Getting Around Tokyo – Flights to Tokyo

Getting Around Tokyo – Flights to Tokyo

Tokyo is an excellent destination for tourists as there is so much to explore. The city is beautifully designed and can be travelled on foot and through subways. It is advisable to get the ‘Suica’ or ‘Pasmo’ rechargeable card so that you can use the subways with comfort. It is although a great idea to take a walk around the city as you will love the street culture and also find very interesting things. The street vendors, small shops, food stalls are all a very big part of Tokyo. There are some things to be mindful of, like it is not customary to tip after a meal. Some might even take it as an insult. A simple thank you will go a long way if you really want to express your happiness. Also note that everyone pays the same amount at a gathering regardless of who ate and drank what. Getting around without knowing Japanese is not very difficult, most police officers understand English and local people make an effort to make tourists comfortable. The following areas are highly recommended, so make sure you book your business class flight to Tokyo on time!

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

Harajaku is a very busy area of Tokyo. It can be very difficult to find a quiet place to sit in all the mayhem, but the plaza has a lot of options for you sit and relax for a while with a great view. For example: the Starbucks will definitely have an empty seat, stairs or maybe even a swing with a great view. The rooftop garden is a great place to unwind after a long day. Omotesando area is great for Tokyo-inspired shopping ideas.

Meiji Jingu

This place is open from sunrise to sunset so an early morning visit can be a very pleasant experience. Depending on the time of the year, you might be able to find yourself more empty space than the usual. If you are lucky, you might even witness a traditional Japanese Shinto-style wedding.

Yoyogi Park

This is right next to Meiji Jing. This is a great park to witness some local life. You will see a lot of picnics, school trips, students, families. It is a great park to take a stroll or just sit around and you can even bird watch. If you have a dog you need to have it leashed and if you want to use the fenced dog area you need a registration card to use it.

Gonpachi Shibuya

This is a must stop for foodies. The Shibuya is located on the 14th floor of a skyscraper in the Maruyamacho area. The setting is unexpected given the cozy and bustling atmosphere of the restaurant. It is great for couples and small groups but be sure to book your table in advance to avoid disappointment. Like the most izakaya-style dining experiences in Tokyo, you will love the serving style of many small plates at one time. Be sure to try the freshly grilled ‘Yakitori’ or grilled chicken.

Kuala Lumpur – A Food Haven

Marini’s on 57

Hailed as a gastronomic melting pot, there is no denial that Malaysia is a food haven for both locals and tourists alike. Food in Malaysia transcends beyond the simple meal, encompassing both conversation and company; making eating an experience in itself. The simple act of sharing a meal symbolises harmonious unity.

Be it a pocket friendly date at a roadside ‘mamak’ to a dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant, there is something for everyone in this mix. Malaysia is a plethora of sizzling, spicy and aromatic cuisines, making it the best travel destination for food lovers.

You don’t have to break the bank to eat well. Malaysian food caters to every preference and even budget. We’ve broken a curated list of recommended stalls, shops and restaurants into 3 budget categories.

Budget Eats (RM15 and below)

  1. Village Park Nasi Lemak (RM9)
Village Park Nasi Lemak
Nasi lemak Village Park

Dig into the pride and joy of Malaysian cuisine – a dish of aromatic coconut rice topped with spicy sambal, fried ikan bilis, peanuts, cucumber slices and a fried chicken drumstick.

Address: 5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, +603-7710 7860

  1. Sarawak Laksa at Aunt Christina’s Sarawak Laksa (RM7)
Sarawak Laksa at Aunt Christina’s Sarawak Laksa
Sarawak Laksa at Aunt Christina’s Sarawak Laksa

Sip on the tangy broth and slurp up rice noodle beautifully garnished and topped with shredded chicken, egg, prawn and beansprout.

Address: 2-4, Lorong Ara Kiri, Lucky Gardens Bangsar, +6016-315 3213

  1. Banana Leaf Rice at Devi’s Corner (RM8.50)
Banana Leaf Rice at Devi’s Corner
Banana Leaf Rice at Devi’s Corner

Enjoy a traditional Indian dish of rice, a variety of curries, vegetables, mango chutney, a basket of papadum and a cup of rasam served up on an actual banana leaf.

