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Tsuboya Pottery Street - Okinawa History

Okinawa History Lessons: Himeyuri Peace Museum, Former Japanese Navy HQ, Tsuboya Pottery & Kokusai Dori Streets (Day 1 – pt 2)

What’re the first few things to do after arriving in Okinawa? How about visiting places that can provide insights into Okinawa’s history and learn how the island was tragically impacted during WWII? On Day 1 (Part 2), we would visit Himeyuri Peace Museum, Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters and Tsuboya Pottery Street. We’ll round up this post with lighter contents towards the end by sharing food, food and more food at Kokusai Dori Street aka “The Tourist Street”. Psst, this …

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Mr Kinjo in Mihara Okinawa Hotel

Mr Kinjo in Mihara – A Tricky Hotel in Okinawa to Check Into but worth every hassle

  Hey there, if you are heading to Okinawa, here’s a hotel you’ll wanna know about – Mr Kinjo in Mihara. Here’s a spoiler, this hotel costs only S$43 per night at time of my booking and it wasn’t a shabby hotel – it was quite good actually. I’m dedicating an entire post to Mr Kinjo in Mihara because this hotel does require a guide of its own, especially to foreigners. If you don’t want to waste …

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Authentic Singapore Experiences

11 Non-Touristy & Authentic Singapore Experiences | Insider Tips from A Singaporean

I’ve been writing about Travel for a while and can’t believe that I haven’t written one on Singapore. Having stayed on this little island as a true-blue Singaporean for a few decades, it’s time I share my personal recommendations to visitors of Singapore. For this first post on Singapore, let me share 11 Authentic Singapore Experiences that a traveler can visit to experience Singapore like a local. What counts as an Authentic Singapore Experience? As a traveler, …

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Grand Belllo Hotel JBCC

You won’t believe what I found in Grand Belllo Hotel JBCC – Johor Bahru Hotel

  Hey all, are you ready for some juicy hotel story? Gosh, you won’t believe what I found in Grand Belllo Hotel JBCC when I made a spontaneous trip to Johor Bahru (JB) last weekend. I bet with you that your jaw will drop after reading this story cum hotel review. It was 11pm on a Saturday night and we were driving on the road after roaming about aimlessly in Changi Airport. “Hey, how about we make a …

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Rent a Car in Okinawa

How to Rent a Car in Okinawa (Plus Visit Itoman Fish Market) – Day 1

What to do after landing in Okinawa? Rent a car of course! Today’s post is an expansion of my 9-Day Okinawa Itinerary and I’ll share in greater details what we did on Day 1 in Okinawa. You’ll see why it took us more than an hour to get hold of our pre-booked rental car in Okinawa. I’ll also show you the fabulous first meal we’ve had at Itoman Fish Market. As always, tips and logistics information will be …

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Luodong Forestry Culture Park

Day 7: Explored Luodong Forestry Culture Park, Luodong Morning Market and Taipei in one day

So, we still have one more day left of our Taiwan Eastern Travelogue. Let’s do a quick switch and go back to the last day in Taiwan when I explored Luodong and Taipei. We’ll visit Luodong Forestry Culture Park, Luodong Morning Market and shop for souvenirs at Taipei before wrapping up this trip with a street food session at Ningxia Night Market.   Alone but not lonely: Buffet Breakfast at Sun Sweet Hotel  (7.30am) What happens when your …

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Snorkel at Cape Maeda

How to Snorkel at Cape Maeda and Blue Cave without joining a tour?

You don’t have to join a tour to snorkel in Okinawa. Oops, I’ve said it a few times, haven’t I? But it’s true. Today, I will share some tips on how to snorkel at Cape Maeda without joining a tour. You don’t have to pay guide fees or snorkel together with a big group of tourists. You set your own timing on how long you want to play with the fishes and enjoy the water off the East China …

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Things to do in Okinawa

20 Things to do in Northern Okinawa (Part 2)

Booked a ticket to Okinawa already? If you are looking for things to do in Northern Okinawa, you have come to the right place. In our recent trip, we covered all corners of Okinawa Main Island and will be sharing touristy attractions as well as those off the beaten path. This post continues from Part 1 and will share a summary of what we did from Day 5 to Day 9 where we based ourselves in Northern …

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