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Somali Roy

Somali Roy
Somali Roy is a freelance writer and urban sketcher based in Singapore, who documents and illustrates her expat life at avignettist.com

Anchoring myself in Bali

Intent on discovering the world in her inimitable way, Somali Roy packed her bags and headed to explore the enchanting island of Indonesia

Warm, friendly and multifaceted: That’s Melbourne for you!

Discover what really goes into the making of the world’s most liveable city

Notes from a travel sketcher

In this age of click and move on, Somali Roy shares her experience of capturing moments in a creative way

St. Petersburg: Revelling in the Whitenights

Founded by Peter the great, this Russian city is the country’s cultural hub. Somali Roy shares her experience of the rare phenomenon that is Saint Petersburg

Kyoto during spring

Japan, where ancient tradition and cutting edge technology co-exist in a Zen-like balance, is home to the breathtaking Kyoto. This city is so beautiful that the author says expressing its splendour is a futile endeavour. But she still goes ahead and makes a brave attempt

Relics of a glorious past – Singapore

The next time you’re in Singapore, skip the regular touristy spots and explore the historical face of this beautiful country instead, says Somali Roy