35 Travel Bloggers Divulge The Best Asian Cities To Visit

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You want to go on a trip around Asia, but you don’t know the best Asian cities to visit. Let the following top travel bloggers be your guide. Below they divulge their favourite Asian cities, the number one thing to do there, and the delicious loca

35 Travel Bloggers Divulge The Best Asian Cities To Visit
Asdghik Melkonian

Asdghik Melkonian

Web Site The Jetsetter Diaries The Jetsetter Diaries

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Bali

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Enjoy waking up to the sounds of nature and being constantly surrounded by endless views of jungles, rice fields, volcanoes and beautiful temples. What makes Bali even more special is the positive energy you will feel from the very friendly locals. The best part is that you can enjoy a very affordable luxury vacation for a quarter of the price that you would pay elsewhere.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? The typical Indonesian dishes are Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and Mie Goreng (fried noodles) that you can mix a delicious peanut sauce. There are also loads of very cute cafes and restaurants serving super healthy breakfast bowls and delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients from the island. Fresh coconuts are always a must and can be found pretty much everywhere for less than a dollar.

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Stefan Arestis

Stefan Arestis

Web Site Nomadic Boys Nomadic Boys

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Bangkok

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Check out the gay scene of Silom - one of our favourite in the world. It's messy, loud, proud and a lot of fun!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Pad Thai is one of best street food in Thailand, as well as som tam (spicy papaya salad), washed down with a few Leo Thai beers.

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Stefano Ferro

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Bangkok

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? I recommend getting down to the Chao Phraya River, take a ferry and start observing the city from the water. An even better experience is to navigate the khlongs of Bangkok, where the locals still live as in the old days, before the skyscrapers were built. Spare a day to visit the west part of the river, often overlooked by most tourists. Have a stop at The Jam Factory for an arty experience

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Thailand is a real heaven for food lovers. Do not be afraid to taste some street food, maybe in moderation at the beginning. Besides the usual curries, give a try to the soups and noodles. Fish is so tasty.

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Johnny Ward

Johnny Ward

Web Site OneStep4Ward OneStep4Ward

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Bangkok

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? I've been living in Bangkok since 2010 and one recommendation would be to stay in the city centre, NOT Khao San Road. Stay on Sukhumvit road, down town and soak up the real atmosphere of the city. Bangkok gets a lot of hate, and I felt the same too, living there tho? I'd say it's the best super city in the world!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Streetfood! $1 a beer and a $1 for your dinner. Check out 'Talat Rot Fai' (the train market) on Thurs - Sun nights for epic food, drinks and vibes - not to be missed!

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Florian Blümm

Florian Blümm

Web Site flocblog flocblog

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Bangkok

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Night Markets, especially the new brand of "Hipster Night Markets". Biggest and most interesting is Talat Rot Fai Srinakarin, but the sister market Talad Rot Fai Ratchada is better to reach and Talat Neon even better. Siam Gipsy is also worth the detour. Taste the crazy diverse food, shop for second hand clothing or little designer labels and enjoy live music in one of the bars.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Thai Food is famous world wide. Try the flavorful Thai Curries. The ones in Thailand are unlike aynthing your local Asian restaurant has to offer. My favorites are Penang and Masaman. If you like spicy try the green curry. If you absolutely want to eat fried noodles, I would recommend Pad See Ew instead of boring Pad Thai. Drink wise the super sweet South-East-Asian iced coffee and iced tea is popular for a reason.

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Alex Curylo

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Bangkok, Thailand

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Head to Sathorn Pier by the Saphan Taksin Skytrain station, and get an all day Chao Phraya Tourist Boat pass. This lets you cruise up and down the Chao Phraya River all day visiting everything from the spectacular Grand Palace and the immense reclining Buddha at Wat Pho to Chinatown and backpacker mecca Khao San Road by way of photography magnet Wat Arun the Temple of the Dawn, covering the most widely renowned sights of the city.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? The classic Thai dishes are som tam (green papaya salad) and pad thai (stir-fried noodles) which you can find everywhere, but Thai food gets much more exotic -- if you're an adventurous eater, seek out Goong Ten aka "Dancing Shrimp," so called because you eat them while they're still living. Most countries, "things you eat" and "things that are alive" are considered DIFFERENT things, but not in Thailand!

