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5 Places You Should Not Miss in Adelaide

This exploration trip was organised by Australia travel specialist, Jetabout Holidays. Australia is a huge continent with individual cities that have unique characteristics and for Adelaide, its home to exciting places and activities that will delight us city-folks in nature, serenity and great local cuisine. Do check out the following 5 places which you should not miss when in Adelaide.

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Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road

Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road

Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road is a popular route that is the gem of road trips in southern Australia. This trip was organised by Jetabout Holidays in collaboration with Tourism Australia, to assess the latest condition in the Southern Australia region which was largely unaffected by the recent catastrophic bushfires that impacted especially eastern Australia.

But the current...

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Your Continued Travel to Australia Helps in its Recovery.

Travel Australia helps Recovery

Australia is a huge continent, all 7.692 million km² of it. I know the news coming out from Down Under since late July 2019 have been nothing but about bushfires and may likely affect your intention to visit the gorgeous destination. But here's the low-down - Not all places on the vast continent are affected, it's still safe to travel to...

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Singapore Airshow 2020, Asia’s Largest Airshow.

Finally, for aviation enthusiasts, the much-anticipated 7th edition of the Singapore Airshow 2020 is just around the corner. This aviation event is organised and managed by Experia Events and touted as Asia’s largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world. This year edition is understandably affected by the evolving novel corona-virus, with several exhibitors and aerial teams pulling out due to safety concerns. But the...

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Kyoto and Osaka Family DIY Vacation

Family vacation Kyoto Osaka

Finally after more than a month of research and planning, we embarked on a Kyoto and Osaka family DIY vacation, with a side trip to visit Shirakawa-go in Gifu prefecture. This was our first visit to mainland Japan on a free-independent-traveler (FIT) leisurely pace utilising the impressive and superb Japanese transportation network, after gaining experience from a self-driven vacation to Okinawa 2 years back.

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Japan Fastest Mochi Pounders Nakatanidou

Dear friends, was there a time when you felt you just have to get that pic? It happened to me many times and the latest was at Nara city, photographing Japan's fastest mochi pounders Nakatanidou.

Nakatanidou won the national high-speed mochitsuki (the pounding of rice...

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Escape to Manila

short getaway to Manila

Finally I fulfilled a short getaway to Manila, after an aborted plan more than a decade ago to visit the Palawan for scuba diving. Philippines has always been on my bucket list since then. But any visit to any country is better late than never. Most of us in Singapore would have "felt connected" in some ways with Philippines through their domestic helpers, Filipino friends in professional capacities or perhaps Jollibee food outlets.

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4 Nights Libaran Island & Kinabatangan Wildlife & Macro Photography (Dep: 21 Apr 20) ALL Inclusive!

HIGHLIGHTS

On this trip, participants can look forward to many opportunities to capture images of indigenous wildlife like the proboscis monkey, orangutans and pygmy elephants just to name a few, including witnessing baby turtles release, on Pulau Libaran Turtle Hatchery. In addition, you will also be able to enjoy 1st hand nature experience through the eyes of Alexander Yee, a passionate conservationist and a trained Honorary Wildlife Warden, who have been featured in Discovery...

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Ha Giang, the Hidden Gem of Northern Vietnam

Photography tour exotic HaGiang

It was an eye-opening photography group tour to exotic HaGiang, Vietnam's most northerly province bordering Southern China, together with five avid photographers. In comparison to all my other trips, Ha Giang takes the trophy for its amazing mountains and tribal ethnic landscape. 

Although just 300km from Hanoi, the...

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Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch Review

This is Seagate latest edition to its portable Backup Plus series - the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch. And I am pleased to have the chance to review this uniquely designed external hard drive. While I am not into techie stuff, reliable backup drives are a relevant and important gadget in my work as a travel writer and photographer. In this era of cameras and video cameras getting ever higher specifications, having a reliable external back...

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