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A bridge to Fukuoka

Low-cost carrier Jetstar Asia is now operating no-frill flights between Singapore and Fukuoka, the first low-cost carrier to connect these two popular cities in Southeast Asia and Japan's South.

The new daily flight, on an Airbus A320, offers cheaper air travel and prompt service. Fukuoka, a youthful and friendly city, is the gateway to Kyushu Island and famed for its beautiful women "Hakata bijin" and hearty egg noodle "Hakata ramen". Visit www.Jetstar.com.

An elephantine task

Jahn, the award-winning restaurant of the Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa, has introduced a new coffee menu featuring the Black Ivory Elephant Coffee. As the only purveyor on the island of this coffee, diners will be among the most privileged to savour one of the world's most interesting coffees. The Black Ivory Elephant Coffee is created through a process whereby the coffee beans are naturally refined by Thai elephants at the Golden Elephant Triangle Foundation in Chiang Saen, northern Thailand.

Khon Kaen on demand

AirAsia has increased the flight frequency on its Don Mueang-Khon Kaen route to four daily flights. Departures are at 7am, 12.30pm, 4.40pm and 7.20pm and the return flights leave Khon Kaen at 7.55am, 1.20pm, 5.35pm and 8.15pm. Visit www.AirAsia.com.

Japan in the summer

The summer 2014 edition of the Visit Japan Travel Fair takes place Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 shopping mall from July 27 to 29. Focusing on independent travellers, the fair has everything you ever needed to know about travelling through Japan from rail passes to guesthouses, air ticket and food. Thai celebrities will be on hand to share their experiences. Visit Facebook.com/visitjapanth,


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