We Spent Six Hours At The National Museum in Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand has a rich and colourful history, and it’s chronicled incredibly well at the National Museum in Bangkok.  From the early days of its ancient Buddhist kingdoms of Sukhothai, Lan Na and Ayutthaya to the more modern eras under the Rama kings, the museum offers visitors a look into the history and various facets of what makes up Thailand today – and it’s absolutely fascinating. … Continue reading We Spent Six Hours At The National Museum in Bangkok, Thailand

Union – Beijing’s Latest Bar – Opens at The Opposite House In Sanlitun

UNION – Beijing’s latest bar – opens at The Opposite House in the Sanlitun district, bringing with it a brand of elegance, comfort and the free spirit of an artist’s studio infused with a curated hospitality experience. With a 20th-century modernist sensibility, the beautiful space embodies the spirit of 1920s modernism with a showcase of artworks and objects reminiscent of the International Expos of the … Continue reading Union – Beijing’s Latest Bar – Opens at The Opposite House In Sanlitun

Historical Treasures @ National Palace Museum, Taipei

I think one of my biggest regrets on my Taiwan trip was not being able to spend more time at the National Palace Museum. We spent too much time at Tamsui, and by the time we got back to the city it was already 4-5pm. Granted, the museum closes at 9pm on weekends, but the group I was travelling with (a bunch of Aunties and … Continue reading Historical Treasures @ National Palace Museum, Taipei

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan

Possibly one of the most recognisable landmarks/tourist attractions in Taipei is the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, dedicated to the former President of the Republic of China and whom many associate with the founding of modern Taiwan. So of course we couldn’t miss it while we were exploring the city! But first, a ride on the local subway… Like in many major cities around the world, … Continue reading Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan

Book Review – Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

Many women rulers have often been unfairly represented or demonised in history. In a patriarchal society, it is always easy to blame the woman, but hey: we’ve had two World Wars, genocides, countless atrocities, and I’m sure we all know who the leaders behind those were lol. In fact, my friends and I used to joke that if women ruled the world, we’d just have … Continue reading Book Review – Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang