Lynnett Yip

Lynnett Yip

A native Malaysian, Lynnett has over five years of writing experience having covered beauty and travel topics at leading women’s lifestyle magazines in Malaysia and Singapore. When she’s not writing, Lynnett keeps herself busy with two of her favourite pastimes – people-watching at a café with a good cup of latte and searching for the best durian ice cream in the country.

Latest from Lynnett Yip

What is roti canai, and why can’t people in Southeast Asia get enough of it?

This crunchy, moreish flatbread is one of the best-known Malaysian and Singaporean food staples, but where does it come from?

This crunchy, moreish flatbread is one of the best-known Malaysian and Singaporean food staples, but where does it come from?

3 Mar 2020 - 10:19AM
What is bak kwa, and why do Chinese, Malaysians and Singaporeans crave it at Lunar New Year? Hint: it’s a little like jerky

People pay high prices and queue for ages to get their hands on this salty-sweet dried meat, but where did it originate?

People pay high prices and queue for ages to get their hands on this salty-sweet dried meat, but where did it originate?

1 Feb 2020 - 6:00PM
From Michelle Yeoh to Lawrence Wong, 10 Malaysian- and Singaporean-Chinese celebrities who are huge stars in China

A surprising number of Malaysian-Chinese and Singaporean-Chinese actors and singers have become famous in China and elsewhere across the globe

A surprising number of Malaysian-Chinese and Singaporean-Chinese actors and singers have become famous in China and elsewhere across the globe

2 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM
How bubble tea, or boba, went global – and who first thought of putting chewy tapioca balls in it?

This highly-addictive drink from Taiwan has spread around the world from Japan and Malaysia to the United States and Australia

This highly-addictive drink from Taiwan has spread around the world from Japan and Malaysia to the United States and Australia

1 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM
8 family-friendly beach resorts in Southeast Asia for those seeking adventure – and plenty of me time

With lagoon pools, turquoise seas and numerous activities in the countryside, properties like Da Nang Resort in Vietnam and Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa in the Philippines are great for the kids – and adults looking for a quiet time

With lagoon pools, turquoise seas and numerous activities in the countryside, properties like Da Nang Resort in Vietnam and Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa in the Philippines are great for the kids – and adults looking for a quiet time

15 Sep 2019 - 12:00PM
From cendol to nasi lemak – the top 10 Malaysian foods everyone should try

From laksa to satay and roti canai to bak kut teh – the Southeast Asian country is a foodie’s paradise

From laksa to satay and roti canai to bak kut teh – the Southeast Asian country is a foodie’s paradise

20 Sep 2019 - 4:04PM
7 bubble tea bars in Malaysia where you can snap the perfect Instagram-worthy boba

Topped with yellow durian foam or filled with colourful, fruit juice-infused tapioca pearls, bubble tea is one of Malaysia’s trendiest beverages. Drink your fill of these teas that look as delicious as they taste

Topped with yellow durian foam or filled with colourful, fruit juice-infused tapioca pearls, bubble tea is one of Malaysia’s trendiest beverages. Drink your fill of these teas that look as delicious as they taste

8 Aug 2019 - 1:43PM
How about a kopi-o? 6 Singapore speakeasies that make the most interesting cocktails in town

Whether you sip them at Ah Sam’s in your slippers or let Bar Stories invent one for you, Singapore’s cocktail scene is ever impressive

Whether you sip them at Ah Sam’s in your slippers or let Bar Stories invent one for you, Singapore’s cocktail scene is ever impressive

3 Jun 2019 - 11:44AM
Omnipork and Beyond: what happens when a carnivore samples 7 Singapore spots with vegan dishes?

Meat lover Lynnett Yip tries mouth-watering Beyond Meat and Omnipork dishes at a string of Singaporean restaurants. Read on for her verdict

Meat lover Lynnett Yip tries mouth-watering Beyond Meat and Omnipork dishes at a string of Singaporean restaurants. Read on for her verdict

4 Apr 2019 - 3:02PM
6 of the hottest burger joints in Singapore you must check out

If you’ve a taste for gourmet burgers – both meat or veggie varieties – eateries such as Black Tap, Fatburger and Three Buns Quayside will be perfect for you

If you’ve a taste for gourmet burgers – both meat or veggie varieties – eateries such as Black Tap, Fatburger and Three Buns Quayside will be perfect for you

14 Dec 2018 - 10:04AM
6 hipster cafes you need to visit in Seoul – including one with live sheep

Cafes offer home-grown coffee, delectable pastries, matcha and coffee-drawing art

Cafes offer home-grown coffee, delectable pastries, matcha and coffee-drawing art

9 Nov 2018 - 10:00AM
How to take a break from Singapore's city scene and venture out like a local

There’s more to the island state than Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands and Sentosa Island

There’s more to the island state than Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands and Sentosa Island

2 Oct 2018 - 10:03AM
7 top diving sites in Asia that offer underwater thrills of a lifetime

Waters off coasts of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Japan, Thailand and the Maldives are perfect for breathtaking close encounters with aquatic life

Waters off coasts of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Japan, Thailand and the Maldives are perfect for breathtaking close encounters with aquatic life

21 Sep 2018 - 1:11PM
8 places in Penang that the locals love - and you would too

Malaysia’s second city hosts attractions from a tropical spice garden and the world’s smallest national park to magnificent heritage buildings, tempting cuisine and stylish speakeasy bars

Malaysia’s second city hosts attractions from a tropical spice garden and the world’s smallest national park to magnificent heritage buildings, tempting cuisine and stylish speakeasy bars

25 Mar 2019 - 10:11AM
Who are Southeast Asia’s real 'Crazy Rich Asians'?

Six other members of the ‘Forbes’ world’s richest list with a combined age of 435 years and a net worth that total more than US$58 billion

Six other members of the ‘Forbes’ world’s richest list with a combined age of 435 years and a net worth that total more than US$58 billion

5 Sep 2018 - 10:20AM
Is bak kut teh from Malaysia or Singapore?

We’re here to delve into yet another Malaysia versus Singapore food debate – this time, it’s all about the soul-reviving herbal pork rib dish

We’re here to delve into yet another Malaysia versus Singapore food debate – this time, it’s all about the soul-reviving herbal pork rib dish

8 Aug 2018 - 12:36PM
5 Southeast Asian restaurants with views to take your breath away

Elevate your dining experience with a visit to these rooftop dining establishments in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Elevate your dining experience with a visit to these rooftop dining establishments in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

10 Apr 2018 - 1:48PM
6 of the best family luxury hotels for summer holidays

Malaysia, Hawaii, Singapore and the Maldives are just some of the places offering a perfect slice of paradise to meet your family’s wants and needs

Malaysia, Hawaii, Singapore and the Maldives are just some of the places offering a perfect slice of paradise to meet your family’s wants and needs

4 Apr 2018 - 10:37AM
Dive in: 5 amazing hotel pools you must check out in Southeast Asia

Failing to make a splash in these good-looking man-made creations would be such a waste

Failing to make a splash in these good-looking man-made creations would be such a waste

2 Mar 2018 - 2:54PM
5 luxury boutique hotels you must visit in Malaysia for an unforgettable experience

Our top picks are as Instagram-worthy as they are unusual

Our top picks are as Instagram-worthy as they are unusual

2 Mar 2018 - 11:41AM
20 Feb 2018 - 12:04PM
Five best surfing spots in Malaysia you didn’t know of

We also let you in on the best time to catch the waves in the tropical country

We also let you in on the best time to catch the waves in the tropical country

9 Feb 2018 - 5:35PM