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  • Singapore to Savour | Expedia.com.au
    Road Chilli crab at Hua Yu Wee Seafood The seafood market out at East Coast Park is worth a visit in its own right grab a seat among the open air stalls and kick back with a beer and a plate of steamed clams It s close to the airport and a great destination if you ve just landed with a rumbling stomach If you ve got more time and want a really special night out head to Hua Yu Wee Seafood This humble old colonial bungalow houses an incredible array of weird and wonderful looking seafood residing in tanks out front but the chilli crab is the dish that put this place on the map Prepare to get messy as you extract meat from the huge crab claws and soak up the spicy sauce with a wedge of fried man tou Chinese bun Hua Yu Wee Seafood 462 Upper East Coast Rd Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Foodie Singapore Laksa at Marine Parade Laksa Rice noodles with fresh prawns chunks of fishcake and a hard boiled egg all bobbing in a creamy spicy coconut broth It has to be laksa While there are several contenders for the crown of best laksa in Singapore in our mind Marine Parade Laksa is the original real deal although it has moved locations since opening in the 1940s and is now despite the name situated in Bedok a neighbourhood to the east of the island By making all the components in house including the paste for the base of the soup made from a lengthy list of ingredients the owners continue to serve steaming bowls of perfectly balanced laksa There s just enough coconut sweetness and a little umami kick from the dried prawns Marine Parade Laksa Blk 128 Bedok North St 2 01 02 Hokkien mee at Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodle Colloquially known as Chomp Chomp Serangoon Gardens recently won the public s vote as Singapore s favourite hawker centre With less than 40 stalls it s one of the island s smaller food courts but as a result offers a more intimate and laid back dinner and late night eating experience We stumbled upon this stall because it had the longest queue always a good sign especially when locals are happy to wait at least 30 minutes for their noodle fix Run by the eponymous Uncle Ah Hock for the past 50 years one of the keys to his long running success might be the use of thin bee hoon noodles They certainly set this place apart from the hundreds of other hokkien mee stalls in Singapore Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodle Serangoon Gardens Food Centre Kensington Park Road Related Articles

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  • Taking the kids to Paris | Expedia.com.au
    simple once you get the hang of it and makes getting to attractions really easy A trip on a Bateau Mouche is a great way to get orientated with the city and its major landmarks These boats take you on a tour of the River Seine with great commentary on sites and their historical significance The tours generally last about an hour Children under four are free Eating Out with Kids Cafes if you see a kids menu expect kid sized portions of adult meals e g escargot not chicken nuggets There s plenty that children will enjoy even if all they eat is a Croque Monsieur toasted ham and cheese sandwich Picnics with an abundance of beautiful parks and small supermarkets Paris is perfect for picnics Buy fresh baguettes ham and cheese sit on the grass and let the kids play while you eat Crêperies you ll find streetside crêperies all over Paris selling sweet and savoury options such as Nutella or ham cheese and egg What child would say no to pancakes for lunch Pâtisseries perfect for a treat or bribe for the whole family No one will say no to a fresh Pain au Chocolat or Éclair Take your little ones into Ladurée on the Champs Élysées where the brightly coloured macarons look too good to eat Get takeaway and munch while you tackle this long avenue Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Family France Kids Paris Exploring Museums If you want to see one of the major museums such as the Louvre or Musée D Orsay set a realistic time limit to spend there with kids These museums are enormous and you wouldn t see everything even if you were on your own Keep your expectations realistic and just enjoy sharing some remarkable art with your kids A smaller more child friendly favourite of mine is Musée Rodin Beautiful sculptures including famous The Thinker are located in an outdoor setting where kids can run around Older children might enjoy the Paris Catacombs where you ll find the remains of approximately six million Parisians transferred around two centuries ago when Church Cemeteries were being closed to manage health risks The narrow tunnels are lined with neatly stacked bones and skulls providing an interesting and slightly macabre history lesson Entrance is free for children 13 and under Hint Many museums have FREE ENTRY on the 1 st Sunday of the month but they ll be crowded Churches to Visit The Notre Dame is my favourite This cathedral is free to enter but be mindful it s a functioning church and Mass may be in progress The intricately carved entranceway stunning Rose window gargoyles and arched ceilings will appeal to big

