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26 May, Sunday

Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 26 May, Sunday CHINA, Beijing - Receiving more than 14 million visitors per year, the Forbidden City remains Beijing’s most popular cultural and tourist attraction. Such level of popularity is only befitting for the largest...

25 May, Saturday

Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 25 May, Saturday CHINA, Nanping - The Wuyi Mountains is regarded as among China’s most spectacular mountain ranges, offering visitors a chance to soak in unparalleled vistas of unspoiled nature. It’s deep canyons, lush...

24 May, Friday

Image by bels_trails via Instagram. 24 May, Friday PORTUGAL, Lisbon - As far as UNESCO World Heritage Sites go, this riverside tower may not look like much. But don’t let it’s diminutive stature detract from its towering role in modern history. Serving both as a...

23 May, Thursday

Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 23 May, Thursday TAIWAN, Taipei - Officially opened to the public in 1980, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is perhaps the most prominent historical landmark in Taiwan. Although primarily a monument to one of the country’s...

22 May, Wednesday

Image by saidkarlsson via Instagram. 22 May, WednesdayJAPAN, Iwate - The ancestral home of the influential Fujiwara family, Hiraizumi rivaled Kyoto in wealth and culture during the Heian period. The city rose to prosperity on the back of its local gold mines, which...

20 May, Monday

Image by saidkarlsson via Instagram. 20 May, Monday JAPAN, Niigata - A haven of unspoiled wilds, clear blue waters and ages-old authentic Japanese traditions, Sado-shi is the ideal destination for travellers seeking to enjoy the pastoral side of Japan. Despite its...

19 May, Sunday

Image by saidkarlsson via Instagram. 19 May, Sunday JAPAN, Nagano - Castle fans will know Matsumoto Castle as one of Japan’s premier castles, a distinction earned on the back of its stunning stature and original wooden interiors that provide a unique authenticity not...

18 May, Saturday

Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 18 May, SaturdayMALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur - Sited at the scenic calm of Putrajaya Lake, Malaysia’s Putra Mosque stands as one of the most modern mosques in the world. The use of rose-tinted granite imparts a lovely desert rose...

17 May, Friday

Image by tsengmax via Instagram.17 May, FridayTAIWAN, Chiayi - Spanning 1,700km Taiwan’s railway network is integral in facilitating the transfer of people and goods all over the oblong island. With a staggering 3 million trips served each day, the trains of Taiwan...

16 May, Thursday

Image by butnomatter.theroadislife via Instagram. 16 May, Thursday ITALY, Portofino - This charming little seaside resort is as close to the real deal as you can get. As reflected by the colourful houses lining the shore, life in the commune of Portofino revolves...

15 May, Wednesday

Image by shootwithjuan via Instagram. 15 May, Wednesday NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam - Drawn from the Dutch Golden Age, the distinctive architectural style of Amsterdam houses hide two quirks in plain sight - one deliberate, the other not quite so. Keen observers would...

14 May, Tuesday

Image by shootwithjuan via Instagram. 14 May, Tuesday SPAIN, Barcelona - Students of Neoclassical art styles will find familiar elements in this stunning pavillion. Occupying the top terrace in Parc del Laberint d’Horta, the oldest park in Barcelona, the Pavilion of...

13 May, Monday

Image by tsengmax via Instagram..13 May, MondayTAIWAN, Taipei - Packed full of novelty souvenir shops, push cart stalls, branded shopping centres and glitzy hotels, it’s easy to dismiss Ximending as just another overcrowded tourist trap. Yet peek underneath its gilded...

11 May, Saturday

Image by shootwithjuan via Instagram. 11 May, Saturday INDONESIA, Bali - Rice paddies, palm trees, blue skies and wispy white clouds compose an idyllic scene that hints at honest days and easy dream-filled nights. The rice paddies of Bali not only make for great...

10 May, Friday

Image by bels_trails via Instagram. 10 May, FridayTURKEY, Istanbul - Among the most stunning buildings in Turkey, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque also has a colloquial name - The Blue Mosque - on account of the hand-painted blue, turquoise and green tiles that adorn the...

