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A hidden jewel: Manly Scenic Walk

17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney Central Business District, Manly most notable for its beaches is a famous tourist destination. One of its possibly less known jewel is the Manly Scenic Walk, offering… Continue reading

✈ One thing you must do in: Hong Kong

In ‘One thing you must do’ I’ll be recommending the one thing I think all visitors should do in a city I’ve travelled to. This time we head to a tiny, yet is… Continue reading

I Love Hotels ❤ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

This time we head over to the world’s forth-leading financial centre – Singapore – behind New York, London and Hong Kong. Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort near the CBD in the… Continue reading

I Love Hotels ❤ Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

My inaugural review on this blog had to be no other than the Siam Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Located at the heart of Siam, Bangkok and part of the busy Pathum Wan district,… Continue reading

✈ One thing you must do in: Seoul, South Korea

In ‘One thing you must do’ I’ll be recommending the one thing I think all visitors should do in a city I’ve traveled to. To kick off what hopefully becomes a series, first… Continue reading

Buying off-the-plan Part 2: lessons learnt

We recently settled on our investment unit in the $2b Central Park development in Sydney purchased off-the-plan over 36 months ago and there’s certainly been a few lessons learnt. 1. Valuation With all… Continue reading

Buying off-the-plan Part 1: Deposit options

Buying off-the-plan is a common way to purchase property, particularly brand new. It’s also been exacerbated in recent years with the shift of the First Home Owners Grant to new homes. Competition can… Continue reading

✈ A380 Business Class: Singapore Air vs. Korean Air vs. Emirates

If my memory serves me correctly I think my first ever A380 flight was back in 2008 with Singapore Airlines flying from Hong Kong to Sydney. I remember seeing this gigantic aircraft, 49%… Continue reading

Road trip to Taupo, New Zealand

If you enjoy driving on open roads, be sure to head over to New Zealand for a visit. On a recent trip back home (one of many) to the land of the long… Continue reading

Sydney tipped for housing improvement in 2013

Forward-looking indicators, including building approvals, of residential construction point to a modest recovery in the near future. This is supported by a pick-up in dwelling prices, sales activity, rental yields and loan approvals… Continue reading