Rainforest World Music Festival 2011

The rhythm of Borneo fills the air. The 14th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2011 has arrived in Sarawak, bringing together renowned musicians from across the globe and indigenous musicians from Borneo on the RWMF 2011 stage.

For an enchanted music experience, I’m here in one of the world’s most diverse and protected […]

By |July 8th, 2011|Malaysia, Sarawak|9 Comments

Malaysia Top List

I have been visiting Malaysia many times a year since childhood, to different parts of the country for food, sights, shopping and family visits.

This is a list of things to do in Malaysia:
1. Cuisine / Culinary / Food / Fine Dining / Street Food /
A trip to Malaysia is synonymous with a gastronomic journey […]

By |February 17th, 2011|Malaysia, Top List|10 Comments

Randomly Penang

Purple lily. I like this shot.

When you see this signboard on the heritage trail in Georgetown, Khoo Kongsi is just 200 metres ahead on the heritage trail, after Cheah Kongsi. Do drop by Cheah Kongsi along Armenian Street. The Cheah ancient property is one of the oldest Chinese clan associations in the UNESCO World […]

By |May 19th, 2010|Malaysia, Penang|16 Comments

Penang sightseeing

Wat Chayamangalaram temple is another popular tourist attraction in Penang. Built in 1845, the Thai Buddhist temple is popularly known as the Sleeping Buddha temple, as it houses one of the world’s largest reclining Buddha.
The 33-metre long reclining Buddha.

Just opposite the impressive Thai Buddhist temple is the grand and imposing Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. This […]

By |May 13th, 2010|Malaysia, Penang|8 Comments

Coincidence leads to an ancient property

This time, we decided to pull over the car and explore the nooks and corners of Old Penang on foot.  Unknowingly, the quiet path that we took is a heritage trail that leads to one of the oldest Straits Chinese clan associations in the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in […]

By |May 5th, 2010|Malaysia, Penang|10 Comments

Hopping around Kota Kinabalu city

After a fantastic day out snorkeling in Pulau Sapi and Pulau Manukan, we just wandered around the waterfront area, trying to sniff out any surprises along the way. At the roundabout near the Central Market in Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, a giant marlin seems to have leapt out of South China Sea and stays […]

By |December 12th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|25 Comments

Burnt in Manukan island

Sabah is known as “the land below the winds” as it is located below the typhoon-prone region around the Philippines. Many tourists visit Sabah for Mount Kinabalu, a World Heritage Site since year 2000 and its exotic islands can be visited all year round.

The boat operator fetched us from Sapi island to the nearby Manukan […]

By |December 4th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|18 Comments

Island Hopping in K.K

The next morning, following the visit at the Filipino Night Market, we were fully-charged for island-hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park which consists of five idyllic islands – Sulug, Gaya, Manukan, Mamutik and Sapi. It’s merely a 5-min ride by taxi from King Park Hotel (where we stayed) to Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal […]

By |November 28th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|16 Comments

The Night Market in Kota Kinabalu

It takes about 1hr 15mins flight from Singapore Changi Airport over the South China Sea to Kuching Airport in Sarawak; another 1hr 20mins (approx.) from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu (KK) Airport in Sabah, an almost-3-hr pleasant journey on Malaysia Airlines to reach the northwest coast of Borneo, the world’s third largest island.

At KK airport, […]

By |November 17th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|32 Comments

My First Trip to Borneo

I’ve long heard about the beauty of Sabah in Northern Borneo – its alluring beaches and many exotic islands such as Pulau Sipadan which is one of the world’s top dive sites, and the highest mountain in South-East Asia – Mt Kinabalu. Little did I expect that I would get a sponsored trip to […]

By |November 13th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|10 Comments