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Expectations vs Reality: India...

Scott Leaw (right), 32, is an AVP at SingPost. His wife, Chia Wei Ling (left), was doing charity work in Calcutta and decided to stop by other parts of India. She invited her husband along with her to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur, and thus began Scott’s two-week journey through...
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Going Beyond the Boundaries...

Italy. England. France. These were the places that I shortlisted for my dream tour around the world. In time, I realized that it’s not really a world tour as much as a European tour. After interning at GoBeyond.SG for a couple of months, I have listened to the stories of...
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Color Coded Cities...

Jaipur, India (Pink)                                                                       Photo by: wikimedia.org Jaipur is popularized as the ‘Pink City’ of India...
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What Can You Buy in Saudi Arabia for 1 SGD?...

Ancient Masjids, futuristic cityscapes, an immaculate blend of past and progress. Welcome to Saudi Arabia, a haven located in the heart of Middle East. Commonly known for its rich supply of oil, which surpasses that of its water supply, Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad and the origin...
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Gr8 Superfoods...

The term ‘super’ has been prefixed to a lot of words – Superman, Superhero, Superpower – but have you ever heard of Superfoods? Superfoods are a type of food which are naturally rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants, and other tonic components. These foods give your health a super boost – much...
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Morocco For First-Timers...

Never been to Morocco before? Considering going there? Here are some tips! In the second part of our interview with Singaporean entrepreneur Aida Azlin, she shares some tips for those who would love to visit Morocco for the first time. Modest Clothing  Morocco is an Islamic country, so if you’re...
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Workaway: Living Life in Turkey...

One-way ticket, clutching a bag full of clothes, hopes and dreams.

It takes a lot for someone to pack up their bags and decide to travel the world on a whim. For many of us, it is almost impossible to visualise it; purchasing a one-way ticket, clutching a bag full of clothes, hopes and dreams. In the end, our feet often...
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Uzbekistan: Uncovering a Gold Mine...

It’s a country almost entirely untouched by the West.

“Travelling to Uzbekistan is like uncovering a gold mine.” Ahmad Khan Surattee, 27, repeated this like a mantra, throughout our interview. His venture to Uzbekistan was a story he told to many before us. However, his excitement had yet to run out, and he was eager to tell us everything....
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The Two Weeks I was Yusuf...

I wanted to work on an organic farm in Turkey to practice my Turkish.

It was nightfall. My bus pulled out of Istanbul’s main bus station, heading into the darkness of the Turkish countryside. I was due to arrive in the town of Gümüşhacıköy the next morning, after my bus had traversed almost half the length of the entire Anatolian landmass. I was headed...
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An Expatriate in Saudi Arabia...

The Saudis are very modern and yet uphold their traditional values dearly

Saudi Arabia is widely known to be the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad and where Islam originated. As the largest oil exporter in the world, its economy is flourishing, and more expatriates are venturing there for work. Silas Tan, a Singaporean Chinese, is one such example. After receiving a job offer...
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