Month: June 2018

Singapore Botanic Gardens

If time permits or if you are nature lovers like us, check out the Singapore Botanic Gardens (awesome because it is free) and the National Orchid Garden (still great because it is cheap at just $5sd per adult). We took a wonderful morning walk through both. The gardens are really large. There is so much to see and there are so many cool spots to relax. Ryan a.k.a. Silly Monkey really enjoyed the walk of giants. It’s an elevated walk amongst the trees, and includes a rope hammock to jump, tumble, and play in. I was impressed with the...

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Do I Need a Tourist Visa when Visiting Singapore from the United States?

Are you planning on taking a trip to Singapore? Not sure if you need to apply for a Singapore tourist visa?  No worry beef curry (Don’t worry in pidgin). Follow these steps and you’ll be cherry (alright). Singapore is one of the most technologically advanced, easiest to get around, and cleanest cities in Southeast Asia.  In fact, not only is Singapore a city that is great for shopping, international cuisine, and a taste of Asian luxury, it is also a country.  Singapore is a tiny city/country located at the southernmost tip of the Malaysian Peninsula. Like most countries you...

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How to Pack Your Backpack for a 2-month Trip to Southeast Asia

So many people ask how we pack for long trips. They are almost all dismayed when I tell them that we backpack. We each have one big backpack and bring a packable day bag in case we have snacks or personal items we want to access on flights or use for day trip activities along the way. How to Pack Like an Elephant (What to Pack for Her) Ryan bought packing cubes last year, but decided to buy a new waterproof backpack this year, so I am making use of two cubes. Here is what I am packing for...

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