Lakes, rain forest, orchid gardens, walk of giants… The Singapore Botanical gardens are truly a perfect place to escape from the busy town. I arrived from Bugis MRT to Botanic Gardens MRT station in only about 15 minutes. The weather was not great on that day but when discovering the map, I was thrilled! So many different places to discover! Most of the park has … Continue reading An afternoon at the Singapore Botanical Gardens
Kuta Lombok is apparently just like Kuta Bali 30 years ago : quiet beaches with turquoise water and white sand. A true gem! The official price for a taxi ride from Lombok airport to Kuta Lombok is 93 000 rupiah (October 2017). Taxi agencies will be screaming different prices to you. Don’t settle for more. The ride takes is about 20 minutes and the road is … Continue reading Three days in Kuta Lombok
I had the chance to visit a tiny bit of Indonesia only: the island of Bintan. We were staying for a few days in Singapore and we needed to relax a bit after a lot of walking (for me) and of working (for him). There are a couple of islands right opposite the city of the Merlion but we decided to go a bit further … Continue reading Bits and pieces of Indonesia
During my stay in Singapore, I decided to do a short solo ‘city trip’ to the lovely Malaysian UNESCO-ranked city of Malacca for the weekend. To go there, I booked a bus from a company called Delima. It costs 21 dollars (same price on the spot) and it leaves from the City Square, a kind of ghost shopping centre near Paya Lebr MRT station. I was alone in … Continue reading From Singapore to Malacca
Really easy to find when getting off at Chinatown MRT station, I chose to stay at the Adler hostel for my first night in Singapore after reading flattering descriptions in my favourite guide book. The owner apparently got inspired by boutique hotels to create its own boutique hostel: a spotless white facade, nice classy furniture in the lobby and a very clean atmosphere in general. … Continue reading Adler Hostel Singapore: review.