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Christmas Wonderland 2022 at Gardens by the Bay Singapore: My Experience, Review and Tips

This year, from 2 Dec 2022 to 1 Jan 2023, Christmas Wonderland returns to Gardens By The Bay with 21-metre tall Spalliera, improved-version of Walk of Lights, Santa Meet & Greet, Whimsical Windmill and Double-Storey Carousel. Here's my experience & review visiting this year's edition.

https://trevallog.com/christmas-wonderland-singapore/
Revisiting SATS Premier Lounge at Terminal 1 Changi Airport Singapore in 2022

I had some dissatisfaction the last time I visited this lounge in 2020 before pandemic. Will my opinion change this time?

https://trevallog.com/review-sats-premier-lounge-terminal-1-changi-airport-2022/
Review: Changi Lounge at Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore (Public Area/Landside)

Changi Lounge is a landside lounge, that means, it is outside the terminal. It's open for both departing and arriving passengers, as well as people who are not flying.

We went in with very low expectation because we knew the food selection is not great, and there's no free-flow alcoholic drinks. But we were pleasantly surprised with its pastries and shower room. Read my full review here:

https://trevallog.com/jewel-changi-lounge-review/
Captain Explorer DUKW Tour – This Duck Tour Lets You See Singapore from Land & Water on the Same Vehicle

Question: It's not a boat, but it can float on the water; it's not a bus, but it can drive you around the city. What is it?

Answer in this article. And it may or may not have something to do with duck πŸ¦†

https://trevallog.com/captain-explorer-dukw-tour/
How to Travel by Train Between Yogyakarta Airport and City

If you're traveling to Yogyakarta by flight, the best way to get to the city is definitely by the Airport Railink Train.

It costs only IDR 20k and it's much faster than taxi which costs about IDR 250k-300k. However, advance booking is a MUST because there's always a risk that tickets get sold out.

Here's my complete guide to riding Yogyakarta Airport Train.

https://trevallog.com/yogyakarta-airport-train/
Guide to the New Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) at Kulon Progo

This new airport just started operation in 2020, right before the pandemic, and completely replaced the old airport.

If you're traveling to Yogyakarta soon, you'll want to bookmark this guide.

https://trevallog.com/yogyakarta-international-airport/
Review: Harper Malioboro Yogyakarta by Aston

Harper Malioboro Yogyakarta is a 4-star hotel located near Tugu Monument (not Tugu Train Station). Despite its name, this hotel is not located at Malioboro. I stayed here for 1 night and here's my review.

https://trevallog.com/review-harper-malioboro-yogyakarta/
Guide to Visiting Prambanan Temple – Largest Hindu Temple in Indonesia

Candi Prambanan is definitely a MUST VISIT temple if you're traveling to Yogyakarta. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it's just a 45-min drive from the city of Yogyakarta.

https://trevallog.com/prambanan-temple/
Guide to Visiting Borobudur Temple – Largest Buddhist Temple in Indonesia

Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia. And it's probably one of the most beautiful temples I've ever visited.

Unfortunately, as of 2022, visitors are not allowed to climb up to the top of the temple. Visitors can only access the temple yard and the museum. Hopefully, the authority will resume the access to the temple soon.

In the meantime, if you're planning to go to Borobudur in the near future, here's my guide to visiting Candi Borobudur after the pandemic.

https://trevallog.com/borobudur-temple/
Guide to Visiting Mendut Temple – Buddhist Temple and Monastery 10-min from Borobudur

Mendut is one of the 3 monuments in the Borobudur Temple Compounds. I think Mendut Temple is such a hidden gem, it is so beautiful and the entrance fee is quite cheap.

It is just 10-min drive from Borobudur, however, most people who visit Borobudur often skip this temple. I'm so glad I didn't skip this temple.

https://trevallog.com/mendut-temple/
Review: Cordia Hotel Yogyakarta – Airport Hotel for Early Morning or Late Night Flights

Cordia Hotel Yogyakarta is the only hotel located inside Yogyakarta International Airport. It's a 3-star hotel but I personally think it feels like 4-star, except for a couple of inconveniences that I share in this article. Here's my honest review.

https://trevallog.com/review-cordia-hotel-yogyakarta/
Travelogue: Three Days in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Itinerary & Cost)

A travelogue of my recent trip to Yogyakarta.

https://trevallog.com/three-days-in-yogyakarta-2022/
CNY 2023 at Chinatown: Street Light Up, Rabbit Lanterns, Festive Fair, Stage Show, Countdown

The Chinese New Year decorations at Chinatown are up! Hint: it's full of leaping rabbits! Here are what you can find at Chinatown this year.

https://trevallog.com/chinatown-chinese-new-year-2023/
Visiting Singapore in January 2023

Visiting Singapore in January? Here's my guide.

https://trevallog.com/singapore-in-january/
How to Survive Traveling to Singapore during Chinese New Year Period

Are you planning to travel to Singapore during Chinese New Year? Here's my survival guide.

https://trevallog.com/travel-to-singapore-during-chinese-new-year/
CNY 2023: River Hongbao 2023 at Gardens by the Bay

All you need to know about River Hongbao 2023:

https://trevallog.com/chinese-new-year-river-hongbao-2023/
CNY 2023: Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Dahlia Dreams is back at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. This year's exhibition is obviously full of rabbits 🐰

https://trevallog.com/chinese-new-year-gardens-by-the-bay-2023/
FunVee Chinese New Year Light Up Tour – See CNY Lights from a Different Perspective

Looking for a different way to see Chinese New Year light up in Singapore? Try a CNY light up tour! They operate everyday, even during CNY! (PS: 20% promo code inside)

https://trevallog.com/funvee-chinese-new-year-light-up-tour/
Review: Marhaba Lounge at Terminal 1 Changi Airport Singapore

Marhaba is one of the two contract lounges at Terminal 1, Changi Airport. Here’s my review as a first-time visitor.

https://trevallog.com/marhaba-lounge-terminal-1-review/
Changi Experience Studio Review: Is It Worth A Visit?

Changi Experience Studio offers over 10 zones, each with its own theme and features. If you're wondering whether it's worth a visit, here's my thought.

https://trevallog.com/changi-experience-studio/