Malé and Me

Me and Malé weren’t always friends. I often misspelled Malé with Mali. I would mistake Malé for being the capital of Mauritius when rightfully it should have been the capital of Maldives. Blame it on my poor sense of geography or my ignorance of a small country of islands somewhere in the Indian Ocean. You […]

Meeting Rockstar, Executive Chef Mauro Gomez of W Retreat & Spa Maldives

When I first bumped into Chef Mauro Gomez at the W, I thought that he was a bit of a lunatic. No doubt he was good looking and everything, but he also had this huge, shiny cleaver that he took along with him everywhere. I mean, he wore it like an accessory. A large, menacing […]

13 Reasons to Stay at the W Retreat and Spa, Maldives


W, we have arrived!   If you’ve ever fantasized about sporting the perfect tan, like I have, (i.e. with no tan lines.. i.e. with nothing in the way – just you and the sand and sun) then, the W Retreat & Spa Maldives is your dream come true. White sand, turquoise waters, water sports, busy […]

Chef in the Spotlight – Chef Sven Cepon and the Beef Tartare


Here is Part 2 and 3 of Chef in the Spotlight – Executive Chef of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, Chef Sven Cepon. Chef Sven worked in a number of 5 star hotels in Cyprus and Switzerland for over 5 years, after which he moved to the Maldives in 2008 as Executive Sous […]

Malé and Hulhumalé, Maldives

Second day in Maldives and we are totally psyched over checking out Malé. Malé, the capital of the Maldives is rather small, approximately 1.7km long and 1km wide, and located at the south end of Kaafu Atoll. It hosts about 150,000 of the 300,000 odd Maldivian inhabitants and is very close to Hulhumalé, the airport […]

My Happiest Moment

The things that used to make me smile when I was a kid, have changed a lot, especially now that I am an adult. Somehow, we develop a taste for more grown up toys or experiences.. but one thing stays the same though. That very second you go, “oh wow!” uncovering a new bicycle as […]

Chef in the Spotlight, Chef Sven Cepon of Sheraton Maldives

First couple of days in Maldives, and we are acclimatising to the heat. I mean, Kuala Lumpur is hot and everything, but you ain’t felt nothing yet. The scorching heat on your skin as early as 6am.. no wonder everyone goes around in flip-flops , string bikinis, speedos or shorts. The white linen shirt and shorts that are uniform […]

Maldives, hello!

First morning on Maldives.. and we are loving it! The sun is ever so brilliant even at 6a.m., it’s hard to stay indoors for long even though our cosy Ocean Villa at the Sheraton Maldives Fullmoon Resort and Spa is luxuriously comfortable. Imagine our surprise at the contemporary Maldivian-themed beach house tucked in the eastern end of the island, […]

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