Travelfish correspondent Tanya Procyshyn
Tanya Procyshyn is a freelance writer and photographer based in Singapore. Originally from the Canadian prairies, she moved to warmer climes after completing her B. Sc. in Biology/Psychology at the University of Manitoba in 2005. She has called Singapore home since 2007 and previously lived in Southern Thailand.
Tanya’s travels have taken her to more than 30 countries across the globe. With a passion for unusual destinations, her adventures range from camping alongside Komodo dragons in Indonesia to shaking hands with soldiers in North Korea. In Singapore, you may find her scuba-diving at Pulau Hantu or scouring Little India for the spiciest masala dosa.
In addition to being Travelfish’s Singapore correspondent, Tanya’s writing and photography has appeared in print publications like Asian Geographic, PhotoYou, Expat Living, Singapore Connection, TigerTales, and Southeast Asia Backpacker magazine. She also manages various travel-related websites like BudgetAirlineGuide.com and blogs about expat life and travel at www.idreamofdurian.com.
You can contact Tanya by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @idreamofdurian.
Posts by Tanya Procyshyn:
Thaipusam is a Hindu festival where devotees pierce their flesh and carry colourful kavadi to show their devotion to Lord Murugan. If that doesn’t sound dramatic enough, in Kuala Lumpur it takes place at the spectacular Batu Caves. Here are some images from Thaipusam 2013 (yesterday). It’s estimated that more than a million people — … read the full post
Every visitor to Melaka explores Chinatown and sees the Malay settlement of Kampung Morten from the river cruise, but the Portuguese Village on the outskirts of the city receives few visitors. Make the trip out to learn more about the descendants of Melaka’s first colonisers, or at least to enjoy a delicious seafood dinner by … read the full post
Travellers love Malaysia for its diverse and delicious food, but did you know it’s also a coffee-producing country? Taste the distinctive blend from each of Malaysia’s 13 states at the Calanthe Art Cafe in Melaka. This funky cafe is located just off Jonker Street, an ideal location for a caffeine pick-me-up during a long day … read the full post
Every day Restoran Famosa in Melaka serves up hundreds of plates of its signature chicken rice balls. Some see the restaurant as a local institution, but others consider it a tourist trap. Is it worth the hype and should you seek it out from among Melaka’s other restaurant offerings? Our first observation, and one explanation … read the full post
The long-term plan authorities have for the historic city of Melaka is for it to offer a whopping 21 museums. Unfortunately the emphasis is on quantity over quality, and has resulted in some spectacular bores. Read on to learn which museums are worth your ringgit. Dutch Square isn’t just a bunch of pretty red buildings; … read the full post
I’m based in Singapore, a tiny place to call home, but with the saving grace of being just a short budget flight to nearly anywhere else in Southeast Asia. While Phuket or Bali are the obvious choices for a quick getaway, during the peak holiday season I prefer somewhere off the beaten track, like Tioman … read the full post