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  • Finding Health and Wellness in the City of Angels | Expedia.com.au
    head to Expedia s Los Angeles Holidays and for tips on how to stay healthy and put wellness on your map here s a few of my favourite spots to visit Healthy Restaurants One thing I find when travelling to the USA is that you need to know where to look for healthy food It s all too easy to be led astray on streets filled with restaurants and vendors offering fries cheesy pizzas and super sized meals The good thing about being in the Wellness Capital of the country is that there s always options for nutritious and delicious meals If you re in the city for a few days make sure you visit Café Gratitude for their 100 organic vegan food and dose of gratitude Café Gratitude is bustling with organic vitality and goodness book into one of their workshops that help spread the word on sustainability and green living One of the common misconceptions about vegan and wholefood cuisine is that the menu options are limited Fortunately there are restaurants like Vegan Glory in LA that prove that wrong Vegan Glory fuses Vegan ingredients and Thai dishes in a menu that s full of flavour The Flowering Tree in West Hollywood also has an extensive organic vegetarian and vegan menu If you want to go all out with a buffet lunch Govinda s Natural Foods serves a 7 vegan buffet Finally Real Food Daily is a vegan restaurant best enjoyed by Hollywood actresses like Kristen Bell Ashley Greene and Angela Bassett Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Foodie Health Los Angeles Santa Monica Yoga Farmers Market A visit to The Original Farmers Market is always a treat to those of us keen on staying fit and healthy The market which has been around since 1934 operates on a daily basis to serve locals and tourists alike Considered one of the most popular sights in LA it was turned into an official Los Angeles Cultural and Historical Landmark Over 3 million visitors roam the stalls each year in search of products such as fresh produce nuts cheese and more Yoga After a day of eating and exploring your way around LA a little relaxation and exercise is always nice And when it comes to both there s nothing yoga can t fix The good thing about doing yoga in LA is there s an abundant selection of free and paid yoga classes to suit everyone Bryan Kest from Power Yoga is among the most popular yogis in LA Thanks to the donations of his students Kest continues to offer classes to over a hundred students in his Santa Monica studio City Yoga offers free yoga classes twice a month Additionally

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  • The Perfect Beach Holiday Playlist | Expedia.com.au
    for me is putting together the perfect playlist So to help you get in the beach frame of mind here s a few tracks you might consider adding to your playlist this summer Enjoy The Beautiful Girls Music I ve got music and it makes me feel alright Mat McHugh s lyrics sound like something to live by as long as you have music in your ears everything is going to be ok The Thrills Big Sur Who would have thought that this sunny Beach Boys esque ode to California was the work of a group of lads from Dublin Tell me this song doesn t make you want to go to the beach right now Josh Pyke The Summer The Sydney singer songwriter turns up the summer nostalgia for this classic Australian tune Kings of Convenience Boat Behind Norway may not be known for its beaches and water sports but that doesn t stop us from wishing we were lazing on a boat somewhere listening to this song from the Scandinavian duo The Little Stevies Sunshower Another track in the nostalgia vein this sister duo from Melbourne seem to have bottled summer John Butler Ocean As a thank you to his fans last year John Butler released a brand new version of his instrumental classic Play this one loud in your headphones and think of the sea Angus and Julia Stone Yellow Brick Road The Stones may be doing the solo thing at the moment but there ll always be a special place in our hearts for their duo work This song is pure California Xavier Rudd Follow The Sun As an environmental campaigner Xavier Rudd has dedicated himself to helping preserve Australia s beautiful unspoiled natural places His love for this country shines through his music The Jezabels

