Situated on the North East coast of Panay island, right in the centre of the Philippines’ 7000+ archipelago, Concepcion Fish Port is both a fish market and a jump-off point to several beautiful islands of Concepcion. There are boats ferrying people for islands hopping everyday and you can charter one for your own group too….

I saw this old coffee shop at 114 Jalan Besar when I was walking around the Bugis / Rochor / Jalan Besar areas on Thursday. I went in to order a cup of hot tea with milk that cost S$0.80, sat down and started to guess how long it has been in business. But, this…

Geisha literally means artist or performing artist. They are trained to perform at the teahouses for the clients who hire them. In Kyoto, where I first saw them in Gion area, they are called Geiko and the apprentice is called Maiko. You can start seeing them on the street of Gion making their way to…

“This is a dying art”, said Carine, the 7th generation Lao Sai Tao Yuan Teochew Opera troupe’s member who only started performing about 3 years ago. “In Singapore, there are only 4 troupes left. We are the oldest. We have been around for 152 years.”, Carine explained. Most of the senior artists in the troupe have been…

During my last trip to Bromo, East Java, Indonesia, I traveled with both my iPhone 4s and my Canon DSLR. The iPhone camera and the apps created for iPhone photography have become better with each release. We, the photographers, now live in a world spoiled with options. Good options. Cameras have become smaller, lighter and…

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