So You Want to be a Travel Writer? The Peak, SFU Newspaper, online, PDF
Interview with travel writer Robin Esrock on entering the world of travel writing and his new book, The Great Canadian Bucket List.
How to Feast Like a Singaporean: An Insider’s Guide to Hawker Centres: SEA Backpacker , PDF
An introduction to Singapore’s delicious hawker food and hawker centre etiquette like “choping” your table before getting your chicken rice.
Changing the World One Photo at a Time: Brent Stirton, PhotoYou Magazine, PDF
Interview with World Press Photo winning photojournalist Brent Stirton about how his path to photography, working with National Geographic, and his efforts to end poaching in Africa.
My Hometown: Bali, Tiger Tales Magazine, PDF
Interview with Bali-based fashion designer Caterina Hapsari discussing batik, Indonesian tradition, and island life.
Tribal Gatherings, Tiger Tales Magazine, PDF
The exotic delicacies of Kuching, Malaysia – from wriggling grubs to jungle herbs. With words from tribal cuisine chef Vernon Kedit of The Dayak restaurant.
Lazy Days in Laos, Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine, PDF
Profiles of Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi Neua, two off-the-beaten-path destinations in Northern Laos where the main attraction is relaxing in a hammock and watching life drift by on the river.
A Taste of Melaka, Travelfish.org, http://www.travelfish.org/feature/270
“The Malaysian city of Melaka has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its exciting history, but we think it also deserves recognition for its amazing food. Over the 500 years since this port city was founded, people from China, India, the Middle East and Europe have travelled here to do business and many stayed, contributing their favourite recipes to Melaka’s food culture.”
The Best Hostels in Singapore 2013, Travelfish.org, http://www.travelfish.org/feature/285
“If you love hostel prices but hate the idea of strangers watching you sleep, you’ll love the extra privacy offered by Singapore’s new “pod hostels”. The best of the bunch is ultra-modern Wink Hostel (Agoda) in Chinatown. Guests sleep in a cosy cube with a thick mattress, duvet and soundproof walls.”
Bagan: Myanmar’s Ancient Treasures, Singapore Connection, PDF
“Built on the bank of the mighty Irawaddy River over 1,200 years ago, Bagan was once the capital of the Burmese empire and a centre of Buddhist study. As the city flourished both economically and culturally, thousands of magnificent temples were constructed. People traveled to Bagan from as far away as India and Cambodia to study Buddhism and when Marco Polo visited in the 13th century he described Bagan as a “gilded city alive with tinkling bells and the swishing sounds of monks’ robes”. Bagan flourished until 1287 when the city was invaded, looted, and then largely forgotten about.”
Restaurant/Hotel Reviews & Photography
Pizzeria Mozza, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, SingaporeCasinoInsider.com
Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice Ball, Melaka, Malaysia, Travelfish.org
Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee, Singapore, Travelfish.org
Samy’s Curry, Singapore, Travelfish.org
Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, SingaporeCasinoHotel.com
Beach Villas, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, SingaporeCasinoHotel.com
Baan Pakgasri Hideaway, Ko Lanta, Thailand, Travelfish.org
Mad Monkey Hostel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Travelfish.org
The Club Hotel, Singapore, Travelfish.org
Bunc@Radius Hostel, Singapore, Travelfish.org