Boon Ping Yeo

23 articles

Fun Places in Singapore to Discover with Your Kids

No experience in life can ever be as meaningful as that of spending quality time with your children. Watching that angelic smile bloom shyly...

The Unforgettable Taste of Vietnam

If the only Vietnamese food you’ve tried is phở, you’re really missing out on a plethora of delicious dishes defined by daring and distinct...

3 Trekking Trails in Taipei for the Intrepid Traveller

Taipei is a great quick getaway. It has cheap and tasty street food, a plethora of quirky and independent shops brimming over with character,...

Bhutan, The World’s Happiest Nation

Bhutan, a tiny, population-sparse, and landlocked country in South Asia, is bordered by China, India, and Tibet. Spanning an area of 38,000 km² (54 times...

What to Watch to Wean Yourself off Your Wanderlust

If you have an inability to sit still, recurring dreams of speaking in a foreign language, and find yourself lingering around Changi Airport on...

A Dream of the Future: The Art and Art-chitecture of Naoshima Island

Alighting from the ferry that takes you to the island of Naoshima in Japan’s Seto Sea feels more like stepping out a portal that...

Qingdao: The City of Beaches, Beer, and Bavaria

If you say you’re flying to Qingdao for a short getaway it’d probably draw a blank on most people’s faces. Translating it into English...

Best Hotels in Kuala Lumpur for a Staycation with a View

It’s April. For most of us in Singapore, it signals the end—and start—of a financial year. Which means dealing with taxes and budgets. Ugh. Thankfully, we...

3 Places for Brunch and Coffee in Tokyo

We know, we know. Tokyo is the Mecca of raw fish, beautiful pearly rice, and silky handmade noodles. No one really goes to Tokyo...

4 Best Train Trips from Bangkok

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an individual visiting Bangkok must be in want of shopping and eating. But it would be a...

Why Sanur Should be Your Next Beach Getaway

Planning for a relaxing beach getaway at Bali? Most of us will naturally gravitate to Seminyak, for its perpetually buzzy beachside town, or Ubud,...

4 Reasons Iceland is the Ideal Holiday Spot

It’s confusing, we know. Iceland is the one with greenery (though mostly moss and shrubs over a brutal, beautiful tundra landscape); Greenland is the...

How to Enjoy Beijing on Less than a Dime

It’s your first day in Beijing and you are raring to explore this ancient city established way back in 1045 BC. But—as you unfortunately...

5 Coolest Airbnbs in Taiwan

Taiwan possesses Asia’s most robust democratic system. It practises a form of direct democracy, which means that even ordinary citizens have a say in...

Wasabi: More than a Condiment

We’ve all done it. When at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, we dump a heap of that green, spicy paste known as wasabi into...

5 Quintessentially Hong Kong Dishes

With an international airport that connects to 220 destinations worldwide and a hyper-efficient public transport system that zips you across the island with a...

5 Most Entertaining Cafes in Taiwan

When I was a wee young lad, my mother, just to get me to eat my meals, had to pretend that the food was...

Taiwan By Train (Part 2)

West Coast Line Bao’an station The West Coast line is a behemoth of a line, stretching from Keelung all the way to Kaohsiung for a total...

Taiwan By Train

Taiwan is a country that moves on rails. The entire railway network skirts around the circumference of the oblong island, and is about 1,700...

How to Treat Your Post-vacation Blues

It’s only your first day back, but you’ve begun to feel the symptoms. A sense of unease that starts tingling in the pits of your...

For sake’s Sake: the History of sake in Five Stages

I’m a teetotaller, but I make an exception for sake. Admittedly, this propensity might be due to my rose-tinted glasses more than an appreciation...

The Timeless Beauty of Mt. Fuji

The first person to scale Mount Fuji was an unnamed monk, who undertook his expedition in 663. More than a thousand years later, we...

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