Alive Museum

WARNING: This entry is photo-heavy and contain spoilers of the content of the museum! If you’re thinking of visiting this museum and want to keep the element of surprise, you may want to give this post a miss. A few weeks ago, we went to check out the Alive Museum, one of the illusory entertainment…

The Line at Shangri-La Hotel

The Line always makes it to any food blogger’s list of top buffet restaurants in Singapore, but because of its steep price (be prepared to spend close to SGD 100 per adult, or more if you include champagne, wine, and beer in your buffet), we never got around to trying it. Until recently, when we…

Capsule Wardrobe #1

I’ve been following the blog Un-Fancy for a while now (If you haven’t heard of it, go check it out!) and am totally inspired by the idea that a capsule wardrobe minimises clutter, waste, and focuses our time on the few things we really love, things that matter. The scientist/engineer in me understands the Pareto principle (also…

Paddy Field

To a girl born and bred in the city like me, coming across a sea of green in the form of a paddy field is an exhilarating experience, so when we stopped at Bebek Sawah Indah for lunch, and the place had this in their backyard (not a surprise since their name translates to “Duck of…

Beauty Bites #2

Hi! Melina’s here and I am back with Beauty Bites #2 🙂 On my recent trip to Sephora I was so fascinated by this Express Nail Polish Remover. So, inside this small bottle there lies a foam sponge, soaked with nail polish remover. You dip your finger into the foam and in just under 1…

Monkey Forest

“But I know every rock, and tree, and creature… has a life, has a spirit, has a name…” – Pocahontas. Stepping into the Monkey Forest in the heart of Ubud, central Bali, is like stepping into another world altogether. First of all, the forest itself draws you in immediately, it’s so dense and lush. Then you…

Pandawa Beach

Tee: Everlane Maxi skirt: from JRunway, Plaza Singapura Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag, from Shopbop Hat: from a street-side peddler in Bali I guess you’re expecting an entry titled Pandawa Beach to have at least a picture of the beach, but on this cloudy day, the beach was a tad too crowded for our photo-taking…

Garuda Wisnu Kencana

This is V’s and my first trip to Garuda Wisnu Kencana, a cultural park at the southern end of Bali between Uluwatu and Nusa Dua. The place is devoted to the Hindu god Wisnu/Vishnu and his mount and companion, the mythical bird Garuda. Apparently the place is a prestigious venue for pre-wedding photography, weddings, and…

Uluwatu

Uluwatu means the rock at land’s end in the local language, and it is exactly that, a stone temple perched majestically on the edge of a steep cliff in southern Bali. Of all temples worth visiting in Bali, Uluwatu is, in my opinion, the most spectacular. The view is out of this world, especially at…

Morning Walk

Top: Bardot Cropped pants: Esprit Coming from wintry Perth to warm Bali was good for my body and soul. I guess it helped that I didn’t have to wake up early and get ready for work too. Instead, I opened my eyes to the soft light of the morning filtering through the window, rolled around…

Beauty Bites #1

Hi all! Melina here and this is my first post! *Please be kind* 😛 I have been looking out for a good and affordable lip scrubs for weeks, but I could not find any. One costs about 50 bucks at Sephora which I thought was too pricey.. So I decided to make my own! 🙂…

The Banyan Tree Experience

Last month, V and I left Perth for good and flew to Bali for a 4-day holiday on our way back to Singapore. The last time we visited this Island of the Gods, we opted to stay in Rumah Taman, a modest guesthouse in the middle of a paddy field in Ubud, a cultural town…