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Dorsett Wanchai Launches Dorsett Little Artist Family Package

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The award-winning family-friendly hotel, Dorsett Wanchai, Hong Kong is excited to announce a partnership with Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, Genecylee Gallery and aspiring Hong Kong-based artists, to launch a charitable Fantastic 4 Family package. This package includes a stay in the newly renovated family rooms with breakfast for 4, a collection of kid-pleasing amenities, and a chance to join the charity-based Dorsett Little Artists program - with 35% off the Best Available Rate!

Let Art and Charity Be the Source of Joy for Every Kid Staying at Dorsett Wanchai
"As a family-friendly hotel, we always strive to provide extraordinary hotel experiences that are different than the others through product innovations and thoughtful services. And since art and charity are something we are very passionate about, it means something more when we finally get to announce a new family package that combines all these elements to offer a vibrant and fun stay alongside art and charity; we are stepping forward to an exciting new era," says Ms Anita Chan, General Manager of Dorsett Wanchai.
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Osaka Premium Outlet Shopping at Rinku Town ( りんくうタウン )

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Ready for some last minute shopping en route Kansai International Airport? If shopping for discounted designer labels is a must-do in your travels, make Rinku Premium Outlets ( りんくうプレミアム・アウトレット ) either your first or last stop in Osaka!

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Located just one station from Kansai International Airport is Rinku Town ( りんくうタウン ), which houses an 85m-tall Ferris Wheel, beachside park and the Rinku Premium Outlets.

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With discounts as much as 70% off designer brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, wouldn't you go gaga? The premium outlet even has lockers for your luggage, but if your baggage is larger than the locker size, you can leave it at Information Center for 800 JPY with some conditions.
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How to Prep Your Skin for Long-Haul Flight + Beauty Giveaway!

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Long haul flight leaves you dehydrated and weary, regardless of you flying the Economy, Business or even First Class. Trust me, the air up there will take a toll on your skin.

It is important to travel with a well-cleansed skin and avoid wearing makeup if possible. Take the minimalist approach particularly on long haul or overnight flight. Makeup holds onto dirt and certain foundation and powder can dehydrate your skin even more. The key is: Let Your Skin Breathe.

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If you wanna know the condition of your skin, beauty brands like SK-II has this special device that can analyze the 5 dimensions of your skin health such as Radiance Enhancement, Texture Refinement, Firmess Power, Spot Control and Wrinkle Resilience. The Magic Ring Test is complimentary and you could pop by any SK-II counters to request for this test to check your skin age. The last I did mine was in 2016 at the age of 51, and I was pleased to learn that my skin age was just 35 years old! I did another one in April this year, and was equally surprised that my skin is maintaining well without the use of any botox or fillers. 38-year-old skin age for a 53? Not a bad score, isn’t it?

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I scored almost perfect in all 5 dimensions, except for Texture Refinement which is at 83%. I am glad that I am doing good especially in maintaining my Spot Control with my regular laser for pigmentation at EHA Clinic.

So if you wanna have good skin like mine, follow these skincare tips on How to Prep Your Skin for Long-Haul Flight on my recent night flight to Tokyo! At the end of the post, you can also join our latest giveaway to Win Yourself A Bottle of Beauty Supplements Worth $148!
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Kani Doraku Dotombori Honten Snow Crab Feast ( かに道楽 )

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Foodies heading to Osaka will not miss this huge crab signage along the famous Dotomburi Street. In fact, there are couple of them spotted during our last trip there.

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Kani Doraku ( かに道楽 ) is one of the most iconic restaurants in Osaka. With outlets all over Japan, Kani Doraku serves various types of crustacean such as King Crabs, Snow Crabs and Rock Crabs.

There are a wide assortment of crab dishes, but I strongly recommend you to take the lunch / dinner courses which start from a reasonable 2,500 Yen/person ( approx USD 23/pax ) instead of going Ala Carte, as courses are more pocket-friendly and you can savour the different types of cooking style.

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Well, my family picked the Sumire ( すみれ ) Course at 4,200 Yen/person. Let the food shots speak for themselves!
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School Holiday Activities at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort!

