Friday, November 29, 2019

ANA Hello Blue Sale includes Free Domestic Flights

Ohayo, Japan friends! 

I have news! All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, is holding its limited “HELLO BLUE SALE”. The sale will run from 29 Nov to 3 Dec, 2019 and features an addition of free* domestic flight within Japan when purchased with an applicable international ticket.

This means you can make like a Tania and fly to Tokyo to Hokkaido back to Tokyo then to Okinawa and finally to Nagoya! Or something like that. Because that's exactly what I did for my three months in Japan in 2018. 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Starbucks Malaysia Celebrates 300th Store Opening At Bukit Bintang Junction

At what point is having too many outlets in the same vicinity too much? Apparently in Starbucks' case, there is no such things as they have just recently opened its 300th store in Malaysia. 

Located in the epicenter of fashion and culture, Starbucks Reserve Bukit Bintang Junction is poised to connect Malaysians with quality coffee through a unique human experience. This literally means there are three Starbucks in the radius of Bukit Bintang and not counting the one at Pavillion and Berjaya Times Square. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Kyushu: Kumamoto - Shimabara, Nagasaki by Ferry

If you're planning to travel to Nagasaki from Kumamoto or vice versa, there are several ways you can go about this. The first is by car but as you have to go around Ariake Sea, the drive will take you back up North towards Fukuoka before heading across Saga Prefecture to Nagasaki. With the toll roads, it can take up 3 - 4 hours. The second alternative is by train which follows the same route as the car but requires changing trains in between. And finally, the third method is by ferry which is what I will be talking about in this post.

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.