Bit of background, I’ve been quite lucky to have spent the last few months living outside of the UK. Funnily enough, for all my love of travelling, I’d never been to Asia before and so this was a summer of firsts. The first opportunity I got, I packed as much travel as possible into every … Continue Reading

One of the most vital parts of any trip to Singapore is to get yourself a Singapore Sling! For those who don’t know what it is don’t fret, it’s not a sling of more ‘adult’ type.. Hehe! A Singapore Sling is a cocktail! There is so much history behind the Singapore Sling and it is probably one … Continue Reading

Now if you’ve been keeping up with the goings-on on Hand Luggage Only, you’ll probably remember when I said I’d just booked a stay at the Marina Bay Sands for a mini staycation in Singapore. Yes, I know it’s kinda indulgent especially as I live not far from here (I could see my house from … Continue Reading

The lengths we will go to look for beaches, eh? Like I said in the previous post, looking for great beaches in Singapore has been a bit of struggle however due to some time-staking research, I finally found what is apparently Singapore’s best-kept secret! What is this I hear you ask? Lazarus Island Beach! Okay, … Continue Reading

I need some advice! As part of my holidays anywhere, one of the things I enjoy the most is trying out local food! I’m such a foodie at heart and I genuinely get excited once I know there’s food involved in a trip anywhere. That is of course until I came across the Durian Fruit. … Continue Reading

Okay, another exaggeration here (what’s with me and hyperbole today???) but I’m so excited so it is important dammit! Haha! 🙂 A couple of weeks ago, while exploring Singapore, I mentioned going to the Marina Bay Sands which is amazing and chok-a-block of expensive stores, nice restaurants and general tourist distractions. Anyway, one of the … Continue Reading

Walking around Singapore at night and then out of nowhere (or maybe there were warning signs and we just ignored them) this tropical thunderstorm appears lighting up the sky every few seconds and as you can imagine, I quickly whipped out my camera and captured a few shots. It’s a strange sensation being outdoors in that … Continue Reading

Right, so assignment handed in and free time restored,  we proceeded to discover more of Singapore and in what turned out to be a rather short walk, ended up at the Marina Bay. To be fair, the initial trip to the Bay was to look for either the “Gardens by the Bay” or the “Marina … Continue Reading

Okay, this is big news! 🙂 *drum roll* HAND LUGGAGE ONLY HAS JUST MOVED TO SINGAPORE!!! For the next few months anyway… We’re so excited as this is our very first this far East and there is so much to see, do and taste! I will try to do a longer and more detailed post … Continue Reading