Xi’An is the city where Silk Road begins its roots. Terracotta army presented in its majestic sight or the flavourful-hint dishes rich in taste, the heritage city has an encyclopaedia of stories to tell. Here are our picks of 7 good reasons why this city is a choice among many travellers, especially when tigerair introduces its direct Xi’An flight from Singapore to bring convenience and tremendously cutting down traveling time Read More…

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72 hours in Ho Chi Minh City & Da Lat

Written by On October - 9 - 2014 under Vietnam

Saigon, a familiar term named by the locals is the largest city in Vietnam. A new rising city yet incomparable with Hanoi’s long history counting in thousands, old school postcards stamped at Saigon Post Office is among the many historical things to do in the city. Cultural Water Puppet show or head north for a relaxing strolling in the Da Lat Flower Park are just some touristy things accomplished within Read More…

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As the first state Guesthouse to accommodate foreigners in 1953, the historic Sofitel Legend People Grand Xi’An Hotel has undergone both conservation efforts and remarkable stories. Check out Sy’s compulsory stopover stay at this 5 star newly re-opened hotel as part of his visit to the starting point of Silk Road – Xi’An. A hotel with personal full-butler service offered to every guest staying in any room type – not Read More…

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The sound of a refreshing continuous water splash synchronises with that heartbeat of ‘vacation… vacation’ in mind. Whether a therapeutic bubbly jacuzzi soak or fingers cascading those relaxing healing touch in losing the tensions, the Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali, a 5 star all-inclusive Bali resort is where families and honeymoon goers build up those stronger get-together bonds. Staying in a comfortable accommodation affects the holiday mood – when Read More…

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Its mischievous black mask across its eyes and scruffily running on heightened bars captured our attention – The raccoon. Cuddly small in size and shy in nature, it played an opposite role in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy being an action hero. Sticking its tongue as a form of handshake, the raccoon can be found during tiger feeding show and is one of the spotlight, or rather the first Read More…

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Oita, Beppu Kyushu City-hop | Hell Valley Jigoku

Written by On September - 20 - 2014 under Kyushu

These cuddly furry animals with their adorable eyes looked into our lens with curiosity while we couldn’t hold back our smiles. They aren’t just visitors to Hell Valley, but also a pop-up sight attraction for many while they had their glamorous times with the numerous cameras whipped out by passer-bys and hands reaching out to give them a massage. Sulphur was picked up by our smelling senses. Smoky puff of Read More…

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One just has to agree that a visit to China is incomplete without a visit to the astounding armies of Terracotta warriors and horses. With a height at life-like 2 metres unearthed from the ground and believed to possess a strong army of total 6000 over figures, it was back then a military command by Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di to built these figures in order to protect his after-life Read More…

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Refreshing Evian Spray on our face kicking away jetlag The deep dark blue waters fade into shallow light crystalline blue waters that one will not hold back to jump in. Hypnotising rhythms of “boom.. boom.” echoes into our eardrums as the 40-seater speedboat paces down the choppy sea waters into the calm zone while visitors scramble for their cameras and aiming their lens for shots of the all over-water villa Read More…

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Ipoh – Dim Sum, white coffee and limestone hills. They used to be tedious 10 hours bus ride but our recent trip back to Ipoh was a breezy one. With ‘Beyond Convenience’ as its new tagline, FireFly two daily convenient Singapore to Ipoh flights take just 1 hour 30 minutes. Complimentary in-flight light refreshments with the signature thumbs up crunchy peanuts that we never fail to miss, 20kg baggage allowance Read More…

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Kumamoto, Japan – Beyond famous Onsen in Kyushu

Written by On September - 3 - 2014 under Kyushu

Strolling through the streets in Kumamoto popularly housing dozens of onsens with its individual speciality, kimono-clad ladies was an accidental stumble. Clad in traditional costumes known as kimono, it has gained more awareness and popularity in western countries as jackets, an alternative in any size made with exceptional skill from fine materials. Kurokawa Onsen 黒川温泉, 熊本県 The Kurokawa onsen dazzles onsen-lovers with nature beauty at its doorstep. A cascading waterfall Read More…

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