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Gothenburg: Sweden's Culture & Culinary Capital

Published on 22nd July 2016 by Shing Yoong

Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and is popularly known as the Culture and Culinary Capital. Foodies should waste no time visiting the charming Saluhallen food market to try some local delicacies across forty diverse stalls. Though Gothenburg's most famous food hall is Feskekörka which translates literally to 'fish church' d...

Travelling on the Hurtigruten - A Voyage to Remember

Published on 19th July 2016 by Shing Yoong

Travelling along the coastline of Norway is often hailed the world’s most beautiful voyage.  It’s easy to see why, not many countries have a coastline as dramatic as Norway’s west coast. It’s a maze of channels, inlets, islets and headlands, providing shelter for the ship and endless visual stimulus for deckbound pas...

Nusfjord: The Historical Gem of the Lofoten Islands

Published on 17th May 2016 by Shing Yoong

My word. How can I possibly talk about the beauty of Nusfjord without failing miserably? Being here is like a gift from Mother Nature. It has a special quality that goes beyond its jagged peaks and expansive fjord view, it somehow takes you to that happy place within yourself, where you forget everything except for being utterly present. The fe...

The World’s First Ice Concert

Published on 21st April 2016 by Shing Yoong

Something different and something very special happens during the winter in Swedish Lapland. Every Friday and Saturday night for the last three years the Arctic town of Lulea welcomes visitors to be part of the world’s largest ice concert. For many, the uniqueness of this concert has put Lulea on the map for international visitors who want...

Malmö: Cool, Cosmopolitan and Edgy

Published on 25th November 2015 by Shing Yoong

Home to the iconic ‘Turning Torso’, Malmö is a cultured, diverse and lively city. Its superb location along the South Swedish coast benefits from spectacular views of the ocean and has become a popular place to live. For those working in Copenhagen due to the Øresund bridge that has connected Denmark with Sweden since 200...

Best Things to See and Do in North Iceland

Published on 13th October 2015 by Shing Yoong

  We recently came back from North Iceland and had an unbelievable time. Its landscape is so incredibly unique and bizarre it's hard to get your head around. To get an idea of what it looks like, don't look at planet Earth, instead look at Mars and you’ll be a step closer to reality. Heading to North Iceland was a new experience for me...

Ystad - the Gateway to Holiday Happiness!

Published on 11th August 2015 by Shing Yoong

As soon as I arrived in Ystad I knew there was something special about being here. I’m not exactly sure what it was that gave me such an immediate feeling of positivity, but as I looked out towards the Baltic Sea and felt the warmth of the sun across my face, I had an idea. I wanted to explore Ystad and its surrounding area so I began on...

Is Skåne Europe’s Most Underrated Summer Destination?

Published on 6th July 2015 by Shing Yoong

After several long days under blue skies and sunshine, infused with white beaches and relaxing strolls along wooden boardwalks, I’ve arrived home with a healthy summer glow and a penchant for wine with every evening meal.   You could be mistaken for thinking I’m talking about a recent trip to the south of France but in reality I...