Author: Maida Pineda

For the past thirteen years, Maida Pineda has been committed to savoring the golden delicious moments of life through her passions for food, travel, writing, and food styling. 

No two days are alike for Maida. She may be seeking the best popiah in Singapore, stalking a vendor in Manila, or dining in the posh Eastern & Oriental Express.

Her proverbial “Maida’s Touch” is captured in hundreds of published magazine articles and her two books, “Do’s and Don’ts in the Philippines” and “Six Degrees of Expatriation: Uncovering Lives of Expats in Singapore.”

Join her as she eats her way around the world at and

Latest Posts

Cool Britannia still kicking in tropical Singapore

Cool Britannia still kicking in tropical Singapore

Almost 50 years after independence from the British, a love for Mother England lives on at the Timothy Oulton Gallery
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