Japan Self Drive in Kyushu 3 – Miyazaki Prefecture : Is Miyazaki City not Easter Island! Is winter but feel like tropical atmosphere in Miyazaki!

Beppu to Miyazaki From Beppu to Miyazaki is about 3 hour drive.  We stopped in the rest area on the way.  It was drizzling when we stopped for our early lunch break. Rest Area on highway to Miyazaki We bought the tickets from the vending machines and passed the tickets to the counter so that …

Japan Self Drive in Kyushu 2 – Oita Prefecture : Sanrio Hormony Land and Hells of Beppu

Why Self Drive in Kyushu? Kyushu is a great place to self drive, the driving seat is on the right which is same as most commonwealth countries.  Driving in Kyushu is like driving in Australia, roads are wide and spacious, no hassle at all.  Not everywhere in Japan is good for self driving.  I won’t …

Japan Self Drive in Kyushu 1 – Oita Prefecture – A quiet getaway in Yufuin/湯布院

Self Drive in Kyushu Island Japan Kyushu 九州 is the most southern island in Japan, this island is most suitable for self drive because of it wide roads and less cars.  There are total 7 prefectures in Kyushu and the capital is Fukuoka.  The size of Kyushu is about the size of Taiwan.  I am …

Nature in Singapore – Labrador Coastal Walk for Nature Lovers

Labrador Nature Reserve Park Labrador Nature Reserve is an oasis of tranquility and natural wonders.  A great place for nature lovers.  The Labrador Nature Reserve is very big, if you go up to the hill, you will find old cannon used in the world war II and some old tunnels. Old Cannon on top of …

Top attractions in Singapore Chinatown 牛车水

Welcome to Chinatown in Singapore/牛车水 Chinese translation of the Chinatown is Ox Cart Water, such a cute name right?  Do you know why it was called as Cow Car Water or Ox Cart Water?  Lets go back to the history,  this is due to the fact that Chinatown’s water supply was principally transported by animal-driven carts in …

China Guangxi 5 – Guilin & Nanning

Guilin Guangxi –  Top landscape in the World Elephant Trunk Hill in Guilin Guangxi We had a morning boat ride in the River Lijiang and pass by the most iconic landmark, the Elephant Trunk Hill/象鼻山.  It is also a symbol of city of Guilin.  If you look carefully, between the legs and the trunk, there …

China Guangxi 4 : Datang Bay & Longsheng Rice Terrace – Great for nature & photography lovers!

Guilin Datang Bay : Great for nature lovers Longsheng Rice Terrace/龙胜梯田 This place is famous for few things, the paddy field landscape, the minority folk culture and it long table diet meal.  It is about 100 km from Guilin City. Datang Bay Longsheng Bamboo Cottage Experience The place we stayed was really simple, heater yes but …

China Guangxi 3 : Cave Appreciation in Silver Cave & Impression Liu SanJie Show by Zhang Yimou on the River Li in Yangshou

Guangxi 3 : Yangshuo/阳朔 – River Li/漓江 Silver Cave or Yinzhi Cave/银子岩 Yinzi Cave is located in Lipu County, about 85 km away from Guilin and only 3 km away from Yangshuo County. We departed from Yangshuo early in the morning to visit Yinzi Cave. Yinzi (银子 in Chinese means money), so there is a Chinese …

China Guangxi 2 : Liuzhou is famous for its Rare Stone Museum, Heavy Industries Museum & Bamboo Rafting

Liuzhou in Guangxi China Liuzhou is the second largest city in Guangxi and is the region’s industrial center.  Few things you can explore, two important museums and a bamboo rafting! Rare Stone Museum in Liuzhou One of the famous museum that you should not miss is to visit the Rare stone museum.    Over here …

China Guangxi 1 : Find out the secret to longevity in Bama Village in Guangxi

China – Guangxi  Guangxi is located at the south central China, bordering Vietnam.  This place is a mountainous area where tourists rush here for it charming natural scenery and diverse ethnic customs.  From here, you can access easily to Vietnam and there are a huge number of Vietnamese staying here. We was here for about …