Posts tagged Malaysia

October 5, 2010

Malacca, makan and unwind

Oh joy! I really don’t remember when was the last time I actually had a weekend absolutely free – and by that, I mean no appointments, no Rangers, no house chores… essentially just a blot-free calendar. Taking advantage of the free weekend which incidentally coincides with Terence’s birthday, we found ourselves in Malacca. Checking into […]

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August 3, 2010

The travels have begun!

Recently I was in Langkawi for work, conducting a site visit for a local resort called Frangipani Resort & Spa. They are one of the finalists for an Award scheme Wild Asia runs every year called the ‘Responsible Tourism Awards’. Only 15 accommodation operators around Asia have bagged this coveted Award since its inception in […]

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March 5, 2009

Ari Moyang at Pulau Carey

It’s astounding how much of the Malaysian culture is hidden from the public eye. Although I’m not entirely new to the kampong lifestyle or even interactions with the indigenous people (orang asli) – this particular visit to Pulau Carey last week shed new light to the Malaysian indigenous culture. Having grown up in the city, […]

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January 30, 2009

Ampang lookout point

Another exploration – this time to Ampang Lookout Point. It’s quite secluded and I don’t think much people know about until and unless the word gets around. I found out about this place when some friends surprised my sister on her 20th Birthday. Ray (my sis) started raving about it and finally decided to suss […]

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Exploring KL by foot

It is extremely ironic that I’ve yet to fully explore KL city when other cities intrigue me to the core. I roam the streets and alleys of Hanoi, whistle my way through the blocks of Melbourne and New York and exhausted my steps in the tiny city of Perth – yet I still don’t remember […]

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August 28, 2008

Climbing Gunung Ledang

We’re off again on another outdoor adventure! It’s the long Merdeka weekend and we’re not about to sit on our laurels watching TV all day (boring!) or elbow our way through crowded malls (stressful!) Instead we chose to put our limbs to work by climbing Gunung Ledang (crazy!). Gunung Ledang stands as the tallest mountain […]

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November 26, 2007

Tourist on a Saturday night

We played tourist last weekend paying a visit to the Eye of Malaysia in the thick of the Saturday crowd. Parking was absolutely ridiculous as we had to park metres away from the place and people were spewed everywhere. This is what happens when we join the happy jim bang weekend crowd. Enough of complains, […]

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November 22, 2007

An impromptu dive

“Do you want to dive this weekend?” the question was a mere passing remark. “Erm, I don’t mind…” that was my reply. Then I find myself being driven 4 hours to Penang, sitting on a ferry for 2 hours and spending Saturday soaking in the sea and sun. Since Terence’s aunty and family are here […]

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