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Batu Caves

One afternoon our Airbnb host dropped us off at Batu Caves, a Hindu temple just north of the main part of the city. The temple is known for two things,…

Kuala Lumpur

We took a cab one morning to Singapore’s border train station for the 8-hour ride to Malaysia’s capital and largest city, Kuala Lumpur. Usually shortened to KL, the bustling city…

Bugis and Marina Bay Gardens

During our last few days in Singapore we visited the neighborhood of Bugis and we saw the light and color of the Gardens by the Bay at night. Bugis is…

Singapore’s skyline

The island nation has an impressive skyline and some pretty funky architecture. Here’s a little of what we saw during our two weeks there.

Museums

Singapore has several excellent museums. We bought a 3-day pass that granted us entrance to the six most popular ones owned by the city, although we only made it to…

The National Orchid Garden

One afternoon we made our way to the Singapore Botanic Gardens and walked to the center to see the famous National Orchid Garden (known as NOG in the city). We…

Chinatown and Orchard Road

We left Bali (and the southern hemisphere) on Valentine’s Day and flew north to the city-state of Singapore. Called both “the best run city in Asia” and “Disneyland with the…

Jatiluwih and Tanah Lot

On the afternoon of our second road trip we did a short hike to a waterfall, we saw some rice terraces, and we finished at one of Bali’s best known temples.

More temples

On our second day trip we visited three temples. The first two, Taman Ayun and Ulun Danu, we saw before lunch. Taman Ayun is in the Denpasar suburb of Mengwi,…

Tirta Gangga Water Palace

On the second half of our day trip we made it out to Tirta Gangga Water Palace, which was a retreat built for a regional king (apparently Bali used to…