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Yangon Circular Railway – A Great Way to Experience Local Life

Taking the Yangon Circular train is not only a means of transportation but also an experience in itself. The easiest place to start your journey is from Yangon Central Railway Station. The reason being that most tourists start here and thus the people working there have enough experience engaging with tourists to be able to … Continue reading Yangon Circular Railway – A Great Way to Experience Local Life

Tasik Biru, Kangkar Pulai – Johor’s Hidden Beautiful Blue Lake

Tasik Biru is located in a construction/quarry area near Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest. In order to find it, you have to use the satellite view option on Google Maps. But even with that, we still got lost. Google Maps brought us to the entrance of the site. However, when we reached, there was a warning … Continue reading Tasik Biru, Kangkar Pulai – Johor’s Hidden Beautiful Blue Lake

Is KFC Malaysia’s Zinger Waffle Burger really worth your calories?

KFC Malaysia While in Johor, I’ve passed by this advertisement numerous times and have always wanted to buy it but the timings were just not right. Finally, while we were in Capital City (because we had nothing much to do lol), we decided that trying it had been long overdue.  What attracted us to this … Continue reading Is KFC Malaysia’s Zinger Waffle Burger really worth your calories?

Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket

Soi Dog Foundation is a shelter that houses both cats and dogs. It’s mission is to improve the welfare of stray dogs in Thailand by addressing the problem of over-population. The foundation is also working in several countries to end the inhumane and barbaric dog meat trade in Asia. Road traffic accidents, poisonings, serious wounds … Continue reading Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket

Warakuya Japanese Restaurant: Delicious sashimi in Johor Bahru

Located just 5 mins across the Singapore-Malaysia border lies this hidden gem. On a typical weekday, there would be a queue outside this restaurant. While you wait, you can get yourself a free drink outside, a massage in a massage chair or just browsing through their menu deciding on what you want to order later. … Continue reading Warakuya Japanese Restaurant: Delicious sashimi in Johor Bahru

Top 10 things to do in Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru

Image Credit: paradigmmall Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru, the largest regional mall in Johor Bahru, has been open for almost a year now and it has never stopped providing avenues for entertainment. It is located at the heart of the Skudai district just about 15.5km from woodlands checkpoint. There are over 500 outlets in the mall … Continue reading Top 10 things to do in Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru

Sri Subramaniar Temple and the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur

Walking towards  Sri Subramaniar Temple, we were greeted by the impressive statue of  Lord Murugan.   As we got closer, we realized how big the statue really is. Lord Murugan is the God of war and a popular Hindu deity among Tamil Hindus  predominantly in areas with Tamil influences such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia and southern … Continue reading Sri Subramaniar Temple and the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur

Hokkaido-ya @ Vivocity

Hokkaido-ya is managed and owned by  Japanese restaurant chain, Sushi Tei. The restaurant serves Hokkaido-inspired dishes mainly in three categories : donmono, noodles and salad.  What makes this restaurant unique is the use of a kiosk to order and pay for food. While this method is not something new, it is not yet common in … Continue reading Hokkaido-ya @ Vivocity

Tuesday pasar malam at Taman Pelangi Johor

Only on Tuesdays, get your fix of shopping at a pop up local market in Johor Bahru. The words ‘pasar malam’ which literally means night market, sells an array of things such as vegetables, fruits, meat, snacks, street food, mobile accessories, household related products and clothes. Fresh vegetables. Yummy pastries, cakes and bread. Fresh seafood; … Continue reading Tuesday pasar malam at Taman Pelangi Johor

Mawmuek Cafe @ Khao yai

Mawmuek Cat Cafe is situated in a Tuscan themed village in Khao Yai. The village is a picturesque shopping district that is filled with restaurants, cafes, souvenirs and many opportunities to take beautiful pictures. However, the highlight of this place is definitely this cat cafe that sits quietly in the village.  The Cafe is divided … Continue reading Mawmuek Cafe @ Khao yai

Conquer Khao Chong Krajok monkey temple with 396 steps in Prachuap Kiri Khan

This temple sits quietly on top of a steep hill in Prachuap Kiri Khan. If you’re looking for an “off the beaten path” experience, this place is for you!  Looking up the steps can be quite daunting especially when you’re only at the beginning.  If you notice, the locals who frequent the temple brought sticks … Continue reading Conquer Khao Chong Krajok monkey temple with 396 steps in Prachuap Kiri Khan

Fine dining Bangkok restaurant “Insects in the Backyard” takes eating insects to a whole new level!

As the world’s population grows and food resources decrease, the need to make food production more efficient and the reduction of food waste has never been more evident. A solution to this? Insects! However, many of us would cringe at the thought of putting an insect into our mouths. Well, I guess it is for … Continue reading Fine dining Bangkok restaurant “Insects in the Backyard” takes eating insects to a whole new level!