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It was a great day chilling out at Jamie’s Italian during my Perth holiday trip.

The William Street eatery is welcoming with its wide selection of wines, and a menu with balance between pasta, cold meals, antipasto dishes and desserts. I pretty much love its casual and lively ambiance.

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By CK Lam

The following day, we make our way to Bako National Park. Located at the tip of the Muara Sungai Tebas Peninsula, Bako is Sarawak’s oldest national park. We are ferried from the hotel to the Kampung Bako jetty where the National Park Office is located. After filling up some documents, we hop on a boat from the jetty to Bako National Park, with the Gunung Santubong in view.

Media FAM Trip to Kuching by Sarawak Tourism & AirAsia – Day 3 at Bako National Park


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By CK Lam

We were up early the next morning and hit the road to Semenggoh Wildlife Center, situated within the boundaries of the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. The caring center set up, in hope of caring for the wild animals is especially famous for its orang utan rehabilitation programme.

The visit to this center is indeed an experience. We get to see the orang utan, also known as the ‘Man of the Forest’ in the feeding platform. The feeding time is between 9am and 10am & between 3pm and 3.30pm daily.

Media FAM Trip to Kuching by Sarawak Tourism & AirAsia – Day 2 at Semenggoh Wildlife Center

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By CK Lam

It is exciting to hit the road again, this time on the Media FAM Trip to Kuching, Sarawak. The trip to the city of cats is organized by Sarawak Tourism Board in collaboration with Air Asia. Besides the orang utan and the different ethnic groups of Sarawak, there are other attractions, such as the many cat statues.

Media FAM Trip to Kuching by Sarawak Tourism & AirAsia – Day 1

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 * This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 22nd June 2011.


I have been eating my way around several Bangkok’s restaurants and many street food stalls during my recent Bangkok trip. One tantalizing meal was at Patara Fine Thai Cuisine situated in Soi Thonglor 19, away from the bustling Sukhumvit 55.The dinner was a welcoming experience, featuring several well crafted traditional dishes with authentic taste in contemporary new arrangements.

In the Mood for Thai at Patara Fine Thai Cuisine by

Patara cocktail

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Drive all the way up to the cliffs edge of Jimbaran Bay and you will reach the high-end heavenly Ayana Resort and Spa.

I have been holidaying in the touristy Bali for one week to attend my son’s wedding. During that time, I was set up by a friend of mine to check into the award-winning five-star Ayana Resort and Spa. Close to many main attractions such as Kuta and Seminyak, the hotel with Balinese influences had my first visit brimming with great experience, hospitality and interesting culinary adventure.

Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali by

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Le Cordon Bleu is a world renowned network of educational institutions. Being a top cooking school in the world, it is the place to achieve good standard of exquisite style cooking from the world’s best qualified chefs.

Centrally located on Rama IV Road, the Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School is the first in the global network of Le Cordon Bleu schools that is offering Thai cuisine courses besides French Cuisine and Patisserie. The courses are conducted by Thai Cuisine Chef – Chef Rapeepat Boriboon in English with Thai translation for Thai students.

Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School : A Chat with Chef Rapeepat Boriboon by

Thai Cuisine Chef, Rapeepat Boriboon

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The city of Bangkok has been an enigmatic jewel of South East Asia, with its mythical traditions complementing the modern and vibrant capital of Thailand. We were in Bangkok recently at the invitation of the Royal Thai Consulate-General, enjoying a host of activities and savoring many different types of food in this haven for food lovers and shoppers. The trip was filled with many experiences!

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Like in all countries, Singapore also has many varieties of hawker food, adding to the comfortable hotel cuisines. You can find countless hawker food stalls located inside the shops, eating areas and food courts all over the city with reasonable prices and interesting food. The variety of food is actually amazing.

The gastronomic adventure had several of us visiting many parts of the city. We started with breakfast at Chin Mee Chin Coffee & Cake Shop, an old-school kopitiam located in an old shop house.


Chin Mee Chin
204 East Coast Road,
Singapore 428903

Business Hour: 8.30am to 4.00 pm
Closed on Monday

This traditional Chinese confectionery is charming with its defining floor tiles, ceiling fans, marble-top tables and wooden chairs of the earlier years. All these give the place a very ‘old school’ look.

A tempting tea time break in Chin Mee Chin by

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The newly opened six-storey The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore is one of the most beautiful hotels I have visited around the nearby region. Prominently positioned in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District and the arts and cultural precinct, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore was officially opened on the 8th July 2010.

The luxury design hotel which caters to well-heeled travelers and jet-setters is the latest addition to the sparkling Marina Bay. Sitting on the prime waterfront location, the hotel offers breathtaking architecture alongside the stunning views of the Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore by

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A trip to Down Under Australia in the multicultural city of Perth!

I was awed by the beautiful city of Perth with some of its awesome tourist attractions. The Swan Bell Tower is Perth’s dynamic landmark, with a height of 82.5 metres and an outdoor observation deck.

This attraction is located on Riverside Drive, overlooking the picturesque Swan River. This icon of Perth with a stunning view of the river and the city is a popular destination for holding functions.

City of Perth – See, Eat & a Hummer Ride by

Swan Bell Tower

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*This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 9th October 2010.

A trip to Perth will never be quite complete without a visit to the legendary Italian restaurant located in a quiet neighborhood of South Perth  in Western Australia. The locals are very proud to recommend Ciao Italia, a quaint little place which serves up typical and authentic home style Italian cuisine!

This restaurant owned by an Italian started off as a takeaway diner, however its popularity grew over the years and it slowly expanded from five to fifteen tables, all holed within the small shop!

Italian Indulgence at Ciao Italia in Mill Point Road, Perth by

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