Berlin Art & Culture

Berlin, Germany, Friedrichshain, quirky green man icon © 2013 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Berlin, Berlin, Germany. A recent long weekend trip to cultural Berlin to help us get over our post-Asia blues! The trip also doubled up as a birthday celebration for one half of oddjam and we enjoyed dodging the … Continue reading

In Search of the Rafflesia

Highlands Malaysia Rafflesia Flower Fresh Close Up © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia. Our visit to the Cameron Highlands was also a pilgrimage to hunt down the famous rotting flesh smelling flower – the Rafflesia, originally discovered in Indonesia and named after Sir Stamford Raffles (I’m sure … Continue reading

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands Malaysia Boh Tea Plantation Scenic Layers © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia. If we were feeling a little homesick, we certainly topped off our nostalgic coffers with a visit to the Cameron Highlands or Malaysia’s Green Bowl as it’s nicknamed – a hilly haven in the … Continue reading

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur KL Malaysia Chinatown Chef Woks Sparking © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A visit to Malaysia would not be complete without a trip to the capital Kuala Lumpur or ‘KL’ as it is often referred to. We didn’t spend long in the … Continue reading

Malacca

Malacca or Melaka Malaysia Colourful Bicycle Ricksaws © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia. Forcing ourselves to say goodbye to Ruddy and Singapore, we took the 4 hour bus ride across the border into Malaysia and arrived in Malacca (or Melaka in Malay). Formally a Dutch and before that … Continue reading

Singapore with Ruddy

Singapore With Ruddy MacRichie Nature Reserve All Shoes Together © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Singapore. We had heard mixed opinions of Singapore from fellow travellers along our journey, with the main comment being that it was just too materialistic and expensive and was simply a stopover on the way to Australia. Given … Continue reading

Skyline of Singapore

Singapore Skyline Iconic Landmarks at Night Laser Show © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Singapore. Singapore is a super modern city with a quirky skyline of non-traditional towers including the spiky hedgehog known to others as the Esplanade Centre, the newly opened Gardens By The Bay with their Supertrees, and the Marina … Continue reading

Culinary Tour of Singapore

Singapore Culinary Tour Food Bugis Market Ice Cream in Pandan Bread Sandwich © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Singapore. Our culinary tour of Singapore had begun in earnest and we had a fantastic time sampling what this former British outpost had to offer, within budget, from top world cuisine to some of the best local dishes … Continue reading

Cultural Singapore

Cultural Singapore Art Museum SAM Lee Wen Yellow Man In Bathtub Print © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Singapore. Throughout our trip, where we could, we have enjoyed visiting museums and art galleries and our visits to the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and to the Singapore National Museum especially, pushed the quality benchmark higher and left … Continue reading

Singapore Sling at Raffles

Singapore Sling Cocktail at Raffles Hotel Long Bar Singapore Cheers © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Singapore. “I have only one cheesy request,” I said to my cousin Ruddy. “We have to have a Singapore Sling at Raffles!”. “But that’s not cheesy,” he laughed, “… it is essential”. The Long Bar at Raffles is … Continue reading

Naomi and Jon

Mauritius Naomi Jon Port Louis Alouda © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Mahebourg, Grand Port, Mauritius. My friends Naomi and Jon had recently been married and were in Mauritius for their honeymoon. We spread our fun over two days to better pace ourselves and found our way to the trendy … Continue reading

Manioc Biscuit Factory

Mauritius Rault Manioc Biscuit Factory Biscuits Close © 2012 oddjam. All rights reserved.

Posted from Mahebourg, Grand Port, Mauritius. We arrived with Naomi and Jon at the home of this famous Mauritian cottage industry where biscuits have been made of manioc since 1870, and were greeted by Teddy and Pepe, who shared with … Continue reading