Category Archives: 7. Travel

New Zealand Days 1-2: Rotorua

We’ve more or less settled into our new home so I’ve finally got the time to start on chronicling our New Zealand holidays.  The trip stretched over 11 days and we visited both the North and South Islands.

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Beat The Money Changer’s Game

Do you get confused by the money changer when they use SGD per 1 USD or USD per 1 SGD? What about which rate to take when you buy or sell currency? How many times have you simply accepted the board rate?

If you’re struggling with these questions, read on.

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Emirates Business Class Experience, Art on Olsen and The Great Ocean Road

Located at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1, the Emirates Lounge’s entrance looks quite impressive, but after stepping inside, I personally find the interior design, rather dated. Continue reading

Angelita Tea Salon and Patisserie

Bali’s equivalent of Singapore’s Antoinette, Angelita Tea Salon and Patisserie, in soft Tiffany blue and white wall panels, is every bit French. Once we stepped in, we were wowed by its abundance of charm, plus dazzling display of glistening pastries and bread.



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Alila Villas Uluwatu: The Villa

My final blog post on Alila Villas Uluwatu is on the one bedroom pool villa. Although we made a request for villas on the 4 level, which was the highest, we were assigned to villas on the second level. The view wasn’t good; all we could see was the roofs of the villas on the first level, not even a glimpse of the Indian Ocean. Our butler informed us that villas on level 4 would be available in a couple of hours, so we waited and it was soooo worth it.

Transportation arrived in the form of buggies, which hauled our luggage (and us) to our villas. My in laws stayed in 402 while hubby and I in 406. 401 is the wedding villa. You get a better view of the sunrise the closer you are to the wedding villa.

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