Friday, May 26, 2023

Travel to Hiroshima via Vietnam on Vietjet

Vietjet announces the launch of the first-ever direct route connecting Japan’s Hiroshima with Hanoi in Vietnam following the recently concluded Hiroshima G7 Summit. This marks the airline’s eighth connection to the Land of the Rising Sun. 

The announcement ceremony was witnessed by Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on his official visit to Japan and attendance at the extended Hiroshima G7 Summit, alongside high-ranking dignitaries from Vietnam and Japan, and representatives from the Hiroshima Prefectural Government.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Gyukatsu Motomura Tokyo Review

I love my meat. So when I learnt about Gyukatsu Motomura that specialises in gyukatsu aka beef cutlets, I knew I had to try it on my trip to Tokyo. Gyukatsu Motomura has several locations throughout the city, including in Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ginza. There were three within Shinjuku alone so I was spoiled for choice in terms of outlets. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Starbucks Roastery Reserve, Tokyo - a Guide to Making the Most of Your Coffee Experience

If you're a coffee lover in Tokyo, you won't want to miss the Starbucks Roastery Reserve Tokyo, the 'it' specialty coffee shop that offers an unforgettable coffee experience, regardless if you're a Starbucks fan or not. Located in the vibrant Nakameguro neighborhood, this coffee roastery is the perfect place to savor the rich, flavorful Reserve coffees that Starbucks is known for. 

There are only six Starbucks Roastery outlets in the world and Starbucks Roastery Reserve is the second largest and undoubtedly the prettiest. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Asics New Concept Store Now Open In IOI City Mall Putrajaya

ASICS celebrates the opening of its all-new concept store outlet in IOI City Mall Putrajaya designed to promote a “Sound Mind, Sound Body”. Located on the lower ground floor at the West Court, ASICS IOI City Mall Putrajaya opened its doors recently to welcome the public to check out the new and improved in-store experience. ASICS IOI City Mall Putrajaya is the first ASICS Store in Malaysia to implement this design concept.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Discover Busan: The Perfect Blend of Traditional Korean Culture and Modern Entertainment

Are you planning your first trip to South Korea and wondering where to go? Look no further than Busan! This vibrant city offers a unique blend of modern city life and traditional Korean culture, making it the perfect destination for first-time travelers. In this article, we'll explore some of the best things to do in Busan and why you should consider adding this city to your travel bucket list.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

15 years of Running with KLSCM 2023

When it comes to running events in Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) is the premier race to look out for. This 2023 heralds the 15th edition of the event when Minister of Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Hannah Yeoh officially launched the opening of registrations to the public on 28 April 2023. 

Malaysia’s premier distance running event, which will take place in Dataran Merdeka on 30 September and 1 October, has been awarded the prestigious Road Race Label by governing body World Athletics, making it the first running event in Malaysia and only the fifth in South East Asia to receive this recognition.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Hiking Bukit Guling Ayam

Easy hike with massive payoffs was how one of the blogs described Bukit Guling Ayam. And I agreed! 

With Bukit Tabur closed off to the public due to the danger it poses, Bukit Guling Ayam is perhaps the next best site for a hike along the quartz ridgeline. To even call it a hike seems like an overstatement but what else can I call it? 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

You can now stay at these 4 Castles and Temples in Japan

Ozu Castle, located in Ehime Prefecture, was the first castle in Japan that allowed guests to stay in the castle tower. This majestic castle was reconstructed in 2004 using UNESCO-registered traditional techniques which were revived for the project, and its doors were opened to guests from around the world in 2020. Discerning guests will be able to experience the grandeur and atmosphere the way that Sadayasu Kato, the first lord of the domain, did so in the 1600s, and even experience dinner in the style of the 17th century lords. Both the castle and Garyu Sanso, a historic tea house complex, have been declared as Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

[7D6N Tokyo Itinerary] Cherry Blossom and Mount Fuji

If visiting Japan at the peak of cherry blossom season is on your bucketlist then this is the post for you! 

Prior to Covid, I had an ambitious weekend itinerary planned to fly in and fly out of Tokyo to see their sakura season at its peak. Then of course lockdown happened and that plan was put on hold until 2023. Revenge travel applied here as I picked up on my original plan to travel during cherry blossom season and extended it to include Mount Fuji spotting as well.

Here's my 7D6N itinerary rundown: 

Friday, April 7, 2023

Celebrate the Spring Harvests with Roku Gin, the Japanese Craft Gin

In honour of the changing season, Roku Gin brings fresh flavours and experience this Spring, introducing a medley of mixology collaborations with six bars around Klang Valley to celebrate Spring harvests gathered in its “shun”.