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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
So you’re gearing up for a family getaway and everyone’s keen on visiting Tokyo. Even your two sulky teenagers light up when they hear you and your spouse discussing the destination. And your six-year-old? He just can’t wait to catch Pikachu in the flesh. But wait,...read more
If you constantly find yourself planted behind a desk or stuck in the car for much of your day, you’re not alone. Thanks to our urban lifestyle and the convenience of technology, people in Singapore are more inactive than ever. All that sitting down could be taking a...read more
As the cultural and historical heart of Japan, inundated with temples and shrines that have histories stretching back as far as the 8th century, Kyoto is a must-visit for anyone who loves Japanese history. Visitors can opt for a full -fledged experience, starting...read more
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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
We are often captivated by architecture that are grand and imposing, if not ones that simply confound the mind. M.C. Escher’s mind-boggling artwork has bamboozled people all over the world and even served as the inspiration for the main lobby of...read more
What does silence sounds like? Living in the city means we are constantly exposed to environmental noises. Normal conversations at 60 decibels (dB), moving trains at 95dB, electronic dance music concert go as high as 140dB. Over time, our urban lifestyle, in spite of...read more
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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
With its glitzy casinos and luxurious world-class entertainment, Macau's reputation as the 'Vegas of Asia' is well deserved. Once a sparsely populated collection of coastal islands, Macau is today a major resort city offering world class entertainment and glitzy...read more
Before the where, let’s start with the what. When it comes to forms of Japanese cuisine, Kaiseki and Izakaya are terms that you hear most often thrown around. Both are at the opposite ends of the Japanese culinary spectrum with the former offering an intricate and...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 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...
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Image by kohki via Instagram. 17 August, Saturday SINGAPORE – In this rarely seen vantage of the Marina Bay area, grey-blue concrete and glass edifices stand as towering symbols of modernity and ambition. Yet cradled in their midst are the simple, orange-roofed...
Image by kohki via Instagram.16 August, Friday SINGAPORE – With a design that calls to mind Chinese bamboo steamers stacked atop each other, the National Technological University’s Learning Lab building might well be a pressure cooker for students, especially when...
Image by onderkoca via Instagram. 15 August, Thursday THAILAND, Bangkok – With its signature rainbow marquee tent-tops, Rod Fai (aka Train Night Market) is among Bangkok’s most popular night markets. Judging by the sheer variety on offer, and now that it’s a lot more...
Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 14 August, Wednesday JAPAN, 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...