Address: 14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, +6012-267 6714

  1. Gyudon at Yoshinoya (RM10 onwards)
Gyudon at Yoshinoya
Gyudon at Yoshinoya

Indulge in a delicious bowl of Yoshinoya’s signature beef bowl, juicy sliced beef and onion served atop steaming rice.

Address: Lot T-level 3, 15, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, +603-2287 1798

Mid-Range Restaurants (Below RM50)

  1. Coliseum Cafe
Coliseum Cafe
Coliseum Cafe

Established in 1921, Coliseum Café is a walk down memory lane for most locals in Kuala Lumpur. It stands as a testament to the fusion of Eastern and Western cuisines, presenting a unique Western Hainanese palate.

Address: 98, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, +603-2692 6270

  1. La Bodega

New to Spanish food? Familiarise yourself with a selection of Spanish tapas and savour the explosion of Mediterranean flavours. Seize the opportunity to stay through their happy hour.

Address: 1, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, +603-2287 9468

  1. My Elephant

My ElephantWith ingredients ranging from raw onions, cili padi, sweet tamarind plum sauce, coconut crisps and fresh betel leaves, My Elephant is sure to induce a tongue-tingling thrill for lovers of Thai food.

Address: 22, Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria, +603-7886 1451

  1. San Nae Deul

With a variety of barbeque meats to choose from and an abundance of refillable side dishes, San Nae Dul offers an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet at an affordable price!

Address: G16 & G17, Heritage Lane, Empire Damansara, +6012-357 5865

Fret not, fans of fine dining. Malaysia is home to a slew of world-class fine dining restaurants, from hidden Indochinese culinary gem to a famous Italian restaurant, all are sure to satisfy refined tastebuds.

Fine Dining (RM50 and above)

  1. Tamarind Springs by Samadhi (price range RM180 – RM541)

Specializing in Indochinese cuisine, guests can feast upon their signature Strawberry shrimp, tastefully paired with onions and XO sauces while surrounded by lush greenery and a rustic Balinese setting.

Address: Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak, +603-4256 9300

  1. Nobu
Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Nobu serves up traditional classic Japanese dishes combined with a Latin twist, transforming the landscape of contemporary Japanese cuisine on an international level. Their omakase is priced at RM380 per pax.

Address: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, +603-2164 5084

  1. Marble 8 (price range RM58 – RM780)
Marble 8, kuala lumpur
Marble 8, kuala lumpur

Marble 8 is a steak-lover’s dream, they boast the finest cuts of Wagyu and Angus beef in Malaysia. Marble 8 also features an in-house bar and they serve up a range of exotic cocktails. For more news on their menus and promotions, read more here

Address:  Lorong Kuda, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603-2386 6030

  1. Marini’s on 57 (price range RM108 – RM289)
Marini’s on 57
Marini’s on 57

Marini’s on 57 is not your average Italian restaurant, primarily due to its prestigious location on the 57th floor of the Twin Towers and its status as one of Kuala Lumpur’s best rooftop bars. Guests can enjoy a glittering view of KL’s skyline while polishing off contemporary Italian cuisine. Check out their New Year’s Eve event here.

Address: Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603-2386 6030

The endless varieties of cuisines found in Malaysia certainly bring an international mix of culture straight to the table and provide valuable insight to Asian food culture. However, if you don’t mind traveling to indulge in world cuisines, here are some ideas for best destinations.

If you happen to be travelling to Asia, why not check out this other article on traveling to China on a budget.

Himachal Pradesh- Tour to Shimla Manali Hills

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Nowadays, every person likes to go for Himachal Pradesh to spend the time with a lover on Valentine’s Day. The Valentine’s Day is most special for lovers because this is a special occasion for them. The love is most important in life where everyone experiences the love in their lifetime. Every couple is waiting for Valentine’s Day to surprise the partner. Continue reading “Himachal Pradesh- Tour to Shimla Manali Hills”

Obtaining a Chinese Tourist Visa – Steps That You Need To Follow

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Obtaining a Chinese tourist visa 

Are you planning to visit the land of The Great Wall for a few days with your family? If answered yes, you must be looking for ways to get yourself a tourist visa. In order to enter the People’s Republic of China, a US citizen requires having a valid US passport and a visa to China with the exceptions of Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Continue reading “Obtaining a Chinese Tourist Visa – Steps That You Need To Follow”