From the monthly archives: "August 2011"

One of the most interesting Chinese temples I visited in Malaysia is the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple in Melaka, Malaysia.  It is considered the oldest Chinese temple in all of Malaysia.   Built in the 1600’s, to serve the religious needs of the Chinese community, it still remains a influential place of worship today.  Here you will find a mixture of traditions from Buddism, Taoism, and Confucianism.  The temple is also preserved under the UNESCO world heritage recognition in which Melaka had earned back in 2008.     Read Full Article →

While waiting for my A380 flight to Tokyo a few weeks back, I stumbled upon some very creative perks at Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi International Airport.  Terminal 3, being the newest addition to Changi Airport is a fresh and modern looking airport that tries to bring nature to its travellers.  You will see live plantation throughout Terminal 3, with gardens, palm trees, and water fountains.  In addition, to my surprise there was a butterfly garden (yes with LIVE butterflies) within its departure/arrival gates.  The best part was that it was FREE!   Read Full Article →

In my previous post, I took you through the Chinatown in Singapore that everyone knows, the one that you will see in the nice postcards, and in all the tourist brochures.  There is however another side of Chinatown, a side that has a way more local charm that most tourists failed to visit.  It is basically on the opposite side of Eu Tong Seng Street, in an area commonly known as the People’s Park Complex.  Read Full Article →

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