Here’s the first of my photo-heavy posts. I went twice to Senso-ji Temple and it was undoubtedly one of my favourite places in Tokyo. It’s Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple and was originally built in the year 628 but was destroyed in a bombing raid during 1945. I took several hundred photos but I’ll only share … More Senso-ji Temple at night: Tokyo
Anyone who’s spent enough time on Instagram will have seen this infamous candy floss originating from Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku district. I basically just bought an obnoxiously large rainbow candy floss and I regret nothing! … More Giant rainbow candy floss in Harajuku, Tokyo!
This is clearly the quality content you’ve subscribed for. I’ve slowly been ticking things off the ‘hipster to-do’ list in Tokyo and I regret nothing. Yesterday I went to a hedgehog cafe – perhaps the first of it’s kind anywhere?! But that’s Japan for you; purveyors of niche crazes that travel far and wide. The … More Hedgehog cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo
Yes, the clue is in the name. Today’s post is about sushi bars in Tokyo that are standing-room-only. Reasonably priced sushi which is freshly prepared in front of you. Two friends of mine recommended one in Shinjuku and I also stumbled across one in Shibuya. For all intense and purposes, they’re the same but I’ll … More Tokyo’s standing sushi bars
After about 10 years of wishing and waiting, I’m actually in Japan!! I’m here for 18 days before I fly to Hong Kong and I’m going to hold myself to writing a blog post every day of my trip because, let’s be honest, I’m terrible at writing posts in good time. A short and sweet … More I’m in Tokyo! Day 1 thoughts on Japan
Those in Hong Kong who are still holding on to the values of democracy and freedom of speech are facing a fast-approaching collision with Beijing’s communist regime. And it is impossible to examine Hong Kong politics outside the context of the 1997 Handover. … More Why Hong Kong’s 1997 Handover matters now more than ever
After a jam-packed week in Singapore, it’s time for a wrap-up post. This is my seventh post in my ‘Can I live here?’ experiment. (Check out my previous wrap-up posts here). After six collective weeks in China, Taiwan and Malaysia, let’s see how Singapore compared! Despite being the penultimate country/city on my list, Singapore was actually … More Singapore wrap-up: Can I live here?
When you’re in a foreign country or new city there are two types of things to do: the stereotypical tourist things and off the beaten track things. I think we’d all be lying if we said finding exciting things off the beaten track (ie: probably not in Trip Adviser’s top 10 ‘Things to Do’) is … More The quintessential Singapore experience: Singapore Slings at Raffles
If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll know I’m a city-addict who’s obsessed with chasing sky-high views of these urban jungles, especially at night. (Brownie points if it’s an outdoor viewing spot – shoutout to Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong). Singapore was no exception and I was delighted to find out … More Singapore: Free sky-high city views at ION Orchard
Like pretty much anywhere in Asia, you’ll never be short of insanely delicious things to eat in Singapore. Whichever meat (or fish) you prefer, you must try fresh satay. Once you’ve eaten it fresh, the packaged sauce from the supermarket back home will never taste the same. Satay originated from Indonesia but the question of … More Where to find the best satay in Singapore!