List Do’s and Dont’s When You Travel Japan – A Singaporean’s Guide

Japan is easily one of the top travel destinations for Singaporeans. There is an abundance of cultural sights, delicious food, greenery, and Instagrammable spots in Japan you’ll find nowhere else. Other than that, Japan’s myriad shopping options, modern amenities, and incredibly polite locals make any visit to Japan a memorable one. As much as we … Read more

Top 6 Things to Do in Taiwan

For a relatively small island, Taiwan has a surprising diverse range of attractions for the tourist’s agenda. Starting from its natural beauty, rich and dynamic cultural heritage, to the cosmopolitan city lifestyle, there is really something for everyone in Taiwan. Here are the top things to do in Taiwan and attractions to put on top … Read more

Sakura Season in Japan 2020: When & Where To Admire

Japan has always been a tourist hotspot, regardless of the season. However, when springtime comes around, the tourists flock to the country for one reason only: cherry blossoms. Due to its immense popularity, many people consider the cherry blossom to be Japan’s national flower. The cherry blossoms’ blooming period will last only about 14 days … Read more

Amazing Pictures of Cherry Blossoms Around the World

As spring approaches, a few select places in the world will be graced by the glorious bloom of the cherry blossoms. The tender sakura flowers are famously associated with Japan, where the annual cherry blossom season is a national treasure and a peak tourist season. The practice of cherry blossom viewing is very important to … Read more

Pacu Jawi Festival: Get the most out of Padang Trip

Singaporeans need little introduction to nasi padang. Yes, piping hot steamed rice served with various dishes — from the spicy gulai ayam (chicken curry) and beef rendang (nope, not the crispy one!) to sambal goreng and sayur lodeh. Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra, however, promises visitors with more than just fantastic culinary treats. … Read more

Japan in Spring: 8 Things Must See (Exclude Cherry Blossoms)

Japan is easily one of the world’s most popular spring destinations and it’s easy to see why. Spring season in Japan means only one thing: cherry blossoms! For years, cherry blossoms have been the main draw of this beautiful city with millions of tourists participating in cherry blossom viewing or hanami. However, Japan is so … Read more

Taiwan: Cherry Blossoms in 2019

The cherry blossom season is almost upon us – and in some places, these dainty flowers have begun their short sprout. What I love most about cherry blossoms in Taiwan is that the specific species known as Taiwanese Mountain Sakura is in abundance here. Hence the name! This species of cherry blossoms have tissue-thin petals … Read more

Cherry Blossoms 2018 – Sakura Forecast Dates – Japan, Korea, Taiwan

The best time of year to visit Japan is during the Cherry Blossoms season. ‘Hanami’ or cherry blossom viewing, is a pretty magical experience as you wander through tree groves under the bloom of delicate petals of the sakura (cherry) and ume (plum) trees. The magic of hanami can also be experienced in Taiwan and … Read more

Borneo Jazz Festival: A Non-Atas Launchpad into Sarawak Adventure

Wait, wait, wait, don’t turn your nose up at the mention of jazz! This isn’t a gown-and-champagne uppity jazz festival reserved for ‘atas’ people who are best friends with Yo-Yo Ma. In fact, I was surprised to learn that ‘jazz’ is far more diverse and inclusive than I’d realised. And funner! You CAN attend this … Read more

Most Delicious Food in Seoul, Korea

Si mi tai kimchi? Korean royal feasts, amazing spreads of all-things-Korean served right to your table and just where to savour the very best of Korean flavours. Asia’s Greatest Food Cities Friends, countrymen, makan kaki, lend me your ears. I shall show you the way to paradise. Food paradise, that is. Loosen your belt and … Read more