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Bizarre Japanese Traditions You Won’t Believe Are Real

Japan’s weird and wonderful festivals

While we all know and love the Japanese for their delicious cuisine, beautiful temples and kimonos, the Japanese are also famous being pretty strange.  Most noteworthy is their crazy festivals, traditions and competitions! These include pitting crying babies against each other and painting faces on their bellies. Recently making the news is even a competition where they break tea tables! Read on to find out some of these whacky traditions and why they exist.

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How To Deal With Harry Potter Withdrawals In The Muggle World

Grab your Nimbus 2000 and get soaring!

If you’ve re-read the 7 Harry Potter books and had the movies on replay umpteen times but still suffering from severe withdrawals, we’ve got the solution for you. While you should definitely continue to check your postbox for your Hogwarts acceptance letters, we’ve found other ways of living out our wizarding dreams. These places resemble the Wizarding World so much you’d definitely want to apparate there immediately. Grab your Floo powder and get ready for some magic!

1. Set your drinks on fire at Platform 1094

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Enter the enchanted world of Platform 1094 in Singapore where drinks light up in flames and food appears out of thin air! Apart from their delicious Western-fusion food, this place is perfect for your wizarding dreams. Put on your best robes and arm yourselves with the elder wand because things are about to get magical!

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Take a sip of Mr Lich’s flaming brew and feel your insides set come alive! This magical drink not only seeks to rehydrate the soul but also makes a great Instagram boomerang. Klook your Mr Lich’s flaming brew for deal that will leave the Gringotts goblins very happy with your bank balance.

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These melt in your mouth Pesto Mayo Pork Ribs taste so good they belong in the Grand Feast! With the right amount of Pesto over char grilled ribs served alongside some chargrilled veggies, we can see you coming back for more.

pesto mayo pork ribs platform 1094

Klook your Pesto Mayo Ribs set along with Mr Lich’s Flaming Brew to enjoy a complete meal! Plus, since combos are open-dated, just apparate over whenever you feel like and chow down on these great eats.

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If you’re got a sweet tooth, you’ll definitely need to try their artisanal desserts. Klook the signature combo B and get your Pesto Mayo ribs along with the Goal Seeker! We don’t know what sorcery this decadent chocolate dessert has but it will definitely leave you wanting more.

Klook me to Platform 1094!

2. Visit Hogwarts at Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Get ready for your visit to Hogwarts with a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Japan or Universal Studios Hollywood! Sip on a cup of Butterbeer from Three Broomsticks as you stroll through Hogsmeade, but be warned you will be tempted to buy everything you see. More important, don’t forget to head into Ollivander’s to pick up your wand! There are special spots along Hogsmeade where you get to perform magic with just a swish and flick of your wand.

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Klook your Universal Studios passes for open-dated direct entry into these parks. Afterall, with so much to see and do, who has time to queue!

Klook me to Universal Studios Japan!

Klook me to Universal Studios Hollywood!

3. Master your potions skills at The Cauldron

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If you’re looking to hone your potions skills before attending Professor Snape’s classes, head over to the Cauldron in London to get some practice! Brew potions with molecular mixology that even Snape would approve of. They even offer magical cocktail lessons where you get to wield magic wands to create the perfect brew.

But if you’re just looking to drink to your heart’s content, we’d get a huge mug of the “Four Cauldrons”. This limited edition beer inspired by a wizard’s wand contains hints of oak, vanilla and ginger sure sounds like a treat not to be missed.

4. Visit the movie sites on the Harry Potter Walking Tour

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If you’re a potterhead in London, this should definitely be on the top of your must-visit list. This walking tour takes you to places like Diagon Alley, Platform 9¾, the Leaky Cauldron and much more! You’ll even get to stand at the exact spot where the Death Eaters destroyed the Millennium Bridge.

Klook your Harry Potter Walking Tour and uncover the movie magic with your experienced guide. Be sure to put on your comfiest walking shoes because there’s a whole lot to be explored!

Klook me the Harry Potter Walking Tour!

