Review: Rest.Pause Rainforest Retreat @ Janda Baik, Pahang

Happy CNY, everyone! The Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days, so I’m not too late with my wishes! 😛 This year’s celebration was a little different. Instead of the usual balik kampung to Ipoh, the fam rented a bungalow in Janda Baik, Pahang for a 3D2N stay. Tucked among hills and greenery about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, the area is a popular … Continue reading Review: Rest.Pause Rainforest Retreat @ Janda Baik, Pahang

Things To Do At Qing Xing Ling Leisure & Cultural Village, Ipoh : Tickets, Info And More

Hey guys! With the Christmas and New Year holidays approaching, I’m sure everyone’s feeling a little lazy (yours truly included). Just gotta kick my ass into gear and finish all these posts that have piled up 🙂 With that out of the way… here’s a blog on when we went to the Qing Xing Ling Cultural Village in Ipoh! This is not my first time … Continue reading Things To Do At Qing Xing Ling Leisure & Cultural Village, Ipoh : Tickets, Info And More

Spotting Wild Koalas (And An Emu!) @ Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Australia

Sitting within the grounds of a 30,000-year-old extinct volcano the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is home to some of Australia’s most iconic creatures endemic to the region – namely koalas, emus, kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies and more. It was a shame we had to rush our visit to less than 30 minutes (coz we had to arrive back in Melbourne to send off some members of … Continue reading Spotting Wild Koalas (And An Emu!) @ Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Australia

The Secret Garden @ 1 Utama – The Botanical Garden On The Rooftop Of A Mall

It’s been years since they built The Secret Garden – a huge botanical garden on the rooftop of 1 Utama Shopping Centre – and while many are aware of this not-so-hidden secret, there aren’t many people visiting the place. WHY?  My hypothesis is that our hot and humid Malaysian weather makes it uncomfortable to walk around in, since you start sweating the moment you leave … Continue reading The Secret Garden @ 1 Utama – The Botanical Garden On The Rooftop Of A Mall

Morning Walk @ Bandar Seri Botani ECO Park, Ipoh

The first night we were in Ipoh for the Chinese New Year, I barely got any sleep. The fam and I were sharing a room and the Pops was performing a solo symphony (of snores). That, and I’m the type that can’t fall asleep easily when it’s not my own bed (no matter how comfy it is). At 4AM, I finally gave up and tried … Continue reading Morning Walk @ Bandar Seri Botani ECO Park, Ipoh

Travelogue Yogyakarta: Experiencing the Merapi Lava Jeep Tour

Mother Nature can be both a beautiful and terrible thing – as we witnessed during a recent trip to Mount Merapi, on the borders of Central Java and Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Towering at over 2,930 metres above sea level, it is the most active volcano in Indonesia, and has erupted consistently every few years since the 1500s. Like most mountains and volcanoes, Merapi is shrouded … Continue reading Travelogue Yogyakarta: Experiencing the Merapi Lava Jeep Tour

Jogging @ Bukit Jalil Recreational Park, Kuala Lumpur

In a city of asphalt, concrete and steel, it’s always nice to have a green respite. Lucky for us in the Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur, we have a number of nice parks to exercise in – like the Bukit Jalil Recreational Park. Located some 20km from the city centre, the 80-hectare park is nicely landscaped, with jogging paths, equipment for exercising, picnic spots and … Continue reading Jogging @ Bukit Jalil Recreational Park, Kuala Lumpur

Perlis’ Hidden Gem: Jambatan Tuanku Syed Putra, Kuala Perlis

We live in a glorious age, where information is readily available through this thing called Google. So I was stumped when I couldn’t find ANY info about this place that I went to in Kuala Perlis…apart from a few photos. No location, no how-to-get-there, no ‘history of bridge’… nothing. That’s when I knew that it’s truly one of those spots that nobody but the locals … Continue reading Perlis’ Hidden Gem: Jambatan Tuanku Syed Putra, Kuala Perlis