One of my first tasks after joining StraitsJourneys was to update the About Us section on the website, and the below story, though it didn’t make the cut, has been stuck in my mind since. As preamble to launching a company devoted to deep travel, Judy tapped subject matter experts to show her and her […]Read More Beijing to Taipei: An Art Collection’s Wild Journey
Our mission is to transform the guided tour sector from overdone standard packages into highly-personalized, knowledge-driven experiences. We welcome experience seekers, knowledge providers and all who share our love of immersive cultural experiences to join us on this journey. Be sure to keep an eye out for exclusive promotions that we’ll be offering to celebrate […]Read More StraitsJourneys is Counting Down to Launch!
The story of the Akihabara shopping district in Tokyo is essentially the story of every high school nerd in the 1980s. Shops here were the first to sell and celebrate home computers at a time when they were only used by specialists and hobbyists, and naturally, their indoorsy consumers were also big fans of anime, […]Read More Electric Akihabara
Besides mimicking the lion’s moves, the lion dance performance typically reaches its peak with the lion stalking a head of lettuce, eating it and spitting it out at the audience.
This action is also known as “plucking the greens” or “Cai Qing”, synonymous with “plucking the wealth and fortune”. So if the lion spits at you with the vegetables, smile and welcome your wealth with open arms.Read More Why you should let the Chinese lion spit at you