10 One-of-a-Kind Activities (that you can totally book) for the BEST. CHRISTMAS. EVER.

We’re in the age of consumerism, and with all the hype about the latest gadgets and trends, we’re conditioned to believe that gift-giving should revolve around expensive presents and lavish gifts. With this, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas.

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Christmas is about celebrating the people we love, and what better way to do that than to Gift An Experience? The idea of owning the newest gadgets may sound appealing, but studies show that in the long run, quality experiences make us much happier than material possessions. It brings us together, building and strengthening the bonds between us and the those we care about. So this season, we encourage you to invite your friends and family to create magical moments with you, as you gift them one of these unique experiences—as curated by Changi Recommends.

Christmas Gift Guide: Once-in-a-lifetime Experiences

#1 Watch the Robot Restaurant Show in Tokyo, Japan

If you’re looking for the quintessential Shinjuku nightlife experience, this is it. With outrageous costumes, neon lights, and even robot performers, this “café” is quirky and almost nonsensical.

BOOK HERE: http://goo.gl/ETgTsQ
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Note: There is no age restriction, but the show content and flashing lights may not be suitable for young children.

#2 Go Cosplay-Karting in Tokyo, Japan

You may have gone go-karting, but we bet you’ve never done it in an elaborate costume! Held in the comic paradise of Akihabara, this activity includes costume rental, and one to three hours of go-karting.

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Note: You will need an international and/or Japanese driver’s license for this activity

#3 Have a Kpop Recording Session in Seoul, South Korea

If your BFF is a K-addict, they will love this: With this package, guests will be able to record their very own Kpop song in an authentic studio! (Under the guidance of the professional music production team, of course!)

BOOK HERE: http://goo.gl/bL56hb
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Can’t sing to save your life? Don’t worry, there’s autotune!

#4 Bake Chinese Pastry in Hong Kong

Bond over a hands-on baking class as you learn how to whip up delicious and authentic Cantonese pastries like red bean buns and egg tarts!

BOOK HERE: http://goo.gl/34rFq9
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Where better to learn the art of pastry-making than in the birthplace of our favourite dimsum?

#5 Cuddle with Koalas over Breakfast in Gold Coast, Australia

Have an unforgettable breakfast buffet as you cuddle up to the koala—the most famous wildlife native to the lands Down Under!

BOOK HERE: http://goo.gl/n3wTc8

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Hug a koala and feast on a sumptuous buffet spread.

#6 Sunrise Tour to the Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Northern Territory, Gold Coast, Australia

Watch nature work its magic as the massive Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) changes from its natural earthy brown to the brilliant, warm shades of the sunrise.

BOOK HERE: http://goo.gl/orzPpo
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It’ll take quite a bit of effort to wake up early and travel out to the Northern Territories, but the breathtaking sight will be worth it!

#7 Zipline across the Bootleg Canyon in Las Vegas, U.S.

Fly down four separate ziplines for a stunning, panoramic view of the Mojave Desert and Red Mountains in Boulder City!

BOOK HERE: http://goo.gl/djURTD

Video credit to Flightlinez .BC via YouTube.

#8 Solve CSI Mysteries in Last Vegas, U.S.

Play detective in this fun CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-inspired attraction! You’ll get to do things like examine fingerprints and blood splatter patterns, inspect fingerprints, and more.

BOOK HERE: http://goo.gl/yck5pc
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Don’t just solve mysteries in front of the screen, with the unique CSI experience, you can really get hands on.

#9 Float amidst the Clouds in a Hot-Air Balloon in Bagan, Myanmar

Let the cool breeze and stunning aerial views of Bagan take your breath away as you embark on a flight that’s several thousand feet above ground!

BOOK HERE: http://goo.gl/mrE7N4
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Even if you don’t manage to book a hot air balloon flight, it’s still quite an amazing sight to see the colourful balloons float above the temple tops.

#10 Visit the Spooky Catacombs in Paris, France

Here’s one for the horror flick junkies: Check out the Catacombs, a mile-long tunnel attraction that was decorated with bones from the ancient cemeteries that had fallen to ruin.

BOOK HERE: http://goo.gl/VmDfwF
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There’s no number on how many bones are in the catacombs, but we’re guessing it’ll be in tens of millions–they were taken from an estimated 7 million bodies!

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