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7 Days Flower World of Hokkaido

#381 User is offline   Kingfisher 

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

To summarize up the Hokkaido trip. Other than the slight disappointment on the flower aspect due to the prolonged chill, resulting in late blooms, everything was well organized and executed. The pace was leisure and we even got to visit the Blue Pond which was not in the itinerary. Weather also played an important part here, which was cool and pleasant with the sky being kind to us; only drizzled on our last day. The people we met were warm and friendly, you can genuinely feel it. Though we do not have much chance to try other food due to the fact that our tour included all but one meal, those that I have tried were delicious.

Singapore prides herself to be a clean and green state but the clean aspect seem to be deteriorating year after year. Compared to Japan, for which I could hardly find a rubbish bin, the place was so clean that Singapore should be ashamed of. Whether it’s the mentality of our people; local, PR or FT, something need to be done soon and fast.

Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Frankie, our tour guide for the jovial banters on the bus journey and to bring us out in the evenings to explore the nearby interesting places not in the itinerary. And also to our tour leader, Uoon for handling the administrative tasks like checking in to hotels and airports.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:47 PM

Clickable links in 1st post updated. Will continue to add in more information as and when I come across them.
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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:26 PM

Thinking of going again for the autumn season now that NATAS Travel Fair is here again.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:06 PM

Thanks kingfisher for the wonderful and detailed narration of the 7 days trip to Hokkaido which is a very good reference for me as I am planning to go to Hokkaido this year. Will go to EXPO tomorrow to look at hot deals.
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:14 PM

I will be going to Hokkaido on 26 May 2014. After reading this well written naration by Kingfisher, I tell myself I need to go to Hokkaido and has booked the 7 Days Flower World to Hokkaido with Hong Thai. :lol:/> I am thinking of printing this thread and bring it to Japan for reference. Still thinking how to print this thread economically. :unsure:/>
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:24 AM

I hope the weather is good this year because last year, the chill dragged for 7-10 days longer and all the flowers' blooms got delayed and I missed the mass blooming of the pink moss. :(/>
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:47 AM

View PostKingfisher, on 10 September 2013 - 08:20 AM, said:

[SIZE="3"]The bathhouse or better known as the Sahoro Ion Spa REFRE passes its water through a high density magnetic water ionizer so all the water in the bath was negatively ionized which was supposed to be good for the body and skin.

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Can I check is this Spa located inside the hotel? Free?
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:06 AM

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I will be going to Hokkaido on 26 May 2014. After reading this well written naration by Kingfisher, I tell myself I need to go to Hokkaido and has booked the 7 Days Flower World to Hokkaido with Hong Thai. :lol:/>/> I am thinking of printing this thread and bring it to Japan for reference. Still thinking how to print this thread economically. :unsure:/>/>


Print in the office when no one is looking. :hysterical:/>
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

View Postboonboon, on 12 May 2014 - 10:47 AM, said:

Can I check is this Spa located inside the hotel? Free?


Yes, the onsen is located inside the hotel itself and is free for guest. You just need to bring both the big and small towels along.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

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Print in the office when no one is looking. :hysterical:/>/>

I have decided to save them in PDF format and store inside the ipad for quick reference.
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:14 PM

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Potted Plants for Sale - At ¥50 (S$0.60) a pot, these plants were really cheap sale. The Pansies were so colourful but then our weather is just too warm and humid for them though I have heard of a hobbyist growing and blooming them right here in Singapore.

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Kingfisher, are you referring to lavendergarden about the hobbyist that can grow and bloom pansies successfully in Singapore.

Joyce, since you are here, do you think the above pansies can be grown in Singapore? 60 cents per pot is too difficult to resist. :wub:/>/> :wub:/>/> :wub:/>/>
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

I can't remembered who was the one growing it. Boonboon so your trip they arrange vegetarian meals for you?
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:13 PM

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I can't remembered who was the one growing it. Boonboon so your trip they arrange vegetarian meals for you?

No need. I am not a vegetarian. However, I will have to avoid any food that is raw, cold, spicy and sour except for the one below. :lol:/>/> :lol:/>/> :lol:/>/>

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:57 PM

View Postboonboon, on 12 May 2014 - 04:13 PM, said:

No need. I am not a vegetarian. However, I will have to avoid any food that is raw, cold, spicy and sour except for the one below. :lol:/>/>/>/> :lol:/>/>/>/> :lol:/>/>/>/>



Oops, my bad. they got a lot of flavours of ice cream hor but the must try are the lavender and melon. Each area, the flavours varies so the same melon one might not taste the same as the next area.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:10 PM

Forgot to ask you. Are there WiFi at the hotels that you are staying especially inside the rooms?
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:17 PM

Wifi inside room need to pay but at lobby is usually free. If you are the type who is afraid of cold, do bring warmer clothing but for me just a T-shirt will do but my tour mates wrapped up until like dumpling.
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:53 PM

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Kingfisher, are you referring to lavendergarden about the hobbyist that can grow and bloom pansies successfully in Singapore.

Joyce, since you are here, do you think the above pansies can be grown in Singapore? 60 cents per pot is too difficult to resist. :wub:/>/>/> :wub:/>/>/> :wub:/>/>/>



Hi Boonboon

I won't hesitate to say yes it can be grown here. Just change the medium. Peat too moisture retentive and feed regularly. Yes 60 cents a pot, my hands won't be able to keep still too...haha
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:36 AM

Boonboon, where are your Hokkaido's pictures?
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Posted 28 October 2014 - 08:52 AM

Back from cold Hokkaido to sunny Singapore. Already missing the weather and foods. :)/>
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Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:10 AM

Stay tune for my Hokkaido Spring trip but not until I finished updating the Autumn trip.
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