Kumamoto Attractions 熊本

By Christopher KL Lau First Published: https://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-city-guides/kumamoto-attractions A mixture of both modern and traditional, Kumamoto is the perfect place for a short and relaxing break. Located on Kyushu’s west coast, Kumamoto is a calm and slower paced alternative to larger cities in Japan. It is also a great venue in terms of truly experiencing a small toContinue reading “Kumamoto Attractions 熊本”

Ronny Mintjens – A Life In Football: “More Than a Game”

First Published: https://www.soccerphile.com/ronny-mintjens-more-than-a-game Writer, footballer, coach, educator and traveller extraordinaire, Ronny Mintjens is truly a renaissance man. Mintjens has a story to tell and he shares his enthralling tales with us in his awe-inspiring and commendable book More Than A Game. Mintjens has lived a rich and varied life which has seen him make some bold and audaciousContinue reading “Ronny Mintjens – A Life In Football: “More Than a Game””

Miyajima Island: An Oasis of Calm in Hiroshima 宮島, 広島

First Published – https://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-city-guides/miyajima Miyajima Island, known as the island of the gods, is an oasis of calm and serenity, where nature, tourism and heritage meet and intertwine. Famed for its scenic views and cultural monuments and given its close proximity to the city Hiroshima, Miyajima is perfect for a one day trip. Miyajima is locatedContinue reading “Miyajima Island: An Oasis of Calm in Hiroshima 宮島, 広島”

Top 5 Things To Do in Busan: Busan Attractions

First Published: https://www.japanvisitor.com/korea/busantop5   The coastal city of Busan is a vibrant cultural destination for any visitor to South Korea. Busan is the perfect mixture of tradition and modernity all nestled nicely on the coast which gives it the advantage of also being a beach holiday destination. Recently, Busan has reached global prominence due to the smashContinue reading “Top 5 Things To Do in Busan: Busan Attractions”

Fukuoka Travel Tips 福岡

First Published: https://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-city-guides/fukuoka-travel-tips Fukuoka is gaining a reputation as an alternative city in Japan to visit due to its relaxed atmosphere. It is the crown jewel of the Kyushu area and both a cultural and commercial hub. Fukuoka has a wide variety of choices in terms of places to to visit and things to do. Though a large,Continue reading “Fukuoka Travel Tips 福岡”

That Sporting Life – The Tokyo Yakult Swallows

First Published –  http://www.japanvisitor.com/baseball/yakult-swallows#ixzz4JO8engb6 All thriving cities have an ingrained and distinctive sporting culture and the mass urban hub of Tokyo is no different with a multitude of sporting options to chose from. Tokyo Yakult Swallows v Yomiuri Giants For baseball aficionados, fans are spoilt for choice as the Japanese capital is home to severalContinue reading “That Sporting Life – The Tokyo Yakult Swallows”

Estinate Hotel – A Perfect Place to Stay in Naha (Okinawa) Japan for Those with a Wanderlust

Read more: http://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-hotels/estinate#ixzz4GLPzwIkIBy Christopher KL Lau One of the more modern and definitely trendy hotels in Okinawa, Japan, is the fabulously chic, Estinate Hotel (エスティネートホテル), located in the heart of Naha. As boutique hotels become ever more popular and in demand with tourists seeking new experiences, Estinate Hotel leads the way in Naha in termsContinue reading “Estinate Hotel – A Perfect Place to Stay in Naha (Okinawa) Japan for Those with a Wanderlust”

Interview with JRP Borthwick: Author of Punks & Lubby: Explorers What Does Mummy Do at Work?

– First Published at: http://www.beijing-visitor.com/hong-kong-culture/jrp-borthwick#sthash.ZYci2kMb.dpuf Interview with JRP Borthwick: Author of Punks & Lubby: Explorers What Does Mummy Do at Work? Christopher KL Lau Up and coming Hong Kong based author, JRP Borthwick, is adding a new angle to his children’s books which explores the world of adults and work. In these modern times, childrenContinue reading “Interview with JRP Borthwick: Author of Punks & Lubby: Explorers What Does Mummy Do at Work?”

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

Hong Kong again hosted the annual Art Basel at the Hong Kong Convention centre. This year saw a whole host works from different galleries and museums from all around the world on display.  Some random highlights:      

Kathryn Tse-Durham: Hong Kong Based Publishing Sensation and Creative Force Behind ‘Ellanor and the Search for Organoth Blue Amber’

By Christopher KL Lau First Published here:  http://www.beijing-visitor.com/hong-kong-culture/kathryn-tse-durham Order the book here:  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1482891093/beijing-visitor-20 A dreamer with a social conscience and mission, Kathryn Tse-Durham, armed with the power of the pen, sensitivity and a great deal of empathy is slowly becoming a literary force and the voice of an entire generation. Tse-Durham, always had a passionContinue reading “Kathryn Tse-Durham: Hong Kong Based Publishing Sensation and Creative Force Behind ‘Ellanor and the Search for Organoth Blue Amber’”