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Spa-cation with Resorts World Sentosa Equarius Hotel and ESPA – The Exclusive Waterside Villa Suite Spa Experience

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 14, 2014
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ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa is one of the most amazing spa facility I have checked out during our travels around the world.  It is definitely one of the biggest in Singapore with over 10,000 square metres comprising luxurious treatment pavilions, private beach villa, garden spa suites, a well-equipped gymnasium as well as the Tangerine [...]

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Having Fun with Optical Illusions at Jeju Alive Museum Jungmun Resort (A Version of Trick Art Museum)

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 12, 2014
Alive Museum Jungmun Resort Jeju

Before i go into my review of the Jeju Alive Museum, I thought i address one of the most common questions for travellers to Jeju interested in experiencing the fun of these optical illusions i.e. Should I Go to Jeju Trick Art Museum or Jeju Alive Museum? Short Answer: Go to the Jeju Alive Museum [...]

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Neko Maru Cafe in Ueno, Tokyo…Sitting Around Cats in a Cosy Environment

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 11, 2014
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See Japan from the perspectives of a Singaporean – this is a guest post by our resident blogger Xiaoying who is currently based in Japan I know the concept of a cat cafe has come to Singapore e.g. Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa (the very first cat cafe in Singapore located at Boat Quay) and [...]

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Jeju 4 Days 3 Nights (4D3N) Self-Drive Itinerary – What to See, Do, Eat and Jeju Trip Planning Tips

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 5, 2014
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If you are planning a trip to Jeju, this blog post might help – you will find a downloadable Jeju 4 Day 3 Night (4D3N) Self-Drive Holiday Itinerary and a visual guide of the various attractions we visited here (scroll down for the pictures we took at these places – for the complete collection, check [...]

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Money Saving Tips (Up to 50% Discounts) for Seoul (Myeongdong) Cookin’ Nanta Performance Tickets

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJune 30, 2014
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Nanta (난타 also known as Cookin’ Nanta or in Chinese: 乱打秀) is a must-see non verbal comedy performance in South Korea which incorporates traditional Korean samul nori music. You know those Korean tourism videos where you can see scenes of people in traditional costumes hitting on large drums to create a rhythm – that is [...]

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Renting a Car to Drive in Jeju Island and Navigating Jeju Island with Onboard Korean GPS: What to Take Note of for a Safe, Fun and Affordable Self-Drive Jeju Trip

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJune 28, 2014
Jeju Car Rental

Unlike Seoul with its extensive subway/metro/MRT system to many attractions around the city, Jeju island’s public transportation system is largely served by buses and not all attractions on the island are linked by public transport.  It is possible to explore Jeju island by public transport i.e. buses but it will take some time (time spent [...]

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Korean Food Highlights – Jeonbokjuk (Abalone Porridge) & Godeungeo-gui (Grilled Mackerel) at Korean Restaurant near Cheonjiyeon Falls

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJune 22, 2014
Abalone Porridge Jeonbokjuk

One of the must-try Korean food in Jeju is Abalone Rice Porridge (or known as Jeonbokjuk in Korean) 鲍鱼粥. Jeonbokjuk is not only a delicacy in Jeju but also as a nutritional supplement and digestive aid for ill patients or elderly people. Abalones are also commonly harvested in Jeju island (by fisherwomen (or haenyeo) who [...]

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3 Famous Waterfalls to Visit at Seogwipo Area on Jeju Island: Jeongbang Falls, Cheonjeyeon Falls, Cheonjiyeon Falls

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJune 19, 2014
Cheonjiyeon Falls Jeju

Jeju island is well-known for its beautiful natural rock formations, lava caves, craters, mountains e.g. Mount Halla and Seongsan Illchubong (Sunrise Peak) and of course its majestic waterfalls – it is not surprising that Jeju island has often been called “The Hawaii of Korea”.  There are lots of waterfalls on Jeju island but I will [...]

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6 Things You Should Prepare for a South Korea Trip (Seoul & Jeju)

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJune 1, 2014
South Korea Travel Tips

Planning a trip to Seoul and Jeju can be sometimes challenging as some of the tourist attractions are in Korean or there isn’t sufficient info in English to know how to get to these places. Some tours and tickets to certain performances are also usually sold out months before. Having just returned from a trip [...]

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Sightseeing at Balikpapan (Orangutan Sanctuary & Yummy Seafood)

by Zhiqiang & TingyiMay 25, 2014
Orangutan Balikpapan Borneo Kalimantan

Known as the oil city of Indonesia, Balikpapan is located in the eastern side of Kalimantan Island, Indonesia.  It is surrounded by untouched natural beauty from colourful marine life and coral reef, to vibrant flora and fauna.  If you want to take an off the beaten track approach to explore Indonesia (beyond Jakarta and Bali), Balikpapan [...]

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