Spotting Wild Koalas (And An Emu!) @ Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Australia

Sitting within the grounds of a 30,000-year-old extinct volcano the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is home to some of Australia’s most iconic creatures endemic to the region – namely koalas, emus, kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies and more. It was a shame we had to rush our visit to less than 30 minutes (coz we had to arrive back in Melbourne to send off some members of … Continue reading Spotting Wild Koalas (And An Emu!) @ Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Australia

Taiping Zoo & Night Safari, Perak – One Of the Best Zoos In Malaysia

I’ve been to a couple of zoos. I know some people say it’s cruel to keep them in cages, which I agree with, but there are also those who argue in favour that the animals are well cared for and safe. Admittedly, there are zoos that are in terrible conditions and are literal hell holes, which should be shut down ASAP, but a well kept … Continue reading Taiping Zoo & Night Safari, Perak – One Of the Best Zoos In Malaysia

School Holiday Fun @ Sunway Lagoon’s Wildlife Adventure

Back when I was a kid, school holidays = I get to mess around the house or go on a trip with the fam. Hooray! Now that I’m a working adult, school holidays = less traffic on the roads in the morning. So Hooray to that too! For those with kids, even better news: Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia’s premiere theme park, is having an exciting and … Continue reading School Holiday Fun @ Sunway Lagoon’s Wildlife Adventure

Rizal Monument and Manila Ocean Park, Philippines

Hi and welcome to my Manila travel series! So we’ve explored the gardens and the museums around Rizal Park: what next? Well, there is the Rizal Monument – a memorial dedicated to Jose Rizal, one of the country’s most well-known nationalists who paved the way for Philippine independence with his writings. The memorial stands about 100m from the actual execution site of this Filipino national … Continue reading Rizal Monument and Manila Ocean Park, Philippines

Poison & Venom Exhibition @ The National Museum

I was bored over the weekend, so I thought of dropping by KL to explore Muzium Negara (the National Museum). Unlike the US or the UK, Malaysian museums aren’t big on interactivity – the exhibits are static and haven’t changed in years. I can see how people see them as dull, drab places compared to glitzy, air-conditioned shopping malls. Still, it’s an interesting place to … Continue reading Poison & Venom Exhibition @ The National Museum

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

To start off the day, here’s a fluffy fat cat. 🙂 His name is Apu Jukkai. Look at that majestic white beard and white socks awww. So here we are again in San Francisco! I was glad that we got to visit and take a complete picture of the Golden Gate Bridge the day before, because on our second day, most of the structure disappeared … Continue reading California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco