Author Archives: Vanessa Tai



Vanessa Tai

For as long as she can remember, Vanessa has always wanted to escape to a place where no one knows her. But because that’s not always possible, she often retreats into the world of books and pop culture. When she does get to travel, she prefers going off the beaten track and back to nature. Some of her best memories include napping in a treehouse in Laos and cycling across padi fields in Bali.

How To Save Your Travel-Stressed Tresses
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How To Save Your Travel-Stressed Tresses

Why does travel wreak havoc on our hair and what can we do to save it? When you’re on holiday, the last thing you’ll want is to have bad hair days. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can affect the condition of your hair – frequent exposure to sunlight, high humidity levels, and even the water supply. The sun, in particular, is very damaging. Too...

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29 Apr 2017
4 New Hotel Spreads You’ll Wanna Check Out
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4 New Hotel Spreads You’ll Wanna Check Out

Ready to fill your bellies?  We scope out four new hotel spreads to check out this month: Hearth & Heat at The Carvery Carnivorous folks, this is one buffet you don’t want to miss. Every weekend, from now till 30 June, The Carvery will be serving up a mouthwatering variety of meats and dishes from their brand new wood-burning Argentinian grill. Using both Mesquite and Hickory firewood...

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24 Apr 2017
3 Millennial Hawkers You Should Check Out This Weekend
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3 Millennial Hawkers You Should Check Out This Weekend

You may just find yourself pleasantly surprised. In February this year, Tiger Beer Singapore presented financial grants of $10,000 each to 25 current and future professionals in the hawker trade in Singapore. Touted as the Tiger Street Food Support Fund, this is part of an ongoing effort by Tiger Beer to promote and support the hawker trade in Singapore. While you may associate hawkers with middle-aged “uncles” and “aunties”,...

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21 Apr 2017
5 Self-Defense Moves That Could Save Your Life
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5 Self-Defense Moves That Could Save Your Life

Consider this part of your travel insurance.  Having the freedom to travel the world and meet new people has got to be one of the best things about being alive. However, you only have to take a cursory glance at news headlines to know we live in troubled times. Going abroad and venturing into unfamiliar places can be scary, and even dangerous. But does that mean...

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07 Apr 2017
4 New Japanese Specialty Restaurants You’ll Love
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4 New Japanese Specialty Restaurants You’ll Love

Itadakimasu! From Michelin-starred fine dining (and ramen!) to salt-of-the-earth donburis and bento meals, we are absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to Japanese cuisine in Singapore. In the last couple of months, several more casual dining spots have opened their doors, and we couldn’t be happier! 1. Tensho A post shared by Nicholas Tan (@stormscape) on Oct 1, 2016 at 2:17am PDT From the prodigious...

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03 Apr 2017
3 Restaurants To Check Out This Weekend
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3 Restaurants To Check Out This Weekend

Come hungry!  Do you find yourself scratching your head every weekend, wondering where to eat? We have literally thousands of dining options in Singapore, which is why it can be easy to get tangled in the paradox of choice. Here are three restaurants to zoom in on this weekend. For brunch … So maybe you can’t quite make it to Bali or even Langkawi for a...

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24 Mar 2017
5 Personal Safety Tips For Solo Travellers
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5 Personal Safety Tips For Solo Travellers

With more and more travellers opting to travel solo, what are some practical tips to keep safe while on the road? According to global home-sharing platform Airbnb, the number of outbound Singaporean female solo travellers has doubled from January 31 last year to January 31 this year. And why not? Travelling solo offers many benefits – from being free to create your own itinerary to...

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17 Mar 2017
4 Korean Dining Spots You Need To Check Out
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4 Korean Dining Spots You Need To Check Out

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner … these Korean dining places are sure to satisfy.  Looks like nothing will stop the indomitable K-Wave. From Korean restaurants to specialty cafes, it seems like there’s a new Korean eatery popping up every other week. Not that we’re complaining. Here are four new dining spots to check out. For brunch (or an afternoon cuppa) …  Think of dal.komm Coffee like a Korean-fied Starbucks, replete...

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03 Mar 2017
5 Lessons I Learned Travelling To 7 World Wonders In 16 Days
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5 Lessons I Learned Travelling To 7 World Wonders In 16 Days

It was an adventure of a lifetime.  It all started about 10 years ago when the then 18-year-old Lucaz Lee’s mother was browsing a travel magazine and expressed how much she wanted to visit the Niagara Falls. As a devoted son, Lucaz was spurred to take his mum on the trip of a lifetime. Around that time, he chanced upon WorldVentures, a travel-based company providing unique...

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24 Feb 2017
4 Reasons To Catch Dream Academy’s Detention Katong
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4 Reasons To Catch Dream Academy’s Detention Katong

Will you be catching Dream Academy’s latest production? Written and directed by theatre veteran Selena Tan, Detention Katong is a brand new musical comedy about the thrills and spills of being a teenager. As with any new creative venture, Detention Katong has its teething problems — the featherweight plot, for one — but is not entirely without merit. Here are 4 reasons to catch the show: Nostalgia....

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21 Feb 2017
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