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In celebration of this year’s school holiday and the Hari Raya celebrations, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort has once again geared up to treat guests to an awesome summer break with an exciting line-up of activities.

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Among these activities, the highly acclaimed The Great LEGO Race Virtual Reality (VR) roller coaster is undoubtedly a must-try for every visitor. The world’s first LEGO roller coaster sees colourful LEGO® Minifigures Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain come to life and race against one another on the tracks. Wearing the VR headset, guests will experience the action from every direction – up, down, forward, backward and all points in between – in a spectacular environment completely made of LEGO® bricks.

The fun continues with a truly festive celebration of Hari Raya at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. To bring out the real essence of this holiday season, the resort is also offering a wide range of activities in conjunction with the ethnic Malay’s New Year celebrations.
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Mother’s Day Celebration Package at Bintan Lagoon Resort!

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Bintan Lagoon Resort is certainly not keeping mum about its Mothers’ Day celebration in May. Mums will be thoroughly spoilt with a host of pleasurable activities for herself and her family with the ‘That’s my Mum’ package available for the whole month of May. The Resort is just a 75-minute direct ferry ride from Singapore.

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It’s pure bliss for mothers as they get treated to be queen for the day with a Javanese massage and enjoy family bonding over a cake decoration workshop or a batik painting session with the kids. With 1.5km beachfront and over 50 land and sea activities, there is more than ample space and leisure pursuits for families to chill together. Meal times could be a tough but welcoming challenge with a choice of 14 food & beverage outlets to pick.
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Yoshino, Japan's Most Famous Cherry Blossom Spot ( 吉野 )

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Mount Yoshino ( 吉野山 ) in Nara Prefecture, is Japan's most famous Sakura ( 桜 ) spot. Well-known for the mountains there, it is one of the best places to see Cherry Blossoms with over 30,000 cherry trees covering the area.

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Sakura Festival in Yoshino typically starts in late March or early April and reaches full bloom around early to mid April. I was there late April last year, but thankfully still managed to catch a glimpse of these beautiful pink clouds.

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You may like to know that Yoshino, together with Mount Koya and Kumano, was designated a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site named the " Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range " in 2004.
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Todaiji Temple in Nara, UNESCO World Heritage Site ( 東大寺 )!

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Nara Park is home to three of the six temples and shrines on UNESCO’s list, and Todaiji Temple ( 東大寺 ) is one of them. If you are wondering what the difference between a Temple and a Shrine is, the Shinto religion is practiced at a shrine while Buddhism is practiced at a temple.

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Renowned for their Daibutsuden aka Big Buddha Hall ( 大仏殿 ), Todaiji Temple is one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the " Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara ", together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara.
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Insight Vacations Celebrates 40 Years with Savings to Europe!

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Portugal, Photo Credit: Insight Vacations
Insight Vacations, an award-winning global leader in premium escorted travel, is thrilled to be celebrating its 40th anniversary this April. While some might argue that 40 is the new 30, Insight couldn’t be happier to look back and remember every unforgettable moment of the past four decades and all the experiences and innovations that have been made a reality. Throughout the years, Insight has perfected the art of guided journeys and has accomplished these milestones with passion, knowledge and outstanding travel expertise.

“This significant milestone is the time to look back on all that we have accomplished, we’re so proud to have brought transformative travel to our travellers and can’t wait for them to see what we have planned for the next 40 years,” says Evon Ler, President of Insight Vacations Asia“ With our Anniversary Celebration, space is extremely limited on this superb collection of 40+ Premium Journeys and as these special offers won’t last, we encourage travellers to book their holidays with us as soon as possible.”

Travellers can choose from a wide selection of guided vacations including Britain and Ireland, the Western Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe, Northern Europe and Russia, European Discoveries and USA and Canada including the following 3 unforgettable journeys:
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Live Ikebana Flower Arrangement Show

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo ( KPH ), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special Spring “ Ikebana ” Flower Arrangement Exhibition entitled “ Japanese Hospitality through Flowers – Dreams of Spring and Sakura Cherry Blossoms ” from March 31 (Saturday) to April 15 (Sunday), 2018 in the third floor main lobby area of their Hotel. This exhibition is hosted in collaboration with renowned “ Ikebana ” flower arrangement artist Hiroki Maeno. The centerpiece of this exhibition will be a large 2.7 meter tall by 5 meter wide flower arrangement using different types of 200 “ Sakura ” cherry blossoms from various parts of Japan.

