An Overview of Jakarta, Indonesia | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

Jakarta’s nickname is the Big Durian. Like the fruit, it’s a shock at first sight and smell, it’s a sweltering, steaming, heaving mass of some 10 million people packed into an urban spread. The contrast between the obvious wealth of Indonesia’s elite and the atrocious deficiency of the urban poor is another shock. If one is inside a tinted-window Mercedes turning left at the supermall with its Gucci shop, then definitely on the other side of the coin, there is one buggy heading into muddy lanes full of beggars and uneven iron shacks. It is traffic and humidity – but so what? This country has thrived and survived years with rich culture, religion and ethnicity one cannot see in other places. This place is also one of Asia’s most exciting, most lively cities. There is plenty to do in Jakarta, from cosmopolitan shopping at the many luxurious shopping centers to one of the hippest nightlife scenes in Southeast Asia.

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Wild and Wicked Soi Bangla! | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

These places will be explored in the upcoming articles! – This was my last entry on the previous article about Patong. So now here it is as promised! Experience the exotic Soi Bangla!

Night owls or not – Patong’s liveliest party zone becomes closed to traffic and ready for action once the sun sets as the Soi Bangla awakes! This hole is notorious for its wild and naughty nightlife. Soi Bangla may be the smallest street on earth but it goes all out to entertain with girls, beers and music that increases in volume as the moon rises. This place is packed most nights for 365 days, and is safe and lively place to walk around as bars compete for customers. The girls aim to please always, pole dancing, engaging in small talks, or inviting customers to play simple bar games like “Connect” or “Hammer the nail” to break the ice. The business of course is to entice customers to buy drinks and hopefully, take them away for the evening.

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Investing: YUM’s Core Brands Strength


With their strong brands, Yum remains a well-diversified player in the global fast service restaurant industry. Almost all of the company’s brands, which include KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell occupies the leading market position in their respective territories. In addition, these brands have huge international appeal, which should help the company expand its leadership in China and several other emerging markets. Analysts remain optimistic about Yum’s ability to generate positive economic returns despite competitions globally. Continue reading

Little India Singapore | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

As the name implies, Little India is the center where the large Indian community in Singapore exists. Just like when you think of Singapore’s Chinatown. Little India retains its popular uniqueness without degenerating into a mere tourist attraction and is one of the most colorful and attractive places to visit in Singapore. Little India’s main attraction is Serangoon Road; it starts at Rochor Canal Rd and continues northward to Serangoon. Most of the happening is tightly concentrated a few blocks on either side of the road, and is accessible by foot. Getting taxis in Little India can be difficult, especially on weekends. It is wise to either book by phone or head to the major roads on the edges to wilt one. Continue reading

Singapore’s Chinatown | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

Singapore’s Chinatown is referred as the traditional Chinese digs in town. While the entire city is largely Chinese these days the area does retain some of its own charm. The area between Pagoda Street and Smith Street is mostly for tourists, but workaday Chinatown continues south and east, merging seamlessly into the Central Business District. The Tanjong Pagar is the unofficial home of Singapore’s gay community, with many watering holes in restored shop houses, while Club Street caters more to the expat and yuppie crowd with small, intimate eateries offering excellent Western fare.

Sentosa Island in Singapore | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

One can’t simply leave Singapore without checking the famous Sentosa, which is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, two five-star hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, featuring the theme park Universal Studios Singapore.

A Glimpse of Phuket, Thailand | SG Summer, Summer Ideas & Tips

Personally, this island is a favorite amongst all the great ones. This paradise is an island that has no land boundaries with the size of Singapore. It is also Thailand’s largest island and is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges, which is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket’s wealth came from tin and rubber, with seemingly enjoyable and rich, colorful history. The island being one of the major trading routes between India and China, is very famous in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traders way back its era. Now, the island generates most of their income from tourism as the paradise to be explored.