5. Uncover the movie magic at Warner Bros Studio Tour

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Get a feel of what it’s like to be a cast of the Harry Potter films in the Warner Bros Studio Tour in London! Step through the Great Hall furnished with original props from the series and explore the Gryffindor common room and if you dare, the Forbidden Forest. There’s even a full sized model of Buckbeak!

Klook your Warner Bros Studio Tour and enjoy a round-trip transfer in air conditioned buses with free WiFi! After all, we know that getting there from central London can be quite a hassle if you can’t drive.

Klook me to the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour!

6. Live like Harry in the Georgian House Hotel

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If you really truly want the Hogwarts experience, you’ll need to spend a night at the Georgian House Hotel Wizard Chambers in London. While this one night stay might burn a huge hole in your pocket, this secret room concealed behind a bookcase door might just your gateway to a night of magic and marvel.

Each room features stained glass windows, stone walls, trunks, cauldrons and of course four- poster beds! Each stay even comes with the full English breakfast for the complete magic journey.

7. Step into a digital wizard world with Pottermore

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Not only can you live out your Harry Potter dreams in the muggle world, you can do so in the digital world as well! Head over to Pottermore and register for a free account to find out which Hogwarts house you belong to as well as what your Patronus is.

Explore the Hogwarts Castle grounds and get taken into a whole new dimension! With 100 different hotspots to uncover, you’ll be glued to your screens for sure.

8. Look the part with the Harry Potter Collection

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To look the part, you first have to dress the part! Get decked out in your Harry Potter gear before heading to these muggle hotspots for the complete experience. Be sure to get sorted by the Sorting Hat on Pottermore so you can buy outfits that match your results.

We suggest Primark or Black Milk Clothing for your outfit needs! They have a huge range of Harry Potter gear that are not just fitting for the occasion but also extremely in trend!

9. Live out the magic at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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If you’re curious to find out what happens to Harry Potter after the movie ends, you should definitely catch the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child musical. We won’t be giving away any spoilers here but we know that tickets sell like hotcakes so be sure to camp early for your tickets if you plan on catching the magic!

What we can say is that you won’t be disappointed with real life magic happening before your eyes. Watch the Harry Potter characters grow up just as we all have grown up with the series.

Stuff Your Face With Japan’s LARGEST Ice Cream at Yukijirushi Parlor In Hokkaido

We all scream for Hokkaido ice cream

They always say bigger is better right? We definitely agree when it comes to ice cream! Sink your teeth into Japan’s LARGEST ice cream sundae and load up on that sugar high. The Yukijirushi Parlor (Snow Brand Parlor), run by one of the largest dairy companies in Japan and is surely worth the visit.  Read on to find out what to expect at this ice cream paradise!

Dream Jumbo Parfait

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The Dream Jumbo Parfait is one of the most iconic eats of the Yukijirushi Parlor. It’s foundation of agar agar (jelly) and fruits coupled with the layers of Baumukuchen (cake) is already enough to leave you filled to the brim. But of course, the star of the parfait is the 45 scoops of ice cream all around! Are you intimidated by this humongous ice cream parfait yet?

Grab your glutton friends and challenge yourselves to finish this parfait. Do note that this parfait has to be pre-ordered as it takes about 2 hours to prepare! This is still the largest Ice Cream in Japan till today and only Angela Sato the Oogui Big Eater has managed to complete the challenge.

P.S. Klook will not be held responsible for any sugar rush or weight gain.

Price : JPY12,600

I am NO.1

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For the rest of us with smaller appetites and less daring guts, the I am No.1 parfait is perfect for sharing! At a third of the size of the Dream Jumbo, this 15 scoops of ice cream is just the right amount for you to try the different flavors! Topped with fresh cream made from Hokkaido milk, fruits, cereal, biscuits and strawberry sauce, it’s heaven in a bowl!

Price : JPY4760

3. Snow Royal Special

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Don’t look down on this plain vanilla cone! Deemed fit for royalty, this Snow Royal Special soft serve was made specially for Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kojun on their anniversary visit in 1968. Made solely from pure Hokkaido milk, this dense milky vanilla soft serve will surely leave you wanting more and more.

