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Some of us have been there, gullible enough to trust that friendly local who is going out of his/her way to help us, or so we thought. In that vulnerable moment of distress, anyone who offers help, is a true saint and saviour. Then, before you know it, in the literal...read more
Are you planning a trip to the city of kawaii fashion, train sushi and Godzilla soon? Then you would definitely need a smart travel card also known as IC (Integrated Circuit) card, a tap-and-go pass that is loaded with money which can be used for boarding trains,...read more
“It’s amazing how you can speak right to my heart,” I sang as I took a small plate of succulent mekajiki (swordfish belly) off the conveyor-belt that was churning out various kinds of sushi faster than I could stuff myself. Granted, I’m pretty sure Ronan Keating, who...read more
Autumn is the best season. The weather turns cool enough for jackets and sweaters and hot cups of coffee, dusk gets longer and shadows deepen, and leaves turn from green into stunning hues of reds and oranges. Some of our favourite holiday destinations are arguably...read more
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Located just one-and-a-half degrees off the Equator, Singapore does not experience the four seasons like temperate countries do. Our demarcation of time throughout the year hence falls upon the many festivals that span the 12 months. When Fall approaches, it signals...read more
Sawasdee Krab! As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok offers an entire spectrum of experiences that will leave you clamouring for more by the end of your trip. From traditional floating markets to hipster night hangouts, to shopping malls that simply inundate the...read more
There are many factors that come into play when searching for the perfect Airbnb. For some, price is primary driving force while others may want to stay in the best locations. Many want a nice comfortable stay out of their Airbnbs, something that reminds them of home....read more
Along the Eastern coast of Canada lies Québec City, a place rooted in its distinctly rich French-Canadian heritage. Founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, Québec City has retained much, if not all, of its French influence. Walking around the city, surrounded by...read more
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Few things unite us more than the universal quest for good food.
When it comes to food, Singaporeans are spoilt for choice. Whether you’re craving for a comforting bowl of ramen or a hearty local zi char, a simple search on the internet will point you the nearest restaurant. Singaporeans are unabashedly patriotic to food (and...read more
How do you usually begin your day? Getting a cup of joe to settle your nerves, so they don’t later fray? According to the latest scientific research by the University of Toronto, it shows that just by looking at a cup of coffee can make one feel more alert and...read more
The season of Autumn is upon us, though it hardly matters to those of us who reside near the Equator. In Japan however, it means that temperatures are slowly dropping, typically reaching a cool range of about 23˚C to 28˚C in the day. With clear skies and cooling...read more
We may know and love Korea for its as K-pop and K-dramas, but Korean cuisine offers just as much variety, excitement and visceral satisfaction. Although, for many foreigners, the experience of Korean food tends to center around cultural mainstays - BBQ, fried chicken...read more
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Travelling is often associated with a holiday, and holidays are usually recreational and fun, as they should be. For many, it’s an ideal way to have an escapade from the strenuous life that governs our day to day. Pull apart the surface layers of excitement and fun,...read more
Tan Hua Lin Art Village is one of Wuhan’s foremost destinations for anyone looking to spend a lazy day out. But the conservation zone, reclaimed from an old village and transformed into an eclectic enclave of cafes, restaurants and push carts offers so much more than...read more
Mention Chiang Mai and most people will have the impression of lazy afternoons and golden temples. They’re not wrong, but Chiang Mai’s unique location in the north of Thailand also means a culture that is especially different. Think Peranakan but Thai-style! Chiang...read more
Ah Vietnam, the land of Pho and Banh Mi. Oh what wouldn’t I give to have a comforting bowl of Pho right about now. The complex burst of flavours from the broth and silky smooth rice noodles that just slides down. Interestingly, Thailand, particularly its capital of...read more
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Image by johnedwardjames via Instagram..23 August, FridayUNITED STATES, Oregon – This natural wonder in the middle of Cape Pepetua in Oregon has many names: the “drainpipe of the Pacific”, the “gate to hell”, and most famously, “Thor’s Well”. Though it looks like its...
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Image by saidkarlsson via Instagram.22 August, ThursdayJAPAN, Oki Islands – Reminiscent of the unrestrained and wild hilly landscapes of Iceland or Norway, Nishinoshima of the Oki Islands is just off the coast of the Shimane Prefecture in Japan. Hiking Nishinoshima is...
Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram.18 August, Sunday JAPAN, Fukuoka – Itoshima is a seaside city of beautiful beaches, cascading waterfalls and stunning scenic beauty. One of the most exquisite sights is found on Futamigaura beach, where a stark white torii...
Image by johnedwardjames via Instagram..20 August, TuesdayUNITED KINGDOM, London – One of the most iconic structures of London, nay, the world, is the Tower Bridge of London. Built over a span of 8 years in the late 19th century, the Tower Bridge is a monumental and...
Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram.19 August, MondayJAPAN, Miyazaki – With calm waters and breathtaking views, Takachiho Gorge is one of the best spots to appreciate Japan’s natural beauty. The site perhaps owes its supernatural beauty to its spiritual...