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[TRAVEL TIPS]Travelling Light – Ways To Do It!

One bag with things you need easy to hand, another one for the rest

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For many, travelling is seen as the dream perk of any job; jetting off to a new city, country or continent, with everything paid for is a lifestyle many people, and especially school leavers, dream of. But for those who travel regularly for work, it is bearable at most. The regular traveller will most likely have perfected their travel and packing routines, but for the less seasoned globetrotter, the packing style may be throwing stuff into a suitcase last minute. It certainly works for some journeys, but usually it means that things are forgotten or too much is packed
that never gets used. Continue reading [TRAVEL TIPS]Travelling Light – Ways To Do It!

[TAIWAN TRAVELS] A Half Day Trip to Shiding Thousand Island Lake from Taipei- The Hidden Gem

My recent trip to Taipei is rather different from the previous trip. This time round I am taking half day to explore out of Taipei to Thousand Island Lake (千島湖) , Shiding. This is not a popular tourist attraction place because our private cab driver who drove for 42 years has never been here before. Continue reading [TAIWAN TRAVELS] A Half Day Trip to Shiding Thousand Island Lake from Taipei- The Hidden Gem

[TAIWAN EATS] Fei Qian Wu 肥前屋 – The Famous Unagi Restaurant In Taipei (Not Worth Queuing)

I am back to Taipei, Taiwan on the last week of December 2018 for a short gateway and visited Fei Qian Wu 肥前屋 for dinner. Fei Qian Wu 肥前屋 is known for its famous unagi don or unadon in Taipei. The restaurant is established over 50 years ago by a Taiwanese-Japanese family. We were there around 4.20pm and started to queue for early dinner. We were 2nd in line and the restaurant is open for dinner at 5pm. So, yeah! We queued for 40 minutes for this. Continue reading [TAIWAN EATS] Fei Qian Wu 肥前屋 – The Famous Unagi Restaurant In Taipei (Not Worth Queuing)

[JAPAN EATS] Kakigori At Mamechawan [まめ茶わん] – Recommended Tokyo’s Shaved Ice Dessert

Apart from matcha desserts, Tokyo’s kakigori shaved ice desserts are recommended as well. We were looking for dessert place and came across this recommendation from online reviews. Mamechawan is recommended as one of Tokyo’s best kakigori shaved ice desserts. So, we decided to visit the restaurant on one of the days when we are exploring Tokyo. Continue reading [JAPAN EATS] Kakigori At Mamechawan [まめ茶わん] – Recommended Tokyo’s Shaved Ice Dessert

[JAPAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Ushiku Daibutsu (牛久大仏) from Tokyo- Once Tallest Buddha Figure in Guinness Book of Records

With our 5-DAY JR East Pass Rail, we decided to use 1 day to explore Ushiku Daibutsu (牛久大仏). Ushiku Daibutsu is a statue located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It is completed in 1993 and it stands a total of 120metres (390ft) tall, including the 10m (33ft) base and 10m lotus platform. The statue held the record for the tallest statue from 1993-2002. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Ushiku Daibutsu (牛久大仏) from Tokyo- Once Tallest Buddha Figure in Guinness Book of Records

[JAPAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Tokyo Disneyland

I finally visit Tokyo Disneyland during my recent trip to Tokyo, Japan. My last visit was to Hong Kong Disneyland few years ago. I was told that Tokyo Disneyland is the classic of all. I was contemplating whether to go for Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disneysea initially. I ended up choosing Tokyo Disneyland for this trip. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Tokyo Disneyland

[SG EATS] Frapasbar at Century Square | Tampines

Saveur, local French restaurant is well-known with their signature Saveur Pasta and Duck Confit. My first visit to Saveur was few years back in 2012 and I even blogged about it here. Saveur has been in F&B industry for 7 years and they recently awarded as one of Singapore’s Top Restaurants (2018). Time flies! Continue reading [SG EATS] Frapasbar at Century Square | Tampines

[JAPAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Mount Nokogiriyama ( Hamakayana) from Tokyo

After exploring Kamakura, Nikko, we found another less touristy place, Mount Nokogiriyama. Nokogiri Yama (aka Sawtooth Mountain) is located in the Boso, Penisula in Chiba. It is known for two giant Buddhas, over 1500 arhats, temples and quarry caves. The mountain is also ideal for hiking with rewarding top view. If you are not into hiking, there is a cable car to the top to save the trouble and time. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Mount Nokogiriyama ( Hamakayana) from Tokyo

[JAPAN TRAVELS] Day trip to Nikko from Tokyo | Japan

Since we got the 5-Day JR East Pass, we decided to explore Nikko, Japan this time. Nikko (日光, Nikkō) is a small city in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture. It is also a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries before Toshogu was built in the 1600s. There are many attraction places to explore in Nikko itself but we only managed to explore limited places during our day trip there. Places like Nikko National Park, shrines, hot springs, hiking trails, monkeys and many more. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] Day trip to Nikko from Tokyo | Japan

[JAPAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Kamakura from Tokyo – Using JR East Pass

Instead of spending time in Tokyo city, I decided to plan day trip out from Tokyo for few days this time. E & I did some research and decided to explore off the beaten path destination. So, follow my Japan travel posts for the updates. The first destination is Kamakura day trip. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Kamakura from Tokyo – Using JR East Pass