9 May, Thursday

Image by saidkarlsson via Instagram. 9 May, ThursdayNORWAY, Troms - Combining glamping, adventure and culture tourism in one fell swoop, a holiday in Lygenfjord is a one-of-a-kind experience. Activities like reindeer sledding and arctic sea fishing provide an in-depth...

8 May, Wednesday

Image by felixindrawan⁣ via Instagram.. 8 May, WednesdayINDONESIA, Flores - The triple crater lakes of Kelimutu National Park hold a mysterious secret. The waters are known to change colour over time, seemingly at random. Although varying mineral composition, algae...

7 May, Tuesday

Image by chopstickontheloose⁣ via Instagram..7 May, TuesdaySINGAPORE, Little India - Adding a splash of colour (and religious diversity) to the Indian quarter, the Masjid Abdul Gaffoor mosque stands as a monument to Singapore’s rich heritage. Built in 1907, the mosque...

6 May, Monday

Image by chopstickontheloose⁣. 6 May, Monday JAPAN, Tokyo - With a mind boggling array of shops, bars, clubs and eateries catering to a spectrum of tastes, Shinjuku is Japan’s most colourful ward. The dizzying district is at its most raucous after dark, when...

30 April, Tuesday

Image by chopstickontheloose30 April, TuesdayCHINA, Luoping – When farmers decided to take up canola cultivation, we bet they didn’t think they’d be helping to make the world a more beautiful place. Thanks to their brilliant yellow blooms, the canola fields of Luoping...

29 April, Monday

Image by chopstickontheloose⁣.29 April, MondayCHINA, Hong Kong – It’s not for nothing that Disneyland is known as the happiest place in the world. When beloved cartoon characters and childhood fairy tales come to life, waving and posing for pictures all around, it’s...

28 April, Sunday

Image by butnomatter.theroadislife ⁣.28 April, SundayFRANCE, Avignon – Palais de Papaes is among Europe’s largest medieval building, having served as the residence of no less than 9 popes throughout the decades. It is also known as the biggest gothic palace in the...

27 April, Saturday

Image by butnomatter.theroadislife ⁣.27 April, SundayAUSTRIA, Salzburg – It’s name may mean ‘salt fortress’ but this is no grim and foreboding mountainous outpost. Salzburg is a cheery town overflowing with history and culture, underscored by the classic Baroque...

26 April, Friday

Image by chopstickontheloose.26 April, FridayCHINA, Yunnan – You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped onto the set of the next kung fu blockbuster. The looming temples of Dali City in Yunnan are known for their impressive heights and preservation, leaving a...

25 April, Thursday

Image by chopstickontheloose via Instagram..25 April, ThursdayCHINA, Heilongjiang – Marking a physical boundary between the Russia and China, the poetically named Black Dragon River (Heilongjiang) is known for its ferocious winters where temperatures plunge well below...

24 April, Wednesday

Image by shootwithjuan.24 April, WednesdayMOROCCO, Fez – Like most royal abodes around the world, Morocco’s Royal Palace of Fez is out of bounds to outsiders. Curious visitors must satisfy themselves with views of the compound’s imposing doors, leaving their...

23 April, Tuesday

Image by chopstickontheloose via Instagram..23 April, TuesdayCHINA, Lijiang - 15 km away from Lijiang Old Town stands a towering, snow-capped mountain overlooking a lush valley below. Hidden within the valley flows a magical river which local legends attribute its...

22 April, Monday

22 April, MondayChangdeokgung, also known as Changdeok Palace, is now open at night from 9am to 9pm to visitors all year round.If you're in Seoul, don't miss this opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the palace under the moonlight.

21 April, Sunday

Image by chopstickontheloose.21 April, Sunday CHINA, Hong Kong, Somehow, some way, nothing encapsulates the Hong Kong experience quite like the streets of Mong Kok — the iridescent neon street signs, the pushing and shoving as people wade through the narrow streets,...

20 April, Saturday

Image by chopstickontheloose..20 April, SaturdayCHINA, Lijiang - 15 km away from Lijiang Old Town stands a towering, snow-capped mountain overlooking a lush valley below. Hidden within the valley flows a magical river which local legends attribute its blue...

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