24 Unique Experiences That Will Make You Fall In Love With Japan

Cherry Blossom Row Boat

There is no surprise why Japan is one of the top travel destinations in Southeast Asia.

For one, it boasts a wide myriad of food—from freshly sliced sashimi to crispy tonkotsu, wholesome bowls of soupy ramen and more. The culture is also a very unique one, and the Japanese are easily the most cultured and friendliest people around.

We simply cannot get enough of Japan; there’s just so much to see and do and experience. If you still haven’t taken a first trip to Japan, you’re completely missing out. Here are the 24 Unique Things You Can Only Experience In Japan.

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10 Ulu Cafes In Singapore If You Ever Want Time Away From The World

ULU CAFES COLLAGE

One of Singaporeans’ favourite pastimes is cafe hopping. We are always on the hunt for new aesthetic cafes to satisfy our craving for artisanal bakes and tasty food, solid cuppas as well as a reason to update our Instagram accounts. But despite our love for cafes, we tend to stick to the ones that are located in more accessible areas, rarely venturing into unfamiliar territory.

However, little does anyone know that there are actually some pretty good cafes tucked away in far-flung corners of Singapore that deserve way more recognition than they are getting. Here, we have 10 ulu cafes in Singapore if you ever want time away from the world.
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Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill – Halal-Certified Restaurant At Esplanade Mall With ModSin Fare

Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill

Along the picturesque side of Esplanade mall, Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill—a halal-certified restaurant which specialises in ModSin cuisine—is one of the many dining destinations located along the boardwalk.

Opened by renowned Chef Ummi Abdullah, who is incidentally also the person behind the success of Ambeng Cafe, this chic classy restaurant serves up a plethora of not only attractive noodle and grill dishes but also tantalising desserts and mocktails.
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Phan Boi Chau Night Market – Is Ho Chi Minh’s Central Night Market Worth Visiting?

Phan Boi Chau Night Market HCMC

Visiting night markets in any country is one of the best things to do to truly soak up a country’s culture, largely due to the amount of local street food, people and shops present. In Saigon, the popular Phan Boi Chau Night Market is a hit among tourists.

In the day, Ben Thanh Market is bustling with locals and tourists buying fresh produce and knick-knacks. When night falls, the area surrounding Ben Thanh Market comes to life and the Phan Boi Chau Night Market emerges. In District 1, Phan Boi Chau Night Market is the most populated night market as they open daily from 7pm.

When we arrived, we were slightly disappointed by the size and crowd of the night market. However, that didn’t stop us from exploring it in its entirety. Should you visit the Phan Boi Chau Night Market? Let’s break it down for you.
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20 Cafes In Singapore That Open On Mondays To Perk Up Your Back-To-Work Blues

Cafes That Open On Mondays

Hardly anyone enjoys the idea of returning to work on Monday after an entire weekend of pure relaxation and fun. But such is life, isn’t it?

Thankfully, there are more ways than one to alleviate said Monday blues and one of the best ways we know how is to treat ourselves to a solid cafe meal. Taking into consideration the full-works, from artisanal coffees, teas to a plethora of over-the-top cafe grub, if there was ever a way to cheer us up on a dull workday, those would surely help.

Here is our guide to 20 cafes that open on Mondays for you to treat yourself on a dreadful, soul-crushing Monday.
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8 Muslim-Friendly Burger Joints in Singapore Worth Forgoing Your Diet For

Halal Burgers Collage

While we admit that burgers aren’t exactly the healthiest food choices around, nothing beats sinking your teeth into a succulent, tender burger oozing with melted cheese and stretching your mouth to the fullest in attempt to taste every single element in a mouthful.

Thankfully for us, Singapore has plenty of options when it comes to burger joints—from fancy restaurants to wallet-friendly hawker stalls, there is surely something for everyone no matter what your budget is.

Yet, for our Muslim friends, finding a burger joint may prove to be a bit of a challenge given how many of them are not Halal-certified. No matter, because here we have sussed out 8 Muslim-friendly burger joints in Singapore that are worth forgoing your diet for!

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10 Dining Establishments That Will Transport You Back To Old Singapore

Old School Singapore

We’ve seen countless food and restaurant concepts from all over the world opening up here over the years and while Singapore remains a hub for all things new and trendy with regards to gastronomy, there are several heritage gems that still, and will always, bear timeless appeal.

These are the places that our parents and even grandparents used to frequent, the original hangout spots before the era of modern cafes and posh eateries. Taking a trip down memory lane, here is our list of 10 dining establishments that will transport you back to old Singapore.

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What Makes Having Pho In Vietnam So Much Better Than Anywhere Else

Pho Phuong Beef Pho

Hardly anyone can say no to a good bowl of pho, essentially a simple bowl of bone broth with a swirl of rice noodles topped with beef slices, Thai basil leaves, coriander and raw bean sprouts, this bowl spells total comfort—especially so on a cold, rainy day or after a boozy night out. Despite its unclear origins, it can be considered Vietnam’s treasured national dish.

Since the days of the Vietnam War, Pho has spread far and wide across the globe to be enjoyed by many, but there’s definitely something about having it in its home country that makes it so much better than at anywhere else.
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