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Jen Joslin

Jen Joslin

Web Site Two Can Travel Two Can Travel

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Bangkok, Thailand

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? We love this vibrant capital city in Southeast Asia! The #1 thing we recommend you do in Bangkok is EAT! From $1 street stall offerings to Michelin-starred restaurants, the food in Bangkok is endlessly exciting. The bold flavors of Thai food tie together perfectly and make your taste buds dance. Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, fresh herbs, crispy garnishes. There are lots of types of noodles and rice, fruits, veggies, meats and even insects. There is so much variety! Don't be afraid to try foods that push you out of your comfort zone. You’ll expand your culinary horizons and your mouth and stomach will thank you.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? We recommend that you start off with these Thai dishes: Pad Thai, larb (minced meats or mushroom and fresh herbs), som tam (green papaya salad), and Massaman curry (a southern Thai dish). Check out the Pier 21 food court on the 5th floor of Terminal 21 mall by the Asok BTS station. For a nicer meal in a beautiful setting, try The Local. Don't miss out on visiting one of Bangkok's many sky bars. The bar at Long Table is one of our favorites.

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Joan Torres

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Beirut

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Beirut is a fascinating city with loads of history and awesome things to do but if I had to recommend one it would be visiting Gemmayzeh, the place that will make you forget that you are in the center of one of the most turbulent regions on Earth. Composed of narrow alleys filled with trendy pubs, art galleries and French colonial buildings, Gemmazyeh is the most Westernized area in any Arab country, the only place where you will see Arabs Rastafaris drinking beer in the middle of the street and the place that will put away all the wrong stereotypes you have about Lebanon. Either you just go for a coffee or party until 5am in the morning, hanging out in Gemmazyeh is not different than anywhere else in Europe.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there?

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Steph Parker

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Beirut, Lebanon

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Simply wandering around this fascinating city is the best way to soak in the diverse cultural influences of a city like Beirut. From staring across the Mediterranean Sea in front of the capital to gazing up at the mountains behind the city, from sipping single origin in hipster cafes to visiting chaotic traditional souks, from marvelling at the faded French architecture to pondering over the crumbling walls that still bear the scars of the civil conflict, Beirut is an endless puzzle - one as enticing as it is energetic. And then of course there's the food, don't get me started on the Lebanese food!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Oh my goodness - what Lebanese food shouldn't you try?! Labneh, hummus, fattoush, tabbouleh, saj, baba ganoush... the list goes on and on!

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Nancy N

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Chiang Mai

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? The one thing you must do when in Chiang Mai is to explore one of over 300 temples in the city. Most of the temples (wats) are of the Lanna style and were built between the 13th and 18th century. Each temple is unique in its own right and has its ambiance. The most famous temple is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is located on top of a mountain that overlooks the city of Chiang Mai and should not be missed!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? khao soi!

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Stefania Guglielmi

Stefania Guglielmi

Web Site Every Steph Every Steph

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Chiang Mai, Thailand

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Definitely go check out the beautiful temples all around town, and hike up to Doi Suthep, one of the biggest temples up on a mountain. Other than that, go for a street food tour, get a massage at a spa, and if you have a scooter go and explore the surrounding hills - such beautiful landscapes!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? So many things! You can't miss Pad Thai, of course, and banana fritters are one of my favorite things. Also, there's nothing better for breakfast than some fresh mango that you can buy at many street stalls for less than $1!

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Keri Hedrick

Keri Hedrick

Web Site Our Globetrotters Our Globetrotters

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Dubai

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Head out on a desert safari, or even better an overnight camp. Too often people come to Dubai and complain it's all concrete and fake; see beyond the glitz and glamour, get some sand in your shoes and get a taste of Bedouin life.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Cuisine in the UAE has so many influences due to the hugely diverse population. There's no one typical dish, but you must try a food truck like the Last Stop and have a shawarma!

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Chris Berry

Chris Berry

Web Site With a Backpack With a Backpack

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Hangzhou, China

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? ou simply can't visit Hangzhou without a trip to see the West Lake. The West Lake in Hangzhou has been an important part of Chinese history for over 2000 years with the first emperor Qin Shi Huang taking a boat out on the lake on his tour of China. It is one of the most popular tourist sites within China and was designated as a Unesco World Heritage site in 2011. If you do decided to visit, bear in mind it is a huge area and will take several hours to walk the whole way around. There are also pagodas and hiking routes in the surrounding mountains. It is very convenient to get to, being only a short walk from a number of metro stops! I highly recommend it.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there?

