Situated in the Far East and referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan is a world-famous archipelago which offers a lot of activities from its bustling cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Sapporo. Perhaps when a Westerner thinks of an interesting Asian country, Japan would be one of his first thoughts. Almost everyone wants to visit this place, as it draws curiosity and excitement from foreign tourists. Some of the people I know also crave for an exposure to unique culture of Japan, especially the anime addicts. Going there could be a struggle because of visa requirements, but as long as you have all the requirements and you follow all their instructions, it will be easy to obtain one.
Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto (Source: japanphototrip.com)
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The Merlion is a famous icon of Singapore. It is a mythical creature with the head of a lion, which symbolizes its name Singapura (Lion City), and a body of a fish, which represents the origin of the country as a fishing village. A total of five official Merlion statues are found around Singapore
Merlion Park, Singapore
A magnificent skyscraper of Macau, the Grand Lisboa is a 58-floor hotel of 260 metres in height which opened in 2008. It is designed by two known Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man and is the tallest building in the city.
Grand Lisboa, Avenida de Lisboa, Macau
The year 2016 is running so fast, and it’s already approaching its last quarter. During this span of time I have been to various places: I spent my New Year’s Day in Ho Chi Minh City as part of my 16-day Indochina trip, spent the Catholic Holy Week holiday in Kuala Lumpur, and experienced the epic Eid al-Fitr-slash-mudik season in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. I have two more travel plans for this year. I’m not quite sure about my upcoming trip to Borneo (Kota Kinabalu and Brunei Darussalam), but I am certain of the other subsequent journey because I already have the approved visas.
Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Vietnam
With my Couchsurfing Host at Borobudur Temple, Indonesia
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This institute is founded in 1970 by the Second President of Republic of Indonesia. Located in the National Arts Centre in Jakarta (Taman Ismail Marzuki), this is where students are taught to develop their talents and skills in the field of music, arts, and dance.
Institut Kesenian Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Angkor Wat is one of the greatest temples found in Southeast Asia. It is the largest religious monument in the world as well. As a famous tourist spot in the country, it is easy to find tours here but it is also good to rent a bicycle to go around instead. One day is not enough to visit the temples of Angkor, but with a limited time, the sunrise is the best time to visit the main attraction.
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
This complex is one of the most visited places in the touristy capital of The Land of Smiles. Going to this area is easy as there are buses that stop here. The Grand Palace is also adjacent to Wat Pho, while Wat Phra Kaeo can also be found on its grounds.
The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand