6 Places to Enjoy a Breathtaking View of the HSBC Rain Vortex @ Jewel Changi Airport – Get Your Wide Angle Cameras Ready!

Jewel Changi Airport is shaping up to be the new pride and joy of Singapore (go east side!). Unsurprisingly, the center of attention at this mega retail meets dining attraction is the 40-metre HSBC Rain Vortex, the world’s  tallest indoor waterfall!

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Thanks to the circular layout of waterfall and its surrounding fixtures, there are many different spots you can view this spectacular architectural feat – each with different perspectives.

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Jewel Changi Airport Food Guide – 19 Places to Snack & Dine + Who’s Open 24 Hours

Jewel Changi Airport is set to be one of the biggest openings for a retail, dining, and entertainment space in Singapore in 2019. With a whopping 300 facilities spanning across 10-storeys, it won’t be long before you start looking for your next bite, or a chance to chill over good food and company.

Here are 19 places to snack, dine, and hang out in between exploring Jewel Changi Airport’s expansive entertainment and flight facilities, including the world’s biggest indoor waterfall, the HSBC Rain Vortex!

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When in Kagawa: Apron Cafe @ Homura Art Village, Naoshima – Seasonal Menus Designed by a Certified Nutritionist Using Local Ingredients from Setouchi

Honmura Art Village, a district home to around ten art installations scattered across former residences, is one of the first pit stops for visitors to Naoshima. But that’s not the only thing this quaint neighbourhood is worth making a beeline for. Tucked away from quiet streets are several hidden cafes and eateries where you can grab a bite (or a breather) between art hopping.

It was by pure chance that I stumbled across Apron Cafe while searching for my second last stop on the Honmura art village trail. A neatly written sign on a blackboard indicated its existence around the corner from a nondescript single level building.

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When in Hiroshima: 6 Things You Need to Know About Okunoshima, Japan’s Island of the Rabbits

Once off the radar (literally), the fairly secluded Okunoshima 大久野島, otherwise known as Usaghishimaうさぎ島 or Bunny Island, first gained Internet fame in 2014 when a video of a tourist swarmed by dozens of hungry, feral rabbits went viral.

Since then, the island has become synonymous with these cuddly, gentle beings, and a must-visit for rabbit lovers. But before you pack your bags and head for this underrated paradise, here are six things you should know about Okunoshima before you go:

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Read about the rest of my trip to Hiroshima and Kagawa!

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When in Kagawa: Naoshima and Teshima – Visiting Japan’s Art Islands in the Seto Inland Sea

Situated on the Seto Inland Sea, the rural islands of Naoshima and Teshima have been heralded as a mandatory pilgrimage by many contemporary art lovers. Home to creative museums and quaint art districts, the islands also play host to the Setouchi Art Triennale which takes place every three years.

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While Yayoi Kusama’s wildly iconic Yellow Pumpkin sculpture has captured the attention (and cameras) of more casual explorers, it is certainly not the only reason Naoshima and Teshima should be included on your itinerary if you are travelling around Kagawa!

Check out my other posts on Hiroshima and Kagawa!

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When in Hiroshima: Bakudan-ya Honten ばくだん屋 @ Naka Ward – Slurp Up Hiroshima Style Tsukemen with a Fiery Dipping Sauce Around the Corner from Okonimimura

While Hiroshima may be famed for her deliciously fat oysters and okonomiyaki, did you know that the city is also home to a unique style of ramen? Known as tsukemen, this dish is essentially a soupless version of the comforting ramen noodles we have come to know and love, paired with a bowl of thick dipping sauce to coat them noodles.

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Located a stone’s throw from the bustling Hondori Shopping Arcade 本通りショッピングアーケド and the famed Okonomimuraお好み村 in Naka Ward,  Bakundan-ya Honten  ばくだん屋 has been earmarked by many as a must visit for Hiroshima style tsukemen.

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When in Shanghai: 8 Street Foods Worth Trying At Least Once Besides Xiao Long Bao

One thing about Shanghai that stood out to me during my trip, was the incredible variety of street food. Step out of your house and you’ll easily find yourself spoilt for choice by the sheer amount of drool worthy creations. Best of all, you can grab and go most of them!

While xiao long bao is one of the first things that come to mind when recalling Shanghai’s street food, I thought I would compile a checklist of sorts for foodies to check out based on what my family brought me to during my very brief trip last month. Enjoy!

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