When going on an overseas or interstate vacation, the bulk of your money would usually be allocated to lodging. But did you know that with the right hacks, you can actually save a significant amount? Having said that, do also bear in mind that a cheaper rate also means the need to compromise certain traits. For instance, do not expect to stay in a 5-star hotel for free.
Some of us do not mind staying at a simple place so we can better spend our money for entertainment, food and other experiences that we otherwise do not get to see in our country.
For budget travellers who are thinking of ways to cut down on accommodation costs, we came up with a guide to help you score cheaper accommodation for your next holiday. You are very welcome!
Nolboo is a popular Budae Jjigae chain in Seoul and you can get it at only W7,500 per pax.
Nothing fills up your tummy nicely like a bubbling pot of Budae Jjigae when you are feeling hungry. Also known as Army Stew, this Korean delicacy is a popular family dish as the huge portion allows for communal dining.
Nolboo is one of our favourite Budae Jjigae restaurants in Seoul as they have been consistently good throughout these years while keeping prices low.
One local dish that everyone looks forward to trying in Seoul is Budae Jjigae, or also commonly known as ‘Korean Army Stew’. Bada Sikdang is an eatery in Itaewon district that is frequented by locals who are craving for Budae Jjigae.
Bada Sikdang has been serving its Budae Jjigae for over 45 years. What makes the Budae Jjigae at Bada Sikdang unique is the addition of cheese; it may not follow the exact recipe for the traditional Budae Jjigae, but it is an interesting twist for those who are looking for something different.
Other than Budae Jjigae, Bada Sikdang also offers BBQ meats such as T-bone Steak (W30,000 per pax), Beef Ribs (W25,000 per pax), Pork Chops (W15,000 per pax), as well as the signature Beef Sausages (W25,000 per pax).
Drop by Bada Sikdang in Itaewon for a fuss-free Korean stew and you will leave with happy tummies.
A shout-out to those working in Singapore’s CBD because we are introducing to you a new coffee bar at Amoy Street, for you to get your daily fix of caffeine.
Officially launched on 25 September 2017, Upside Down Coffee Alternatives is a beautiful café space where you will discover quality brews which are crafted and poured by their main barista, Ivan. And on every Friday in October, you can get your hands on a batch brew for just S$1; what are you waiting for?
Bali is an Indonesian island that is extremely popular among tourists because within the island itself, there is much to see and do. The island boasts activities catering to both young and old—there are gorgeous beaches, exciting night clubs and not forgetting the wonderful Balinese food.
Towards the southern region of Bali is Seminyak, an upscale area catering to those who are into the latest fashion hauls, fine restaurants, luxury spas and the hottest bars in town. You are likely to find something unique at every turn—be it a lovely concept cafe or an up-and-coming themed restaurant and bar.
Seminyak has so many great restaurants, cafes, eateries and bars and it is impossible to cover the area within three days. For starters, here’s our 3D2N Seminyak Eating Itinerary to show you the best places you should not be missing out.
Migabon is an eatery in Myeong-dong which specialises in Korean porridge. Juk, or Korean porridge, is a local delicacy and there not many places in Seoul that do it better than Migabon. We love indulging in Korean barbecue and sinful Korean fried chicken but there are days when we want to settle for a comforting bowl of juk.
Apart from their delectable range of porridge dishes, Migabon also serves Ginseng chicken soup. READ ON
Hanami—the act of cherry blossom viewing—is an extremely popular activity in Japan that both locals and tourists enjoy during cherry blossom season every year. For a short week or two every year, sakura trees blossom and Japan is transformed into a visually arresting sea of pink.
Cherry blossoms usually come hand in hand with the beautiful historical sites of Japan. You can enjoy hanami at historical sites such as shrines and memorials or in one of Japan’s many parks. Take a stroll in the parks, or have a picnic under one of the many sakura trees; spring in Japan is an extremely wonderful time.
It is worth the travel to Japan just to experience this annual event. Today, we share the Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2018 and where you can view them at 10 of the most popular cities and spots in Japan.
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Greater Lot by Cedele is a new multi-concept space at Quayside Isle, Sentosa. The collective food store features a bakery, retail store and a casual dining area with a stronger focus on all things healthy and wholesome.
Brought to you by the good folks behind Cedele, the aim of Greater Lot is to keep things as natural as possible. So expect a variety of superfoods like grain, smoothie bowls, salads and lean proteins, cakes baked with unrefined sugar and even beverages that contain no additives.
This is a dream come true for all you fitness fanatics. What are you waiting for? Get supercharged at Greater Lot today!