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Happy 4th birthday, YQtravelling.com - YQtravelling

Happy 4th birthday, YQtravelling.com

Happy birthday YQtravelling.com! I know I wrote a letter to the blog recently but I want to make birthday posts (that are late) a yearly tradition.

Marks & Spencers cake in Dubai. Yums.
Marks & Spencers cake in Dubai. Yums.

The biggest blog-related event last year was moving from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress. It’s mostly things happening in the back so you don’t have to worry about it.

It took me forever to move because I was afraid. I was afraid of being responsible for the tech side of things for the blog.

But I’m glad I did because now I can have an annoying pop-up whenever you visit. Hehehe.

Thank you for following me on the blog. I’ve moved away from writing mostly about travel to something more personal but I’m still trying to figure out what it is. (Maybe a mix of improv, reading, living life as best as you can, and other topics?)

Let me know what you’d like to read.

In the meantime, here’s a recap of the last quarter’s most popular posts. I lost track of the traffic for the rest of the year after switching to self-hosted WordPress.

10. Singapore’s most WTF: Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa Singapore

Ah, the freakiest theme park in Singapore.

9. An overnight’s stay at Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
I was very lucky to visit during the Gintama event period.

While I don’t miss my one-night stay next to the snoring obasan, I feel like soaking in onsen.

8. 130 Days Around the World

ive been around the world

A round-up of my trip around the world. It kind of feels like a lifetime ago. Now I’m glad I wrote a post for everyday because my memory is fading.

7. How to buy a Xiaomi phone online: Unofficial beginner’s guide

redmi note and redmi comparison

You have Apple fanbois, and you have 米粉 (Mi-fan). I’m a Mi-fan ever since they entered Singapore. Right now on my table as I type, I have three Mi products. They’re good enough at the price they’re selling. Does this apply to my life too? “Good enough.”

6. Where to buy discounted entrance tickets for S.E.A. Aquarium

S.E.A. Aquarium promotion

Never would I dreamed that I would work for S.E.A. Aquarium’s mother company when I wrote this post. Plug: You can get discounted S.E.A. Aquarium tickets online.

5. Changi Airport food: Staff Canteen (Terminal 1)

how to find Changi Staff canteen

Cheap food in the airport? Sign me up!

4. Exploring Tokyo’s red light district at night

Tokyo red light district

I think most people who ended up on this post from Google Search are disappointed to find out that there’s nothing sexy in it.

3. How to beat AirAsia’s b***s**t extra charges

I really need to update this because I’ve not been buying AirAsia tickets for nearly a year. I’m not quite sure what silly charges they have now.

2. Tips on taking train from Singapore to Malaysia

I was on the upper bunk
I was on the upper bunk

Booking for night trains have been unsuccessful. I also haven’t been taking the train for more than a year.

  1. Choosing a bus from Singapore to JB


Glad this is still useful for everyone. Take the bus and save money!

That’s the round up for YQtravelling.com’s last quarter.

What would you like to read here? Let me know!


More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.


    1. hey YQ! i’m still a sucker for travel stories although i don’t do much of it. how about travels around this tiny island called Singapore? the nooks and crannies, the forgotten past, the little known present… or stuff like how-to-get-to-sentosa-and-back-in-time-for-tea. (oh wait, are there new-fangled cafes on outlying islands like Pulau Ubin and Sentosa? i’m sooooooooo bored with the usual cafes /brunches on the main island) let’s go exploring!!!

      1. Yes, let’s go eat all the good food. I’m trapped (in a very nice way) doing improv during the weekends so I haven’t gone exploring much.

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