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Even if you can’t squeeze in the time to visit the Yukijirushi Parlor, you can pick up a tub of the soft serve at the Shin-Chitose Airport! They come packed with 8 hour ice packs so you can have them on your way home.

Klook Fun Fact : Eggs are omitted to achieve a bright white color to resemble the snow in Hokkaido!

Price: JPY770

4. Cream Anmitsu

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If you’re looking to try a traditional Japanese dessert, sink your teeth into the Cream Anmitsu! This comes with a single scoop of ice cream – we recommend getting the matcha , chewy glutinous rice balls, red Azuki sauce (red bean), plum jelly and chestnuts.

Price: JPY1030

Yukijirushi Parlor

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Address : Sun life Sapporo Building 1F, Kita 2 Nishi 3-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido,060-0002
Opening Hours : Monday -Sunday 10:00 – 21:00

Getting there:

By JR train: Alight at the JR Hakodate Main Line Sapporo Station, look for the South exit and Yukijirushi is a 3-minute walk away.

By Subway: Take the Sapporo municipal subway Namboku Line and alight at the Sapporo Station. Come out at exit 9 and your ice cream is a 3-minute walk away!

Hokkaido Essentials

hokkaido jr pass

You’ll definitely need these essentials for your trip to Hokkaido. Travel around Hokkaido hassle-free with your Hokkaido JR Pass! Be sure to check out the Klook guide to conquering Hokkaido with the JR Pass to fully maximize your trip. You’ll also be needing a 4G WiFi device for showing off your bragging rights after completing the giant ice cream challenge.

Eat The Best Of Hokkaido With Your Hokkaido JR Pass and Kitaca Card

Must eats in Hokkaido

There are many very delicious reasons why Hokkaido is coined the culinary capital of Japan. Giant snow crab legs, never ending bowls of ramen and Japanese curry are just some of those reasons. The Klook team tried out some of Hokkaido’s best and most yummy eats so read on to find out where to find these gastronomic paradises and how to use your JR pass or Kitaca card to get there!

Sapporo

1. Sapporo beer garden

Sapporo beer garden
You can’t say you’ve been to Sapporo without chugging a mug of Sapporo beer and there’s no better place for that than the Sapporo beer garden! Located at the iconic Kaitakushi-san building, this nostalgic building is home to Hokkaido’s speciality dish, the Genghis Khan.

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Sink your teeth into perfectly grilled lamb bursting with notes of apple and lemon. This dish is of course best paired with a glass or two of draft Sapporo beer! Apart from the grilled lamb, you surely can’t miss the sweet flesh of those Hokkaido crab legs.

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If you’re looking for a feast, be sure to Klook yourself the Genghis Khan buffet! It comes with FREE FLOW Genghis Khan lamb, red king crab, snow crab, sushi, 6 types of draft beer, wine, whiskey and non alcoholic drinks. We can’t think of a more perfect night out in Hokkaido.

Klook me to the Sapporo Beer Garden

Address: 9-2-10 Kita 7 Johigashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Buffet schedule: 5:00pm-7:50pm (last entry at 7:50pm) daily

From the JR Sapporo station, its a 7 minute taxi ride away. If you’re not looking to spend a bomb on transport, be sure to Klook your Hokkaido JR pass for cheap and convenient travels!

Otherwise, from Sapporo station bus stop no.2, you can also take the Sapporo Beer Garden Ario shuttle bus Line 188 using your Kitaca card.

2. Sapporo Central Wholesale Market

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If you’re looking for the freshest seafood in Hokkaido, you’ll find it at the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market! While we know you won’t be there shopping for groceries, you can still enjoy the freshest sashimi-topped rice, crab legs and sushi at the market.

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Better yet, kickstart your morning with the Sapporo morning bus tour and discover some of Sapporo’s oldest and most charming sights. The Hokkaido Shrine, one of the most sacred places of the entire island is a one of the best photo spots in the city.

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The famous confectionary park – the Shiroi Koibito Park is definitely one for those with a sweet tooth! Make your own version of the white chocolate sweet treat and decorate it however you like, making it the perfect souvenir to take home.