Hiroki Maeno will hold a live performance to demonstrate his “ Ikebana ” flower arrangement skills in front of the large centerpiece flower arrangement from 5:00p.m. on April 5 (Thursday), 2018. Also Maeno will also give a complimentary presentation explaining his views on the importance of Ikebana as a part of Japanese culture.

This flower arrangement exhibition have been held four times a year and timed with the arrival of each of the four seasons since April 2015. His flower arrangements have been received with great admiration by the numerous guests visiting their Hotel from Japan and around the world, and have become a popular spot for commemorative pictures.

Large Flower Arrangement by Hiroki Maeno “ Japanese Hospitality through Flowers – Dreams of Spring and Sakura Cherry Blossoms ”
  • Date: March 31 (Saturday) to April 15 (Sunday), 2018. * Exhibition closes at 6:00p.m. on the final day.
  • Venue: Main Lobby, 3rd Floor of the Main Tower
“ Ikebana Flower Arrangement Performance ” by Hiroki Maeno
  • Date: April 5 (Thursday), 2018, from 5:00p.m. * Approximately 40 minutes
  • Venue: In front of the large centerpiece flower arrangement in the Main Lobby, 3rd Floor of Main Tower
For Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Exhibition Information: +81-3-5322-8061 (Lobby Gallery Direct Line)
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See Cherry Blossom in Nara and Feed the Deer ( 奈良公園の散り桜と鹿 )

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Travelling to Osaka soon? Make a day trip to Nara ( 奈良 ), which is a just short distance away by train from Osaka. Nara Park ( 奈良公園 ) is known for its free-roaming deer and houses some of the World Heritage temples. Regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion, Nara’s deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated as a national treasure.

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Last April, I had a great time visiting Nara Park with friends. We had so much fun feeding the deer, a unique experience compared to all my other travels. It was also a beautiful sight with Sakura flowers blooming everywhere in the park. So this February, I decided to take my family there; I wanted to show my prince the lovely Nara. The three of us flew from Singapore to Osaka and stayed there for about 2 weeks, and then making day trips to Kobe and Nara. Winter is especially cold this year, with a -2°C on the day we were there.

Well, I have also included a video in two parts – Spring and Winter, so you guys can see the different scenery. Hope you will enjoy reading as much as I had fun writing this post.
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Chillax at Bintan Lagoon Resort from IDR 3,850,000/Person!

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For the swinging singles and 2-to-go travellers, the Chillax package allows you to get away from the madding crowd with this excellent value for money deal. Bintan Lagoon Resort (BLR) is a short ferry service from Singapore sited on its own private stretch of beach in Bintan Island overlooking the South China Sea. The Chillax package offers great value for those in search of sun, sea, food, golf and 50 plus activities or complete ‘do nothing’ relaxation.

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The Chillax package includes return ferry service, deluxe room accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and plenty of complimentary activities including ATV Tours/Jet Ski, Ninebot Tours, Archery and more as well as stipulated discounts off food and beverage and recreational activities There is never a dull moment at Bintan Lagoon Resort!
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Instagram Round-Up at Luxury Haven: Beauty, Food, Lifestyle

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Hey guys, it has been a long while since my last Instagram Round-Up post in 2016. Fast forward two years down the road, I have to admit I am still not very active on Instagram. Somehow, I can connect better with Facebook; generation gap perhaps?

Nonetheless, let’s check out some of the interesting instagram shots that I had shared:

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Hair By: Mosche Grand Hyatt
NuSkin ageLOC LumiSpa Event at Coffee Academics,
introducing their a dual action skin care system that offers skin renewal and deep cleansing benefits.

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Masons Home Decor Curva Bean Bag Lounger
in my Hello Kitty room
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7 Best Islands For a Honeymoon

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America, Asia or Africa ... it seems that such romantic, secluded and bright islands for the honeymoon are scattered all over the world map. Let’s check the best of them!

