Taiping Zoo & Night Safari, Perak – One Of the Best Zoos In Malaysia

I’ve been to a couple of zoos. I know some people say it’s cruel to keep them in cages, which I agree with, but there are also those who argue in favour that the animals are well cared for and safe. Admittedly, there are zoos that are in terrible conditions and are literal hell holes, which should be shut down ASAP, but a well kept … Continue reading Taiping Zoo & Night Safari, Perak – One Of the Best Zoos In Malaysia

Travelogue Japan: The Thatched Roof Houses of Ainokura Village, Gokayama

People often talk about visiting Tokyo and Kyoto. I’m sure they are amazing in their own right, but Japan is so much more than these two places. For those who venture off the beaten path, there are exquisite gems waiting to be discovered, hidden deep within the mountains of central Honshu. Welcome, to Gokayama. Like something out of a painting? Yes.  Located within Toyama Prefecture, … Continue reading Travelogue Japan: The Thatched Roof Houses of Ainokura Village, Gokayama

Visiting Kenroku-En: One of Japan’s Three Most Beautiful Landscaped Gardens

Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is relatively unknown among foreign tourists – perhaps due to it being off the beaten path of the Shinkansen (bullet train) – but the place is a popular destination for domestic travelers, and for good reason. If you’re looking for well-preserved examples of art, culture and history from Japan’s feudal era, Kanazawa has, perhaps, one of the best you’ll find in … Continue reading Visiting Kenroku-En: One of Japan’s Three Most Beautiful Landscaped Gardens

Attractions in Betong, Thailand – Betong Hot Springs

Aside from the Piyamit Communist Tunnels and the Winter Flower Garden , another popular attraction while visiting the southern Thai border town of Betong its its natural Hot Springs. Hold the bikinis though – the springs are not meant for soaking the body, since it’s a big public pool and doesn’t seem that hygienic. ._.” Entry is free. A nice park built around the springs, perfect for a … Continue reading Attractions in Betong, Thailand – Betong Hot Springs

Attractions in Betong, Thailand : Beautiful Blooms @ Betong Winter Flower Garden

Living in a city in the tropics, it’s rare to be able to see temperate-weather flowers, unless one drives several hours up into the mountains. In Betong, Thailand, though, you can find a nicely landscaped garden full of beautiful blooms just 30 minutes outside the city. Surrounded by lush green hills, the Betong Winter Flower Gardens is a tourist attraction-cum-resort that offers a tranquil retreat up in … Continue reading Attractions in Betong, Thailand : Beautiful Blooms @ Betong Winter Flower Garden

Attractions in Bukit Jugra, Kuala Langat

The historical town of Jugra in Kuala Langat, bordering the far reaches of Selangor, was once the state’s royal town in the late 19th century. Today, it’s a far cry from its glory days, ever since the center of administration shifted to Klang, and then Kuala Lumpur. Now a sleepy backwater town, many of its once magnificent palaces and buildings have fallen into ruin. There … Continue reading Attractions in Bukit Jugra, Kuala Langat

Urban Green Spaces – Secret Garden, Upper Roof 1 Utama

Living in the city, there aren’t too many green spaces outside of the allocated parks and forest reserves. In major metropolises, people have taken to ‘urban’ green spaces, converting their apartments or rooftops into small sanctuaries of green. While the practice hasn’t fully taken off in Malaysia, there are a few initiatives slowly taking root, such as the Secret Garden on the upper roof of … Continue reading Urban Green Spaces – Secret Garden, Upper Roof 1 Utama

Shifen – Old Streets, Sky Lanterns and The Broadest Waterfall in Taiwan

Hey guys! So we were previously in the scenic gold-mining mountain town, Jiufen, the setting that inspired Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away anime. We took it one step further the next day and headed to… Shifen.   …..   Ok sorry bad pun haha. You know I’m terrible at these things. Jiufen in Chinese literally means ‘nine portions/points’ and Shifen is +1, or ‘ten portions/points’. Unlike … Continue reading Shifen – Old Streets, Sky Lanterns and The Broadest Waterfall in Taiwan