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Hankyu and Hanshin Tourist Pass: Travel Around Japan on Less Than S$10

This post is written by Nicholas Tse.  Unlimited commute for less than S$10 a day? Banzai! Tourists to Japan, you should be feeling oh-so-special right about now. Made exclusive to foreigners only, the tourist passes on both Hanshin and Hankyu electric railway lines are now available for sale. Whether you are formulating plans to witness cherry blossoms in Osaka or reimagine yourself as a swashbuckling Geisha in historic Kyoto, city hopping in the land of rising sun can be an experience in rising expenditures. But no longer does this hold; at ¥700 for an all-day Hanshin pass, you get...

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Catch Pixie Lott and Nathan Hartono at Shell Make The Future Festival This Weekend

This post first appeared on Asia 361.  It’s the school holidays. If you’re cracking your brains on where to take your kids to this weekend, the Shell Make The Future Festival might just be your answer. Happening from now till this Sunday (19 March), the Make The Future is a free-entry public festival held at the Changi Exhibition Centre. At the festival, you will get to embark on an interactive experience that shows you what an energy-efficient and low-carbon future looks like. Lest you think it’s all play for the kids only, we assure you that the adults will...

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Grab Enhances Their Rides With Child-Safe Booster Seats

Parents who are worried about the safety of their kids while taking Grab car rides can now ride with relief. Ride-hailing platform Grab today announced a move to enhance child passenger safety by equipping all GrabCar vehicles with a child booster seat in Singapore. This makes Grab the first private-car hire service in the country to come up with such an initiative. Grab is partnering with mifold, a company that specialises in ultra-compact portable child car seats. Each GrabFamily ride comes with one mifold booster seat for children aged between four and seven years old, and weighing between 15 and...

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K-Tower – Piling Towers of Fresh Seafood Goodness

This article was written by Phua Yi Xuan of Asia 361. Located along Amoy Street, yet another Korean seafood tower concept restaurant K-Tower has joined in the latest Korean food trend in Singapore. With the restaurant promising a fresh gastronomical seafood journey, you can now satisfy your seafood cravings at K-Tower without burning a hole in your pockets. It’s a unique dining experience at K-Tower. Coming in tiers of three to nine steamers, live seafood fresh from the tank is steamed within each stacked tier. At the bottom resides a pot of broth available in four flavours – seafood, kimchi (+$10), army stew (+$10)...

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Bus Uncle Is Cool, But Do You Know About The Original Funny Singlish Bus App That Started It All?

Heard of Bus Uncle, the crazy Facebook messenger chat bot that tells you bus arrival timing in Singlish? Bus Uncle has been capturing Singaporeans’ attention since its launch in late 2016, telling commuters when the next bus will arrive in a fun and cheerful manner. But do you remember the original bus app that kicked off the whole Singlish app craze? Launched in 2015, SG BusLeh is the first bus app that features a light, Singaporean tone. “I think you just take whatever bus that come now. Don’t need to wait la.” Combining that with its dead simple usage – just...

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