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Roobens

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Hoi An

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Hoi An is a beautiful city located in the center of Vietnam. Truthfully speaking, there's not one main tourist attraction in this city, but Hoi An is wondeful. It's called the city of lanterns because there are lanterns decorating the streets of the city all over the place. So one thing you should do is head to the old town in the evening and admire all the lit lanterns in the dark. You'll love it!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? In Hoi An, people have to try Cao Lau. It's Hoi An's signature dish! It's been eaten in the city since the 17th century! Cao Lau made with thick noodles with green salad, herbs sliced, roast pork and crispy rice pancakes. You can also try a banh mi. It’s a sandwich in a French baguette with crudités, salad, meat and sauce.

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Debra Corbeil

Debra Corbeil

Web Site The Planet D The Planet D

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Hong Kong

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Naturally visit all the highlights and head to the The Peak Tram for a ride up the funicular for a panoramic view of Hong Kong Harbour from above. But be sure to get out of downtown and see all the nature surrounding Hong Kong and take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to see the Tian Ting Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. Finally take the MTR out to Pai Tau Village for a little culture and serenity at the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Go to Sham Shui Po to explore the markets and take a food tour. Hong Kong is known for its Dim Sum. Order an array of these bite sized dishes to accompany your tea. My personal favourite meal in Hong Kong is Won Ton Noodles.

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Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon

Web Site La Jolla Mom La Jolla Mom

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Hong Kong

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? I would recommend taking a walking food tour on your first day or two in town. This way, not only will you know the best local dishes to order but you can also get the lay of the land in Central, Sheung Wan or Kowloon which is where the tours occur and where most tourists tend to stay.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Milk tea with a pineapple bun (or egg tart)

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Mary Chong

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Hong Kong

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? The #1 thing I recommend that people do upon arrival is to get something to eat after the long flight! Hong Kong is a food lovers paradise, and it doesn't matter if you can read or speak the language. Just follow your nose, and keep your eyes open for something that looks delicious and point.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? My absolute favourite thing to eat in Hong Kong are the freshly baked egg tart pastries found in bakeries on many street corners; warm from the oven with light, flaky, buttery pastry and a creamy egg custard filling. Delicious and addictive --- you can't stop at just one!

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Federico Arrizabalaga

Federico Arrizabalaga

Web Site maitravelsite maitravelsite

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Hualien, Taiwan

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Make sure you head over to Taroko Gorge and check out the great surf there is in the area. There are some pristine beaches as well!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? The coffin toast made by the Chiang family. You'll find it at the Tze Chiang Night Market!

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Divyakshi Gupta

Divyakshi Gupta

Web Site Divyakshi Gupta Divyakshi Gupta

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Jodhpur in Rajasthan , India

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? The quaint city of Jodhpur has a lot of cultural and architectural delights to offer. The one thing that is an absolute must do is a tour of the Mehrangadh fort . It is easily the best fort in the country and so well maintained. You get fantastic views of the blue city from the fort!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? It is a foodies delight. Head to Gypsy restaurant for local Rajasthani cuisine and indulge in authentic dishes like Gatte ki sabzi ( dumpling curry) and if street food delights you , do not miss the Mirchi bada ( fried stuffed chillies) at Ghanta Ghar ( clock tower) .

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Eoghan Daly Ryan

Eoghan Daly Ryan

Web Site Twobirdsbreakingfree Twobirdsbreakingfree

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? The number one thing we recommend people do in Jodhpur is to climb up on top of Pachetia Hill to witness the mesmerizing sunset. Pachetia Hill is a finger of rock that juts out from Bakhurcheeria Hill, the lofty eminence atop which the indomitable and formidable Mehrangarh Fort is perched. From this vantage point you have a phenomenal panoramic view of the entire city of Jodhpur, which wraps around the finger of rock in an arc. It is the endless expanse of blue dwellings against the backdrop of the fiery crimson sunset sky that makes the scene so breathtaking and awe-inspiring. We posted a picture of this stunning panorama on Instagram a while back.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? In Jodhpur, provided you're not a vegetarian, you really ought to try laal maas, a mutton curry dish found in Rajasthan that's made with a yoghurt-based sauce that includes red chilies and other spices. Two of the best establishments in Jodhpur to try laal maas are Kalinga Restaurant or On The Rocks. Another unmissable treat in Jodhpur is the makhania lassi of Shri Mishrilal Restaurant, which is located near the clock tower in Sardar Market. One of the ingredients in makhania lassi is saffron and the taste of this thick, creamy, yoghurt-based concoction can only be described as divine.

