Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur Launches “Stay-Kawtim, Makan Unlimited!” Package

Staycations don’t have to be pricey affairs. If you’re keen to explore the city over the weekend, book a stay for you and the whole family at Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur, which has just recently launched its new “Stay Kaw-tim, Makan Unlimited!” package, offering unbeatable value at an affordable price. Priced at just RM238 nett per room per night, the package combines: A 2D1N … Continue reading Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur Launches “Stay-Kawtim, Makan Unlimited!” Package

Hop On Hop Off – Sightseeing Bus around Kuala Lumpur

KL’s muggy weather and confusing roads are terrible for walks – but there’s a way for tourists to get all the sights in without getting lost/drenched in sweat. The Hop On Hop Off service takes riders sightseeing around the city on a double-decker bus, complete with insightful commentary. Riders can choose to sit on the open-air deck, or enjoy the comforts of a cool air-conditioned … Continue reading Hop On Hop Off – Sightseeing Bus around Kuala Lumpur

Dusk to Dawn: Chin Swee Cave Temples, Genting

Hi guys! We’re at Genting Highlands, a mountain retreat that houses the only casino in Malaysia, at 6,000 ft above sea level. While most people would opt for resort hotels and apartments at the top of the hill, the fam and I went for a tranquil, less crowded option, away from all the entertainment. Just a 10min drive downhill, the Chin Swee Cave Temple is … Continue reading Dusk to Dawn: Chin Swee Cave Temples, Genting

First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting

Located just an hour away from downtown Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands is a cool retreat for many locals, especially over the weekends. Many years ago, a wealthy Chinese businessman called Lim Goh Tong made a gamble to turn the then unexplored hilltop into a casino/theme park. The bet paid off, as Genting is now a popular tourist attraction and entertainment center, right in the heart … Continue reading First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting

Ranca Upas Deer Farm, Ciwidey Bandung

Located within vast camping grounds, the Ranca Upas or Deer Farm was our last stop for the day on our tour of Bandung’s south district. The road leading to the place was bumpy, but lined on both sides by gentle forests and fields dotted with tents and cooking pits. The grounds are a popular weekend getaway with city folk and offer extreme sports activities such … Continue reading Ranca Upas Deer Farm, Ciwidey Bandung

Cat ‘Poop’ Coffee? – Kopi Luwak Cikole, Lembang

Ever tried cat ‘poop’ coffee? Okay, so they’re civet cats and it’s not really poop, but still. Kopi Luwak, or civet coffee, is famous all over the world for its supposedly superior quality and flavor. While I’ve always wanted to try it, they are very expensive in KL (RM60+ for a cup)! But since we’re in Indonesia, where the coffee originated from, it would be … Continue reading Cat ‘Poop’ Coffee? – Kopi Luwak Cikole, Lembang

The Upturned Boat Volcano – Tangkuban Perahu, Bandung

Note: It’s the Eid/Hari Raya holidays in Malaysia.. but it seems like the Internet connection has gone on a holiday as well. Rushing to type this before it gets disconnected again for the umpteenth time in the past two days. This happened last year as well;  calls to the center went unanswered so we were left without Internet for four days. When you’re freelancing and … Continue reading The Upturned Boat Volcano – Tangkuban Perahu, Bandung

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