Jeevitha KUMAR

About Jeevitha KUMAR

Hiker, mountain climber, diver, globe trotter, and all-round adventurer, she is probably one of a handful of medical doctors who has left her footprints (almost) all over the world.

Everest Lockdown: Escape From Lukla (Part 2)

During times of trouble, those with power and authority are our saviours, isn’t it so? One of the most poignant lessons I learnt during the lockdown in Lukla was that help can come in any form. On the 26th of Continue reading Everest Lockdown: Escape From Lukla (Part 2)

Everest Lockdown: Stranded In Lukla (Part 1)

COVID-19 was an unprecedented global chaos. Little did we know a pandemic was brewing some 3,000 kilometres away from the comforts of our home in Malaysia. And when it had arrived on our shores, the ideas of a lockdown and movement Continue reading Everest Lockdown: Stranded In Lukla (Part 1)

The Dark Ages Of Dental Health Care: The COVID-19 Problem

Remember the movie Contagion back in 2011? Movie-goers caught a glimpse of a biological apocalypse; a deadly virus infecting millions worldwide with quarantines imposed and people growing afraid of each other. Sounds familiar? Back then, there was no sense of Continue reading The Dark Ages Of Dental Health Care: The COVID-19 Problem

Let’s Talk Business: How Does It Affect Your Aligners Choice

When I grow up I want to be a dentist. Not quite the common profession a young girl would pick, is it? Nevertheless, it is a job description most parents or grandparents would approve of. Why? Well, it is hard Continue reading Let’s Talk Business: How Does It Affect Your Aligners Choice

Mabul Behind Closed Doors: More Than Just A Diving Point

What is Mabul’s biggest draw? I asked a friend who had been to the island a few years ago. “Oh, it’s simply one of the most beautiful islands in Sabah, perfect for snorkelling and diving,” she exclaimed. Sounds like a Continue reading Mabul Behind Closed Doors: More Than Just A Diving Point

Date With The Dentist? Your Clear Aligners’ Worries Answered

Imagine having dinner with a group of people you have just met and one of them flashes a smile. The first thing you notice is the excessively spaced and misaligned teeth. What will your initial reaction be? Now, we have Continue reading Date With The Dentist? Your Clear Aligners’ Worries Answered

The 72 hours Hen’s Night In Bangkok – Top 10 Things To Do!

The travel destination was all set for the ultimate hen’s night. Out of many cities in Southeast Asia, Bangkok was ‘THE’ destination, handpicked by the bride herself. The icing on the cake? Well, imagine four bridesmaids from different corners of Continue reading The 72 hours Hen’s Night In Bangkok – Top 10 Things To Do!

The Aesthetic Generation – Why Is Smiling Important?

Before the advent of social media, we only know of celebrities and politicians setting societal trends. But as we advance into year 2020, we now have a new generation creating waves. Introducing Generation Z whose influence in the digital world Continue reading The Aesthetic Generation – Why Is Smiling Important?

Mount Kilimanjaro: The Whiskey Route (Part 2)

Out of the many places I’ve been, Africa is the one continent I have yet to set foot on. I was in a deep sleep when I heard a gentle ping in the aeroplane. “We will be landing shortly at Continue reading Mount Kilimanjaro: The Whiskey Route (Part 2)

The Prudent Smile – Making A Wise Choice

We’ve been on the receiving end of unethical business practice at some point in our lives. Try as we may, there is just no way to completely dodge this bullet. As long as there is profit, greed will always be Continue reading The Prudent Smile – Making A Wise Choice

Confessions Of A Cheapoholic: The Dirty Smile Exposé

Let’s be honest, we are all guilty of being a ‘cheapoholic’ not just once but many times in our life. We go wild whenever there is a sale, and we start searching for the best price for a certain prized Continue reading Confessions Of A Cheapoholic: The Dirty Smile Exposé

Mount Kilimanjaro – From Dream To Reality (Part 1)

I first read a book titled ‘100 Great Wonders of the World’ at the age of 12. Imagine, some of the most awe-inspiring places in the world depicted at every turn of a page. The chapter had turned from Asia Continue reading Mount Kilimanjaro – From Dream To Reality (Part 1)

Owning Your Own Invisible Aligners – As Easy As ABC

By now, the secret to a perfect smile should come as no surprise. We have heard it all; the opinion of a dentist and the experience of a doctor wearing traditional braces, and the final verdict? Evidently, invisible aligners have Continue reading Owning Your Own Invisible Aligners – As Easy As ABC

Mount Kinabalu – The Roof Of Malaysia Part 2 Of 2

Standing at 4,220 metres above sea level, Mount Kinabalu is, indeed, a sight to behold. It was an entirely different world up there but somehow, the air of unfamiliarity had an inexplicable beauty. At 3,220 metres, as the sun began Continue reading Mount Kinabalu – The Roof Of Malaysia Part 2 Of 2

Fear Of Braces? Unlocking The Alternative With Aligners

It certainly sends shivers down to one’s spine when hearing that braces are the only solution to a perfect smile. Let’s face it, nobody wants metallic brackets and wires for a smile even if it’s temporary. So it begs the Continue reading Fear Of Braces? Unlocking The Alternative With Aligners

Mount Kinabalu – The Roof Of Malaysia Part 1 Of 2

It seemed like almost everyone I knew had conquered Borneo’s highest peak. It sounded effortless by the number of success stories I have heard over the years.Yet, the secret to the mountain’s reputation lies not with its rocky terrain, but Continue reading Mount Kinabalu – The Roof Of Malaysia Part 1 Of 2

ClearSmile – The Secret To A Perfect Smile

It is one of those habitual routines upon awakening; we look at ourselves in the mirror and grin. Just as much as we scrutinise the flaws on our skin, our smile, too, is no different. Everyone dreams of that perfect Continue reading ClearSmile – The Secret To A Perfect Smile

There’s A New Circa In Town!

Sacré bleu, where is it? The concept of speakeasy bars have recently garnered steam in Malaysia. Think of the adage ‘the less you reveal, the more people will wonder.’ The allure of a tucked away prohibition era-inspired bar popularised by Continue reading There’s A New Circa In Town!

Maliau Basin – Lost World Of Sabah (Part 2)

It was the day we dreaded but also the highlight of the trip. We had known beforehand about the whopping 18.5 kilometres trek through the tropical heath and lower montane forest of Maliau Basin. The first half of the trek Continue reading Maliau Basin – Lost World Of Sabah (Part 2)

Maliau Basin – The Lost World Of Sabah (Part 1)

We live as we dream – alone. ~ Joseph Conrad, The Heart of Darkness I hadn’t put much thought into it. I have heard about the mystical Maliau Basin in the heart of Sabah for many years and when the Continue reading Maliau Basin – The Lost World Of Sabah (Part 1)