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Keryn Means

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Kyoto

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Take a walk after you drop your bags at your hotel, or better yet, the machiya you have rented. Kyoto is a relatively flat city that is so easy to stroll through, even families with small children and babies in strollers can easily traverse the town. Gion is a great area to explore first, with plenty of shops, temples and shrines to explore as you recover from jet lag and get the lay of the land. Climb up to the Kiyomizu-dera temple for panoramic views of the city and hills beyond.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? It may sound strange, but don't miss out on the pastries in Kyoto. Head into the department stores in town and go to the basement. Beautiful glass jewelry displays cover the entire floor and are filled with delectable foods you will want to try. At least half the floor is dedicated to French pastries. When the Japanese devote themselves to something, they never do it halfway, and that includes pastries. Macarons, eclairs, cakes, crepes, you name it. Spend at least one meal tasting your way through these basement food halls and you will go home full and content to wake up the next day ready to explore.

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Laura Iancu

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Kyoto

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Go visit as many shrines and temples as humanly possible. They are all incredibly beautiful and speak volumes about the Japanese culture - past and present. Now you might be like... oh, but I'm not so much into architecture and religious buildings... And I'm here to tell you that few places in Japan will give you a better opportunity for people watching. I'm always fascinated by the young people making wishes at Shinto shrines after school. Plus the shrines are always surrounded by lush vegetation. Or you could enjoy a Zen tea ceremony in a Buddhist temple. There's something for everyone, really.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Everything really. I'm fascinated by Japanese cuisine. From sipping matcha during the tea ceremony to convenience store bottled milk tea, Japanese tea is soothing for both body and soul. Then there's obviously the sushi. And if you crave something sweet, don't miss some local favorites like mochi and red bean, sesame seeds or green tea ice cream. Although these are becoming more popular in the Western world lately, they are a personal favorite of mine and I wouldn't dream of visiting Kyoto without eating these delicacies.

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Bino Chua

Bino Chua

Web Site I Wander I Wander

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Kyoto

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Have a taste of what Japan must have been like in olden times by walking around / exploring the old town called Gion. In the evenings if you are lucky you can even spot ladies dressed as geishas! 

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Unagi

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Christopher Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell

Web Site travelingmitch travelingmitch

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Kyoto, Japan

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? The first thing I'd recommend anybody does is put your luggage away, and just go for a walk. Forget about what your guidebook says, or whatever information you've read, and just let the place speak to you a bit. You're travelling so that you an form your own opinion, so start your trip by getting familiar with the block or so around your accommodation.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Well, for starters, you should get your hands on a touch of sake, as it's Japan, after all. Maybe it's just me, but I didn't find a city or town that dealt with tofu as well as Kyoto did. Just start trying some dishes that include tofu, and see where that takes you!

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Umang Trivedi

Umang Trivedi

Web Site travelmax travelmax

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Mumbai, India

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Even after being to many countries, Mumbai remains my favorite city. It has a lively vibe and you can just blend right in the city crowd. During rains, it becomes tough to live in the city, but the spirit of the city is always upbeat.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Mumbai is a very cosmopolitan city. You would find a wide variety of cuisine and food options. But, apart from the local cuisine, I would really recommend to try Irani and Parsi cuisine. In South Mumbai, there are a lot of famous outlets offering a wide range of delicacies.

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Marco Ferrarese

Marco Ferrarese

Web Site Monkeyrockworld Monkeyrockworld

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Penang

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Walk around the old roads of George Town to chase down delicious hawker food, mingling with locals and enjoying one of Southeast Asia's most vibrant art cities.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Too many to answer, but for sure, nasi kandar is a local specialty of rice and curries. Also, the Indian food of Little India is mouthwatering and there are so many options. Don't forget char koay teow, some mean, charcoal-grilled noodles with prawns. Yummy Yummy!

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Francis Markert

Francis Markert

Web Site Drone Traveller Drone Traveller

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Penang (Malaysia)

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Old Town of Penang is a beautiful place. Three nationalities live here together in harmony: The Malaysians, Indians and the Chinese people. If you are wandering around through the streets, a vibrant mixture of the three cultures awaits you. But you’ll also discover a lot of street arts on the buildings. Take your time an find fascinating paintings on the walls made by the Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? One famous dish you should try is Char Kway Teow The traditional meal is made of fried rice noodles. But you can also try fantastic Indian food. Order Masala Thosai to get a South Indian specialty, that you cannot have in most parts of the world.