Belize, Central America
It looks like a real uninhabited island, on which lived Robinson Crusoe. The first thing you want to do when you get there is to go in search of pirate treasures - it is not so little for such a beautiful place as the island of Tobacco-Reef, a part of Belize. All the most important is hidden in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea sparkling in the sun. So it's worth, at least, to grab equipment for snorkeling. A walk along the coast of this atoll takes just a few minutes, but the magnificent barrier coral reef, a local attraction, stretches far beyond visibility, as it is part of the world's second largest barrier reef. Surely it is one of the best islands for a honeymoon.
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Cartoon Network-Branded Cruise Ship to Set Sail in Late 2018

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Set to make its maiden voyage from its home port of Singapore in late 2018, the 11 guest-deck, 2,000-guest Cartoon Network Wave will be one vast haven for Toon-loving travellers. With the ocean as a backdrop, families will enjoy the world's first immersive Toon vacation at sea, and an adventure with their favourite Cartoon Network stars.

While there are many existing projects by Turner's location-based entertainment team including Cartoon Network-branded restaurants, theme parks, waterparks around the world -- and even planes and trains -- this is the first time anywhere that a cruise liner has undergone a full Cartoon Network transformation.

The theming and entire onboard experience of Cartoon Network Wave is inspired by Cartoon Network's universe of well-loved characters from iconic shows such as Adventure Time, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears. This includes a variety of diverse entertainment, activity and recreation features, as well as retail and food and beverage options.

Cartoon Network Wave will be docked at the Singapore Cruise Centre and will sail to 13 popular destinations in the Asia Pacific region including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and Japan. Dates and itineraries for its routes around Asia Pacific will be announced in the coming months.

Bringing to life the world's first Cartoon-Network themed cruise Oceanic Group formalised its partnership with Turner in a signing ceremony in Singapore, marking the official launch of Cartoon Network Wave, the world's first Cartoon Network-themed cruise and Singapore's first homegrown contemporary cruise product.

Oceanic Group's Chief Executive Mr Daniel Chui said the partnership represents the company's commitment to capitalise on Asia's growing cruise travel market. "A homegrown cruise project, Cartoon Network Wave heralds the start of a new vacation experience for cruise-goers in Asia where cruise travel meets personalised journeys through experiential story-telling. With Singapore's position as a cruise hub in Asia, we believe it is only fitting that we dive right in and ride the surging tide of this passenger cruise wave."

"Cartoon Network Wave will revolutionise cruise travel in the Asia-Pacific region and create and curate new cruise experiences for holiday makers, cruise goers and generations of pop culture fans," added Mr Chui.

"Turner is always looking at new ways to bring our characters to life -- and Cartoon Network Wave will be their home on the high seas. The ship has remarkable potential to offer our existing fans a truly unique immersive experience, as well as create new ones. We couldn't be more excited by the partnership with Oceanic Group in jointly creating a world first," said Mr Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific.

"The debut of Cartoon Network Wave as a new homegrown cruise product is testament to the vitality of Singapore as Southeast Asia's leading cruise hub. It will also augment Singapore's appeal as a top family destination by adding to the diversity of Singapore's line-up of offerings. We look forward to more family visitors coming from the region with Cartoon Network Wave's exciting deployment here," said Mr Yap Chin Siang, Assistant Chief Executive (Policy and Planning Group), Singapore Tourism Board.

Online Bookings
Online bookings for Cartoon Network Wave will start later in the year. More details on the booking dates and itineraries will be released at Cartoon Network Wave. Fans can also subscribe to Cartoon Network Wave's soon-to-be launched Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.

Note: All information shown are subject to change without prior notice.

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This is a scheduled post; I am currently away in Japan. I have scheduled a Giveaway during my absence and it is OPEN TO ALL WORLDWIDE! Hop over to Win USD 50 Cash in your Bank Account or Paypal! No Purchase Needed! I will be picking 3 winners after my trip. All the best to your entries! Have fun and catch you soon! xoxo
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Gotemba Premium Outlet Shopping, Best Spot to View Mt Fuji!

