France | Travel

Singaporean guide to becoming an au pair in France

These days, everyone dreams of living overseas. If you read TheSmartLocal’s article on 10 working holiday destinations for Singaporeans, you might notice the less known idea of living and working as an au pair in France. Even though the Singapore passport is ranked ‘most powerful’ in the world in terms of visa free travel, there […]

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What I learned in the last 2 years

It has always been my dream to experience working abroad. Since I resigned from my job and lost my Dad to cancer in 2015, I’ve started seeking out such opportunities more actively. This journey took me more than two years. As I reflect back on how far I have come, I realized that I have […]

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Travel | Uzbekistan

Bizarre Bazaar

On a Sunday morning, I visited a massive and messy bazaar. The range of goods available is extensive; from bicycle tires to clothing, toiletries, enormous carpets, food, vintage stuff, hardware parts and furniture. As I walk about in the bazaar, people were smiling at me with their gold teeth, greeting me “konnichiwa”, leading me to […]

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Travel | Uzbekistan

Amazing Uzbek

Going to Uzbekistan is quite a challenging process but it is totally worth it. I had to leave Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, and go back to the city (Osh) where I came from and cross the border from there. The Kyrgyz are really friendly people who often looked out for me because I was […]

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What to do with leftover currencies?

As I was preparing for my trip to China, I found lots of leftover currencies that I’ve collected from all across Southeast Asia. Since I had a 6-hour wait for the flight, I decided to try out the kiosk and see what it really does. As soon as I cleared customs, I went to the […]

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Travel | Uzbekistan

Why should you travel to Uzbekistan?

Here are 12 reasons you should visit Uzbekistan: 1. It is unbelievably affordable. I spent $5 in a posh restaurant ranked first in TripAdvisor. It is pretty hard to spend more than S$30 (USD 22) per day on food, transportation, entrance tickets and accommodation unless you decide to stay in the most expensive hotels in […]

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