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Japan’s Unlikely Food Treasures #2 – Starbucks

Whether if you’re a regular visitor to Japan or if it’s your first time there, the following scenario might sound familiar to you – being tired from hours of walking from place to place, feeling thirsty from trekking long distances and just wanting to sit down to rest and recharge.

Yet, choices can be surprisingly limited at times; restaurants in a glitzy mall are expensive and roadside stalls are made for quick, eat-and-go experiences with little time for relaxation.

What’s a tired traveller to do?

What if I told you that there is a location that is easy to find, great to relax in, and offers lots of interesting little perks that are unique just to Japan? That place is none other than Starbucks!

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Ramen Revolution '15 – A Taste of things to come

It felt like yesterday when all Ramen fans had to choose from were just a small handful shops.

01There are now over 100 ramen stores in Singapore!

Today, ramen restaurants have sprouted all over the island, with dozens of stores in not just the central areas, but the east and west as well. With so many choices now available, it’s only natural that one would have their own favourite.

Now, here’s your chance to let YOUR beloved ramen joint shine.

Presenting – Ramen Revolution ’15.

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Ramen Revolution ’15 – A Taste of things to come

It felt like yesterday when all Ramen fans had to choose from were just a small handful shops.

01There are now over 100 ramen stores in Singapore!

Today, ramen restaurants have sprouted all over the island, with dozens of stores in not just the central areas, but the east and west as well. With so many choices now available, it’s only natural that one would have their own favourite.

Now, here’s your chance to let YOUR beloved ramen joint shine.

Presenting – Ramen Revolution ’15.

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The 'Kawaii'-est Souvenirs ever – LINE Friends SHOP @ Harajuku Tokyo

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Who doesn’t know about the famous Harajuku??? I will be introducing one of the latest additions to this fashion district & one of the ‘Must-go places’ that’s loved by both Japanese youngsters and tourists all over the world.

Welcome to
LINE FRIENDS STORE HARAJUKU  (LINE フレンズストア原宿)

I believe LINE is a very familiar word that we all know by now. Everyone is using this app, whether if it’s messaging or calling  or playing games and of course, using their character stickers. Starting in Japan from 2011, it now has an international network of 350 million users.

On 13th December 2014, LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, opened Japan’s first

“LINE FRIENDS STORE” @ Tokyo’s Harajuku District Offering over 400 Exclusive Official LINE Character ProductsLINE_06

Woooh!!!! IT is AMAZING.!!!!!!
すごいねぇぇぇ~

While I was shopping at Harajuku with my Japanese friend, I didn’t know about the shop until she told me. I was really excited and just had to get her to bring me there.

Now, Let’s take a look at what this store has to offer.

行くぞ~💛

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The ‘Kawaii’-est Souvenirs ever – LINE Friends SHOP @ Harajuku Tokyo

LINE_03

Who doesn’t know about the famous Harajuku??? I will be introducing one of the latest additions to this fashion district & one of the ‘Must-go places’ that’s loved by both Japanese youngsters and tourists all over the world.

Welcome to
LINE FRIENDS STORE HARAJUKU  (LINE フレンズストア原宿)

I believe LINE is a very familiar word that we all know by now. Everyone is using this app, whether if it’s messaging or calling  or playing games and of course, using their character stickers. Starting in Japan from 2011, it now has an international network of 350 million users.

On 13th December 2014, LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, opened Japan’s first

“LINE FRIENDS STORE” @ Tokyo’s Harajuku District Offering over 400 Exclusive Official LINE Character ProductsLINE_06

Woooh!!!! IT is AMAZING.!!!!!!
すごいねぇぇぇ~

While I was shopping at Harajuku with my Japanese friend, I didn’t know about the shop until she told me. I was really excited and just had to get her to bring me there.

Now, Let’s take a look at what this store has to offer.

行くぞ~💛

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Japan Prepaid Data SIM card comparison review – Making travel SIM-ple

One of the first things that everyone does upon touchdown (other than releasing their seatbelt) after a flight, is to turn on their mobile phones and then try to latch onto free Wi-Fi to update their online status on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or to message their safe arrival on WhatsApp, LINE or WeChat, etc.

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Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, where art thou??

As free Wi-Fi isn’t that common throughout Japan yet, one of the first reliable options available to travellers was renting a mobile router.

Now, we have more choices than ever with an all-new alternative: renting a data SIM card for convenient and reliable Wi-Fi access, with carriers such as NTT and Softbank getting on board to offer data-only SIM cards targeting tourists.

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Where exotic ramen masterpieces meet fusion dining – A visit to Ippudo SG @ Shaw Centre

Most serious ramen connoisseurs are undoubtedly familiar with Ippudo.

From its founding in Hakata, Japan, Ippudo soon made its way to Singapore where it made a huge impact on the ramen scene. Consumers were exposed to real, high quality and authentic ramen and the bar was set to new heights. Today, Ippudo continues to maintain its impressive standards even after opening several branches around the island.

What’s also praise-worthy is their constant efforts to ensure that every new branch opened offers a different concept that’s unique to it. Not only does this help Ippudo exercise its creative muscles more, it also gives any foodie a good reason to visit every store – and keep coming back.

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We were cordially invited to check out Ippudo’s latest outlet opened at the 4th floor of the renovated Shaw Centre and I was personally looking forward to a new dining experience.

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