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Inside a Modern Designer Capsule Hotel: 9hours, Kyoto

by Dean WormaldNovember 26, 2015

In the centre of Kyoto is the most amazing capsule hotel you’ll find in Japan. With an interior that looks like something out of Star Wars, positioned right next to the famous geisha district of Gion, this Japanese capsule hotel is a sleeping hub like no other… and it’s only 4,600円 (about AUD$50) a night. […]

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Sato Castle Fantasy-Themed Hotel 莎多堡奇幻世界旅館 Review

by Zhiqiang & TingyiAugust 11, 2013
Sato Castle

Taipei is well-known for its themed restaurants e.g. Modern Toilet, Hello Kitty Cafe.  What I didn’t know is that there are also themed hotels in Taipei – the Fantasy-Themed Sato Castle Hotel 莎多堡奇幻世界旅館!  We were told that it is fantasy and castle-themed – we thought it will be just some simple knights costume with cheap […]

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Ramada Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park Staycation Review

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 26, 2013
Ramada Staycation

The four-star Ramada Hotel Singapore and the three-star Days Hotels Singapore at Zhongshan Park are 2 of the latest Wyndham Hotel Group properties to open in the Balestier/Novena area in Singapore. These hotels offer upscale yet comfortable accommodation for both value-conscious business and leisure travellers. Ramada started off in the United States of America as […]

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Review of 澎湖馬公市和田大飯店 MF Hotel Penghu

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 19, 2013
MF Hotel Penghu Magong

If you are looking for a centrally located hotel in Penghu 澎湖 with modern facilities and amenities, MF Hotel 和田大飯店 is one of the best choices available in Penghu.  MF Hotel is located just beside Penghu Fisherman’s Wharf in Magong City 馬公市 and about 5 minutes walk away from Zhong Zheng Road 中正路 – the busy road where most […]

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Review of 綠的旅店民宿 Green Travel Homestays at 澎湖馬公市 (Penghu Magong City)

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 3, 2013
Green Homestays Penghu

The next 澎湖Penghu 馬公 Magong Minsu (民宿) we stayed in was the 綠的旅店民宿 Green Travel Homestays.  The experience at 綠的旅店民宿 is more 旅店 than 民宿 i.e. it felt more like a hotel than a homestay with modern facilities and room design.  Actually there are 2 branches of Green Travel Homestays – the branch we stayed […]

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Review of 天邊海角 (Cape Horizon) 民宿 Minsu Homestay at 澎湖馬公市 (Penghu Magong City)

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJune 30, 2013

After a long day doing a horseshoe tour of Penghu Main Islands, we checked in at 天邊海角民宿 at 澎湖馬公市 (Penghu Magong City) for a quick rest before exploring the evening food scene at Magong City. 民宿 (the Anglicized version – Minsu) refers to Homestays in Taiwan. It is a common form of accommodation typically found […]

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Crowne Plaza Changi Staycation Experience – Contemporary Urban Resort ‘Where the world meets Singapore’

by Zhiqiang & TingyiMarch 30, 2013
Crowne Plaza Singapore Staycation

Arriving at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport for a weekend staycation after a long 12-hour flight (as a way to extend our holiday and to relax before getting back to reality with household chores and work), we were surprised by the proximity of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport to the Terminal 3 Arrival Hall. Upon collecting our […]

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Unique Dal Lake Living Experience in the Charming Bostan Gulistan Deluxe Houseboat

by Zhiqiang & TingyiMarch 12, 2013
Srinagar Shikara Houseboat

From the lake palaces on Pichola Lake to the houseboats along picturesque Dal Lake, our trip to India never ceases to amaze us with what this country had to offer.  For our second leg of the trip to India, we flew from Udaipur to New Delhi for an overnight stay before flying to Srinagar in […]

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Staycation at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore Premier Suite with an Excellent View of Singapore CBD Skyline

by Zhiqiang & TingyiFebruary 17, 2013
Ritz Carlton Lion Staycation had the opportunity to experience the Ritz-Carlton’s Time to Getaway package recently.  What caught our attention upon entering our room at the Ritz-Carlton was the magnificent view of the Marina Bay and the Singapore Central Business District (CBD) skyline.  The views from Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Marina Bay-facing rooms are simply breathtaking – from our […]

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Review of Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Apartments at Bangkok

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 27, 2013
Somerset Sukhumvit thonglor

Located in Soi Thonglor, one of Bangkok’s most popular expatriate districts, Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor is close to the financial and business districts with entertainment, nightlife, shopping and restaurants nearby.  During our recent trip to Bangkok, PassportChop had the opportunity to check out 2 Ascott properties – Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok and Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor.  Read on […]

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