Tucked in a quiet corner of the Brickfields neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur, Alila Bangsar is a relatively new boutique hotel by Singapore-based luxury hotel and resort chain Alila; the brand’s first in Malaysia. The hotel has been gaining a steady clientele, mainly business folks and couples looking for a chill place to relax within the city, but still close enough to business and entertainment hubs. … Continue reading Review: Alila Bangsar – A Zen-Like Oasis in The Heart Of The City
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
My mum had cataract surgery a few weeks ago. She’s been feeling cooped up in the house, so we took her for a short getaway to the hills of Pahang. Our first stop was Colmar Tropicale French Village in Bukit Tinggi, which is about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. It’s a perfect place to visit over the weekend, since it’s quite close to the … Continue reading Colmar Tropicale French Village, Bukit Tinggi Pahang
Time sure flies when you’re having fun! It was already H & I’s last day in Phuket. Since our flight was only at night, we planned to make the most of our time on the island. On we hopped onto our bike again! First order of the day was brunch! We returned to Thanon Ratuthit Songroipi Road to get some lunch at Jungceylon Shopping Center. It was … Continue reading Last Day in Phuket – Jungceylon, Bangla Road and Patong Beach
It was a beautiful Saturday morning when we set off for our tour of Phuket, Thailand ! 🙂 Our driver, Lek, picked us up from our hotel in Patong and from there it was a 40 minute drive to the south of the island. First stop of the day was a quiet beach called Ya Nui. We almost missed it, if not for the glimpses … Continue reading Beautiful Island Views @ Ya Nui Beach and Karon Viewpoint, Phuket
There are countless museums and attractions along Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, designed to rip off the consummate tourist. However, once in awhile, the experience is worth the overpriced entry fees. To save on admission, we got a Go LA card, a very useful online discount travel website that allows you to save on entry fees to attractions all around the United States. You can choose … Continue reading Guinness World Records Museum Hollywood
If you grew up in the 90s, you’ll probably remember a popular show called Melrose Place which was set in Los Angeles. The show apparently got its name from this particular street: Melrose Avenue. A popular street within the city, it was known as the ‘birthplace of SoCal’s New Wave and Punk Cultures’. This is evidenced by indie shops, hole-in-the-wall cafes and bigger restaurant establishments, … Continue reading Avenue of Stars: The Hollywood Walk of Fame
So the fam and I went to visit a farm all the way in Johor, a good three hours drive away from Kuala Lumpur. Why all the way there though? Aren’t there any farms around KL? Well, the place we visited was called UK Farm (not related to anything English, though!), where visitors are brought on a guided tour through the largest goat farm in … Continue reading What To Do at UK Farm Retreat, Johor, Malaysia – Goat Feeding, Mushroom Farm, etc.