Thursday, November 21, 2019

AirAsia X is flying from KL to Okinawa (via Taipei)!

Starting 22 January 2020, AirAsia X will be flying into Naha Okinawa, the southern most prefecture of Japan. The four times weekly service via Taipei will be AirAsia’s sixth international destination in Japan, after Tokyo (Haneda and Narita), Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Nagoya (via Bangkok).

I have stayed at Okinawa for three weeks. If I had to describe the island, I would say, if Malaysia and Japan had a baby, it would look like Okinawa. With a tropical climate closer to ours and a food cuisine impacted by Americans and Taiwan, the culture there reminded me ever much of Malaysia. Minus our teh-tarik sea waters. Theirs is pristine blue and absolutely beautiful.

You can read my postings on Okinawa here.

AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail says, “Our rapid expansion into Japan continues following the launch of services to Fukuoka and Tokyo Narita earlier this year. Okinawa is an island paradise that offers a different Japanese experience for leisure travellers, including white sandy beaches with clear blue waters, some of the world’s most famous diving spots and unique Ryukyuan cuisine."

Guests from Kuala Lumpur to Okinawa Naha are not required to obtain a visa during their one hour fifteen minutes stopover in Taipei and may return to their seats after clearing a quick security check of their carry-on bags and inflight belongings.

Okinawa is one of Japan’s 47 prefectures comprising 160 islands in the East China Sea. With its unique cultural heritage and local cuisine, Okinawa has long been a holiday destination for the Japanese, while its subtropical climate, coral-fringed waters and relaxed way of life attract throngs of international tourists looking for an alternative to the hustle-bustle of major cities in mainland Japan.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Go Explore with Zouba Today

Travelers are always looking for unique, fresh experiences when hitting the road. Whether you’re journeying alone or with loved ones, forays into unknown lands often entail new experiences. However, the pre-travel preparation can be tedious, given the range of options and adventures available at your destination. Zouba, a new online marketplace for discovering and booking tours and activities, aims help them discover and book the experiences they seek. 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

10 Restaurant in New South Wales to curb that Malaysian food cravings

Let's be honest. Malaysian food is just one of those cuisines you just can't get enough of. Case-in-point - UK Man Casually Travels 9,600KM to KL Because He Was Craving His Favourite Nasi Lemak Ayam.

For Malaysians travelling abroad, nothing can cure homesickness as quickly as an authentic Laksa or a fragrant and perfectly fried Nasi Lemak. With this in mind, Destination New South Wales has curated a list of the top 10 Malaysian restaurants in the region for Malaysian travellers to experience a taste of home.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Guardian X Tokidoki debuts Limited Edition Travel Bags

Travel fans of the kawaii can go crazy with the recent announcement of Guardian Malaysia's collaboration with internationally recognised and iconic lifestyle brand tokidoki and the launching of its Guardian Exclusive tokidoki Travel Series at discounted prices beginning 31 October until 31 December 2019 in all Guardian stores.

Monday, November 11, 2019

[Miyazaki, Kyushu] Takachiho Beef at Nagomi [高千穂牛レストラン 和(なごみ)]

When I was doing my Kyushu homework, one name popped up consistently and that name was Nagomi - a restaurant/butcher shop in Takachiho that specialises in Grad 4 Miyazaki beef. I was intrigued and hungry because each article and vlog kept describing the beef as melt-in-your mouth delicious.

So naturally I planned an excursion out to Takachiho on my recent Kyushu trip and pencilled Nagomi in for a 12pm lunch for fear of the crowd. Mind you it rained the whole day when we were there so my morning plans around the Takachiho Gorge were cut short and we headed to Nagomi as soon as it opened. Plus I was exhausted from the 2 hours drive so a break was needed. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

SOCAR #NightCravings Is Back For Your Next Supper Adventure

What Malaysian wouldn't venture far and wide for food? Our quest for food continues to be made easier by our local favourites often available 24/7. If you are an adventurous supper food hunter, chances are that distance will not be an issue when you want to venture out of your housing area.
After my adventureous photography session hopping across Putrajaya, the hunger pangs kicked and I instantaneously cramped my friends into my Socar ride and drove to MyPizzaLab for some good fancy pizza and boba tea.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Starbucks Christmas 2019 come early on 5 Nov

Keep merry and drink coffee because the seasonal Starbucks Christmas 2019 range has landed in Malaysia! Mark the date for 5 Nov to drop by Starbucks outlets nationwide to check out a wide range of merchandises, food and of course, the Christmassy drinks.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Malaysia's First 64MP Quad Camera with Realme XT launch

Introducing the latest phone in Malaysia to house a 64MP quad camera - the Realme XT. If you think the Realme 5 Pro was impressive then this camera phone is a cut above its predecessor. The Realme XT model gives the user - the freedom to express their creativity through photography as it is equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 712 and 64MP ultra high-resolution sensor with the addition of Tetracell and 3D HDR technology.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Kumamoto, Kyushu [Day 2] - Kumamoto and Miyazaki in One Day

Let's face it. When travelling, there will be the sunny days when everything goes as planned and there will be rainy days when everything just falls apart and leaves you soaking wet on the sidewalk. The second day of my Kyushu trip was the latter. Quite literally.

This day was the wettest day of my entire trip and it was also the one day when we had the most outdoor activities in the outskirts of Kumamoto and Miyazaki. I could have cancelled everything but decided ya know what, we have the car, let's just head out and see how the weather holds up.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

[App Review] Finding Instagrammable Spots in Putrajaya with SoCar

Turkey. Japan. Morocco. Heck even Singapore - All of these travel destinations are known for having some of the most picturesque locations ever to grace Instagram. Which is a shame because Kuala Lumpur too has its fair of stunning locations (that isn't the Batu Caves, KL Tower, Twin Towers and Dataran Merdeka) - they just haven't been discovered.

So together my Volkswagen Polo from Socar, let me take you on a drive to one of Kuala Lumpur's hidden gems when it comes to Instagrammable spots - Putrajaya. You must be thinking, "Eh Putrajaya? Isn't it just government buildings? Got things to see meh?" Well, wonder no more because here is my list of 5 Instagrammable spots in Putrajaya (and all within driving distance of each other)