The Lesser Seen Parts of Taipei   Cheap delicious food, beautiful scenery and friendly locals. Taiwan is a gorgeous land of food and shopping.  From it’s world famous night markets, such as Shi Lin, Xi Men Ding and Rao He, to the beautiful hot springs in Yang Ming Shan and Xin Bei Tou, Taiwan is one of the most attractive places to visit in Asia. But that is not all Taiwan has to offer. During our recent trip back to Taiwan, we decided to go in search for the lesser visited gems within Taipei, digging deep into the roots of Taiwanese culture. Here...
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Beyond Taipei's Shopping and Food   Whenever Taipei is mentioned, many immediately think of the iconic Taipei 101, bustling night markets and mouth-watering small bites. While I am a fan of city life in Taipei, the geography of Taiwan has endowed her with more than just high rise buildings. Located among the complex tectonics of Yangtze Plate, Okinawa Plate and Philippine Mobile Belt Plate, Taiwan is an ideal location for mountain trekking or taking day trips away from the labyrinth of skyscrapers.  Having spent my last summer backpacking Taiwan, I have come up with a list of places you can go...
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Getting to know Lombok   This was not an easy piece to write. Lombok is like the amazing secret lover you don’t want people to know of. You canoodle, enjoy days of passionate rendezvous and live to tell a couple of close friends about it, but nothing more. You look through your journal, at the scribbles of what you’d seen and done in Lombok, and flick through pictures that obviously did little justice to the actual sights you beheld - sights you hope would stay engraved in your memory and would never ever forget.   I embarked on this four-day trip...
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12 MUST TRY Taiwanese Street Food   Taipei is well known throughout the world for it’s night markets and street food. The hustle and bustle of the Taipei nightlife does not confine itself to bars and nightclubs, and the night markets stay open till past midnight, sometimes even till the wee hours of the morning. Photo Source: toktheham From the world famous Shi Lin Market (士林夜市) and Xi Men Ding (西門町) to Rao He (饒河街觀光夜市), Jing Mei (景美夜市) and Shi Da (師大路夜市), the many night markets across Taipei itself leaves you in a dilemma from not knowing which one to visit!   Here is a list of the best 12 Street...
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About EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jets   Jerome and I I've been a fan of Hello Kitty ever since receiving my first Kitty toy at the age of 4. And I have always wondered what it would be like to be on a Hello Kitty themed jet. Imagine my excitement when I heard about the nine full service Hello Kitty flights offered by EVA Air - between Taiwan and Singapore this December, 2014.  EVA Air is the only airline in the world to launch Hello Kitty Jets with partner Sanrio. There are now 6 variants of the aircraft on flight routes...
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Embark on Journeys of a Lifetime     SUSTEN PASS, SWITZERLAND   They say you’ve never really seen Switzerland until you’ve visited the Swiss Alps. After all, half of the country is covered by the Alps. There’s no better way to journey through these majestic mountains than to take a drive through the Susten Pass. Located in the Swiss Alps itself, the Susten Pass connects the canton of Bern to the canton of Uri. Popular with tourists, this mountain pass promises stunning views of the Swiss Alps at every turn. Do not miss: The Stein Glacier is a sight to behold....
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Activities for your Tioman holiday   Located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, Tioman Island is a densely forested, duty-free island surrounded by numerous coral reefs. With eight villages scattered throughout Tioman Island, plus the many resorts and chalets, Tioman Island is considered one of Malaysia's most beautiful holiday destinations. Here are the top five things you absolutely have to do in Tioman. Be warned, though - they're not for the physically unfit or faint of heart!   1. Swim with the Fish   Source A big part of Tioman's appeal is the abundant marine life...
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  PACKING FOR YOUR VACATION   Before you begin packing, be sure you’re aware of baggage or carry-on weight information across all modes of transportation. You’ll save on unwanted excess baggage fees, which could put a dent in your holiday budget. When you’re packing, make sure you start by placing a dryer sheet or two at the bottom, and a few more in between layers of clothes. This will ensure that your clothes stay fresh when you arrive at your destination. Also, roll your clothes, instead of folding them. Not only will that take up less space, but also you’re...
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5 Amazing places to visit in Vietnam   Ever since I started travelling, I preferred my itinerary to be a good combination of tourist attractions and off-beat tracks that immerses in some me-time. To me, there is no best place or time to travel. As long as there are tickets, it is time to travel. Vietjet is currently having promotions and offers incredible fares to 24 local and international flight routes. The varying geographical features of Vietnam has belted it as one of my favourite travel destinations; so close to home and foreigners-friendly. On my many visits to Vietnam, I would never fail to indulge...
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The City of Heroes   Surabaya is known locally as the "City of Heroes" because of its importance in Indonesia's fight for independence. This city is the second largest in Indonesia, but it's hardly a popular travel destination due to its lack of publicity. Most of its tourists come from Indonesia itself. Recently, the TSL team was granted the opportunity to fly to Surabaya with Air Asia, where we had the chance to explore this undiscovered city. We've compiled a list of things that you should absolutely do on your visit to this city.    1. Batu Secret Zoo   Address:...
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