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  • Communion is changing the face of the UK music scene | Expedia.com.au
    In 2006 three friends started a club night in London s Notting Hill Arts Club a night that has become a global phenomenon Those friends were Mumford and Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett Bear s Den bassist Kevin Jones and renowned producer Ian Grimble And that night was Communion Hundreds if not thousands of live music nights are held in clubs and pubs around the world but somehow this little club night held on the first Sunday of the month has broken through the noise to become something more What has made Communion successful in London the UK and throughout the world seems to be the organisers dogged devotion to the original ethos of those early shows For one Communion has kept itself to smaller intimate venues despite constantly selling out Secondly the price remains affordable This isn t an exclusive night just for the it crowd And the quality of artists is always top notch Many of the artists who once graced the Communion stage are now international stars if not household names From Mumford and Sons to Laura Marling to Australian artists like Matt Corby Angus and Julia Stone Sarah Blasko and Gotye the consistent quality of music presented by Communion sets it apart from so many of its contemporaries When you go to a Communion night you know you re going to be part of something pretty special Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Communion England London Music Notting Hill If you re like me and are always hunting out

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  • Local Secrets: 5 fun family adventures in Sydney | Expedia.com.au
    just a short walk down to the Quay It s always busy down here so keep an eye on the kids they ll be tempted to run off and watch the buskers Catch the big Manly ferry straight from Wharf 3 to Manly Wharf If there s a swell rolling through The Heads adventurous kids will love the roller coaster ride up front Local secret on Sunday s you can buy a Family Funday travel ticket on Sydney Public Transport for only 2 50 each Explore Manly Once we get to Manly our family walks from Manly Beach around to picturesque Shelly Beach where it s safer for young children no waves and has a large grassy area free BBQ s We also love the Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary where you can get close to some of Australia s marine animals while learning about conservation and preservation The big kids over 14 might be brave enough to take on the Shark Dive Xtreme but we stick to the super cute Penguin Cove Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Australia Beach Bondi Family Manly Over the Bridge Sydney Harbour Bridge nicknamed the coathanger by locals is the star of Circular Quay There s a pedestrian path and a cycle route along the bottom of the bridge access them from Cumberland St but why go under it when you can go over it BridgeClimb Sydney is only for kids over ten and 1 2m tall and probably not for anyone scared of heights but

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  • Unique Sleeps POD Camps Bay Cape Town South Africa | Expedia.com.au
    Expedia About Listopedia POD Camps Bay Cape Town Stay in a Luxury Room with a private plunge pool POD Camps Bay Cape Town Hang out in the sleek and chic guest areas POD Camps Bay Cape Town Sleep in style choose from mountain or ocean view rooms POD Camps Bay Cape Town Raw yet polished design POD Camps Bay Cape Town The Camps Bay beach is at your doorstep 1

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  • The Art of Packing | Expedia.com.au
    or bag tag to your case You don t want to find someone else s underwear when you get to the hotel all because you took the wrong bag Prepare for the worst Carry a change of clothes in your carry on bag just in case your luggage gets delayed or lost Don t worry airlines have great tracking systems and can usually get your bags to you within 24 hours If in doubt leave it out De clutter your bag It s worth lightening your load to leave space for new things Instead of overfilling your bag with stuff you think I might need leave it out There s nothing worse than carrying around an overstuffed bag Apart from prescriptions you ll probably be able to buy whatever you need once you arrive at your destination Keep valuables at home Don t bring anything you would be upset to lose this goes for clothes too You don t want to ruin your holiday because you re heartbroken over breaking an expensive watch Know the baggage rules Remember to follow the airline rules and regulations Don t bring any sharp objects lighters or liquids gels over 100ml in your hand luggage Leaving expensive face moisturiser with the security guard at the airport is never fun Find out more about baggage here Pack a travel journal Whatever you do leave space for a travel journal A book of empty pages to be filled with your experiences will become a treasured souvenir Use a hardbound type rather than a spiral bound unless you want to lose pages along the way I love looking back through my journals they fill me with a sense of luxury and adventure Remember your medicine Don t forget to pack all your prescription medication it s also

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