Third Culture Kid: Leaving Home To A New Home (Part 3 Of 3)

Third culture kids or individuals are people who grew up and were raised in a different country other than their parents’ country of nationalities. They live in a different environment during a very significant phase of their childhood years. I’m Continue reading Third Culture Kid: Leaving Home To A New Home (Part 3 Of 3)

Cancer Spells The End For Most, But Not For Renée Aziz Ahmad (Part 1 Of 2)

What does it take to climb the highest mountain in the continents of Africa, South America and Europe? Guts, grit and gumption! Packed in a 150 centimetre frame, Renée Aziz Ahmad is, in a nutshell the epitome of determination. Her cancer Continue reading Cancer Spells The End For Most, But Not For Renée Aziz Ahmad (Part 1 Of 2)

My Expat Memories In Saudi Arabia (Part 2 Of 3)

An expatriate or expat is someone who is residing or working in a country that is other than their native country. Previously, I shared my thoughts about my home in Saudi Arabia (Saudi) and the little things that I find Continue reading My Expat Memories In Saudi Arabia (Part 2 Of 3)

A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

For someone who was raised outside their native country, it comes with many missed-out opportunities. We moved overseas to Saudi Arabia when I was five in 2004, and that was the last time I remember Malaysia being a home to Continue reading A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

The Dedication Of Marine Turtles Conservation (Part 2 Of 2)

In the previous article, we looked at how marine turtles play an important but often overlooked role in maintaining the ocean ecosystem. For this part of the series, I’ll be sharing about my experience participating in a turtle conservation programme Continue reading The Dedication Of Marine Turtles Conservation (Part 2 Of 2)

Going Back To Nature: Camping With Ease

The Movement Control Order (MCO) instituted by the Malaysia government to combat COVID-19 has resulted in many Malaysians being confined to their homes for the past nine months. Naturally, when these travel restrictions have been lifted, what better way to Continue reading Going Back To Nature: Camping With Ease

Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

A photo of palm trees along the road of my street to my home in Saudi Arabia.

“I lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Whenever I say that, I tend to see a surprised expression on people. I guess not many would spend most of their childhood in a Middle Eastern country. But the truth is, Continue reading Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

Tandem Paragliding: A Worthy Addition To Your Bucket List?

Many of us maintain a bucket list of places to visit and activities to accomplish before we, well,… “go”. Usually consisting of travels to exotic locales, or exciting activities that we’d never do in our otherwise “normal” life. So how Continue reading Tandem Paragliding: A Worthy Addition To Your Bucket List?

The Overlooked Importance Of Marine Turtles (Part 1 Of 2)

Sea turtles are one of the longest living reptiles that have roamed our seas for the last 110 million years. Albeit being the oldest living reptiles, most marine turtle species are going extinct. Mostly due to human impacts such as Continue reading The Overlooked Importance Of Marine Turtles (Part 1 Of 2)

Gunung Ledang: My Maiden Hike To The Summit

I have always wanted to hike, fancying myself a tiny bit of the adventurous sort. Knowing that hiking could indeed elevate my sense of adventure, I had always wanted to make that move. Somehow opportunity had not quite presented itself. Continue reading Gunung Ledang: My Maiden Hike To The Summit

Medical Tourism: What? Get My Knee Fixed Whilst On Holiday?

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Did you know that every year at least 20 million people from all over the globe travel abroad to seek medical attention? Medical tourism is the process of travelling outside the country of residence for the purpose of receiving medical Continue reading Medical Tourism: What? Get My Knee Fixed Whilst On Holiday?

The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

A photo of Chew Jetty with sampan boats docking at the edge.

Previously, we discussed the idea of architecture conservation and its importance in protecting our heritage. And now, we are going to look into a UNESCO World Heritage site in Penang, Malaysia, called the Clan Jetties. The Clan Jetties, also known Continue reading The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

Water Tubing: An Activity To Bond With Family And Friends

With the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Malaysia taking effect since 10 June 2020, schools nationwide have reopened in July 2020. At the same time more than 65% of Malaysia’s workforce have returned to work. The mundane routine of Continue reading Water Tubing: An Activity To Bond With Family And Friends

The Blessed Nature Of Kashmir (Part 2 of 2)

In the 14th century, the Sufi poet, Amir Khusrau alluded Kashmir to paradise on earth. There appears in the records of Emperor Jahangir that he too held this observation in the 17th century. Through the hundreds of years that followed, Continue reading The Blessed Nature Of Kashmir (Part 2 of 2)

My First Ever White Water Rafting Experience

I have been home quarantined in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for four months since our government imposed the Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18 March 2020. During this lull, I scrutinised my bucket list and thought when this MCO ends, I’d Continue reading My First Ever White Water Rafting Experience

The Journey Through War-Torn Kashmir (Part 1 Of 2)

Jammu and Kashmir is India’s northernmost state, bordering Pakistan and China’s Tibetan Plateau. In 1947, India’s independence gave rise to a territorial dispute between India, Pakistan and China. This extended wrangling over land rights escalated into three wars between India Continue reading The Journey Through War-Torn Kashmir (Part 1 Of 2)

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 Gorgeous Hike To Mystical Bhrigu Lake

The mystical Bhrigu Lake sits on India’s Pir Panjal Range in Himachal Pradesh. It’s a three-day hike which takes you through lush grasslands and alpine meadows strewn with wildflowers, amidst breathtaking views of the mountains; the beauty, alive during the Continue reading The Gorgeous Hike To Mystical Bhrigu Lake

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

Hidden Gems Of Malaysia (Part 1): A Lake For The Everyday Adventurer

Landscape photograph of Mirror Lake.

As an avid traveller and adventurer of all things Malaysian, I constantly seek the next new trend or must-go destination in Malaysia. Naturally, this mindset has taken me to some extreme places, from rappelling down the side of a cliff Continue reading Hidden Gems Of Malaysia (Part 1): A Lake For The Everyday Adventurer

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!

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)

Glamping 101: The New Trend In Holiday-Making

Since I was young, I was always captivated by travelling. I wanted to see and experience all that the world had to offer. I had adventurous dreams about visiting the wonders of the world, experiencing new cultures, new languages, new Continue reading Glamping 101: The New Trend In Holiday-Making