Gyeongbokgung Palace

I read that if you only had time to visit one royal palace in Seoul, it should be the Gyeongbokgung Palace, arguably the grandest and most beautiful palace from the Joseon dynasty. We did not see the rest of the palaces, so I couldn’t tell you if this was sound advice, but I’d say Gyeongbokgung…

Weekend Outfit – Something Pretty and Blue

After a string of travel posts featuring Jeju, I thought I’d break things up by posting an outfit post before I continue sharing about our time in Seoul. I found this pretty blue dress at a local label shop in the basement of Plaza Singapura and loved everything about it: the material (thin, breezy linen),…

Maze Land

The last attraction we visited in Jeju was Maze Land, a themed park featuring three outdoor mazes, a maze museum, and a nicely landscaped garden with a pond. If you do visit, it is recommended to tackle all three mazes in order of their difficulty. The first and easiest maze is the wind maze, bushy and…

Seongsan Ilchulbong

If I had to pick a highlight of our trip to Jeju, it would have to be a hike up the Sunrise Peak, or Seongsan Ilchulbong as the locals call it. This peak on the eastern end of Jeju rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago, and on its top…

Innisfree House and Osulloc Tea Museum

Right after I published my previous post on Sangumburi, I realised I should have posted this one first because we went to the Innisfree House and Osulloc Tea Museum right after the Seogwipo submarine tour. I suppose that’s what happens when you post about a trip months after the actual trip took place. My bad….

Sangumburi

On our day 2 in Jeju, we visited the Sangumburi crater. It’s a flat crater with a circumference of about 2 km, so if you’re expecting something impressive, you may be disappointed, but the walk around the area was nice and peaceful. We heard the area is beautiful in the autumn with colourful vegetation. Photos by Arnold Hozana

Seogwipo Harbour and Submarine Tour

Here comes the series of posts from our recent family trip to South Korea! First of all, April is a good month to travel to Korea, because the weather during the day is perfect. Our trip was 10 days in total, but minus all the travelling, we spent 4 days in Jeju island and 4 days…

A Weekend in Kuala Lumpur

I had to travel to Kuala Lumpur for work recently, so I decided to make the most of it and spend the weekend there with V. We spent Saturday sight-seeing in Putrajaya, a beautifully albeit artificially landscaped city that is the federal administrative centre of Malaysia, and visited 2 of the most distinctive, beautiful mosques I’ve…

Weekend Outfit – Studded Boots

Yes, I’ve been gone a while, but you’ll be pleased to know that a whole bunch of content from my recent trip to Korea is coming up! I’ve recently added this pair of studded boots to my wardrobe, after eyeing the gorgeous Anine Bing’s Charlie Boots for a while. I wasn’t sure how often I would get…

Weekday Outfit – Bright Pink

Another study in contrast: a bright pink sleeveless top on a pair of loose, black pants. I saw this top at Promod and it was love at first sight, so much so that I bought the same top in another colour (black with gold confetti, in case you’re wondering). The way it tucks in the…

Weekday Outfit – Pastel Tones

I wore this pastel dress from bYSI to work on a Friday and actually received a few compliments, a rare occurrence in a predominantly male office environment, believe me, so it was obviously a good one. Except the dress is not mine, it’s my sister’s and we decided to barter clothes for a day. Certainly…