The heart of Mt Ijen and the mystical blue flames

The heart of Mt Ijen and the …

I’ve posted a few snippets and photos about my experiences in Ijen on my instagram @renzze recently and I’ve had an overwhelming response from people either wanting to go or wanting to know more about…

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The Long and Short of Delhi

The Long and Short of Delhi

I came across this series of photos while looking through my photo folders. It’s amazing how many photos that I take never see the light of day. It’s about time I took some of them…

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IPPUDO Tom Yum Tonkotsu Ramen

IPPUDO Tom Yum Tonkotsu Ramen

Can’t decide if you should have Thai or Japanese for dinner? Why not both? IPPUDO’s seasonal Tom Yum Yonkotsu Ramen ($19) is finally in Singapore. Originally created for IPPUDO in Thailand, this fusion ramen has…

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Braving Beijing

Braving Beijing

I’ve been to Beijing several times in the last couple of decades and each time it leaves me with a different view about it. My first visit in the 1990s was for a student exchange…

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The Velvet Touch

The Velvet Touch

Velvet has always reminded me of special occasions. It’s a strange association I picked up as a kid. When I was 5, my Mum had a gorgeous black velvet dress that she tailored and wore…

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The Helsinki Winter Zoo

The Helsinki Winter Zoo

I visited Finland several times and while I’ve written my stories for magazine publications, I never really got round to sharing my journey on my blog. After some requests from readers who are looking to…

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This week’s thoughts: Money

This week’s thoughts: Money

It’s been a stressful period while I was away. As they say, when it rains, it pours. Whatever little issue that could possibly go wrong while I was away from my business happened. I’m really…

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