Snowy Takayama & Shirakawa-go – The most affordable Pass to go in Japan!

JAPAN by sylistic on 20th February 2017

Visiting Takayama and Shirakawa-go for some captivating snow views? Discover how we took rails from Nagoya to Takayama and Shirakawa-go, all with our 5-day pass.. well, that’s not all, we also managed to visit 4 other cities: Gero (popular natural hot spring) Takaoka (handicrafts and Doraemon founder town – ha, you didn’t know that as … Continue reading “Snowy Takayama & Shirakawa-go – The most affordable Pass to go in Japan!”

Japan pre-visit Guide: A look into the city’s largest floating ‘Dashi’ festival

JAPAN by sylistic on 18th February 2017

Festivals – they’re celebrated for generations and are usually treated as the grandest among all other daily occasions. The Dashi festival, also known as floats festival is well-respected among the city dwellers and considered to be spiritual which have been passed down from Edo to Meiji period till date. We traveled across the region in … Continue reading “Japan pre-visit Guide: A look into the city’s largest floating ‘Dashi’ festival”

Winter vacation in Hokkaido – one day visit to Otaru and beyond to nearby skii resorts

JAPAN by sylistic on 16th February 2017

Otaru, a harbour city once popular for busy trading activities is a highlight for many visitors on day visits from Sapporo. If you’re not short of time, it is recommended to stopover here longer. Enjoy the charming colonial vibes while tasting fresh seafood that is so good that you will soon understand why and how … Continue reading “Winter vacation in Hokkaido – one day visit to Otaru and beyond to nearby skii resorts”

Budget backpackers guide around Phuket by bus & check-in to these 3 lux hotels below $100

‘700baht? 500baht? How much you pay?’ yelled the taxi drivers along the streets of patong. Phuket is an island for honeymoon and family-friendly getaways, which makes traveling around rather costly. If you’re too tired going through this strenuous process again and again (though it maybe fun sometimes), i suggest you read on to enjoy cheap … Continue reading “Budget backpackers guide around Phuket by bus & check-in to these 3 lux hotels below $100”

To Visit: Tokyo’s countryside to rest your weekend senses

JAPAN by sylistic on 8th December 2016

We love retreats far from human traffic. We heart vacations left alone, to reminisce and recharge before you’re back to norm life. Tokyo has those hideouts that are still left as secrets to tourists and that made us even more determined to visit, less the swarm of foreigns and only accepting local hospitality. Still not … Continue reading “To Visit: Tokyo’s countryside to rest your weekend senses”

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta – The Business after-work Choice

Flaunting its luxury and location so central, it has that humble beginning – the first certified 5 star hotel in Indonesia. Linked to Grand Indonesia shopping mall, you can easily grab snacks or embark on a shopping spree before bed time. Business Travelers – space and comfort are all we need, and this hotel has … Continue reading “Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta – The Business after-work Choice”

Uncover Taiwan’s best local Food + Farm + Hot Spring luxe in TAIPEI to TAITUNG

TAIWAN by Lydia on 2nd October 2016

Time for Taiwan? Let our editors Lydia and Kai Wei bring you on an impeccable round-island group tour to uncover Taiwan’s best-kept travel secret, sans the planning. North Taiwan: Zhongsan District, Taipei City 1. Be on an ecstatic “sea” food diet only with the freshest local and air-flown catch in town at Addiction Aquatic Development (上引水產). Loaded with … Continue reading “Uncover Taiwan’s best local Food + Farm + Hot Spring luxe in TAIPEI to TAITUNG”

How Changing Currency Rates Affects The Tourism Industry?

Others by sylistic on 16th September 2016

On account of China’s ongoing slowdown and the upcoming EU referendum for Great Britain, investors aren’t quite sure of the direction in which the world’s foreign exchange market is heading. But while it’s clear that this might affect the decision making of traders using FX and CFD trading platform IG, it can also have an … Continue reading “How Changing Currency Rates Affects The Tourism Industry?”

Not too late: Check-in to these New Kuala Lumpur adventures this September holidays

Others by sylistic on 6th September 2016

I’m guilty – it’s easy to admit the reluctancy of getting away from local food when traveling. From char kuey teow to nasi lemak, neighbouring countries from Singapore have them all. Plus, you practically can forget about the need to plan a trip when you’re on a resort, island or family-friendly theme parks. Photo credits: … Continue reading “Not too late: Check-in to these New Kuala Lumpur adventures this September holidays”

Why you should scream.. {Wakayama} on your next Japan trip

JAPAN by sylistic on 24th August 2016

When i told my friends about my upcoming trip to Wakayama, 90% of the replies were “Nachi waterfall.. the pagoda with waterfall at the back?”. I was a little disappointed that my trip didn’t cover this main landmark, at first but the visit to Shirahama compensated as a remedy. Here’s why. Known as ‘ white … Continue reading “Why you should scream.. {Wakayama} on your next Japan trip”

Road-trippin’ Nara and Osaka – the walking Japan guide

JAPAN by sylistic on 3rd August 2016

Unlocking ‘#beentoKansai‘ achievement is more than just landing at the popular Kansai International Airport (KIX). It is a region rich in heritage and culture of Japan, occupying 7 prefectures – Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, and Shiga. Hide no secrets – Osaka has always been my base for any traveling in Japan as it … Continue reading “Road-trippin’ Nara and Osaka – the walking Japan guide”

15 to-dos like the locals! Your guide to a Round-island Taiwan Hotspring Farm tour in Nantou, Kaohsiung, Tainan.

TAIWAN by Lydia on 29th July 2016

Join our editors Lydia and Kai Wei on an impeccable round-island group tour to uncover Taiwan’s best kept travel secret, sans the planning. Just relax and enjoy 8D7N of pampering stay, hearty meals, and great fun; all of which would have otherwise cost more if they travel on their own. Scroll on for the highlights in Central and … Continue reading “15 to-dos like the locals! Your guide to a Round-island Taiwan Hotspring Farm tour in Nantou, Kaohsiung, Tainan.”