The Grand Central Terminal.

The Grand Central Terminal and Mozart

The Grand Central Terminal is the most beautiful Beaux-Arts architecture and historic landmark in New York. Early this summer, I finally had the opportunity to visit  the terminal on my fourth visit to the city. After Grand Central began playing classical music over its audio system, its crime rate dropped by 33 percent. I was


Thailand ,Chiang Mai: An Evening at Wua Lai Walking Street 

Aside from its beautiful landscape and cool climate, Chiang Mai, the cultural capital of Northern Thailand, is also known for its vibrant night markets and friendly folk. With an evening to spare on a recent business trip, I decided to visit Chiang Mai’s Wua Lai Walking Street, a popular bazaar near the Chiang Mai Gate,

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest of Croatia’s eight national parks

Discover Croatia—An Untouched Beauty of the Adriatic

Croatia shares its glorious Adriatic sea with its closest neighbour—Italy—and is one of Europe’s fastest-growing travel destinations. Voted as the third-greenest city in Europe, this former Yugoslavia state has more than 1200 islands and owns one of the most pristine coastlines in the Mediterranean region. Blue crystal clear waters, a warm climate, delicious food, affordable

Italy Story: Venice & Rome

Our next stop in our trip across Italy was Venice. “It’s the kind of place that’s spectacular in every shade of light.”—Olimpio Fantuz, photographer A Day in Venice Our motive for visiting Venice was simply to see it before it sinks. Everything there was extremely expensive, and a gondola boat ride at €80 (S$121) per

Have Fun in Cebu, Philippines

Cebu, famously known as the ‘Queen City of the South’ and the ‘Seat of Christianity’, is the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. One of the most popular tourists’ destination in Philippines, Cebu Island and its 167 surrounding islands offer excellent island-hopping opportunities for nature lovers. The white sand beaches and sea are spectacular for

Italy Story—Milan

Pasta, gelato, pasta, gelato. That’s basically how my meals were during my 10 days in Italy. However, that being said, I wouldn’t say the prices were unreasonable—most of my meals were recommended by friends or Tripadvisor, and the dishes were awesomely delicious and worth the price of around S$15-20 per meal. In addition we usually

Eat, Pray and Shop In Bangkok

Hailed as one of the greatest travel destinations in Asia—and some say the world—Thailand bustles with a myriad of sights and smells to savour. It is also home to one of the most celebrated cuisines in the world, and is famous for its Pad Thai, boat noodles, Tom Yum Goong and Pad Ka Prow. Luxury

Johor Bahru Cafes

Top 7 Cafés in Johor Bahru To Visit

It’s getting popular to go café hopping in Johor Bahru, and for good reason. These cafés are just across the causeway, serve cheaper delights than most overpriced Singaporean cafes, have beautiful décor, and sure know how to serve up a good brunch. We round up seven of the top cafés in Johor Bahru to visit,



There is only one word that can describe Langkawi—inexpressible! There is only one word that can describe Langkawi—inexpressible! Can you believe that it is actually made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast? 99! As Malaysia’s most well-known holiday destination, there is just so much to explore. Surrounded by stunning turquoise sea, the interior

Omoide Yokocho

5 Things to Do In Tokyo

First-time visitors to Tokyo normally experience a culture shock—we are simply overwhelmed by the different things Japan has to offer, from the myriad of choices of food and fashion to mannerisms and etiquette. Tokyo, being one of the busiest food and fashion capitals of the world, has so much more to offer than what we

Panorama photograph of Interlaken from Harder Kulm.

Best Places to Visit in Switzerland

Nestled at the feet of the snow-clad Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains, Interlaken is a popular Swiss resort town and rail junction for excursions to the majestic Jungfrau Region mountain world—one of the most visited destinations of Switzerland. This beautiful Swiss town derives its name from the Latin phrase “Inter Lacus”, which means “situated between

Nellie Huang’s Travel Adventures

From abseiling in Mauritius, hiking in the pinnacle forest of Madagascar, paragliding in South Africa, skydiving in Costa Brava, swimming with turtles in the Great Barrier Reef, wildlife watching on the Galapagos Islands to getting up close with a crabeater seal in Antarctica, Nellie Huang loves the adrenaline that comes with extreme sports and has

Top 8 Malacca Food Places Recommended by Locals

Top 8 Malacca Food Places Recommended by Locals

By Vibrant Dot Staff Are you wondering what to eat in Malacca? Are you craving for authentic and delicious local delights other than food from the touristy Jonker Street Night Market? What are some of the best tasting nyonya restaurants in Malacca? My colleague and I were fortunate to have some recommendations from a friendly



Sitting on a deep blue lake and surrounded by a mountainous panorama, Lucerne is a gorgeous city and a gateway to Central Switzerland. Dating back to the 8th century, there is a strong atmosphere of culture and tradition in this picturesque city. Frescoed walls line the streets, interspersed with cultural sites and historical curiosities. The

Creative Gems to Visit in Bangkok

By Sebastian Chia Bangkok has always been a favourite travel destination for Singaporeans. To many, it is a shopping and food paradise, offering a huge range of choices for visitors of varying tastes. For culture lovers, it boasts traditional Thai art and architecture. The elegant and graceful Grand Palace, the serene and beautiful Wat Arun,

Japan Ramen

3 Ramen Shops That You Must Try in Tokyo

Japan is well-known to travellers for its vast variety of delicious foods, including sushi, gyoza, yakiniku, and udon. But nothing beats slurping down a flavourful bowl of hot ramen. But with thousands of ramen stores peppered throughout Tokyo, and stomach space on a tight budget, which ramen restaurants should you try? Fret not! Here, we

10 Things to Do in Penang

10 Things to Do in Penang

Are you looking for mouthwatering food, street art, rich heritage and a fun getaway all in one place? Then Penang is a must-visit for you. 1. Take a tram up to Penang Hill This is a place you shouldn’t miss. Visit Penang Hill during the day to enjoy a panoramic view of the island and


Luberon’s Magnificent Hilltop Villages

By Vibrant Dot Staff Nothing harkens summer in Provence better than the sweet scent of lavender. Across the iconic countryside, soothing fragrance emanates from sweeping fields of delicate mauve, lavender distilleries, and lavender honey, soaps, crepes and sorbets. There’s a magic in the balmy air that brings to mind the thought — “Paradise.” Let’s travel

New Hotels to Stay in Johor Bahru - Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

New Hotels to Stay in Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is just 1 kilometre away from Singapore. As Chinese New Year approaches, many Singaporeans will be taking advantage of the superb exchange rate to shop in Johor Bahru over the weekend. But one of the most daunting aspects of travelling to Johor Bahru is the heavy traffic along the causeway,which can consume a

Winter in Finland

Experience the Four Seasons in Finland

Icy weather and perhaps Northern Lights (Aurora) are probably what most Singaporeans would associate Finland with. But unknown to many, the Scandinavian country, which is located right on top of the Northern hemisphere, experiences the four seasons with boosts charming landscapes paralleled by few. From winter-skiing (a national past-time) and cosy cottage stays to the

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