Travelogue: Attractions at Underwater World, Langkawi – Malaysia’s Largest Aquarium

*This post was originally published in April 2012 on an old blog. I am gradually migrating some of the content over to this site, and will backdate them once I’ve got things sorted out. (I’ve also added in some updated info). In the meantime, enjoy! This is a long overdue post. I’ve been lazy busy with stuff at the magazine. Amidst the crazy hustle and … Continue reading Travelogue: Attractions at Underwater World, Langkawi – Malaysia’s Largest Aquarium

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort – Day 3: Snorkelling!

The past two days at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort was spent stuffing my face with delicious food – so it was high time for some exercise! Woke up early in the morning and headed to the Taaras Villa along with another blogger. There was nobody there so while he took pictures for his social media, I went for a nice swim in the … Continue reading The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort – Day 3: Snorkelling!

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Day 2 – The Taaras Villa

Second day at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort on the scenic island of Redang, off the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia! Woke up early and headed to the Asean All Day Dining restaurant for a good ol’fashioned Western breakfast – sunny side up egg, baked beans, beef ham, butter on toast, chicken and egg sausages, with a glass of cold fresh milk. Headed to … Continue reading The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Day 2 – The Taaras Villa

Review: The Taaras Beach Resort & Spa, Redang – Day 1

Back in the year 2000 (when I was still a tween and VCDs were still a thing :D), I watched a Hong Kong romcom called Summer Holiday.  In the movie, a materialistic Hong Kong woman (Sammi Cheng) travels to Redang island in Malaysia to claim inheritance of a resort – only to find that she can’t sell it unless the owner of the other half, … Continue reading Review: The Taaras Beach Resort & Spa, Redang – Day 1

Kota Kinabalu – Of Sunsets, Rain and Pisang Goreng Cheese

I’m lucky to have been to a lot of places. The UK, the US, parts of Southeast Asia… so it’s embarrassing to admit that I’ve never been to East Malaysia. Living near Kuala Lumpur, the central hub of the Peninsula, there was little reason for me to venture there. Recently I had to travel Kota Kinabalu for work, so it was a good time to … Continue reading Kota Kinabalu – Of Sunsets, Rain and Pisang Goreng Cheese

Southernmost Point of Phuket – Promthep Cape

Promthep Cape is a very popular place for sunset photos on Phuket Island, and is located at the southernmost tip – about 40-50 minute drive from Patong Beach.  Even so, the place offers equally beautiful views in the daytime, surrounded by hilly green slopes, swaying palm trees and windmills in the distance. There isn’t much to do here other than take photos, but just to … Continue reading Southernmost Point of Phuket – Promthep Cape

Beautiful Island Views @ Ya Nui Beach and Karon Viewpoint, Phuket

It was a beautiful Saturday morning when we set off for our tour of Phuket, Thailand ! 🙂 Our driver, Lek, picked us up from our hotel in Patong and from there it was a 40 minute drive to the south of the island. First stop of the day was a quiet beach called Ya Nui. We almost missed it, if not for the glimpses … Continue reading Beautiful Island Views @ Ya Nui Beach and Karon Viewpoint, Phuket

Travelogue Penang: Fort Cornwallis, Georgetown

Fort Cornwallis was established in 1786 and was named after the British Governer-General in India, Charles Cornwallis. Although called a fort, it has never engaged in battle. It is the largest and most intact surviving fort in Malaysia and was built by the British East India Company to protect the island from pirates and any possible attacks from the neighbouring state, Kedah. The walls are built … Continue reading Travelogue Penang: Fort Cornwallis, Georgetown