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Get Your Bellies Ready For Your Next Escapade!

Let’s be honest, we all know the best way to experience a country is through our stomachs.

Vacations have gone beyond the confines of sightseeing and the incorporation of culture and culinary experiences have grown in popularity in recent years. With cooking classes and food-related activities, avid travellers are provided with opportunities to dig deep into a destination’s culture and flavours.

With that, we have outlined 4 mouthwatering destinations that will leave your taste buds wanting for more:


1. Learn the Art of Soba Making in The Land of the Rising Sun

Japan has a fascinating and multifaceted culture; on one hand it is steeped in traditions dating back thousands of years; on the other it is a society in a continual state of rapid change.

Aside from immersing into Japanese culture of past and present, venturing through ethereal scenery and sleepy hamlets, travellers will also have the opportunity to dabble in the art of soba making. 

Soba noodles have a long history in Japan, and is a part of washoku – traditional Japanese cuisine culminated across centuries of cooking practices. 

During your stay in Fuki-ji, you will be taught to knead and roll out soba dough before cutting it into noodles under the guidance of a local expert.

Slake your soba cravings now with Walk Japan.


2. Compose A Traditional Health Tonic in Indonesia

Known for its iconic rice paddies, forested volcanic mountains, beaches and the perfect romantic getaway for couples, Bali Indonesia offers travellers another local gem - Jamu.

This herbal medicine is made up of natural ingredients, such as roots, bark, flowers, seeds and leaves, and is believed to have otherworldly healing powers.

With a vision is to combine tradition, discovery, individuality and a twist of the unexpected, to create the perfect stay for each guest, Capella Ubud by Capella Hotels & Resorts offers their guests a holistic experience of Jamu and its fascinating history.

Beginning with a trip through the rice paddies to a local farmers’ hut, where guests will compose the celebrated health tonic, using an ancient recipe which has been passed through the generations.

Guests can take away a bottled version of their concoction to enjoy within three days. 

Ready to make your very own concoction? Check out this link to find out more.


3. Go Hawker Centre Crawling Across Singapore for Must-Eat Local Cuisines

With approximately 14,000 hawker stalls across the country, the hawker culture’s gamut of affordable ethnic fare represents Singapore’s multiracial society. 

Cheap street food in the city has flourished since the 1800’s, when Singapore started thriving as an entrepôt; with permanent food stalls serving a variety of cuisines that have become a staple in Singapore’s famed culinary heritage. 

Guests at Capella Singapore will be able to participate in a hawker centre crawl across Singapore with Evelyn Chen, well-known food journalist, blogger, social media influencer, and one of the regional academy chairs for World’s 50 Best Restaurants. 

Learn more about Evelyn Chen’s Hawker Haunts here.


4. Taste the Heart of Africa and Safari in “The Rainbow Nation”

From wildlife to culture, city life to adventure, breathtaking scenery to magnificent coasts, South Africa is known as “The Rainbow Nation” for its multiculturalism and the unity of all people from different walks of life who live in South Africa.

With such diversity, South Africa has much to offer in the culinary scene, all waiting for you to explore. 

Feeling overwhelmed already? Fear not, as Singita, a pioneer in low-impact luxury safari, has phenomenal culinary programmes for you that showcase the heart of Africa and safari. 

In a bid to support the community and ensuring their guests are pampered with world-class cuisine, Singita’s menus follow a farm-to-table ethos and chefs use local, seasonal ingredients from the lodge’s on-site vegetable gardens, nearby farmers and small enterprises.

Alongside Singita’s food offerings, guests will enjoy premier wine from Singita’s extensive cellar, from South Africa and further afield.

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