BackHome Hostel, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

BackHome Hostel is one of the best hostels I’ve been to. Clean, good location, fantastic staff, great facilities; this place exceeded my expectations.

They’ve managed to create a homey feel in a hostel that boasts an industrial minimalist chic. Little touches like hand drawn paintings, a lolly jar and local games adorn the reception area so you immediately feel comfortable.

They offer daily tours, breakfast and a security guard overnight, for your convenience and safety. It’s a stone’s throw from Jalan Petaling and the Chinatown area, so there’ll be plenty to do and see.

We stayed in the x4 mixed dorm and had ample personal space, lockers and the beds were super comfy. Aircon and WiFi are great too.

Lastly, the staff were fantastic. We had a lot of touristy questions and they were able to help us, recommend ideas and suggest places along our way and as a result, we had such a great trip.

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Sing Sing Theatre, Bangkok, THAILAND

Sing Sing is the sort of place you’ve heard about before you see it. Think; Phantasmogorical 1920’s French Shanghai neo-futuristic cabaret nightclub experience that only gets bangin’ after midnight. They have free drinks on Ladies Night, they have bedazzled actors in cosplay swinging from the rafters and slinking through bird cages, and the latest beats on full volume.

I had such high hopes for Sing Sing, and to be honest, I still do since I love the aesthetic and the vibes. However, on the occasions I’ve been, the club has been dead, I was carded and warned off sitting at tables because (even though the club was empty,) they were reserved in about an hour or so.  I hope you find Sing Sing and that when you do, it’s going off. Otherwise, jump a cab and go hunting for speakeasies around Thong Lor- that’s what we did.

 

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The Colony at the Ritz-Carlton, Singapore

The Colony at the Ritz-Carlton was a perfect high tea. We went in December and were serenaded by festive cheer. Being in Singapore for a week, we had initially wanted to have High Tea at the Raffles, but were unable to since the area is undergoing construction. Deflated, I searched around and discovered the Ritz-Carlton. Situated in Marina Bay, this regal hotel offers a reasonably priced high tea experience with eastern and western options.

This was one of the most memorable high tea experiences I’ve had. Their attention to textural detail and subtle flavours capture a memory, a cuisine in one mouthful. The tea with lavender syrup pairs perfectly to the meal, and the desserts are decadent.

I had a five star afternoon at The Colony and would recommend it to anyone wishing to indulge in a little sophisticated treat.

 

 

 

 

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A perfect tiffin.

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Brickfields: Little India, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

First timers to Kuala Lumpur, like myself, might make the mistake of thinking that Brickfields is a specific place, but it’s not. Brickfields is an area to explore, a suburb, and so when we got our Grab driver to ‘drop us anywhere that’s good’, he let us off at the top of what seemed to be the main street.

We went at night, and I honestly feel that was the best time to go. The heat and humidity died down, the dinner queues were lining up, the shop fronts were blaring competing techno-Bollywood tunes. The whole place was a cacophony of sound and colour. Brickfields is famous for their multicoloured structures and street decorations and I found that wandering the streets at night just made everything more festive, with lamplight and fairylights coming from everywhere.

There’s no shortage of Indian diners to eat at. We found one that was packed from the back and spilled out the front, with bain-maries of curries and rices, and al a carte options. There’s street theatrics as master chefs make dosas and teh tahrik for the public.

Go to Brickfields for dinner, it’s a sonic and culinary experience.

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9PM in Little India and things are ☆ĹOUD☆

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