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Raffles at East Coast Lagoon Food Village -A glutton’s ultimate guide to Singapore dining

A glutton’s ultimate guide to Singapore dining

Given Singapore’s national sports appear to be eating and drinking, it’s hardly surprising that, as a card-carrying glutton, it is a destination that has wormed its way into my heart, via my fickle stomach. Without doubt one of the best food cities on earth, traders and settlers from Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia and Europe have […] Read more…

Gotokuji, The Waving Cat Temple in Tokyo

Gotokuji: The Lucky Cat Temple in Tokyo

  From Sanrio’s sassy Hello Kitty to ancient Edo cat literature and cat art, cat cafés, cat islands and even an unofficial cat holiday – Nyan Nyan Nyan Day – held each year on February 22, you could be forgiven for thinking that Japan is utterly smitten with kittens. So, it turns out, are Raffles […] Read more…

Pullman Tokyo Tamachi with kids

Review: Pullman Tokyo Tamachi with kids

A kids’ club and a cuddly toy at registration are not what makes a family-friendly hotel. I mean sure, they’re nice, and much appreciated, but if you ask Raffles and Sugarpuff what makes a hotel kid friendly, it is friendliness … to kids.  Pretty simple really, but also sadly infrequent. But the new Pullman Tokyo […] Read more…

Tokyo DisneySea with kids © Disney Image by Aleney de Winter

Tokyo DisneySea with kids: The Happiest Place on Water

Take one rumbling volcano, a sparkling blue harbour filled with galleons and gondolas, and seven enchanting ports filled with thrills, whimsy, creativity and adventure. Then add state-of-the-art special effects, a side of sushi, and you’ve got the incredible Tokyo DisneySea, a one-of-a kind Disney Park that I think might just be the most beautiful in […] Read more…

Ichiran Nakano. Tokyo's tasty inside secrets and local eats - Inside Japan Tours

Tokyo’s tasty local eats and inside secrets

Safe, clean and unapologetically oddball, Tokyo is a city where ancient shrines sit small but proud under the shadow of towering neon skyscrapers, and tranquil gardens share the same address as crowded and crazy shopping strips. Add a hefty scoop of samurais, ninjas and sumo wrestlers, a sprinkle of Hello Kitty and a pinch of […] Read more…

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