Add These Off-The-Beaten-Track Locations To Your Bucketlist | Clozette


Feel like you’ve seen it all? Wander off and explore beyond the popular destinations. The world is vast and full of unseen wonders. There’s more mystery and adventure to uncover for those willing to venture further. If you’re unsure where to start, these off-the-beaten-track locations will surely satiate your wanderlust.

 

Chichibugahama Beach, Mitoyo, Japan



In the coastal city of Mitoyo lies the Chichibugahama Beach, a scenic gem that you must totally see when you fly off to Japan. Despite being an off-the-beaten-track location outside the standard Tokyo-Osaka itineraries most tourists have, it's well worth a visit whatever the season. Calm winds and low-tide transform the beach into a mirror that reflects the skies. The view becomes even more spectacular around sunset, giving you a breath-taking sight you’ll never forget. 


Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China



Because China is so vast, it’s impossible to see the full glory of the famed Great Wall just by visiting Beijing. To see a different and arguably more fascinating section of the heritage site, travel to the city of Qinhuangdao in Hebei Province instead. Here, you’ll see the end of the wall, dubbed the “Old Dragon Head” meeting the sea. Aside from being known for its historical landmarks, the coastal area is also a popular summer destination for the locals.


Haw Par Villa, Singapore



If you’ve already been to Universal Studios a dozen times, skip it on your next trip and go straight to Haw Par Villa instead. Once called Tiger Balm Gardens, this unique attraction will give you a glimpse of another side of Singapore. Filled with sculptures that depict scenes from ancient Chinese folklore, Haw Par Villa is best for those looking to enjoy a quirky yet educational trip. Offering a surreal insight into intriguing old Singapore, this attraction is a must-see.



Bukit Larut, Perak, Malaysia



Escape the tropical heat and go on a relaxed and quiet getaway in Bukit Larut. Formerly called Maxwell Hills during colonial times, this off-the-beaten-track hilltop location is the place to be if you want to cool off. Though Bukit Larut may not have the entertaining theme park attractions of Genting, nature lovers will surely have a blast during their stay here. Aside from trekking and looking out for unique wildlife, visitors can dip in the Burmese pool by the foothills.


Batan Island, Batanes, Philippines



If soul-searching is what you intend to do, go on a peaceful trip far from the touristy crowds. Head to Batan Island in Batanes, one of the three inhabited islands in the archipelago province. Dotted with stone-walled houses, the island boasts of majestic emerald hills and pristine blue waves that crash upon rocky cliffs. With the island’s natural wonders and rich Ivatan history, it’s the place to go if you’re planning on soul-searching and learning about other cultures. 


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It's safe to say that the gingham pattern is this season's style staple. Year after year, we've seen this pretty trend come into dominance every summer. And it's not hard to see why it's a fashion favourite. The design is dainty, fun and encapsulates everything we love about this season. Keep scrolling for fresh inspiration from the Clozette Community on how to style this beloved fabric pattern. 


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Gingham Outfits

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Our dads have always been there, silently supporting us. After years of driving us around to weekend trips and buying us fancy dinners on Friday nights, it’s now our fathers' turn to enjoy a holiday just for him. With Father’s Day fast approaching, make sure you’re well-equipped to show your love to your dads. Make the number one man in your life smile and get him these Father’s Day gifts. Whatever your father might enjoy, there’s surely something in here that he’d appreciate.

 

For extra-hardworking ones


A brown bottle of cleansing foam is one of the many father's day gifts your dad will appreciate.

Sulwhasoo Men’s Refreshing Cleansing Foam 150ml, SGD50


Remind your fathers that, while taking care of the family, it’s great if they could remember to care for themselves too. Help them pamper themselves by getting them something from Sulwhasoo’s latest men’s range. From a Refreshing Cleansing Foam to a Relaxing UV Protector, this line of skincare products for men will surely bring your dad the luxurious pampering he deserves.


For the style savvy


Polo shirts in the shade of red all neatly folded

Brooks Brothers Soho Fit polo shirts, price unavailable


Why don’t you give your dad a wardrobe update? Shop for elegant new menswear pieces from Brooks Brothers’ new BrooksGate Collection.  Their new menswear items include slim-fitting Soho Fit and Tailored Fit polo shirts, among other sophisticated separates crafted from Italian fabrics. If you’re looking for an extra special gift, opt to have menswear pieces tailor-made for your dads. The Brooks Brothers Paragon boutique just also launched a Made-to-Measure program, which would give them a complete luxurious customisation experience.

 

For timepiece collectors


A gold-plated watch with hologram dials

Fossil’s The Hologram Watch, price unavailable


Everyone has their indulgences — even your dad! If he’s the type who likes collecting timepieces, then quit browsing through all potential Father's Day gifts. This upcoming Fossil’s The Hologram Watch is surely the one for him. As the name suggests, the watch features a unique holographic lens dial against images that change at the flip of the wrist. If you’re eyeing this as your gift, then be quick! The limited-edition gold-plated timepiece is only available in six sets in Singapore. Get them exclusively at ION Orchard starting 3 June.



For the jet-setters


A huge black suitcase

RIMOWA Essential Sleeve Cabin in Black, price unavailable


One of the most enjoyable things in life is getting to travel around the globe. If your father is one who enjoys such pursuits, then he might be in need of a brand new luggage to bring along. Help dad pack for his escapade by getting him RIMOWA’s Essential Sleeve Cabin luggage. With this, he’ll have more than enough room to store his essentials and more on his next vacation. What’s more is that he can rest assured that his belongings are safe and sound inside this durable quality suitcase.

 

For the adventurous


A small black camera

GoPro HERO7 Black, price unavailable

 

If your dad’s the type who enjoys doing all sorts of fun and sporty activities during weekends, then an action cam is for him. Get him one like the latest GoPro HERO7 so he can take buttery-smooth videos and high-quality snaps of his memories. Adventure-loving dads will surely appreciate this sturdy and convenient gadget.



For the bookworms


Storytel, an audiobook app as shown in different devices

Storytel app, subscription starts from SGD9.9 per month (Storytel.com/sg)


Does your father love reading more than everything else? Instead of scouring through bookstores looking for a book he’d love, why not buy him an audiobook subscription instead? With Storytel, he has the freedom to listen to books about everything — from business to fiction. Now, he won’t get bored waiting while you and mum are shopping.

 

For the at-home chefs


A number of Cantonese dishes neatly laid on a table

Mitzo’s Enhanced Weekend Brunch, ~SGD78


Out of all possible Father’s Day gifts, there’s nothing cooking dads would enjoy more than a scrumptious feast. This June, you can choose from the numerous restaurants serving their very own special offerings. For the patriarch who enjoys Chinese food, a dimsum brunch at Mandarin Oriental’s Cherry Garden on 15 and 16 June would be a treat. You can also opt to bring him to an enhanced brunch buffet of Cantonese dishes at Grand Park Orchard’s Mitzo, also available on 15 and 16 June. If that’s not an option, Mitzo’s also offering an indulgent 5-course set menu throughout the month. For dads who enjoy steaks more than anything else, then perhaps Brooks Brothers x Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s special set menu that’s also available until the end of June would do the trick. 


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