The Lost Kingdoms Exhibition @ Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Southeast Asia was once home to many Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms, such as Angkor in Cambodia, Kedah Tua in modern-day Malaysia, as well as the mighty Srivijaya, Sailendra and Majapahit empires in what is today Indonesia. Their legacies can be seen in the form of ancient temples, relics and artefacts that have survived through the ages. Good news for history buffs – you can see them for … Continue reading The Lost Kingdoms Exhibition @ Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Tea Plantations @ Ciater, Indonesia

    While driving down from Tangkuban Perahu, you’ll pass by the Ciater district, which is famed for its vast tea plantations. Seas of green roll through the landscape, amidst a backdrop of deep blue mountains.  According to our guide, there are no ‘private’ tea plantations in the area, only government ones. They are usually open to visitors, so you can stop by the road and just hop on … Continue reading Tea Plantations @ Ciater, Indonesia

Rainbow Falls – Curug Cimahi, Bandung

Note to self: Don’t drink Starbucks frapp after 10pm… unless you want the sugar rush to keep you up all night.  Leaving the hustle and bustle of downtown Bandung, the scenery becomes increasingly quaint and gorgeous. Tall modern buildings disappear: to be replaced by swathes of flower gardens and vegetable farms on either side. These are packed so closely together that they sometimes block the … Continue reading Rainbow Falls – Curug Cimahi, Bandung

Breakfast in Bandung: Sari-Sari Aneka Kue Jajan Pasar

The city of Bandung comes alive as early as 5am, when the sun starts to peek over its gorgeous deep blue-green mountains and cast its rays onto the stirring metropolis. Bikes, cars and the local transport, angkut, putter on its roads, while some roadside stalls begin their day’s business. You’ll never go hungry in Bandung – there is cheap and tasty street food everywhere. Eager … Continue reading Breakfast in Bandung: Sari-Sari Aneka Kue Jajan Pasar