Kayaking: Sembawang to Pasir Ris, Singapore

One of our kayaking friends put together this ambitious plan - to kayak from Sembawang, the northern tip of Singapore, to Changi Village via the back side of Pulau Ubin. And then back to Sembawang. That journey would have been roughly 56km. Not something I'd have undertaken, not in the heavy humidity of Singapore. Since …

Natalie’s week and a bit in Singapore

Our friend Natalie from Sydney has just left. We had a wonderful time, reminiscing over old adventures together Down Under, and also creating new ones together. We kayaked, hiked, swam, cooked, and ate and drank our way around Singapore and Langkawi while she visited. Kayaking to Pulau Ubin It was a beautiful afternoon to be …

Leisure paddle around Northeastern Singapore

Last Saturday, I went out paddling with some kayaking friends from our recent Palawan kayaking trip who'd put us in touch with their friends from another kayaking trip (yay more kayaking enthusiasts to befriend!). Destination: Eastwards from Pasir Ris Beach towards Changi Village, where we pulled up for the group to get breakfast from the …

Weekend in Myanmar: Street scenes edition

Our trip to Yangon, Myanmar last weekend was somewhat spontaneous, suggested by our friend Jessie whose goal this year is to explore all the countries in South East Asia. We didn't really know what to expect or do, beyond visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda and wander about the city. But we had a most wonderful time, …

Journey to 404km, aka Paddling the Massive Murray Marathon

The start horn blasts, one definitive last time for those of us in wave one. The water comes alive immediately, stirred up by the rapidly whirling arms of the faster paddlers eager to see the last of the Murray River, this marathon at any rate. From besides me, the kids from Baccus Marsh Grammar blasts …

Weekend in Stonehenge, Bristol, and Bath

Another weekend, another road trip outside of London. This time we headed to Stonehenge, Bristol, Bath and Lacock, all conveniently clustered close to one another 2.5 hours outside of London. Getting out - and back in - of central London was the annoying bit, especially since sitting in start and stop traffic in a manual …