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18 August, Sunday

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...

17 August, Saturday

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...

16 August, Friday

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...

15 August, Thursday

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...

14 August, Wednesday

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...

13 August, Tuesday

Image by jordhammond via Instagram.. 13 August, Tuesday SOUTH KOREA, Nami Island – Nami Island needs no introduction as the setting for the famous Korean drama, “Winter Sonata”. That has led to many locals and tourists alike to flock to this idyllic island during...

12 August, Monday

Image by jordhammond via Instagram..12 August, Monday CHINA, Guizhou - Fancy a walk in the clouds? Then head over to Fanjinshan (梵净山) in the southern Chinese city of Guizhou. This recent entrant to the UNSECO Natural Heritage list is home to over 2,000 species of...

11 August, Sunday

Image by jordhammond via Instagram. 11 August, Sunday ITALY, Lake Garda – One of the more famous North Italian Great Lakes, Lake Garda’s most striking features are its rich turquoise waters and its centuries-old history. We recommend basing your visit in the city of...

10 August, Saturday

Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram.. 10 August, Saturday CHINA, Beijing – The Great Wall of China needs little introduction, so we’ll just leave you with one little factoid: It’s a myth that you can see the man-made structure from space. But just as well;...

8 August, Thursday

Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 8 August, Thursday CHINA, Beijing – The Forbidden City represents the historical and cultural heart of not just the capital Beijing, but of China. Built from 1406 to 1420, the Forbidden City served as the Imperial Palace...

7 August, Wednesday

Image by harimaolee via Instagram. 7 August, WednesdayNETHERLANDS, Amsterdam – This bright, colourful, and massive architecture is home to the Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam. Made to look like a stacking of traditional houses, this hotel is an ode to the rich Zaan...

6 August, Tuesday

Image by felixindrawan via Instagram.  6 August, Tuesday INDONESIA, Bali – Both a spiritual bulwark for warding off bad energy of the crashing waves and a cultural icon of the seven coastal temples of Bali, Tanah Lot is one temple that draws in droves of people all...

5 August, Monday

Image by mandykmli via Instagram. 5 August, Monday BOLIVIA, La Paz – Only in the lofty city of La Paz where the main transportation is not cars, or public buses or trains, but cable cars. Situated 3,640 meters above sea level, La Paz is the highest administrative...

4 August, Sunday

Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 4 August, Sunday JAPAN, Osaka – The seemingly endless bookshelves mark a haven for booklovers, but even casual shoppers will be enticed to bask by the oversized windows. But that’s ok, because this bookstore is meant for...

3 August, Saturday

Image by onderkoca via Instagram.. 3 August, Saturday TURKEY, Edirne – A mosque belonging to the Ottoman Imperials, the Selimiye Mosque is renowned as one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture. The building’s external structure is so sturdy that when hit...

2 August, Friday

Image by onderkoca via Instagram. 2 August, Friday CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague - There’s nothing about the Dancing House in Prague that was built to blend in. Not only is the building nestled in a neighbourhood with buildings with a distinctly classical Art Nouveau style,...

9 August, Friday

Image by dar9n via Instagram.. 9 August, Friday Singapore – We often long to jettison ourselves away from Singapore and explore whatever the world has to offer. From the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo and Seoul to the monumental architecture of Europe, we want to...

1 August, Thursday

Image by onderkoca via Instagram.. 1 August, Thursday TURKEY, Lavanta Kokulu Köy - Lavender fields are nothing especially new — France has her Provence region, Hokkaido is home to the beautiful Furano lavender fields. Turkey, yes Turkey, hides their own lavender...

31 July, Wednesday

Image by onderkoca via Instagram. 31 July, Wednesday MALTA, Blue Grotto - Undoubtedly one of the most mesmerising places in the world, the Blue Grotto along the southeastern coast of Malta is a can’t-miss destination with its deep and rich blue waters. It got its name...

30 July, Tuesday

Image by harimaolee via Instagram. 30 July, Tuesday TURKEY, Istanbul - The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is one of the most historic and oldest covered markets in the world. Operating since the 15th century, the market today is perhaps the foremost tourist destination,...

29 July, Monday

Image by harimaolee via Instagram. 29 July, Monday SINGAPORE, Nanyang Technological University - Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is fast rising as one of the region’s and world’s top universities. This beautiful architecture is home to the students of the Art,...

26 July, Friday

Image by harimaolee via Instagram. 26 July, Friday CHINA, Zhangjiajie - Most famously known as the “Avatar” mountains for inspiring the cool action sequence in the 2009 film by James Cameron, the tall quartzite cliffs of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a...

25 July, Thursday

Image by harimaolee via Instagram. 25 July, Thursday CHINA, Guizhou - Hidden amongst the clouds in the southwestern province of Guizhou is Fanjingshan or Mount Fanjing. Long considered a sacred site in China, two Buddhist temples that are perched at the peak of the...

24 July, Wednesday

Image by onderkoca via Instagram. 24 July, Wednesday SWEDEN, Swedish Lapland - The Swedish Lapland is truly one of Europe’s most beautiful and untouched natural wildernesses. Home to numerous rugged hills and roaring rivers, it’s the perfect destination for anyone...

23 July, Tuesday

Image by harimaolee via Instagram. 23 July, Tuesday CHINA, Tianjin - Nicknamed the Eye for the large spherical ball that props up the center of the main lobby, the Tianjin Binhai Library is yet another fantastical and eye-catching library in China. Featuring white...

22 July, Monday

Image by felixindrawan via Instagram. 22 July, Monday HONG KONG, Temple Street Night Market - The sun barely sets as traders and fortune tellers quietly set up their stalls in preparation for yet another rowdy and bustling affair in central Kowloon. The glare of the...

21 July, Sunday

Image by felixindrawan via Instagram. 21 July, Sunday INDONESIA, Bandung - Despite mankind’s many achievements in our relatively short history, it’s difficult not to feel humbled when confronted by the majesty of the natural world. A wonderfully clear night, combined...

20 July, Saturday

Image by johnedwardjames via Instagram. 20 July, Saturday ITALY, Dolomites - Hidden amongst the Dolomites mountainscape in Northern Italy, is Lago di Braies, a picturesque cerulean lake that has birthed many Instagram photos. While the various seasons grant Lago di...

19 July, Friday

Image by johnedwardjames via Instagram.19 July, FridaySCOTLAND, Isle of Skye - Near the town of Carbost in the Isle of Skye, Scotland, is a place that looked like it was fished out from the vivid imagination of J.R.R. Tolkein. Known as the Fairy Pools, this body of...

18 July, Thursday

Image by johnedwardjames via Instagram.18 July, ThursdayITALY, La Spezia - The small coastal town of Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre, a string of five fishing communities along the rugged eastern coastline of the Italian Riviera. This particular seaside town is...

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