11 Things You Should Know Before Going Solo Backpacking

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Travelling alone is undisputedly one of the best ways to see the world as this is when you can tailor your entire itinerary to fit your preferences and there is no need to split your focus between the point of attraction and your travel partner. This is when you can really focus on exploring places in full detail and in most importantly, in peace.

As amazing as the above sounds, there are also disadvantages and challenges to solo backpacking. This will require you to look within yourself and conduct a balancing exercise to honestly determine whether solo backpacking is the right decision for you.

Here we share with you 11 Things You Should Know Before Going Solo Backpacking. And if you do decide that solo backpacking is for you, remember to stay safe, keep your family updated as to your whereabouts and have fun on your journey!

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The Legendary Ichiran Is Finally Coming To Singapore From 3 to 20 October

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The legendary Ichiran is finally coming to Singapore! From 3 to 20 October 2019, Ichiran will be having a pop-up in Singapore at Takashimaya Square as part of the third edition of annual ramen festival Ramen Revolution at the Japan Food Matsuri event.

If you’ve ever been to Japan, you’ll know that ramen is a must-try item; leaving Japan without slurping down a bowl of this goodness is an absolute crime! There are a plethora of ramen shops scattered across Japan but one of the more famous brands that is high up on everyone’s list is the well-loved Ichiran.

Ichiran has been widely accepted as the god of tonkotsu ramen and they definitely set a high benchmark for a classic bowl of ramen. We are so damn excited that Ichiran Ramen is finally having a pop-up in Singapore (and hopefully a permanent shop next?!). That means that you no longer have to book a plane ticket to Japan just to satisfy your cravings for a bowl of the best ramen in the world.

Our team joined the queue at 10am during the opening on 3 October 2019 and we waited for almost 2 hours for our Ichiran Ramen! The queue is expected to get even longer, so get there early if you are planning to try it.

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8 Cafes In Singapore To Get The Full Breakfast Works

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After a night out of relentless tippling, perhaps one of the most comforting things to wake up to is a full English-style breakfast. Yes, we’re talking about to full monty here featuring nothing short of a few bangers (sausages), bacon, baked beans, toast, mushrooms, eggs and tomato.

It’s all fried, it’s messy but more importantly, the combination makes for one heck of a delicious mess. Whether you’re looking to treat a hangover or simply to eat your weight the way the Brits do, then here are best places in Singapore to get the full breakfast works.
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15 Cooking Classes In Singapore You Can Join To Be Your Own Masterchef

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When there is a beautiful plate of food set for you, what comes to mind first? Do you wonder how it tastes like or how much work has gone into the preparation and making of that dish?

No matter what your reaction is, there is one thing we have to admit. Food preparation and cooking is an art, and when well-executed, it deserves unlimited praises. Even those who do not cook often or do not cook at all would have also watched famous cooking competitions such as Masterchef (while wishing you possess the skills they have).

There are plenty of cooking classes out in the market, so why not sign yourself up for one? You will definitely be able to find one that caters to your needs and expectations. To start you off, here are 15 Cooking Classes You Can Join To Be A Masterchef.

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11 Kids-Friendly Hotels In Singapore That Your Kids Will Have Lots Of Fun At

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Travelling with children has its fair share of rewards—fun, bonding and exposure. But let’s be real, young children can sometimes be a handful. They are fickle beings that lack the physical capacity of us adults and more often than not, have the tendency to throw tantrums when they’re tired or disinterested.

With the holidays or long weekend fast approaching, you might be thinking of taking your family somewhere special—preferably to a place filled with fun activities for kids. Well, if you want to do away with the hassle of planning but still fancy a cheeky holiday away from the confines of home, then perhaps a staycation should do the trick.

Forget the stresses of airports, immigration and all that jazz, here is our list of 11 kids-friendly hotels in Singapore that your family (especially your kids) will love.
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Day Trip To Ipoh—What To Eat, Do And See In This Underrated City

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Ipoh is Malaysia’s third most populous city and one of the most popular destinations for a short, simple and fun weekend getaway today. Also known as the gateway to Cameron Highlands, this city is slowly climbing the ladders of travel bucket lists from travellers all over the world.

Ipoh has faced a massive transformation over the past few years—in the past, many of us would never have thought of visiting Ipoh for a holiday trip or even a short getaway from the rush of our fast-paced lifestyles. However, Ipoh’s rapid transition has managed to land the city on Lonely Planet’s list of Top 10 Asian Destinations To Visit in 2016.

If you are looking to stop by Ipoh for just a day, here are some suggestions on where you can eat and have fun at.

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5 South Korean Cities Other Than Seoul To Realize All Your K-drama Dreams

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With the bursting popularity of Korean pop culture in recent years, South Korea has seen a huge influx of foreigners on their shores dying to know more about the country. It’s capital Seoul, together with Busan as well as Jeju-do are the tourist hotspots. But South Korea is more than these cities!

With 85 cities, this large peninsula has plenty to offer – from amazing food and breathtaking views to rich history and culture. So on your next trip to South Korea, consider taking some time to visit other parts of the country, and see what these underrated cities have to offer.

Seeing as how the Hallyu Wave is not dying down any time soon, here are just 5 cities other than Seoul to get you started on your journey to explore the beautiful country of South Korea. READ ON

6 Cafes In Tai Seng If You Are Sick Of Coffeeshop Food For Lunch

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A place that sees a large pool of executives, factory workers, novice drivers and the likes on a daily basis, Tai Seng is a pretty bustling area that still goes pretty much unnoticed by foodies.

Yet, those who work there will know that hidden within the industrial enclave lies a surprisingly vibrant slew of concept cafes.

If you find yourself a tad sick of your usual coffeeshop lunch option where its often crowded, humid and repetitive then here is our list of 6 Cafes in Tai Seng you should visit soon. READ ON

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