A day trip to historical Victoria: Ballarat, Melbourne

A day trip to historical Victoria: Ballarat, Melbourne
Disclaimer: If you're not into still images and art galleries, this post may bore you. :D Courtesy of Study Melbourne, I made a virgin trip to the old town of Ballarat yesterday to claim my prize for the 'How Far We've Come' photography competition I had entered last month. I was lucky enough to have been selected as a finalist, which earned my photo a spot at one of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale exhibitions held in the vicinity until September 22nd. (more…)

MIFF 2015: My Love, Don’t Cross That River

MIFF 2015: My Love, Don’t Cross That River
The Melbourne International Film Festival is here again and I've been tasked to write a review on one of the screenings. I must say it's a perk to get to keep up with the festivals given my field of study, especially in Melbourne, where one pops up almost every month throughout the year. Scrolling through the list of films, I stumbled upon a Korean one titled 'My Love, Don't Cross That River'. After watching the trailer, which left me in

6 Halal Asian restaurants in Melbourne’s CBD

6 Halal Asian restaurants in Melbourne’s CBD
Ramadhan is here again and I've put together a little post about food! I'd like to wish all my Muslim readers and friends a blessed Ramadhan and may Allah provide you with the sustenance to strengthen your iman and rejuvenate your soul. :) For the past month, I've revisited some halal restaurants around the Melbourne CBD in a hunt for some of the best food to satisfy my Singaporean Malay appetite. (more…)

5 Ways Melbourne is unique from Singapore

5 Ways Melbourne is unique from Singapore
It's been almost 2 years now since I moved to Melbourne to pursue my studies. I've returned to Singapore a few times and every time I get people asking me how life's like down under, and whether I would prefer living here for good. I've always had this dream of living abroad because I prefer a more laid-back lifestyle compared to the hustle and bustle city life in Singapore. But then again, everyone has their own lifestyle preference and while Singapore isn't exactly