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Brian & Noelle

Brian & Noelle

Web Site Wandering On Wandering On

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Seoul

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Seoul is all about the experience. While there are some cool sights to check out like Namsan Tower, Gyeongbokgung and Insadong, for us, the best thing to do is to hang out and soak up the vibes. Seoul is an electric city, with something always going on. Hands down our favourite area of the city is Hongdae. This is where Korean students come in their free time, there are buskers doing their thing in the streets and even rap battles at the park. There are more bars, restaurants and cafes than you could visit in a lifetime and the place is always buzzing with life. Everyone who goes to Seoul must make time for Hongdae to experience modern-day, fun, outgoing and super-fashionable Korea.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Korean food is without a doubt one of our favourite cuisines. Everything from the street food, to the Kimbap shops and all of the specialist BBQ and soup restaurants, is packed full of flavour and spicier than you could imagine! Try Kimchi-Jjigae, a delicious, hot Kimchi stew or Sundubu-Jjigae, a similar dish with soft tofu mixed in. For meat-eaters, Korean BBQ is an essential Korean experience and every Korean meal should be washed down with shots of soju, the local fire-water and another must-do for any visitor to Korea.

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Barbara Riedel

Barbara Riedel

Web Site Barbaralicious Barbaralicious

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Singapore

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Go explore nature! Singapore is a city of contrasts. On one side, there is the metropolis: Skyscrapers, Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay with the famous Super Trees, China Town. But the lesser know part on the other side is full of natural escapes and national parks. I recommend you go and explore the hidden gems: Walk the Southern Ridges, hike at Bukit Timah, or discover the island Pulau Ubin where you can see how Singapore was like many decades ago.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there?

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Derek Baron

Derek Baron

Web Site Wandering Earl Wandering Earl

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Taipei, Taiwan

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Go to the Shilin Night Market for an incredible street food experience unlike any other in the world. Make sure you're hungry!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Oyster omelettes, Taiwanese fried chicken, black pepper buns, pineapple cake and wash it all down with a big Taiwanese bubble tea.

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Rob Lloyd

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Tokyo

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Eat everything, after you buy a metro pass.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? You need to eat lots of sushi and get involved with the ramen.

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Cedric Lizotte

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Tokyo

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Tokyo is the fine dining capital of the world. No other city has as many Michelin stars. Make sure that every single meal has been properly researched and, most importantly, taste everything, don't turn up your nose at what's on offer!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Head to an izakaya and try as many different cuts from as many different animals as you can, just so you can brag to your friends when you come home!

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Judith Fein

Judith Fein

Web Site Judith Fein Judith Fein

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Tokyo

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Go to a performance of traditional Kabuki theatre. Rent a translator so you understand the grace, genius, and elegance of the piece.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? There may be bad food in Japan, but I never had any. Everything is prepared with heavy doses of care, beauty, and balance.

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Nienke Krook

Nienke Krook

Web Site The Travel Tester The Travel Tester

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Tokyo

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? The Edo Tokyo museum is definitely one of my favourite museums in all of Japan. The Permanent exhibition takes you from the earliest time (Edo) to Tokyo as it is today. Throughout the interactive displays, you really get to understand more about the culture, architecture and other elements of this fascinating city and the museum is suitable for both adults as kids. You'll spend a good few hours here!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Everywhere in Tokyo, you can taste Japanese highlights such as sushi, ramen and okonomiyaki, but if you're here for the experience, then I can recommend visiting the Gonpachi restaurant in the Ginza neighbourhood. Dubbed as the 'Kill Bill Restaurant', this is the place where movie director Quentin Tarantino got inspired for the set of one of his Kill Bill fight scenes.

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Amy Seder

Amy Seder

Web Site Away Lands Away Lands

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Tokyo, Japan

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Get out of the usual places and visit Shimokitazawa - a hip, fun, locals neighborhood just a couple of metro stops past Shibuya. We found great cafes and vintage shopping here, and ate amazing Yakitori in a tiny little restaurant underneath a train station.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Sashimi and sushi of course! But also ramen, udon, and okonomiyaki, and yakitori

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Ryan Biddulph

Gotta go with the Nomadic Boys and Bangkok. My fave city in SE Asia by far for its character, texture and amazing street food. Mixed vegetable tofu with green curry is my fave dish on earth.


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