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Awesome Blossom from Klook to Rock Your Spring Holiday

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An astonishing blossom is ready to rock you this year! Spring has finally come and it is time to enjoy and admire the sea of pink flowers, Cherry Blossom in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. And to celebrate this occasion, Klook has come up with awesome deals for your spring holiday.

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This promotion is available until 30 April 2020, 11:59 pm, these deals are only applicable to activities in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong.

 

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  • Promo code “BLOSSOM80” is applicable on Klook’s website or mobile app and excluding Universal Studios Japan’s tickets, Express Passes and JR Pass.
  • Promo code “BLOSSOM160” is applicable on Klook’s mobile app only and excluding Universal Studios Japan’s tickets, Express Passes and JR Pass.
  • Promo code “NEWBLOSSOM20” is applicable for new users only and excluding Universal Studios Japan’s tickets, Express Passes and JR Pass.

For more information, plan your activities now with Klook’s Awesome Blossom deals!

 

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Feed Your Wanderlust to Japan with Singapore Airlines

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Explore the charms of Japan with Singapore Airlines’ exclusive fare deals from Kuala Lumpur or Penang! With a bunch of unforgettable experiences that you could find, Japan is one of the must-visit destinations in Asia. Today, Singapore Airlines has offered you to fly with the service you love from Kuala Lumpur or Penang to Fukuoka or Hiroshima and disclose the magic of Nagasaki, Okayama, Tottori and many more!

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Now it’s time to discover Japan with the exclusive fare deals starts from MYR 1,200+ for all-in return tickets! Starting from today until 12 December 2019 for the travel period from 1 December to 31 October 2020, the offers are available for you!

 

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  • The advertised fares include the price of the air ticket, as well as associated taxes, surcharges and departure levy only, accurate as at 06 November 2019 (subject to change due to currency fluctuation).
  • Fares quoted are per person available from 18 November till 12 December 2019 (subject to seat availability), for travel out of Kuala Lumpur and Penang on Singapore Airlines/SilkAir and for travel out of Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi, Ipoh or Kuantan on Scoot.
  • Advance purchase of 3 days is required for all Japan destinations.
  • Blackout travel periods: 20 – 26 December 2019, 17 – 28 January 2020, 13 -22 March 2020, 15 May – 7 June 2020, 24 July – 2 August 2020, and 13 March 2020 – 12 April 2020.

For more information, you may refer to the official website – here.

 

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Basic Japanese Words You Need To Know Before Visiting Japan

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Planning your next trip to Japan but afraid of the language barrier? Though there are still Japanese that speaks English, it is good to equip yourselves with some basic Japanese words and phrases, breaking down the communication barriers.

1. Yes & No

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Accepting or rejecting an offer, agreeing or disagreeing with something, that is the utmost basic in learning a new language. Yes in Japanese pronounce as Hai, and No is pronounce as Iye.

However, you probably won’t hear much Japanese use the word Iye. Instead, it is more commonly known by saying Daijobu. Daijobu has a few meaning, it can be translated as (That’s Ok, It’s alright, I’m Okay, I’m Fine), a more polite way in addressing No or reject.

2. Greetings

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It is always polite to greet someone. The most common greeting phrase that you can use all day long would be Hello Konnichiwa (Face-to-face) or Mushi Mushi (Phone conversation) Good morning in Japanese is Ohayou Gozaimasu, Good evening is Konbanwa, and Goodnight is Oyasyminasai.

3. Apologies and Requests

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The most proper way to apologize is to say I’m sorry, which is Gomennasai in Japanese. However, if you request for some help, you could use Please (Onegaishimasu) or simply saying Excuse Me (Sumimasen).

As Japan is a country that focuses on politeness, you will find that the locals will use Please and Excuse Me often. It is almost customary in their daily lives. It will be extremely useful when you would like to ask for help from others, instead of calling strangers Hey You!

4. Ask for Prices & Places

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Now, getting advance a bit, we will jump into the frequently asked questions in the Japanese language. So you are a shopaholic and would like to know the price of the goods, you should ask: Korewa Ikura desu ka? (How much is it?) Thinking of bargaining the price? Try asking Makate moreamasen ka? (Could you give me a discount?)

As for those who would like to enquire the location of certain places, you could ask ___doko desuka in Japanese, which means (Where is ____?) Eg: 7-Eleven doko desuka? (Where is 7 Eleven)

There’s another one that is useful for travel. ____arimasuka? (Is there____? Or Do you have____?) For example, you want to look for ATMs, so you could simply ask: ATM arimasuka?

5. Last Resort

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If you have absolutely no clue how to communicate with Japanese that doesn’t speak English, these few sentences are your last resort to seek help:

  • Eigo wakari masuka? (Do you understand English?)
  • Nihongo ga wakarimasen (I don’t understand Japanese.)
  • Just point on the map or train station and ask Doko? (Where’s this?)
  • If you are unsure, ask them with Daijobu (Is it ok?)

