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9 things to try at the World Gourmet Summit 2016

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April 14 World Gourmet Summit Singapore

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the World Gourmet Summit, an annual gastronomic festival organised by A la Carte Productions in Singapore that puts together a unique menu of events featuring culinary talents and dining outlets both local and international. Like an enormous buffet spread with everything and anything you can dream of, the plethora of workshops and events at this festival, spreading out over four weeks, will have...

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7 spectacular selfie spots in Melbourne

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March 31 twelve-apostles-melbourne

What makes for the ultimate backdrop in a selfie? It’s none other than Mother Nature’s stunning wonders, of course. Some can be found a stone’s throw away from Melbourne, one of Australia’s most frequented cities. Get your passports and smartphones at the ready because you’ll want to drop by these seven picture-perfect sites. 1. The Twelve Apostles Image: Christopher Johnson There’s no road trip like a road trip along the Great...

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5 Sydney day trips under $150

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March 18 hunter_valley_vineyard

Sydney: One of the biggest cities in Australia, home to the storied Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower. Are you tired of reading the word, Sydney, already? While this city is undoubtedly an iconic must-visit destination, tourists sometimes need to become travellers – adventurers that leave the city and go off the beaten track. Here are five affordable one-day options under $150. 1. Blue Mountains A photo...

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8 Most Underrated Islands in Malaysia

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February 25 malaysian_islands

Home to 879 islands, Malaysia is one of the most underrated countries for island-hopping adventures. With unblemished powdery beaches and majestic aquatic creatures, experience these seven lesser-known Malaysian islands (that could give the Maldives a run for their money) without feeling the pinch. 1. Perhentian Islands Image: resakse Made up of two pristine islands (namely, Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil), the Perhentian Islands is a remote paradise perfect for...

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5 most Instagram-worthy cafes in Saigon

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February 12 Banksy Cafe Ho Chi Minh City

Not many associate the Vietnamese city, Saigon, with urban spots and a cafe culture that could take over one’s Instagram page. But once you step into these joints, you’d want to get those cameras and filters ready. Here are five of the most Instagram-worthy cafes this lively city has to offer. La Rotonde Situated along Ham Nghi Street, La Rotonde is a cafe that’s admired not only for its traditional...

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