You’ll also get 1 hour at the Sapporo Central Market to feast on all that seafood!

Klook your morning bus tour and meet your friendly local guide at JR Sapporo station and let him show you the best of Sapporo in a morning!

Klook me to the Sapporo Morning Bus Tour!

3. Ramen alley

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Ramen lovers rejoice! You’re in for a treat at Sapporo’s Ramen Yokocho (Alley), the birth place of Miso Ramen. With 17 different ramen places each tasting better than the next, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

In the cold winter, this is probably the best dish you could ask for. If the combination of hot savoury broth, springy noodles topped with roasted pork and a dollop of butter and corn doesn’t entice you we don’t know what will.

You’ll need your Hokkaido JR pass to get to Sapporo station and from there hop onto a subway ride to Susukino Station using your Kitaca card.

Address: 3 Chome-8 Minami 5 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 064-0805, Japan
Opening hours: 1130am to 3am daily

4. Nishitondendori Soup curry

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Hokkaido is known to be the birthplace of soup curry, one of Japan’s most underrated dishes. Do not look down on this humble bowl of comfort soup because it certainly packs a punch! We tried the Nishitondendori Soup Curry Honpo, considered to be one of Sapporo’s best. With customizable spice levels and thickness of broth, there’s a bowl of soup for everyone.

The top 3 toppings for your soup are pork cubes, cheese stuffed hamburger steaks or chicken legs! To get there, use your Kitaca card and hop onto the Sapporo Shiden and it’s just 5 stops away from Sapporo station!

Address: 13 Chome-4-5 Minami 8 Jonishi, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0808, Japan
Opening hours: 11am to 12am daily

5. Daihachi Matsuda Izayaka

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Run by a former fisherman, this Izakaya spot Daihachi Matsuda is extremely popular amongst local celebrities and athletes. Fans of Japanese celebrities, you might find some familiar signatures on the walls.

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One of the most popular fishes is the Ezo mae Kaisen Bukkae-meshi! This dish of sushi rice, fresh crab meat and salmon roe might look simple but it definitely bursts with flavor. The staff scoop 6 scoops of salmon roe to fill the dish and will shout “Seiya” which means “Let’s go!” with each scoop.

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Home to the biggest and freshest mackerels, it’s no surprise that grilled mackerel is a local favorite! Served with grated that takes away the grease, this bigger than your face mackerel might look underwhelming but it sure packs a lot of flavor.

From Sapporo station, this Izakaya spot is a 10 minute bus ride away. If you’ve gotten a Hokkaido JR Pass, bus 53 is covered by the JR pass, sparing you the hassle of purchasing single trip tickets.

Address: Monday to Sunday: 5:00pm-11:30pm
Opening hours: 6pm to 1am daily, closed on Sundays

6. Cairn Annex Steak House

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You can’t miss the melt in your mouth buttery goodness of Wagyu beef when in Japan. At the Cairn Annex Steak House, reward your tastebuds with the prized Kuroge Wagyu Beef, a top quality cut of meat with rich flavors and amazing aroma! Watch the chef prepare your meat right in front of you, Teppanyaki style.

Klook yourselves a Waygu set meal which comes with various appetizers, side dishes, the famed steak and of course dessert! All the foodies out there, you definitely won’t want to miss this.

Klook me to the Cairn Annex Steak House

From Sapporo station, hop onto the Namboku line with your Kitaca card and alight at Susukino station. Your steak is a 2 minute walk away!

Address: 5-1 Nishi, Minami 4 Jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 5:00pm-11:30pm

7. Hanayuzen

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Treat yourselves to an authentic kaiseki meal – a traditional Japanese full course meal. Sample the best of Japanese cuisine in 1 sitting with courses like butter grilled scallops, steamed shabu shabu, snow crab and even sea urchin!This gastronomic feast made from Hokkaido’s freshest ingredients will definitely leave you extremely satisfied.

Klook your Hanayuzen course meal and enjoy a this 9 course meal at a steal! Located just 3 stops away from Sapporo station on the Namboku line get ready to feast!