Don’t be surprised that the Japanese are heart-warming individuals that would stay behind and help you out. If they are unable to communicate with you, they will make sure to find somebody that could assist you before getting off.

Make sure you remember to thank them properly and politely for their kind services. A simple Arigato Gozaimasu (Thank you) will make their day.

So what are you waiting for? Gear yourselves up with these basic Japanese words and phrases so that you won’t be panicking on what to speak or say at the country of the Sun!

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8 Wise and Fun Travel Tips for 2019!

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We know that as the wonderful New Year begins, you are also planning more trips for your 2019 travels. And, as it is a new beginning, maybe it’s time for you to begin new travel habits with these travel tips. Check them out!

 

1. Book your flight and hotel first!

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Of course! You have to do the important things like booking flights and hotel rooms of which country you will be heading to. Whether it is a hotel or a resort, let Travel 141 guide you to the best hotels and resorts in Asia! You also might want to apply for travel insurance. This will help you feel secure and safe as you travel to different places.

 

2. Research then plan

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When choosing places to visit in Asia, doing research is a must especially when planning an itinerary.  You can group attractions that are near to your hotel on one day and the places that will take you an hour or more from your hotel on another day. You also have to research on which mode of transportations is convenient and safe.

 

3. Familiarize yourself with the surroundings and language

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Travellers nowadays are very lucky because mobile phones make it easy to do virtually anything. From finding hotel locations to translating languages, you can do it on your phone. But of course, before travelling for 2019, it’s wise to read up on local culture and area to know which place to tick off your list first. It’s also a must that you know a few basic words and phrases to make it easier to communicate with the locals.

 

4. Exchange currency in advance

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Next tip on our list of travel tips is to make sure you exchange currency in advance. Even if you think those credit cards can save you from all your travel expenses including food, entrance fees, and shopping, it’s still important to stack some cash in your wallet.

 

5. Pack clothes that are suitable for your destination

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You don’t wear jackets in tropical countries like Thailand or Philippines, don’t ya? Or, wear tank tops to South Korea or Japan on a winter season? You’ll look weird not only to the locals but to other travellers too. Make sure to know the weather when you’re visiting so you know which kind of clothes to pack. Then again, try to pack light if you plan to go on several shopping sprees.

 

6. Bring a backpack or a tiny purse

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Adventure travellers and solo backpackers can relate to this! You don’t need to bring your huge, luxurious Gucci bag if you want to enjoy hiking or walking. Make sure you pack a bag or backpack that can store all your basic essentials when you’re out and about. Doing this will spare you from the hassle of lugging around a big bag especially if you plan to take the bus or train.

 

7. Make some local friends

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You know what’s the best thing about travelling to different places? You can make many friends! This is why it’s good to practice your English and learn basic greetings. When you make local friends, you’ll surely have fresh news on the latest trends that are happening in their country so you could make more interesting travel plans and ideas the next time you visit them.

 

8. Have fun and enjoy your travel!

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Never forget that the reason you travel is to have fun and enjoy every single moment of your vacation. Don’t stick your nose on your travel plans too much or on what time should you be on your next attraction to visit when you have just already arrived at the first place in your list. Now go and make more memories!

 

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Wellness With A Twist: The Most Unique Spa Treatments in Asia

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Tired of the same old spa retreat and massage? When you visit different countries in Asia, there’s no shortage of choices when it comes to spa services. But if you’re looking for a wellness spa resort like no other, check out these unique spa treatments in Asia.

 

Thailand: Ajna and Neuro Light Therapy at Phuket Cleanse

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The Ajna and  Neuro Light Therapy gives a relaxing session through light and music. This Thai spa treatment coordinates the brain and mind using a headphone, coloured crystals hanging overhead, and a golden pyramid device attached above you when you lay on the bed. It is a transformative session where you can lay down and relax, listen to music, and let the neuro-lights calm your mind.

Address: 49 105 soi Soi Ruam Nanachat, Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand

Tel: +66 82 424 4976

Email: stanton@phuketcleanse.com

 

Malaysia: The Colour Therapy at The Banjaran Rejuvenation

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The Banjaran Rejuvenation spa offers a relaxing experience set in a tropical jungle, limestone hills, and crystal caves. This Asian spa resort makes use of colours to set your mood for you to know yourself more through different meditation and spa treatments.

Address: The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

Tel: +60 5 210 7777

 

Vietnam: Himalayan Heart Stone Massage at Fusion Maia

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If you’re looking for a great Asian massage, head out to Vietnam for a soothing Himalayan Heart Stone massage. from Natural Living aroma to Himalayan Heart Stone Caring, you’ll definitely enjoy their restorative treatments. Himalayan Heart Stone massage uses warm heart-shaped healing stones to calm the nerves and give you a total body relaxation.

Address: 7th Floor, Vincom Center B, 72 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +84 28 3910 1000

Email: info@fusionresorts.com

 

Japan: Wine and Coffee Bath at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Spa Resort

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One of our favourite unique spa treatments in Asia that we want to share with you is the wine and coffee bath spa in Japan. Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is a Japanese spa resort that lets you take a dip in their unique spa baths: the most popular wine bath, coffee bath, green tea bath, and more. Sometimes they even let their customers drink wine while bathing. Book now at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Resort!

