Visiting Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple in Singapore

Thetraveljunkie.org – Our first day in Singapore was super sunny, with the kind of sun drops that stay on your glasses and refresh your face. We had so much energy and were really excited. We spent the day walking around one of our favourite areas: Katong. And we visited the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple as part of a heritage walk with Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. It’s just up the road from the hotel. Laviously decorated temple dedicated to Ganesha. It’s name means the Ganesha temple under the cempaka tree.

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Chin Mee Chin Confectionary, Where Kaya Toast Meets Coffee & Peranakan Singaporean

Thetraveljunkie.org – When we stayed in Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, we headed to the famous Chin Mee Chin Confectionary, old school coffee shop. Arriving just as the store opened we beat the crowds of trendy visitors and local families who had already formed while we were seated. The cafe has kept its original furnishings from the marble topped wooden tables, the tiled floor, open kitchen and a retro fifties clock which has seen generations come and go. And, it was really nice to see people out and about enjoying the morning.

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A Wonderful Taste In Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

Thetraveljunkie.org – We woke up bright and early, we headed over to Feast @ East the Buffet Restaurant for breakfast at the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. It was very posh, relaxing and the food was absolutely lovely. I ate so much dim sum. There was laksa too. It was so nice to sit around on beautiful chairs, nibble on small portions of food, drink amazing teas, talk to my bojo.

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10 Things To Do in Katong, Singapore

Thetraveljunkie.org – A guide to the best things to do and attractions in Katong, Singapore. Peranakans is make up one of Singapore’s most distinctive cultures. These early Chinese immigrants to the Malay Peninsula embraced Malay customs tinged with European, Indian influences, and now form a significant community in Singapore. Many interesting spots in Katong, with rich Peranakan influenced architecture and food. It’s easy to explore the heritage of the Peranakans – if you know where to look. Here are 10 things to do in Katong, Singapore:

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Dinner Time In Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

Thetraveljunkie.org – Today we wanted to show you the photos that we took a dinner time at Breez bistro bar in Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, it is the best option to eat something special. We’ve always liked this restaurant for its atmosphere and how well-located it is. We ordered Executive Set Dinner (appetizer, soup, main and dessert). They are the perfect dinner choice. And we always have an exotic splash or alcohol collections. Wishing you all a fab day!

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Weekend Getaway To Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

Thetraveljunkie.org – Singapore’s one of those places we keep going back to, but we decided it was time to see a different side of this city. We headed to Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy situated in the heart of the Katong district. Katong is a fine example of Peranakan culture – a superb mix of both Chinese and Malay influences.

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Conquering Puncak B-29 Lumajang, East Java

Thetraveljunkie.org – I wasn’t really excited about it because I’m not the type who enjoys hiking up (and down) a mountain. I can still remember my friend laughing at me when I told them we were hiking up a mountain. All my friend was able to say was “Good luck.” — pretty much what I needed. We headed straight to Lumajang in East Java. And suddenly it occurred to me that at 4am we start our climb to Puncak B-29. I tried my best to force myself to sleep at 11 PM. Woke up at 3am to prepare my stuff and get ready for the climb. We all met up at the lobby, got oriented, and boarded the ojeks that will take up to the starting point of the climb.

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Wonderful Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, Lumajang

Thetraveljunkie.org – The March is the perfect time to travel, although if you haven’t had the chance to enjoy your holidays first, the best thing for you to do is to discover your own city. Lumajang in East Java really does have something for everyone and making it the best time of the year to explore. The best time of the day to venture off is the morning and we suggest you wear comfortable stuff. The truth is that we like the Tumpak Sewu or Coban Sewu waterfall throughout the whole year, whether it rains, or its super hot. Each season offers a different perspective and being able to trekking around the waterfall is totally priceless.

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Make Time For Your Karimunjawa Underwater

Thetraveljunkie.org – There are two types of people: those who enjoy a relaxing holiday under a palm tree and those who want to go on a activity holiday. We’re part of the second group and that’s why when we stayed in Karimunjawa Island we organised a snorkeling trip around some of the unknown islands.

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Walking Around Aer Mata Bangkalan, Madura Island

Thetraveljunkie.org – During our stay in Surabaya we stopped over at Madura Island, to visit one of the world’s most amazing places, the Aer Mata Bangkalan. We’re pretty sure that you would have seen at least one photo of this canyon in someone’s screen saver or hung up on someone’s wall because it is truly amazing.

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