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Address: B1F Jasmac Plaza Hotel, 3, Minami 7(shichi)-Jonishi, Sapporo-sh
Opening hours: 5:00pm-11:00pm, daily

8. Guenpin Fugu

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We all know Japan is notorious for exotic eats, and Hokkaido is no stranger to that. Try the poisonous Pufferfish – Fugu and Japan’s top pufferfish chain, Guenpin Fugu! If prepared wrongly, this dish could be your last. No fret, the highly skilled staff at Guenpin Fugu will ensure that their pufferfish dishes are top notch, whether its sashimi, deep fried or hotpot, you’re in safe hands.

Klook your Guenpin Fugu set for a hassle free reservation! Guenpin Fugu is a 2 minute walk away from Hosuisusukino Station on the Tohosen line!

Klook me to Guenpin Fugu

Address: Okura Bldg.1F, 2-1, Minami-jyounishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Opening hours: 4:00pm-11:00pm (last order: 10:30pm) daily

Chitose

9. Sakurjima Ramen

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Located in the Rera Chitose Outlet mall just 15 minutes away from the airport, if you’re looking for a hearty bowl of ramen whilst shopping, this is your best bet! The Sakurjima ramen store stands out because of it’s melt in your mouth kakuni – braised fatty pork. If you’re a char siu lover, you cannot miss this!

To get there, take the JR line with your Hokkaido JR Pass and alight at Minami-Chitose Station. The outlet mall is just a 13 minute walk away.

Address: 1 Chome-2-1 Kashiwadaiminami, Chitose, Hokkaido 066-8765, Japan
Opening hours: 11:00 – they run out daily

Otaru

10. Otaru Rakuten

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We’ve saved the best for last! The Otaru Rakuten is one of the 7 Izakaya spots in Hokkaido that have been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand. This humble family run establishment serves up quite a feat. Order some grilled skewers to go along with your beers for a fun night out!

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If you’re up for something exotic, try the soft cod roes! Marinated with citrus, vinegar and shoyu which cuts right through the creamy texture, giving you the perfect balance of flavors.
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The grilled oysters are also not to be missed. Grilled in front of your eyes on miniature grills, these oysters are marinated with a sauce made from the guts of tuna! We recommend getting a bowl of rice and gobbling these bad boys down.

Address: 13 – 7 Inaho 2 – chome, Otaru, Hokkaido
Opening hours: 6pm-11pm, closed Mon

To get there, take the JR line with your Hokkaido JR Pass and alight at the Otaru Station and the restaurant is a 5 minute walk away.

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japan's largest ice cream

If you’re up for a challenge, try finishing Japan’s LARGEST ice cream sundae! They also have regular sized parfaits for those of us with smaller appetites. Find out more about these sweet treats in our guide! 

Hokkaido Essentials

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You’ll be needing a 4G Wifi Device for all your #foodie pictures. If you need itinerary inspiration, be sure to check out our Hokkaido JR Pass guide for ideas on where your JR pass can take you!

5 of the Best Diving Locations in Asia

One of the ultimate ways to explore the vast ocean that makes up two-thirds of our world is by taking the leap and diving right in. Night, cave, wreck or deep diving, Asia has arguably the most extensive variety of dives suitable to all experience levels. I’ve listed some of my favourite locations to discover the colourful underwater world below. So, suit up and get ready to wade into the waters of the best diving spots in the continent!

Similan Islands, Thailand

Only 84 km away from bustling Patong Beach in Phuket, this Thai national park consists of a collection of granite islands – the name ‘similan’ is derived from the Malay word ‘sembilan’ which translates to the number nine. These islands are completely uninhabited except for a single resort and tents available for rent. Divers mainly come here for the great diversity of fish species, including the popular clownfish or ‘nemo fish’, as they are fondly known. The great visibility which can reach 40mm is a big reason why it remains a popular diving location for experienced divers who return year after year.

How to get there: Your best bet is to get to Taplamu Pier in Khao Lak and to take a boat from there (60-80 min by speedboat). From Phuket bus station, almost all buses heading north will pass through Khao Lak (90 min – 3 hours), leaving every hour or so. For a more convenient time, book a day trip to the Similan Islands from Phuket and everything will be taken care of for you.

