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Gaynor Reid

Born in South Africa to Scottish parents and having lived on three different continents, Gaynor Reid says she was born to travel. The former journalist and editor worked for three years on the Olympic Games in Sydney and is now based in Singapore, where she is Vice President of Communications for Accor, overseeing South East Asia, Japan and South Korea. She is passionate about the environment and loves long walks, photography and discovering new restaurants and bars.

A walk through Singapore’s history with Yip Yew Chong

It took a stranger, local street artist Yip Yew Chong, to finally make me feel at home in Singapore. During Covid, I found myself stuck on the tiny island-state I had called home for almost eight years – and yet had not really explored. Working in travel, I was used to doing my sightseeing overseas. Feeling pent-up and locked-in, I started taking early walks...

A walk from Merlion Park to Gardens by the Bay

Singapore’s fururistic skyline combines cutting-edge buildings that stretch into the clouds, elegant colonial architecture and carefully planned greenspaces and is best captured in a walk from Merlion Park to Gardens by the Bay. Half fish, half lion, the mythical Merlion is the national icon, symbolising Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village and its...