Old East London Photos

My photographs of east London 2010, around Hackney, London Fields, Bethnal Green and Shorditch area. Mostly photos of abandoned lots, parks and the Broadway Market before the area became trendy.

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Flying in Business Class

Flying in business or first class is always a real treat and I have been very lucky to experience both. Please read on to hear more about my experience flying with British Airways.

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Bye Bye Airbnb

I was an Airbnb host for 1 year. However I decided to hang up my Airbnb keys as I was too tired from the stress of hosting and the experience taught me to dislike people. Bye bye Airbnb.

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Broken Back 5 Years On

It has been almost five years since I broke the L1 bone in my back and although it was a long, painful journey, the injury is completely healed and a very distant memory now.

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Char Siew Butter Buns and Prawn Dumplings at Victor’s Kitchen

September 23, 2017 | No Comments

Victor’s Kitchen on Bencoolen Street has the most amazing Char Siew Butter Buns and Prawn Dumplings in Singapore. It is a bold statement, but in my quest to find the best dim sum I can’t go beyond the Prawn Dumplings at Victor’s Kitchen. It is a humble establishment that first setup in 2004 inside the Sunshine Plaza. […]

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Designer Bengal Singapore Beauties, An Exotic Kitten Store

September 22, 2017 | No Comments

Designer Bengal Singapore sounds like an odd name for a cat store. But nonetheless, Designer Bengal Singapore is the name of a new shop along Jalan Besar Road that allows you to play with or adopt the beautiful Bengal cats on display. Presumably they chose that name because Bengal kitties are the latest fashion accessory. […]

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Endangered Red Crowned Cranes take flight at Zhalong Nature Reserve

September 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

Not many people associate China with the great outdoors however the Heilongjiang province is a nature lovers best kept secret. From free mineral water springs and volcanic walks in the Wudalianchi Park, to the beautiful Red Crowned Cranes of Qiqihar. There are many unspoilt delights that makes a visit to Heilongjiang very special.

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A Land Before Time at the Wudalianchi Geopark in North East China

September 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

I had my first proper trip to China this year. When I say proper I mean, going deep inside the borders of mainland China where they don’t speak much English and the culture, nature and food is different and unspoilt by the West. I had visited Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau many times before but […]

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Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant for Cheap and Tasty Dumplings

September 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant is an unassuming, little place along Jalan Besar road in Singapore. If it wasn’t for the street-facing take away counter displaying row after row of delicious egg tarts, I may have walked passed and completely missed this little gem. Swee Choon has been serving Shanghai and Hong Kong style dumpling […]

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Making Spikey friends at Harry’s Hedgehog cafe in Harajuku

September 10, 2017 | No Comments

A visit to Harry’s Hedgehog cafe in Harajuku is a unique experience that you can only get in Tokyo. This cosy and welcoming cafe houses over 40 miniature hedgehogs that are so small you can cradle one in your palms whilst sipping on a strawberry milk. There are several varieties of hedgehogs from very pale, […]

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Chinese Whispers and European Romance in the Chinese city Harbin

August 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

My first visit to China during a tour of the North East province of Heilongjiang was fantastic and surprising. The capital, Harbin is just as beautiful as any European city with its wide avenues, romantic architecture and decorative street lamps. This backdrop is contrasted with the grit and grime of a mainland Chinese city, with […]

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How well-versed are you in Classic Literature?

August 6, 2017 | No Comments

They are called classics for a reason, because they are stories that stand the test of time. Well-written literary forms that explore the human condition and all its depravity, challenges and heroes. A strong foundation in classical literature prepares you for the complex and rocky road of life that is fraught with moral dilemmas. Did […]

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Protest against Terrex Conspiracy and for Singapore Prime Minister Lee to Resign

July 16, 2017 | No Comments

In Singapore, when it concerns the current Prime Minister it has been the Oxley Road saga and the Lee family arguments aired on social media that have dominated headlines. However this month, a brave sole raised his hands in protest about a very different matter. The individual stood in the middle of Raffles Place holding […]

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Sashimi at Dong Gong Fish Market and Snorkelling in Little Liuqiu

July 16, 2017 | No Comments

From Kaohsiung in Taiwan it is very easy to make a day trip to the famous Dong Gong fish market and from there hop on a ferry to Little Liuqiu. Both spots are popular attractions for Taiwanese locals and mainland Chinese to visit on holiday. You will see very few Western faces in these parts […]

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Taiwanderful! Highlights of my long weekend to Tainan and Kaohsiung in Taiwan

July 15, 2017 | No Comments

Taiwan is a wonderful country and the people are kind and hospitable. My long weekend visiting Tainan and Kaohsiung was a foodie adventure with a little history and plenty of Asian culture, creating a lifetime of fond memories.

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People Park Hakka, Special Hand-Made Yong Tau Foo on Jin Basar Road

July 2, 2017 | No Comments

There is a small hawker centre on Jin Basar Road, near Farrer Park under the Travellers Loft where you can a delicious bowl of Yong Tau Foo in Singapore. People Park Hakka serves hand-made Yong Tau Foo based on a family recipe. The sauces and chilli are all home made and the ingredients are fresh. […]

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Matcha Pancake and Japanese Hand Drip Coffee at Hoshino Coffee

July 1, 2017 | No Comments

Adventurous brunch lovers will appreciate Hoshino Coffee at Plaza Singapura. Their specialty is Japanese hand drip coffee and fluffy soufflé style pancakes. On my recent visit I ordered the matcha pancakes and my tastebuds were seriously in matcha heaven!

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Have you ever wondered if you are a bitch? Find out your Bitchiness rating

June 16, 2017 | No Comments

A bitch is a person who is mean, spiteful and driven by their own selfish interests rather than the common good. Nobody ever plans to be a bitch but for some people, it just comes naturally and after years of practice they wear like a badge of honour. However most of us want to be […]

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Have you tried Thai-style Fresh Oysters, Hoy Naang Rom Sot?

June 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

In Thailand, a popular way to serve oysters is with fresh and spicy toppings, known locally as hoy naang rom sot (หอยนางรมสด). It is one of my favourite ways to enjoy this seafaring delicacy and a special dish to seek out when you visit Thailand.

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Lobster King for Singapore’s Yummiest Ramen Noodles

June 11, 2017 | No Comments

There is always a queue at Ramen Keisuke Lobster King restaurant and for good reason. This swish establishment, cutely decked out as a traditional ramen eating house in throbbing Clarke Quay, dishes up the best ramen noodle soup with a twist. Now I do not profess to be a ramen expert or diehard fan but I […]

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New Camera and Photography Lessons at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

May 21, 2017 | No Comments

I recently treated myself to a shiny new camera in anticipation of all the fantastic travel blogging I plan to do now I moved to Asia. I purchased a Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR with 24-105mm lens, which is a reasonably priced full-frame camera with a decent enough lens for a beginner. However there is no point […]

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Take this quiz to find out if you need a change in your life?

May 16, 2017 | No Comments

Life is tough that is for sure and often the time passes us by so quickly you can blink and you just miss it! The worst thing that can ever happen to a person is to wake up one day and realise you have not enjoyed your life and you have many regrets. The best […]

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