Nesuto X 52 Sandwich Shack @ Tras Street

I have decided to revive my blog! Finally, I found the time to edit some photos and truthfully, it is also because I have something worth to blog about!

Recently, I made a trip to Nesuto, which is located at 53 Tras Street, just a short walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. It is not my first time there, but the desserts and murals, as usual, blew me away. A little birdie told me that the paintings on the wall cost the owners five figures!

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So, back to the topic. The reason I visited Nesuto is that they now have a new concept called 52 Sandwich Shack, which is slated to open soon at Raffles City. Some of the signature items from the shack can now be found at Nesuto so that you can have your savoury and sweet all in one place!

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Khao Yai Travelogue 5: Two Days Wildlife Tour in Khao Yai National Park

For my second visit, I ensured that I made all arrangements on ThaiNationalParks.com prior to travelling, as I had trouble with communication during my last trip. This included a two-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai National Park, the third largest and most popular national park in Thailand.

A private tour for two cost 12,800 Baht, which is equivalent to SGD$512. During the two days, we hiked in the forest, visited viewpoints, waterfalls and the Visitor Centre, went for a night safari drive and saw lots of wildlife.

The rate included:

  • Entrance fees to the park
  • An English speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks.

Day 1: 0800-2030hrs

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Our leech protection socks (which sadly we were not allowed to keep). It did work!

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Khao Yai Travelogue 4: What To See, Do, Eat and Stay in Khao Yai

If you have been following my blog closely, you would have realised that this is my second trip to Khao Yai this year. I visited the area in September with friends, and this time it was with my sister. This blog post will not include details about the places I visited during my first trip as well as safari at the National Park, so if you want to find out more about Khao Yai and how to get there, here are my other posts:

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I have created a map to show the major attractions in Khao Yai and the relative distance between them so that you can have a rough gauge.

What To See

  1. Sunflowers at Saraburi Sunflower Field (November to January)
  2. Flowers at The Bloom

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To get to Saraburi Sunflower Field, it is a slight detour from the route from Bangkok to Khao Yai. It should cost you about an additional 200 Baht if you are taking private transport. While blooming period is from November to January, the sunflowers only started blooming in December this year, so it would be good to check before going there.

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Balkans Travelogue 10: Side Trip to Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello

It was one of the worst days to visit Venice. It was so foggy; we could hardly see anything. We spoke to one of the shopkeepers, and she said that the weather was quite abnormal as it was fine the day before.

You can get to Venice through a variety of ways, but we opted for private car service as we were staying about 1.5 hours away. It was way more expensive compared to taking public transport, but still bearable when splitting five ways.

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You can hardly see the famous Rialto Bridge in the distance. The picture below is taken on the bridge.

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To get to St Mark’s, you just have to follow the yellow signages.

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Balkans Travelogue 9: Bled Caste and Lake Bled, Slovenia

The most scenic place we visited during the trip was Bled in Slovenia, a town best known for its lovely castle, Bled Castle, which is perched atop a cliff overlooking beautiful Lake Bled.

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Our hotel, Hotel Park, is situated near the lake and it offers a magnificent view of the castle. Other than the landscape, the region is also famous for its Original Bled Cream Cake, which you can order from almost all the restaurants in that area.

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We had ours at the rooftop cafe of our hotel for 3.70 Euro. The cake comprises of a puff pastry, custard cream, whipped cream and vanilla sugar. Hands down the best pastry we had during our trip.

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Balkans Travelogue 8: Postajna and Ljubljana, Slovenia

Our first stop of the day in Slovenia was Postajna Cave. Apparently, it is the most visited tourist cave in Europe! To enter the chambers, you need to take a short ride in (3.7km) on the cave railway, which has been in existence for 140 years.

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From there, it was about 1.5 hours of walking (5km) while observing the stalactites and stalagmites. Throughout the entire duration, you will be accompanied by a guide who would call out numbers at certain points for you to press on the audio guide.

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Balkans Travelogue 6: Mostar and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

We visited the Old Town of Mostar and the famous Mostar Old Bridge on the river of Neretva in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name Mostar was derived from medieval bridge keepers, mostari, who protected the bridge since the 16th century.

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(Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/travel/comments/4yox3u/taken_yesterday_stari_most_old_bridge_in_mostar/)

The country went through a war in 1993 and the bridge, which had stood strong for 427 years, was destroyed during that period. It took many years to rebuild the bridge, and it was finally reconstructed in 2004.

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