Author: Norina Masaki-Joyce

Top 10 year-end destinations for Singaporeans

The end of the year is closer than you think! Where are you going to celebrate Christmas and New Year to finish off your 2018? Take a look at Skyscanner’s handy guide to the top 10 destinations that Singaporeans are searching for their year-end holidays so that you can plan your dream year-end vacation right now!

Experience Bali, the ‘Island of the Gods’

First time in Bali? Figuring out what to do can feel like an impossible task. Maybe you’ve already been to Indonesia but trust us, Bali is very different. There’s just too much to choose from! From Kuta to Ubud, from the beach to the volcanoes, sacred temples and profane party spots, Bali will leave you breathless with excitement. Fear not! Skyscanner is happy to help you figure out all the best things to do on your first trip to Bali.

Japan beauty guide: where to buy cosmetics, makeup & skincare during your next holiday in Tokyo

Some of us love Korean beauty items while some of us believe Japanese skincare products are amazing, don’t we? But Tokyo is a big place, and if you’re not sure where to go for Japanese cosmetics or makeup Skyscanner is here to help you find the best places for makeup brands such as Shiseido, Kose, and more.

Hong Kong on a budget: travelling under SGD 400

On a tight budget? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy an exciting vacation in dynamic Hong Kong packed with things to see and do from trawling the night markets around Temple Street to chilling on the beach at Shek O. Get the most out of your dollar using these money-saving tips from Skyscanner for a great value holiday to Hong Kong.

Living in Japan

I first moved to Japan as an 18 year old college student who knew very little about what the country was really like. My father is Japanese, and I visited many times growing up, but moving there taught me in ways visiting never could. But while living there, I never really understood how much the country had changed me. It wasn’t until after I came back to Singapore that I realized how much of Japan I had taken home with me.

10 best islands around Bali you’ve never heard of

Looking for a slice of Indonesian paradise? There are many secret islands around Bali that the crowds have not heard about (yet). Skyscanner has rounded up 10 idyllic Indonesian islands for a fabulous sun-kissed vacation that will be packed with beach fun and underwater adventures!

Wanna do everything in Japan but have a limited budget?

Skyscanner contributor and traveler, Norina Masaki shares personal lessons and secrets gleaned from being a local and a backpacker in Japan.

How I survived travelling to Sri Lanka with a toddler (and had the best time of my life)

For some, the idea of travelling with a toddler sounds like a nightmare. The questions anxious parents ask themselves unscroll endlessly in their brains as the anxiety steadily increases. Logistically, how will all this work? Is it safe? Is it dangerous? What about the water? Will the time differences screw up his naps? How will he be on the flight? What if the trip is just an endless series of full-on meltdowns? But when we took our own toddler with us to Sri Lanka, none of the fears that plagued our pre-flight preparation ever surfaced. We had a dreamy time in the ancient island of Serendib, and in fact our son’s presence brought the sights sounds and tastes to life in ways we might not have even noticed had he not been there.

Where to go in March 2019?

Where to travel during the March holidays? You are spoiled for choice, but your time is limited! Never fear; Skyscanner has listed some of the best holiday destinations in March, just for you.