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Updating my travel journal - Cebu, Philippines
30, Dec 2007
During my last couple of trips I have been documenting my trip in detail in my travel journal. I update the journal almost every day during the trip. The things I usually capture would be the travel I did for the day the local food and drinks I try. This information is very useful when you want to write a travelogue and also if you want to share details of the travel with other interested travelers.

In the picture above you can see me updating my travel journal in the beach of Costabella Resort in Mactan island near Cebu. I am enjoying the morning sunrise and in the background you can see the local fisherman trying to fish mud crabs.




                      


Scuba diving in Philippines
24-31, Dec 2007
I had a successful scuba diving trip in Philippines. After my disappointing dive 2 years ago in Bali, Indonesia. This time it turned out to be pretty good. I did a couple of dives in Hilotongan marine sanctuary in Olango island near Mactan Cebu and in Bohol island.

The other attraction in Cebu are: Magellan's cross (this is where Magellan erected a cross to convert the locals to Catholics, he also died in a battle with the local chief lapu lapu in Mactan island),the chocolate hills in Bohol, Dolphin watching in Pamilacan island, Bohol and finally the great sea food in Cebu.


                     


Restaurant review: Muthu's Fish Head Curry, Singapore
22, Dec 2007
Muthu's Curry Restaurant has been my favorite place for many years. It serves the best Fish head curry in Singapore. The spicy fish head curry goes well with the rice and vegetable dishes they serve. A medium sized fish head is priced at S$20. The portions are pretty large. It's a good idea to go there with more people to share the dishes.

The restaurant is located at 138 Race course road in Little India, Singapore. If you do go there try to walk around the back lanes of little India you will see a whole lot of interesting stuff, typical Indian food outlets, Indian grocery shops and street vendors. This is what you would see in a typical south Indian city back in India.

                  
                       
New Asia Bar, Swissotel, The Stamford, Singapore
22, Dec 2007
The hottest drinking spot in Singapore is the
New Asia Bar on the 71st and 72nd floor of the Stanford Hotel. The cover charge is S$15 and you can get a pretty decent glass of wine for it. The view of downtown Singapore is worth the price. A good time to go there would be just before sunset around 5.30pm. Its not too crowded around this time. Pick a good seat where you can see the financial district (down town area). Enjoy the drink and watch the sunset in the most beautiful city in Asia.

To get there you could take a MRT train to City hall station and use the Raffles shopping center exit. Once inside the shopping centre look for the Equinox restaurant entrance that is where you will find the elevator to the 71st and 72nd floor. Another important piece of information is the dress code is formal so don't show up in a shorts and T-shirt.


   

 
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