I’ve a real soft spot for Singapore, not just because it was ‘home’ for six months but because it’s a much more diverse, culturally rich and cooler city than most people think. Of course, you’ve got the glitzy marina, the amazing glossy buildings but there is so much more to Singapore, with unique experiences that … Continue Reading

  Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world you can visit but don’t let that fool you for a second, it’s also one of the most exciting and most vibrant city-states in the world. On the surface of it, Singapore seems like just a shiny collection of high-rise apartment and corporate buildings but … Continue Reading

I’ll be the first to admit, before moving to live in Singapore, I can’t say I knew much about this tiny country. I had a friend living there who gave me a quick low-down on what areas to look for apartments in and told me how safe it all was…etc but that was about it. I … Continue Reading

For almost half a year, we called Singapore home and what a glorious half a year it was. Elements of Singapore were reminiscent of being home in London (the diversity of people and food on offer for starters) though for the most part Singapore has its own unique feel. It’s easily a city/country that I’d move … Continue Reading

Singapore has a poor reputation when it comes to beaches. For all the flash and pomp the city-state has, with its towering steel and glass towers, beautiful people and amazing food (to mention but a few), it is notorious for having no ‘really nice’ beaches. There’s perhaps one beach of note in the Sentosa resort … Continue Reading

I love Singapore, It’s one of my favourite city states to visit, not only are the people so amazingly friendly, welcoming and helpful – but the city is filled with so many things to see, eat and Do! Whether you’re visiting Singapore during a short layover, spending a few days, Or even months like I did. Singapore is … Continue Reading

I’m not a huge fan of botanical gardens. It’s not that they’re not nice/pretty/colourful/fragrant enough or anything of the sort. I just don’t know that much about flowers. Sure, I know how to identify the usual suspects – roses, orchids, lilies and the like but beyond that, I’m absolutely clueless. Like if you asked me … Continue Reading

2014 was the year that Hand Luggage Only was truly born! Lloyd and I started toying with the idea of Hand Luggage Only back in 2012 after travelling around at every opportunity possible and accumulating quite a lot of travel photos so after a bit of “to’ing” and “fro’ing” we finally decided to go for … Continue Reading

On arrival in Singapore, one of the first things I did was explore my neighbourhood – once I was done with my Uni work from Cambridge which had the ridiculously timed deadline of a few days after I arrived – between jet lag, assignment deadlines and general tiredness, I felt like I spent the first few … Continue Reading