis March 5, 2016

It’s Friday and we’re excited to leave the office, there are lesser cars on the road and the mood is beginning to look laid back. High above, even the birds hurriedly fly home with excited tales to share with their mates as the sun begins to set. Is this just a textbook end of the week run? But all is not […]

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National Multicultural Festival 2016 – Top Tips

by Rosemarie John February 14, 2016

Summer in the capital. What is it like? Apart from art and history exhibits, food and wine expos and open-air cinemas, Canberra’s summer is never complete without the National Multicultural Festival 2016! I had written about it last year and even included some vital tips. This year, there are a few more additions to that list: Make use of the […]

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10 Things to do in Canberra

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis January 29, 2016

We were recently featured on Visit Canberra where 10 of our photos were used to display the beauty that is Canberra. We feel honoured to be recognised by such a prominent organisation and we would like to share this moment with you. The following passage is taken from Visit Canberra’s Facebook Page: We love to share different views of Canberra […]

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Changi Airport 2015 Year in Review

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis January 28, 2016

SINGAPORE, 27 JANUARY 2016 – Singapore Changi Airport capped a resilient performance in 2015 with new benchmarks for passenger traffic and aircraft movements, handling a record 55.4 million passengers and 346,330 landings and take-offs during the year.  This represented an increase of 2.5% and 1.4% respectively.  On the cargo front, airfreight movements remained stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the […]

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