Leisurely Ladakh

Leisurely Ladakh
Mr Chinmay Malaviya in Ladakh, India.

Who: Mr Chinmay Malaviya, 24, is co-founder and chief executive of Foodpanda, a mobile and online food delivery portal. He has lived in Singapore since 2008, when he moved from India to study computer engineering at Nanyang Technological University.

Favourite destination: Ladakh, India

Why: Ladakh has ethereal views, great food and humble people. It is a totally different world from New Delhi, where I was born. It is great if you are looking for peace and calm, great landscapes and a chance to explore a new culture. Favourite place to stay

Hotel Holiday Ladakh (www.holidayladakh.net), which is just outside the main market in the town Leh. You can wake up at 6am and watch the sun rise behind the mountain from the balcony in your room.

The stunning view is great for self-reflection. It offered an infinite sense of serenity during my stay. Rooms start at 3,150 rupees (S$69).

Favourite place to eat

Small momo stalls found on pedestrian streets. Momo are steamed or fried meat, vegetable or cheese dumplings which are a staple diet in Nepal and Northern India.

The dumplings are similar to those you find in Chinese restaurants in Singapore, but with a spiciness that Indians love.

In my opinion, it is the best fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine. The most famous and my favourite is the steamed chicken momo. A plate of five pieces will cost no more than $3.

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