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Are you a shopperholic like me? Love travelling, and always on the go for premium outlets? Well, if you are heading to Japan, this is one huge shopping factory outlet you must not miss! The Gotemba Premium Outlet ( 御殿場プレミアム・アウトレット ) is the flagship centre, and one of the largest in Japan. Located at Shizuoka Prefecture, it is situated on an extensive site within the view of World Cultural Heritage site, Mount Fuji.

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If you wanna catch Cherry Blossom, have a perfect view of Mount Fuji, and shop till you drop at the same time, Japan’s Gotemba Premium Outlet is the place you would wanna be.
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Legoland Malaysia Resort Welcomes Sea Life Malaysia!

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LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort officially announced the development of a brand new attraction at the resort, SEA LIFE Malaysia, which is scheduled to open in Q4 2018. Occupying 2,123m2 of land space, the two-storey aquarium will be located next to existing ventures of Merlin Entertainments, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Theme Park, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Water Park, and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Hotel.

SEA LIFE is the world’s biggest aquarium brand with more than 50 attractions worldwide. The SEA LIFE experience focuses on a voyage to the depths of the oceans, and exhibits are designed with children in mind. SEA LIFE Malaysia will have more than 25 display tanks in 11 habitat zones, featuring thousands of sea creatures.

“We are very excited to welcome SEA LIFE to LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, the top family destination in Asia. Children will get to interact with the sea creatures up-close, and learn about their natural habitats. It is the first family resort in Malaysia to offer interactive and educational marine life experience,” said Kurt Stocks, General Manager at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.
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British Airways’ World Traveller Multi-Million £ Investment

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British Airways has announced a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight.

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Options now include:
  • Pretzels with the welcome drink
  • Four-course meal with starter, entrée, dessert, cheese and biscuits, accompanied by a bread roll and bottle of water
  • Second meal or substantial snack depending on the length of the flight
  • Regional meal options served according to destination
  • Magnum ice-creams
  • uck box with chocolates and crisps
  • Hot breakfast on longer overnight flights
  • Graze movie-snack box on longer* flights
  • Complimentary drinks from the bar
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Hama Steak House Wagyu Teppanyaki Review ( ステーキハウス ハマ 六本木 )

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Famous for its Japanese Teppanyaki, Hama Steak House ( ステーキハウス ハマ ) is definitely one of my favourite hunts whenever I visit Tokyo. I have been to their Ginza branch on many occasions, but this time tried the food at their Roppongi outlet instead.

Hama Steak House Roppongi is less than 10 minutes walk from the Subway Roppongi Station. The Japanese restaurant is easily spotted once you have past Tokyo Midtown ( 東京ミッドタウン ), a 5-storey retail galleria.

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On other occasions, I would usually order their Chef Course ( シェフコース ) at 19,000¥++/pax ( approx USD 170 ), but it was my birthday so we decided to go for the Elegant Course ( 優雅~エレガントコース ) at ¥ 30,000++/pax.

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If you ever visit Tokyo and looking for good Wagyu Beef, this restaurant is a must-try! Well, I won't go into details on the taste since I had previously reviewed, but they are quite consistent in their food unlike some restaurants. Let’s check out what their USD 300 course looks like!
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Luxury Gold, Insight Vacations 40th Anniversary Travel Deals!

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Luxury Gold is delighted to launch its brand new 2018 worldwide Luxury Escorted Journeys showcasing a unique and exclusive collection of VIP experiences as it celebrates 40 Years of Travelling in Style. Insight Vacations has just received the Best for Luxury Tours at the TripZilla Excellence Awards 2017, an award presented for the second year running.

As a global leader in premium escorted travel, Insight Vacations has been crafting magical journeys for 40 years that embody the “Art of Travelling in Style”. Through meticulous planning, detailed preparation and boundless passion, Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcases the most outstanding destinations in Europe and North America. Guided by a highly-skilled Travel Director, guests can look forward to travelling in smaller groups, savouring authentic dining and enjoying a range of immersive Insight Experiences.

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Guests seeking the ultimate in indulgence and refinement will enjoy an exclusive collection of journeys that go above and beyond expectations, luxury hotels with impeccable service, and exceptional dining in exquisite style and comfort. Travellers can enjoy a diverse selection of 42 small group journeys across the globe including Europe, Britain, Africa, India, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and North America.
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