A Walk in Male

A lot of people say that there’s nothing to do in Malé, the capital of Maldives. But we, the curious travellers, wouldn’t let go of the opportunity to see what’s there in Malé. On our final day in Maldives, we checked out of our hotel in Hulhumalé, stored our luggage with the reception staff, and made our way from Hulhumalé to Malé with public ferry. Continue reading “A Walk in Male”

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Day Trip to Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Oh, Olhuveli. The day that we’ve been waiting for since we booked the plane ticket to Maldives finally arrived. We’ve been dreaming about visiting a luxurious resort in Maldives for so long. We knew we didn’t have the budget to stay in a water villa in Maldives, so the best thing we can do to experience the luxury of Maldives is to visit the resort on a day pass. Continue reading “Day Trip to Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives”

Should You Visit Maafushi Island in Maldives?

When I was doing research to determine which island to visit, Maafushi came out way more often than any other island. I had the impression that Maafushi is like the tourist hub for backpackers in Maldives, like Phuket. That, to me, is a good thing. But, Nomadic Matt said it was a horrible island as it has become too crowded with tourists and he would never return. He got me wondering, should I really avoid Maafushi? Continue reading “Should You Visit Maafushi Island in Maldives?”

Hangnaameedhoo, Maldives – An Island So Small You Can Walk from One End to The Other in 15 Minutes

How did I end up here, on the island of Hangnaamedhoo? Well, to answer this, I need to bring you back to 3 months before when I was doing research for this Maldives trip. Back then, I was facing a “trip planning burnout” as I was overwhelmed with the huge number of islands in Maldives and Atoll names that are kind of repetitive and confusing.

To understand my pain, try to make sense of this: Continue reading “Hangnaameedhoo, Maldives – An Island So Small You Can Walk from One End to The Other in 15 Minutes”

Hulhumale – The Perfect Transit Between Airport and Other Islands in Maldives

My flight from Singapore to Malé is scheduled to arrive at 8.05pm Maldives time. During the trip planning stage, I knew I have to stay overnight near the airport on the first night because the public ferry that goes to my next destination only depart in the morning. I weighed the pros and cons of staying in 3 different islands, namely Malé, Hulhumalé and Villingili. In the end, I decided to stay in Hulhumalé. Continue reading “Hulhumale – The Perfect Transit Between Airport and Other Islands in Maldives”

Male Airport Guide: What to Do When You Arrive at Velana International Airport in Male, Maldives

Going to a new country for the first time could be nerve-wracking. I, too, was anxious to visit Maldives for the first time. In this Airport Guide, I’m going to share my tips about the essential things to do when you arrive at Velana International Airport in Male, Maldives, to make your first day smooth. Continue reading “Male Airport Guide: What to Do When You Arrive at Velana International Airport in Male, Maldives”

8 Days Maldives Trip with Budget of SGD 900 (USD 660) – Itinerary and Cost

“You’re so rich!” That’s what people said when I told them I’m going to Maldives. I can’t blame them, that’s the impression people have about Maldives. And I’m going to prove them wrong!

Planning Stage

Planning a trip to Maldives for the first time gave me a lot of headache! I knew I didn’t want to stay in resorts, so I began searching for local islands. But there are so many local islands, and most of them are located in different Atoll (chain of islands). Continue reading “8 Days Maldives Trip with Budget of SGD 900 (USD 660) – Itinerary and Cost”

I Ran the Gold Coast Airport Marathon!

Yeah, I did it! 42.195 km! Four weeks ago, on 2 July 2017!

I seldom talk about running on this blog, because, well, this is a travel blog. But I do have a burning passion for running. And I honestly can’t decide whether I have a bigger passion for travel or running. I love both of them dearly. Continue reading “I Ran the Gold Coast Airport Marathon!”

Tiger Brewery Tour in Singapore: A Peek into the Factory of Singapore’s Iconic Tiger Beer

On one sunny Friday afternoon, my friend, my husband and I made our way to the far west of Singapore for the Tiger Brewery Tour. I was eager to join this tour because of curiosity. Meanwhile, both of them were really looking forward to the beer tasting session, obviously.

Would I recommend it? Yes, absolutely! Continue reading “Tiger Brewery Tour in Singapore: A Peek into the Factory of Singapore’s Iconic Tiger Beer”