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

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)

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

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

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)