While the cherry blossoms season—or Hanami—may be one of the most anticipated events of the year in Japan, the annual autumn fall foliage certainly does not lose out with its magical fall colours either. During this period, many travellers plan their routes around the best viewing spots just to catch the gorgeous pumpkin-orange hues of the fall landscape.
If you have yet to visit Japan during the autumn season, then this is something you definitely should be putting in your travel bucket list. It is impossible to put to words how stunning the golden autumn scenery is and only viewing it in person can do the place justice.
In this guide, we share the Autumn Fall Foliage Forecast for 2018 and the best places you can view them in Japan. Mark your calendars now! READ ON
Besides being the dim sum and roast goose capital of the world, Hong Kong is a city that boasts a dynamic and thriving coffee scene. Coffee shops have been sprouting all over the country at an alarming rate but they go well beyond just places that sell coffee.
From quirky aesthetics, hip spaces to some playful, never-before-seen creations, the coffee culture in Hong Kong has dramatically reshaped itself since the early days of Starbucks.
If you are a coffee fanatic like us who travel around the world in search of the best brews, or simply someone hankering for a morning cuppa before you begin your day proper here is our list of 18 coffee shops in Hong Kong’s Central & Sheung Wan district.
Fiji is concrete evidence that Paradise on Earth does exist. The skies are blue, the waters are superbly clear and the sceneries all around are breathtakingly picturesque—but the best of all, the people there are genuine, hospitable and jovial.
Fiji is definitely worthy to be on everyone’s bucket list. While everyone knows it as the ideal destination for that luxurious beach getaway, we had the privilege to travel beyond just the beaches and explore the lesser-known aspects of Fiji.
There are many beautiful destinations out there and Fiji is most certainly one of them. Here are 12 reasons to love Fiji and why you should start saving up to tick this off your bucket list.
Johor Bahru’s progressive cafe scene is seeing a large number of Singaporeans making plans to visit these concept cafes over the weekends since many are easily accessible by walking or public transport from the immigration checkpoint.
On our latest trip to Johor Bahru, we made our way to what is possibly our favourite cafe there thus far—Mok Mok Brunch & Bistro. Just a 15-minute drive from the checkpoint, the cafe is where you escape from the mayhem of city life for a refreshing change as it is decked out in greens and surrounded by glass walls for natural sunlight to filter in.
At Mok Mok Brunch & Bistro, guests can also look forward to fresh produce that are sourced from local farms and an exciting range of rice bowls and aesthetically pleasing desserts that are sure to impress even the most discerning foodies. READ ON
Opened by successful bakery chain Lavender, L.table is a full-service western restaurant in Johor Bahru that is part of a multi-concept space (also comprising the bakery, bistro and a cafe) at their Taman Pelangi Flagship store.
L.table’s team of chefs are trained to whip up hearty western-style dishes that are not overly pretentious yet presentable so it looks atheistically pleasing to the eyes. The restaurant prides itself on using only the best quality of ingredients that are all natural with the likes of organic Himalayan rock salt, free-range chicken and bronze-wire cut Italian pastas.
Along the popular street of Jalan Dhoby, lies Flowers in the Window, a gorgeous garden-themed café by the folks behind Roost just a couple of units down on the same street. Jalan Dhoby is known to have some of Johor Bahru’s best cafés and the street is just a stone’s throw away from the border.
After clearing the immigration, you can easily walk over to the street and enjoy a huge range of popular restaurants and cafés. Flowers in the Window is hard to miss. Their gorgeous exterior is decorated with plants and so much greenery that you will feel like you are stepping into a secret garden café.
This stunning café occupies two levels. Level one features their main café area where the baristas do their magic with a few seated tables. Level two is the roof of the two-storey building and it features comfortable sofa seats in a spacious area.
Bali has no lack of cafes, especially in the Seminyak area.
Seminyak is every cafe-hopper’s dream, and it just got better with the addition of KYND Community in the Jalan Petitinget area.
Of smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juices, salads and coffee, KYND Community is an Australian-owned cafe that has something for you all day long and needs to be on your itinerary.
Lavender farms are a sight to behold during blooming season.
For those who are making plans to visit Adelaide from August to January, Lyndoch Lavender Farm is a must-visit as that is the period of time when the lavender flowers flourish and this magical sea of purple never fails to attract tourists from all over the world.
Visitors get to admire the lovely lavender blooms while taking in the floral scent of fresh lavenders in the air—an unforgettable memory that will last a lifetime. Besides the farm, guests can also get their hands on lavender beauty products as well as linger on at a cafe nearby for afternoon tea.