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[TAIWAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Nung Chan Monastery (法鼓山農禪寺 ) At Beitou

During my 4 days trip to Taipei, Taiwan last month, I visited Nung Chan Monastery. The monastery is located at Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is formally in 1975 by Ven. Dongchu, a scholar monk and disciple of renowned Chinese Buddhist Master Taixu. It’s named ‘ Farming Ch’an ‘ as its early residents dedicated themselves to Ch’an practice and grew their own food. (taken from Wikipedia). Continue reading [TAIWAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Nung Chan Monastery (法鼓山農禪寺 ) At Beitou

[EXPLORE SG] Dahlia Dreams Floral Display in Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome

Walk into Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome to feel the upcoming Chinese New Year festive season. Like a scene from a Chinese painting, the Dahlia Dreams floral display in Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome beckons with its picturesque Chinese garden landscape framed by elegant pavilions, rotating water wheels, and a majestic 35-metre-long archway of red lanterns. Continue reading [EXPLORE SG] Dahlia Dreams Floral Display in Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome

[TRAVEL TIPS] ChangiWiFi’s new Pay-Per-GB plan costs as low as $32 per trip for USA and Europe travellers

Changi Recommends has recently launched their newest ChangiWiFi plan, called Pay-Per-GB, which allows travellers to USA and Europe to rent a Wi-Fi router for just $32 per trip to satisfy all their overseas data needs. Suited for the less data hungry consumers, the basic Pay-Per-GB plan costs $32 and entitles consumers to 2GB of Wi-Fi data, with the option of topping up anytime during the trip at $20 per additional GB (Please refer to Appendix A for more details). Continue reading [TRAVEL TIPS] ChangiWiFi’s new Pay-Per-GB plan costs as low as $32 per trip for USA and Europe travellers

[JAPAN TRAVELS] Half-Day Trip To Kawagoe (川越)

Kawagoe (川越) is a Japanese city northwest of Tokyo. It is approximately 30minutes train ride from Central Tokyo. My Japanese friend recommended us to drop by here for a day trip destination so we headed over after our lunch. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] Half-Day Trip To Kawagoe (川越)

[TAIWAN EATS] Kao Chi (高記) – Xiao Long Bao & Sheng Jian Bao Restaurant At Taipei

Apart from famous Din Tai Fung in Taipei, you can opt for Kao Chi at Yong Kang Street, Taipei. The restaurant has several outlets across Taipei. But the one in Yong Kang Street seems to be a popular destination because of it’s 3-storey flagship store. The brand is established since 1949 and has been serving Shanghainese dishes. We arrived around 11 plus in the morning and got our queue number from the staff. We waited less than 20 minutes and managed to secure a table at level 3. Continue reading [TAIWAN EATS] Kao Chi (高記) – Xiao Long Bao & Sheng Jian Bao Restaurant At Taipei

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

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

*Photo by Unknown, Public Domain (CC0 1.0)*
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 (石碇千島湖 ) 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 (石碇千島湖 ) from Taipei- The Hidden Gem

[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

[TAIWAN EATS] Huang Ji Braised Pork Rice黃記滷肉飯 – Local Speciality in Zhongshan, Taipei

Lu Rou Fan or we called it Braised Pork Rice 滷肉飯 is listed top Taiwanese cuisine all time. It is a Taiwanese specialty dish that is simple and comforting. Braised pork rice bowl in savoury, rice sauce and drizzled over the rice. Yummy! Our hotel receptionist recommended Huang Ji Braised Pork Rice that is located near to Aloft Hotel Taipei Zhongshan.It is also located next to Qingguang market and 7-eleven convenience store near to the hotel. Continue reading [TAIWAN EATS] Huang Ji Braised Pork Rice黃記滷肉飯 – Local Speciality in Zhongshan, Taipei