Address: 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0407, Japan

Tel: +81 460-82-4126

Email: info@yunessun.com

 

Singapore: Choc De-Ager Anti-Aging Treatment at ESTHEVA Spa

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Are you into a sensuous chocolate massage? Choc De-Ager is an indulgent and extraordinary anti-aging treatment which soothes your senses to a whole new level thanks to the luscious massage and wrap which uses pure chocolate as the primary ingredient. It was a winner of the Hippiest Day Spa Experience in Harper’s Bazaar Spa Awards in 2013. Even Yana Gupta, a top Indian model and Bollywood actress, was singing praises after her Choc De-Ager experience at ESTHEVA Spa.

“Pure indulgence! I pampered myself with a sensuous chocolate massage.”

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #05-00 Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore 039594 (You may also enter from Marina Square Level 3)

Tel: +65-6266-6833

Business Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 daily

 

There are more new places, new food, and new spa treatments in Asia waiting for you to discover. Check out more travel guides in Asia. Hire a private car with driver in Asia anytime, anywhere. Travel 141 will launch its International Car Rental Services soon for your travel convenience. Subscribe to our newsletter below to get more updates!

 

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Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs

Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs

Japan enjoys a high standard of living with low crime rates and sparkling clean streets, making it an attractive country to take a holiday in. The wide variety of food it has to offer, from sushi and ramen to sukiyaki and teppanyaki, gives tourists even more reasons to visit it. Not only is Japan great for a holiday, but it has also become a popular place for studying in recent years as Japan is home to some of the top universities in the world. Now that these universities offer programs in English, non-Japanese speakers are more than welcome to apply. This Japan travel guide will show you the top 3 universities in Tokyo that are currently offering graduate programs in English in the event that you are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Japan.

 

Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs
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1. University of Tokyo

In 2018, the University of Tokyo was ranked 28th in the QS World Rankings, jumping up 11 spots from the previous year. It is considered the best university in Tokyo and one of the top two in Japan.

 

If you are interested in doing a Master’s program in Japan, the University of Tokyo has 15 different graduate schools, each offering a wide variety of programs to choose from. Most courses do not require the student to be able to speak or understand Japanese, which is good news for native English speakers. However, competition is stiff as most programs only admit 10 students annually.

 

Accommodation wise, the University of Tokyo has dormitories for international students who are studying in Tokyo. The housing office will ensure that you are well taken care of and provide support in any way so that you are able to live comfortably and safely. Should you wish to stay off-campus instead, the university can also act as a guarantor for you.

 

Website: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/index.html

Campus Tour: Bookings required

 

Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs
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2. Waseda University

Another top university in the capital of Japan, Waseda University makes for a great place to study in Tokyo. This Japanese university boasts an impressive list of achievements, having come out top in several rankings namely Best Known University, Dream University, and Most Attractive University amongst others.

 

There are 14 graduate schools at Waseda University and most have two intakes yearly; April and September. Regardless of the course of study you are interested in, this university in Tokyo is sure to have a program that tickles your fancy. Each program has an enrollment capacity of roughly 120 students per year and these alumni later go on to hold key roles in both the private and public sector.

 

Options for accommodation are also abundant as students can choose between Waseda University student dormitories and Waseda University affiliated dormitories. These dormitories serve as a great place for you to meet students from other countries as well as learn more about their culture. Depending on your preference, you could either stay in a single room or share a twin room with someone else.

 

Website: https://www.waseda.jp/top/en

Campus Tour: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays (conducted in Japanese) 2 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs
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3. Sophia University

Sophia University is a private tertiary institution in Japan and its excellence in undergraduate programs, world-class graduate programs, and rigorous research has led it to become a leading private university in Japan. Sophia University has already been offering programs in English for the past 60 years, making it a popular university choice among international students.

 

Choose from 10 graduate schools and 27 different Master’s programs at Sophia University! This academic institution in Tokyo offers some pretty interesting courses that other universities don’t such as Theology, which is the study of God and religious belief. Regardless of whether you wish to pursue an academic or professional career after you have obtained your Master’s degree in Japan, Sophia University is well-equipped to help you get to where you want to be.

 

Student dormitories are available for international students who need a place to stay. However, as Sophia University is located in the heart of Tokyo where rent is expensive, the student dormitories are all located in the suburbs in order to keep rental costs low for students. As such, students are advised to allocate 30 – 90 minutes of travel time to the university.

 

Website: https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/index.html

Campus Tour: Bookings required

 

Upon arrival in Japan, the first thing that you would likely want to do is to hit the streets and consume all the good food Tokyo has to offer. The fastest way to do so would be to hire a private car such that the driver can first take you to your lodging to offload your luggage followed by taking you to the food and shopping district. The Travel141 International Car Rental service will be launching soon so do subscribe to our newsletter below in order to receive regular updates.

 

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