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Traveling the world with your tastebudsClimb Dempsey Hill, not Machu Picchu, for a taste of Peru  Mention Peru and the 15th century Incan archeological site Machu Picchu comes to mind.…
13 Oct 2021
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Traveling the world with your tastebuds

Climb Dempsey Hill, not Machu Picchu, for a taste of Peru  Mention Peru and the 15th century Incan archeological site Machu Picchu comes to mind. Since we can’t fly 18,630…

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Bringing the magic of travel back after the Covid-19 bruising

There is no doubt that 2020 was the worst year in tourism history. The World Tourism Organisation reported a “collapse” in international travel, with one billion fewer international arrivals than in 2019.  Travel agencies in Singapore were not spared. In 2020, Nam Ho DMC said that bookings for group tours dried up amid the Covid-19…
29 Dec 2021 6 mins read

Traveling the world with your tastebuds

Climb Dempsey Hill, not Machu Picchu, for a taste of Peru  Mention Peru and the 15th century Incan archeological site Machu Picchu comes to mind. Since we can’t fly 18,630 km to the South American country, why not let our palate passports do the traveling. Nestled in Dempsey Hill surrounded by greenery is Canchita, a…
13 Oct 2021 4 mins read

Summer retreat onsen in Ehime inspiration for Spirited Away’s witchy bathhouse

If you have binged on revered Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s enchanting fantasy film Spirited Away, you would have come across its witchy bathhouse, where the film’s heroine Chihiro once worked. Like most Japanese animations where fictitious scenes and sets are often inspired by real life, the same can be said for this bathhouse which,…
9 Jul 2021 4 mins read

Ethiopia, the land of ‘dust’, is where you get spoiled by beauty and history

With the pandemic halting travel plans, many have turned to ‘virtual travelling’ to sate their wanderlust. For those yearning to catch a glimpse of other pockets of the world, TheHomeGround Asia brings you on a journey in Through the Eyes… . In this installation, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Social Service…
23 Jun 2021 5 mins read

Discover the evolution of Singapore’s passports with Gil Schneider

Gil Schneider is an avid collector of passports and has amassed hundreds of them internationally in his trusty vintage suitcases. We get a sneak peek into his collection of Singapore passports, from the end of World War Two in 1945 until today. From flimsy slips of handwritten papers to state-of-the-art biometric passports, watch how our…
15 Jun 2021 1 min read

Otorohanga, the Kiwiana capital of New Zealand, is a rural escapade unlike any other

With the pandemic halting travel plans, many have turned to ‘virtual travelling’ to sate their wanderlust. For those yearning to catch a glimpse of other pockets of the world, TheHomeGround Asia brings you on a journey in Through the Eyes… where we ask expatriates in Singapore what they love most about their home countries. In…
9 Jun 2021 5 mins read

In Conversation With: Brent Folan, nomad and mental health advocate

Through our weekly series In Conversation With, TheHomeGround Asia amplifies and celebrates the ideas, achievements and experiences of extraordinary individuals who are creating ripples in unique ways. In the seventh installment of this series, we speak to the globetrotting ‘Rio Olympics Selfie King’ Brent Folan, who has made Singapore a place of refuge during the…
1 Jun 2021 10 mins read

Hulunbuir, world’s largest city by landmass, is far-flung yet culturally diverse

With the pandemic halting travel plans, many have turned to ‘virtual travelling’ to sate their wanderlust. For those yearning to catch a glimpse of other pockets of the world, TheHomeGround Asia brings you on a journey in Through the Eyes… where we ask expatriates in Singapore what they love most about their home countries. In…
27 May 2021 4 mins read

Cyprus, a land steeped in legend, beauty, romance and hospitality

Singapore and Hong Kong are set to launch their second attempt at a travel bubble on 26 May. But for wanderlust souls looking to explore further, TheHomeGround Asia brings you on a virtual journey in Through the Eyes…, where we ask expatriates in Singapore what they love most about their home countries. In this installation,…
30 Apr 2021 6 mins read

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