Travelogue

By , May 17, 2012 10:48 am

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Alvin is an avid traveller who makes it a point to travel at least thrice a year for leisure. He also enjoys photography and writing about his travel experiences to share with his readers. Below is a compilation of some his past travels.

Alvin has been to India, Japan, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and Indonesia. His travel has mostly been confined to the Asia Pacific region currently, but his aim is to leave his footprint on every continent in the world eventually.

Sydney, New South Wales Escapade with HTC EVO 3D (6 Days)

Day 1 – Quad Biking, Sandboarding and 4WD Ride

Day 2 – Horse Riding, Parasailing and Dolphin Watching

Day 2 – Crave Sydney International Food Festival, Fraser Suites, Sydney by Night

Day 3 – Sunrise, Fine Dining, Harley Ride and Surfing at Bondi

Day 3 – Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb and Balla Restaurant at The Star

Day 4 – Hunter Valley Gardens, Wine and Beer Tasting, Picnic Lunch and Helicopter Ride at Hunter Valley

Day 4 – Saké Restaurant & Bar at The Rocks

Day 5 – Breakfast at Bills Darlinghurst

Day 5 – Shopping at Paddington Markets, Oxford Street and Glebe Markets

Day 5 – Golden Century Seafood Restaurant (金唐海鲜酒家) at Chinatown

Day 5 and 6 – Watching An Australian Opera and Touring Sydney Opera House

Day 6 – Jet Boating and Helicopter Ride in Sydney City

Resorts World Manila in The Philippines (4 Days)

Day 1 – Remington Hotel, The Sound of Music musical

Day 2 – Resorts World Manila, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenbelt Malls

Day 3 – Maxims Hotel, Rizal Park, San Agustin Church, Fort Santiago, Malls of Asia

Day 4 – Maxims Tower

Asia Publishing Convention 2010 @ Bangkok (6 Days)

Asia Publishing Convention 2010 – Day 1 of 3

omy.sg wins two Asian Publishing Awards

Staying at Citadines Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok

Bangkok Babymoon (5 Days)

Staying at Tenface Boutique Hotel

Cooking with Poo (The Helping Hands Thai Cooking School)

Sydney Honeymoon (10 Days)

10 Things That Make Sydney… So Sydney

On Board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas (5 Days)

Half Day Ship Tour on Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas

On Board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas – Day 1 of 5

On Board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas – Day 2 of 5

On Board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas – Day 3 of 5

On Board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas – Day 4 and 5 of 5

Blogfest Asia 2010 @ Penang, Malaysia (4 Days)

The Singapore contingent

BlogFest Asia 2010 @ Penang, Malaysia

Blogfest Asia 2010: Alvinology in Malaysia’s Sin Chew Daily (星洲日报)

Alvinology goes to Blogfest Asia 2010 @ Penang, Malaysia – Day 1 of 3

Alvinology goes to Blogfest Asia 2010 @ Penang, Malaysia – Day 2 of 3

Alvinology goes to Blogfest Asia 2010 @ Penang, Malaysia – Day 3 of 3

Hong Kong Summer Spectacular with HKTB (6 Days)

Peter showing off his Singapore jersey

Flying Off to Hong Kong in a Few Hours

Hong Kong Summer Spectacular with HKTB – A Prelude

Day 1: Dragon Boat Carnival Opening, Robatayaki at Busy Suzie

Day 2: Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, Flower Market and Goldfish Market; Gingko House at Gough Street; make-over with Celia Wong; and on board the Bounty

Day 3: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2010; Hong Kong Old Restaurant; Tsim Sha Tsui and Temple Street shopping

Day 4: Lau Fu Kee Congee, Central/SoHo, Yin Yang with Margaret Xu, Gough Street and Temple Street

Day 5: Hong Kong’s Madame Tussaud’s wax museum

Day 5: Shopping and eating till we drop; up the Peak

Day 6: Last Day in Hong Kong

Shanghai Expo with Coca-Cola (4 Days)

Two pretty performers in the Singapore pavilion

Shanghai Expo with Coca-Cola – A Preview

Day 1 – Arrive Shanghai, The Bund

Shanghai Expo Express (my paper travel story)

Day 2 (morning) – Coca-Cola’s Global Innovation & Technology Center, Bloggers Confernce

Day 2 (evening) – Xintiandi

Day 3 (morning) – Coca-Cola Pavilion Launch, Puxi

Day 3 (noon) – Shanghai Expo, Pudong

Day 3 (evening) – Shanghai Expo, Pudong; Coca-Cola Celebration Concert

Day 4 – Goodbye Shanghai

Alvinology goes to Bintan (3 Days)

Perrier toast

Day 1 – Nostalgia Yasin, Agro Beach Resort

Day 2 – Yasin, Banyan Tree Resort

Day 3 – Banyan Tree Resort

Alvinology goes to Shantou (5 Days)

Xiangziqiao Rachel and I dipping in one of the hot spring

Home and away in Shantou (Rachel’s my paper article)

Plane Solemnisation – Photo Galore!

Day 1 – Arrival, Teochew Opera

Day 2 – Chaozhou, Chao’an and Raoping

Day 3 – Puning, Jieyang

Day 4 – Visiting relatives with Nic, Dansuao Hot Spring Hill

Day 5 – Meritus Shantou, Waisha International Airport

Alvinology goes to India (14 Days) – more updates coming soon 🙂

Jeremy vs Alvin We were grabbed by this journalist from News X after our first interview

India High! (Rachel’s my paper article)

Alvin and Rachel talks about traveling in India on Radio 100.3 (11 Oct), 3 to 4pm

Day 1 of 14 – Mumbai, Colaba Causeway

Day 2 0f 14 – One Year Anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai Attack

Alvinology goes to Bangkok (4 Days)

Enjoying the greenery

Day 1 and 2 -Samutprakarn and Yaowarat with my Thai relatives

Day 3 – Chatuchak, Museum of Siam Discovery with Neeni and Ben

Day 4 – Jim Thompson House, Pratunam, Siam Paragon

Alvinology goes to Japan (14 Days)

Rachel, me and the penguins

Day 1 – Kansai Airport, Hokkaido

Day 2 – Skiing, Otaru

Day 3 – Asahikawa, Asahiyama Zoo

Day 4 – Sledding, Shiroi Koibito, Crab Buffet

Day 5 – The 60th Sapporo Snow Festival

Day 6 – Staying with the Asai, Shōnan

Day 7 – Ueno, Tokyo

Day 8 – Shibuya and Akihabara, Tokyo

Day 9 – Ikeda, Osaka

Day 10 – Kobe

Day 11 – Kyoto

Day 12 – Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Dotonbori

Day 13 – Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge and Mt. Rokko

Day 14 – Return to Singapore

Taipei (5 Days)

entrance

KTV in Taiwan

Visiting Jinguashi (金瓜石) in Taipei

Dining at Mr. J – Jay Chou (周杰伦)’s restaurant

Two Peck Fried Chicken (2派克雞排)

Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山國家公園)

KFC Egg Tarts!

Taipei (4 Days)

taking off

Modern Toilet Restaurant in Taiwan (便所主题餐厅)

放天灯 (Sky Lantern)

Mister Donut in Taiwan

Through the Looking Glass

What I bought in Taipei

Bangkok (4 Days)

kids looking out of the window

From Bangkok to Ayutthaya

The Many Faces of Buddha

Snacks from Tom Yam Land

The Harmfulness of Second Hand Smoke

Simpsons in Bangkok

881? No it’s not… she’s a Tranny!

Ratatouille – first peek

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