Travelogue Yogyakarta: Exploring Malioboro Street, The Shopping District

If shopping is your thing, then Jalan Malioboro in downtown Yogyakarta, Indonesia should be on your list of places to visit while in town. Tucked in a historic part of the city, the street and its surroundings are home to numerous shops selling everything from souvenirs and cheap clothing for tourists, as well as hotels, massage parlours and restaurants. Shopping has never been of much interest to … Continue reading Travelogue Yogyakarta: Exploring Malioboro Street, The Shopping District

Why You Shouldn’t Miss The Ramayana Ballet @ Prambanan, Yogyakarta

If you’re big on culture and the arts, then the Ramayana Ballet @ Prambanan is a MUST-SEE when visiting Yogyakarta in Indonesia.  A unique blend of Javanese dance and Hindu mythology, the performance is based on the Hindu epic Ramayana – and chronicles the tale of Rama, the Hindu prince on a quest to save his wife Sita from the clutches of an evil demon … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Miss The Ramayana Ballet @ Prambanan, Yogyakarta

Travelogue Yogyakarta: The Ancient Temple of Borobudur

There are moments in life that are simply unforgettable : Looking at your newborn for the first time, achieving a high point in your career, or simply visiting a place that has been on your travel bucket list for a long time. For me, one of those moments was finally stepping foot into the ancient Buddhist temple of Borobudur, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Built in the 9th … Continue reading Travelogue Yogyakarta: The Ancient Temple of Borobudur

Malaysia’s First Indomie Cafe – Review: IndoBowl, Lakefields Sg Besi

If you’ve somehow never tried IndoMie, all I can say is… where have you been? Aside from having a 72% share in the Indonesian instant noodle market, it’s also one of the country’s best food exports – distributed in places like Australia, Asia, Africa, New Zealand, US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. IndoMie is also quite popular in Malaysia, so the hype was real … Continue reading Malaysia’s First Indomie Cafe – Review: IndoBowl, Lakefields Sg Besi

Paris Van Java Mall – Last Day in Bandung, Indonesia

  After a fun two-day adventure in and around Bandung, the plan for the last day was just to kick back and chill… but the fam decided that we should make the most out of our time, so we went to the local mall, Paris Van Java. I honestly would have liked to sleep in more since it was so early, and the shops wouldn’t … Continue reading Paris Van Java Mall – Last Day in Bandung, Indonesia

Cremelin Pattiserie, Bandung Indonesia – and Meeting up with Liv !

The last time I met up with my Indonesian friend Liv was on her trip to KL two years ago. So this time around, she got to play tour guide! 🙂 Liv came to meet me at the hotel. She came on a bike, and I didn’t want to waste money on a cab, so I hopped onto the back seat. I was a bit worried … Continue reading Cremelin Pattiserie, Bandung Indonesia – and Meeting up with Liv !

Cibaduyut Leather Street, Bandung Indonesia

Nature is not the only thing that Bandung has to offer – the place is well known for its cheap shopping. This didn’t excite me much (yes, there are girls who don’t thrill at the idea of shopping). Apart from Rumah Mode, which was an old Dutch building turned into a factory outlet store, the only other place we went to was Cibaduyut Street, famous … Continue reading Cibaduyut Leather Street, Bandung Indonesia

Ranca Upas Deer Farm, Ciwidey Bandung

Located within vast camping grounds, the Ranca Upas or Deer Farm was our last stop for the day on our tour of Bandung’s south district. The road leading to the place was bumpy, but lined on both sides by gentle forests and fields dotted with tents and cooking pits. The grounds are a popular weekend getaway with city folk and offer extreme sports activities such … Continue reading Ranca Upas Deer Farm, Ciwidey Bandung