A Day at Sentosa Island, Singapore … “Signs on the Loose” …

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Last October, hubby and I travelled to Borneo stopping over in Singapore for 4 days on the way.  We hadn’t visited Sentosa Island in over 20 years so we decided to include a visit on this trip.  Sentosa Island is a really popular island resort located just off the mainland.  It can be accessed by a causeway, however, we decided to catch the Cable Car.  I usually don’t enjoy anything involving heights so I focused on the horizon, repeated many times “Don’t look down, don’t look down, don’t look down” and made it across safely (and back again).   Sentosa Island is home … read more

Disneyland Tokyo and My Top Tips to Enjoy Your Visit …

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  I guess when most people hear the word Disneyland, they automatically think of the Disneyland at Anaheim in America but if you’re considering venturing to the “Happiest Place on Earth” then consider a trip to Tokyo.  We travelled to Japan in 2007 and then again in 2010 and both times took the kids to Disneyland.  You can catch the train and buses from various parts of Tokyo to get there, however, we chose to stay in Urayasu, Chiba where the resort is located.  A day at Disneyland is a long day with the Park closing at 10.00 pm, so we didn’t want to add … read more

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo …

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  We have been fortunate to travel to various parts of Japan and, without a doubt, one of the highlights of our first trip was to attend a Sumo Wrestling match in Tokyo.  Timing is important if you wish to attend a match as there are only six major tournaments held each year:  three at The Sumo Hall (Ryogoku Kokugikan) in Tokyo in January, May and September; one in Osaka in March; one in Nagoya in July and one in Fukuoka in November.       This is a simple sport:  the sumo wrestler who first touches the ground with anything other than the … read more