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Amazing Beaches off El Nido

We began the second day at El Nido with a simple breakfast at our hotel, Greenviews. We booked an island hopping Tour A with them (it’s 1 type of tour a day, so you don’t really have much of a choice) for USD26, and breakfast and lunch is…

Diving in El Nido

Manila and Mt Pinatubo turned out to be so much more than we expected, and so was the crazy traffic, so we were more than happy to leave it all behind and head to El Nido to really begin our beach holiday! Even right up to the end, Manila…

An easy adventure at Mt Pinatubo

Call time: 2:30am. But that ain’t gonna put us macho manly adventure dykes off! So we got a few hours of shut eye, and diligently got into a cab at 1:30am to head towards the meeting point in Quezon, which is a city out of Makati (where we…

What to eat in Manila

First impression of Manila? “Wow, it’s 5am and there’s a slight jam.” As our Tigerair flight from Singapore (SGD 244) landed in the city before the day broke, we arrived at Makati Riverside Inn (ironically no river view) hours ahead of the check in time. I already had…

Exploring the Ulu Pandan Park Connector

This is a post about my everlasting love for Singapore’s Park Connector Network (PCN), which is a series of beautiful tarmac that links up the many parks peppered around the island, allowing cyclists to travel great distances without going on the treacherous roads. And as I don’t have…

Holland Road Green Corridor nature walk

Railway Tracking

Because I’m a sad, single 27-year-old woman living with her parents, a big part of my very hectic social life involves long morning walks with mum. I’m very grateful to have a fit, adventurous, and nature-loving woman like her to match up to my thirst for discovering new…

Singapore’s first cat museum

It all began with Brad Pitt. Jessica Seet, former radio DJ and founder of voice coaching company Art of Voice, was fortunate enough to have him hanging around the office every day, and Braddie would treat the space as his own catwalk, charming the pants off anyone…

Biking and hiking on Samosir island

View of the morning from our doorstep.With a view like that, it’ll be such a pity not to act like idiots in front of it. So we did. This picture takes the cake though… Stef’s face… Simply no words… And don’t you love my high-cut bikini flash? Samosir…

Lake Toba: A forgotten destination

“Huh, why you go there?” That was the most common reaction I got when I mentioned that I was heading to Lake Toba. It was a popular tourist destination when our parents  were still dating, and has long been bumped off the list of trendy places to visit. But when Stef…

Perhentian Kecil-ling Out

After spending three full days on overpriced Perhentian Besar (the bigger island), Kecil’s (the smaller island) tiki backpacker vibe was very much welcomed. Priya and I took the earliest water taxi ride out from Besar (RM10 each) because most of the accommodations on Kecil run on a walk-in basis,…

Diving into the waters of Perhentian Besar

In episode 2 of Diving Dykes (hop over to our Tioman adventure for the pilot episode), Priya and I head to Perhentian islands! Plural because it’s made up of 2 creatively-named islands, Besar and Kecil (big and small in Malay). While it’s a destination that’s quite talked about amongst…

Scratching the Surface of Yangon

The city. Always my least favourite leg of the trip. Everything about it defies my idea of “getting away” because I live in a city. But of course, foreign cities are always different. Let us reminisce here a bit… Remember our lovely accommodation at Ngapali beach? Well we decided…

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