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

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

Shinshe Lavender Cottage, Taichung – Not for Singles

It took me awhile to find out what this place is called. Tourism in Taiwan caters mostly to an Asian crowd (you’ll see a lot of domestic holiday-goers, Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese, Japanese and Koreans) and as such, it was hard to find English signs and place names. My cousin, who organised our trip there, simply told me this was ‘the love garden’ and that … Continue reading Shinshe Lavender Cottage, Taichung – Not for Singles

River and Water Conservation @ Lembah Kiara, TTDI Kuala Lumpur

MANY of my health-conscious and productive, early-rising friends can usually be found jogging or hiking on weekends. Me? More likely to be at home, under the covers at 10am. I like working on weekends because my bosses aren’t around and we can just….chill. But there are days when the assignments happen early in the morning. So: 8am, clear, beautiful Saturday morning; one sleepy me walking … Continue reading River and Water Conservation @ Lembah Kiara, TTDI Kuala Lumpur

Travelogue Penang: Penang Botanic Gardens

Traversing the Penang Botanic Gardens is like a walk in the park…not. Exploring the place requires lots of stamina and sunscreen. It’s location is far out from the rest of the attractions in Penang, but if you like nature, it is worth a visit. Not to be confused with the Penang National Park, the Botanic Gardens is the largest city park in Penang and was founded in … Continue reading Travelogue Penang: Penang Botanic Gardens