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Anti:dote – Creative Cocktails and Clever Bites

by Rosemarie John April 20, 2014

As we entered the lounge, we found ambient lighting, large unique geometric tiles reflecting off orange and golden décor and cosy seating a welcoming sight after a tiring flight into Singapore.  We were at Anti:dote, the island’s newest bar that features a fine selection of handcrafted cocktails and modern tapas. The swanky bar counter looked like a fun place to […]

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Kampong Sucimurni – Glimpsing Malay Culture

by Joseph Ellis February 24, 2014

One evening during our stay at Tanjong Jara Resort, we strolled into a cultural gathering.  Actually our noses led us there.  There was an aroma of something cooking by the beach and sounds of laughter and gaiety in the air. So away we went to investigate the source of merriment and behold what an enjoyable evening it turned out to […]

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Attending a Cooking Class at Tanjong Jara Resort

by Rosemarie John February 17, 2014

As Tanjong Jara Resort is a sanctuary steeped in age-old Malay traditions accompanied with architecture that reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, it is no surprise that I kept smelling fresh chillies being pounded and ground in preparations for either the days’ fresh chilli paste used in cooking or as a meal’s accompanying dip called sambal. […]

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Experiencing a Pasar Malam in Terengganu

by Joseph Ellis February 15, 2014

We found ourselves in a riot of colours.  Lined across both sides of a street in Dungun some 20 minutes away by car from Tanjong Jara Resort is a long lane where street vendors gather to proudly display their wares. Tiny little shops neatly arranged selling colourful items for daily personal and household use. We stood for a moment in […]

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An Italian Experience with Raffles Courtyard Singapore

by Rosemarie John February 1, 2013

Now, if you’ve been to the Raffles Long Bar, you will know all too well about the hotel’s unique flair. The Raffles Courtyard at the Raffles Hotel is no exception. Built in the tropical setting of an open courtyard, the Raffles Courtyard is a timeless structure with white arches flanked by tropical palms and native plants that keep the feeling […]

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Singapore’s Traditional Watering Hole

by Rosemarie John October 22, 2012

Known today as the Long Bar at Raffles, this heritage watering hole is steeped in history and quirky traditions. A place when many a traveller visits to make their Singapore journey complete. Entering what was formerly known as the “Rendezvous of Planters”, the Long Bar encapsulates each visitor in a world of rustic décor, old ceramic tiles and the crackling […]

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Sydney Dining – The Rocks Cafe on George Street

by Rosemarie John October 4, 2012

Located on the the oldest street in Sydney, The Rocks Cafe is a lovely eatery to head to whether for breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner. It’s a cosy little place that offers a variety of dishes and drinks to choose from with both indoor and outdoor seating available. Offering customer’s a European take on food using Australian ingredients, the restaurant […]

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Grab a Bite at Sydney’s Oldest Pub

by Rosemarie John August 5, 2012

It’s the old charm of a place that makes a visit all that more special and the Fortune of War pub in The Rocks precinct of Sydney is just where you’d want to be after a long day out. Dating back to 1828, the Fortune of War is the city’s oldest continually-licensed pub. This heritage bar has built an enviable […]

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Botak Jones – American Food in Singapore

by Rosemarie John June 3, 2012

American food hawker style… you don’t see that everyday! Offering western cuisine from burgers and steak to gumbo and Cajun chicken, Botak Jones is a unique way of experiencing good food at decent prices. With so many well established American franchises around the island, heading out for some authentic American cuisine can be quite an expensive affair. A simple burger […]

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The Best Seafood in Bali

by Rosemarie John May 16, 2012

It’s pretty obvious that any seasoned traveller to Bali would tell you that Jimbaran is the place to go to for a good seafood fix. But which restaurant should you pick? The entire strip of sand is lined with a dozen seafood joints offering similar dishes with slightly different pricing. From experience however, the best place to dine at is […]

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