First Impressions of Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 3

Jakarta is perhaps one of the major cities in South-East Asia that has a more or less antiquated airport terminal in its capital city. Due to years of mismanagement and lack of infrastructure funding, it was only recently that a new airport terminal opened in Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport - CGK. Dubbed as 'Terminal 3 [...]

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China Southern A380 Business Class from Guangzhou to Los Angeles

CZ327 Guangzhou Baiyun CAN - Los Angeles International LAX STD-STA: 21:30-19:40 Actual: 21:47-18:53 Airbus A380-800 B-6139 Gate A106 Seat 11K I made my way to the boarding gate, as boarding was called while I was in the lounge. The departure gate was at the end of the concourse and there was already a huge crowd [...]

Trio of Surabaya Hotels: Classical Hotel Majapahit

Trio of Surabaya Hotels: Classical Hotel Majapahit

Surabaya Hotels: Sheraton Towers Surabaya Surabaya Hotels: JW Marriott Surabaya Surabaya Hotels: Hotel Majapahit For travellers who have visited Singapore, they would know that the Raffles Hotel is one of the most famous in the city. The Hotel Majapahit shares the same status in Surabaya and in fact it was built by the same Sarkies [...]

Ancestral Visit to Fujian: A Visit to a Village Home in Quanzhou

Ancestral Visit to Fujian: A Visit to a Village Home in Quanzhou

I was told by my parents that my grandfather migrated from Quanzhou to pursue a better life due to hardships in the village. However the development of China's economy have certainly allowed the villagers to gain access to better amenities. In addition to new industries hiring local workers, many from the villages have moved to [...]