Siniawan Travel Guide: Attractions and Things To See & Do In The Cowboy Town Of Borneo

When it comes to travel these days, ‘hidden gems’ don’t stay hidden for very long. All it takes is one viral photo, and suddenly the hordes are descending upon the place like a swarm of camera-toting, Instagram-obsessed zombies.  Siniawan in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, however, has largely remained ‘off the beaten path’ – although its popularity has also been on the rise. Having never heard … Continue reading Siniawan Travel Guide: Attractions and Things To See & Do In The Cowboy Town Of Borneo

Exploring Karon, Phuket After Sundown

Some cultures might find it disrespectful to have a market selling food / knick knacks / random items at a holy site. Not in Phuket though! Held on Tuesdays and Fridays, the Karon Temple Night Market is located within Wat Suwan Khiri Khet at Karon, and is a great place to explore if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the local culture and nab yourself … Continue reading Exploring Karon, Phuket After Sundown

Food @ Taman Connaught Night Market, Cheras

Has it been FIVE years since I last went to the Taman Connaught Night Market ?   Yeah. I find it hard to believe myself, lol. It’s not that I don’t like the place; it’s just not compelling enough to justify being stuck in rush hour traffic, since the market only opens on Wednesday nights. But since the Boy was in town and he had never been … Continue reading Food @ Taman Connaught Night Market, Cheras

Eating Stinky Tofu (and a bunch of other stuff) @ Raohe Night Market, Taipei

  Taiwanese people love to eat, and they love to eat at night. So what do you get? Dozens of night markets peddling all sorts of goodies until the wee hours of the morning. These are very much like our Malaysian pasar malam, occupying streets and sidewalks that are otherwise normal thoroughfares during the day. You’d have read about my visit to Fengjia Night Market, … Continue reading Eating Stinky Tofu (and a bunch of other stuff) @ Raohe Night Market, Taipei

Taiwan : First Impressions / FengJia Night Market

Growing up, I listened to Taiwanese music from Energy/F4/Jay Chou/ F.I.R and watched Dao Ming Si on Meteor Garden like everyone else – but I’ve never thought of setting foot in Taiwan. Partly, it’s the language barrier, since I speak elementary Chinese and it’d be difficult to get around. So when my cousin suggested that we go for a fam trip there (and that he’d … Continue reading Taiwan : First Impressions / FengJia Night Market

Ben Thanh Night Market, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

We are in Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling city that (almost) never sleeps! Unlike Hanoi, which is much quieter at night, HCMC is alive and thriving with activity after the sun sets with clubs, pubs, massage parlours and night markets operating until the wee hours of the morning. One such place is Ben Thanh Night Market located in District 1. Very similar to Malaysia’s … Continue reading Ben Thanh Night Market, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam