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Having put in a great deal of effort in planning a budget trip to Singapore, it was finally time for me to bring on the vacation mode and kickstart a memorable trip with my family. After landing at Changi Airport, we headed straight to our hotel after breakfast. We reached the hotel before the check-in time, and despite it being a budget hotel, the staff was courteous enough to make us comfortable and arrange for an early check-in. We were also fortunate to find an Indian eatery– ABC Nasi Kandar – right around the corner from our hotel. The staff at the restaurant was of Malaysian descent but they spoke Tamil. My mom managed to build a good rapport with them since she knows Tamil. We frequented this place for breakfast on all five days of our stay in Singapore. The nearest metro station was the Kallang MRT station, a…

For our Kerala holiday, the focus was entirely on exploring the coastal side of the state. So we decided to skip the popular hill regions of Thekkady and Munar, and aimed for a road trip from Kochi to Kanyakumari and back, making pit stops along the way. While we had chosen Kumarakom for getting a taste of the backwaters, giving the famous Alleppey a miss altogether just didn’t seem right. So, we booked an overnight stay at the Lake Palace Resort here before continuing our onward journey to Trivandrum. It turned out to be the most blissfully relaxing experience in an otherwise hectic trip. Here’s what makes Lake Palace Alleppey a destination unto itself that checks all the boxes for a riveting travel experience: Arriving at the Lake Palace Resort, Alleppey Situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the Lake Palace Resort is a tad obscure in its location.…