Flights to Phuket are frequent and inexpensive for most of Asia. At time of writing, a quick search on Skyscanner shows return flights from Hong Kong for a May 2016 weekend come to around US$140.

Tulamben, Indonesia

Wreck Diving Indonesia

History buffs and adventurous divers will equally enjoy diving the USAT Liberty shipwreck in Bali. The 3 to 30 meter wreck is suitable for divers of all experience levels; traverse through the Second World War casualty and keep an eye out for the blue spotted stingrays, which are often buried beneath the sand. Spend time identifying lion fish, scorpion fish and moray eels in the outer edges of the wreck, or strap on a torchlight to explore the deep crevices of the ship.

How to get there: Traveling around Bali isn’t always easy. Booking a private car charter online or once you arrive is one option however we’d recommend booking your whole trip in advance including hotel pick up such as this two shipwreck dives in Tulamben activity where qualified divers can explore up to 30 meters and those with no experience can get an introductory diving taster lesson.

Keep an eye out for bargain flights to Bali, Skyscanner found flights from Hong Kong for May 2016 for less than US$200 at time of writing.

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Ari is a diving hotspot bringing divers all over the world as well as liveaboards to its waters. Unlike the wide stretches of barrier reef, Ari features a lot of submerged pinnacles that you can dive in and around. The highlight of diving in Ari Atoll is the reliable sightings of big marine life – manta rays, hammerhead sharks and even whale sharks are some of the sea creatures that you can expect to see on your dive.

How to get there: You’ll have to have a bigger budget for the Maldives. Flights are pricier traveling from anywhere as these islands are more isolated. A brief search came up with few flights cheaper than US$400 from Hong Kong to Male, but keep an eye out, I’ve seen a few last minute bargains.

Kerama Islands, Japan

Japan Okinawa Kerama Islands

Only 4 out of 22 islands in Kerama are inhabited, making it a relatively undiscovered paradise with unspoiled beaches and crystal blue waters. The local community consciously protects the rich marine life and clear waters from pollution. With over 400 species of corals and a spawning ground for sea turtles, get ready to greet an abundance of breathtaking underwater scenery.

How to get there: Flights to Naha Airport in Okinawa are getting cheaper and more convenient by the month. May 2016 direct flights from Hong Kong were as little as US$170 on Skyscanner when this post was written. Once in Okinawa, it’s a 35-70 minutes by high speed ferry from Naha. An all-inclusive diving day trip will save you the hassle or organising transport with direct hotel transfers from Naha city included.

Mabul Island, Malaysia

Blue-Ringed Octopus, Mabul Island Malaysia

Photo by Angell Williams

Neighbouring island to the famous Sipadan, Mabul is known as one of the best locations in the world for macro diving. In this muck diving atmosphere, you will discover all sorts of quirky and fascinating sea creatures like frog fish, colourful octopuses and a variety of crustaceans on the seabed. The dive sites are relatively shallow at around 12-18 meters deep but the fun in diving in Mabul’s waters come from getting very close to rare types of marine life.

How to get there: Frequent and cheap flights run from Kota Kinabalu (50 min) or Kuala Lumpur (2 hr 45) to Tawau Airport (that weekend in May had flights for less than US$70).  From Tawau, continue by land to the port town of Semporna (1 hr 30) From Semporna, you will continue by boat to Mabul island (45-60 minutes). To make sure you arrive in time for same day transfers, be sure to catch a flight that lands in Tawau before 2pm.

Check out Klook‘s Pinterest board ‘Under the Sea‘ for more underwater travel tips, tricks and inspiration. 

Where did you last dive at? We want to hear about your favorite spots!

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10 of Tokyo’s Weirdest Cafés And Where To Find Them

Out of this world dining experiences!

No force in existence can put a halt to Japan’s love affair with the bizarre. From ridiculous game shows to wild beauty trends, Japan never fails to disappoint those on the hunt for the unusual. One of Japan’s most popular oddities is its famed themed cafés. Allow yourself to be charmed by Japan and its classically weird culture with these 10 themed cafés.

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